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Discussion in 'Women's Hunting Forum' started by Haus, Oct 6, 2008.
Can you recommend a semi for a new female hunter?
Beretta Extrema 2
I can't recommend a semi auto, but I did get my fiance a 20 ga. Benelli Nova a couple years back. She is about 5'6" and it fits her well. It is light enough for her to shoulder it comfortably, and the fore end is slightly longer than a typical pump action shotgun, so she isn't stretched out so far while the gun is shouldered.
391 berretta 20 ga limbsaver pad. no recoil and pretty quick to the shoulder. my wife will not leave home with out it. even had to buy another one for the boy as she would not give hers up.
Remington LT 20, possibly fitted with youth stock if need be.
Semi's have less recoil and no hassle getting a second shot off.
I won't make a reccomendation but here is what i set up for my girlfriend.
11-87 Sporting clay's, took her to a stock fitter and had it shortened and pitch changed. added a limbsaver recoil pad to finish the job.
Women are built a little different and the pitch on most shotguns just don't work for the majority of them.
If your are going to go down this road then I guess you need to purchase a gun that lends itself to a good fitting. Prolly a wood stock would be best as they are easiest to work with.
My gf shoots a Baikal.
auto loaders aren't for beginners. I also wouldn't spend a lot of your $$$ on her 1st gun. 870 in 20 guage, maybe youth model depending on her size and maybe a simms recoil pad,slip on type if she need a longer length of pull. If she takes to it, buy something she has shot and fits her well.
870s have killed more ducks than any other I bet.
My wife shoots an Beretta Xtrema2 with Kick off and she uses 2 3/4 shells for ducks and 3" for geese. Recoil is very light with this gun.
My wife shoots a 20 gage Benelli Montefeltro and it is very nice