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Old 06-11-2014, 03:24 AM   #21
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It really depends on how much life experience the OP has. At 12 I was galloping horses off track and I owned a gun. But I was raised in the woods and on a farm. We already had a couple years experience with pellet rifles.

My grandfather was hard case. He only spoke once, after he spoke he cut a switch. If we handled the dogs poorly or showed poor gun manners we got the switch. We learned a lot quickly, but left a big gap in my communication skills. I was in my 20's before I knew how to handle problems without punching someone.

In the end it is up to the OP's parents to buy a gun. I hope the OP will work with his parents.

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John_Deere, I agree. I'm pretty sure I was born with a rifle in my hand and certainly knew the rules and repercussions for disobedience. My father had a thick, hardcover book on child psychology. It had chapters on grounding, quality time, time out, tough love, etc, etc, etc, He used to beat the heck out of me with that book.

Perhaps an owl decoy would dissuade the pests?



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I know. My dad is willing to get me a shotgun but hasn't used one for probably around 10-15 years.
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Mossberg makes a nice youth 20 gauge pump with stock spacers so the gun grows with you. The link is to the factory page and the prices are msrp. You will find better prices by shopping.
http://www.mossberg.com/product/shotguns-pump-action-mossberg-510-mini-510-mini-all-purpose/50490
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John_Deere, I agree. I'm pretty sure I was born with a rifle in my hand and certainly knew the rules and repercussions for disobedience. My father had a thick, hardcover book on child psychology. It had chapters on grounding, quality time, time out, tough love, etc, etc, etc, He used to beat the heck out of me with that book.

Perhaps an owl decoy would dissuade the pests?



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Owl decoys have been tried. Didn't work.
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Tommy. 12 is a good age to get started with a shotgun, under parental supervision. My Dad and Uncle taught me with 2-Remington 870's,..first the 20Ga., then the 12...

We will talk about this tomorrow on the "podcast" if we don't confirm a guest. One of the Other Hosts, Vikingdad, has 2 sons he taught to shoot, and is a farmer. I'm only interested in 410 now because I wanted a Taurus Judge, and got one about 2 months ago. Lever action 410's are around, as are Pumps. The Mossberg 500 .410 has the same adjustable stock shims as the 20Ga. Youth/Bantam. 410 is Much more expensive then 20Ga. or 12 Ga. You can also msg. BOBSKI, as he is our site's "shotgun" expert, and runs Matches at his club. the 20Ga. can also be used for HD/SD, although I hope(we Hope) you never have to. I don't like 22LR birdshot either, but my County ordinances say Thats all I'm allowed to use on Pests in an area around other residences. We have a few because our community is expanding(new homes going up in our development) and we are next to a vineyard to the north, near a river, and a large ranch with 30+ head to the East, and Mtns. to the West, N.West, and South. The Manager & workers of the Vineyards here use 22Mag. and 20Ga. for Pests & small Predators.


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My dad was big and mean, and also a gun dealer.
By age 12 I had been shooting for a few yrs, owned two .22 rf rifles, a .222 and two handguns (.22 mag and .357).

But I wasn't like other kids, was very logical, responsible and also had a dad that would beat me into a coma if I ever screwed up on gun safety (never did).

BTW, snagged a pretty clean 20 gauge Remington Sportsman 58, 26" with Imp cyl vent rib. Cheap, test fired today and said "sold!"
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after shooting my new Rock Island M5 a bunch . Id say cant go wrong for 200 . and its better built than the maverick 88 but its not a lego gun where you can add a bunch of stuff but for 200 itll do what you need it to .
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How much spread will birdshot have at ten yards from a 20 gauge with a 26" barrel?
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That would depend on the choke of the barrel, not the length.
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