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#6624124 - 01/09/17 01:43 PM Youth Duck Gun
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Registered: 09/10/10
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Question for folks that have been in a simialr situation - My son is 11 5' 93lbs and is getting into wing shooting. We borrowed a Rem 21" 20 gauge semi auto from a friend and he was able to knock down his first duck two weeks ago. He was able to handle the gun just fine, but it looked like he could handle a longer barrel. Researching youth and compact guns, they are either really small (21") which I think he might already have outgrown or models such as the A300 which can get LOP down to 13" but only come in 28" barrels. My question is this - What is the shortest barrel you would use for duck hunting? There are 24" and 26" options out there as well. I am leaning towards a Browning Silver Hunter Micro 20 gauge in 26". My thought process is the following - he has a little sister that is chomping at the bit to start hunting (she is still too young by a couple of years), once he grows into a 12 gauge she can take over that gun, he can get my AL391 and I can get a new one. I can also get a larger stock to have it fit me or him if my younger one decides its not for her. I would like to stick with a gas operated gun as I am familiar with them.

#6624139 - 01/09/17 02:00 PM Re: Youth Duck Gun [Re: js4242]
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Get a 28 gauge 26 lenght

You will probably ending up using the gun more than him, since its just a sweet caliber
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#6624153 - 01/09/17 02:11 PM Re: Youth Duck Gun [Re: js4242]
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26" 20 gauge is a good idea. I personally think its best to learn with a pump as it helps to slow the kid down some, usually results are better shots
Originally Posted By: Roll-Tide
Any ideas how to make it hard?

#6624157 - 01/09/17 02:12 PM Re: Youth Duck Gun [Re: js4242]
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My son is pretty close to yours is size, age, and weight. We have great success shooting the youth model Remington 1187.

#6624158 - 01/09/17 02:12 PM Re: Youth Duck Gun [Re: js4242]
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#6624160 - 01/09/17 02:12 PM Re: Youth Duck Gun [Re: js4242]
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Since you seam to like Beretta, try the A-400 I have a xplor in 20 that I took teal hunting and it was great 26" barrel
.45 ACP It's just silly to shoot twice


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