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Old 11-22-2020, 02:44 PM
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Default Sporting clay gun, 20g for my 14 year old

I want to spend no more than $600...and would like brand new if possible.

I was thinking Remington 1100 20g but Remington looks to be just about gone since July...and the 1100s are selling for crazy money.

thoughts? Suggestions?
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cz makes decent gun for the money in over / under. If first shotgun might consider semi-auto. Less kick, you can move up to 12 gauge, and less money (Beretta A300).
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I bought a Tri-Star Viper several years ago before a trip out west. I didn't want to have to carry my Beretta o/u on the long walk days. I can tell you it has not given me a bit of trouble. I eats all my reloads as well as "high brass" factory loads. I have probably only put 2000 or so rounds thru it so not a stress test by any means. My son shoots it a lot also, mainly clay games. It has been a good gun, for the money the fit, finish and wood is all very good for the price.

Hope you are doing well out there, my wife is still wearing the conch bracelet daily. Working out great.

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Not sure if he'd like it or not, I started mine with a Franchi 20ga auto, with a limb saver pad installed, he's done very well with it, you can pick one up used, the model we have is a hand me down from Grandpa and an old recoil operated gun, like the old winchesters where the barrel actual recoils

He's gotten a TriStar 12 gauge now, he worked and saved for, it's a very comfortable gun to shoot and probably no more recoil than the 20, so far I'm very impressed with the TriStar
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Get a 12 gauge instead. You can use light loads until he is older.
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
Get a 12 gauge instead. You can use light loads until he is older.
Beat me to it.
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My dad bought me a Benelli Monefeltro 20 gauge when I was younger so I could have a low recoil gun. He enjoyed if for years after he “gave” it to me as I was still “growing into it.”

I just picked up a Benelli M2 20 for my 2 year old’s birthday. Looking forward to taking it to Missouri in a few weeks....... The things we do for our kids.

I would steer clear of the newer Remington guns. They aren’t what they used to be. I have a safe full of 1100s though and they were great guns for sure.
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
Get a 12 gauge instead. You can use light loads until he is older.
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Beat me to it.
hes a thick, strong kid but hes short with short body features...Id be afraid a 12 is too much gun.

I let him shoot my A5 this weekend and he chose to put it down and go back to our friends 20g
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A 12ga remington 1100 doesnt kick much more than the 20ga 1100. The 12ga 1100 i have has no pad on it whatsoever, and kicks a lot less tjan the 20ga montefeltro i have. Gas guns are that way. Now my .410 1100, thats a sweet piece and my favorite.
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I’m partial to pump guns for youth. A 20 ga browning bps or a 870 wing master would be a great starter gun for 300-500.
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A pump 20 would be a great gun.
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Originally Posted by freedbaby View Post
hes a thick, strong kid but hes short with short body features...Id be afraid a 12 is too much gun.

I let him shoot my A5 this weekend and he chose to put it down and go back to our friends 20g
Specifically because if this, go with something common, and put a fitted stick on it. Common = easily availability for cheap stocks.

an 870 wing master would be high on my list. Bps as well. Think they have discontinued it, but the micro Midas guns are super nice and can restocked later as he grows.
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My son shoots the compact 11-87 20 ga. Nice gun, low recoil, got it cheap from Dick’s. Couldn’t find another one for when my nephew needed a gun. Got him the Tristar viper. They both work well. They've both shot a bunch of ducks. I don’t think a gas operated 12, properly fitted is a bad thing either.
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I have a 1100 youth model for my wife. Just gotta oil the crap of them they’re not called Jammingtons for nothing
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I bought my son a Weatherby SA-08 Which comes in a youth model. Sweet shooting gun but Im finding it a bit picky about what ammo it likes. Its strange in that it shoots some 3/4 oz loads with no problem but struggles with some 7/8 loads.
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Originally Posted by captbone View Post
Get a 12 gauge instead. You can use light loads until he is older.
This. Or you will be buying another gun in a year or two. 12 year old should have no issues with a 12 gauge.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I have a 1100 youth model for my wife. Just gotta oil the crap of them theyre not called Jammingtons for nothing
I have the same gun, an absolutely awesome gun but it just sits now. I didnt think they made them anymore but not sure

I would agree with the others , my immediate thought was for sure a 12 gauge at 14. The recoil difference between a 20 and 12 guns being equal isnt that much with skeet loads.

I would buy more on gun fit then recoil at that age, a youth model may fit better or it may not

They are a good bit pricier but you can also buy very light 12 gauge loads that have very little recoil if hes recoil sensitive. Id also check his mount and cheek, etc. or get him a lesson.

My second thought is thats a tight budget for an automatic and really tight for an over under sporting clays type gun but some have recommended some brands in that price range so idk maybe.





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Mossberg SA 20, semi auto 20 gauge, I hear they are up to $600 now, IF you could find one to buy.
It's available in a youth size, with spacers to increase LOP as he grows.
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https://www.savagearms.com/content?p=firearms&a=Stevens

https://www.savagearms.com/content?p...ummary&s=22165

just $79 over your budget (covid pricing)



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Great timing as always on THT. Not looking at a youth gun but a trap gun. Years ago I sold my krieghoff combo with 34 unsingle and 32 in o/u bought a perazi. A few years ago I bought my old krieghoff back minus the barrels I was looking for a 34 unsingle when I came across the tri star tt-15 trap combo. This is a inexpensive gun made in turkey I read many reviews and was surprised with how well this gun is holding up.
Being as I shoot release triggers I wanted more information about the gun so I called the importer directly the service I received is above what I could have expected for a lower dollar
l gun they have my business I will be placing my order in the next week or two seems like a great company.

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