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Old 11-28-2004, 07:05 PM
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Default 12 Guage for me?

Hey im turning 14 in january. But i have to pick if i want a 12 or a 20. Im leaning towards a remington 870 express 12 G because im a young adult and want a gun to last me. But at the age of 14 is this gun to much power? Is there light slugs for the Remington 870? Also Does this gun come in semi auto or just pump? I checked out the remington site and didnt see any semi's for the 870 so im assuming theres no semi's. I want to hear your oppinions. Oh Btw Which remington 870 should i get? The barrels seem to be as much as the gun. I want a all around Upland, Deer, Waterfowl, And small game shotgun.
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Old 11-28-2004, 07:39 PM
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Default RE: 12 Guage for me?

Congrats on the upcoming birthday.
The Remington 870 is a pump action weapon only.

IMHO, go for the 12 gauge. I started with a 12 gauge at 10 years old (Winchester Model 12, also a pump).

I would recommend to anyone getting their "basic set" of long guns to get:
a 22LR,
a 12 gauge,
and a 30-06

You just can't go wrong.

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Old 11-28-2004, 08:11 PM
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Ok ty for your reply, I am going to get a 12 for my birthday
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:31 PM
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youll be happy with the 12 i started at 13 with the 12 i have now im 27 the pump is not as bad as you think when your trying to get the shot on and you shoot you really dont notice the kick i have the 870 exp mag with both barels ( 27 and still cant spell) love it as for the 3 starters i agree and have all 3

rem 597 22lr 3-9x 40 tasco world class
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:35 PM
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Get the 870 express combo. Around $350 and will do just about anything, and yes , you can get reduced recoil slugs in 12 gauge.
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Old 11-29-2004, 04:22 PM
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for your purposes geta 28" barrel. i have one on my bps and it works great. i mainly use it for shoot trap with it but i did take it out upland this year. its rather heavy but the 28" barrel give you a little more shooting distanceover teh 26"
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:16 PM
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nice choice.
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