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Old 12-31-2011, 07:07 PM   #31
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.410 were out of the equation in the 4th reply of this thread.

Besides saiga's hit to hard, have small barrels, the wrong sights and are NOT made for skeet and trap. I have a 7.62 saiga..

Thanks for the input but please read what I'm lookin for before throwing in you info.

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As a shooter with many years experience I would never start anyone with a .410. It is thought of as a kid's gun because of the low recoil but I have known many young men and women who gave up hunting or shooting because of the little .410. The reason? They could never hit a dang thing with it. It is an expert's gun. Think about it. You are expecting someone with no experience to track and follow through a live or clay bird and then touch of a shot of 7/8oz of payload and hope they hit whatever they were shooting at. In my opinion you would be better off with a double barrel 20ga that fits the shooter or if you can afford one, a 20ga semi-automatic. How the gun comes up on the cheek is more critical when dealing with recoil. If the gun recoils against the cheekbone it will hurt like the dickens and any more shooting after that is not pleasant for anyone. Another alternative if the gun fits but the person still complains about the "kick" is get a good recoil pad like the LimbSaver or Hi-Viz's X-Coil installed. They do make a difference in "felt recoil". Good luck and I hope your friend keeps shooting. We need all the shooters we can get. It's a dying breed.

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The 11-87 is a fine little shoptgun. so are the Beretta and Benelli

But whatever you do, don't let any of the clerks talk you into a pump action for a small person. The recoil is brutal.

If all you can find is a long barrel, a gunsmith can legally cut it to 18 inches, or you can usually fins a factory 18 inch barrelc and swap it out easily, makng a fine home defense weapon.

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Old 01-02-2012, 03:50 AM   #34
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Yeah the clerks actually talked me out of the pump model. And I was probably gunna get the sportsman model which comes with the 26" barrel. The compact 21" model seams to small for skeet and trap. Hope I can sell my 2 guns soon so I can order this in.

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Youth 870 in 20ga...
Proper stance is everything in small framed shotgun shooters. I've shot competition shotgun since I was 12, (12ga pump), full grown I am 5'8" 160 soaking wet...stance is the key, stock placement means the world....870 youth, if she can't take that, don't even bother she's just not cut out for that discipline...
Papa, shooting a pump action in a heavy trap/skeet gun, with ultra-light trap loads is one thing.l

Shooting a featherlight 18 inch 870 with magnum buckshot loads or slugs is quite different. And BRUTAL

A home defense shotgun should have 18 inches of barrel, and be aas light and handy as possible, while still being esasy for a small woman to shoot.

That means a gas operated semi-auto, preferably in 20 ga.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #36
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Ok so another tip to a few more gun stores today got me thinking.. One store had a brand new franchi AL 48 20ga... This thing is super light but what I'm scared of is the barrel moves back and forces the bolt to move.. Along with the lighter weight I'm not sure the recoil will be very soft.

Another one I was looking at was a s&w 20 ga semi auto gas operated. But I'm trying to find info out online and can't find anything on shotguns made by s&w..

Has anyone used any of these guns? This is getting to be a really hard decision..

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Ok just found out about cz 720 youth which is gas operated 24"barrel semi at 6.3lbs and the weatherby SA-08 , this one is only 5.5lbs

Both are light, gas operated and cheap... Right up my alley!!!
720 is around 500 bucks
SA 08 is around 600 bucks

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I'm going with the weatherby SA-08.. Only 500 bucks at a shot near my house..

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I recommend you look at 12ga. Considering it will be a slightly heavier gun and you can get some fairly low power ammo, the recoil can be less than the 20. And get a whole lot more flexibility.

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You better go ahead and buy the 1 you want cause you will get more use out it than she will lol

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