Stoeger M3500

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by ShagNasty1001, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    So my parents surprised me with a new Stoeger M3500 Semi Auto 12 gauge for the beginning of dove season since they know I hadn't been wanting to take my grandpa's old, now mine, beautiful 1100 out anymore. Too much sentimental value in it for me. Anyways, I took it out today to get a feel for it and ran some Winchester 2 3/4" heavy dove loads thru it and while it ran somewhat decently smooth, every so often it wouldn't cycle the next round or would cycle only half way and get jammed up with either the bolt being caught by the shell and it not picking the shell up or the bolt would cycle but the shell wouldn't. Is this normal and I just need to break it in with more shells? I'll post pictures in the morning of the shotgun. I love it and it swings beautifully, just wanna know if this is normal or not
     
  2. BrooklynFaTs

    BrooklynFaTs New Member

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    You get the barrel polished most lock up's is cause by that
     

  3. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I will try for that. Do I need to run a few more hundred rounds through it? I only have 175-200 in it now and it's half in half of heavy dove and regular dove/target loads
     
  4. BrooklynFaTs

    BrooklynFaTs New Member

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    When I bought my 870 I bought it new I called them up they said that causes that problem just get it polished and it should go away and don't short chuck it that means coco it all the way back when your running shells through it the say its a common problem any gunsmith could do that for you good luck
     
  5. ShagNasty1001

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    This is a semi auto though, not a pump so making sure I rack it all the way back isn't a problem for me
     
  6. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I have a Stoeger M2000 semi auto "Defense" model, i know that you need to use loads 1oz and over, mine jammed up a few times when i first got it but it was the load weight.
     
  7. ShagNasty1001

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    Awesome! I'll run a couple hundred through it again this weekend when I get a few free hours before work. Does yours handle lighter loads now or do you still have to use over 1oz loads?
     
  8. MrWray

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    No, only use 1oz and above