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Old 08-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My daughter expressed wanting to dove hunt with me this year. Probably not going to hit anything this year but I want to start looking for a starter shotgun. I'm thinking 20ga and maybe single shot so all she has to worry about is aiming and so that it is light.

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Buy her some dove.
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Light weight isn't all it's cracked up to be in a shotgun. The lighter the gun, the more the felt recoil.
The most important thing is to make sure the gun fits her. A semi or pump may be a bit heavier, but the fit is more important than the weight.

For doves, a 20 should be plenty of gun.

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Light weight isn't all it's cracked up to be in a shotgun. The lighter the gun, the more the felt recoil.
The most important thing is to make sure the gun fits her. A semi or pump may be a bit heavier, but the fit is more important than the weight.

For doves, a 20 should be plenty of gun.

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That's what I'm thinking also. I think I'm just gonna go the tried and true 870 pump Remington route.
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A Mossberg 500 with a Kicklite stock. Simple, reliable and almost no recoil.
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If she is just getting into it take her skeet or trap shooting.There is a range close to me here in florida that rents shotguns . They will measure and fit the person if requested.
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A Mossberg 500 with a Kicklite stock. Simple, reliable and almost no recoil.
I'll look into it. I've always HATED the mossy with the safety loacation bolt release etc. but I do love their new furniture system.

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If she is just getting into it take her skeet or trap shooting.There is a range close to me here in florida that rents shotguns . They will measure and fit the person if requested.
I will definitely be taking her skeet shooting.
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Glad to see your daughters interested in hunting, i think that its great. You will have a great bond with her, not many girls can say there "going hunting with dad this weekend"
I think its awesome...God bless you and good luck with this endeaver, im sure it will be great for both of you.....
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My daughter expressed wanting to dove hunt with me this year. Probably not going to hit anything this year but I want to start looking for a starter shotgun. I'm thinking 20ga and maybe single shot so all she has to worry about is aiming and so that it is light.

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I don't know how old ur daughter is, but my 10 year old daughter shoots a moss 510 with no problem. When we bird hunt, she uses a full choke due to it having a short barrel and doesn't hold a good pattern past 30yrds with a mod choke.

http://www.mossberg.com/products/sho...sberg-510-mini


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Nice looking shottie!
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