When I was a kid in the 80's would say 10, 16, and .410 were about equally common, and not really scarce.....though all 3 are far more rare to see used today. Probably see more 10's then 16's anymore, but we are on major waterway for goose/duck.Oh yes. Certainly.
Ten was a lot more common in the 19th century than it is now... But 8? Never too common, unless I'm mistaken. In much of the world, the "16 to a pound = 1-oz. x 16=1 lb." or 16 gauge was once much more common, while I think it was always a niche in the USA... Here tens and twelves ruled the roost until the 20th century, when it went to all 12 all the time... Followed by the 20, albeit distantly.
I remember when I was little, a cousin had a 10 guage bolt action clip fed......looked like a freaking anti aircraft gun
Don't think recall ever seeing a 8 locally or in use, though see them at high end gun auctions occasionally.