HEY DICKS....

Discussion in 'Shotguns, Shotgunning, Ballistics & "Shooter's Tal' started by FOWLTALK, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. FOWLTALK

    FOWLTALK New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">.......Has&nbsp;two guns on sale &amp; i want to hear your thoughts or experience.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG>Stoeger</STRONG>, model&nbsp;2000 auto, 12- 3", realtree camo pattern, on sale for<STRONG> $399</STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">list $499. I know this gun shares the same guts as the Benelli SBE ?(INERTIA</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">RECOIL) the gun is light, swings &amp; points great.....<STRONG>what do you know about it ?</STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG>Mossberg</STRONG> 935 auto, 12-3 1/2", camo stock w/sling, on sale for<STRONG> $449</STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">reg $ 499. I have read both ,good &amp; bad reports already....any other imput you guys can share guys ?</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">the primary use i'm looking for is a trouble free automatic for Waterfowling,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG>which one would you choose ?</STRONG></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><STRONG>thanks...</STRONG></P>
     
  2. tripleb

    tripleb New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The Stoeger 2000 has a very good reputation for reliability.&nbsp; It's a 3" gun and too light for me to shoot well.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The 935 is reputed to handle fast steel shot well, like the 835.&nbsp; It's heavier, and while it does shoot 3" and 3.5" shells, the factory will not say it&nbsp;functions with&nbsp;the 2 3/4" shells.&nbsp; Some people are reporting that theirs will function with the heavier lead 2 3/4" shells after being broken in properly.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">If you like a lighter weight shotgun and use one gun for waterfowl and for everything else, the 2000 may be the better choice if you don't need to shoot the 3.5" shells.&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">If you plan on using the gun only for waterfowl or turkey hunting, without needing to shoot 2 3/4" lighter lead loads for practice or other types of hunting, and can handle a heavier gun, the 935 becomes more attractive.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I don't like switching back and forth between guns during the year.&nbsp; It takes me a couple of weeks of shooting one before I get used to it's weight, balance and&nbsp;trigger.&nbsp; And during that adjustment period, my target hitting ability suffers.&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">As I like a heavier gun, reload shotshells&nbsp;and could probably get the 935 to function reliably with 2 3/4" lead shells, I would choose the 935.&nbsp; But if you don't reload, or like a 7 lb. gun, the 2000 may be a better choice.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">-</P>
     

  3. eyecatcher

    eyecatcher Active Member

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    <P>I own the 2000 and used it last season...That damn gun is awesome, it acts like a 3" SBE!&nbsp;&nbsp;Shot it all duck and goose, early teal and late goose.. never jammed once! Put&nbsp;a extended Cabelas tube in it and it threw&nbsp;real nice patterns with&nbsp;even the fast steel loads.&nbsp; Hate to say it, but I didnt clean it much at all, just wiped it down and&nbsp;it still performed flawlessy.. IT is a little light and front heavy (i have synthetic) but it shoots nice and is highly recommended!! Cant beat the $400 price tag!</P>
     
  4. Duckkiller44

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    <P>I bought a 2000 At the beginning of the year from Dick's 24" ADV. Timber . It feels like like a 20 Guage <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" align=absMiddle border=0>Auto . I shot a round of Sporting Clays&nbsp; without any Problems, This will be&nbsp; my number 1 Gun this year for Ducks , Doves Ect. I have a Benelli Nova 3.5 For Geese .</P>
     
  5. FOWLTALK

    FOWLTALK New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I wound up buying the <STRONG>Mossy 935</STRONG> 26" 3 1/2"........in Mossy Oak clothing.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">for $450 bucks, i felt was a good buy. I did'nt have a 3 1/2" gun prior,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">and i'm kinda fascinated with that big shell.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I took the gun out Sunday while turkey hunting &amp; must say the ultra -glow</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">red sight really dialed into the hens head, against the snow covered background, especially.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I hope&nbsp;she's good to me !!!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I liked the <STRONG>Stoeger 2000</STRONG> too.....the light weight of the gun felt good &amp; you</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">could really be snappy with the swing. I will definetely consider that gun for</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">my 13 yr old son, come this fall.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">thanks for the imput fellas, keep 'em coming.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">here she is......</P>
     
  6. tripleb

    tripleb New Member

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    <p>Very nice looking gun.&nbsp; I had a chance to handle one at a local Walmart.&nbsp; Although it was a little light for my personal preference, it balanced well between my hands.&nbsp; It ought to make a good shooter.&nbsp; </p><p style="MARGIN: 0px">Just make certain you run several hundred rounds through it before season starts to break the gun in properly.&nbsp; It's surprising how much better a gun works when it's been broken in and properly lubed.&nbsp; It also helps you learn what makes the gun malfunction, and what it takes to make it work.&nbsp; Every gun type has it's own particular idiosyncrasies and only by shooting it a lot will help you learn what they are and how to deal with them.&nbsp; I don't like to find out what they are in the field during the duck season.&nbsp; I don't get out enough to sacrifice the few opportunities we get here in Ohio because of a gun malfunction.&nbsp; And, &nbsp;I don't really feel comfortable with a new gun until I have run about 500 rounds through it.</p>
     
  7. ToledoDean

    ToledoDean New Member

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    <p>The difference I heard between the 2000 and the SBE are that innards of the 2000 are plastic and they are metal in the SBE. But for that price and reliability its hard to pass up. Thinking of getting one myself.</p>
     
  8. degger

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I bought a 2000 for my Dad. He hasn't shot it hard yet but so far is very happy with it.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Yes, spring is in forestock. No plastic innards that I could see. The gun is very light, but I haven't noticed recoil too much when I've shot it.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Two comments if you get one: you have to let the action slam shut -- no easing the bolt forward or you won't get lockup. Also, make sure your shells lock all the way up into the magazine, or you'll get one that rides on the carrier and jams you up.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">All in all, seems like a great gun for the money. I've never been a Mossberg fan, though.</P>