7 load. As with its predecessors, the M3020 is designed around Benelli’s inertia-driven operating system. -oz., No. Four in a row met the same fate and the first five then it happened a miss. Stoeger M3500. After reviewing Stoeger guns for a while, I’m not surprised by the M3000 Tactical at all. The M3020’s barrel is topped with a 0.245"-diameter, ventilated rib ending in a red, 0.158"-wide fiber-optic rod. Stoeger offers a complete lineup of shotguns and gauges. ReddIt. The buttstock is fitted with a ventilated, semi-tacky recoil pad that’s 13/16" thick. The barrel is threaded to accept interchangeable, Beretta/Benelli MobilChoke-style tubes. These characteristics would certainly endear it to upland and waterfowl hunters; however, the turkey hunter awaiting a reluctant longbeard to cut the distance would most appreciate its lightness in hand. Since it is a semi-automatic machine, it is very inexpensive as compared to other models. That all changed in 2015, when Stoeger introduced the 20-ga.-chambered, At the patterning board, we experienced several functioning failures using Federal’s Mag-Shok Heavyweight 2¾", 1. Second, there are fewer parts to wear and/or break, lending the shotgun longevity. Stoeger 31932. They were 2 plus hours away, and I was not going to be able to get over there in time to pick it up. This beauty comes with three choke tubes with an improved cylinder, modified, and extra-full turkey. The magazine cap threads or magazine tube threads seem to be messed up on my new 3020. Finally, the pistol grip cap is adorned with an inset Stoeger emblem, and the butt has an integral sling swivel stud complementing the one located on the magazine cap. The spring-loaded ejector assembly is located on the barrel extension. So off her and my hunting dog go on a road trip to pick up my M3020 for the low price of $499. I received a call out of nowhere, and the caller on the other end said “Hey your gun is in when are you going to come and get it. As far as the ball and chain, she is my Fiancé for the next 15 days. That all changed in 2015, when Stoeger introduced the 20-ga.-chambered M3020, which is reviewed here. Mike Dickerson-November 15, 2017. Best of all, with a base suggested retail price of $599, you get an inertia-operated design for a fraction of the price of an Italian-made gun. Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program. The new versatile and affordable Stoeger P3500 pump gun chambered for 3½-inch shotshells proves you don’t need a fancy gun to get the job done. Instead of the buttstock-housed recoil spring and bolt-mounted link of the Benelli system, the M3020’s bolt sits atop an action bar that works in conjunction with a recoil spring surrounding the magazine tube. I had installed the I/C choke to get started and was very pleased with the results. Unsurprisingly, the battered gun began exhibiting function issues at the sporting clays course, and they continued into patterning. As spring turned into summer, I began to put the hunting stuff away. To be sure, it’s a tricky engineering feat to make a semi automatic shotgun that cycles 2 3/4″ target shells while also not battering itself to death from shooting heavy 3.5″ turkey loads. Barrel Length: 28 ... ©2020 Stoeger Industries. The action was as smooth as I could have asked for, and it gets even better with time. On the sample M3020, the trigger broke at 4 lbs., 15 ozs., and exhibited virtually no creep or overtravel. M3020 shotguns are exclusively 20 gauge, but are chambered for a full range of loads including 2 ¾" and 3" Magnums. The Stoeger® M3000 Semi-Auto Shotgun uses the reliable Inertia Driven™ action to cycle either 2-3/4" or 3" shells without adjustment. Semi automatic shotguns that handle 3.5″ shells are expensive. Get the American Rifleman Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. M3020 shotguns are exclusively 20 gauge, but are chambered for a full range of loads including 2 ¾” and 3” Magnums. Round after round, the M3020 fed, fired, extracted and ejected flawlessly, regardless of the 20-ga. ammunition used. Stoeger M3020 Walnut Bronze 20ga 3 Barrel 28 (31932) This shotgun is new in the box. Products include shotguns, pistols, turkey shotguns, waterfowl shotguns, pump shotguns, and target guns in side by side and over and under configurations. The new M3020 Defense semiauto supersizes the 20-gauge option through a series of … loads. Once withdrawn, the aforementioned unit is easily removed for cleaning. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. Each time I would shoot the M3000 I thought about the M3020 and would call around to see if anyone had seen one yet. The M3020’s inertia-driven operating system allows the action to remain relatively clean, while also requiring fewer parts and reducing the shotgun’s overall weight. In 200 rounds with a brand new gun I had no misfires or jams. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. As was especially evident in testing the Stoeger M3020, even inertia-operated guns can balk when greatly abused. A choke tube wrench is provided, too. Ideal for waterfowl, turkey and upland game; Handles a full range of loads, from 2-3/4 inch to 3-inch magnum They perform at a much higher level than their price tag and the customer service from Stoeger is what you would expect from a top shelf gun. Tested: Stoeger M3020 Shotgun ... Get the American Rifleman Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. At the patterning board, we experienced several functioning failures using Federal’s Mag-Shok Heavyweight 2¾", 11⁄8-oz., No. As I explained to her that this gun came in, and my work predicament she offered to make the 5 hour journey to pick it up for me. Take our word for it, shooting round-after-round of 3" magnum loads in the M3020 wasn’t a fun-filled occasion—especially when wearing just a T-shirt. 7 load. Search for: Mertiso’s tips go viral. The Stoeger® M3020 Semi-Auto Shotgun uses the reliable Inertia Driven® action to cycle either 2-3/4" or 3" 20 gauge shotgun shells without adjustment. Here we listed the top 3 Stoeger shotguns and their short review: 1. With the semi-automatic M3000 Freedom Series Defense shotgun , Stoeger has delivered again, giving the budget-minded shooter a lot shotgun for not a lot of money. With dove season just around the corner, a good review will have these 20's flying off the shelves. The M3020 will reliably cycle the full range of 20-ga. loads—from 2½-dram, 7/8-oz., 2¾" target shells to hard-hitting 3" magnums—without any adjustments. Hi blogger, i must say you have very interesting posts The forend grip doesn’t quite fit well to the receiver. If you also read the review was based originally on the Stoeger. With winter clothing and a mind focused on the quarry, this isn’t likely to be as apparent. Up next for me is the Stoeger M3500. Several inches to its rear, a single pin holds the trigger guard assembly in place. Last November I heard that Stoeger was finally going to introduce the 20 ga version of the M3000. Stoeger M3020 Semi-Auto 20 Ga, 28" Barrel, 3", FO Front Sight, Burnt Bronze, Max-5. (January 24, 2019) – The latest iterations of the M3000 and M3020 retain the reliability and durability hunters have come to depend upon with M3000 shotguns, but with a new look featuring a satin walnut buttstock and forend paired with a Cerekote Burnt Bronze receiver and barrel. The top is not drilled and tapped. My excitement turned to worry as I realized the shop was one that I stopped at one day while traveling for work. Choose from our variety of lengths and … When paired with the factory modified choke, the M3020 delivered 69 percent of the steel shot in a 30" circle at 40 yds., and it did so with relatively consistent distribution around the point of aim, too. I cleaned it well and put it in the closet until I would get to go kill some clay birds the following weekend. I fully expect this gun to increase its price. Or, rather, the field. Ideal for waterfowl, turkey and upland game Handles a full range of loads, from 2-3/4 inch to 3-inch magnum Barrels are fitted with a ventilated, stepped rib and fiber-optic front sight for quick target acquisition Available in 3 finishes, shown Unlike gas-operated guns, which can fail if not kept residue-free, inertia-operated guns are workhorses that tend to flourish even in adverse conditions. Made obvious by the horrendous filth, missing paint and gouged metal, the first “loaner” gun we received had been seriously mistreated by a previous gun writer. The company promptly sent a replacement for evaluation; this time it was a new shotgun. By. Changed to the Modified choke for the next five. Round-two testing proved to be the polar opposite of the first go-round, as the gun cycled without issue using the same target loads as before. 0. Chamber Size: 2-3/4" 3" Finish: Satin walnut, Cerakote Burnt Bronze. This is a quick update on the performance and reliability record of the M3020 thus far. Stoeger M3000 and M3020 Feature Updated Styling January 24, 2019 Glen Wunderlich ACCOKEEK, Md. 4 steel loads for pattern testing. How to get it? Ideal for waterfowl, turkey and upland game Handles a full range of loads, from 2-3/4 inch to 3-inch magnum Barrels are fitted with a ventilated, stepped rib and fiber-optic front sight for quick target acquisition Pinterest. The Stoeger M3500 is a semi-automatic, inertia-action shotgun produced in Turkey. At 1.55" wide and featuring a finger channel along its top, the fore-end was easily grasped by smallish hands, and, like the pistol grip, the fore-end has molded-in checkering for a secure purchase. Stoeger's M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger's line of quality, affordable shotguns. You may even know the Soeger M3000. Your blog should go viral. The wait begins. Stoeger 3020, Semi-Auto 20 Ga, 28" Barrel, 3", 4rd, Max-5 Camo, Burnt Bronze. The M3020’s synthetic furniture is available in black (26" or 28"), Realtree APG (26") or Realtree Max-5 (28") in the full-size versions. When I opened the box and began to assemble the gun I noticed how light it was, amazingly light. Round-two testing proved to be the polar opposite of the first go-round, as the gun cycled without issue using the same target loads as before. If the 3020 is as good as the 3000/3500 Stoeger is going to have a winner on their hands with this shotgun. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. There are no gas ports, pistons or rings to scrub, nor O-rings to replace. Ideal for waterfowl, turkey and upland game Handles a full range of loads, from 2-3/4 inch to 3-inch magnum Barrels Conclusion. Stoeger M3500 Shotgun Review. The light wieght is nice to carry in the field, and the reduced recoil of the 20 ga is welcomed as well. Great shotgun for a great price. You need initial traffic only. This also reduces overall weight. The merits of inertia operation are worth mentioning. Included with the Model M3020 is an extended “turkey” choke tube, as well as two flush-fitting versions in modified and improved cylinder constrictions. There was no reason to proceed with the M3020 in such a state, so we shipped it back to Stoeger. The Stoeger® M3000 Semi-Auto Shotgun uses the reliable Inertia Driven™ action to cycle 2-3/4" and 3" shells interchangeably, without adjustment. This didn’t prove very effective since the gun shops in Texas have more business than they want. This greatly reduces cleaning and maintenance time and frequency. Stoeger M3020 20 Ga 3" 28" Satin Walnut/Burnt BronzeStoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven® semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. I called the local shops to get my name on the list so I would receive one as soon as they came out. When the hammer is cocked, the bolt will not remain locked to the rear unless the bolt drop lever is activated. If you’re into your guns in a big way, then you may well be familiar with Stoeger Industries. I hope Randy Wakeman get's his hands on one (and soon). Throughout the morning we shot 180 skeets (2 boxes), and  I would say close to 200 rounds. This M3000 model features a checkered walnut buttstock and fore-end, and Burnt Bronze Cerakote finished barrel and receiver. It gives a clean shot and lets the gun stay clean longer since it has no propellant gas that vents into the action. By choosing the impressive price point firearm, you will not have to sacrifice aesthetics, reliability, or durability; it is truly a well-rounded shotgun. Buy Stoeger Industries barrels online now at the official Stoeger Industries Online Store. Gun Review: Stoeger P3500 Shotgun. But, when properly maintained, the Turkish-made M3020 stands to provide a lifetime of reliable service. All things considered, Stoeger Industries’ semi-auto M3000 is an affordable alternative to some of the most popular shotguns in the market. Facebook. In steps my wonderful wife. Stoeger 3500 Video Review. The test gun was completely clad in Realtree Max-5. Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven® semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. Per the company’s instructions, a three-to-four-box “break-in” period is recommended for sure functioning with 7/8-oz. Shop from a wide variety of barrels for your Stoeger shotguns like the M2000, M3000, M3500, M3020, P350, P3000, P3500 and more. It was among the best shotgun triggers we’ve encountered. It's easy to compare to guns that you own rather than one I do not. We know because, as we tested the M3020 we were also evaluating 10-ga. loads in a 9-lb., 9-oz., gas-operated Browning Gold Light, and the former had worse perceived recoil than the later. The company promptly sent a replacement for evaluation; this time it was a new shotgun. I purchased this same shotgun for my wife and after using it on clay pigeons I fell in love with it. After weeks of visits and phone calls, I finally found a gun shop in the middle of nowhere willing to call me when they got one in. Since the M3020’s bolt head locks up into recesses in a steel barrel extension, the receiver is a non-stressed part and is, therefore, made from weight-saving aluminum. M3020 Shotgun (Satin walnut, Cerakote Burnt Bronze) M3020 Shotgun (Satin walnut, Cerakote Burnt Bronze) Caliber/Gauge: 20-Gauge. However, the pad has minimal “give” to reduce recoil. While shooting at clays we found that the M3020 shouldered quickly, but establishing cheekweld tended to leave the testers’ eyes high, which naturally affected aiming and pattern placement. Last November I heard that Stoeger was finally going to introduce the 20 ga version of the M3000. That’s quite a deal. Stoeger 3500 Inertia Driven® System. From the gun’s 28" barrel, the lightweight, yet pellet-packed, Fasteel load achieved a scorching 1572 f.p.s. I’m a Benelli owner and a bird hunter. That all changed in 201… here. Unsung: The AN/M2 .50-cal. This is my third Stoeger (M3000, M3020, and Condor Competition Combo) and I could not be more happy with them all. Not a lot of people do, but serious shotgun fans might know more than the average pistol-slinger. First skeet was launched and nothing but dust. Stoeger M3020 Shotgun Review. Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven® semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. The satin walnut stock gives the gun a classically-styled look, while the the barrel and receiver's durable Cerakote Burnt Bronze finish does not … Not sure how I missed, but as you can see in the picture Bodie brought it back to me. Included in the unit are the fire controls: a cross-bolt safety with red indicator ring; the cartridge drop lever, which enables rapid shell substitution; and a single-stage trigger. I called the local shops to get my name on the list so I would receive one as soon as they came out. The I/C seemed to suit me best as there were few of the clay pigeons that got away. E-mail your comments/questions about this site to:EmediaRifleman@nrahq.org For questions/comments about American Rifleman magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Rifleman, visit nramediakit.com for more information. First, since no propellant gases are utilized for operation (and thus exit the muzzle), the action remains relatively clean. Machine Gun in World War II, Stoeger Condor: A Budget Friendly Over-Under Shotgun, CZ-USA Sharp-Tail: A Popular Side-By-Side Shotgun, Mossberg Silver Reserve II: A Popular Over-Under Shotgun, Rossi Tuffy: A Budget-Friendly Single-Shot in .410 Bore, © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. Stoeger Industries, established in 1924, is a member of the Benelli USA family of companies, located in Accokeek, Maryland. — Stoeger (@Stoeger_USA) June 23, 2017. by American Rifleman Staff - A Comprehensive Review of the Stoeger M3000. Concerning fit, finish and design, our overall impressions of the M3020 were favorable. Brand :Stoeger Model for sale by Kones Korner on GunsAmerica - 939620243 Site by Gray Loon. The Stoeger M3020 out the door was $429. The only suggestions for improvement were a more consistent finish on the bolt and a softer recoil pad—nitpicking, we know. The big day arrived. Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven® semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns.Ideal for waterfowl, turkey and upland game Handles a full range of loads, from 2-3/4 inch to 3-inch magnum Barrels are fitted with a ventilated, stepped rib and fi.. For example, whereas Winchester Super-X 2¾", 2½-dram, 7/8-oz., No. Stoeger M3020 20ga 3" 28" Satin Walnut, Burnt Bronze 4+1 Semi-Auto Shotgun 31932 Average Rating : No reviews to show. Busted the next five in a row. The company promptly sent a replacement for evaluation; this time it was a new shotgun. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. Stoeger's M3020 Shotgun is an outstanding combination of quality and affordability, this shotgun will surely exceed the expectations of any waterfowl, turkey or upland game hunter. Three years ago, the like-chambered M3000 replaced the popular M2000. Stoeger’s M3020 Shotgun is an outstanding combination of quality and affordability, this shotgun will surely exceed the expectations of any waterfowl, turkey or upland game hunter. Full-size versions of the M3020, available with either 26" or 28" barrels, tip the scales at 5 lbs., 9 ozs., and 5 lbs., 11 ozs., respectively—while a 26" “compact” variant weighs a paltry 5 lbs., 8 ozs. There was no reason to proceed with the M3020 in such a state, so we shipped it back to Stoeger. M3020 shotguns are … Still, we headed to the range with it—after a thorough cleaning and examination for safety issues. I can see the advantages to the modified choke for longer shots. So when the Stoeger M3500 hit my doorstep, I was curious to see what Benelli’s modestly priced Stoeger cousins bring to the table. Cap is very tight to screw on and feels cross-threaded. Stoeger Industries, Inc., a corporation beneath the extensive Beretta Holding S.p.A. umbrella of companies, has imported Turkish-made, semi-automatic shotguns since 2001, when the 3"-chambered, 12-ga. M2000 was introduced. Stoeger’s owned by Benelli and the company offers good Turkish-made guns at an affordable price. Stoeger Industries, Inc., a corporation beneath the extensive Beretta Holding S.p.A. umbrella of companies, has imported Turkish-made, semi-automatic shotguns since 2001, when the 3\"-chambered, 12-ga. M2000 was introduced. I spent the winter and spring shooting my M3000 and Condor Competition as well as a few other guns from years past. On the right side of the receiver, below the ejection port, lies the bolt-release button. The Great Ammo Shortage of 2020: When Will It End? Same thing with mine. 7½ Game Loads functioned flawlessly, the identical load from Remington gave intermittent reliability. Given its light weight, swinging the M3020 is nearly effortless, making it easy to track, shoot and follow through. Stoeger M3020 Burnt Bronze 20ga 3in Semi Automatic Shotgun - 28in - Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. The Stoeger M3020 is an ideal semi-automatic shotgun for a wide range of applications, from extreme weather duck hunting, to spring turkey hunting, to shooting pheasants over corn stubble. Barrel is kinda lose in less crank the heck out of the cap. Stoeger’s M3020 Shotgun is an outstanding combination of quality and affordability, this shotgun will surely exceed the expectations of any waterfowl, turkey or upland game hunter. Bodie and I loaded up the skeet thrower and the M3020 and headed to the field. Stoeger’s M3020 Shotgun is an outstanding combination of quality and affordability, this shotgun will surely exceed the expectations of any waterfowl, turkey or upland game hunter. You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

. WhatsApp. Testing the M3020 took longer than anticipated and included several twists and turns. Only black is offered in the compact model. Three years ago, the like-chambered M3000 replaced the popular M2000. Thursday, March 2, 2017. Stoeger 31940. There was no reason to proceed with the M3020 in such a state, so we shipped it back to Stoeger. The bolt assembly consists of the body, a two-lug rotating bolt head with spring-loaded ejector, an inertia spring, a firing pin and spring, and a bolt handle. Stoeger M3020 Walnut Bronze 20ga 28" 3" 31932 No reviews have been written for this product. Detailed numerous times within these pages, step-by-step descriptions of the system’s basic functions aren’t necessary here; however, it’s important to note that the Stoeger deviates slightly from the Benelli design. The Stoeger M3020 is an affordable shotgun in the line of quality. 13007. 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