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I purchased a Stoeger 2000, 26in, camo last week. I took it Dove hunting this weekend. I almost lost my temper and threw the gun into the field of carrots we were in.
The gun repeatedly jammed. It would either not eject the spent shell or it would not cycle the next round into the chamber.
I shot target loads for skeet, broke the gun down, cleaned and oiled thoroughly, and went hunting. It worked for about 2 rounds, then jammed in the same way. My semi auto turned into a single shot manual!
Reading some of the other posts here, I'm beginning to wonder about my new gun.
Is there a definite "break in" period? How many rounds?
The weekend was really frustrating, just ask anyone that was with me ;)
Get a case of heavy dove loads, 1 1/8 or 1 1/4 oz and give those a try. Mine still won't shoot some 7/8 oz loads but it shoots others. I recently tried Estate 1 oz. loads in my Montefeltro and they didn't work, six misfires in 3 boxes.
09-08-2004, 07:56 PM
dang... hearing about all these jams and factory defects keeps drawing me closer to my ole 870.
You know, I came to the Stoeger 2000 from an 870. I balooned the barrell a little (don't shot with ANY mud in the barrell...doh!) so I felt for safety's sake I should get a new gun. The Stoeger makes me think I should go back to an 870 and just get a 26in barrell, synthetic camo.
I was shooting 1 1/8 and 1 oz. loads in the Stoeger. Both Remington and Estate. Estate was slightly, and I mean slightly, worse. I think I want to pump some 3 inch mag loads through it to see what happens. Otherwise, I'm guessing I'll need to figure out how to get my money back, or at least some credit towards a pump. It just fries me. The Steoger is awesome except for this. I love the fit, the swing, the balance... bah!
09-08-2004, 08:11 PM
it seems to me from what ive read here that the 2000 seems to be a picky eater that likes hard hitting heavy loads. which i can do with out. ill just stick to my wifes beretta 303 20ga it shoots every thing and dosent beat me up.
09-09-2004, 02:27 AM
After several hundred rounds, my 2000 has never failed to function properly. I did run several boxes of 12 ga. mag. shells through it when I first got it. Maybe that's why it's functioned so well. Now, it'll gobble up 1 .oz loads without a whimper. Just keeps going and going. Must have gotten a good one out of the litter!!!
09-09-2004, 01:16 PM
The manual says you can't shoot over a 1 3/4 oz. loads; are there magnum loads available at 1/34 oz or less?
09-09-2004, 07:34 PM
The new Stoegers come with a lot of heavy packing grease around the recoil spring and the magazine tube to avoid rust. You have to remove that grease and oil the gun. In addition to that the manual only recommends loads 1-1/8 oz or heavier (with 2-3/4 dram eq or hotter). I've read of several people whose 2000 handle 1 oz and even 7/8 oz loads without problem, however, it seems that this is after the gun has been duly broken in. Try shooting 4 or 5 boxes of hotter loads before actually trying the lighter ones. In my case, the mildest load I've shot through it is 1-1/8oz 2-3/4 dram eq and I've never had cycling problems.
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