I have been on the hunt for a beginner's shot gun for my daughter. She will be 10 early next year and has been looking forward to shooting at the birds that we have been hunting together. She tried my youth model binelli nova which was way to large for her. In my search I have run across what I thought would be a perfect fit, due to her size 510 Mini Bantam (see http://www.mossberg.com/product/shotgun ... pose/50490
I like the shorter barrel (less weight) and the redesigned "growth with me" stock, and the smaller reciever (instead of a 20 ga. on a 12 ga. frame) but I really wish it was a semi-auto, as I with the reduced weight I really want to avoid her getting hammered by the ammo she is shooting.
So anyone know of a mini bantam like gas operated semi auto?