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Offline shorthair-on-point

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need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:20:59 PM »
My youngest daughter is also my smallest. She is the first one I actually will need to get a youth 20ga for rather than having her start with a 12ga. I don't want a pump or single shot (sorry all you 870 lovers). What are people experiences with any youth semi-autos or over/unders? Thanks

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 02:30:18 PM »
Over/understand are a great safe option.

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 08:19:39 PM »
The Weatherby SA-08 is a great soft shooting semi-auto, you only have to load a single shell until she gets comfortable.  A single trigger O/U is just a two barrel semi-auto. 

I shot an older CD version of the gun and it worked great for me(I shoot youth length stocks)
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 08:46:18 PM »
AWS is correct on handling a semi-auto. Also look at a TriStar Viper Youth or Remington 11-87 Sportsman Youth or a Mossberg International Silver Reserve II Youth Bantam O/U.  :twocents:
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 10:47:17 PM »
I suggest a Remington LT 1100 20 GA.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/687839618

My dad got me one when I was 11 yrs old and 38 yrs later it is still one of my favorite guns.

Note - the link above I'm not sure is really an LT. I believe the receiver should be marked LT but that one isn't. 

This one is for sure an LT: http://www.gunbroker.com/item/689276027
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 11:08:38 PM »
Browning makes the best light weight youth shotguns, hands down. 
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 08:06:10 AM »
My little SKB side by side has started several young ones, durable, simple and safe.  Before Washington went control nuts, it was on loan more than once

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 09:04:53 AM »
I picked up a savage db over and under at Cabelas.   My daughter loves it.   I do too actually. I've been hammering the eurasians with it.

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 09:34:20 AM »
I got a cheap Charles Daley from walmart a few years back thinking my son would outgrow it and it'd just sit in the safe until the next youth came along.  Well a handful of youths have used it and it's worked well for all of them.

my complaint is the recoil is sharp, the gun doesn't weigh much and even with light loads it has a sharp recoil.  I have thought about removing the recoil pad and putting sand in there  :dunno:
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 09:36:24 AM »
This is interesting and mirrors my personal findings.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/gun-nuts/2013/02/youth-pump-gun-recoil
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2017, 09:43:51 AM »
https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_1056/products_id/57212/TriStar+20+Ga+Youth24%22+Barrel+w2%22+ExtensionBlack+Syntheti

My daughter started out with this shotgun, the TriStar semi auto. Both kids have shot trap with it and my daughter killed a few quail and dove with it. Ours will not consistently eject 7/8oz loads, need a 1oz load to get it to eject every time. We shoot a lot of trap, hate to pound the kids with 1oz loads,and they get tired of working the action every time they shoot the 7/8oz, so it stays home when we go to the gun club. Kids are big enough to shoot a youth BT99 now anyway. All in all, TriStar has put together a great kit, comes with a youth and adult stock, barrel extension and a bunch of chokes.
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2017, 03:06:19 AM »
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=217459.0 don't know where your located but this ad is up in Puyallup. Take a look if your near.

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2017, 02:41:20 PM »
My girlfriend shoots a youth model Mossberg SA-20. I believe it is the same gun as the weatherby SA-08 and the tri-star but sold under the mossberg name. It has been a solid little gun. As stated above, it doesn't like to consistently cycle light 7/8 target loads but hunting loads it cycles perfectly.


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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2017, 03:16:12 PM »
A second vote for the Remington 1100 LT 20 ga

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 07:52:57 AM »
I'd always start a kid with a single shot and then progress them to a pump or semiauto

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2017, 07:55:37 AM »
I'd go with a pump or a single shot.  I'd want the child to be very aware of how that second shot gets into the chamber.    A single shot would be the safest as the extra effort of cocking the hammer to shoot would reinforce the safety aspect.

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2017, 04:17:46 PM »
I'd always start a kid with a single shot and then progress them to a pump or semiauto

 :yeah:

I really like being 100% sure that after I hear a bang that everything is nice and safe.  Kids, dogs, me, lots of stuff happens quickly when a flock drops in.

Whatever you do, you should be fine provided you don't buy an 870. :chuckle:

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 08:17:18 AM »
Remington 850 express semi-auto in 20 ga. is a fantastic shotgun. All synthetic stock so it's pretty light, easy to take down, reliable as can be. I have one and have beat on it in every kind of weather and only had it get a little rough cycling once but used a little spray and it was good to go.

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2017, 08:24:40 AM »
My son moved from a .410 single to an 11-87 youth/compact and that thing has been awesome. I like it so much I carry it on occasion for turkey hunting as that thing is deadly on turkeys out to 45yds. Definitely way less recoil than the 20 pumps.

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2017, 08:29:59 AM »
Remington 850 express semi-auto in 20 ga. is a fantastic shotgun. All synthetic stock so it's pretty light, easy to take down, reliable as can be. I have one and have beat on it in every kind of weather and only had it get a little rough cycling once but used a little spray and it was good to go.
I've never heard of an 850. What years did they make that?
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2017, 08:54:23 AM »
Take her to the gun shop and let her see how it feels in her hands and once you pick one have or put a Limb saver recoil pad on it she will thank you and her shooting will be more fun! They are right here in Shelton!

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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2017, 08:55:35 AM »
Remington 850 express semi-auto in 20 ga. is a fantastic shotgun. All synthetic stock so it's pretty light, easy to take down, reliable as can be. I have one and have beat on it in every kind of weather and only had it get a little rough cycling once but used a little spray and it was good to go.
I've never heard of an 850. What years did they make that?

I think they meant the 870 youth express.  great starter gun went thru 2 with boys and now 1 with grandson...
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2017, 09:15:01 AM »
Remington 850 express semi-auto in 20 ga. is a fantastic shotgun. All synthetic stock so it's pretty light, easy to take down, reliable as can be. I have one and have beat on it in every kind of weather and only had it get a little rough cycling once but used a little spray and it was good to go.
I've never heard of an 850. What years did they make that?

I think they meant the 870 youth express.  great starter gun went thru 2 with boys and now 1 with grandson...

But he also said semi-auto.......... :dunno:
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Re: need to get a shotgun for my daughter
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2017, 09:46:01 AM »
I went through this last winter.  All of the youth semi-auto shotguns still had too long of a length of pull.  I was left with the choice to find and try to cut down an old wood stock, or go with a pump that had a fully adjustable stock that would fit all of my kids.  I ended up with the pump and extra recoil.  This is for turkeys.  By the time I feel comfortable letting my kids swing on flying birds, they should fit a youth semi-auto.
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