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stoeger m3500

Postby m3500 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:58 pm

I bought a stoeger model 3500 2 years ago and now want a aftermarket choke for because of a recent pattern test resulting disappointment. the loads I was using were Winchester experts 3" 2's at about 25yards with the factory mod. choke (full in steel). im not looking to change load just to find a choke that can give a denser pattern. I was thinking maybe a carlsons super steel in mid range?
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby winchester1852 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:09 pm

probably should try a different load.
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby Jon Bergren » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:40 pm

Talk to Shane at Carlsons. He will fix you up. He will also exchange until you get the pattern you want. I personally like the Lite Mod over decoys. Jon.
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby m3500 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:32 pm

I was think the Carlsons super steel mid range which is like a mod. but I think that might be to much choke for the occasional drake mallard that comes into the decoys (20-25) yards. As for talking to Shane would I have to call them or email them?
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby Yuchi1 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:38 pm

winchester1852 wrote:probably should try a different load.


Agreed ^^^, at the ranges you mentioned, #4's might be an option with your existing tubes. Try the Experts in 2 3/4" 1 1/16 oz. of #4's as 10gaOkie has posted having experienced excellent results with that factory load.
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby m3500 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:47 pm

for mallards even that sounds a little small. I plan on using #3 shot for early season for the teal and wood ducks and young mallards but merging back to 2's later in the season when birds are bigger . and wouldn't 2 3/4 in. not have enough pellets in it?
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby m3500 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:52 pm

I am killing birds with expert 2's (not always stone dead) but when its on paper it just looks like a good crippling pattern recipe.
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby Yuchi1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:51 am

m3500 wrote:for mallards even that sounds a little small. I plan on using #3 shot for early season for the teal and wood ducks and young mallards but merging back to 2's later in the season when birds are bigger . and wouldn't 2 3/4 in. not have enough pellets in it?


Soot a few mallards at <35 yards with #4's...you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby m3500 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:02 am

Are they shot up that bad though?
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby m3500 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:03 am

That's my only worry about small shot that and cripples
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby jehler » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:53 pm

m3500 wrote:I bought a stoeger model 3500 2 years ago

I'm sorry :lol3:
Buy it, use it, break it, fix it,
Trash it, change it, mail - upgrade it,
Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it,
Snap it, work it, quick - erase it,
Write it, cut it, paste it, save it,
Load it, check it, quick - rewrite it,
Plug it, play it, burn it
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby winchester1852 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:45 pm

m3500 wrote:for mallards even that sounds a little small. I plan on using #3 shot for early season for the teal and wood ducks and young mallards but merging back to 2's later in the season when birds are bigger . and wouldn't 2 3/4 in. not have enough pellets in it?





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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby m3500 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:44 pm

I understand why u may think that's funny but will there be enough pellets to have a dense enough pattern out to 35 yards?
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Re: stoeger m3500

Postby winchester1852 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:46 pm

yes.
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