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#6851990 - 08/10/17 02:48 PM 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot?
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Registered: 01/31/16
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Looking for a Rossi single shot .410 for my 9yo. He is still leaning back holding his brothers 870 youth so looking for something lighter. The other wild card is he is lefty so really limits my options. Figure the single break is one of those options. I know Escort makes a lefty semi auto 20 gauge as well and considering that for more long term option. Open to suggestions as well. Thanks.
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#6852005 - 08/10/17 03:04 PM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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My son started with single shot 410 like your talking about,that thing was heavey to me! My 20 gauge 101 pigeon gun is lighter! I was glad he grew fast and could step up in bore since that 410 was about to break me! He carries model 21 12 now...and still can't hit nothing! But having fun doing it.
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#6852007 - 08/10/17 03:05 PM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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#6852042 - 08/10/17 03:39 PM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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The Legacy Pointer single shot youths look okay too. 26 in barrel, 13 in lop, 5lbs. Anyone with experience with those?

RLoving1 I hear you on the weight. He spent last year mostly sitting in the blind with us, learning to ID birds and how they act, watching the dog work, etc... and he loved it. This year he wants to shoot but is a little intimidated because he sees his brothers 870 kick, and its heavy too, for him... I want to feed his enthusiasm without scaring him off with a heavy gun that he cannot lean into correctly and therefore hurts on recoil.

I guess there are worse problems to have than finding the right dove/duck gun for my son that wants to hunt with me! flag elmer
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#6852775 - 08/11/17 09:25 AM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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I'd go with the single shot in 20 gage over .410 Ammo is cheaper and will also run in the 870... 2cents
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#6852846 - 08/11/17 10:25 AM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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The Escort shotgun is a good option, a bit more expensive than the single shots but recoil with the gas operated gun is not much more than the 410 single shots.
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#6852966 - 08/11/17 12:18 PM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
RiverRunner Offline
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I prefer the 20ga over .410, especially for kids. Easier for them to actually hit a target with it.

Weight and recoil will be diminished by a properly fitting gun.

My oldest son started with a 20ga 870 youth when he was 7, and no, he is not a big kid. He had trouble holding the gun up before I had the stock cut down to fit him. After the gun fit he didn't have trouble holding it up or having proper shooting stance. FELT recoil was a lot less since the gun was fit to him. He shot that gun for 2-3 seasons and then upgraded to a 20ga Franchi Affinity Compact. Great thing about the Affinity Compact is it comes with spacers to adjust length of pull and shoot last him well into his teen years.

I know it is a little more expensive to have a stock cut down to fit, but it really helps with the overall experience and will keep him hooked! Especially when he is knocking down his fair share of birds!

One piece of advice if you do have a stock cut down...make sure he is wearing clothing that is most similar for the hunting conditions. I had to have my son's 870 cut down twice as I didn't take into account his hunting coat. He was fine with just a shirt on during dove season, but duck season rolled around and it was a little long...had to cut it down another 3/8".

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#6853544 - 08/11/17 09:47 PM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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Skip the 410 and go with these low recoil 20 shells in a 20 single/pump:
( cheaper than 410's at Academy & $2 rebate & great on doves & clays !!


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#6853616 - 08/11/17 11:20 PM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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I'm a fan of using a gas auto for kids. My son shot a 20 gauge pump and was complaining after a little less than a box of shells. I bought an Escort gas auto and it was much easier on him, and he started shooting much better. Then the Escort stock came loose and I did not have a long enough tool to tighten it down. So his only choice was to shoot grandads 12 gauge gas auto Beretta 302, and he proceeded to knock down quite a few doves. He still shoots it to this day. He has been very successful in sporting clay tournaments and shoots doubles and triples in the dove field. If you're worried about safety you can still hand him a shell at a time. And yes I have trained him to only shoot what he can find and get back in place to shoot a few more1
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#6853626 - 08/11/17 11:39 PM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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My son is left handed. I started him on the Mossberg Maverick. Saftey selector is on top and i could change chokes. Went to an over/under as he got a little older.

Good luck

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#6853652 - 08/12/17 05:38 AM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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If it were me choosing, hands down a 28 ga. Not only would you be saving him the beating from larger bores, you would be allowing him a shotgun with superior patterns over a 410. He will enjoy the sport way better if he can hit. Its really hard to hit with a 410. After time they get discouraged and think it is them that is the problem. When I switched my wife from a 410 to a 28 she started hitting a lot more. She started enjoying a lot more as well.
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#6855577 - 08/14/17 08:18 AM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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Registered: 01/31/16
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Loc: Allen, TX
Thanks for all the feedback. Will most likely go with the Escort 20 semiauto. Maybe the Pointer break action 20. Agree on points about .410 and smaller pattern.

Oldoak2000 those are all my 12yo shoots during dove season. Usually find them at walmart or academy reasonably priced. Thanks for info on rebate.
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#6855672 - 08/14/17 09:18 AM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
kman2017 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
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Loc: Jersey Village
Would definitely recommend an auto 20. Single shot 20ga that I have is probably the hardest kicking shotgun I own so I would never start anyone on that.

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#6855720 - 08/14/17 10:00 AM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
Ben Lilly Offline
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I have a 28ga single shot H&R Pardner my left handed son used. Shot everything from doves to honkers with it.

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#6855743 - 08/14/17 10:14 AM Re: 9yo Lefty. Anyone have a .410 Rossi single shot? [Re: duskyduck]
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Loc: Allen, TX
Left shooter here. Another option is an Ithaca Featherlight Youth. Bottom load and eject.

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