Youth shotgun advice needed
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Youth shotgun advice needed
Posted by LongDuckDong on 7/21 at 1:59 pm
Looking to get a youth shotgun for 9 year old Dong. He has experience shooting .22 as well as 20 gauge single shot, which kicks like a mule and he loves it. Leaning towards the 870 Express due to durability and it's what i grew up with. However, I am hesitant to purchase anything from Remington and I'm open to suggestions.

TIA



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Posted by jimbeam on 7/21 at 2:00 pm to LongDuckDong
my little cousin got one. good gun


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Posted by DownshiftAndFloorIt on 7/21 at 2:00 pm to LongDuckDong
Remington youth 870 20ga

There is no other answer.



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Posted by wickowick on 7/21 at 2:02 pm to LongDuckDong
Proper shotgun shells can go a long way in reducing recoil. They probably will not cycle in an auto, but RST Shotgun shells are mail order and great...


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Posted by Choirboy on 7/21 at 2:08 pm to LongDuckDong
A little more $ but its a lifetime gun that weights 5lbs with an overall length of 42" on the youth model.


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Posted by wickowick on 7/21 at 2:16 pm to Choirboy
I bought my son a reduced length o/u, 20 gauge from CZ. 24" barrels and 13" lop. I do a lot of bird hunting, when he is big enough to carry it, he will carry it open so I know it is unloaded and safe...




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Posted by MrCoachKlein on 7/21 at 2:16 pm to LongDuckDong
The goat, A5 Light Twelve


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Posted by MSWebfoot on 7/21 at 2:21 pm to LongDuckDong
My wife had a Franchi 620. It was a sweet shotgun. She insisted on me selling it before we had kids. Really wish I had it back. If I remember correctly it was around $600 new.


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Posted by Yewkindewit on 7/21 at 2:23 pm to LongDuckDong
We have a Mossberg .410 and a also the .20 gauge. My last two trailers used the .20 gauge at 9. They shot clays with it as well. Find a friend with one and let him try it. Great little shotgun.


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Posted by 4X4DEMON on 7/21 at 2:30 pm to LongDuckDong
I recently bought an H&R pardner youth 20ga. The op system is an 870 clone with synthetic stock, its cheaper also. The action isn't quite as smooth but will loosen up with use.


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Posted by taurusjwf on 7/21 at 2:37 pm to LongDuckDong
I have the 870 youth and 870 youth compact. Both are excellentguns for my 12 and 9 year olds.

Check the compact out. It also has shims to adjust length of pull as they grow.



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Posted by BourgsTheWord on 7/21 at 2:43 pm to DownshiftAndFloorIt
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20ga




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Posted by Nascar Fan on 7/21 at 2:46 pm to LongDuckDong
quote:

Leaning towards the 870 Express due to durability

It is that & a very good choice
quote:

I am hesitant to purchase anything from Remington

I am as well but for the kids i'd do it. I'd even be happier if I could find a used one



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Posted by PvilleP on 7/21 at 3:11 pm to LongDuckDong
Browning BPS Micro w 22" barrel or a Winchester youth model if you can find it.


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Posted by ZacAttack on 7/21 at 3:32 pm to LongDuckDong
Remington 870 youth express. I have one I still use for all my shotgunning needs. Can't beat a 21" barrel for bunnies going 90 mph through the briars or anything that moves fast through the brush. It's also lighter, shorter butt and trigger pull, can use 3" shells when he gets older. The butt can be shimmed but I'm 6'2" and the factory length is just fine for me.


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Posted by SenseiBuddy on 7/21 at 3:57 pm to ZacAttack
My 8 year old will get a youth maverick 88 pump 20g for him to torture. Not very expensive and
He will use it for everything till he is old enough to pick thru all my guns to take what he wants.


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Posted by Polar Pop on 7/21 at 4:07 pm to LongDuckDong
Not sure the status of the company these days, but I have had an Ithaca youth 20 gauge for years. Great gun, light, easy kick, fixed choke.






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Posted by StinkDog12 on 7/21 at 4:23 pm to wickowick
How much that set ya back wick?

My little guy is only 2 yo now. Got him a AR22 back when thing were getting shaky for the AR's. and I'd like to get him a little 20 gauge over under youth model but I don't think I want to drop more than 500 on it.



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Posted by nogoodjr on 7/21 at 4:26 pm to Polar Pop
If your interested in a semi-auto, here's a few good options for entry level 20g.

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Posted by choupiquesushi on 7/21 at 4:29 pm to wickowick
what choirboy and wick say....


but.....with that being said....

every kid is different....

started out little choupique with a 870 youth.. and it kicked way too much.. don't ask how old he was went with a semi auto.. only mistake.. not getting a BETTER semi auto....


I really like the twice barrel for a kid.. though.. but I am a twice barrel fan..... even though the days of my shoulder taking the water fowl pounding with a OU or SxS... are coming to an end.....

Lil Choupique bought a yildiz youth 20 ga as his woodcock knockaround gun.. and he likes it a lot...

I would.. get your KID to shoot some of the different ones and then decide...



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