The Stoeger M3020 is an affordable shotgun in the line of quality. It gives a clean shot and lets the gun stay clean longer since it has no propellant gas that vents into the action. A ventilated rib is fitted in the gun’s barrel. This beauty comes with three choke tubes with an improved cylinder, modified, and extra-full turkey. The gun also has a shim kit used for cast adjustment and drop. Learn more about the Stoeger Model 3020 as you scroll on.
Stoeger Model 3020: The Affordable and Versatile Gun
In This Article:
- Gun Info
- Gun Specs – Stoeger M3020 Parts
- Ease of Use and Performance
- Pros and Cons
- Overall Verdict and Price
Being a semi-automatic shotgun, the Stoeger Model 3020 is the best choice in waterfowling. It’s the third version of the Stoeger 3000 series autoloader shotguns. It can handle a 2 ¾-inch load up to a 3-inch magnum load without any adjustments needed. This beauty is equipped with a ventilated rib, giving the shooter a quick target acquisition. When you look at this shotgun at the side, it looks like a 26-inch replica of the 3-inch model. Although you can tell that it’s definitely not a 12-gauge just by picking it up.
Gun Specs – Stoeger M3020 Parts
- Gauge: 20
- Barrel: 26 & 28”
- Chokes: XFT, IC, M
- Finish: Realtree Max-5, Black synthetic, Realtree APG
- Overall Length: 47.75” & 49.75”
- Weight: 7 lbs
- Length of Pull: 14.7”
- Drop at Comb: 1.5”
- Drop at Heel: 2.5”
- Stocks: Synthetic
- Sights: Red bar front sight
Ease of Use and PerformanceThe Stoeger model 3020 is a very nimble and nice pointing field gun. This shotgun is solid and does not rattle around. It is a versatile gun with value and solid reliability which makes it a seamless choice for wild turkey, upland game birds, and waterfowling. Its versatility makes it fitting to be a perfect choice among the guns in its range. The Stoeger Model 3020 outperforms the other 20 ga. shotguns.
Pros and Cons
- Simple and efficient
- Shoots clean
- Right-hand biased safety
Overall Verdict and PriceNothing compares to the Stoeger Model 3020’s performance and its reliability among the guns in its price range. This gun is a combination of quality performance and affordability. With a price ranging from $599-$649, you can never go wrong with this shotgun.
Take a closer look at the Stoeger Model 3020 by watching this video from GunCity:
Using the Stoeger Model 3020 for a couple of times was definitely an experience to remember. I would recommend this beauty for some upland shooting and waterfowling. It’s simple yet reliable. You’ll surely have fun out in the field using this gun. A market value of $700 is a small price to pay for a shotgun of this quality. I’m considering getting one in the near future.
Do you own a Stoeger Model 3020? What do you like about this shotgun? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 5, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
This shotgun is something I must check out as I am in the market for a 20 Ga. shotgun.
Make them in 12 ga. and 10 ga. and able to shoot 2 3/4″ up to 3 1/2″ mag shells. I’d buy one of each at twice the current msrp.
They do it’s called the m3000 for 3 inch and m3500 for 3.5 inch shells. same price as the 20 gauge. I have the m3000 and I am to old now to shoot 3.5 inch shells.
They are great guns for the money, or as I call the gun…”Benelli’s ugly cousin”.