I need to get my Dad something to control the pests around the property. Mainly something we can load light enough to take out a bird but not damage the fruit trees or eaves of the house. I was thinking a 410 or 20ga, but I know little about them.
What he has right now is an A5 in 12ga, just a bit overkill.
The 17 HMR has to much range, and does to much damage.
We tried a Gammo pellet gun. He is not fast enough for a snap shot and he is not accurate enough for distance.
1) Needs to be light, and point easy. Dad and Mom are getting older.
2) Needs to hold more than one round. They might need a fallow up shot.
3) Budget is under $400
4) Needs to be under $1 a round.
Are there any cheap double 410s with screw chokes? The idea being load one round cylander for the initial shot, and the second round full for the followup after you spook em off the tree. Maybe use #9 target loads?
Get a 20ga youth model pump? Find someone who makes a really light load? That way he could have say #12 in the chamber and #8 for followup?
Any ideas? I'm surprised Benjamin have not come out with a small PCP shotgun.