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Author Topic: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?  (Read 470 times)

Offline goindeep

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11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« on: April 14, 2019, 01:58:32 PM »
Y'all got me fired up. Building a new gun for next year, youth 11-87 or 870. Not sure which. Tell me which one and why!

Offline sswv

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Re: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 04:37:08 PM »
shot my first 870 in 1974 (still have it) and haven't looked back BUT, I've owned several 1100's over the years and can't complain with them. I currently have a 21" 870 youth 20ga. and a 21" 1100 LT-20 magnum STS youth and they shoot pretty much head to head. Never owned an 11-87. Only thing with me personally is, I've carried an 870 for so long as my primary shotgun that every time I shoot the 1100 I find myself pulling back on the forend.  You won't go wrong with either but, it all comes down to personal preference, are you a pump guy or a semi-auto guy.......only you can decide that.

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Re: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 07:17:33 PM »
 Hard to beat a 21" 870. Auto will recoil a bit less. You didn't say it was for a kid or not. But for a kid starting out for me anyway it's a single shot, (which ain't so bad) but due to the excitement during the hunt an auto has another round immediately in the chamber. Overall pumps are more dependable and safer choices. 

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Re: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 09:31:43 PM »
I would go with the 870 youth. Mainly for less weight and rarely do I ever have a need for a second shot. Most generally I shoot a single shot,but set my son up with a 870 youth.

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Re: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 06:20:28 AM »
I like the auto, weight is about the same. Both are reliable and safety is in the hands of the operator. No chance of short stroking an auto.

Offline BrowningGuy88

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Re: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 08:12:58 AM »
I have a 21” 870 youth that I’ve killed a truckload of birds with. I don’t tote it much these days and have it put back for my 3 year old, but I’d gladly pick it up and hunt anywhere in the US with it.

Offline Recurve

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Re: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 02:19:40 PM »
I like my 870 youth as well 21” barrel with Carlson’s.568 Fed TSS #9. Turkey killing machine!

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Re: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 04:04:47 PM »
 870 all day because it's lighter , If your gonna carry a heavy 20ga you might as well carry a 12ga JMO!!!

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Re: 11-87 or 870 youth...what say you?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 09:38:16 PM »
I like the 1187 more than the 870. No rattle from the pump and it sits better on my knee.

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