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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Opinions on Stoeger doubles?

The "get what you pay for" is what I was concerned about. I've looked at and lusted after a nice double for years. The price just isn't within reach for me. These Stoegers seemed too good to be true.

Not being experienced with doubles, they seem very light and responsive to me. Of course, the proof would be in the shooting and I doubt that Gander Mt would appreciate me shooting a round of trap in their store...

I'm a lefty, too. I hated the Mossberg shotguns (500 and 835). They always managed to throw junk in my face when I was shooting fast and I never liked the idea of the empty hulls ejecting across my line of sight.

I saw a 12 and a 20 Ithaca 37 used for a reasonable price and I've got my eye on an 870 lefty which is what I shoot.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 04:26 PM
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Re: Opinions on Stoeger doubles?

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In that price range, and for a new doube-barrel, I'd rather buy a Russian-made Baikal double [which is what I did]. They aren't pretty but like most Russian stuff are robust and they work. They have chromed bores which is nice.
I'll trade you then. Wish I has my fixed choke stoger back, don't particularly care for the Baikal. Used to use my SxS for everything now it just sits at home and collects dust.

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Re: Opinions on Stoeger doubles?

I picked up an o/u in .410 a while back, sweet little gun. I used iton the HPA pheasant hunt and got 2 birds with it in the morning. If anyone is interested in a trade for it, send me a pm.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Opinions on Stoeger doubles?

Well...

I finally got enough time to take him to the range today with a box of #8 target loads and watched him handle my shotgun.

He didn't have a problem at all with it. Now, I didn't get into aerial shooting at all, I just let him blast away at a stationary target figuring to let him get the feel of it before he tries to shoot a mover with it.

Looks like I'm buying another 870...
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:41 PM
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Re: Opinions on Stoeger doubles?

Good decision, he will be able to give it to his son if he has one someday.

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