New was $550.00. More Like This From Around The NRA {{title}} TRENDING NOW. Once Stoeger was acquired by Beretta, they began manufacturing a whole repertoire of shotguns, including many price point models. Stoeger’s semi-auto shotguns all utilize the same superior inertia technology that has proven itself so reliable over many years. but I definately have no regrets in buying this gun. Judging shotguns is a lot like judging music—personal taste figures heavily into the equation. Any ideas?It will reset when I rap the butt stock just not when firing. Or you could amil the guys at RAM Arms, they are a briley dealer and could probably order chokes for you. I bet I can fix it. I got back the gun and it still will not fire. Thanks. Unfortunately the wheel is near where my left hand is while shooting. Like the Supreme, this over/under includes automatic ejectors and an AA-grade American walnut stock, but adds a few more extraordinary elements. A cheek pad would raise the point-of-impact (POI) if I really got too concerned about it. Starting in December, I averaged 3,000 shells a month in practice. None of my other doubles have that problem. While most of the Condors have 3” chambers, they are known to cycle all types of rounds impeccably. Yes. Here we listed the top 3 Stoeger shotguns and their short review: 1. In my experience, over/unders like the Condor can put tons of rounds down range as fast as any other shotgun out there, especially with the auto ejectors. Grade-A satin finish walnut stock. Is this normal? Sounds like your trouble is more with a piss poor gunsmith/part swapper All rights reserved, Review: Stoeger Condor Over and Under Shotgun, Review: A.S.C. Here is the Briley.com page that has the invector chokes. Would I be able to put a deer slug through this gun as well? Many people are of the opinion that these kinds of guns lack versatility, but that can’t be said about Stoeger’s scatterguns. The Stoeger Condor has done pretty good as a skeet gun while my Browning is off getting sub-gauge tubes. I’ve tried different ammo which does not work either. By Phil Bourjaily. I bought a full set in 12 and 20 for my stoeger and they pattern MUCH better the included flush tubes. I have a Condor 20 gauge shotgun. I haven’t had that happen to mine after years of owning and shooting it. I just took the stock off, cleaned up the mechanicals real good and re-lubed them. bought a stoeger 12ga condor,want to bye extended chokes,briely chokes? Any insite/help is appreciated as I am new to this. First 6 shots went fine. It is brand new, never fired but when my son closes it the lock stays to the right. Randy Nonetheless, I have had no issues when it comes to reloading or firing speeds. With the lever dead center. One other way to check is with snap caps (about 18$ at bass pro). Towards the end of January I noticed two things. Where are the current Stoger O/U made now? It never fully released, but it was annoying. problem is the gun will fire the first barrel but not fire the second barrel. the only problem i have, is finding choke tubes for it. Stay safe. Stoeger Condor Over and Under Shotgun. Overall Length: 44″/42″. This Stoeger Condor review puts it at the top of the pile when it comes to arming yourself with a simple, beautiful and durable firearm at home on the sporting clay range or the dove field. I went with Briley’s choke tubes. Pull the trigger again and nothing should happen. Although many waterfowlers designed to chamber heavier loads tend to malfunction with lighter loads, this 12 gauge will cycle 2 ¾” and 3” rounds beautifully. I purchased the Stoeger Condor in 12 gauge today after comparing it to several other guns in similar setup. Most reviews take a gun out of the box, take a few pictures, shoot maybe 25 or 50 rounds out of it and then write it up. I have a Stoeger o/u and have been having problems with the top barrel firing. For upland bird hunting the Stoeger will serve you well. For the price, you can’t beat it and it is a well made gun. This is similar to how Mossberg does it on their Silver Reserve over-and-unders. Wondering your thoughts on this. The next trial for the Stoeger Condor Combo, was a trip to a Sporting Clays range to see how it would act in the field. It was so stiff my thumb will roll right over the top without concentrated effort, I can see I will miss a lot of quick shots. I think the original review in this thread talks about this. Put a small paper stick-on circle cover the bottom of the caps ( end that sits by the firing pin) , put em in, pull trigger. The Stoeger Uplander side-by-side shotgun is modelled after a traditional British double-trigger lock design. I knew I was going to have to upgrade to a B-Gun (browning, Beretta, Benelli) for a competition class gun, but until then I would just work with the Stoeger. I am looking at buying a used Stoeger 12 & 20 gauge shotgun. I could have done the same thing last year when I bought the Stoeger Condor with 12 and 20 gauge barrel set, but I decided to put several thousand rounds through it so we could see how it held up. NOW I OWN A WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP I AM STUCK WITH. The Stoeger Longfowler is a revamped version of a remarkable shotgun made by the same company. Just bought a new Condor O/U 12. Benelli-owned Stoeger offers an inertia-driven semi-auto shotgun for less than $500. Excuse the pun. I wish there were companies like Stoeger making reenvisioned over/unders and side by sides. Let us know what you think in the comments section! My Condor is 2 months ond and has now had THREE trips back for repairs This is a piece of GARBAGE, Your email address will not be published. The Stoeger Longfowler is another traditional shotgun manufactured by Beretta Holdings. “At 6 1/2 pounds with a pair of 20-inch barrels, the Stoeger Coach Gun is a simple, effective tool for home defense,” wrote Dave Campbell when he reviewed one for American Rifleman. HELLO, I’M LOOKING FOR A STOCK AND FOREARM FOR THE STOEGER CONDOR 12 OVER AND UNDER SHOT GUN. My biggest complaint about the Condor –Not only does it get incredibly filthy quickly, but the way it’s built makes cleaning more difficult than necessary. The bottom works but the top has been less and less. hello, i just purchased a stoeger over under shotgun, never fired it yet, it is a single trigger, never used one, does the trigger reset after firing first shot or does it not. Chokes: IC & M (12- and 20-gauge) I just bought mine today. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2” so far this seems to have solved the problem. Stoeger Condor Review. I have had numerous shotguns of all brands over the years and this is the worse ever. If so what model 20 will fit on this model 12? The barrels are 28″ long for the 12 gauge and 26″ for the 20 gauge. Thanks for the review. As far as 3 1/2″ semi automatic, inertia driven shotguns go, it’s extremely inexpensive at less than half the cost of others. Stoeger replaced the gun with an improved model. This means that you may notice that the rate at which you are able to cycle through rounds is a good deal slower than usual. It’s solid and I know that it’s going to work every time I pull the trigger… as long as I remember to disengage the safety. Mechanically, the simple inertia-driven design plays well with a variety of load types. you would think that by benelli being such a great company, they would get this straight, i guess they don’t care either. Equally as impressive is the Condor Competition Shotgun. To test it dry, pull the trigger to “fire” the lower barrel. Copyright 2009-2020 by Anomalous media, LLC. In today’s. Relive the days of the fowling guns when hunting was more of a quest for food than just shooting for sport. This didn’t prove very effective since the … I bought a full set of the “Browning (Invector) Extended Chokes” and have been thrilled with them. I have the same gun, and love it. Easy and cheap to fix, but certainly not well thought-out. 67 Comments. In today’s Gunivore rundown, we’re examining their lineup of Condor over/under shotguns. Something to note, keep in mind that with a single-trigger, the bottom barrel fires first on this over/under. Ps. Keeping one in your safe to loan to a friend for a day of fun in the field is handy and convenient. Here and there just like all other mechanical products. Hi there! the orginal box was marked that it was a left handed gun.I called the office serval times asking where they were on my gun and each time I said make sure the new was a left handed gun, one lady said Iwill make a note of it.Today is october 4th and my gun finnaly came. Stoeger S4000E Air Rifle Review December 03, 2019 By Tom Gaylord Stoeger’s new S4000E breakbarrel spring-­piston air rifle combo is a moderately priced breakbarrel gas spring rifle that comes in both .177 and .22 calibers. On some once it reaches center you can feel the looseness and gun needs a rebuild. It is so easy to swap barrels so my wife can shoot the 20 gauge (shooting clays), but I have to flip the safety for her, so I would not recommend the Condor for a woman or teens. February 18, 2016. Stoeger Industries has put together a good budget shotgun for field use. I bought mine with doing both hunting and trap shooting and found out that the standard condor does not work well for trap or skeet. I’m happywith this gun. High stopping power for a shorter range vs handguns and rifles. Also interestingly enough, it has one of the simplest field-strips I’ve ever seen on a shotgun. WHAT ELSE CAN I DO.LOOKING BACK NEVER BUY A GUN THAT HAS A ONE YEAR WARRANTY, THINK ABOUT IT. Many reviews also say that the Stoeger Condor is a reliable shotgun that is excellent for both hunting fowl and for shooting clay targets. The 12 gauge barrels still lock-up tight, but those barrels have been relegated to the occasional round of clays. In all of this shooting, 7,000+ shells, the gun has only failed-to-fire (FTF) twice. it works great for clay birds and for quail. The single-triggered powerful scatterguns are chambered in your choice of .410 bore, 12, 20, 28 gauges and even a 12/20 gauge combo. But odds are its fine as long as the action is actually locked. From the get-go, I could already tell that the Condor offered a great bang for your buck; and with so many available options, it’s no wonder why these are some of their most popular products. If you are looking for a gun to put 10,000 rounds per year through, this one isn’t it. Due to the cast, it was shooting about 1″ left and due to the drop at comb, dead-flat. I was thrilled to see that Stoeger didn’t include a double-trigger; even though they’re proud of their traditional construction, there’s no reason to stick with something as silly and outdated as a double-trigger. I bought the Stoeger Condor 12 & 20 ga yesterday and am excited to get out and shoot it. The barrel isn’t rifled, but would handle a slug with the right chokes. It is just under 7 and a half pounds and has a decent recoil pad. i’ll be making the purchase of a set of tubes. in Reviews, Shotguns 67 Comments. As you see in the picture below, it is a serrated, half-moon, wheel-style release. Stoeger offers a complete lineup of shotguns, designed for every occasion and built with hunters and target shooters in mind. The Stoeger Condor Combo is a great upland bird hunting shotgun that will always go bang if you take care of it. You can’t do much upgrading on it, but as a first shotgun you can’t really beat it. Especially when compared to a fast pump shotgun such as the Mossberg 500. They are great for beginners too because of easy aiming and overall they are just handy and nice looking firearms. Stoeger M3500. Is this an inherent problem? After that the safety would reengage after the first shot. lost a lot of birds due to the second barrel not firing. Above all, however, the elements that go into a shotgun's design and construction must work in harmony to augment our innate ability to track and hit targets on the move. There were many reviews out there that said the Condor was a solid, well-built gun and others that said that it fell apart in their hands after only 50 shots. Stoeger’s M3020 is a 3-inch, 20-gauge Inertia Driven® semi-automatic shotgun joins Stoeger’s line of quality, affordable shotguns. Stoeger M3000 shotgun review. I am not familiar with the longfowler series so I can’t tell you if a longfowler 20ga set will fit the 12ga. Stoeger shotguns are the modern equivalent of these fine weapons. The extractor is a simple one piece mechanism that will push both shells out far enough to make pulling them out easy. My Condor is About 4 months old. For trap, you should probably start with a modified int the 1st(bottom) barrel, full in the 2nd(top) Their Condor series has a fantastic variety of these shotguns for all shooters and purposes. Required fields are marked *. I joined a gun club last year where Skeet and Sporting clays fields existed. While I do intend to hunt with this gun, I will also enjoy shooting clays the occasional nuisance bird with it. The Stoeger 3000 is a lot of shotgun for the money, but let's start at the beginning. Your email address will not be published. If you’re going to shoot several hundred rounds per month, realize that the Stoeger probably won’t hold up as well as some others like the Browning’s, Benneli’s and such. Usually the lever works its way to center as the gun wears. The single-triggered powerful scatterguns are chambered in your choice of .410 bore, 12, 20, 28 gauges and even a 12/20 gauge combo. It was with this in mind that they crafted the 12 gauge Longfowler. I actually won my state championship in sporting clays using this gun! it is about like shooting a semi-auto. To make the Condor as versatile as possible, they provide IC and M chokes with all of their 12, 20, and 28 gauge Fields, with flush and extended C, IC, M, IM, and F chokes as aftermarket options (28 gauge has only IC, M, and F). Stoeger’s Condors may not perform like a Benelli or Beretta, but it definitely doesn’t shoot like you’d expect from a budget shotgun. In my experience, over/unders like the Condor can put tons of rounds down range as fast as any other shotgun out there, especially with the auto ejectors. In the end, it was just about dead even. I read all of the reviews and replies above, researched different guns in the $400.00 price range and ended up buying a standard Condor. apparently this is an on going problem. As I mentioned earlier, the soft recoil pads make a huge difference in the field – they’re much better than what I’d expect from a $500 shotgun. i shoot sporting clays, trap and skeet. To make the Condor as versatile as possible, they provide IC and M chokes with all of their 12, 20, and 28 gauge Fields, with flush and extended C, IC, M, IM, and F chokes as aftermarket options (28 gauge has only IC, M, and F). Besides for gold selective triggers and ported barrels, these Condors were given top tang safeties, pistol grips (with right- or left-handed palm swells), and a totally adjustable combs. Ergonomically, the shotgun mounts well and is easily controlled. IF YOU HAVE ANY INPUT PLEASE LET ME KNOW. Don’t bother with the ported chokes, it doesn’t make an perceivable difference and they aren’t much fun to clean. 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