For the same dollars, Both of these guns are in my price range. Allegedly, Beretta is the flagship brand of all the Beretta Corporation brands (Benelli, Beretta, Franchi, Stoeger), but that flag is sagging, if not sinking. Although the Maxus retains the heavy triggers of most I've shouldered the following: Stoeger m3000 ($399 at cabelas this weekend) and m3500 ($599 academy) Winchester sx3 ($780+FFL grabagun.com) Beretta a300 ($778 academy) ATA venza ($530 academy) Benelli montefeltro ($799 academy) Remington v3 ($749 academy) The sx3 and a300 feel the best in my hands. loads right out of the box. I have a lot of experience with shotguns and I’ve always had a predisposition to reasonably-priced semi-automatics. the market today, with the most non-gunsmithing user adjustments, the softest Lever is made of 6061 Aluminum and the latch of 4140 Carbon Steel. Their latest line of affordable semiautomatic shotguns however, is pretty sweet. I rarely take my benelli’s out any more. Let us know what you think in the comments section! If I was not able to open up the loading port to do dual/quad loads on the 1100, I'd probably would be shooting a Stoeger 3000, Mossberg JM Pro, or Beretta 1301 competition. Beretta A300, Winchester SX3 or the Remington V3, to name a few. All things considered, Stoeger Industries’ semi-auto M3000 is an affordable alternative to some of the most popular shotguns in the market. has done a very good job of continually improving this line and they stand Beretta A300 or Stoeger M3500? Nagging problems with soft parts remain. Although the 3500 is their most well-known model, you should check out the M3000 if you’re in the market for a great, The “tough as nails scattergun” epitomizes that, idea, but that’s not a knock to its quality. IMHO there are great, possibly better choices for far less money. Looking to purchase a new shotgun. Our group puts out guns through heck while hunting in Arkansas every year. The best made, most fully featured autoloading target gun on can do without the speed loading feature. of product you'll have to buy twice and that is no bargain. Beretta 12g Gun Models --Please choose one-- 303, 390, 391, 3901, A300 A350, A400 Xplor, Excel, Xtreme Unico, 1301, Xtrema 1, Xtrema 2, TX4-Ambidextrous (+$10.00) Beretta 20g Gun Model For starters, these are both significantly more expensive, but you’d never guess that from a performance test. I’ve heard tons of Stoeger shooters claim that these price point shotguns rival firearms twice their price. The Best sub-$1000 Inertia Shotguns. Re: Franchi Affinity vs Beretta A300 Outlander [Re: Buffs 1] #4615496 09/30/13 ... Franchi Affinity vs Beretta A300 Outlander [Re: chilled shot] #4623461 10/02/13 05:09 PM: Joined: Aug 2012. reasonable seven pound weight and a ComforTech stock that is a huge improvement When looking for scopes, I always check out what Bushnell has in available, and their Trophy Shotgun Scope with Circle-X Reticle 1.75-4 x 32mm is an excellent choice. Beretta A300 vs. A400. With the 24″ barrel it swings nice & doesn’t feel like an anti aircraft gun in amongst the cherry trees. Consequently, Stoeger built their 3000 to handle all kinds of stress, especially water and muck. Nonetheless, I was surprised how similar these two shotguns were – Stoeger should be very proud. I picked up a M3000 Sporter a few months ago. If you’re trying to upgrade your 3000 while maintaining its simplistic design, consider picking the SteadyGrip variant which will provide a major boost to your handling and accuracy. Trophy Shotgun Scope with Circle-X Reticle 1.75-4 x 32mm. only MC 312 is one of the latest inertia autoloaders. the new 2014 models are soon to be announced. As a 3” chamber scattergun, owners are given plenty of loading options and the 3000 handles them all flawlessly. Nearly all Stoeger shotguns are reliably accurate, and the M3000 is no exception. If you're looking at the Stoeger 3000/3500, also look at and handle the Beretta A300 Outlander and the Franchi Affinity/Intensity. Beretta A300 Outlander. It defines 500 years I do plan on having the ugly plastic stock and forend hydro-dipped in a nice wood grain. Remington Model 1100 Tactical Shotgun Review. In either 20 or 12 gauge, this ATA made autoloader is one of three years, but this is the best Remington autoloader to be introduced since 1963. Anyway, here we go, the thumbs up autoloaders followed by the thumbs down That sounds great, we’d love to see a picture! years from Franchi and the ten years from Benelli. Since its receiver is drilled and tapped for a Weaver-style rail, many shooters, especially turkey hunters, opt to attach all kinds of accessories and optics. to leave one with a sense that it could have been done a lot better. Extremely well-built at an attractive price, the 12 gauge After a very poor launch saddled with an instant recall, the Although many waterfowlers designed to chamber heavier loads tend to malfunction with lighter loads, this 12 gauge will cycle 2 ¾” and 3” rounds beautifully. & cleaning is a breeze with less parts. After getting it fitted with the proper shims, I now shoot high 70s to mid 80s on the clays coarse. While not Your email address will not be published. B. brent99. What many people like about recoil-operated “inertia” shotguns is the very low maintenance. Would I buy the out of the box 3-Gun model? current Browning autoloaders, it is one of the softest-shooting seven pound Nagging problems with soft parts remain. There may be some questions about Stoeger’s full collection of shotguns, but one thing is certain: the entire M3000 series exemplifies what it means to be a versatile and dependable field weapon. The Mossberg 930 is a value-priced model that has a better You'll note that there are more thumbs-up models recoil and backed by the best customer service team in the industry. A price-point gun with a generally dismal track record that warranty (three years with a peculiar "within 30 days" registration However, if you’re in the market for a cheaper attachment, take a look on Amazon for deals on the impressive CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 2.5-10x40e. As with any waterfowl and upland hunting shotgun, it goes without saying that your weapon will take some abuse. go elsewhere. We shoot so much, in fact, that the preferred gun is a heavy duty (Beretta, Browning, Guerini, Zoli, Krieghoff, Perazzi) over under. Pushing eight pounds and with an extremely thick recoil pad, Beretta M300 vs a Stoeger M3000, looking to see which people prefer I would like to see what people think between these 2 shotguns for trap and skeet shooting. save you a few pesos compared the Maxus, if you like the raised rib (SX3) and But with over a dozen variants to choose from, it won’t be easy to pick the right one; we at, There may be some questions about Stoeger’s full collection of shotguns, but one thing is certain: the entire M3000 series exemplifies what it means to be a versatile and dependable field weapon. But I'm partial to inertia guns. I would recommend this gun to anyone. I prefer to shoot the stoeger. The SX3 (and Browning Silver) share the same action and can model, it defines the all-around gas autoloader. But like any shot gun likes to be kept clean. It defines 500 years unmarred by progress and is over-priced. Even more, these Stoegers deliver impressively quick target acquisition, thanks to their vent-ribbed barrels and colored-fiber-optic front sights. I picked up a stoeger m3000 a few years ago and love it. What folks don't particularly love is paying $1700 or more for a very cheap to produce plastic shotgun, even if it supposed to be made of highly polished plastic by old world craftsmen. autoloader that is essentially maintenance-free. If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly, scattershot weapon that makes you feel like a badass, then you’ll struggle to find a better quality one in this price bracket. It is the type The weak one year Beretta limited The price difference between the lower quality guns you mentions and the next tier of auto-loaders is how much you will spend on like two days of Trap shooting, but the … 11-21-2013, 10:14 AM #2. The Stoeger M3000 is a very cost-effective semiautomatic shotgun, promising to offer great bang for your buck. The Stoeger 3000 and 3500 are both great guns for that price. Since this is so very rarely When it comes to shotguns and Italian craftsmanship, Stoeger Industries – currently owned by the Beretta Holding Group – often gets ignored, without explanation. The only Keep in mind though, that these affordable semi-autos need about 100 rounds to get broken in. Easy on the eyes and shoulder alike, Things can change in a hurry. The 3.5” magnum, tube-fed scattergun is more popular amongst hunters and 3-gun shooters, while the M3000 is a more all-purpose firearm. Maybe, but that would depend upon how much more I was willing to spend. ; that being said, picking the right one can be tough. BERETTA A400. The first time I heard this claim, I tested out the M3500 against the Benelli M2, and as impressive as the Stoeger was, the Benelli was still the clear superior. Midlothian, TX. Required fields are marked *, When it comes to shotguns and Italian craftsmanship, Stoeger Industries – currently owned by the Beretta Holding Group – often gets ignored, without explanation. If it wasn’t for the inclusion of the Benelli Inertia Driven System and Beretta Holding Group’s available resources, nobody would even bat an eye at Stoeger. The m3000 ticked all the boxes . Remington's gas gun is a very soft shooter and is now available in a Sportsman I “think” it became the M1 Field. By choosing the impressive price point firearm, you will not have to sacrifice aesthetics, reliability, or durability; it is truly a well-rounded shotgun. Additionally, Stoeger ships certain variants with a shim kit for further adjustments and personalization plus an optional recoil reducer that fits in the buttstock. I’m pleased with my choice. A new compact M3000 to shoot at ATA events here in Ohio.” pic.twitter.com/WafJaunEum. behind their product. versions and is Browning's best autoloading shotgun. or a just a few dollars more, you can do much better. done, I'll take a stab at it. At the same time, these Stoegers are also incredibly trustworthy turkey hunters. autoloaders are poorly finished, jam-prone and aren't improving. Yes in a heartbeat. Thanks. Often it's as if the other brands do not exist, which is a shame, because there are plenty of quality shotguns flying just a touch below the radar. scheme) is not confidence inspiring, in particular when compared to the seven Before we begin, I recommend catching a glimpse of our review of the M3500 and the entire Stoeger Industries Company. Because of the M3000’s reasonable price-tag, many Stoeger owners choose to take advantage of their aftermarket options. Beretta ($65): Briley’s bolt release lever for Beretta automatic shotguns is wider, longer and slightly more elevated than the original model and includes Briley's adapted latch. Copyright 2013 by Randy Wakeman. Also plan on Ti coating the trigger and hammer. I've been asked many, many times to give a brief thumbs Your email address will not be published. Will also look at a versa max. The first time I heard this claim, I tested out the M3500 against the, To make it fair, I wanted to see how the M3000 would match up against some more comparable shotguns, like the Mossberg 930 Hunting All-Purpose Field and. Item Number Barrel Length Finish/Stock Overall Length Average Weight MSRP; M3000 Shotgun 12-Gauge 2-3/4" and 3" Heavy rib, heavy trigger and I have the A300 and love it but people with the Stoegers and Franchis speak fondly of them as well. I may replace my 11-87 with one, I hate my 11-87. Useing 28 gram loads..the ammunition is both cheep and dirty..the inertia driven bolt runs cleaner than my work mates gas piston driven shotgun. Full of gimmicks, including fake plasta-wood finishes, pogo Buy Beretta A300 Outlander Stocks Factory replacement gun parts, accessories and gunsmithing service on most manufacturers including Browning, Winchester, FN America, Beretta, Benelli Franchi, Stoeger, Remington, Bushmaster, Marlin, Sig Sauer, HK and many more. it has features you don't find very often: authentic walnut stock, decent category, in alphabetical order. While CZ-USA is a fine company, their Huglo (of Turkey) made That’s not an attack against them; the opposite – it’s a serious praise at this Stoeger’s quality. Would I buy it again? Posts: 64. Pleasantly soft-shooting. others that offer a clearly better-built product. Furthermore, as a subsidiary of the, Because of the M3000’s reasonable price-tag, many Stoeger owners choose to take advantage of their aftermarket options. Without sacrificing any durability or reliability, Stoeger outfitted these scatterguns with run-of-the-mill stocks, buttpads, grips, triggers, and safeties. I’m not really sure, though. Weatherby Sent it to AO in Oregon, fantastic job, 4 Lb pull. Versa-Max has been improved to the point where it merits serious consideration In shooting the first 200 rounds (1200 fps) cheep stuff, 3 FTEs. My search for the ultimate budget shotgun has led me to some interesting and underrated Mossbergs (500 and 930), Remingtons (870), and Benellis (Nova). are difficult to fit, finishes impossible to match and horrifically over-priced BENELLI / FRANCHI Benelli inertia guns are a known quantity and although they are a bit proudly priced, they are backed by a good warranty and very good customer service. It is a seven pound I've always found it to be a bit frustrating to I got my m3000 with 24″ barrel end of last fruit season.. As a bird shooter over Cherrys & grapes..here in New Zealand , I needed a good solid work gun. One of my favorite things about the M3000 is how many options there are. The impressive shotgun manufacturer based out of Accokeek, Maryland is known more for their over/unders and side by sides. a disaster, the new A5 is a very hard shotgun to love. I bought a new Super 90 in about 2002. Plus, the 3000 comes in standard, compact, sporting, and defense, something the M3500 can’t say. Of the crop of new autoloaders that hit the market more or Videos. I shoot mostly club level 3-gun matches, and the Remington 1100 is great for that. In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. In addition to shipping with a tapped barrel for quickly swapping chokes in the field, Stoeger offers each M3000 with three additional options – improved cylinder, modified, and extra full turkey choke, plus a choke wrench. I recently reviewed the Beretta A400 and I was blown away by its extraordinary specs and performance. While quite functional, a ridiculously heavy trigger, harsh Loved it for the fit and weight since I have a bad lower back. I've read several reviews on both shotguns (on the interwebz) but wanted to get some opinions from folks the forum. Bringing You Honest, Reliable, and Engaging Firearm News and Reviews. All information is appreciated. another choke tube system that improves nothing, the A400 line is an advance to Let’s begin our Gunivore in-depth look at Stoeger Industries’ semi-automatic Model 3000. Beretta A400 Outlander Shotgun. I really liked the standard features offered with the 3000, especially its impressive choke system. I’ve also seen waterfowl hunters use grip tape along the forend for added control on those swampy hunts. Considering the purchase of an entry level 3 Gun shotgun, would love to buy a Benelli or Versamax but just don't have that type of coin right now. Whenever a discussion arises over the "best" shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. My search for the ultimate budget shotgun has led me to some interesting and underrated, Let’s begin our Gunivore in-depth look at Stoeger Industries’ semi-automatic Model 3000. Now halfway through this season & nearly 3000 rounds later. read a product review in which no clear impression is ever arrived at. up or thumbs down verdict on several firearms. Feel free to post one on our facebook page when it’s ready. It is priced right and functions beautifully. Besides for their different chamber size and available options, the 3500 is a more proficient field-hunting weapon. less together in 2010, the Vinci has proved to be one of the most innovative and Their latest line of affordable semiautomatic shotguns however, is pretty sweet. Mine will chew up cheap Rios-hevi metal, don’t matter. ... IIRC Stoeger is owned by the the same company that owns Beretta and Benelli. It is a good gun. I have been putting one they the paces for 3 gun competition and it's a helluva gun for under $500. the rear. in shooting comfort over a conventional stock. A well-built inertia shotgun with a good trigger. To make it fair, I wanted to see how the M3000 would match up against some more comparable shotguns, like the Mossberg 930 Hunting All-Purpose Field and Beretta A300 Outlander. What am I looking for.....and what should I expect to pay? The impressive shotgun manufacturer based out of Accokeek, Maryland is known more for their over/unders and side by sides. It handles 1 ounce, 1180 fps You get the idea. Since its receiver is drilled and tapped for a Weaver-style rail, many shooters, especially turkey hunters, opt to attach all kinds of accessories and optics. Full of gimmicks, including fake plasta-wood finishes, pogo stick plastic kick-off, a shot counter by Nintendo (in the Xcel model) and another choke tube system that improves nothing, the A400 line is an advance to the rear. In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. Might also be able to find a Winchester sx3 or sx4 for around $800. These hardworking guns are all about action and value. Specifications. Stoeger M3000 VS 3500, Mossberg 930, Beretta A300. Of your on a budget check out the Stoeger M3000. Furthermore, as a subsidiary of the Beretta Holding Group, Stoeger is privy to some of the world’s finest technology, components, and techniques. In reality, that’s probably the only reason they can compete with shotguns twice their price. All rights reserved. trigger, extremely light weight and a better than average recoil pad. A300 … As this is written, late in 2013, I'm mindful that extra barrels ($799) all combine to make the A400 series one that has caused I am new to sport, I know you should use a over / under but at this point to expensive. TrevorFaircloth. Overly hollow stocks that The biggest advantage the M3000 has is its Inertia Driven System, instead of relying on a gas-operated system, which can cause fouling and adds unnecessary weight. The Stoeger M3K is a decent gun for the money. #Stoeger Fan Photo: Jeff D. and his son Brody, “One happy Target Buster! Anyone running a Stoeger M3k or Mossberg 930 JM Pro? For reliability at a price you'll love, experts and novices agree on Stoeger. If you’re in the market for a new upland hunting weapon or waterfowler, you gotta check out the Stoeger M3000. For the price, I don’t worry about it getting a bit torn up on the coarse. Thread starter RyanC21; Start date Oct 15, 2014; Oct 15, 2014 #1 R. RyanC21 New Member. 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