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Old 09-27-2018, 9:05 AM
AKFloyd AKFloyd is offline
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Default Sporting Clays gun recommendations for women?

I’m looking to get into sporting clays as a new hobby, possibly going to competitive shoots in the future once I get better. So a question to women competitive shooters is what shotguns are best for people getting serious about sporting clays? My budget is about $2k, and what gauge is commonly used for competitions? 12GA or 20GA?

I’ve been shooting about 2 years with a semi-auto but my boyfriend wants to buy me a new gun (probably an o/u) to support my new hobby pursuit (better to have a pretty gun than a pretty purse eh?), going to demo a few this weekend but just wanted to hear from the experts.
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Old 09-27-2018, 9:16 AM
unclerandy unclerandy is offline
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My wife shoots the Beretta A400 Xcel Parallel Target Reduced Length with Kick Off. She loves it.
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:44 AM
Speedkills66 Speedkills66 is offline
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My wife decided on a lower budget than yours when she was starting out in case she didn't enjoy the sport like she'd hoped.

Here first O/U was a Mossberg Silver Reserve II, I think she paid about $600.
It's a fine shooting gun, never had a problem of any kind.

She has other much more expensive guns now but still shoots the Mossberg well, and it's always been her favorite since it was her first.

Edit: 12 or 20 gauge can be used. My wife prefers to shoot 12 gauge.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:04 PM
firefly416 firefly416 is online now
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12 G is the way to go. I just bought myself a Browning Citori CXT for $1950
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Old 09-30-2018, 4:41 AM
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Send a PM to Savannah, here on Calguns. She's the best expert I know in shotguns for women. She posts mostly in the Calguns shotgun forum these days.
• Do only safe sex. Never have sex with someone crazier than you are.
• Don't marry or move in together before you're both at least 25.
• Don't have children until you're married five years or at least age 30.
• Put 10% of your salary into savings every month no matter how broke you are.
• Don't ever screw around with the IRS.
• Keep a handgun on your bedside table.
• Don't smart-mouth judges, or cops who stop you on the road.
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Old 10-01-2018, 7:59 AM
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thanks for the advice everyone! After trying out several models I went with the browning Citori 725. Looking forward to starting this new hobby.
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