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Old 08-03-2012, 3:49 AM
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Default Youth 20 gauge Shotgun

I'm asking for some recommendations from the users of this forum. Looking for a youth shotgun in 20 gauge where the manufacture readily provides the parts need to convert the gun to an adult model with little expense. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-03-2012, 8:21 AM
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Take a look at the Remington 870 youth model .Replacement stocks and barrels are easy to find.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:24 AM
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i agree with say12 with the 870, but dont get the youth model. get a express magnum the kid will do fine. i got a 20 gauge 870 when i was 10 and shot it with no problem i moved to full sized 12 gauges before 13. im not a big guy im 20 now 6' tall 160 lbs so im positive full size will be ok

ps... get a pump it teaches them to have to pay attention to the gun while they shoot intead of just keep pulling the trigger
"Let your gun, therefore, be the constant companion to your walks."

-- Thomas Jefferson
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Old 09-04-2012, 9:35 PM
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i have a 870 20 ga youth. one day my 4 year old boy or 2 year old daughter will use it i spose. right now i like the short barrel and short stock for hunting. it swings so fast. im 6-1 250, the short stock doesnt bother me.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:39 AM
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I'd say to start off with a Rossi single shot or something like that. Love the 870 but my preferences tend towards single shots for teaching kids. All depends on the age though. How young?

Originally Posted by starsnuffer
It's an HK, I could lube it with sand and superglue and it'd work just fine.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:47 AM
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A 20ga pump kicks about the same as a 12 ga semi. I would recommend a 20ga semi or a 12ga semi if you can't find the 20. I grew up on a 12ga browning b2000. No issues with the recoil. It had a short barrel for 2.75 and a longer 3" barrel. The short barrel was perfect. That being said, in a couple year I will get my daughter a little 20 ga semi. The resale on kids guns are awesome.
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Old 09-16-2012, 8:44 PM
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I like the 20ga semi auto's for young shooters. A buddy of mine who is older and has a smaller frame has an Escort youth model that shoots really nice. Not very expensive, I think he paid around $350 new in synthetic stock.
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