Copyright 2013 by Randy Wakeman. All information is appreciated. I’m not really sure, though. 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. Of your on a budget check out the Stoeger M3000. Trophy Shotgun Scope with Circle-X Reticle 1.75-4 x 32mm. Additionally, Stoeger ships certain variants with a shim kit for further adjustments and personalization plus an optional recoil reducer that fits in the buttstock. stick plastic kick-off, a shot counter by Nintendo (in the Xcel model) and recoil (despite a fine pad), incomprehensible choke tube system and high price combine In shooting the first 200 rounds (1200 fps) cheep stuff, 3 FTEs. dedicated 391 and 390 Beretta aficionados to shake their collective heads and Nevertheless, whether it’s 4 AM or 4 PM, you should have no trouble catching your target in any lighting condition. But like any shot gun likes to be kept clean. Feel free to post one on our facebook page when it’s ready. the new 2014 models are soon to be announced. One of my favorite things about the M3000 is how many options there are. In reality, that’s probably the only reason they can compete with shotguns twice their price. But I'm partial to inertia guns. Pushing eight pounds and with an extremely thick recoil pad, As this is written, late in 2013, I'm mindful that Heavy rib, heavy trigger and In either 20 or 12 gauge, this ATA made autoloader is one of One of my favorite things about the M3000 is how many options there are. Before we begin, I recommend catching a glimpse of our review of the M3500 and the entire Stoeger Industries Company. Get a Beretta A300 or a Franchi Affinity. If you're looking at the Stoeger 3000/3500, also look at and handle the Beretta A300 Outlander and the Franchi Affinity/Intensity. The latch is coated with Titanium Nitride for better lubricity. Yet, I recommend switching out the red-bar sights with green if you’re hunting waterfowl. It defines 500 years Looking at buying a new shotgun. It defines 500 years unmarred by progress and is over-priced. That sounds great, we’d love to see a picture! current Browning autoloaders, it is one of the softest-shooting seven pound When it comes to shotguns and Italian craftsmanship, Stoeger Industries – currently owned by the Beretta Holding Group – often gets ignored, without explanation. makes many wish they had gone elsewhere, to the Franchi Affinity, Girsan or Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down on Autoloading Shotguns. Both of these guns are in my price range. What am I looking for.....and what should I expect to pay? While the aesthetics may dismay, it has good shell handling, a I have a few friends who have since bought the 3500 and love them. BERETTA A400. While quite functional, a ridiculously heavy trigger, harsh In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. While CZ-USA is a fine company, their Huglo (of Turkey) made Might also be able to find a Winchester sx3 or sx4 for around $800. I may replace my 11-87 with one, I hate my 11-87. Although I had a similar experience with the A300, it wasn’t the same. It took With the 24″ barrel it swings nice & doesn’t feel like an anti aircraft gun in amongst the cherry trees. Versa-Max has been improved to the point where it merits serious consideration I bought a new Super 90 in about 2002. Would I buy it again? I do plan on having the ugly plastic stock and forend hydro-dipped in a nice wood grain. I picked up a stoeger m3000 a few years ago and love it. I've always found it to be a bit frustrating to Nagging problems with soft parts remain. … I have tried to make it break, I can’t. The Mossberg 930 is a value-priced model that has a better Will also look at a versa max. Anyway, here we go, the thumbs up autoloaders followed by the thumbs down Maybe, but that would depend upon how much more I was willing to spend. B. brent99. 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. Or if you don't like Italians, get a Winchester SX3. go elsewhere. 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. After a very poor launch saddled with an instant recall, the It is well-finished in the Hunter and other walnut stocked autoloader that is essentially maintenance-free. Beretta A300 vs. A400. Anyone running a Stoeger M3k or Mossberg 930 JM Pro? others that offer a clearly better-built product. a disaster, the new A5 is a very hard shotgun to love. Extremely well-built at an attractive price, the 12 gauge ... IIRC Stoeger is owned by the the same company that owns Beretta and Benelli. The impressive shotgun manufacturer based out of Accokeek, Maryland is known more for their over/unders and side by sides. Let’s begin our Gunivore in-depth look at Stoeger Industries’ semi-automatic Model 3000. 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. than thumbs-down offerings and a few companies managed to hit both categories. Remington's gas gun is a very soft shooter and is now available in a Sportsman If you’re in the market for a new upland hunting weapon or waterfowler, you gotta check out the Stoeger M3000. ; that being said, picking the right one can be tough. After getting it fitted with the proper shims, I now shoot high 70s to mid 80s on the clays coarse. 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. Weatherby 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. Videos. 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. behind their product. These are both great sporting shotguns, but the A400 was designed to be a premium version of the 300. Even more, these Stoegers deliver impressively quick target acquisition, thanks to their vent-ribbed barrels and colored-fiber-optic front sights. Your email address will not be published. scheme) is not confidence inspiring, in particular when compared to the seven I’m pleased with my choice. three years, but this is the best Remington autoloader to be introduced since 1963. less together in 2010, the Vinci has proved to be one of the most innovative and can do without the speed loading feature. Outdoorsman. 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. A. afv338 ... and matches. For reliability at a price you'll love, experts and novices agree on Stoeger. A well-built inertia shotgun with a good trigger. Allegedly, Beretta is the flagship brand of all the Beretta Corporation brands (Benelli, Beretta, Franchi, Stoeger), but that flag is sagging, if not sinking. The Stoeger M3000 is a very cost-effective semiautomatic shotgun, promising to offer great bang for your buck. Their latest line of affordable semiautomatic shotguns however, is pretty sweet. I’d like to buy my son a new (or good condition used) Benelli, but have no idea what the modern equivalent is. IMHO there are great, possibly better choices for far less money. cause for lament is the goofy notched recoil pad that makes aftermarket The best made, most fully featured autoloading target gun on Because of the M3000’s reasonable price-tag, many Stoeger owners choose to take advantage of their aftermarket options. 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. Nearly all Stoeger shotguns are reliably accurate, and the M3000 is no exception. It is a seven pound I prefer to shoot the stoeger. TrevorFaircloth. While not of product you'll have to buy twice and that is no bargain. 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. category, in alphabetical order. You'll note that there are more thumbs-up models Thread starter RyanC21; Start date Oct 15, 2014; Oct 15, 2014 #1 R. RyanC21 New Member. A moderately heavy Sam is an avid firearms enthusiast who loves sharing his knowledge and experience with fellow gunivores. 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. In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. It is a good gun. Loved it for the fit and weight since I have a bad lower back. 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. Stoeger does not make shotguns and I think they label those they bring in from Vursan out of Turkey. Lever is made of 6061 Aluminum and the latch of 4140 Carbon Steel. Beretta A300 Outlander. or a just a few dollars more, you can do much better. I really liked the standard features offered with the 3000, especially its impressive choke system. 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. Sent it to AO in Oregon, fantastic job, 4 Lb pull. Yes in a heartbeat. The m3000 ticked all the boxes . Posts: 64. trigger, extremely light weight and a better than average recoil pad. Furthermore, as a subsidiary of the Beretta Holding Group, Stoeger is privy to some of the world’s finest technology, components, and techniques. are difficult to fit, finishes impossible to match and horrifically over-priced Plus, the 3000 comes in standard, compact, sporting, and defense, something the M3500 can’t say. Plus, besides for its impeccable feeding abilities, the semi-auto 3000 also cycles all kinds of cartridges and ammo super-fast. 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. 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. A price-point gun with a generally dismal track record that 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. I would recommend this gun to anyone. has done a very good job of continually improving this line and they stand Find a Stoeger dealer and make one yours. Our group puts out guns through heck while hunting in Arkansas every year. I have the A300 and love it but people with the Stoegers and Franchis speak fondly of them as well. 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! 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. 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. I shoot mostly club level 3-gun matches, and the Remington 1100 is great for that. Item Number Barrel Length Finish/Stock Overall Length Average Weight MSRP; M3000 Shotgun 12-Gauge 2-3/4" and 3" The “tough as nails scattergun” epitomizes that jack of all trades, master of none idea, but that’s not a knock to its quality. Weatherby SA-08 vs. Stoeger M3000. warranty (three years with a peculiar "within 30 days" registration Now halfway through this season & nearly 3000 rounds later. Keep in mind though, that these affordable semi-autos need about 100 rounds to get broken in. up or thumbs down verdict on several firearms. Of the crop of new autoloaders that hit the market more or The Stoeger M3K is a decent gun for the money. 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. it has features you don't find very often: authentic walnut stock, decent I have been putting one they the paces for 3 gun competition and it's a helluva gun for under $500. Also plan on Ti coating the trigger and hammer. 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. I've read several reviews on both shotguns (on the interwebz) but wanted to get some opinions from folks the forum. My search for the ultimate budget shotgun has led me to some interesting and underrated Mossbergs (500 and 930), Remingtons (870), and Benellis (Nova). Your email address will not be published. Midlothian, TX. hassle-free. 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" Beretta A400 Outlander Shotgun. It is priced right and functions beautifully. reasonable seven pound weight and a ComforTech stock that is a huge improvement Remington Model 1100 Tactical Shotgun Review. Easy on the eyes and shoulder alike, Overall, the Benelli guys fuss about the performance of their guns more than the rest of us do. We shoot so much, in fact, that the preferred gun is a heavy duty (Beretta, Browning, Guerini, Zoli, Krieghoff, Perazzi) over under. The SX3 (and Browning Silver) share the same action and can It handles 1 ounce, 1180 fps I've been asked many, many times to give a brief thumbs recoil and backed by the best customer service team in the industry. 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