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Old February 20, 2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Opinions of Stoeger Coach Gun

I found a Stoeger Coach Gun, 12 Gauge, model str3000, SxS with the single trigger. It's very lightly used and I can pick it up for $280.00.

I've wanted a coach gun for a while just to own one. No big need.

Anyone have an opinion based on experience?

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Old February 20, 2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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I have one with the double triggers. The triggers are a bit stiff out of the box and the gun packs a lot of recoil, especially with 3'' magnums. I like it mostly because of the "cool" factor. It hurts too much to shoot it a lot. That might be one reason your prospective purchase appears only slightly used.
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Old February 21, 2013, 02:06 AM   #3
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The double trigger with extractors Stoegers are pretty tough. Lots of them in Cowboy shooting which is hard on a gun. Lots of problems reported with the single trigger ejector models. Rule of thumb, if you go inexpensive, keep it simple.
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Old February 21, 2013, 04:18 AM   #4
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FWIW, the 3" Magnum chambering, stamped on the barrel(s), isn't mandatory - shoot 2-3/4" field or 2-1/2" (RST) low-power loads.

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Old February 21, 2013, 05:14 AM   #5
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Yep. Very fun with 2 3/4 shells!
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