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Hey i am a 13 almost 14 year old hunter and i am looking for a good 20 gauge for squirrel hunting and other hunting. I have been

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  • Amflyer
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    I have quite a few shotguns, and the only one that I just could not hit with was a Remington 1100. There was just something in the LOP or drop or cast-off that did not suit my physiology. It was a fine shotgun otherwise.

    Of the cheaper shotguns out there, the Benelli probably fits me best. It's plastic, ugly, black, modern, and cheap, but the dang thing hits what I point it at.

    That being said, I carry a Beretta auto I've had for a long time because it's blued, has walnut and real checkering, and hits where I point it too. That, and when I pick it up it's as sentimental as a Corey Ford story.

    Get the Benelli Nova and learn to shoot well.

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  • Old 300
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    I suggest a Benelli Nova, a Benelli Supernova, a Mossberg 500 Flex, or a used Remington 870. Do not buy a new or newer used 870. Remington is having some bad quality control issues with there 870s these days. And don't buy into that lie that 500s are made out of pot-metal.

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  • Safado
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    I agree with you completely RJ!

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  • JustTakeMeHunting14
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    I would give the same advice. Remington 870 express magnum. that was my first gun when I was your same age.(not too long ago by the way)

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  • RJ Arena
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    Nothing makes me feel better than this kind of question, and all of the great advice. Sounds like we will be leaving or heritage in good hands with this kid.

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  • bigblackdawgz
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    Benelli Nova or Supernova.

    Totally ergonomic and reliable.

    And the action is as slick as snot on a doorknob.

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  • habben97
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    look for a used mossberg 500 or a remington 870.

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  • ALJoe
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    In your price range an 870. Like lost lure said, I personally would try to save a little while longer and get a BPS. Nothing against 870's. I just love Brownings. Just not a fan of Mossbergs but it is all personal preference.

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  • LostLure
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    I personally like the Browning BPS. Little bit more expensive than you have to spend, but worth it.

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  • Treestand
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    Ya mite look at H&R NEF Pardner Pump 20Ga-3" Chamber,26"Bbl with Vent Rib,Choke set,Black Syn. Stock. $179.00 #72262 at Woodbury Outfitters
    (740)623-2227 or check them-out on line.

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  • 99explorer
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    Warning: It may be a violation of federal law for an adult, using your money, to buy you a gun from a licensed dealer by checking the box on Form 4473 stating that he/she is the actual buyer of the gun. That would be a "straw man" purchase because you, as a juvenile, would be a person prohibited from legally purchasing a firearm.
    You could, however, be given a firearm by a relative as a gift.

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  • M.A.T
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    Mossberg 500s feel very good in my hands and I do very good shooting skeet with my 500, but 870s do feel a little better. And of the 5 wood-stocked 500s in my family none have ever splintered.

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  • 99explorer
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    I think you might find a good used Ithaca Model 37 in your price range at a pawn shop or gun show, but you'll need to have your father or some older relative to make the purchase for you.

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  • Pray- hunt-work
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    A shotgun ought to have feel to it, the only mossbergs I've handled had the feel of a 4x4 hunk of pressure treated lumber. Doesn't matter where the safety is if you get a splinter trying to reach it.... Just saying.

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  • M.A.T
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    I think the Mossberg 500 is good beginner's gun. The Mossberg 500 is in your budget and is $300 cheaper than than a new Remington 870 Wingmaster, and $75 cheaper than the cheapest Remington 870. Some people say the metal looks like pot metal and the stocks are cheap, but people who say that must have only handled them a long time ago back when they where made more cheaply than now, and never handled them since. Because that has not been the case with me. My Mossberg 500 has never jammed, and has a more conveniently placed safety and action release than the Remington 870. While the Remington 870 does feel a little better in the hands, the Mossberg 500 still feels good and, as previously mentioned, has a more conveniently placed safety and action release.

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