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Postby Chessie16 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:25 pm

Go with a 20 gauge 870 youth model. :thumbsup:
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Postby commited » Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:46 pm

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

i was the same age, and shot the same gun....perfect combination, im 15 and shooting a sbe2...still loved that 870 though
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Postby SoMNhunter » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:03 am

when I first started I was 9 and only wieghed like 505 pounds nad shot a soft shooting SKB 20 gauge auto. Sweetest little gun and weighs virtually nothing.
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Postby BamaFowler13 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:37 pm

Mossberg 20 ga. Bantum youth model, go for round $300
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Postby mallardmaniac08 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:47 pm

id go with the 20 ga. remington 1100
i shoot a 12 ga 1100 and doesn't kick at all
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Postby trapper20 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:46 pm

when i was 9 i got a bikal double barrel 20ga $500 had the stock cut off workes fine and i just put the stock back on
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Postby slothman » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:30 pm

That was a few years ago, but I learned with a Remington 1100 and have loved the 1100 ever since. Go for the 20 gauge for a brand new shooter and possibly a 12 gauge with 2 3/4" for a more experienced young shooter.

Just my opinion. Can't go wrong with an old 1100.
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Postby J-Trahan » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:54 pm

Rdneckhnter09 wrote: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:

i second this suggestion not only that they are also a solid gun got andthey can get as wet as posible like it falling out da boat when ur cousin almost flips it when ur only 10 lol fished it out & shot fine for the hunt
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Postby kentfasteel » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:35 pm

id say rem 870 or 1187
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Postby pgquackstacker » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:06 pm

SoMNhunter wrote:when I first started I was 9 and only wieghed like 505 pounds nad shot a soft shooting SKB 20 gauge auto. Sweetest little gun and weighs virtually nothing.

Holy crap you weighed 505 lbs at age 9? :lol: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Postby Turkeypens15 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:40 pm

Dont get a pump. Thats a bad mistake. Its too much movement jackin' back and forth for a youngster. Get an automatic that he feels comfortable with. A 11-87 is a little heavy but if it was my choice i would get him what he is comfortable with.
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Postby snowslayer » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:27 am

Go with a youth 870 20 gauge
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Postby CaliDukks » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:24 pm

My first gun was a 2 3/4" chamber Remington 870 Wingmaster. Light enough for your young one to use and does not kick hard at all. I killed my fair share of Spoonys and Wigeon with it.
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Postby dad's backup » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:51 pm

youth model stoger condor over and under perfect break action two shot gun soft kick too.
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby rhyanca » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:27 pm

No matter what gun you get him, just remember, the heavier the gun, the less the kick. My friend has an 1100 and the thing barely kicks. I am 15 and I shoot a remington spr100 single-shot that kicks like a mule with 3" duck shells(split my finger open on it once). Had to buy a recoil pad for duck shells. It all depends on the weight for kick.

One thing that I have to say, you could always start him with a 12 ga. because it won't be long before he wants more power ith a .410 . 20 ga. are also good guns. Many people I know started with a .410 and they told me that it was discouraging to them when they would think that they were dead on and miss the bird due to the small amount of shot in the .410 shell.

Hope this helps. :smile:
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby Decoy King » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:39 pm

When I was that little I shot a 4-10 and a 20 gauge. They are both really great guns for youngsters.
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby GotCoot » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:57 pm

i would buy him a 20 gauage and it wont kick that much
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby Thatdudewhoduckhunts » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:39 pm

despite what all the others say i started shooting a single shot twenty gauge at age 7 and i was tiny. you want a single shot so the kid will get to be a good shot. i still shoot my single shot lol and i love it im 13 now btw i think that is the best way to go so that he wont miss and miss and miss then when you get him up to a pump or a semi auto 12 he wont sit there and miss miss hit hell hit hit hit thats just my advice do what you feel most comfortable with but most important do what he is most comfortable with

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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby wratliffky » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:16 am

I started with a 410 then a 1100 20 gauge and now im 13 and ive been shooting Mossberg 935 flyway series as long as you can get it on your shoulder rite it wont kick to bad. ive been shootin a 12 gauge since i was 10 but im tall so it might make a difference.
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby Zac Scheglowski » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:43 pm

I started with a youth model 870 express 20ga. I do not recommend a semi-auto because it teaches him to shot more than needed. I shoot best with that lil' gun than anyother shotgun. Woodducks tell thier ducklings scary stories about me and that thing. :hammer:
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby duckman27 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:31 am

I wouldn't really call myself a youngster anymore but i shot a 20 gauge 870 when i was younger
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby duck/goose hunter » Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:36 pm

im not really a youngster i am 16 and when i started at the age of 9 i used a mossberg youth 20 ga and i killed a lot of ducks and a few geese with it
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Postby huntall6 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:16 pm

dad's backup wrote:youth model stoger condor over and under perfect break action two shot gun soft kick too.

good gun. good price. low kick. nuff said. :hammer:
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby caj93 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:34 pm

i agree with the rest of them. my little cousin weighs about 75 pounds and hes shootin a 20 gauge remington 1100
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Re: Question for you youngsters...

Postby ducks~n~bucks » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:11 pm

remi. 870 20 Ga. youth model. I started with one when I was 8 but, I had to make the money to pay for it.
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