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joe_dumy
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:59 am  Reply with quote



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Location: Olympia WA

I am looking for an inexpensive single shot 16 for my 10 year old son to shoot. The reason I want a single is that I need some thing light enough that he can handle properly. I got a youth model mossberg 500 but it still a little long and too heavy for him. Besides I like the idea of knowing it will only fire once. I reload so I would be making very light loads for him as well.

I know single shot guns are typically over built and heavy. Looking for a brand or model that is made to scale and of good quality.
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madtrapper143
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:09 am  Reply with quote



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Look to the used market. I suggest Winchester Model 37, Stevens Model 94 or H&R's single shot offering.

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Gil S
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:29 am  Reply with quote
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A break-open Savage 220 would be a great choice should you be able to find one. I see them on Gun Broker. It'll be light and you can cut the stock to fit and later rejoin it. You'll probably find one with a pad that could be removed. What I like about the Savage is a hammerless gun. Little thumbs releasing a hammer on an unfired round would give me more pause for concern than a gun capable of holding more than one round which can be plugged to make it a single-shot. It would be easier to find an SXS in 16 than a single-shot hammerless, however.
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joe_dumy
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:59 am  Reply with quote



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I like the idea of hammer less. Reasonable price too. Thanks. I will keep my eye on this model.
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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:45 am  Reply with quote



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The Lefever Long Range was actually a very well built single barrel and last I looked they still sell fairly cheap. I used to shoot a few birds with my Dad's many years ago. It opened and closed so smooth it felt like oiled glass.

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skeettx
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:11 pm  Reply with quote
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Here are a bunch to ponder through
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This may be just what you are looking for Smile
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/613949907

http://www.gunbroker.com/Single-Shot-Shotguns/BI.aspx?Keywords=16+


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jswanson
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:07 pm  Reply with quote



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I AGREE A SAVAGE 220 WOULD BE GREAT ESPECIALLY IF IT CAME WITH A 30-30 OF 22 HORNET BARREL. However, IF YOU SHOULD COME ACROSS AN IVER Johnson CHAMPION I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU JUMP ON IT OR AT LEAST LET ME KKNOW WHO HAS IT.

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skeettx
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:14 pm  Reply with quote
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jswanson, look here Smile

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/614329038

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/612972027

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/613271020

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/612062938


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Rogue Hunter
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:05 pm  Reply with quote



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Yup, Savage 220 or 219

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jswanson
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:32 am  Reply with quote



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Thanks Mike

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16'er
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:45 am  Reply with quote
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IIRC, 219 was the designation for the rifle chambered variety. I've seen a two barrel combo come up on gun broker before. 30-30 (?) and 16ga barrels and one action. Should have snagged that one, live and learn...
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Dakotazeb
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:42 pm  Reply with quote



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I would also recommend the Savage 220. In addition to being hammerless the over nice safety feature for a young shooter is that when you break open the gun it automatically returns the safety to the "Safe" position. At least it does on my 220A. Not sure about the other 220 models.

If you get him the Savage 220 be sure to start him out with light target loads so recoil isn't an issue.

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kennedy756
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:20 pm  Reply with quote



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only problem with a single barrel, are most have a full choke, which can be frustrating to a new shooter. I just finished reaming out the full choke of an Iver Johnson champion to mod, now it is usable for pasture trap

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Gil S
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:52 am  Reply with quote
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Once you ream it there is no returning to FC for other uses such as turkey hunting and squirrels (Okay, I know birds and bushy tails can be killed with C bore, etc.) Another option is to shoot spreader loads which can be handloaded or bought. Certainly a compromise, but they do work. I hunted woodcock this year with my Beretta 412 single-shot 20 gauge that has a choke tighter than Dick's hatband. Spreaders did the trick.
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SamW
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:56 am  Reply with quote
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I was given an H&R Topper in 20ga. for Christmas when I was 10 and I have been fighting the recoil flinch I developed ever since (65 yrs). Just something to consider.
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