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I have a 14yr. old that is shooting a a300 outlander. This is his second year and thinking of switching him to a o/u. I know fit is the biggest thing but any other info that can help is appreciated. What to look for, models, etc.
 

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I'd recommend allowing your kid to try an O/U first. Quite confident most any fellow shooter would allow this. Lots of variables and recoil of a breech loader may be too harsh for him/her and have a negative effect. Although a bit more expense route to take, a breech opening gun with a PFS stock will allow you to properly fit the gun and adjust the gun as your kid grows. That tip is from personal experience. In the long run you will see it is probably the best investment you can do for them. Good luck and good shooting, Rey
 

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I'd recommend allowing your kid to try an O/U first. Quite confident most any fellow shooter would allow this. Lots of variables and recoil of a breech loader may be too harsh for him/her and have a negative effect. Although a bit more expense route to take, a breech opening gun with a PFS stock will allow you to properly fit the gun and adjust the gun as your kid grows. That tip is from personal experience. In the long run you will see it is probably the best investment you can do for them. Good luck and good shooting, Rey
Yes I am worried on recoil and wt of o/u. He has shot a friends 20g o/u when he first started so has a little time with one. He shot 200 target shoot yesterday and was behind a lot of birds. So trying to figure out if a trap gun with higher poi will help him over a flat shooting field gun. Plus not sure how long the a300 will last shooting 100-200 rds a wk
 

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Higher POI won't help with being behind the birds. That a300 with hold out a while yet. No rush.
 

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Definitely let him try a few out.
My son was a little behind targets also when we first went to a heavier gun.
The recoil and fit can be dealt with using a rad or gracoil.
My son practiced on the wall of the bedroom while his brother or sister or mom or myself moved a flashlight around so he could build those muscles and mount it consistently.
It did not take him long to get where he needed to be.
 

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Like others have said, see if you can have him try out a few o/u. Last year at 12, my son went from an A400 to a Beretta 690 and shot lights out. This year he grew like 6-7in tall and gained some muscle and his 690 was too light for him so he started over swinging on targets. We just upgraded him to a 725 and that seemed to have helped him.
 

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My son 14 just got a crossover with a gracoil and loves it. Took a little getting used to and some new muscle building but was not long before he was breaking them 25's again.
 

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When we upgraded my daughter, we went from a Benelli semi auto 20 gauge to a 686 Silver Pigeon 12 gauge. She wasn’t quite 15 at the time. Great gun!
 

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Precision Fit Stock (PFS) is great investment! The stock has recoil reduction and every adjustment you can think of as they grow. Very easy to adjust and they do offer youth shooting SCTP discounts. Bought for my daughter Years ago and have adjusted as she has grown. Adjustability is the key here. Also they have specific grips that can be changed for $250 so if you change O/U guns down the road you can get new grip and change stock.

good luck!
 
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