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#6548063 - 11/17/16 02:05 PM Shotgun for wife
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Going to get the wife a new shotgun for Christmas, her only requests are semi auto and 20 gauge. She was shooting my Beretta 391 Extrema and liked it, but after a few rounds of hunting with it she said it was wearing her out. I'm tempted to get her one with the kick-off system but I don't know if that's the best option out there.
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#6548168 - 11/17/16 03:36 PM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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Winchester sx3 for soft shooting.
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#6548318 - 11/17/16 05:20 PM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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My daughter is 5'7" and shoots a SA-08 Compact 20 gauge and a SX-3 Compact 12 gauge. She uses the Winchester for duck/geese and the Weatherby for everything else. Most women need a higher comb and shorter LOP.

There are a number of different compact shotguns being marketed today. If possible I'd have her shoulder as many as possible and then choose.
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#6548324 - 11/17/16 05:24 PM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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Remington 1100 LT-20 are nice little guns with very little kick.
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#6549036 - 11/18/16 07:52 AM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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Take a look at the Weatherby SA08. They work flawlessly are light and easy for a woman to shoot.
And very affordable.

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#6549145 - 11/18/16 08:55 AM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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There is a 20 ga 1187 in the classifieds


Edited by Brother in-law (11/18/16 08:56 AM)
Edit Reason: Rill bad mispeledd werd

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#6549153 - 11/18/16 08:59 AM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: iliketohunt]
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Originally Posted By: iliketohunt
Winchester sx3 for soft shooting.


I agree with ^^^^ if you stick with the 12ga.

If she likes your 391 Beretta you could find one of those in a 20ga too. If I was you I'd buy her a 28ga Benelli or Beretta and use it when she doesn't wink. I want one so bad I can't stand it but I've yet to find exactly what I want but I've not looked real hard. Seems like there is always somewhere else to spend 1k.
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#6549228 - 11/18/16 09:42 AM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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Agree wholeheartedly on the 28. You'll pay more for shells but your wife will love it. Benelux and Beretta are tops but I wouldn't rule out Weatherby or Franchi. P_102
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#6549329 - 11/18/16 10:37 AM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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I know nothing about a 28 gauge. Please educate me, other than it is smaller than a 12/16/20 but bigger than a 410.
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#6549375 - 11/18/16 11:29 AM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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It is light recoil but every bit of lethal as a 20. It's just slap fun to shoot. The only negative is what P102 said...the shells are just slightly more expensive. I would almost guarantee she'd shoot as long as you want to with your 12 if she had a 28.
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#6549444 - 11/18/16 12:04 PM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: P_102
Agree wholeheartedly on the 28. You'll pay more for shells but your wife will love it. Benelux and Beretta are tops but I wouldn't rule out Weatherby or Franchi. P_102



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This. I switched from 20 to 28 gauge and couldn't be happier. There is zero recoil, and I've been able to consistently hit more clays.
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#6549454 - 11/18/16 12:11 PM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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Is the 28 any good for ducks?
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#6549503 - 11/18/16 12:43 PM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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If you shoot them feet down in the decoys it is more than adequate.
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#6549607 - 11/18/16 01:58 PM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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I'd get her a 28ga...there's really not much difference in most shotguns between 12 and 20. Just a thought.

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#6549740 - 11/18/16 04:09 PM Re: Shotgun for wife [Re: BigPig]
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I got a shotgun for my wife; best trade I've ever made.
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