Benelli and Stoeger


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charles.emond
September 4, 2008, 08:50 AM
I know it'll sound like I'm an ignorant (I surely am) but I was wondering what's the bond between Stoeger and Benelli? And which one is the cheapest (in price or quality)

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220_Swift
September 4, 2008, 09:01 AM
Benelli USA is the importer of Stoeger. Along with Franchi, and Uberti. The Stoeger models are cheaper than Benelli. And the Stoeger semi-autos have the same recoil operated action of the Benelli. Similarities really end there though.

JohnBT
September 4, 2008, 09:06 AM
Beretta is in the process of buying the world. :D They even own Burris scopes.

"In the 1990s, the Stoeger company was purchased by Finnish rifle manufacturer Sako. In 2000, Sako was acquired by Beretta Holding S.p.A. At that time, Stoeger Industries was placed under the ownership of Benelli USA, where it remains today as a member of the Benelli USA family of companies.
The technology and expertise of Benelli USA are integral to Stoeger’s manufacturing processes. And all Stoeger products enjoy a solid reputation for affordable quality."

charles.emond
September 4, 2008, 09:10 AM
thanks a bunch. it explains why it says stoeger on the cap they gave me along my nova, ive always wondered and since i decided to put on this cap today i made sure to ask before i forget, once again

Capstick1
September 5, 2008, 12:35 AM
On the Benelli's the bolt recoil spring is in the buttstock. On the stoeger M2000's the bolt recoil spring is around the magazine tube. Other than that the bolts are nearly identical. Pricewise the M2000 can be purchased for less than half of what you would pay for a benelli super black eagle. As far as the quality goes I think the benellis are better finished. I know I had to get my M2000 sent back to the factory for some warranty work after I put 1500 rds through it at the trap and skeet range and it crapped out on me. I hope that's the last time I have to send it back. I got it back about a month and a half ago and I haven't shot it yet. I'm going to put 300 rds through it next week and see.

ArmedBear
September 5, 2008, 12:42 AM
The recoil system (with differences noted above) is used in Stoegers, Franchis, and Benellis.

I kinda see them like Chevy, Buick and Cadillac.

The Benellis have the fanciest recoil-reduction system and the raciest looks and ergonomics, the Franchis are probably equally good without as much flash and a more reasonable MSRP, and the Stoegers offer a similar product without the features and refinement of the Benellis, at a budget price.

distra
September 5, 2008, 08:16 AM
I have not had the best experience with Stoeger shotguns or Benelli service. I picked up a NIB Stoeger Condor Combo 12ga-20ga O/U earlier this year. First time at the range it failed to fire several times. Took it home cleaned everything, took it back to the range...same thing. I boxed it up sent it to Benelli service (after waiting ~45 min on the phone for an RMA). A week later it's back in my hands with a nice ding in the stock. :( I take it to the range and within the first 10 shells it FTF 3 times! :mad: Long story short, I took it home and fixed the thing myself by polishing all the metal contact surfaces in the action, shortening the firing pin return spring and polishing the base of the firing pin. Not the most stellar service or product in my opinion.

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