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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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how much do they kick?

This am went to my wife's grandpa's house to help him price some guns for a gun sale. I came home with a single shot .410 and a single shot 28 gauge for my sons to use. My question is my son will be 8 soon, he has shot a 22LR and a 22mag before, in comparison to the .22's how much more will theses kick? I was hoping he might be able to use one for mentored youth squirrel hunting. Of the two which kicks more? Which is the better starter caliber for small game the .410 or 28 gauge, I was started with a .20 gauge and quickly moved into 12 gauge so I have no experience with these. I have 2 young boys and just got them for them to use. Appreciate any info or help. Thanks.

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Re: how much do they kick?

I've had my boy shooting .410 since he was 6 years old. They're very gentle especially with 2 1/2" loads. I used to like to shoot trap with a 28 gauge and that was mild as well.
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Re: how much do they kick?

He would have no problem whatsoever with a .410...
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I forgot to add that the 28 gauge kicks more. But it's not bad.
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Re: how much do they kick?

good the .410 actually has a shorter stock so it will probably work better for him anyways, but I think we will try it first, thanks guys I appreciate it. I figured if I could save him a little kick I would. thank you very much.

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I still use the .410 to this day for squirrels. It is one of the best squirrel getters ever. It doesn't tear them up.
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Re: how much do they kick?

have some fun and shoot them yourself to see exactly what's happening with them. pattern them to see where the pattern hits relative to where you aim. this may help when teaching your boy how to aim.

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Re: how much do they kick?

Make sure you use ear protection in the beginning. Some youngsters get spooked more by the noise than the recoil. Hope he loves it !

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Make sure you use ear protection in the beginning. Some youngsters get spooked more by the noise than the recoil. Hope he loves it !
when i first started shooting i loved the power behind the gun, but the noise...way to loud for me when i was like 9-10years old.. i reeeallllyyy hated that loud bang.. now i cant get enough of it...
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Re: how much do they kick?

and i dont think a 4.10 is less noisy either.. they give off a pretty loud bang IMO..
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