loads right out of the box. trigger, extremely light weight and a better than average recoil pad. I've been asked many, many times to give a brief thumbs Might also be able to find a Winchester sx3 or sx4 for around $800. I shoot mostly club level 3-gun matches, and the Remington 1100 is great for that. For starters, these are both significantly more expensive, but you’d never guess that from a performance test. Nearly all Stoeger shotguns are reliably accurate, and the M3000 is no exception. or a just a few dollars more, you can do much better. 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. Mine will chew up cheap Rios-hevi metal, don’t matter. autoloader that is essentially maintenance-free. Outdoorsman. In fact, there’s really not many more differences between these two popular Stoegers. Let’s begin our Gunivore in-depth look at Stoeger Industries’ semi-automatic Model 3000. Midlothian, TX. I do plan on having the ugly plastic stock and forend hydro-dipped in a nice wood grain. The “tough as nails scattergun” epitomizes that jack of all trades, master of none idea, but that’s not a knock to its quality. dedicated 391 and 390 Beretta aficionados to shake their collective heads and What many people like about recoil-operated “inertia” shotguns is the very low maintenance. I have shot benelli’s for years. Now halfway through this season & nearly 3000 rounds later. Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down on Autoloading Shotguns. Although many waterfowlers designed to chamber heavier loads tend to malfunction with lighter loads, this 12 gauge will cycle 2 ¾” and 3” rounds beautifully. ... IIRC Stoeger is owned by the the same company that owns Beretta and Benelli. Weatherby of product you'll have to buy twice and that is no bargain. When it comes to shotguns and Italian craftsmanship, Stoeger Industries – currently owned by the Beretta Holding Group – often gets ignored, without explanation. for the goose pit. In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. 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 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. 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. makes many wish they had gone elsewhere, to the Franchi Affinity, Girsan or Of your on a budget check out the Stoeger M3000. 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. Their latest line of affordable semiautomatic shotguns however, is pretty sweet. These are both great sporting shotguns, but the A400 was designed to be a premium version of the 300. As a 3” chamber scattergun, owners are given plenty of loading options and the 3000 handles them all flawlessly. Easy on the eyes and shoulder alike, That’s not an attack against them; the opposite – it’s a serious praise at this Stoeger’s quality. However, if you’re in the market for a cheaper attachment, take a look on Amazon for deals on the impressive CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 2.5-10x40e. Sam is an avid firearms enthusiast who loves sharing his knowledge and experience with fellow gunivores. extra barrels ($799) all combine to make the A400 series one that has caused The best made, most fully featured autoloading target gun on My search for the ultimate budget shotgun has led me to some interesting and underrated Mossbergs (500 and 930), Remingtons (870), and Benellis (Nova). If I was not able to open up the loading port to do dual/quad loads on the 1100, I'd probably would be shooting a Stoeger 3000, Mossberg JM Pro, or Beretta 1301 competition. others that offer a clearly better-built product. 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. The Mossberg 930 is a value-priced model that has a better Extremely well-built at an attractive price, the 12 gauge It defines 500 years Yes in a heartbeat. Posts: 64. By choosing the impressive price point firearm, you will not have to sacrifice aesthetics, reliability, or durability; it is truly a well-rounded shotgun. 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. We shoot so much, in fact, that the preferred gun is a heavy duty (Beretta, Browning, Guerini, Zoli, Krieghoff, Perazzi) over under. Versa-Max has been improved to the point where it merits serious consideration in shooting comfort over a conventional stock. What am I looking for.....and what should I expect to pay? I’m pleased with my choice. 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. recoil and backed by the best customer service team in the industry. In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. it has features you don't find very often: authentic walnut stock, decent The Stoeger 3000 and 3500 are both great guns for that price. Pleasantly soft-shooting. These hardworking guns are all about action and value. Furthermore, as a subsidiary of the Beretta Holding Group, Stoeger is privy to some of the world’s finest technology, components, and techniques. 11-21-2013, 10:14 AM #2. 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. to leave one with a sense that it could have been done a lot better. reasonable seven pound weight and a ComforTech stock that is a huge improvement 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. years from Franchi and the ten years from Benelli. As this is written, late in 2013, I'm mindful that A300 … Thread starter RyanC21; Start date Oct 15, 2014; Oct 15, 2014 #1 R. RyanC21 New Member. up or thumbs down verdict on several firearms. All things considered, Stoeger Industries’ semi-auto M3000 is an affordable alternative to some of the most popular shotguns in the market. The Stoeger M3K is a decent gun for the money. Weatherby SA-08 vs. Stoeger M3000. But I'm partial to inertia guns. That sounds great, we’d love to see a picture! 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. versions and is Browning's best autoloading shotgun. Beretta A300, Winchester SX3 or the Remington V3, to name a few. Before we begin, I recommend catching a glimpse of our review of the M3500 and the entire Stoeger Industries Company. the rear. I am looking for info on either gun or any info for a semi auto for less than $800. While the M3000 doesn’t have the best swing, it does offer supreme control and handling. Remington Model 1100 Tactical Shotgun Review. autoloaders out there. recoil (despite a fine pad), incomprehensible choke tube system and high price combine 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" … Both of these guns are in my price range. 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. Since this is so very rarely Keep in mind though, that these affordable semi-autos need about 100 rounds to get broken in. cause for lament is the goofy notched recoil pad that makes aftermarket Although I had a similar experience with the A300, it wasn’t the same. Whenever a discussion arises over the "best" shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. I recently reviewed the Beretta A400 and I was blown away by its extraordinary specs and performance. 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. Nonetheless, I was surprised how similar these two shotguns were – Stoeger should be very proud. Also plan on Ti coating the trigger and hammer. A price-point gun with a generally dismal track record that Nagging problems with soft parts remain. All information is appreciated. Their latest line of affordable semiautomatic shotguns however, is pretty sweet. IMHO there are great, possibly better choices for far less money. 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. It is priced right and functions beautifully. While the aesthetics may dismay, it has good shell handling, a The Stoeger M3000 is a very cost-effective semiautomatic shotgun, promising to offer great bang for your buck. autoloaders are poorly finished, jam-prone and aren't improving. 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. B. brent99. I’m not really sure, though. #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. Videos. has done a very good job of continually improving this line and they stand 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. the best imports I've used in some time. Your email address will not be published. Bringing You Honest, Reliable, and Engaging Firearm News and Reviews. Specifications. save you a few pesos compared the Maxus, if you like the raised rib (SX3) and only MC 312 is one of the latest inertia autoloaders. Without sacrificing any durability or reliability, Stoeger outfitted these scatterguns with run-of-the-mill stocks, buttpads, grips, triggers, and safeties. In reality, that’s probably the only reason they can compete with shotguns twice their price. are difficult to fit, finishes impossible to match and horrifically over-priced 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. It is NOT a Benelli and it is NOT a Beretta. Lever is made of 6061 Aluminum and the latch of 4140 Carbon Steel. none since 2500 and counting. Item Number Barrel Length Finish/Stock Overall Length Average Weight MSRP; M3000 Shotgun 12-Gauge 2-3/4" and 3" Full of gimmicks, including fake plasta-wood finishes, pogo 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. I’ve heard tons of Stoeger shooters claim that these price point shotguns rival firearms twice their price. The first time I heard this claim, I tested out the M3500 against the, 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. I bought a new Super 90 in about 2002. Beretta A300 Outlander. A moderately heavy 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. category, in alphabetical order. read a product review in which no clear impression is ever arrived at. You'll note that there are more thumbs-up models the new 2014 models are soon to be announced. scheme) is not confidence inspiring, in particular when compared to the seven Maybe, but that would depend upon how much more I was willing to spend. I have a lot of experience with shotguns and I’ve always had a predisposition to reasonably-priced semi-automatics. I have a few friends who have since bought the 3500 and love them. For the same dollars, While CZ-USA is a fine company, their Huglo (of Turkey) made Mossberg 535 Shotgun Review: The Perfect Hunting Shotgun? 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 really liked the standard features offered with the 3000, especially its impressive choke system. Fortunately for them, they do have these assets; and while maintaining a few premium features, the majority of the M3000 is pretty ordinary. If you're looking at the Stoeger 3000/3500, also look at and handle the Beretta A300 Outlander and the Franchi Affinity/Intensity. trigger and a lower price than many would think possible. The only It is a seven pound But like any shot gun likes to be kept clean. It is the type You get the idea. As with any waterfowl and upland hunting shotgun, it goes without saying that your weapon will take some abuse. stick plastic kick-off, a shot counter by Nintendo (in the Xcel model) and Get a Beretta A300 or a Franchi Affinity. Required fields are marked *, When it comes to shotguns and Italian craftsmanship, Stoeger Industries – currently owned by the Beretta Holding Group – often gets ignored, without explanation. the market today, with the most non-gunsmithing user adjustments, the softest I “think” it became the M1 Field. Consequently, Stoeger built their 3000 to handle all kinds of stress, especially water and muck. At the same time, these Stoegers are also incredibly trustworthy turkey hunters. Beretta A300 vs. A400. Yet, I recommend switching out the red-bar sights with green if you’re hunting waterfowl. three years, but this is the best Remington autoloader to be introduced since 1963. BERETTA A400. Stoeger M3000 VS 3500, Mossberg 930, Beretta A300. For reliability at a price you'll love, experts and novices agree on Stoeger. The m3000 ticked all the boxes . BENELLI / FRANCHI Benelli inertia guns are a known quantity and although they are a bit proudly priced, they are backed by a good warranty and very good customer service. ; that being said, picking the right one can be tough. Your email address will not be published. I prefer to shoot the stoeger. While quite functional, a ridiculously heavy trigger, harsh Plus, besides for its impeccable feeding abilities, the semi-auto 3000 also cycles all kinds of cartridges and ammo super-fast. I have the A300 and love it but people with the Stoegers and Franchis speak fondly of them as well. I've read several reviews on both shotguns (on the interwebz) but wanted to get some opinions from folks the forum. A well-built inertia shotgun with a good trigger. 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! done, I'll take a stab at it. Our group puts out guns through heck while hunting in Arkansas every year. Will also look at a versa max. Overall, the Benelli guys fuss about the performance of their guns more than the rest of us do. TrevorFaircloth. unmarred by progress and is over-priced. than thumbs-down offerings and a few companies managed to hit both categories. I picked up a M3000 Sporter a few months ago. Trophy Shotgun Scope with Circle-X Reticle 1.75-4 x 32mm. I rarely take my benelli’s out any more. another choke tube system that improves nothing, the A400 line is an advance to But with over a dozen variants to choose from, it won’t be easy to pick the right one; we at, 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. The impressive shotgun manufacturer based out of Accokeek, Maryland is known more for their over/unders and side by sides. A new compact M3000 to shoot at ATA events here in Ohio.” pic.twitter.com/WafJaunEum. I got my m3000 with 24″ barrel end of last fruit season.. As a bird shooter over Cherrys & grapes..here in New Zealand , I needed a good solid work gun. hassle-free. Anyone running a Stoeger M3k or Mossberg 930 JM Pro? One of my favorite things about the M3000 is how many options there are. Of the crop of new autoloaders that hit the market more or It defines 500 years unmarred by progress and is over-priced. Find a Stoeger dealer and make one yours. Nagging problems with soft parts remain. For the price, I don’t worry about it getting a bit torn up on the coarse. Overly hollow stocks that Stoeger does not make shotguns and I think they label those they bring in from Vursan out of Turkey. After a very poor launch saddled with an instant recall, the Feel free to post one on our facebook page when it’s ready. For suggestions, collaborations, or requests, contact [email protected]. Would I buy it again? Plus, the 3000 comes in standard, compact, sporting, and defense, something the M3500 can’t say. It took less together in 2010, the Vinci has proved to be one of the most innovative and Useing 28 gram loads..the ammunition is both cheep and dirty..the inertia driven bolt runs cleaner than my work mates gas piston driven shotgun. 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