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I just got back from my LGS, i just traded in my Model 70 7mmwsm. I loved my M70 but the 7wsm ammo isnt as available as it used to be and the price has gone up quite a bit, i couldnt really justify keeping it when it just sits in my gun cabinet. I traded my rifle straight across for the brand new Stoeger shotgun. Its chambered for 2 3/4 and 3" shells, just got back in from shooting it and so far it shoots awesome. The bolt feels like its riding on ball bearings and the recoil is really smooth. I dont know much about the Stoeger shotguns yet "will read up on them" but im happy with my trade.

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I just read that stoeger is made by Benelli and it uses the exact same inertia driven action, and you can also add the mercury filled recoil reducer in the stock "which i will also add later".
 

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Great lookin' autoloader MrWray!

Got to put one on my "to-get" list.
 

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Thanks fellas, im real big on fit and finish and first impressions with firearms and so far im really impressed with it. Im happy with my trade, i dont like getting rid of my guns but i think its what was best. I will get 200% more use out of the shotgun than i ever did the rifle.
 

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MrWray said:
I just read that stoeger is made by Benelli and it uses the exact same inertia driven action, and you can also add the mercury filled recoil reducer in the stock "which i will also add later".
That's right, matter of fact the first thought I had was that it looked like a Benelli. I have a little Stoeger coach gun, and it's a well made little shotgun.
 

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That's right, matter of fact the first thought I had was that it looked like a Benelli. I have a little Stoeger coach gun, and it's a well made little shotgun.
I saw the coach guns on their site while ago, they look badass
 

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way to go MrWray! nice looking shotgun. put some shells through it and tell us how she does.
Axx i told you about my concerns with my 7wsm, i made up my mind this morning. I plan on putting her to work tomorrow, ill let yall know how she does. I only put 4 00B through it today just to feel it out and make sure everything was good.
 

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Axx i told you about my concerns with my 7wsm, i made up my mind this morning. I plan on putting her to work tomorrow, ill let yall know how she does. I only put 4 00B through it today just to feel it out and make sure everything was good.
yeah, i understand. i was kind of hoping you might rebarrel it. but alls well that ends well! nice looking shotgun and as long as you're happy with the trade, that's all that matters.
 

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Just got done shooting, i shot a mixture of shells that i already had. I shot 30 shells, found out that she doesnt like short brass shells, it FTF 4 times with the short brass " thats how many i had". Happy with how it shot. Gonna clean and oil her really good tonight.
 

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MrWray said:
Just got done shooting, i shot a mixture of shells that i already had. I shot 30 shells, found out that she doesnt like short brass shells, it FTF 4 times with the short brass " thats how many i had". Happy with how it shot. Gonna clean and oil her really good tonight.
I have a STOEGER m3500....I love it!!! The inertia system isn't the exact same as the benellis, the bolt is the same but the spring system on the benelli is in the stock and the springs on the STOEGER are around the mag tube almost like a pump gun...the stoegers system is super simple that's why I love em
 

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Well done. It will serve you well.:)
 

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I've had the same result with low brass game loads in my 2000. I'm hoping that with more use it will wear in enough to like them better. I don't keep it loaded with that kind of ammo anyway, but for training it is much cheaper than buck or slugs.
 

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I found out today that it may be more of a load weight issue. Today i shot winchester super x game and target loads through it with zero hiccups,and it has short brass. The short brass shells that i shot through it yesterday may have been light loads. They were some of what i had laying around.
 

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I found out today that it may be more of a load weight issue. Today i shot winchester super x game and target loads through it with zero hiccups,and it has short brass. The short brass shells that i shot through it yesterday may have been light loads. They were some of what i had laying around.
Benelli says not to shoot anything light than 1 1/8 oz shot in them
 

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Benelli says not to shoot anything light than 1 1/8 oz shot in them
Yep, i did read that. The shells that i shot today were 1oz, and it did really good, even with fast firing
 

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MrWray, i'm glad you are enjoying it! i agree that the lighter shot loads could be a problem in regards to the recoil of them. if you find a particular shell that doesn't seem to work as well, just use them in another shotgun. that's what works for me.
 

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MrWray, i'm glad you are enjoying it! i agree that the lighter shot loads could be a problem in regards to the recoil of them. if you find a particular shell that doesn't seem to work as well, just use them in another shotgun. that's what works for me.
Thanks axx, its doing really good. The malfunctions were just ammo issue and is an easy fix
 
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