Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:32 PM
Most of the current 20ga guns have a 3" chamber, I would want a 3". A 26" barrel on pumps and autos, maybe 28" on an O/U or SxS. Screw-in choke tubes are a plus.The "length of pull", (the distance from the trigger to the end of the stock), might be too long on the full/adult shotgun, or too short on the youth/compact model. When you shoulder the gun, you push it away from you a bit to clear the clothes, then pull it back into your cheek and shoulder. If the stock catches in the armpit, it's too long. You are 14 and still growing, in a few months or a year the "too long" stock may fit perfect. I prefer not to buy a first year production gun, they tend not to work as well, it usually takes a year or two to work out the bugs. Consider a good used shotgun, that can save you a few bucks.Picking a gun is personal, I really don't have a recommendation for you. Go to your local gun shops and handle a few. Some you won't like and some you will. The price range you mention should work well for a selection of makes and models. If you have a local skeet range, stop by and visit. Many times the shooters there will let try their gun, and sometimes there is a rack for "for sale" guns.Let us know what you find and the members here can give you their personal experiences on the different makes and models.