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Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16617280 11/13/21
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As far as recoil is concerned, agree with a gas autoloader with youth stock.

With my son, it was a 20 ga 1100. When they grow up, just swap to full sized stock.

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Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16620376 11/14/21
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I started my son off with a 20 gauge Remington 870 and light dove loads. For my daughter I bought a Remington 1100 for when she’s old enough to shoot. Supposedly the 1100’s are supposed to be a soft shooting gun even by autoloader standards.

Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16800367 01/04/22
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All my kids first shot gun experience has been with my old 410 single shot. I like starting them with small steps and keeping things simple, enjoyable and safe.
With rifles, all 4 kids started with a red rider BB gun, then my BL 22LR, my oldest 2 are now moving into a 243.

Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16800378 01/04/22
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870 youth model 20 ga is hard to beat.


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Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: Dirtfarmer] #16803133 01/04/22
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Originally Posted by hanco
I bought my boy a 1100 youth 20 gauge, he shot it well at 10, put a recoil pad on it when he got a little bigger for more length. My granddaughter shoots it now. She is 5’2, maybe 110 lbs.

I did the same. 1100 kicks less than single barrel or an 870.

When they grow, put on a longer stock.

We still have that gun. Boy is 42, has his own family. May be getting time to go back with the short stock Generational stuff.

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Me too. Remington 1100 20 ga was also the first shotgun dad got for me back in the late 60's. great gun. put thousands of rounds through it. Shot Dove, quail, pheasant's, chukar, rabbit, lots of clay's. Even killed a couple of deer and a few pigs with it. My kids and nephews shot one. and my grandchildren will be shooting one in a year or two. Reading these post's brings back lots of memories.

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Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16812190 01/07/22
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Rem 1100 special field in a 20 ga is dream come true, 21" bbls, light weight.

Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16847652 01/16/22
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"You can spend more money on a shotgun but you can't get more shotgun for the money if you buy an 870" . I can't remember who said that but it's a quote I've always remembered. Now if I could only remember it when I decide to get another shotgun...

Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16862559 01/20/22
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Stevens 555 Compact Youth, 24” barrel 20 ga.

Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: pete53] #16863778 01/20/22
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Originally Posted by pete53
i started my son with a ported 20 ga. 870 Remington at age 8 then when he turned 13 i got my son a Beretta auto 390 12 ga. if i did it again i would just have got him a 12 gauge auto probably just the 390 Beretta and use 1 oz. loads. my reason is the 12 ga. auto has less recoil with 1 oz. loads than the 20 ga. pump did even with 1 oz. loads.i would have also put a gracoil recoil pad system on this shotgun so i could adjust it for length as he grew.



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Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16869347 13 hours ago
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Originally Posted by kstockfo
Thanks for all the suggestions. Has anybody seen/used a Weatherby SA20? Or a Mossberg SA08?


I bought my son one these in 28 gauge. He still needs another year to grow into it but pretty slick little youth gun.

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Re: shotgun suggestions for kids [Re: kstockfo] #16870376 8 hours ago
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We bought my boy a youth 1100 20 gauge, put a recoil pad on it when he got about 12 for extra length.

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