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Offline D-Rock425

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Youth turkey gun recommendations?
« on: January 24, 2021, 01:21:42 PM »
Thinking about getting my daughters a turkey gun any recommendations. 

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Re: Youth turkey gun recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 01:37:12 PM »
Stevens 301 youth .410 is a great rig. Got one in the safe with the same red dot I have on my turkey gun. Setup for TSS if that's your thing or takes regular .410 turkey loads. Comes with a choke which was difficult to find for .410 when we were looking. Hoping to get my son his first turkey with it once he finishes Hunter ED.
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Re: Youth turkey gun recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 01:42:38 PM »
20ga Tri-star Raptor youth with after market turkey choke, they use beretta/benelli chokes.  It's an auto, which helps a ton with recoil.   

If you were closer I'd show you it let her use it.

My complaint is it's too complicated for a youth and can't bite a thumb pretty easy.  I do all the loading for now. 
I also have some misfeed issues with low brass skeet type loads, which I understand will get better with cleaning and break-in. 


For the $  I couldn't beat it 

I got it to replace a cheap 20ga Charles Daly pump I got from walmart, the recoil was just way too much for a youth. 

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Re: Youth turkey gun recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 02:00:09 PM »
I'm a fan of the Mossberg 500 youth series of guns.  I've used them for all 3 of my boys and with the accu-chokes, you can use it for multiple purposes.  They've killed turkeys, grouse and rabbits with theirs.  Another benefit, at least for me, is its length.  I use one as a grab and go shotgun often because it is so compact.

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Re: Youth turkey gun recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 02:08:08 PM »
How big is your daughter.  We just bought my 13 y.o. Daughter, who is tall for her age, a Stoeger m3020.  It came with a turkey choke and is an inertia auto loader so recoil is manageable.  We patterned it with 2 3/4 inch Remington express XLR #4 and it was patterned awesome.  Nice rig for the money and should last a lifetime.  Patterns 2 3/4 inch chela well to 35 yards which all of are turkeys are shot at half that. 

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Re: Youth turkey gun recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 07:19:34 PM »
My son shot his first turkey with a 20 gauge youth model 870 Express. Worked like a champ.

 


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