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My sons going to get his FID card and has been talking about getting  his own shotgun for trap. No hunting.

Likes the Remington 870, Doesn't like O/U, But likes shooting his buddy's A300. Hs hasn't tried the A400 but would like him to.

Question is? should I let him get the A300 or is it worth putting in the difference for the A400.

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A400, not even a comparison to the others mentioned. 

I should note, I have all 3. 

The a400 is a a very fine shotgun that he will never outgrow. 

The a300 gave me a shit ton of problems in cold wet weather, but otherwise ran fine. I ran it for a season, and replaced it the following year. I still have it as its got some nostalgic memories as my first season waterfowl hunting. It ran great at the range and busted clays all day long, so its still a good option for that purpose, and its roughly half the price. The a400 does hold more shells since its 3 1/2 capable. 

The a400 does have the recoil reduction system in the stock, it will short stroke with target loads if you aren't firm with it. I never had an issue but my brother who is less experienced had issues, just had to remind him to lean into it. 

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A400. 

I have one. Have shot Trap with it.  Hard to come up with a negative comment on it.  Get a shell retainer.  I used the T&S from this article.  Been a while since I purchased it but this looks like what I have.

https://shotgunsportsmagazine.com/shop/category/shell-catchers

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11 hours ago, Bklynracer said:

My sons going to get his FID card and has been talking about getting  his own shotgun for trap. No hunting.

Likes the Remington 870, Doesn't like O/U, But likes shooting his buddy's A300. Hs hasn't tried the A400 but would like him to.

Question is? should I let him get the A300 or is it worth putting in the difference for the A400.

While i love my beretta 686 onyx for sporting Clays......

Trap?

 

Go classic....

 

 

http://www.safarioutfittersltd.com/AmericanPage116.htm


Winchester%20Model%2012%20Trap%2012ga%20

I have one from 1913....  well, its not a real marked trap...but the fellow who did the work way back when did an excellent job....sadly it has a field stock....but tracks and hits hard of i do my part.

Get him something that he can use and will appreciate in value as he gets older!

 

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