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stoeger m3000

Postby MSduckslayer2013 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:24 pm

im looking into buying this gun had a m2000 but recently sold it for the extra money to get the m3000. what are the pros and cons on this gun??!!! and before you say i am definetly not looking for a 3.5" gun so dont say "cons = dont shoot 3.5" cause i dont want one that does lol please give good honest answers
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby go get the bird » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:54 am

Doesn't shoot 3.5". Get the 3500.
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby z51 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:39 am

Damn, I was planning to lie to you. Oh well.
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby m3500 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:08 pm

I've had mine for 2 or 3 seasons now no problems except for some reason it hiccups on "I think" 2 3/4 in. light remington loads now and then but otherwise it cycles perfectly. I don't shoot 3.5 so I cant speak of the recoil on those but 3in. have little to know recoil obviously there is non in the moment of truth. If your on a budget its a perfect gun if your not its still a awesome gun.
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby cuppedandkilled » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:49 pm

m3500 wrote:I've had mine for 2 or 3 seasons now no problems except for some reason it hiccups on "I think" 2 3/4 in. light remington loads now and then but otherwise it cycles perfectly. I don't shoot 3.5 so I cant speak of the recoil on those but 3in. have little to know recoil obviously there is non in the moment of truth. If your on a budget its a perfect gun if your not its still a awesome gun.


They haven't made M3000's for 2 or 3 years.

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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby m3500 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:33 am

I'm pretty sure they still make them I just saw one last week at a gun shop brand new.
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby m3500 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:35 am

I forgot to mention that I have the 3500 not the 3000 but my buddy has a 3000 and his is as reliable as my 3500
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby MSduckslayer2013 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:53 am

okay guys looks like i might be able to afford the 3500 also so which one should i get? the 3500 or the 3000??? if you say the 3500 please (in detail) describe to me why the 3.5 inch shells would be needed!!!! i dont mean to sound like an ass guys just this will be my first self bought shotgun and i want to make sure i do right! another thing is i have shouldered both and the 3500 seems a big front heavy to me! would this effect my shooting in any way?????
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby cuppedandkilled » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:48 am

m3500 wrote:I'm pretty sure they still make them I just saw one last week at a gun shop brand new.


Correct they still make them, but they haven't been in production for 2-3 like you mentioned above. The guns only about a year old.
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby cuppedandkilled » Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:51 am

MSduckslayer2013 wrote:okay guys looks like i might be able to afford the 3500 also so which one should i get? the 3500 or the 3000??? if you say the 3500 please (in detail) describe to me why the 3.5 inch shells would be needed!!!! i dont mean to sound like an ass guys just this will be my first self bought shotgun and i want to make sure i do right! another thing is i have shouldered both and the 3500 seems a big front heavy to me! would this effect my shooting in any way?????


I don't think a 3.5" shell is ever needed. You're gaining pellet count . If you hit a bird with 65 ish BB pellets from a 3" mag, what is an extra 20 pellets going to do from a 3.5" mag? The bird should be dead.

Pattern density is a good thing, but I also like to have a bird left to eat. I've killed more birds than ever with my 3" guns the past two years. Recoil is much less, so you can get on your second shot quicker. Also, shells are much less expensive.
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby HOPIN4ABOAT » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:00 pm

I bought the m3500 why did I get the 3.5 capability you ask because someday maybe I would want to shoot them. I've had this gun since the day they came out and still haven't used any and don't plan on it, but there is that chance that I may change my mind. You really don't lose anything just gain the extra 3.5 capability.
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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby cuppedandkilled » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:56 pm

HOPIN4ABOAT wrote:I bought the m3500 why did I get the 3.5 capability you ask because someday maybe I would want to shoot them. I've had this gun since the day they came out and still haven't used any and don't plan on it, but there is that chance that I may change my mind. You really don't lose anything just gain the extra 3.5 capability.


Heavier by about a 1/4 pound (Stoegers site says they weigh the same - its not the case... m3000 is lighter). More recoil with 3.5" shells which makes doubles and triples harder to come by, and sometimes they're finicky with light target loads. Just my findings of course.

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Re: stoeger m3000

Postby TxSwampStomper » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:23 am

I just got the 3500 about 2 months ago....you break it in right and you wont have any problems shooting skeet/dove loads. I haven't had a problem with mine and have probably already shot 5 or 6 boxes through it. Just make sure you take it apart and clean that cheap grease they put on it from factory. Opening morning, right at shooting time, pulled a triple like it was nothing.
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