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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Unread 02-04-2020, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Tristar Raptor Youth 20ga for Daughter?

Just sold my daughter's Mossberg 510 Mini Turkey Thug. Was considering picking up a Tristar Raptor Youth 20ga. Not very familiar with them but have been doing some reading. I'm on a budget and the Raptor is in my price range. Not interested in a Weatherby, Franchi, etc. Although I have been looking at the Mossberg SA20. I've heard the Raptor has a dovetail mount on the receiver which may provide an opportunity to mount and optic. My daughters 510 had a Burris FF3 on top. I was told Sun Optics makes a mount that fits the Raptor. I know the Mossberg SA20 isn't drilled/tapped. Just looking for some insight in a new turkey gun for her.

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I bought the 20 gauge youth Raptor that WM sells for $298. It has a camo stock/forearm and blued barrel/receiver. The receiver is indeed dovetailed. The WM version only comes with a modified choke tube (Beretta/Benelli Mobilchoke). I bought a Primos Tight Wad (xtra full) from Midway for $15.99. Have shot approximately 2 boxes of shells most being game loads and have had only one that didn't clear the ejection port. So far I think it is a great gun considering what it cost.

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There's a few threads in this gun a little ways down. It's a very good gun for the money.... As long as you keep your expectations in line with your price point, you should be pleased with it.

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