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Old 05-15-2020, 4:10 PM
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Default Grandson turkey hunt

My grandson will be ten this next spring turkey season and since my son in law has no interest in hunting I was thinking it would be a good time to expose him to the sport.
Brings up several questions for me, looking into the future and the fact that we live in CA. Can I purchase a shotgun for him? Can I transfer my shotgun(s) to him when I kick it?
If I do/can get him a shotgun, I'd be looking for a pump, light weight, 20 or 12ga. What would you look at these days?
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Old 05-15-2020, 4:31 PM
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I don't know how big your turkeys get out there, but seeing the ones wandering around PITTSBURGH (4 miles from downtown!), I'd definitely go 12 gauge.

Go with a synthetic stock, if you're worried about weight.
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Old 05-15-2020, 5:03 PM
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Get him in on the youth opener. My grandson took a 28# Tom that was amazing. I'd go with a semi auto to lessen recoil rather than a smaller gauge or lighter load in a pump. 20 ga will do fine, but ammo for 12 ga seems easier to find.
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I guide on the youth hunts for the local NWTF. With the SST in #9 410 is a +45yrd killer so 20 all good with the SST #9 or mix shot HM.
Join the local/national chapter and attend the monthly meetings when we can again.

I like the Benelli, mossberg is second.

https://www.cabelas.com/product/Bene...12&WT.tsrc=AFF

https://www.mossberg.com/product/500...-turkey-54157/
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And for your question about when you kick. Yes you can give him all your non AW reg guns. Grandfather to Grandson is a Ca approved family transfer.
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Old 05-16-2020, 11:53 AM
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And for your question about when you kick. Yes you can give him all your non AW reg guns. Grandfather to Grandson is a Ca approved family transfer.
Wow, some good news.
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I guide on the youth hunts for the local NWTF. With the SST in #9 410 is a +45yrd killer so 20 all good with the SST #9 or mix shot HM.
Join the local/national chapter and attend the monthly meetings when we can again.

I like the Benelli, mossberg is second.

https://www.cabelas.com/product/Bene...12&WT.tsrc=AFF

https://www.mossberg.com/product/500...-turkey-54157/
Oh no way is his first gun nearly $3k.
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https://www.mossberg.com/is-the-20-g...ct-turkey-gun/

20 gauge
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:29 PM
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https://www.mossberg.com/category/se...h-500-505-510/

Youth model in camo. Not sure if you can put a rail up top (think you can). Put on a cheap bushnell $50 red dot sight and find a good choke/ammo combo.
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