Youth 12 ga Semi-Auto Shotgun ?

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Youth 12 ga Semi-Auto Shotgun ?

Postby Brimstone » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:10 pm

My eleven year old son has joined a trap/skeet league or whatever you call it at that age. He needs a new shotgun, but I don't want to break the bank doing it. I am looking for a lower priced semi-auto 12 ga that comes in a youth version. Any suggestions?
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Re: Youth 12 ga Semi-Auto Shotgun ?

Postby Force Fetch » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:57 pm

Glad to see we have a new shooter. Get him a good used 1100 Remington either 2 3/4 or 3". If he needs the stock shortened DO NOT CUT the full size stock, get a youth replacement stock and modify it as needed. He will grow. There are lots of semi's out there but this gun will keep on running as long as he keeps shooting.
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Re: Youth 12 ga Semi-Auto Shotgun ?

Postby BBK » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:14 pm

Best trap/skeet gun there is, 1100!
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Re: Youth 12 ga Semi-Auto Shotgun ?

Postby AR Dave » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:37 am

Got my 1100 at about 12 yrs old - my deer, quail, squirrel, duck, everything gun - 40 yrs later, I've changed to a 3" barrel - absolutely kicking every fancy gun, in the blind's, ass! I've already shot a case of Kent #3, through my new Improved Cylinder, this season.
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Re: Youth 12 ga Semi-Auto Shotgun ?

Postby waterfowlhunter » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:01 am

Most youth models come in a 20ga configuration so you might end up buying a full size gun and having the stock shortened or purchasing a youth stock if available for the gun you decide on. 1100 is ok but if he ever wants to shoot 3" the 1187 is a better option or a browning silver. The browning comes in a shorter Ladies version that makes a great youth gun too. This is the one I plan to get for my Daughter in a couple of years, the new Winchester X2 compact.

http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?family=017C&mid=511146
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Re: Youth 12 ga Semi-Auto Shotgun ?

Postby Tyler Radke » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:50 pm

Its not cheap, but quality never is. Bought my wife the Browning silver micro. She loves it. Super soft shooting and is 3" chamber for duck and geese. You really need to see what points good for him. The couple hundred you may save isn't worth having a gun he can't shoot well.
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Re: Youth 12 ga Semi-Auto Shotgun ?

Postby CurlyChessie » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:03 am

Everyone has already said it, but the 1100 or even an 1187, and even the Beretta 391. Any one of those guns and a proper fit being just as important as the gun!
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