what shotgun should I start out with?

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by Catfish Jaw, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    what shotgun should I start out with?

    1. .410 Ga for $133.00

    2. 12 Ga for $127.00

    3. 28 Ga for $127.00
     
  2. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    12 ga

    Great starter guns to look at would be Remington 870's and Mossberg 500's!

    Good luck!
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Of the three you mentioned,the 12 ga will be more affordable to shoot,Why no 20 ga? I would give my left eye for a 28 ga at that price.

    i would personally stay away from a 410 for a starter shotgun,They are a handicap because of the small shot charge and tight choke. I think a 20 ga might be more suited to your size as a first shotgun.
     
  4. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i started out with a 12ga so i would go with the 12
     
  5. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    Justin with the prices you listed you must be looking at single shots. A
    12 ga. single shot kicks pretty good for a grown man. I'm with Richard
    I think a 20 ga. would be a good match for you.
     
  6. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    i like 12 gauges my dad had a 14 gauge when i was lil and i still have a lil 410 for the girls to shoot fun but a 12 is overall the best
     
  7. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    Look Here: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/37_350/products_id/55065
     
  8. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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  9. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I'd say that Rossie combo is a twofer{two for the price of one} nice starter .
     
  10. cook

    cook New Member

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    Ya beat me to it-my first was a H&R single 12 ga.---about 5 shots then I was flinching so bad I couldn't even hit the ground :)
    a single 20. will also pack a punch.

    The veteran mosseberg 500 pump can be had for under 150$ if ya keep checking wal-marks
     
  11. cook

    cook New Member

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    Also,don't be afraid to check pawn shops,some good deals out there if ya bring someone with you that knows guns-Jan. is a good time to buy,most hunting is about over and people have Christmas bills coming in.
     
  12. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    The 22/20 guage combo would make a great starter gun.
     
  13. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    I might get the Rossi Matched Pair Youth .22lr/20ga Blue but it will be a while till' I can get it! :big_smile:
     
  14. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    i bought my 10 yr old a 20 gage, it works great for deer and turkey, he has been hunting with it for two years now with good results
     
  15. Shenandoah

    Shenandoah New Member

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    My first shotgun was a stevens single 20. Hard to say how many doves fell to it. tought me how to shoulder a gun and didnt make me flinch. shells are easy to find (any walmart). I still have it and maybe this is the year I leave the rifle at home and use it to slay me a deer with(always wanted to do that just to easy with the rifle). I'd also be fine with using it for ducks and geese.
     
  16. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I was wanting a new shotgun in 12. I bought a bow instead. I figure my old 20 will do just fine for now, has been for 33 year.
     
  17. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Im liking the 22/20 combo for a starter gun, if ya can check gun shows as well as pawn shops. Know what your looking for and how much to pay and you can save a lot. I think the 12 might be too much, heck it still kicks me pretty good.:embarassed: Id also stay away from the .410 unless your going to reload for it. The .410 was my first shotgun, single shot H @ R. I love how the .410 shoots but the price of a box of shells is crazy!!!

    Congrats on being able to get ya a gun soon!!!
     
  18. catoon

    catoon Board Clown!

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    good ole 12 gauge will work p.s.i got my eye on the head :wink:
     
  19. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    22/20 combo thumbs up! The best of both worlds for small game!
    A friend of my just called me the other day complaining about the cost of 410 shells at walmart. Almost $15.
     
  20. wylie catter

    wylie catter Member

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    :smile2: You a trip, you're always talkin about stealin his deer head.:smile2: