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warbirdlover
October 5, 2012, 10:31 PM
I bought a barely used Stoeger Condor 12 ga. O/U last summer for under $300.

It's turned out to be well made (fit and finish) and a very reliable shotgun. I looked at all the new junky low priced O/U's and saw this on the used gun rack and have never looked back.

Just wondered if anyone else in here has one and what they think of it.

Pistolgripshotty
October 6, 2012, 06:28 AM
Personally I prefer pumps...however my buddy's got one and I gotta say it is a smooth lookin ol' lady. Do you have the synthetic or wooden?

warbirdlover
October 6, 2012, 09:11 AM
Wooden stock and surprisingly pretty nice looking wood.

shortwave
October 6, 2012, 03:22 PM
Hey warbird, where's the pics. ?

shoptroll
October 6, 2012, 09:27 PM
I know what you mean. I had a $700 Berreta O/U and it just never thrilled me. I picked up a Bakail S/S for $300 and never looked back. Wood to metal fit and metal finish was good. Checkering was shallow and the wood finish was thin. I deepened the checkering, added an ebony butt cap, and layed down a Tru oil finish.

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff288/shoptroll/Guns/Bakail12gaClose-up.jpg

warbirdlover
October 10, 2012, 07:23 PM
Here's the pics....

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=84166&stc=1&d=1349914725

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=84169&stc=1&d=1349914958

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=84170&stc=1&d=1349914958

shortwave
October 10, 2012, 11:05 PM
Very nice warbird but put some clean socks on for the photos from now on. :D

warbirdlover
October 11, 2012, 08:10 AM
Very nice warbird but put some clean socks on for the photos from now on.

Dang!!! You noticed.... :D

Mike Irwin
October 11, 2012, 09:53 AM
I've looked at the Stoegers a couple of times.

They seem to be pretty hit and miss on metal to wood fit (not uncommon with the valueline guns), but overall the really seem to be a very decent value for the money. And, normally, if you find one in a rack that has fit issues, the next one will be better.

I came very close to buying an O/U 20 a couple of years ago, but decided to hold off and keep trying to find a SxS 20, which I did last year (an older Stevens).

Virginian-in-LA
October 12, 2012, 05:51 AM
I hate to rain on your parade, but if you shoot it a lot you may come to question the value. The Stoeger Uplander SxSs with double triggers and extractors are not the finest handling guns in the world, but they have a reputation for toughness. They are dirt simple and they work. The cowboy action set is in my opinion very tough on guns, and they have bought and use a boatload of them. I have seen all kinds of problems with the single trigger and ejector two barrel guns. If you are fairly handy you may be able to deal with most of the issues yourself. If not, it can get expensive in a hurry. Good luck.

droptrd
October 12, 2012, 06:13 AM
Wow thats a good looking gun

warbirdlover
October 12, 2012, 09:42 AM
These are made in Brazil which is better then China LOL. So far it does what it's supposed to do. I left the chokes in it from the factory (full and mod) and it patterns pretty nice. It's heavier then the Beretta's and Brownings.

But then I always wanted a Ruger Red Label....