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Guns for females

Postby Cstaff37 » Sat May 03, 2014 11:42 pm

So last duck season my fiancé started hunting with me and loved it. She is 5'2" and weighs about 100lbs and is shooting a Rem. 870 youth 20 ga. With a thick recoil pad. For ducks she is shooting kent fast steel 3in number 4. Without the recoil pad the gun beats her up and she can only shoot about 20 times before she starts flinching or hesitating. The recoil pad works but makes the LOP a little bit too long. I'm looking at getting her a auto loader and was looking at a youth model 11-87. My question is with switching to the auto loader how much if any felt recoil will be lost? I know Remington has the supercell recoil pad and I have ordered one for her current gun but don't know yet if we will still have the same LOP issue. Any advice or experience would be helpfully.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby wigeonator887 » Sat May 03, 2014 11:45 pm

I notice a lot of difference in felt recoil when shooting an auto loading .20 ga. They seem like they don't kick nearly as much.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Sun May 04, 2014 12:27 am

Weatherby sa-08 youth model. My 9yr old shoots this gun and it's been flawless the last 2 years. It came in black synthetic and you can also get adult stocks for them. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. New it was less than $500 with tax. She will love it compared to a youth 870. I'd bought the youth 870 for my daughter to use but once I shot it I wouldn't let her. With duck loads it kicked more than 3" duck loads in my SBEII. I was shocked at how much recoil it had. I traded it off as soon as I got a chance

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Re: Guns for females

Postby KRB » Sun May 04, 2014 5:20 am

Got my wife a Beretta 391 urika 2 in 20ga she loves it and recoil would be much less than an 870. Can still be found online or used.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby Bug Doc » Sun May 04, 2014 6:15 am

My nephew shot a youth 1187 for the first couple of years growing up. He loved it. Pretty much any good gas-operated autoloader will tame felt recoil a significant amount. Youth model 1187's, Beretta 391, and the aforementioned Weatherby SA08 are all good choices.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby mudpack » Sun May 04, 2014 7:11 am

The combination of gas autoloader AND a new-technology recoil pad (like a Limbsaver or X-coil....no experience with the SuperCell, but I've heard good things about it) will make a huge diffeence.
You need to cut the stock down to fit her, no getting around it. She will thank you. It's not like she's going to outgrow it, yaknow. :lol3:
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Re: Guns for females

Postby Seaark18 » Sun May 04, 2014 7:21 am

I bought my wife a 20ga Rem 11-87 and put a SuperCell pad on it. The gun shoots incredibly soft. I have her using 3" Kent #3's and she's never complained a bit.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby Cstaff37 » Sun May 04, 2014 11:02 am

Thank you for all the help. I'm going to get her out and have her shoulder a few guns and let her pick what fits her the best.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sun May 04, 2014 5:56 pm

My wife won a Tristar 20 ga. autoloader last night at our DU banquet. It's a gas gun
Has anyone shot one, and what's the report on those?
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Re: Guns for females

Postby mudpack » Sun May 04, 2014 8:23 pm

A friend at church took his wife to a DU banquet last month, she won a Tristar. Come to think of it, it is a 12 ga. so I guess this post is pretty irrelevant...... :oops:
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Re: Guns for females

Postby Tgunz64 » Mon May 05, 2014 12:04 pm

I own an M2 in a 20ga and that hardly has any recoil. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the other guns mentioned. Depending on how much you want to spend I'd also look at the sx3. Just get what fits her the best.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby Oldman1949 » Mon May 05, 2014 1:11 pm

What ever you get for your fiancé take her and the gun to a smith that knows how to fit a gun to a female . A slight adjustment
to the pitch and toe of the stock will make more difference in felt recoil that you can believe .
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Re: Guns for females

Postby duckdozer » Mon May 05, 2014 5:08 pm

Look at the mossberg sa-20, I bought it for my wife and I end up shooting it at everything during early season. Virtually no kick and comes in a youth stock with a 26" barrel.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby cyclonefan » Mon May 12, 2014 4:38 am

You should also check out the Benelli Montefeltro, I just got my wife one and it fits her great. She is about the same size as your wife and she also went from an 870 youth to the semi-auto and loves it. Recoil was never an issue but she did say the benelli was less noticeable.
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Re: Guns for females

Postby BT Justice » Mon May 12, 2014 5:38 am

My wife's about the same size and the story is similar, I wanted her to get the Mossberg 500 Super Bantam and she wound up with a BPS Micro, the gun's LOP is still to long for her , it's rough on her with heavy loads with out the pad. The salesman and I both tried to tell her the BPS was not right for her but she bought it with her money.
Try the Mossberg out for your fiancee it may fit very well, has an adjustable LOP and is reasonably priced
As a side note the wife claimed an old Baker SxS from my gun safe, it fits her well and works for most shooting except duck hunting......This can happen to you.. :lol3:
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Re: Guns for females

Postby ibedamn » Tue May 13, 2014 9:39 am

Never owned one but CZ has an gas auto adjustable stock in 12ga and coming this year they'll have it in a 20, so I'm told. LOP from 12 to 14. That would be nice especially if you ever change girlfriends.

http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-712-als-12 ... 12-14-lop/
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Re: Guns for females

Postby TJP » Tue May 13, 2014 9:51 am

ibedamn wrote: That would be nice especially if you ever change girlfriends.

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Re: Guns for females

Postby Cstaff37 » Tue May 13, 2014 1:29 pm

Haha never changing. I got a ring on her finger we are in it for the long haul lol. We ended up going with a 11-87 compact synthetic and works great. Thank you for all the help
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