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Which would you pick? Asking for someone else, so please do not suggest different guns. Both are $350 NIB. -Stoeger M2000(fully camouflaged model). -Mossberg 500 Field/Deer combo.

from JM on 01.05.13

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Folks perceive recoil differently which is why the term "felt recoil" was coined. All things being equal semi autos produce less recoil whether gas or inertia than bolts, pumps, lever actions or single shots do.
If you blindfold me, hand me a semi auto gun with inertia or gas and I shoot it, I can not tell you which it was.
Bottom line your friend should go with the gun that fits him best. Most likely that will be the one he will shoot best with.
later,
charlie

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from JM wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Thank you everyone for the opinions.
@Charlie,
From what I have heard, the Stoeger has more recoil since it has an inertia driven system in the stock(unlike the more traditional gas powered system). One plus to this though is that it does not dirty as much as a gas powered shotgun.

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I personally prefer semi-autos because they are quiet in the field and have less felt recoil.
Stoeger shotguns are made by Benelli's Turkish plant and imported. According to friends who know more than me, Stoeger's guns are very close to the same as Benelli's. Some of the finish work on Stoegers is not as sharp and crisp as Benelli which allows for a cheaper price tag.
I have shot a lot Stoegers over the years and they have all worked fine.
As with any new / imported gun they may come with heavy oils applied in order to protect parts from corrosion during shipping. So you should clean up these oils and apply a good silicone gun oil in their place.
later,
charlie

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from pineywoods wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I've had great service out of my Mossberg, and don't know anything about the Stoeger, so I have to say Mossberg.

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from schmakenzie wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Mossberg.

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from JM wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

The Stoeger is Semi-Auto and comes with 5 different choke tubes incase any of you did not know.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I haven't used either one, but I would say the Mossberg would be the better deal, since it's a combo.

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from 4everAutumn wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I don’t know much about the Stoeger, but I know the Mossberg 500 is a workhorse. I’d probably say Mossberg, based on what I have used.

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from 4everAutumn wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I don’t know much about the Stoeger, but I know the Mossberg 500 is a workhorse. I’d probably say Mossberg, based on what I have used.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I haven't used either one, but I would say the Mossberg would be the better deal, since it's a combo.

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from pineywoods wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I've had great service out of my Mossberg, and don't know anything about the Stoeger, so I have to say Mossberg.

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

I personally prefer semi-autos because they are quiet in the field and have less felt recoil.
Stoeger shotguns are made by Benelli's Turkish plant and imported. According to friends who know more than me, Stoeger's guns are very close to the same as Benelli's. Some of the finish work on Stoegers is not as sharp and crisp as Benelli which allows for a cheaper price tag.
I have shot a lot Stoegers over the years and they have all worked fine.
As with any new / imported gun they may come with heavy oils applied in order to protect parts from corrosion during shipping. So you should clean up these oils and apply a good silicone gun oil in their place.
later,
charlie

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from JM wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

The Stoeger is Semi-Auto and comes with 5 different choke tubes incase any of you did not know.

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from JM wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Thank you everyone for the opinions.
@Charlie,
From what I have heard, the Stoeger has more recoil since it has an inertia driven system in the stock(unlike the more traditional gas powered system). One plus to this though is that it does not dirty as much as a gas powered shotgun.

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from schmakenzie wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Mossberg.

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 14 weeks ago

Folks perceive recoil differently which is why the term "felt recoil" was coined. All things being equal semi autos produce less recoil whether gas or inertia than bolts, pumps, lever actions or single shots do.
If you blindfold me, hand me a semi auto gun with inertia or gas and I shoot it, I can not tell you which it was.
Bottom line your friend should go with the gun that fits him best. Most likely that will be the one he will shoot best with.
later,
charlie

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