Reviewed By: Justin B on 07/14/2015
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
The Stoeger M3500 is a tried and true working gun. Mine has seen mud, rain, dust, drops, bumps and long periods without cleaning, all the while keeping its characteristic reliability and accuracy. My initial break-in of the gun consisted of 200 rounds of Fiocchi Golden Goose 3 1/2" Magnum, with cleaning after firing each magazine. Since then, this gun has not been babied. I highly recommend this as the very best, do-it-all budget shotgun!
This shotgun comes loaded with features: The accessory pack it fantastic!
This shotgun will cycle dove and target loads reliably after break-in period.
One gun for every kind of shotgunning game is very nice. I never feel underpowered with geese, but I can load other shells on the way back to the truck in case I run across smaller game such as dove or rabbits.
Tight fitting construction: Initially this may seem like a downside, but once your shotgun is broken-in, it will have a smoothness akin to more expensive shotguns.
Finish is easily marred: I do quite a bit of stalk hunting for turkey, hiking through some thick brush. The finish on this shotgun gets quickly marked up. That said, it doesn't rust very quickly.
Butt stock sling eyelet are small and poorly designed. Finding a sling swivel that will fit will take some time or modification. It is a really durable stock though.
Initially hard to take apart: This is due to the tight fitting construction, but it can be frustrating at first. With break-in the take down becomes much easier.
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