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Old 11-19-2013, 02:30 PM
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The Ithaca Featherlight is a very nice light shotgun. I have the older model and it is very nice - very easy to change barrels and clean.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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I will take that into consideration!
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:39 PM
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How bout a TC Encore with a 20g slug barrel. Then he can go muzzle loader and what ever else he wants
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Night Crawler
How bout a TC Encore with a 20g slug barrel. Then he can go muzzle loader and what ever else he wants
Rossi has some pretty good matched set combos as well.

I like the versatility, as well as the fact that they're single shots which I believe helps to instill discipline... If you know your only going to get one shot, you'll learn to make it count.

http://www.rossiusa.com/product-list.cfm?category=2
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:56 PM
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I bought one of my daughters and my son "starter" weapons for different kinds of hunting. Unless it's incredibly cheap, I think the "starter" deal is sort of a waste of time.

Kids progress so fast (both physically and as shooters) that it'll probably be a waste of money. Get him something he'll use until he gets old enough to buy something that he really likes and really suits him.

I wouldn't spend $1,500 on a Browning, but I'd probably opt for something step or so above an NEF single-shot.

If we were dealing with rifles, I'd say a good used .30-30 lever, or a good used newer model bolt (Ruger American, for example) if you can find one.

Since we're talking shotguns, I'd say a 12-gauge...a good, used, Remington 870 or a Mossy 500 (which would be a little cheaper).
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:17 PM
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how old is the kid?
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:02 AM
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Savage 220 youth gun I have the adult version and it is very accurate and not to heavy. You won't go wrong with it and he will have it for years to come.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:36 AM
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My kid is 12
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:43 AM
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I would recommend for a shotgun, 20g either rem870 or moss500. Do not in any way get the cheapest ones. The metal on those things rust just looking out the window at fog. 20g are fun don't have the big kick and can shoot slugs or shot just as good and can be utilized for years to hunt a wide range of animals.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:47 AM
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Yeah I'd stay away from the 870/500 12 gauge. I can't believe somebody that has shot those with a slug would suggest that for a child.
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