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Old 01-17-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default New 20ga for my nephew

Looking for suggestions on a rugged, reliable, long lasting 20ga

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Old 01-17-2014, 08:32 PM   #2
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Remington 1100 - the 1st gun that was all"mine". I got mine (LT-20 straight stock) when I was 11 and all most 20 yrs later still dove hunt with it every year. There is not enough money in the world to buy that gun.

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This is a great thing to do for a nephew. You haven't indicated what action(s) interest you.

Nothing wrong with getting an affordable used one to start him out. If this is his first, a fine over-under from a local gun store or pawn shop would be great.
The next one you give him can be the expensive one!

If he is very young, single shots are a great way to go. Most any shotgun will last years without problems. If you find one that catches your eye, search for "modelnumber PROBLEMS"

I'm sure others will be along to mention favorite model numbers and such.

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To add to my first post lookin for pump action 20ga with 18in barrel were as I need it small enough for him to use in the very near future but still be full sized for when he gets older.

I'm doing the same for my son when he gets old enough but he's only 3 so still have 7 years to go my nephew is 7 so he's getting close to "out growing" the single shot bolt action 22 he has.

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Three sons here, first got a Rem 870, the second a Browning BPS youth and the youngest a Stoeger Condor O/U. All good guns just find what fits best.

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Same as 12 gauge, Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 lead the pack. BPS is an excellent gun, but I don't like the bottom loading through the magazine as opposed to chucking a round in the side port.

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I was looking at this one because it has the adjustable stock but has a 20in barrel think that may be to large for him at this age

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Same as 12 gauge, Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 lead the pack. BPS is an excellent gun, but I don't like the bottom loading through the magazine as opposed to chucking a round in the side port.
He is a southpaw. Youth models were tough enough to find. Lots more options now.
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In that case a BPS definitely has some advantages. A Remington 1100 LT-20 youth gun is also a good choice, all you have to do is get a left handed safety. I have started several youngsters and ladies with my LT20 with a youth stock bolted on. With the 26" Skeet barrel, my gun actually tipped the scales lighter than the black finished youth gun.

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Bought my youngest the Moss 500 youth combo a few years ago, built like a tank with extra spacers for the stock. Mounted a scope for the deer barrel and now he will probably be an old man before he gets it back !!!

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