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whats ppls take on the o/u I am torn between the shotgun or a 257 weatherby. both are about the same price but the 20 ga is more practical. Does anyone know a place where i can get the 20 out the door for under $350 think theres a mikes or something like that over round stl that sells em pretty reasonable.
 

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Stoeger is hit or miss on the barrel regulation. The price makes it worth the gamble but there's a pretty good chance the gun will have to go through that difficult process of exchanging guns until you get one that comes close enough. Eventually (maybe the first time), you'll get a great shooting o/u for 1/2 of what others cost.

Other than regulation issues, a problem they've had in recent years was the firing pins breaking. I don't know if they cleared that issue up or not.

Fit/finish are normally very good and I like the way Stoegers point.


The cheapest places in St. Louis will be Cabelas, Bass Pro, or ****s. I imagine one of them will have one in stock (****s seems to carry a lot of stoegers)
 

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i've got that in a 12ga. Compared to a few that I own (or I should say the kids' SKB, Remington and Ruger) its a bit on the heavy side. However, I always bring it along to trap shoots as the backup gun. It always shoots.
 

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[rquote=1483054&tid=103689&author=curtism1234]Stoeger is hit or miss on the barrel regulation. The price makes it worth the gamble but there's a pretty good chance the gun will have to go through that difficult process of exchanging guns until you get one that comes close enough. Eventually (maybe the first time), you'll get a great shooting o/u for 1/2 of what others cost.

What about the barrels? will it effect the guns preformance or is this a preference? I found a gun at ****s that was 350 bucks but i dont like to mess with the rebates.

i want the 20 to shot rabbits, doves squirrels and the occaisional duck with it. might even take it on a turkey hunt or two. I dont want to go through the ringer agin on another shotgun been there b4 with my franchi I-12
 

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[rquote=1483108&tid=103689&author=showmethejewels]What about the barrels? will it effect the guns preformance or is this a preference? [/rquote]

I'm not sure in what aspect you're talking about :confused:

Looking down a over/under is like looking down any other pump/semi shotgun (and the rib is an added bonus). You're just limiting yourself to two shots.

Depending on the model, you are looking at single or double triggers. Personally, I'd want the single triggers since I'm not at all familiar with double triggers.
 

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I dont want to go through the ringer agin on another shotgun been there b4 with my franchi I-12
If you plan on buying a $350 O/U then plan on going through the ringer again.
 

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A 350 dollar double is certainly a crapshoot.
Some people on the cowboy action forums were saying they couldn't even the plate with both barrels. I don't know the exact distance, but you can bet it is very close.

I was thinking about getting a cut off coachgun SxS. All I would want would be to hit rabbits with both barrels at 30 yards. I don't think it's too much to ask; if it is then the gun shouldn't be on the market in the first place. :blah:

I believe benneli has a forum on their website to discuss their entire line of products.
There should be a lot of information on there on this model.
 
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