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Youth Shotgun Questions

Postby rainingmallards » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:40 pm

I have several youth shotgun questions that I would greatly appreciate any and all insight on.

1. What is the correct way to measure both a shotgun on length of pull?

2. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge of Escort Youth SHotguns or a company
that makes a good youth 20 gauge in a synthetic or camo version?

thanks so much
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Re: Youth Shotgun Questions

Postby cootlover » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:31 pm

First off I would Google about l.o.p on a shooting web site for shotguns because your going to get a lot of different answers here . I got my girl a tristar 20 ga viper in youth model seems nice so far .Remington 870 ,browning BPS, Mossberg
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Re: Youth Shotgun Questions

Postby olt d2 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:08 pm

The quick English method is three fingers from tip of nose to tip of stock comb. The old crook of the arm to the trigger method doesn't work please don't use it as a guide. also watch for body position, if a gun stock is to long most youth will lean back. some think its the kid compensating for gun weight but its not . its a stock that to long that forcing them to lean back.
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Re: Youth Shotgun Questions

Postby Darryle » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:18 am

There is more to fit than just LOP.

Pitch, cast, drop, LOP, length of neck, build and a whole host of other things play a part in fit.

There is quite a bit more than just LOP, I highly recommend you buy a copy of "The Stock Fitters Bible", it will teach you how to achieve the perfect fit and assure that your kiddo will enjoy the experience of shooting. There is nothing worse than trying to overcome bad or painful trips to the range.

Look at this post: viewtopic.php?t=17143#

I cannot say enough about Rollin Oswald and how much he and his book has helped me. He goes by "stock fitting" here and Rollin Oswald at Shotgun World.

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Re: Youth Shotgun Questions

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:53 pm

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Re: Youth Shotgun Questions

Postby BT Justice » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:30 am

Personally I think you can read all the books and get all the information you want on how to fit a gun (which is not a bad thing)

However perhaps the best way is to take the kid or any new shooter to a large well stocked gun shop and stay there trying till they find something that fits them and they like.
I did this with my wife, and the gun shop was only more than happy to help, they seem to do that with new shooters.
After about an hour the deal was done, the only mistake I made was being a woman the wife would also gravitate to the most expensive shotgun that fit her.
I kept trying to get her to get the Mossberg 500 youth, but she insisted the Browning BPS Micro fit here better...she won.. :lol3:
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Re: Youth Shotgun Questions

Postby fax6202 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:16 am

My son shoots a Franchi 720 youth semi-auto. Its very light, well built, and limited recoil. Great youth gun
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