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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: York County, PA
Opinions on an economical youth shotgun?
I'm looking to purchase a dedicated youth shotgun, just to have around for when I take kids or other small-statured hunters afield. I've narrowing it down to a few, and wanted to get some opinions from the HPA crew. I also wanted to make sure I wasn't missing any other viable options. I foresee this gun getting most of its exercise in the turkey woods, but I imagine as my niece and nephews get a little older, it will likely see some action with small game and waterfowl as well.
My only criteria that I'm really set on is A) Semi-auto action for softer recoil, B) Shorter LOP, C) full camo, and D) Reasonably cheap.
Here are the four that are currently on my short list:
Weatherby Sa-08 Waterfowler ~$600
Tristar Viper G2 Youth ~$490
Tristar Raptor Youth ~$410
Escort Youth ~$520
Any thoughts or personal experiences with these guns would be much appreciated.