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Old November 29th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #21
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Thanks all! Some great points to look into. Maybe I will wait till after Xmas and have him shoulder a variety of guns and see what he is most comfortable with. I kinda figure he will grow out of any youth model but that just give more opportunity to buy more guns, and you can never have to many.
At one time, Mossberg had an offer where you could buy the 500 combo package (like I did) and you got a certificate with it to trade up to a full-sized stock when they got older/larger.

Don't know if they still do it, but something to think about.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #22
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Thanks all! Some great points to look into. Maybe I will wait till after Xmas and have him shoulder a variety of guns and see what he is most comfortable with. I kinda figure he will grow out of any youth model but that just give more opportunity to buy more guns, and you can never have to many.
Pretty sure with an 870 all you have to do is loosen a screw, and you can add an adult stock when he gets bigger.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #23
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I got a 20g Churchill side by side for Christmas, when I was 10.
Dad some how got the same gun from Santa that year, but in 12g?
By far my favorite gun in my collection.
I guess my point is, a side by side was a great starter gun for me as a kid, and I still use it today.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #24
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Pretty sure with an 870 all you have to do is loosen a screw, and you can add an adult stock when he gets bigger.
X2, on the 870 recommendation. Find him a good condition used wingmaster and it will last him his whole life. Unless your son is a vag a 410 is a total waste imo.

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X2, on the 870 recommendation. Find him a good condition used wingmaster and it will last him his whole life. Unless your son is a vag a 410 is a total waste imo.

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Old November 30th, 2012, 08:53 AM   #26
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20 ga. youth Remington 870. You can get at Walmart or just about anywhere and they have a J-tool that can be used by you, the parent, to lock the safety so he can't accidentally fire it. I also always recommend a trigger lock and/or action cable lock...

When my son was 10 I bought him this gun. He loved to shoot it. He tried my 12 gauge and said his shoulder hurt for a week.

A few years ago I bought him a Ruger 0.22 which he loves even more because you can target shoot. In fact, if I would recommend a 0.22 rather than a 20ga. for a youth if you don't already have one. More fun for small game, except birds.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #27
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I look at the .410 as more of an "expert" gun. The load and pattern in so small that it actually takes better skills to hunt/target shoot effectively. When I train young people to shoot, I use an H+R single shot 20. The short brass loads feel similar to long .410 but the spread and sheer number of pellets make it easier for beginners to have success on the range. oh well just my $.02
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