Shot gun for 16 year old son

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Airborne_Ranger, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Airborne_Ranger

    Airborne_Ranger New Member

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    My son Alex who is 16 has a remmington 870 shotgun. He is out growing it, what would be a nice semi auto shotgun under $600? I was thinking of givin him my Browning A5 but it's a classic... We do alot of bird hunting.
     
  2. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Benelli has a killer semi for around 700
     

  3. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Sorry scratch that I guess my vinci was more than 700 I had to look at the check register to make sure yep it was over 1100$ sorry bout that
     
  4. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    How do you outgrow an 870? If it's a youth model, just buy a full sized butt stock for it. Check the big stores they have a lot of deals for the holidays. It depends on your definition of "nice". In the $600 range you are looking at Mossbergs and Stoegers. They are nice...but not Browning, Benelli, Remington, Winchester nice.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    There are several USED Remington 1100s listed over at auctionarms.com. They are $400 or less. You WILL have to consider cost of shipping, condition of gun, track record of seller, and what you will need to pay a local FFL to receive the gun and do paperwork for it. Take a look HERE: Auction Arms - All Firearms
     
  6. gmaster456

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    How do you outgrow an 870? Anyway, I'd suggest you look at a used remington 1100 like what was suggested above. You won't find much new in that price. Maybe a Mossberg 930
     
  7. Airborne_Ranger

    Airborne_Ranger New Member

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    It's a youth model.. Im 34 and just got out of the military, I want to do something nice for my son. He's been strong all these years of me being gone and I just want to say thanks.. I'll do what ever it takes to get him what he is asking for. I'll spend $1200 max I guess. I just bought us a new house an all new cars, put $12000 in his collage funds and gave some to my mom and dad. I dont have to much money to blow rite now. Thanks for the help guys. Appreciate it:)
     
  8. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Kid wants a semi, natural enough. My boss just got his oldest an SBEII last year at 14. Two 3-1/2" loads and he don't want no more of those for now. Got his 2nd son Winchester SX-3 this year, and now the older one want one of those instead. I have shot them both and neither one trips my trigger. I like the Remington 1100/11-87s, but I do not need a 3-1/2" gun.
     
  9. Airborne_Ranger

    Airborne_Ranger New Member

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    Hmm... I have to say the benelli M2 field looks nice.
     
  10. Atlas8403

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    I am a big fan of Franchi... Made by Benelli but not quite as expensive.
     
  11. Atlas8403

    Atlas8403 New Member

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    Specificly the Franchi I-12.
     
  12. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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  13. GolfGuns

    GolfGuns New Member

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    If he has liked his 870, my suggestion would be for a nice, older 1100 with a skeet barrel or a special field. I have Beretta and Franchi semis that are great but I still love my heavy frame 20 ga 870 with a skeet barrel the best. The great thing about the Remmys is the available of extra barrels out there. It seems I always end up with a short and long barrel for most of my shotguns.
     
  14. Airborne_Ranger

    Airborne_Ranger New Member

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    I got him this
     

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  15. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    Your a great dad. I'm sure he's/will be thrilled.
     
  16. Airborne_Ranger

    Airborne_Ranger New Member

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    Thanks bud. Now something for my wife. I need a pink GLOCK 23 .40c haha
     
  17. PowerViolence

    PowerViolence New Member

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    No such shotgun exist. New that is.lol Good choice for him, wish you were my dad!
     
  18. Airborne_Ranger

    Airborne_Ranger New Member

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    Thanks man!