I bought a 20gauge Remington 870 for my son and I later put the factory youth synthetic stock on it with adjustable shims for changing the length of pull as he grows. Patterns great with Winchester Longbeard XR #5's, but it kicks like an angry mule. Solution- He and I patterned the gun at the range with me doing most of the shooting (he shot it twice). You put a turkey in front of her gobbling its head off, I promise you she won't feel a thing! The rest of the time he shoots low brass trap loads for experience handling and operating the gun. The practice with the low brass loads is invaluable. He absolutely knows how to safely operate the shotgun. Hevi-Shot does make a reduced recoil turkey load that helps with felt recoil. It works well. I also have a cantilever slug barrel for deer hunting. Again, very accurate, but it kicks like a mule. We started with the Hornady reduced recoil slugs and they help a lot. The Mossberg Super Bantam is a very good choice also. My nephew used that exact shotgun for years on deer, waterfowl, and turkeys.