Reviewed By: Rob K on 09/18/2020
Perfect entry-level over/under for clay shooting. Finish looks great, solid construction, well-balanced, although the action is stiff out of the box. Very satisfied with the purchase and the process. Bud's did great, again.
Reviewed By: JACK K on 05/26/2020
My first O/U and did want to spend a lot. However, I am impressed with the quality, balance and weight of this model. My first time out at the sheet range was better than expected since it has been over 40 years since I last shot. Went through 75 rounds with no issues. Buds was a great place to purchase, all aspects of the process were clear and efficient. I would purchase this model again and from Buds.
Reviewed By: Brian T on 12/15/2019
Lightweight for shooting swing. Comfortable in shoulder for recoil which is not alot btw. Great pheasant gun. Purchase and delivery to my ffl were on time and safely packaged. Thanks you guys. Great service, great gun
Reviewed By: chris m on 03/02/2019
Light, functions perfectly so far (maybe 100 rounds). Did have some slight damage to wood from excessive lube when it arrived, which I unfortunately did not notice until I got home with it (was really looking more at the metal parts for rust and fit). The lube sort of ate off some of the wood finish, so now there is a blemish near the action on one side and at a few spots on the other. Minor really but a bummer.
Reviewed By: jeff p on 09/13/2018
I have to rate this very high and great service from Buds . the Stevens 555 is a nicely put together over under at a great price , very light ant shoots great thanks again for another great gun and fine service
Reviewed By: Jonathan H on 08/12/2017
I really like this shotgun. I just finished firing the first 50 shells through it and I am impressed. It is well balanced, mounts quickly, fit and finish is impeccable, and the gun is very light. I purchased this gun for one reason: heater hunting in the North Maine woods (driving around in your truck until you see ruffed grouse or good cover, get out, load shotgun, and walk towards fresh meat). Last year I heater hunted with a pump shotgun and upon cycling the action, spooked many a bird. So, since then, I’ve been researching O/U shotguns and settled on the Stevens 555. Glad I did. For what I paid ($479), this gun can’t be beat. It was really stiff upon initial assembly, but I spread some Pro-Gold Lubricant on the moving parts and after a few shells there was a noticeable difference. It comes with five chokes and halfway through shooting it today, I changed the #5 choke out for the #3 in the over barrel. Unlike what someone else wrote in the reviews of this gun, the choke fully seated and did not stick out past the barrel. Now, time for disassembly and cleaning, but my initial reaction to this shotgun is two thumbs up.
Reviewed By: William B on 12/23/2016
Great O/U for sporting clays and upland game hunting!
Reviewed By: dave m on 07/17/2015
excellent o/u, very happy, with 3" shells I'm going to drag it out after turkey, lightweight, great on clays
Reviewed By: hugo daniel m on 04/21/2015
i am so pleased with this shotgun. the wood is beautiful and the fit is terrific. the wood to metal is almost flawless. the biggest surprise is the weight and balance of this gun. i would classify it as a featherweight. the balance is comparable to much more expensive and "famous" brand name guns i have looked at. i bought the 20 ga and for the gun being so lightweight the recoil was almost non-existent!! now the frosting on the cake was the absouletly positive experience i had dealing with buds gun shop. this was my first on-line purchase of this type and it was flawless and fast. the order process was very simple to understand and they helped me find an ffl dealer right in my hometown. i definitely will be doing future business with buds gun shop in the future. it will be my first go to place to shop for my next gun purchase. they beat hands down everyone else on price and convienence. thank you bud for a most positive experience.
Reviewed By: Norman L on 12/24/2014
Lever to open action very stiff. Choke tubes screw too far into barrel, couple barrel threads visible. Gun handles and points well. Recoil in 20g a not noticeable.