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emil77
03-29-2012, 9:36 PM
Hi guys,

Do any of you have a Stoeger Condor 20 gauge over/under shotgun? I want a shotgun for clay shooting. It will be both for my g/f and I, we went to Oak Tree today and rented some shotguns. The 20 gauge over/under fit both of us well.
http://www.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/stoeger-condor.php

Thoughts/opinions?

mikey357
03-29-2012, 10:11 PM
Hi guys,

Do any of you have a Stoeger Condor 20 gauge over/under shotgun? I want a shotgun for clay shooting. It will be both for my g/f and I, we went to Oak Tree today and rented some shotguns. The 20 gauge over/under fit both of us well.
http://www.stoegerindustries.com/firearms/stoeger-condor.php

Thoughts/opinions?

From this review, its okay if you use it for a few hundred a year but it will not hold up if you shoot a few hundred rounds a week.

http://typicalshooter.com/review-stoeger-condor-over-and-under-shotgun/

emil77
03-30-2012, 5:47 AM
From this review, its okay if you use it for a few hundred a year but it will not hold up if you shoot a few hundred rounds a week.

http://typicalshooter.com/review-stoeger-condor-over-and-under-shotgun/

Hi, thanks for posting the link. I don't understand what that wheel type release mechanism is for, is that for opening the breech to reload or for disassembly?

BigDogatPlay
03-30-2012, 6:51 AM
The wheel is to disassemble the fore end from the barrel set.

I've considered the Condor as well and the couple I've handled / tried pointed and shot well enough for me. My mind was made up when I handled a somewhat well used Condor Competition recently. The gun in question is several years old and has been getting probably a couple hundred rounds a month run through it pretty consistently. The action was obviously loose, even in lock up there were a bit of wiggle. To me, not good.

I'd still consider a Condor for a hunting gun, but I stopped considering one for clays then and there.

TROYSD
03-30-2012, 12:05 PM
wife won one at a du dinner. compared to my citori theres no comparision. extremly stiff and cubersome . but for the price?

emil77
03-30-2012, 9:18 PM
Great, thanks for the info!

ThE_LoNgShOt
03-30-2012, 9:24 PM
for a little more $, check out the Mossberg Silver Reserve O/U series.... I have a 20 gauge O/U that I shoot skeet with. it's held up well for me. I assume you guys will be casual shooters? if you are going to shoot a couple times a month, you don't need a high end O/U.

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=15

they have both side by sides and O/U's... scroll through to see all the options.

sfbay
03-31-2012, 9:35 AM
I love my Stoeger. I have a SxS that I used for skeet about 9 years ago. I only used it for a bit but it was great! I still have it and although it's not a top of the line brand, it is built tough and I've had no complaints.

I "somehow" shot a double charged handload through it once it was solid like a tank. I'm not sure if my other doubles or Aya would have done so well.

emil77
03-31-2012, 5:57 PM
for a little more $, check out the Mossberg Silver Reserve O/U series.... I have a 20 gauge O/U that I shoot skeet with. it's held up well for me. I assume you guys will be casual shooters? if you are going to shoot a couple times a month, you don't need a high end O/U.

http://www.mossberg.com/products/default.asp?id=15

they have both side by sides and O/U's... scroll through to see all the options.

Yes, very casual shooters. I will look into the Mossberg, thanks!

I love my Stoeger. I have a SxS that I used for skeet about 9 years ago. I only used it for a bit but it was great! I still have it and although it's not a top of the line brand, it is built tough and I've had no complaints.

I "somehow" shot a double charged handload through it once it was solid like a tank. I'm not sure if my other doubles or Aya would have done so well.

You have a Stoeger Condor?

sidious
03-31-2012, 6:49 PM
I have a 20ga Condor Supreme 24". Great little gun. Primarily bought it for clay shooting as a starter o/u.

sfbay
03-31-2012, 8:57 PM
Hey Emil77,

PM sent...

It's not the condor, but I love my Stoeger. I really don't use it much anymore because my other shotguns are a little better. Not that i'm knocking Stoeger, my is built like a tank and i'm not getting rid of it.

But, The Longshot but it well.

emil77
03-31-2012, 10:28 PM
Thanks guys!

SirThoreth
03-31-2012, 11:12 PM
I've got the Condor Outback, but in 12, not 20. Been happy with it generally.

emil77
04-01-2012, 10:42 AM
Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it!

bj16509
04-01-2012, 6:54 PM
You might want to look here:
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewforum.php?f=98&sid=8a08dfb0b3f30a01008c4511b8e1e08a

Quite a few happy owners.


And from one Emil to another:
http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Emil


Good luck with your decision.

emil77
04-01-2012, 7:03 PM
You might want to look here:
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewforum.php?f=98&sid=8a08dfb0b3f30a01008c4511b8e1e08a

Quite a few happy owners.


And from one Emil to another:
http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Emil


Good luck with your decision.


Haha, thanks!

Helpful_Cub
04-01-2012, 10:34 PM
I have and use Stoegar STF 3000 which is basically a Condor. I love the gun for what I paid for it. Its light, takes different chokes and I really don't care if I scratch it up in the field. The only issue I've ever had with it was after 300 shells it started to not reliably detonate the primers. The issue is fairly common apparently. I had to have a gunsmith fix it. The firing pin wasn't coming forward enough to always cause detonation. Without boom, you can't shoot the 2nd barrel. So your kind of boned unless you take the gun and whack the butt on something so the momentum system cocks the 2nd barrel.

Gun cost ~$300, gun smith was ~$150. Works great ever since and over 1000 shells without issue.

emil77
04-02-2012, 5:26 AM
I have and use Stoegar STF 3000 which is basically a Condor. I love the gun for what I paid for it. Its light, takes different chokes and I really don't care if I scratch it up in the field. The only issue I've ever had with it was after 300 shells it started to not reliably detonate the primers. The issue is fairly common apparently. I had to have a gunsmith fix it. The firing pin wasn't coming forward enough to always cause detonation. Without boom, you can't shoot the 2nd barrel. So your kind of boned unless you take the gun and whack the butt on something so the momentum system cocks the 2nd barrel.

Gun cost ~$300, gun smith was ~$150. Works great ever since and over 1000 shells without issue.

Great, thanks for the feedback.