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New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:47 pm

My Son just turned 12 and made the honour role again! I have been waiting to get him a new shotgun for quail / Dove season this year.

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Guess you cant beat the 870 for the price and proven design . I am still shooting my old Win 120 (1200) pump.... But I am looking to replace it eventually. I just love the gun , really cant imagine shooting anything else ..
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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:58 pm

Nice! 12 gauge I'm assuming?

I've always wanted the Marine Magnum.

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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:59 pm

Cue the "guns are evil" crowd in: 3...2...1...

But seriously, congrats! I really admire that you and your son have found a hobby that you enjoy doing together. That father/son time is so important.

As far as my shotgun preferences go: I'm not a hunter, so I opted for something a little more practical for fun/home defense. Mossberg 500 Tactical with 4-point collapsible stock.

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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:22 pm



Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 1):
Nice! 12 gauge I'm assuming?

Sorry pic did not post for some reason ....  dopey  Rem model 870 Youth Express

No its the 20 , Will upgrade him @ 15 to the 12 and hand down the 20 to my daughter.

The Marine Mag is sweet , ! For Home defence I have the Ithaca featherlight 37 Riot. Its old and beat to hell but still makes me feel all warm and cozy .. like a cup of coco to a women !  Smile
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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:23 pm

First question is whether you are a traditionalist, and want him to learn to shoot a pump or double-barrel, or let him go the easy way and get him an automatic?

At 12 years old, I'd stick with a 20-gauge if you go for a pump or DB, and 12-gauge for an auto, where the mechanism can take the recoil.

My favorite shotgun to this day is a Beretta B-80 12-gauge that I've been shooting for 26 years now. Gas-operated and kicks even less than any 20-gauge I can remember - you can shoot a whole case of shells and your shoulder won't be sore. And in 26 years, it has never, EVER jammed. Best damned auto ever made. And with the easy kick it would be perfect for your kid, but I think they stopped making it 20 years ago. But worth looking into if you want to shop used!!!

The B-80 is my dove, duck and quail gun. My goose gun is a double-barrel Pride Of Spain 10-gauge with full choke on both barrels, shooting 3 1/2 inch magnums. That will dislocate your shoulder real quick if you don't shoulder it properly  Smile. My buddies hate me for using it because I can knock down a goose at 80-90 yards with that thing, while they can barely shoot half that range with most 12-gauges.

As far as teaching him to shoot, safety training, etc., I would recommend you start him off with a 20-guage double-barrel. The nice thing with a DB is that you can always see if he's carrying a gun safe (broken)
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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:45 pm



Quoting Cfalk (Reply 4):
I would recommend you start him off with a 20-guage double-barrel.

I learned to hunt birds on a Fox .20 side-by-side. Got my limit everyday I used that gun.

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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:48 pm



Quoting Cfalk (Reply 4):
First question is whether you are a traditionalist, and want him to learn to shoot a pump or double-barrel

Yes Sir , its a pump all the way. I agree the Auto is a accident waiting to happen at that age.

He has been hunting and shooting with me for the last couple years. I have taught him all the basics of safety and hunting and the respect required. He also did the Boy Scout rim fire safety course last year.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 4):
Beretta B-80 12-gauge that I've been shooting for 26 years now.

I will check it out , maybe I should go to a auto ... Quail seem to be getting faster these days !
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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:50 pm



Quoting AGM100 (Reply 3):
Sorry pic did not post for some reason .... Rem model 870 Youth Express

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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:06 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 7):
Rem model 870 Youth Express

Thats is Airfoil , thanks.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 5):
learned to hunt birds on a Fox .20 side-by-side.

Not even sure what model my first shotgun was, It was a single shot break over from Kmart. Pretty sure it was a Marlin.

I did not get my limit everyday , in Az the Quail hunting can be difficult. Some days you will never see a bird . Some days your chasing them all over.
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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:49 pm



Quoting AGM100 (Thread starter):
My Son just turned 12 and made the honour role again! I have been waiting to get him a new shotgun for quail / Dove season this year.

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Guess you cant beat the 870 for the price and proven design . I am still shooting my old Win 120 (1200) pump.... But I am looking to replace it eventually. I just love the gun , really cant imagine shooting anything else

I got a 20ga 870 about 8 or 9 years ago now. It's a great shotgun for someone that age. Got quite a few pheasant with it  Smile He'll love it.

I then upgraded to my fathers old but beautiful 12ga 1100 once I convinced him that I wouldn't use my paintball trigger finger with it....

Now tomorrow i'm going goose hunting with a pump Browning 10 ga......whoooo boy  Smile
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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:35 pm

I've just pulled several posts which are off topic - this is not the thread to discuss your views for or against guns or the ownership of guns. If you'd like to do that, by all means, start another topic. Any posts which serve to pull the thread off its intended topic (that being laid out by AGM100 in his opening post as to what type of shotgun to purchase) will be deleted.
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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:18 pm



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As far as my shotgun preferences go: I'm not a hunter, so I opted for something a little more practical for fun/home defense. Mossberg 500 Tactical with 4-point collapsible stock.

I am thinking of getting a Mossberg 500 tactical. Do you have any photos of yours? Thanks.

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RE: New Shotgun For My Son!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:58 pm



Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 9):
I got a 20ga 870 about 8 or 9 years ago now. It's a great shotgun for someone that age. Got quite a few pheasant with it He'll love it.

Good stuff Joness , I believe I am going with the 870 Thanks .

Was curious also about interchanging the barrel lengths and choke. Did you ever re choke yours ?

Good advertisement for the 870

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