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Trap Gun for Young Shooter

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by dball01, Aug 17, 2008.

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  1. dball01

    dball01 TS Member

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    My grandson is 14 and a little on the small side. I'm thinking a 12 ga O/U with an adjustable comb and something like a morgan pad. Is there anything off-the-shelf like that? Want to keep it reasonable, like around $1500 or less. Any suggestions? How about barrel length? We're in the St. Louis area. Thanks, Don
     
  2. TALLEND

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    I have a BT-99 Plus,32", cased, very good plus---1500.00+ shipping to your FFL it was my daughters gun-------not an O/U,but----- Pictures available

    tallend12@aol.com
     
  3. Andy44

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    Do a search on Gunbroker.com and you will find a ton of great O/Us for that price. Brownings are tough to beat and they have Micro series guns to fit smaller shooters. You won't find a new gun with a Morgan-type pad. This is an add-on. HTH - AndyH
     
  4. StonewallRacing

    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

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    A BT-99 Micro would be perfect for a smaller shooter.
     
  5. maclellan1911

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    If I had to choose off the shelf. A beretta 3901 is the most adjustable out of the box for 1000.00. TRY mike at silverdollarfirearms.com link above for some info. its not a O/U but alot of adjustment right out of the box.
     
  6. omahasportingsupply

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    I like both the BT99 Micro and the 3901. Both have worked well for our youth.
     
  7. 100after9

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    Watch the micro it is front heavy about 2 lbs heavier then a plain bt 99 Good luck with your new shooter
     
  8. John Thompson

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    The Beretta 391 would be my best suggestion. They perform flawlessly, I have shot one for doubles for 10 years and they require very little cleaning and just keep shooting. The recoil is very low and the guns are light weight. You could find a used stock and shorten it and keep the original for growth(his). There are always used ones also, I had mine rebuilt by Beretta at Sparta last year, $45.00 & change. A hammer spring for my P gun is $33.
     
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    You can buy a 3901 Target RL stock from Beretta and put it on your 391. I added a Graco Adjustable Butt Plate and it is a great gun for a woman or youth.
     
  10. gun fitter

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    Used Citori should find one around $ 1000.00 then you will have $500 left over for lessons or gunfitting.
    Joe goldberg
     
  11. j2jake

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    dball01 you have mail. Jake
     
  12. james25889

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    when i was shooting trap at 14 i shot a browning bt-99 the older one with a bevertail forend i shot it well
     
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