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Need Help With Gun Selection, Christmas Gift for The Wife

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posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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Greetings ATS and Happy Holidays!
I want to get my wife her first gun for Christmas but I don't know what kind.

It would mainly be used for turkey hunting or coyote shooting, around the house.

Shotgun or rifle?

I think hand guns are too dangerous and not necessary for around the house shooting.

Right now I am leaning towards a single shot 12 gauge. Any thoughts?




posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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has she ever shot a gun before?

maybe something a little smaller like a mossberg single shot 20ga.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:25 PM
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I think this will do the trick.




posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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I would definitely go with the 12 gauge. Great all around hunting weapon.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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Yeah 12 gauge for sure, you right.

She has shot guns, loves to shoot guns.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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Originally posted by Wide-Eyes
reply to post by FinalCountdown
 


I think this will do the trick.





Maybe Santa could stuff that in my stocking.
I gotta go check with Santa



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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I guess some of the autos would have less recoil than a break action which might be something to consider if you are going to stick with a 12
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posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Yeah, they kick pretty hard, that's for sure.
Maybe a 10 gauge would be better. It would still blast coyotes when it needs to and, anything else when it needs to.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:35 PM
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Will she want to just point in general direction and pull the trigger or is she more into the aim? I like shotguns and all but I like aiming down a barrel and the thrill of if I can hit the target or not. A shotgun doesn't really have this thrill.

I like the 3 series rifles. 300, 308, 30-06, 30-30, etc.

You could always get an over and under rifle shotgun combo.



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posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:36 PM
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I am a small female...and I have a 308 and love it. One trip to the range and I figured it out. I recommend it highly!



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Yeah, those are pretty nice. Easy to handle, but still lethal.
Thanks!



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Someone was telling me the other day of a revolver model that you can load with 410 gauge shotgun shells as well. Can't remember the maker or model. Maybe one of the gun afficianodos on ATS can come up with it.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by FinalCountdown
reply to post by iforget
 


Yeah, they kick pretty hard, that's for sure.
Maybe a 10 gauge would be better. It would still blast coyotes when it needs to and, anything else when it needs to.


a 10 is a bigger cartridge than a 12 so more kick



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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reply to post by TheLieWeLive
 


That's something to think about.
Rifle on the bottom, shot gun on the top



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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Oh yeah, duh. I guess I meant 210?


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posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by ezekielken
Someone was telling me the other day of a revolver model that you can load with 410 gauge shotgun shells as well. Can't remember the maker or model. Maybe one of the gun afficianodos on ATS can come up with it.


yes a few are made by Taurus arms.

www.taurususa.com...



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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Originally posted by FinalCountdown
reply to post by iforget
 


Yeah, they kick pretty hard, that's for sure.
Maybe a 10 gauge would be better. It would still blast coyotes when it needs to and, anything else when it needs to.


10-gauge is bigger than a 12-gauge. Hehe.

Sizes go .410 , 20-Gauge , 16-Gauge , 12-Gauge , 10-Gauge.

From smallest to largest.

I would get her a 16 or 20-Gauge if you could find a cheap used one. They are sometimes hard to find. Or get her a .410 to start with. Not technically a shotgun but rather a caliber, but shoots shotshells.... if that makes any sense.

Either way, start small with little recoil. .410 or 20-Gauge is my call.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by ezekielken
Someone was telling me the other day of a revolver model that you can load with 410 gauge shotgun shells as well. Can't remember the maker or model. Maybe one of the gun afficianodos on ATS can come up with it.


Taurus Judge.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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gotta crawl before you can walk......dont wanna get her a remmy 870 express and some 3 1/3 inch slugs.

If it dont break her shoulder it may come out of her hands.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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or a S&W Governor

www.gunsamerica.com...



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