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Old February 25, 2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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20ga. youth autoloader

Looking for a 20 gauge youth sized auto shotgun for my wife. Who makes a good one without breaking the bank? The Mossberg SA-20 Bantam is the only one that comes to my mind. Any others that fit this bill better?
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Old February 25, 2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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Yes, the Benelli Montefeltro. http://www.benelliusa.com/shotguns/b...ontefeltro.php
MONTEFELTRO COMPACT 20-GAUGE 2-3/4" AND 3"
10866 26" Walnut 45.6" 5.4 lbs. $1139
10868 24" Walnut 43.6" 5.3 lbs. $1139
You can find them cheaper on the Internet.
http://www.hyattgunstore.com/benelli...24-barrel.html
NEW
Gauge 20 Ga
Chamber 3", 2 3/4"
Barrel Length 24"
Choke System Benelli - Choke System
Chokes Included All 5 Chokes - F, IM, M, IC, C
Best used For Field - Hunting
Action Type Semi-Auto
Stock Type Wood
Weight: (Approx) 5.3 lbs
Price: $999.00
This may be breaking the bank for some, but I'm going to get this Benelli for my wife for this coming fall.
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Old February 25, 2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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I'm sure that a wonderful shotgun, but sadly out of my price range
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Old February 25, 2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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Well, for my kids (twenty-five years ago) I got a used 20 gauge 1100 and had the stock shortened for them, and it was quite the little gun. Of course, I don't know what a used 20 gauge 1100 goes for these days. This link has one for sale that might fit the bill (get stock shortened).: http://www.gunsamerica.com/994672524...0_20_GAUGE.htm
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Old February 25, 2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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I would say an 1100 with a shortened stock or the Mossberg SA 20 is not a bad little shotgun (that's what I'm hearing anyways)
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:14 AM   #6
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The 1100 with a youth stock, better gun, IMO
In either case, the gun has to fit her for minimum recoil and maximum enjoyment. LOP is only one item to fit, especially if she has an ample endowment - making sure the recoil pad is located properly in her shoulder pocket is crucial, the cast is correct and the pitch is also
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Old February 26, 2013, 06:40 AM   #7
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Look for a used 1100 youth also. If you want the lightest gun possible, look for one of the older gloss blued and walnut models. If you get a regular LT20 1100 you can shorten the stock, or get a youth stock, but I think the shorter barrel helps the overall balance.
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:08 PM   #8
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Mossberg or Remingotn

The SA-20 is a good gun, so is the Remington 1100. Check your local gun shops and see if you can find a good deal.
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Old February 27, 2013, 12:04 AM   #9
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Another vote for a Rem 1100 in 20 ga for wife
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:58 AM   #10
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I'll definitely be on the lookout for a used 1100 youth as well. Can you only get the SA-20 in synthetic? She really likes the look of wood stocks but all the SA-20 bantams I've seen were synthetic
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Old February 27, 2013, 07:01 AM   #11
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Steve,

The SA-20 is only available in synthetic, if you want walnut, take a look at the Weatherby SA-08, they're very similar to the SA-20, but available in wood and a youth size.
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Old February 27, 2013, 10:03 AM   #12
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Remington 1187LT

Took my wife to shoot some sporting clays with me and they had an 1187LT 20 ga that fir her perfect and we easy for her to shoot. When I find the right one I'm going to pick one up.
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Old February 27, 2013, 10:40 AM   #13
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It might help, if you looked at a Franchi AL-48 - light weight, well-balanced, slim-stocked.

My wife like mine as much as I do - so much that I now have three different 20ga shotguns we can play with.

http://www.gunsreview.com/shotguns/franchi/al48.html



Used samples are all over the place, for around $400, new is about $650, IIRC - my $1050 Deluxe cost me $20 for the raffle ticket, three years ago. . . .



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