As with its predecessors, the M3020 is designed around Benelli’s inertia-driven operating system. Busted the next five in a row. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. The single-triggered powerful scatterguns are chambered in your choice of .410 bore, 12, 20, 28 gauges and even a 12/20 gauge combo. -oz., No. I took it that weekend to test it out and shot #2 duck load to break it in. 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. The Great Ammo Shortage of 2020: When Will It End? This didn’t prove very effective since the gun shops in Texas have more business than they want. M3000 Defense Shotgun Stoeger took the solid operating systems of the M3000 and paired it with select US manufactured components. But now, another is outshining it. Essentially, the 3500 is a 3½-inch big brother to the Stoeger 2000, a low-cost, lightweight gun beloved by many budget-conscious waterfowl and turkey hunters. Stoeger M3020 Semi-Auto Shotgun -Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. A ventilated rib is fitted in the gun’s barrel. By Jarrod Spilger; April 11, 2013 That’s quite a deal. This greatly reduces cleaning and maintenance time and frequency. depending on the cartridge) relative to the rest of … loads. Barrel is kinda lose in less crank the heck out of the cap. Changed to the Modified choke for the next five. Su kuşları, hindi veya yayla kuş avları için ideal bir seçimdir. Buy Stoeger Industries barrels online now at the official Stoeger Industries Online Store. Necessity being the mother of invention, turning a shotgun into a passable rifle is the natural result. 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. Review: Stoeger P3000 Defense Pump. For example, whereas Winchester Super-X 2¾", 2½-dram, 7/8-oz., No. The merits of inertia operation are worth mentioning. Search for: Mertiso’s tips go viral. Surprisingly absent from both lines, though, was a smaller, 20-ga. counter-part to the ubiquitous 12. Bodie and I loaded up the skeet thrower and the M3020 and headed to the field. They were 2 plus hours away, and I was not going to be able to get over there in time to pick it up. 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 That all changed in 201… But, when properly maintained, the Turkish-made M3020 stands to provide a lifetime of reliable service. However, the pad has minimal “give” to reduce recoil. Same thing with mine. Last November I heard that Stoeger was finally going to introduce the 20 ga version of the M3000. While firing three-inch shells from a pump gun will wake you up in the morning, I suspect this magnum chambering choice is to support the desire to use less dense steel shot on large and stubborn waterfowl like Canada geese. I had confidence in the P3500 and Stoeger’s extra full turkey choke. Three years ago, the like-chambered M3000 replaced the popular M2000. Four in a row met the same fate and the first five then it happened a miss. Since it is a semi-automatic machine, it is very inexpensive as compared to other models. 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. The Stoeger M3500 is a semi-automatic, inertia-action shotgun produced in Turkey. 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