Stoeger® Uplander Side by Side Shotgun
Good Shotgun for the price
I bought one of these from Bass Pro Shop in Macon, GA a couple of years ago primarily for quail hunting in heavy brush. The gun’s fit and finish is not great but for the price it is better than expected and it points, swings, and shoots very well. I have a couple of more expensive SXS guns that will never get carried into rough terrain because I don’t want them to get scratched and dinged; they are used for hunting in smooth terrain.
For what this shotgun costs you can’t get a better deal or a more reliable upland game shotgun.
March 24, 2012
Worth The Money
I got this gun because I wanted a traditional style double gun but did not want a traditional price. I finally got to shoot the gun over birds for the opening of dove season. I was pleased with the handling and performance of the gun. It shot very well and I never had a problem. There was a learning curve due to the fact that every time you break the gun open and then close it the safety engages. Once that quirk was worked through, I had no other issues. I would recommend adding a recoil pad and some extended choke tubes.
September 2, 2013
grate poor mans gun
I shoot clays with a group on friday mornings, they all have upper end winchesters, bernili, & brownings. I would feel bad cause my sears model 300 could not keep up with them. BUT when I got this Stoeger, it's not let me down. shooting 10 of 10 almost all the time.
It may not be all that polished, but man it shoots good. Keep it clean & lubed and it won't let you down
May 5, 2012
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