Stoeger snow goose: a 10 round winter optimized hunting shotgun
New for 2021 from Stoeger is a special winter optimized hunting shotgun with an eye towards snow geese hunting. With the addition of their 10 round magazine tube from their M3K 3Gun Freedom series model, plus other loading and operation features optimized for heavy gloved use, the M3500 becomes a snow goose harvesting machine. Just don’t forget an extra long dowel when using it for certain other game birds.
Stoeger Combines Extended Capacity and 922R Compliance to Create the Perfect Snow Goose Shotgun
ACCOKEEK, Md.(January 19, 2021) –Stoeger combines the solid operating system of their flagship M3500 Waterfowl Special shotgun with the 922R-compliant extended magazine of the Freedom Series shotguns to create the Stoeger M3500 Snow Goose shotgun. The versatile shotgun eliminates the need to add U.S. manufactured components to gain the extra capacity demanded by serious snow goose hunters.
With a capacity of 10 +1, cold weather loading, unloading and operating the Model 3500 Snow Goose shotgun is made easier by the oversized bolt handle and bolt-release button. A specially machined and beveled loading port makes feeding shells into the magazine tube with gloved hands quick and efficient. Rugged, weather-resistant construction and finish stand up to the worst conditions. A distressed white Cerakote finish adorns the stock, forend, receiver and barrel, to blend in with winter environments.
At the heart of the M3500 Snow Goose shotgun is the Inertia-Driven operating system for dependable operation. The Inertia-Driven action is contained primarily within the receiver, providing a better, more centered balance and swing. The receiver also stays cleaner longer.
Five (IC/M/XFT/Close Range/Mid Range) extended choke tubes along with a choke wrench come standard with the M3500 Snow Goose shotgun. Also included, is a paracord sling and shim kit which allows for adjustment of the gun for drop and cast. The full-length vented rib is topped with an easy-to-see red-bar front sight that stands out in low light.
Specs, per Stoeger:
- Gauge: 12.
- Action: Semi-auto.
- Chambering: 2-3/4, 3 and 3-1/2 inches.
- Capacity: 10+1.
- Barrel Length: 28 inches.
- Overall Length: 50 inches.
- Weight: 8.2 lbs.
- Stock: White Cerakote.
- Receiver/Barrel Finish: Distressed White Cerakote.
- Chokes: IC/M/XFT/Close Range/Mid Range Extended chokes.
- Sights: Red-bar front sight.
- Paracord Sling.
- Length of Pull: 14-3/8 inches.
- Drop at Heel: 2-1/2 inches.
- Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches.
- Warranty: 5 years.
- MSRP: $899.
The beveled loading port and oversized controls will be a definite advantage in below-freezing temperatures. I do not like having to step down to my liner gloves when it’s below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, especially in damp conditions. Having the shotgun optimized for heavy gloved use will be a good benefit to hunter comfort. M3000 extended mag tubes are a bit hard to find on the aftermarket, so having them as a factory added item is a real asset for those that need it.
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