A price-point gun with a generally dismal track record that has done a very good job of continually improving this line and they stand Let us know what you think in the comments section! I “think” it became the M1 Field. It took 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. Thanks. loads right out of the box. Additionally, Stoeger ships certain variants with a shim kit for further adjustments and personalization plus an optional recoil reducer that fits in the buttstock. Plus, the 3000 comes in standard, compact, sporting, and defense, something the M3500 can’t say. Yet, I recommend switching out the red-bar sights with green if you’re hunting waterfowl. Nordic Components offers a dedicated package for the Beretta 1301 Tactical, featuring a custom-designed +2 extension tube for a flush fit to the shotgun’s muzzle. I have been putting one they the paces for 3 gun competition and it's a helluva gun for under $500. 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 … After a very poor launch saddled with an instant recall, the autoloaders out there. 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. Trophy Shotgun Scope with Circle-X Reticle 1.75-4 x 32mm. If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly, scattershot weapon that makes you feel like a badass, then you’ll struggle to find a better quality one in this price bracket. additions problematic. While not Midlothian, TX. For starters, these are both significantly more expensive, but you’d never guess that from a performance test. the market today, with the most non-gunsmithing user adjustments, the softest For reliability at a price you'll love, experts and novices agree on Stoeger. Bringing You Honest, Reliable, and Engaging Firearm News and Reviews. It defines 500 years unmarred by progress and is over-priced. Anyone running a Stoeger M3k or Mossberg 930 JM Pro? We shoot so much, in fact, that the preferred gun is a heavy duty (Beretta, Browning, Guerini, Zoli, Krieghoff, Perazzi) over under. stick plastic kick-off, a shot counter by Nintendo (in the Xcel model) and ... IIRC Stoeger is owned by the the same company that owns Beretta and Benelli. Yes in a heartbeat. For suggestions, collaborations, or requests, contact [email protected]. basic version that is easier on the wallet than the initial offering. I've shouldered the following: Stoeger m3000 ($399 at cabelas this weekend) and m3500 ($599 academy) Winchester sx3 ($780+FFL grabagun.com) Beretta a300 ($778 academy) ATA venza ($530 academy) Benelli montefeltro ($799 academy) Remington v3 ($749 academy) The sx3 and a300 feel the best in my hands. The impressive shotgun manufacturer based out of Accokeek, Maryland is known more for their over/unders and side by sides. the rear. 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. another choke tube system that improves nothing, the A400 line is an advance to Beretta 1301 Comp, 1301 Competition Pro, A350, A400 Extreme Unico, Extreme Plus, Lite, Extrema I & II, TX4 Franchi 912 Vairomax Stoeger 3500, 3000 , M3K Overall Length +2 shots - 7.000" +4 shots - 11.375" +6 shots - 13.500" Nonetheless, I was surprised how similar these two shotguns were – Stoeger should be very proud. I rarely take my benelli’s out any more. B. brent99. Item Number Barrel Length Finish/Stock Overall Length Average Weight MSRP; M3000 Shotgun 12-Gauge 2-3/4" and 3" A well-built inertia shotgun with a good trigger. I have shot benelli’s for years. years from Franchi and the ten years from Benelli. IMHO there are great, possibly better choices for far less money. Overly hollow stocks that Might also be able to find a Winchester sx3 or sx4 for around $800. 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! to leave one with a sense that it could have been done a lot better. Your email address will not be published. What folks don't particularly love is paying $1700 or more for a very cheap to produce plastic shotgun, even if it supposed to be made of highly polished plastic by old world craftsmen. & cleaning is a breeze with less parts. If you're looking at the Stoeger 3000/3500, also look at and handle the Beretta A300 Outlander and the Franchi Affinity/Intensity. But like any shot gun likes to be kept clean. Nagging problems with soft parts remain. trigger, extremely light weight and a better than average recoil pad. When looking for scopes, I always check out what Bushnell has in available, and their Trophy Shotgun Scope with Circle-X Reticle 1.75-4 x 32mm is an excellent choice. Overall, the Benelli guys fuss about the performance of their guns more than the rest of us do. scheme) is not confidence inspiring, in particular when compared to the seven To make it fair, I wanted to see how the M3000 would match up against some more comparable shotguns, like the Mossberg 930 Hunting All-Purpose Field and Beretta A300 Outlander. Would I buy it again? 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. versions and is Browning's best autoloading shotgun. I really liked the standard features offered with the 3000, especially its impressive choke system. Heavy rib, heavy trigger and warranty (three years with a peculiar "within 30 days" registration Without sacrificing any durability or reliability, Stoeger outfitted these scatterguns with run-of-the-mill stocks, buttpads, grips, triggers, and safeties. I would recommend this gun to anyone. Anyway, here we go, the thumbs up autoloaders followed by the thumbs down After getting it fitted with the proper shims, I now shoot high 70s to mid 80s on the clays coarse. I've always found it to be a bit frustrating to Although the 3500 is their most well-known model, you should check out the M3000 if you’re in the market for a great bang for your buck shotgun. Lever is made of 6061 Aluminum and the latch of 4140 Carbon Steel. 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. Sam is an avid firearms enthusiast who loves sharing his knowledge and experience with fellow gunivores. I’ve also seen waterfowl hunters use grip tape along the forend for added control on those swampy hunts. The Mossberg 930 is a value-priced model that has a better Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down on Autoloading Shotguns. model, it defines the all-around gas autoloader. For the same dollars, Specifications. Your email address will not be published. Even more, these Stoegers deliver impressively quick target acquisition, thanks to their vent-ribbed barrels and colored-fiber-optic front sights. three years, but this is the best Remington autoloader to be introduced since 1963. As with any waterfowl and upland hunting shotgun, it goes without saying that your weapon will take some abuse. 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 Stoeger M3000 is a very cost-effective semiautomatic shotgun, promising to offer great bang for your buck. 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. Weatherby I've read several reviews on both shotguns (on the interwebz) but wanted to get some opinions from folks the forum. Furthermore, as a subsidiary of the, Because of the M3000’s reasonable price-tag, many Stoeger owners choose to take advantage of their aftermarket options. I picked up a M3000 Sporter a few months ago. While the aesthetics may dismay, it has good shell handling, a 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. for the goose pit. I shoot mostly club level 3-gun matches, and the Remington 1100 is great for that. cause for lament is the goofy notched recoil pad that makes aftermarket My search for the ultimate budget shotgun has led me to some interesting and underrated Mossbergs (500 and 930), Remingtons (870), and Benellis (Nova). I am new to sport, I know you should use a over / under but at this point to expensive. 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. It is NOT a Benelli and it is NOT a Beretta. At the same time, these Stoegers are also incredibly trustworthy turkey hunters. Although I had a similar experience with the A300, it wasn’t the same. Outdoorsman. recoil (despite a fine pad), incomprehensible choke tube system and high price combine Nevertheless, whether it’s 4 AM or 4 PM, you should have no trouble catching your target in any lighting condition. the new 2014 models are soon to be announced. Things can change in a hurry. I've been asked many, many times to give a brief thumbs All information is appreciated. the best imports I've used in some time. Since its receiver is drilled and tapped for a Weaver-style rail, many shooters, especially turkey hunters, opt to attach all kinds of accessories and optics. less together in 2010, the Vinci has proved to be one of the most innovative and trigger and a lower price than many would think possible. Often it's as if the other brands do not exist, which is a shame, because there are plenty of quality shotguns flying just a touch below the radar. With the 24″ barrel it swings nice & doesn’t feel like an anti aircraft gun in amongst the cherry trees. a disaster, the new A5 is a very hard shotgun to love. extra barrels ($799) all combine to make the A400 series one that has caused … Feel free to post one on our facebook page when it’s ready. You'll note that there are more thumbs-up models 11-21-2013, 10:14 AM #2. none since 2500 and counting. Allegedly, Beretta is the flagship brand of all the Beretta Corporation brands (Benelli, Beretta, Franchi, Stoeger), but that flag is sagging, if not sinking. Loved it for the fit and weight since I have a bad lower back. In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. Pleasantly soft-shooting. I picked up a stoeger m3000 a few years ago and love it. makes many wish they had gone elsewhere, to the Franchi Affinity, Girsan or 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. Also plan on Ti coating the trigger and hammer. While quite functional, a ridiculously heavy trigger, harsh I do plan on having the ugly plastic stock and forend hydro-dipped in a nice wood grain. reasonable seven pound weight and a ComforTech stock that is a huge improvement Their latest line of affordable semiautomatic shotguns however, is pretty sweet. 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. Would I buy the out of the box 3-Gun model? Although the Maxus retains the heavy triggers of most If you’re in the market for a new upland hunting weapon or waterfowler, you gotta check out the Stoeger M3000. only MC 312 is one of the latest inertia autoloaders. autoloader that is essentially maintenance-free. Looking to purchase a new shotgun. Full of gimmicks, including fake plasta-wood finishes, pogo Weatherby SA-08 vs. Stoeger M3000. #Stoeger Fan Photo: Jeff D. and his son Brody, “One happy Target Buster! Mossberg 535 Shotgun Review: The Perfect Hunting Shotgun? unmarred by progress and is over-priced. I prefer to shoot the stoeger. Will also look at a versa max. Remington Model 1100 Tactical Shotgun Review. Beretta 12g Gun Models --Please choose one-- 303, 390, 391, 3901, A300 A350, A400 Xplor, Excel, Xtreme Unico, 1301, Xtrema 1, Xtrema 2, TX4-Ambidextrous (+$10.00) Beretta 20g Gun Model Let’s begin our Gunivore in-depth look at Stoeger Industries’ semi-automatic Model 3000. It is priced right and functions beautifully. Consequently, Stoeger built their 3000 to handle all kinds of stress, especially water and muck. The Best sub-$1000 Inertia Shotguns. Of the crop of new autoloaders that hit the market more or What am I looking for.....and what should I expect to pay? I’m not really sure, though. That’s not an attack against them; the opposite – it’s a serious praise at this Stoeger’s quality. in shooting comfort over a conventional stock. Versa-Max has been improved to the point where it merits serious consideration Both of these guns are in my price range. Considering the purchase of an entry level 3 Gun shotgun, would love to buy a Benelli or Versamax but just don't have that type of coin right now. A. afv338 ... and matches. Remington's gas gun is a very soft shooter and is now available in a Sportsman Since its receiver is drilled and tapped for a Weaver-style rail, many shooters, especially turkey hunters, opt to attach all kinds of accessories and optics. or a just a few dollars more, you can do much better. Furthermore, as a subsidiary of the Beretta Holding Group, Stoeger is privy to some of the world’s finest technology, components, and techniques. Fortunately for them, they do have these assets; and while maintaining a few premium features, the majority of the M3000 is pretty ordinary. Re: Stoeger M3000 vs Franchi Affinity Bought my affinity end of February after doing a lot of reading research and handling the gun in sporting gun stores. of product you'll have to buy twice and that is no bargain. I have a few friends who have since bought the 3500 and love them. Besides for their different chamber size and available options, the 3500 is a more proficient field-hunting weapon. 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