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Bad Day

Postby billsarima » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:18 pm

Hit a few ponds this morning to do a little puddle jumping. First Pond had some mallards we jumped them up and one shot and a jam. What the heck watched a few nice drakes fly buy at about 15yds. Headed to the next pond which had several mallards, buffies, a few ringnecks , and about a half dozen merganzers. I went to one end of the pond and my buddy to the other. He jumped them up and boom one shot and a jam. I couldn't clear the jam fast enough and watched everything fly out. As my dog retrieved one mallard I watched several ducks circling the pond but would not come in do to the dog. I was disgusted with my gun and headed home. Took my stoeger apart and found the extractor was gummed up. Which surprised me as I try to keep my guns clean but never really worked the extractor. I had to oil and work the extractor some to get it to work smoothly. All clean now and ready to go but what a bad day. Should have taken one of my other guns. I think a versamax needs to find it's way to my house!!!
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Re: Bad Day

Postby eburgsnake » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:42 pm

That's too bad, seems to be a theme with Stoeger's unless they are spotless.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby billsarima » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:33 pm

BigChunter wrote:Im guessing it's a stoeger pump?


No Stoeger M2000. I've had it for a few years and it shoots ok. I like the feel of it, just fits me well. A few jams from time to time but not like today. Found the problem and ready to go.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby Meatss » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:19 pm

Beretta Extrema II = problem solved :yes:
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Re: Bad Day

Postby billsarima » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:31 pm

Meatss wrote:Beretta Extrema II = problem solved :yes:


Definitely a nice gun.. That's what my buddy shoots but I think I'll go versamax.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby chester870 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:50 pm

billsarima wrote:
Meatss wrote:Beretta Extrema II = problem solved :yes:


Definitely a nice gun.. That's what my buddy shoots but I think I'll go versamax.


Versamax all the way. Haven't cleaned mine all season and no issues what so ever. So happy with it I had to buy another one.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby billsarima » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:56 pm

chester870 wrote:
billsarima wrote:
Meatss wrote:Beretta Extrema II = problem solved :yes:


Definitely a nice gun.. That's what my buddy shoots but I think I'll go versamax.


Versamax all the way. Haven't cleaned mine all season and no issues what so ever. So happy with it I had to buy another one.


Sounds exactly like what I need!!!! Versamax it is!!!
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Re: Bad Day

Postby Tealer » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:01 pm

I love my Versa Max also. Fits me as good as the 'B' guns at half the cost. I have yet to have a failure out of mine.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby Tool-Man » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:46 pm

Tealer wrote:I love my Versa Max also. Fits me as good as the 'B' guns at half the cost. I have yet to have a failure out of mine.



Half the cost? Last I knew the VMax was only a couple hundred cheaper? Did they drop the price on them?

Xtrema $1,500 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =384625619

VMax $1,200 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =384753767
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Re: Bad Day

Postby ohtajj » Sun Dec 29, 2013 3:04 am

I found an sx3 for $750 new before the season and it is awesome... if you don't want to spend $1200 I'd look at them

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Re: Bad Day

Postby Flyinundertheradar » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:37 pm

Nothing like "Click" and watching the birds fly off. Frustrating to say the least.

ohtajj wrote:I found an sx3 for $750 new before the season and it is awesome... if you don't want to spend $1200 I'd look at them

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SX3, SX2, Browning gold/silver. all excellent guns. Basically the same design as far as the guts go. They are real workhorses. The one weakness I've found in them is that you really need to keep the back end of those things clean (recoil spring assembly in the stock). If they get wet back there they get can get rusty in a hurry and cause issues.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby chester870 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:55 pm

Tool-Man wrote:
Tealer wrote:I love my Versa Max also. Fits me as good as the 'B' guns at half the cost. I have yet to have a failure out of mine.



Half the cost? Last I knew the VMax was only a couple hundred cheaper? Did they drop the price on them?

Xtrema $1,500 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =384625619

VMax $1,200 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =384753767


Look around online and you can find the Versamax Sportsman for under $800. Same gun as the regular Versamax without all the bells and whistles. I paid $900 for my Sportsman.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby Tealer » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:39 pm

Tool-Man wrote:
Tealer wrote:I love my Versa Max also. Fits me as good as the 'B' guns at half the cost. I have yet to have a failure out of mine.



Half the cost? Last I knew the VMax was only a couple hundred cheaper? Did they drop the price on them?

Xtrema $1,500 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =384625619

VMax $1,200 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =384753767


Was referring to the sportsman, they can be found for 750. Roughly half the cost .
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Re: Bad Day

Postby Tool-Man » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:26 pm

Tealer wrote:
Tool-Man wrote:
Tealer wrote:I love my Versa Max also. Fits me as good as the 'B' guns at half the cost. I have yet to have a failure out of mine.



Half the cost? Last I knew the VMax was only a couple hundred cheaper? Did they drop the price on them?

Xtrema $1,500 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =384625619

VMax $1,200 http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =384753767


Was referring to the sportsman, they can be found for 750. Roughly half the cost .


I paid $1050 for my Xtrema... But that was a long time ago.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby zier » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:29 pm

Sorry for the bad day.
Surprises me cause I've had the stoeger 2000 for many years and never has it jammed on me. Shot tons of clays and tons of birds with it.
Also have got the 3500 and out of all the birds I've shot which would be about 150 with this gun it's only jammed twice. Seems with stoeger the more you shoot them the smoother they get.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby viking fan » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:51 am

the screw that holds in part of the extracter on my stoeger 2000 fell out first year. they sent me new extractor and screw which is now lock-tite tight! no troubles since.
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Re: Bad Day

Postby Hntrspud » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:08 am

I have a Stoeger m3500. Havent had any issues with it so far. I love this gun, and since its made by benelli basically it has alot of the same features and shoulders like a benelli. I paid 579 at dicks on a grand opening sale. Hows that for cost?? :lol3:
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