Based on a traditional English design, the Stoeger 12 Gauge Uplander side by side double shotgun delivers the same performance at a great value. The field grade Uplander features an eye-catching A-grade satin American walnut stock and brass bead sight. Its receiver is precision machined to exacting tolerances to ensure that the Uplander will hold up year after year. The tang-mounted safety automatically engages when the gun is broken open. Traditional double trigger. Equipped with extractors for faster reloading. Comes with IC and M screw-in choke tubes.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Expatriate That Don't Impress Me Much
Apart from good checkering on a beautiful walnut stock, chunky durability, and the traditional design, this gun falls down in so many areas. For whatever reason, it is much louder than other guns I've shot. Like all side-by-sides, the design is simple but it is a HEAVY beast to carry around. I walk up to fifteen miles in a day during hunting season and you wouldn't want to do that with this. The triggers are made out of some grainy metal, but at least there is no creep. The action is sloppy and almost gives the impression of being loose even though it's not. The whole thing handles kinda' like what it felt like to ride on the old tan Southwest Airlines 737 before they replaced them with new ones, and it seems to kick a lot even with no.8 shot. My advice if you want a side-by-side for 400 bucks is to get a used one from a reputable Spanish manufacturer that only weighs about six pounds and handles like a sports car, and is old but in decent condition. If there's no chokes, you can just add your own. You will be able to lead with that kind of gun, but with Stoeger you'll only take off tail feathers 'cause it always leaves you one step behind.
May 13, 2013
If I remember right this gun has full and modified chokes. If you're thinking of buying it, I would suggest passing. I used to own this gun up until my crazy cousin actually sold it without my permission. Naturally I was a little miffed by his thoughtlessness, but I can't say I really missed the gun. We've since burried the hatchet and I have a new gun now, a Spanish side-by-side. She's great and handles like a sports car--so I'd look for something like that.