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Old 04-27-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
deep n the heat
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Anyone have a stoeger auto 12ga. Or know anything about them.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:00 PM   #2
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My son has the M2000 great gun never had any issues I would like to have one myself for the price you cant go wrong
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:20 PM   #3
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I too have a Stoeger 2000 no issues ever. Cycles anything I put through it. After my 390 silver mallard, it's is my go to
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:23 PM   #4
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I got the M3000, Awesome durable gun. Shoots well and haven't had any issues with it, "poor man's benelli" lol
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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I got the M3000, Awesome durable gun. Shoots well and haven't had any issues with it, "poor man's benelli" lol
Thanks kinda my thinking. I don't shoot one enough to buy the benelli.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:57 PM   #6
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Thanks kinda my thinking. I don't shoot one enough to buy the benelli.
My exact thoughts, plus I'm not about to drop all that cash for a benelli and then take it out in the water for ducks lol stoeger has my stamp of approval though
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:03 PM   #7
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I have one and use it for Turkey. With 3" shells, the recoil is a bit much.

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Old 04-27-2016, 07:03 PM   #8
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I have had really good luck with them !
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:06 PM   #9
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No an auto but have a pump and over/under and for the money they're great!
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:11 PM   #10
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I have two buddies that have the M3000 and they won't cycle 1oz loads.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:21 PM   #11
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Get the m3k if you're going with a stoeger
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:25 PM   #12
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I have two M2000's that my son and I use and bought them when they first came out so it's been a while.

Not had a jam, cycle everything we throw into them and really like them.

And if they get scratched it doesn't bother me near as much as it would one of our O/U's lol.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:32 PM   #13
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Owned by Beretta. Mine works flawlessly.
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:09 PM   #14
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Get the m3k if you're going with a stoeger
Why the 3000?
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:21 PM   #15
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I can't speak on their autos, but I have a P350 pump and it's been a tank. Handles up to 3 1/2 inch shells, and it shoots straight. It's held up great over the last 5 years as a duck and dove gun. We left our shotguns out one night in the rack of the mule and my stoeger fared much better than my buddies 870 did. Only a little surface rust on mine, his was completely covered and still has all the scars from it. They were sitting in the same gun rack.
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:36 PM   #16
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I have the 3500. Got it for duck hunting in the coast. Wanted an autoloader that I didn't have to worry about in the salt water environment. Also use it for dove hunting. Great gun. Cycles everything if you break it in right. By that, I mean, run a 100 or so rounds of three and a half shells BEFORE you try to run light loads. After that, it'll eat everything you feed it.


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Old 04-27-2016, 10:16 PM   #17
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Why the 3000?
Seen several guys have issues with the 2000, and very little with the 3000.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:29 PM   #18
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Just picked up a M3k a week or so back. Haven't shot it yet but seems to be a great gun so far!
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:35 PM   #19
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Good guns...probably the best budget priced semi auto made imo. Benelli's step child....
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:45 PM   #20
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I have a M2000, best bang for your buck. Great gun
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:08 AM   #21
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I have a 3500, my son shoots a 3000. Not one issue with them through 2 seasons. When I bought them, we went to the range with a case full of assorted loads to break them in with. Everything from 7/8 oz dove loads to 3 1/2" buckshot. Only failure that day was a rusty case that the kid picked up and fired that stuck in the chamber. Never had a failure in the field, other than learning the quirk of keeping it in battery. If you bump the charging handle back just a hair, it will look like it is still in battery, but will not fire. Pretty easy to do. That's my only complaint on the gun.

It is easy to float the 4th shell in them as well. (Not that I would ever do that in a hunting situation) Handy for playing the shotgun games.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:13 AM   #22
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I have a 3500. Nice gun for water fowling but mine won't cycle light loads. It's not a problem for me since I use another gun to dove hunt with.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:32 AM   #23
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I have a M3500 with no problems at all.
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:40 AM   #24
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I've had an M2000 for 8 seasons now. I pad $500 for it at academy and have gotten my moneys worth out of it. Really simple to break down and clean and I've only had a few jams over the years.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:23 AM   #25
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Cycles everything if you break it in right. By that, I mean, run a 100 or so rounds of three and a half shells BEFORE you try to run light loads. After that, it'll eat everything you feed it.
x2, love mine better then my old extrema.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:52 AM   #26
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Seen several guys have issues with the 2000, and very little with the 3000.
This^^^

My buddy has the M2000 and has had some issues.

I went duck hunting with a guide down on the coast and he had a M3500 that he said was awesome for the price. Between his recommendation and the good reviews online I picked one up.

I haven't shot enough to really give judgment on it but I do like it. I used it for 2 days during duck season with no issues. I let a buddy borrow it for a round of sporting clays and he had 2 cycling issues with the cheapo 7/8 target loads and I shot one turkey load to pattern it and have been carrying it around trying to shoot a turkey unsuccessfully.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:08 PM   #27
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I have had the 2000 for what seems like 10 years. I also bought a rifled slug barrel for it, doubles as my deer gun. I think it is a great shot gun no matter the price.

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Old 04-28-2016, 01:20 PM   #28
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I have a 3500, never had an issue with it.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:23 AM   #29
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I have an M2000. I bought it used and had a few issues with cycling in the beginning. I broke it down complete, not very hard at all, and cleaned it out. Re-oiled it and it's worked flawlessly every since. Cycles all ammo, especially the cheap stuff I buy for Dove season.

I read they come with a heavy packing grease that needs to be cleaned off. Otherwise you will have issues.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:45 PM   #30
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Thanks for the info. I think I may give one a try.
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Old 04-29-2016, 12:53 PM   #31
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I have the 3500, hands down best gun ive owned. Itll shoot in any condition. Cycles 2-3/4 no problem and can handle any shell. A little big and bulky, but for the money i dont think theres a better semi 12
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Old 04-29-2016, 01:17 PM   #32
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Had a 2000 extractor broke. Sent it back, very quick turn around. Very good customer service.
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