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 Posted 1/13/2013 1:27:41 PM
 

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Thinking about getting the stoeger 3500. What Yall think about that gun. I'am a duck hunter. I hunt in the salt water marsh of south east Louisiana.
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 Posted 1/14/2013 8:55:05 AM
 

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Never had anyone with great luck with them. Had a few buddies that tried them and had nothing but problems. Id it were me and I was thining of that line I would go with the Franchi they seem to be made better than the stoeger and still use the same technology as Benelli. Only thing is it looks like the gun your looking at shoots up to 3.5" shells where as the Franchi looks like they only make an auto in max of 3".
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 Posted 1/14/2013 10:51:51 AM
 

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I have had one for a few months and I love it.  No problem so far other than it has some troubles shooting light 2 3/4 loads.  But all my turkey and duck loads have worked great.
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 Posted 1/15/2013 6:20:25 PM
 

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Never had anyone with great luck with them. Had a few buddies that tried them and had nothing but problems. Id it were me and I was thining of that line I would go with the Franchi they seem to be made better than the stoeger and still use the same technology as Benelli. Only thing is it looks like the gun your looking at shoots up to 3.5" shells where as the Franchi looks like they only make an auto in max of 3".


really? I know the 2000 is a pile of crap, but the 3500 is supposed to be a HUGE improvement

"When you hear my third shot.....that's your signal to take 'em."
-Phil Robertson
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 Posted 1/16/2013 2:24:03 PM
 

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I am not sure about that specific model, just stoeger in general I have had three buddies buy them all were different models (one was even a side by side) and all of them were traded in due to jamming issues even including the side by side which I thought would have been flawless.

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 Posted 1/19/2013 1:51:21 PM
 

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I had a Stoeger 2000, never had any problems with it.  Sold it because the stock didn't fit me right
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 Posted 1/19/2013 10:41:33 PM
 

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I love my Stoeger 3500. I have a Mossberg 835 I've used for years and just recently acquired the Stoeger 3500. I have never used a semi before, so the adjustment from pump to semi was difficult to overcome at first. However, once I broke it in and got used to the feel I have really enjoyed shooting it. I have been impressed with the quality of the gun so far for $600 out the door. In this case your getting a lot of gun for the money. Stoeger isn't a Franchi or Browning, but they have done one thing that those companies haven't - accommodate for the common man. My gun is the Black model - only one I could find within a 35 mile radius of where I live.  My overall assessment of the Stoeger is a 9/10.  I really like the accessories it comes with. The shim kits I could see being useful for those with awkward arm lengths or young teens growing into it as they get older. The factory chokes are decent, and the recoil reducer is a nice plus.It helps with the 3 1/2's. With my hunting gear on, I can hardly feel a 3" knock against my shoulder. First bird with it was a Gadwall. 

In my opinion you can't go wrong with the Stoeger. One of my hunting buddies bought the 3000 and it is a great gun too. I shouldered it and to me it was more ergonomic feeling and less bulky (obviously since its not chambered in 3 1/2") but for the extra $50 I caved and went for the 3 1/2". 

Not saying that Browning, Benelli, Franchi, Mossberg, etc.. don't make good guns, its just for the money you can't go wrong with a Stoeger. 



Good luck!
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 Posted 1/20/2013 12:00:51 AM
 

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It looks like a nice gun for the price. Same internal pars as the Beneili . The middle class working man can't pay $1000 to $2000 for a gun. Not when you have a wife to support.
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I have 2 m3500s. I love them. I have never had one jam or had any problems with them. In fact, I think I'm going to buy another one in the spring.
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 Posted 1/20/2013 7:16:34 PM
 

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I bought the M2000 for this past season and did not have an issue with it. Shot 3" and 2 3/4" of all different types with no problems. Great gun in my opinion.
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