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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 08:08 PM
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What I would use is a 16 gauge, gets longer range
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-20-2008, 07:49 AM
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I got my son a remington 11-87 20ga. We have to barrels for it a fully rifled barrel with 2x7x33 scope.Then we have a smooth bore choked barrel for turkey hunting.He shoots a scoped .22 all the time.So he does not get gun shy.Last year he shot this first deer at age 9.He shot it in the heart at 65yds fisrt shot,then shot it one more time at 40yds again in heart.He was so pumped up about it ,he never felt the gun kick.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 11:44 AM
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im a youth hunter in a way and it depends on what your willing to pay for a gun or two. i would say a good cheap gun with decent knockdown power is a savage .243 and for turkey a .17 caliber that is a little bit more expensive. (get more power to the .17)
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 01:11 PM
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big Buck most states you can't use a rifle on turkey and 20 gage is the smallest shotgun allowed. I like your pick on the rifle for deer.
post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2008, 11:33 AM
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Your right about the single youth models kicking. 2 years ago I bought my son a NEF single 20 Pardner thinking it was the ultimate starter gun. He shot it twice but it was too much gun for him and he became afraid of it. I did not force the issue. I shot it several times and was surprized myself even after adding a slip on recoil pad. He loves shooting the 22. He is much bigger now and I think he is ready for it. We'll give it another go in a few weeks.
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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2008, 09:06 PM
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im 13 and my brother is 10. I personaly like a 270. for open country. My brother on the other hand prefers a 223. We dont turkey hunt alot but when we do turkey hunt i like a 20 gauge pump. The 270 has knock down power and is very acurate. The 223. barely kicks at all and will definetly put the smack down on and whitetail in the woods. Also 243 is good for both 10 and 13 year olds.

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-08-2008, 09:33 PM
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dont buy......

what ever u do dont buy the cheap 410 or 20 gauge. They kick like a frikken mule!!!!!!!!!!

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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 08:41 PM
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I worked at Dicks sporting goods and we sold quite a few of those, everyone liked them especially with young hunters just starting out...
"i have a single shot .243 that changes to a twenty gauge in 15 seconds

its made by rossi firearms

it actually doesnt have thatmuch of a kick

its also a very good dove gun

i got it for like 330.00 dollars"

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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 05:38 PM
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20 ga. is what i would use. but if you deer hunt more id prefer a .243 or .270.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 07:09 PM
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This is easy get a Remington 870 youth model 20 gauge, I remember when I moved up from a single shot 410 to this gun at the age of 12 and I loved it they will too !
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