Mossberg 935 vs stoeger m3500 vs other 650.00 or less semi

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Mossberg 935 vs stoeger m3500 vs other 650.00 or less semi

Postby jrp267 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:52 am

Well I am looking for a cheaper semi. Really like the over bore on the mossberg. But am unsure on the reliability. So I am wondering, which would you buy and why? I am looking to buy 2 as my son will soon be moving to a 12 gauge as his mossberg youth is getting a little short for him.
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Re: Mossberg 935 vs stoeger m3500 vs other 650.00 or less se

Postby LifeAndLiberty » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:29 am

Just picked up a beretta A300 outlander for 700. Non camo version can probably be has around 600 to 650. So far so good. I didn't care for the stoeger when I held it ... Any of the Benelli derivatives didn't feel as natural to me as the beretta did.
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Re: Mossberg 935 vs stoeger m3500 vs other 650.00 or less se

Postby DKMF » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:45 am

Beretta is a nice gun but I didn't like the way it felt. Plus it has no 3.5" capabilities. So I chose the m3500 and couldn't be happier. Shoots everything I put in. I have never shot the mossberg so I'm not sure how that one shoots. Either if them are a good choice but for me the inertia gun wins.
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Re: Mossberg 935 vs stoeger m3500 vs other 650.00 or less se

Postby tommyboy2501 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:57 am

I have the 935 and it is a beast of a gun. haven't had an issue yet with it. the only drawback to the 935 is you CANT shoot 3" shells, but if that is not a concern then I recommend it. it doesn't have a lot of recoil loads smoothly and is durable. im pretty rough on my guns and it hasn't malfunctioned yet. hope this helps and happy hunting
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Re: Mossberg 935 vs stoeger m3500 vs other 650.00 or less se

Postby Slack Tide » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:35 pm

tommyboy2501 wrote:I have the 935 and it is a beast of a gun. haven't had an issue yet with it. the only drawback to the 935 is you CANT shoot 3" shells, but if that is not a concern then I recommend it. it doesn't have a lot of recoil loads smoothly and is durable. im pretty rough on my guns and it hasn't malfunctioned yet. hope this helps and happy hunting


I am on my 5th season with the 935 and ONLY ONLY ONLY shoot 3" shells out of it....I don't clean it as often as I should and I love it.....
Great feel and never a problem....
only issue I have is that it's a little tricky to field strip and clean
"I've been left for dead before but I'll still fight on, don't wait up, leave the light on, I'll be home soon"
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Re: Mossberg 935 vs stoeger m3500 vs other 650.00 or less se

Postby MIDTENNHTR » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:29 pm

I had a 935 that wasn't reliable so I now own a Stoeger M3000. I didn't like shooting 3-1/2's so I downsized
to a 3" gun. When the 935 shot it put out a great pattern but the Stoeger puts out great patterns also. Both were
great patterning guns in MY experience. Both felt good to me when I picked them up but the Stoeger runs ALOT
cleaner than the 935 and will go longer between cleanings. I had to clean the 935 after every box of factory Kents
that I ran through it or it would jam. I may have just got a lemon. I wish I could get that gun to shoot reliably because
I'd still own it. The Stoeger has a case of duck loads through it this past duck season and didn't hiccup. Go on the
Brian Eno's forums and read the reviews of the M3000's on there. Those are 3 gun shooters that run tons of shells
through their guns and they have been impressed with theirs. This is what convinced me to buy mine. Haven't looked back.
The 930/935 gets mixed reviews over there and my experience was on par with theirs. I just had to learn the hard way. Hope this helps in your search. There are some who like their 935's but some who don't. It's 50/50. I loved it when it shot.

Also may want to consider a Beretta A390. One of the most reliable gas semi's ever made and can be had for that price. I just couldn't ever find one at my local shops to trade for.
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