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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Stoeger 12Ga Auto

Hey all,
been busy since last hunting season so I apologize for not being on here at all since.
I have been looking for a new shot gun & found a Stoeger 12Ga Auto I beleive it is a model 2000? could be wrong
anyone know if these guns are any good stoeger's in general? never shot one but it shouldered very well & light weight
Thanks in advance & hope to be back on regular soon
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-23-2009, 06:13 AM
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if im not mistaken they are chinese knockoffs of american brands .they are pretty popular but the one i held was heavy

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Only thing I have heard is they use benelli parts don't know if it is true or not?
I do know the one I shouldered is lighter then my Mossberg 835 pump
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I have also heard from a few local gunsmiths that they do use Benelli parts. I shouldered a 12 ga. pump a couple of weeks ago that felt good but looked cheap. Cost with mail rebate ($50) $325. It came with 2 barrels and all the chokes.
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I don't know if I should get it or not semi all the 5 chokes it is used but looks like new for $375
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Thumbs up Stoeger 2000

I use a 2000 for deer (most recent buck is posted in the Trophy Room on this site), pheasants, turkey, doves, rabbit, and my freezer is full.

Stoeger is, in fact, a Benelli/Beretta product, manufactured in Turkey, not China. It is light, reliable, takes on all kinds of weather and is not expensive.

I keep one barrel rigged with a turkey choke, one barrel I use with a skeet choke for pheasant, and I use the cantilevered barrel for deer. I keep a Tasco ProPoint Red Dot permanently mounted on that fully rifled barrel, which accepts Weaver-type mounts.

You cannot tap the receiver of the 2000. You will need to get the cantilevered barrel - it will run in the $225.00 range. I believe that barrel is now discontinued, so act fast if you want one. I also have a (Belgian) Browning Light 12, a Browning Auto 5, a Benelli M3, and an Aya 20 ga. - all great guns.

I recommend the Stoeger 2000: it is a workhorse, no nonsense hunting gun. Safe and productive hunting, brothers.
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thanks for the correction .I wasnt sure like i said

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
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Thanks for the info
I will highly consider it
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OK Missed that deal took to long thinking about it which may not be a bad thing I am looking to spend No more then $400.00 any suggestion's on guns I should look for
I am looking for 12Ga Semi Auto as I am verticaly challenged so I have a short wingspand so most pumps do not fit me well & have sold my 835 already so I need one by May 3rd (open day for Turkey up here)
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Hey all,
been busy since last hunting season so I apologize for not being on here at all since.
I have been looking for a new shot gun & found a Stoeger 12Ga Auto I beleive it is a model 2000? could be wrong
anyone know if these guns are any good stoeger's in general? never shot one but it shouldered very well & light weight
Thanks in advance & hope to be back on regular soon
Stoeger is what I use for turkeys, doves, waterfowl and have been pleased with it. Still a little pissed they do not make a rifled slug barrel for it. I know they had manufacture issues but still not making one is stupid.
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