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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cumberland/Franklin Line
Re: looking for a youth trap gun
There is really not many "dedicated" O/U trap guns out there especially for youth. I shoot a Browning XT-Ultra Trap O/U and it is probably the most popular double for trap. But it is heavy, too heavy for a youth. If its not the XT and it is a trap gun, more than likely its going to be one of the big names like Kreigoff, Kolar, or Caesar.
I don't know how much shooting he actually does, or if he is serious about it or not, so that definitely plays a role in deciding guns. If its just once in a while thing then a decent field gun would probably suffice. If he is more serious about it a TRAP gun is the only way to go. Field guns are just to hard to be consistent with and are much harder to shoot well with.
My first choice would be a BT-99. If i'm not mistaken there are 3 different sizes of them. You would just have to see which one fits the best. My sister shoots a full size one and she's only 15. They will run you about $1200 though. Cheaper options would be used 870 TB's. Probably around $500-600 Pumps though. Another cheaper yet version would be the new Winchester SXP trap. $350-400 I have heard some mixed reviews on it. You definitely get what you pay for.
Good luck and I can answer anymore questions if you have them.