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What would you buy for a young lady to shoot as far as a shotgun.

packtray

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What would you buy for a young lady to shoot as far as a shotgun. Looking under a 1000 per gun. Best for the money. Over and under or semi-auto for clays
I'm really glad you qualified the use. Clays are a lot of fun and you don't have to go in with a lot of money to enjoy it. I like that you're looking at an O/U; nice and traditional, not a lot of things to go wrong.

Let's go with a 20g, not because of the user, but simply because I like shooting 20s. More skill, less recoil, lighter. 16s would be OK, too, but I don't see as many as of late.

I'm assuming for the purpose of this post we want a new gun. The secondary market's flooded at this point, since people are trying to make a buck due to a lot of external factors, and they assume -any- gun is going to be high-demand (O/Us not so much). Interesting to me is that the new market is flush with supply right now. Likely a function of O/Us not being something anyone's going to panic buy.

I'm going to go with what may be an outlying opinion, but I think the import OEMs are bringing in some very good quality O/Us at a good price. You're not going to get a ton of Gucci scrollwork and unobtanium receivers, but a good, solid gun that looks nice without blowing a lot of money. The Turkish OEMs (working under the Stoeger and ATI labels, mostly) get it done here.

Take something like the ATI Cavalry in 20g ( https://www.gunbroker.com/item/882492889 ) or the Stoeger Condor ( https://www.gunbroker.com/item/883597818 ). There are even some unbranded Turk ones coming in as of late ( https://www.gunbroker.com/item/883230924 ) that I don't know much about, but they are likely coming from one of the bigger factories (Girsan, maybe?).

Hope this is helpful.
 

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I second the Benelli or Beretta. I have both although only a Beretta in 20ga. The Beretta shoots a little softer than the Benelli due to being gas operated. The Beretta and Benelli both come with shims for the stock so you can get the the cast and drop correct which will make a world of difference.
 

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Depending on her size, a youth 20ga would be what I would look at.

LOP makes a difference. I handed my wife and daughter my Hk SP5 yesterday and they both said it was too heavy... :rolleyes:
 

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I second the Benelli or Beretta. I have both although only a Beretta in 20ga. The Beretta shoots a little softer than the Benelli due to being gas operated. The Beretta and Benelli both come with shims for the stock so you can get the the cast and drop correct which will make a world of difference.
Agreed
 

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Older Remington 1100 youth 20 ga. Careful you don’t end up likening it for yourself, adults need extending pad.
 

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Save a bit more and get a Beretta with the kick off stock. Super duper soft shooting gun. Also, be careful with 20 g. The recoil velocity with lots of loads is higher than a 12g and the overall gun weight is often a bit lower with a smaller receiver. Makes the recoil impulse worse. My beretta 1301 comp pro shoots everything, even light dove loads. Never a jam or misfire yet. Several smaller shooters (youth and ladies) have shot it and done very well. I use it for sporting clays and love it.
 

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