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  • To stoeger or not to stoeger

    Posted by 44uckeo on August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Alright so here’s the jist. I’m turning 18 in a month, and naturally I need to celebrate being able to buy myself a gun, by buying myself a gun. I was named after the main character of evil dead, so naturally I need to get a boomstick. Looks like he used a stoeger coach in the movie, but it also sounds like they aren’t good quality firearms. Since I go shooting with family nearly every week I’m worried about how it will hold up after a few thousand shells. If anyone has any experience/advise/alternatives I’d love to know. Thanks in advance.

    44uckeo replied 1 week, 6 days ago 2 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Mike-0987

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    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    I have a Stoeger M3K that has seen 5k rounds in the past 4 years since I shoot sporting clays in a league and it hasn’t let me down yet

  • Send_It_762x54R

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    I’ve got a second hand Stoeger M3000 Semi Auto and it’s ridiculously reliable. I’ve used it to dove hunt and the previous owner used it to duck hunt. He dropped it in a murky pond, found it, cleaned it up and kept shooting it before he finally sold it to our local gun shop, and I bought it. I used it when I first started shooting clays but have since moved on to break-barrels. I have a Stoeger Competition Condor 12ga as well. I’ve heard the quality control is an issue with their break-barrels as well but my competition condor does well enough at the trap and skeet pad as well as shooting sporting clays. Both are great budget guns when it comes to reliability (M3000) and features (Competition Condor). If I had to pick between the two though, I’ll take my M3000.

  • stardust21994

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    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Their double guns are not good at all imo. Their semi autos are not bad. I’ve seen some be very reliable. What type of shooting do you normally do?

  • finnbee2

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    My son in law’s brother had a Stoeger coach gun. The barrels were poorly regulated and it was difficult to hit with.

  • Sonofagun57

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Stoeger pump and semis are great values, but the coach guns are not so great. If you buy a semi auto Stoeger replacing its factory extractor and extractor spring with the Benelli M2 parts improves its already good reliability by quite a bit

  • v_smithy

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    I love stoger condor 12g field for a beater hunting gun. But I would stay away from them, they feel like holding a 2×4 I would go with a CZ teal Cabela’s/Bass pro exclusive a little more expensive but feels and functions much better.

  • Gooobzilla

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    I’ve got about 1000 rounds through my Stoeger Condor so far. I pull the trigger and it goes bang, sometimes a clay explodes. The only annoying feature is the safety resetting after you reload it but there are plenty of resources online to deal with that.

  • SD40couple

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Friends don’t let friends stoeger.

  • Shazamkazaam96

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    August 6, 2022 at 5:36 am

    I believe their sxs/ous are Brazilian , probably better than most cheap Turks. They felt ok nothing I’d put much faith in for the long term, ergos suck too.

    If you’re shooting every week then I’d spend more and get something better. Plenty of used American made sxs for just a bit more. If it’s just a fun gun probably fine

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