Stoeger Coach Gun

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Missouribound, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Missouribound

    Missouribound Active Member

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    I've come to a working agreement with my wife....we don't spend any money for gifts at Christmas, but in spring, we celebrate our anniversary by buying each other something that's wanted. The last two years, I"ve bought handguns and she has wanted antiques to add to her collection. This year I'm thinking of a coach gun, and the Stoeger Supreme is what I'm looking at.
    So...........
    Who's got one, is it any good for clay shooting, any problems, dislikes....etc.
    Any feedback will be appreciated.
    And FYI....I like the way they look, and if it just becomes a "bump in the dark" gun, so be it, but I'd like to hear some comments anyway.

    Thanks for your participation
     
  2. MisterMcCool

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  3. JTJ

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    I have a 20 gauge sxs hammerless double trigger with 20" barrels choked improved and modified. It is a nice fast handling little shotgun but not what I would call a skeet gun. You could hunt with it. The longer barrels would be a better hunter. It patterns 4" and 5" with #3 buck 20 pellet loads. Barrels are well regulated. Mine had a little too much wood where it joins the action so I had to relieve it. Light but with easy recoil with standard loads. Mags are going to whack you a little. Mine has the hard butt plate and a softer one would of course ease the recoil. The doubles are very fast for 2 shots and are a lot easier to unload than a tube mag. You can carry different loads in each barrel like buck in one and slug in the other.
     
  4. hawkguy

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    hey, i have a nickle stoeger coach gun supreme in 20G. i really like it, it has been a very good gun.

    crazy part, the FIRST time i shot it, the stock broke into 4-5 pieces :eek:! i figure it must have been a hairline fracture in the wood. on a positive note, stoeger got it repaired and back to me in about 2 weeks....since then, it has gone bang after bang. so i can say stoeger will take care of any problems quickly if they arise.

    can't say on clays, but i think i saw a you tube video of a guy using a coach gun to bust them up with ease. with the supreme, the chokes will give you more options for hunting or sporting use.

    it has done duty as my "bump in the dark gun" gun, alternated with some others. i like the simplicity of it. anyone (like a wife w/o much shooting experience) could pick this gun up and use it pretty effectively imo. it is also VERY compact and maneuverable. just feels great!

    makes a GREAT "break down" gun as it snaps apart in seconds and can be put into a backpack easily.

    its a great looking gun at a good price imo. i have had mine for several years, it is a reliable gun, and i haven't grown tired of it. i would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend.

    my ONLY gripes: #1) NOT made in USA, but since no usa comp. make a coach gun, not much i could do about that. :( #2) the action will be SUPER stiff and take a good while to loosen up a bit.

    hope this helps. let me know if i can help you w/ any other questions. :)
     
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  5. nitestalker

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    Inexpensive Double barreled shotguns are pron to failure. They are great for "Cowboy" games. In real life combat no professional LEO carries such a gun. Even in the old days of the West guards carried high grade Dbls, such as WW Greeners. The shotgun throws a very small pattern at 7 yards. I would prefer a Remington 870 or some other proven repeater. :)
     
  6. rn-cindy

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    I dont think its really the best gun for any purpose...But sounds like you just really want one....I want one too...and i dont have a good reason either....:D
     
  7. Virginian

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    The double trigger extractor models have a lot better record of reliability than the single trigger guns. They ain't a Purdey, but the standard Stoeger SxSs are relatively tough.
     
  8. rn-cindy

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    On a bright note..Ruger just brought back their USA made Red Label.. I think its currently the only dbl brrl made in USA. But its an O/U...RG just bought one to go along with her Mossy Silver Reserve.I think she is breaking it in tomorrow night (trap night) so will see how it shoots..But the fit / finish / quality is very good.
     
  9. nitestalker

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    I have one of the first 500 Ruger Red Label shotguns. These were made with blued receivers. :)
     
  10. Virginian

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    The "NEW" Ruger Red Labels are having some problems. Light strikes and ejector issues. I talked to a guy Saturday that had just sent his back to the factory. A lot of the first series did as well, and Ruger could never seem to fix the issues, though they had years to do it. I wish them well, but I am not going to pay to be a Beta tester. I wonder if somehow the precision investment casting process isn't lending itself well to shotgun manufacturing. I wish they would get the bugs out, because i would like to see the Gold Label come back.
    If you have a Red Label and love it, congratulations, but they have a known dubious history.
     
  11. bobski

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    hey mo.bound....did you buy that gun yet? no matter how much you try to hope and pray it wont, those shotguns kick. be ready for it.
    bring it down to the ftf shoot on 12 apr and put it thru the test and see. be glad to have ya.
    we invited you back sometime ago but we never heard from you. can you make it?
    target order goes in 1 march and we need 6 more names to make the shoot happen. youre close enough.
    we can use you.


    that goes for anyone else reading this. if ya thought about coming, nows the time to get a ticket.
     
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  12. F4U

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    I do have a Red Label and do love it, I was not aware of the problems you mention. Mine has been flawless since 1988. 150-200 birds a week at the trap range in those days, tapered off a good bit in the mid '90s but gonna ramp it back up this spring as my shooting buddy and I are on the same shift now.
     
  13. BRL

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    Fun Gun!

    Why yes they do!

    Got a great price on this used Stoeger Uplander that had 28" full choke barrels, but I really wanted was a coach gun, and I own a hacksaw so...:D

    The wood finish was worse than some I've seen on used war relics but after stripping off the old finish I discovered it really had some kind of nice Brazilian hardwood under there so I just refinished it.

    Then one day I pulled both triggers at the same time on some 00 Buck and decided I also wanted to add a recoil pad! :eek:

    Were I to buy a double barrel for HD I would opt for exposed hammers because when you close the barrels on this one, the shotgun hammers are cocked period.

    Nice tight action though and no problems at all with function. :)

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  14. rn-cindy

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    Beautiful...You did a really nice job on the refinishing....Now i want one even worser...........lol
     
  15. hawkguy

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    upon thought, just the fact that this firearm coined the term "riding shotgun" is more than enough reason to validate the purchase of one....:p

    seriously, tough.....coach guns are a great all around gun imo. not the best at anything, but good enough at any need that would arise i would assume. pick one up and shoot it....you'll like it.
     
  16. ToddJ

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    The blue receivers are most definitely the prettiest ones, mine is a 20 gauge, extended forcing cones, ported, with 9 different chokes

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Firearms Talk mobile app
     
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    CZ makes a nice one, But a little pricey!
     
  18. 1563621

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    Can always go for a nice pump.
     

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  19. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    id rather be bruised by the coach gun than by that thing...........