Stoeger 3500 field report/follow up after warranty work

U TU T MemberPosts: 405 Member
I initially had a problem with the new stoeger 3500, and now want to follow up after I sent it back to Stoeger, because it was having a problem feeding 3.5" shells. The bolt was sticking back and not chambering them, unless I bumped the bolt handle. After getting it back, (they made some adjustments?) I've not had any problems with it. I ended up getting a couple of turkeys with it last week, and functioned fine! The turkey in the photo had a 10.25" beard and great spurs 1.5" curved and sharp, a true limb hanger. Darby4-25-12033.jpgDarby4-25-12032.jpg


  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,347 Senior Member
    Well, hell yeah! Looks like it worked great to me. Beautiful bird.
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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,430 Senior Member
    Nice bird!

    Glad it's working for you now.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,556 Senior Member
    I know you don't need a 3.5, but it sure does knock the poop out of a tom

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    Very nice.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,927 Senior Member
    Glad you got a bird and the gun is working.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,664 Senior Member
    Nice bird and glad to hear that Stoeger fixed your problem.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,055 Senior Member
    Nice gobbler!!!
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  • U TU T Member Posts: 405 Member
    Here's what was noted on the packing list that came back with the gun:

    Checked gun over--polished extractor cut--modified carrier foot--oiled gun---Function & Test Fired---2 3/4" 3" 3 1/2" Winchester Kent ok.

    I'm glad it functions properly now!
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    Nice gobbler indeed!! Like it!!!:up::up::cool2:
  • Vic's ViewpointVic's Viewpoint Senior Member Posts: 1,126 Senior Member
    Viszla? Wiemariner? Chesapeake Bay Retriever? Some combination thereof? Enquiring minds want to know.......
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  • U TU T Member Posts: 405 Member
    She's a 5 month old Cheasapeake.
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