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 Posted 8/1/2011 7:07:51 AM
 

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Stoeger M3500 is it a good quality shotgun and does anyone have anything to say about it?
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 Posted 8/1/2011 12:22:03 PM
 

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yes, stoeger=poor quality

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 Posted 8/2/2011 10:50:46 AM
 

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I've heard nothing but good things about the Stoeger M3500 besides a couple minor things. They spent around 4 years perfecting the gun so they knew it would work before introducing it to the public. I believe Randy Wakeman shot it side by side the Super Vinci for comparision and said it kicked harder and didn't feel as good but I don't know why those two guns would even be compared to each other since one is top of the line and the other a mid range gun. I've also read that the trigger pull is a little on the stiff side but you can't expect absolute perfecton from a a gun priced in the $600 range.

I think Stoeger pay have struck gold in a gun priced for the average man or woman looking for a quality 3 1/2in semi auto. I see this being a great seller and will surprise a lot of people. But han again I may be completely wrong.

If anybody else has some decent input on the M3500 let us know because I'm getting really close to buying one myself.


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 Posted 8/2/2011 11:30:00 AM
 

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I should be able to get one this weekend and intend to take it to the sporting clay range next weekend.  I will post my thoughts then.

 

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 Posted 8/2/2011 11:34:22 AM
 

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My cousin just bought one and took it out to shoot a few rounds , he did say the trigger was stiff and was goiing to look at having it looked at but other than that he said it was a shooting machine ,he only paid 6 something for it, I shoot a older Stoeger Auto and as long as I keep it clean once at the start of the season no problems

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 Posted 8/2/2011 11:39:16 AM
 

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I shot a stoeger all last year 3" i cant rember the model but i loved it never jammed never let me down the real problem is the guy pulling the trigger if you know what im saying
all in all easy to clean and cheap which is good because i wouldn't take a 2000 dollar gun in the salt water with me
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Honestly if you wanna spend $600 on a tough semi-auto, I would check out the Beretta 390, and that's coming from a Browning guy.....just sayin. Although Field and Stream (Phil Bourjaily) did a new gun test on the 3500 and gave it high marks, then again I've never heard him say anything negative on a new gun test, so take it for what you will.

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Edited: 8/3/2011 9:59:36 PM by flannel
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 Posted 8/7/2011 11:53:48 AM
 

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For anyne interested in this gun Cabela's has them on sale for $70 off right now (and I think for the rest of the month).  Mine was on sale when I picked it up yesterday, and I hope to get it out next weekend to the skeet range for break in and practice.

 

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 Posted 8/10/2011 11:14:19 AM
 

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Well I bought an M3500 yesterday because I couldn't wait ay longer. Nice looking gun, feels good, and has a nice swing to it. I shot roughly 30 random sized shells through it today. Everything thing from 2 3/4in 7/8oz #8 shells to 3in 1 1/4oz #2 shells, didn't have any 3 1/2in shells. The 3500 didn't want to cycle the 7/8oz and 1oz 2 3/4in shells but it had no broblem cycling the 1 1/8oz 2 3/4in shells. I just don't see it cycling the 2 3/4in low brass shells which is no big deal because I wanted a 3 1/2in gun not a skeet gun. The trigger pull does seem a little stiff when dry firing it but shooting at a moving target I didn't notice it one bit. I'm pretty sure if nobody had ever said it had a stiff trigger most people wouldn't have noticed. I'm gonna try to pattern it with the choke tubes it came with in the next couple days so I'll let you know how that goes.
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Well I bought an M3500 yesterday because I couldn't wait ay longer. Nice looking gun, feels good, and has a nice swing to it. I shot roughly 30 random sized shells through it today. Everything thing from 2 3/4in 7/8oz #8 shells to 3in 1 1/4oz #2 shells, didn't have any 3 1/2in shells. The 3500 didn't want to cycle the 7/8oz and 1oz 2 3/4in shells but it had no broblem cycling the 1 1/8oz 2 3/4in shells. I just don't see it cycling the 2 3/4in low brass shells which is no big deal because I wanted a 3 1/2in gun not a skeet gun. The trigger pull does seem a little stiff when dry firing it but shooting at a moving target I didn't notice it one bit. I'm pretty sure if nobody had ever said it had a stiff trigger most people wouldn't have noticed. I'm gonna try to pattern it with the choke tubes it came with in the next couple days so I'll let you know how that goes.


Thanks for an honest review, let us know how it handles the 3 1/2" shells.


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