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Youth stock on a 12 gauge

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by wild cat mccane, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. wild cat mccane

    wild cat mccane Well-Known Member

    I am looking for a (preferably) mossberg 500 or remington 870. I would like a youth size stock, but most I see are 20 gauge.

    Can a 20 gauge youth stock fit on a 12 gauge?

    Does a mossberg or remington youth in 12 gauge and a 22" barrel exist?

  2. rule303

    rule303 Well-Known Member

    Mossberg has a 12ga bantam model with a 24" barrel. Mossberg item# 52132
  3. Hunterdad

    Hunterdad Well-Known Member

    At 20ga stock will not fit a 12ga and visa versa. You can pick up an 870 or 500 and buy a youth stock from hogue or another company. That way you can swap out stocks if needed.
  4. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    Most definitely check out the Hogue stocks.
  5. wild cat mccane

    wild cat mccane Well-Known Member

    Hogue is $70. High.

    The 24" youth mossberg is wood. Which is "better" for softer recoil synthetic or wood?

    Hogue says 12" LOP. What is the standard?

    Thanks everyone!
  6. Hunterdad

    Hunterdad Well-Known Member

    14" is the standard IIRC. I would think the wood stock would be better for recoil seeing the would stock would weigh a tad more than the synthetic.
  7. kris7047th

    kris7047th Well-Known Member

    For a SD gun it's better to have a 12" stock, easier to swing up hug and control muzzle tip no matter how big you are. I have a Bantam 12" on one 500 20 ga. and a 12" Hogue on my 590 12 ga. What a difference these shorter stocks make from a 14".
  8. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    I have Remington Factory Youth Stocks on all of my 12 Gauge 870s. I tried the 12 inch LOP Hogue ShortStock, but it was too short :).

    Even though I am 6'1" 240 with a 37 inch sleeve length, I like the 13 inch LOP of the Youth stock better than the 14 inch LOP standard stock. When using a squared up shooting stance with the stock pressed against the pec muscle/chest area, when wearing heavy clothing in the wintertime, when your shotgun might be used in an emergency by your smaller stature spouse or children, for a slightly more compact package when maneuvering in tight spaces, I think the shorter stock works better.

    Get one, try it, you will probably like it.

    Just my .02,
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012

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