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What's the lowdown on these two brands of autochuckers - Stoegers and new Mossy 930?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by GunGoBoom, Jun 21, 2005.

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  1. GunGoBoom

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    What's up with Stoegers...made in Turkey I understand...that's the Ottoman Empire for you C.M. Burns-era gunnies, but are they reliable, good, etc.?

    Then I see Mossberg has a new line - not the 935 3.5" magnum series, but a 930 series - 2.75 & 3", with some variety in their offerings - anyone know good or bad yet?
     
  2. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    Not personally familiar with either of them. But...

    I am leery of 'off brand' stuff that is supposed to last for 20 years and more with no factory support (parts availability). If it isn't an established major manufacturer, sorry- not getting my $$ for a product that might get sidelined for minor stuff. BTDT, no more for me. Popular stuff with millions sold gets supported no matter what, other stuff without a large population in use gets shrugged off.

    Also sorry, but Mossberg doesn't have a very good track record with autoloaders AFAIK.

    Remington 1100s are still available new or used if you want a gas gun... lotso used Browning humpbacks if you want recoil operated.

    lpl/nc (not suffering for parts for Browning Auto 5s or Remington 11-48s either, tho both are out of production)
     
  3. Onmilo

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    930 Mossberg is the new and improved version of the 2 3/4"-3" capable 9200.

    Lots of shooters found out they don't need a heavy 3.5" capable shotgun to shoot pheasants and rabbits.

    Mossberg Auto guns have been more than neccessarily complicated but I have shot them for years with no reliability issues.

    I know nothing about the Stoeger.
     
  4. Glenn Kelley

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    Stoeger

    I have the Stoeger 2000,won it in an NWTF draw.I understand that it is an exact copy of a Benelli.Stoeger is a subsiduary of Berretta as is Benelli.I was told that the Vursan factory is owned by them as well.

    The gun functions well.I use it mostly for hunting so I haven't put a lot of ammo through it.Finish is about the same as the low end 870's.
     
  5. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    I'm with Lee on this one. This is The Golden Age of autoloaders. There's the 1100,the 11-87, the Berettas, the Benellis, the Winchester X-2 and its sibling the Browning Gold, and plenty of older A-5s kicking around and likely to do so for decades.

    Stick with the known names.
     
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