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Question for you youngsters...

Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:31 am

My son is 11 and is very eager to get into duck huntin'. Problem is, he only weighs bout 75lbs. Was wondering if you young fellers could recommend a good gun that won't knock him outta the boat. :) PM me or post here. Thanks.

Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:35 am

I'm not a youngster anymore but at that age I was hunting with a youth model browning bps pump 20ga. I killed a many of ducks and rabbits with that gun. My lil sis killed her first hog with it a few years ago.

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:06 pm

:dito:

Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:52 pm

i started out with an youth model 870 express and i was seven

Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:15 pm

no no,
get him a 20 ga 1100, its a very soft shooting gun and swings you wont be disappointed.

Eric

Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:21 pm

hillman raider wrote:no no,
get him a 20 ga 1100, its a very soft shooting gun and swings you wont be disappointed.

Eric


I'll Concur, the 20 ga 1100 is a suitible gun for a youngin'. I would recommend a 20 ga whther you go pump or semi. The nice thinkg about the 870 is, there are som many after-market parts available that your little one can practically grow up with the gun, and not outgrow it too quickly.
I suppose the same could be said for the 1100.

Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:03 pm

a remi. youth model 870 express mag 20ga. i've had mine for about 5yrs or since i was 11 and its still my best gun. doesnt kick hard, light and easy to manuever, :thumbsup:

Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:03 pm

When I was that young I hunted with a Mossberg 20ga youth model.

Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:09 pm

Wow, thanks for all the good feedback. You got me goin in the right direction..... now for shoppin'. :)

Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:13 pm

enjoy the shopopin! Is this gonna be for a christmas gift (like something you will suuprise him with?) if not take him with, his fit now may help to determing what gun you should get...set him up for success with whatever smokepole you two choose. If you want to keep it a suuprise, do a gift card (home-made if you wish, then you can go anywhere).

Once again, best of luck!

Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:42 pm

any 20 ga. automatic, they feel like a pellet gun.

Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:25 pm

supaquack wrote:youth model browning bps pump 20ga.


:dito: :dito: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It was a great gun for me!

Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:49 pm

I started useing a 12g at the age of 10 but i was probaly 100lbs you should get him a .410 i started out with a boltaction .410

Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:22 pm

the semi auto's reduce the kick up to 40%
get him a 20 ga 1100, its a very soft shooting gun and swings you wont be disappointed.


my dad started me out with a that same gun but by the time I got my lisence I was big enough for a 12 gauge
now I shoot an 11-87

Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:01 am

Get him a rossie they are a break action and you can change the barrel from 20 GA to .22 in less then two min. Also not to expensive and you can always get him a recoil pad.

Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:57 pm

duckhunter2222 wrote:I started useing a 12g at the age of 10 but i was probaly 100lbs you should get him a .410 i started out with a boltaction .410

+1 I would also go with the .410 :thumbsup:

Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:02 pm

Charles daily 20 gauge the dont kick at all

Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:15 am

Maybe that 20 ga doesn't kick, but we have a 20 ga and just with light pheasant load it kicks hard enough my 13 year-old bro won't use it. He still likes the .410 :thumbsup:

1+ 870

Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:54 pm

I would recomend the 20 g 870 Rem. My sister only weighs about 60lbs and she handles it well and hits skeet well with it. :thumbsup:

Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:02 pm

have u ever shot a charles daily 20 gauge?

Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:32 am

Or, he could take a 28 ga ????

Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:51 pm

Well when I was that age a 20 gauge 870 was a little long for me, but I always shot a Ithaca XL900, it had no recoil, easy to handle, and perfect length.

Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:36 pm

I started out with a Ithaca .410 side by side and then moved up to an 870 Express 20 guage

Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:42 am

I used an 11-87 remi, 20 gaug, youth barrel, automatic. great gun, very little kick. :smile:

Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:59 am

My daughter started at 10yrs old and she was about 70lbs. First year was a rem 1100LT 20ga youth short that we borrowed. This was the really light one they made a long time ago.
Couldn't find one that was that light in the used markets, but while we were at the gun dealer, she wanted to try the Franchi 20ga semi. Man was this thing light! (3.2lbs)
She could swing it with ease and the new ones reduce the recoil using benelli recoil technology.
So there was my issue, my daughter wanted to hunt, I couldn't find a gun that she could easily shoot and swing till the $800 Franchi, and I was 30 before I got my first new gun...
Of course - I bought it. She will have it her entire life and now she isn't worried about recoil and she can swing the gun up for ducks, skeet and upland birds. She loves it and is becoming a great shot with it.
my 2cents.
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