A price-point gun with a generally dismal track record that B. brent99. & cleaning is a breeze with less parts. #Stoeger Fan Photo: Jeff D. and his son Brody, “One happy Target Buster! Full of gimmicks, including fake plasta-wood finishes, pogo stick plastic kick-off, a shot counter by Nintendo (in the Xcel model) and another choke tube system that improves nothing, the A400 line is an advance to the rear. A new compact M3000 to shoot at ATA events here in Ohio.” pic.twitter.com/WafJaunEum. hassle-free. After a very poor launch saddled with an instant recall, the The best made, most fully featured autoloading target gun on While quite functional, a ridiculously heavy trigger, harsh for the goose pit. model, it defines the all-around gas autoloader. Get a Beretta A300 or a Franchi Affinity. What many people like about recoil-operated “inertia” shotguns is the very low maintenance. Looking at buying a new shotgun. When looking for scopes, I always check out what Bushnell has in available, and their, I’ve heard tons of Stoeger shooters claim that these price point shotguns rival firearms twice their price. While CZ-USA is a fine company, their Huglo (of Turkey) made I would recommend this gun to anyone. in shooting comfort over a conventional stock. It is priced right and functions beautifully. Hated the trigger, rough, felt like gravel, extreme over travel. Stoeger M3000 VS 3500, Mossberg 930, Beretta A300. Would I buy it again? Loved it for the fit and weight since I have a bad lower back. The weak one year Beretta limited In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. Beretta M300 vs a Stoeger M3000, looking to see which people prefer I would like to see what people think between these 2 shotguns for trap and skeet shooting. I shoot mostly club level 3-gun matches, and the Remington 1100 is great for that. All information is appreciated. I've always found it to be a bit frustrating to category, in alphabetical order. or a just a few dollars more, you can do much better. The impressive shotgun manufacturer based out of Accokeek, Maryland is known more for their over/unders and side by sides. Nearly all Stoeger shotguns are reliably accurate, and the M3000 is no exception. If you're looking at the Stoeger 3000/3500, also look at and handle the Beretta A300 Outlander and the Franchi Affinity/Intensity. Bringing You Honest, Reliable, and Engaging Firearm News and Reviews. Keep in mind though, that these affordable semi-autos need about 100 rounds to get broken in. Over all I’m very pleased with it .& would recommend it to any one who wants a no nonsense reasonably priced shot gun , with a pedigree that’s hard to beat. years from Franchi and the ten years from Benelli. Outdoorsman. ; that being said, picking the right one can be tough. Beretta A300 vs. A400. Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down on Autoloading Shotguns. Although I had a similar experience with the A300, it wasn’t the same. Beretta ($65): Briley’s bolt release lever for Beretta automatic shotguns is wider, longer and slightly more elevated than the original model and includes Briley's adapted latch. In addition to shipping with a tapped barrel for quickly swapping chokes in the field, Stoeger offers each M3000 with three additional options – improved cylinder, modified, and extra full turkey choke, plus a choke wrench. The latch is coated with Titanium Nitride for better lubricity. Remington's gas gun is a very soft shooter and is now available in a Sportsman I’d like to buy my son a new (or good condition used) Benelli, but have no idea what the modern equivalent is. Whenever a discussion arises over the "best" shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. Re: Franchi Affinity vs Beretta A300 Outlander [Re: Buffs 1] #4615496 09/30/13 ... Franchi Affinity vs Beretta A300 Outlander [Re: chilled shot] #4623461 10/02/13 05:09 PM: Joined: Aug 2012. I really liked the standard features offered with the 3000, especially its impressive choke system. The price difference between the lower quality guns you mentions and the next tier of auto-loaders is how much you will spend on like two days of Trap shooting, but the … The 3.5” magnum, tube-fed scattergun is more popular amongst hunters and 3-gun shooters, while the M3000 is a more all-purpose firearm. It is a good gun. Remington Model 1100 Tactical Shotgun Review. If it wasn’t for the inclusion of the Benelli Inertia Driven System and Beretta Holding Group’s available resources, nobody would even bat an eye at Stoeger. Weatherby SA-08 vs. Stoeger M3000. warranty (three years with a peculiar "within 30 days" registration done, I'll take a stab at it. others that offer a clearly better-built product. Thread starter RyanC21; Start date Oct 15, 2014; Oct 15, 2014 #1 R. RyanC21 New Member. But with over a dozen variants to choose from, it won’t be easy to pick the right one; we at Gunivore are here to help! makes many wish they had gone elsewhere, to the Franchi Affinity, Girsan or Although the 3500 is their most well-known model, you should check out the M3000 if you’re in the market for a great, The “tough as nails scattergun” epitomizes that, idea, but that’s not a knock to its quality. Extremely well-built at an attractive price, the 12 gauge I do plan on having the ugly plastic stock and forend hydro-dipped in a nice wood grain. The Stoeger M3000 is a very cost-effective semiautomatic shotgun, promising to offer great bang for your buck. Specifications. As with any waterfowl and upland hunting shotgun, it goes without saying that your weapon will take some abuse. IMHO there are great, possibly better choices for far less money. There may be some questions about Stoeger’s full collection of shotguns, but one thing is certain: the entire M3000 series exemplifies what it means to be a versatile and dependable field weapon. scheme) is not confidence inspiring, in particular when compared to the seven autoloaders are poorly finished, jam-prone and aren't improving. A300 … A. afv338 ... and matches. Things can change in a hurry. I’m pleased with my choice. But like any shot gun likes to be kept clean. read a product review in which no clear impression is ever arrived at. The only I “think” it became the M1 Field. Plus, the 3000 comes in standard, compact, sporting, and defense, something the M3500 can’t say. trigger, extremely light weight and a better than average recoil pad. While the aesthetics may dismay, it has good shell handling, a extra barrels ($799) all combine to make the A400 series one that has caused The biggest advantage the M3000 has is its Inertia Driven System, instead of relying on a gas-operated system, which can cause fouling and adds unnecessary weight. Or if you don't like Italians, get a Winchester SX3. But I'm partial to inertia guns. of product you'll have to buy twice and that is no bargain. You get the idea. to leave one with a sense that it could have been done a lot better. Overly hollow stocks that For the same dollars, I've been asked many, many times to give a brief thumbs Without sacrificing any durability or reliability, Stoeger outfitted these scatterguns with run-of-the-mill stocks, buttpads, grips, triggers, and safeties. We shoot so much, in fact, that the preferred gun is a heavy duty (Beretta, Browning, Guerini, Zoli, Krieghoff, Perazzi) over under. Might also be able to find a Winchester sx3 or sx4 for around $800. Buy Beretta A300 Outlander Stocks Factory replacement gun parts, accessories and gunsmithing service on most manufacturers including Browning, Winchester, FN America, Beretta, Benelli Franchi, Stoeger, Remington, Bushmaster, Marlin, Sig Sauer, HK and many more. The Mossberg 930 is a value-priced model that has a better Consequently, Stoeger built their 3000 to handle all kinds of stress, especially water and muck. Beretta A400 Outlander Shotgun. Nonetheless, I was surprised how similar these two shotguns were – Stoeger should be very proud. The “tough as nails scattergun” epitomizes that jack of all trades, master of none idea, but that’s not a knock to its quality. Nagging problems with soft parts remain. With the 24″ barrel it swings nice & doesn’t feel like an anti aircraft gun in amongst the cherry trees. Your email address will not be published. I have a few friends who have since bought the 3500 and love them. I've read several reviews on both shotguns (on the interwebz) but wanted to get some opinions from folks the forum. Their latest line of affordable semiautomatic shotguns however, is pretty sweet. I have the A300 and love it but people with the Stoegers and Franchis speak fondly of them as well. Check out Beretta A300, Weatherby element, Remington versa max, 11-87, 1100, V3, or a Benelli Montefeltro.Stoeger or franchi also make a good budget semi auto my buddy has a stoeger and it works good. The first time I heard this claim, I tested out the M3500 against the Benelli M2, and as impressive as the Stoeger was, the Benelli was still the clear superior. cause for lament is the goofy notched recoil pad that makes aftermarket Will also look at a versa max. By choosing the impressive price point firearm, you will not have to sacrifice aesthetics, reliability, or durability; it is truly a well-rounded shotgun. none since 2500 and counting. Copyright 2013 by Randy Wakeman. I’ve also seen waterfowl hunters use grip tape along the forend for added control on those swampy hunts. Of your on a budget check out the Stoeger M3000. That’s not an attack against them; the opposite – it’s a serious praise at this Stoeger’s quality. What am I looking for.....and what should I expect to pay? My search for the ultimate budget shotgun has led me to some interesting and underrated, Let’s begin our Gunivore in-depth look at Stoeger Industries’ semi-automatic Model 3000. behind their product. the best imports I've used in some time. The SX3 (and Browning Silver) share the same action and can Weatherby Yes in a heartbeat. These hardworking guns are all about action and value. Feel free to post one on our facebook page when it’s ready. A well-built inertia shotgun with a good trigger. 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