Late Gen Stoeger model 2000


November 2, 2007, 04:13 PM
I was wondering if anyone out there can tell me what the differences are with the late generation Stoeger M2000 shotguns and how one can tell or distinguish between them?

Tried a search and all I could find was some info on the ramped rib and high viz sight.

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November 3, 2007, 03:14 PM
ramped rib and high viz sight.

That's the difference. The new models have these improvements and the old ones don't.

Ala Dan
November 3, 2007, 04:08 PM
I call the Stoeger 2000 a "Poor Man's Benelli Super Black Eagle II"; as its
moving parts are the same; just that the 2000's isn't as shiney. And, both
the Stoeger 2000 and the Benelli SBE II are imported by Beretta USA~! :scrutiny: ;)

November 3, 2007, 07:33 PM
Very good description. The M2000 new design is a great value. I can't tell the difference in the M2000 and the higher priced cousins. In fact, today at the church annual clay shoot, a man borrowed my M2000 because he had left his Benelli at home. He still thinks he was shooting a Benelli. There ain't that much difference in the camo models from their rich cousins.

I definetly won't pay $500-800 more for just a name.

November 3, 2007, 08:47 PM
I just bought the M2000 in Max 4 camo and really like it, but I'd like to add weight to the stock. It's completely hollow, so I'm wondering how to do it? I was thinking about just putting some leather or something, but that might not add enough. I think it would balance a bit better with 3/4 of a pound of extra weight back there. Any ideas?

November 3, 2007, 10:44 PM
I have had one about 3 years and it has been 100% reliable but I have probably fired less than 200 rounds in it. My concern is how well they will hold up to a lot of use. If anyone put a lot of rounds through theirs and would like to comment on how they are holding up I would like to know.

November 3, 2007, 10:55 PM
I have probably 2500 to 3000 rounds through my later model M2000 without a hitch. I did upgrade the modified and skeet chokes because the plating on the originals started peeling. Other than that, not a single issue. It has been a great gun and it's a great value. I have noticed the price is starting to climb a bit. I paid $229 a couple of years ago and they seem to be going for around $400 now.

November 4, 2007, 02:45 PM
Wrap 10-12 oz of shot in saran wrap and put it in the stock. Finish filling it with shipping peanuts to keep the shot package in place. Makes an amazing difference in feel and recoil. I also put a Limbsaver (#10008) on it. Mine shoots like a 410. It really tamed the beast. I love it.

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