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Stoeger Uplander Reviews

Postby jknutson » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:08 pm

I welcome any comments concerning the huntability of a Stoeger Upland Supreme sidexside 20 ga. I am fully aware that it isnt the gun and craftmanship of Browning, CZ, or L.C. Smith. But is it a dependable functioning tool that can be relied on for years of service?
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Postby dood » Mon May 14, 2007 11:56 am

I bought the standard double trigger 26" Stoeger Uplander in 12 gauge with removable choke tubes about 1-1/2 years ago. The break open action is very stiff when new. It gets a little better over time, but there are smoother actions out there I'm sure.



Mine doesn't have a factory recoil pad which means time at the trap/skeet range gets painful rather quick when you're just wearing a light shirt. I did add a leather velcro-attached recoil pad which helps things considerably. I also added a Williams Firesight to help out my vision since you have two barrels around the front sight.



My Uplander shoots well, I hit targets as well as I am capable of. Learning the double trigger set up isn't too hard either. It's built as ruggedly as any sporting gun I've seen and I'm expecting to own this shotgun for decades.



The gun range guys look at me a little funny since I'm not sportin' a Benelli auto or at least some American pump gun. That was the point, though. I wanted an "old school" side by side shotgun that is modern enough with the auto-safety engagement without external hammers.



Considering this gun's price it gets a "5" from me.
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Postby flushingpheasant » Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:45 am

In response to jknutson, buy the darn thing! You won't be dissapointed.
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Postby snoopy1 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:00 am

I BOUGHT A 12 GAUGE UPLANDER IT LOOKS GOOD AND SHOOTS GOOD AND FEELS GOOD IN MY HAND HOWEVER IT HAD A MISFIRE PROBLEM. IT MISFIRED ABOUT TWICE A BOX OF SHELLS. THEY SENT IT OFF AND IT CAME BACK MISFIRED EVERY OTHER SHOT. SENT OFF AGAIN AND THE SENT A NEW ONE IT MISFIRED TOO. I LEARNED THAT THE TRIGGER ASSEMBLY COMES DIRTY WITH SHIPPING SILICONE. I CLEAN THE TRIGGER ASSEMBLY THEN IT DID ALOT BETTER. IT STILL MISFIRES EVERY SO OFTEN. I THINK IF I SENT IT OFF AGAIN IT WOULD NOT DO BETTER. IF I HAD DO OVER AGAIN I WOULD I WOULD SAVE MY MONEY AND GET A BETTER GUN LIKE A CHARLES DAILY OR CZ.
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Postby gspspinone » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:46 pm

EVERYONE I KNOW WHO HAS ONE OF THESE HAS HAD SOME SORT OF ISSUE. FIT, FINISH AND OVERALL BUILD QUALITY IS HORRIBLE IN MY OPINION. THIS ISN'T A FORD OR CHEVY IT'S A YUGO, THE CZ'S ARE FORD'S AND CHEVY'S (AND NO I'M NOT A FAN OF THOSE EITHER). SAFE UP AND BUY A USED BROWNING OR BERETTA OR AN UGARTECHEA FROM SPAIN. WELL WORTH THE EXTERA TIME AND INVESTMENT.
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Postby dood » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:06 pm

gspspinone, If you don't own one of these shotguns and haven't fired it or carried it in the field, your opinion carries little weight.



Have one of your acquaintances come here and write their review, which will surely be better than 1 bullet on the vote tally.



For anyone else that wants other opinions....



http://grayssportingjournal.com/graysbe ... eger.shtml



or google it.



For the Stoeger owners that are willing to tune the Uplander a bit.....



http://www.marauder.homestead.com/files/Stoeger.html
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Postby fuzzy1911 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:44 pm

i dont know about the huntability of them but i had a coach gun sxs it was nice to me i put a few hundred rounds through it but i got rid of it because i was not happy with the 20 gauge.

the only thing is that the action was very tight
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Postby sillpapa » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:16 pm

I HAVE OWNED AN UPLANDER 20 GA 26INCH BARRELL FOR OVER 2YRS , HAVE HAD MANY OTHER MFG'S GUNS WINCHESTER ,REMINGTON , STEVENS ,MOSSBERG AN SUCH

USED THIS UPLANDER TO HUNT SUCH GAME AS BIRD, RABBIT AS WELL AS WHITE TAIL DEER. THE GUN HAS CHANGEABLE CHOKES. OF WHICH I PERFER TRU-LOCKS ,

THE GUN HAS BEEN FLAWLESSIN TWO HUNTING SEASONS

AN I HUNT ALOT. FOR THE MONEY AN BEING A SO CALLED SIX-PACK HUNTER. OWNING A STOEGER IS LIKE OWNING A HYUNDAI. IT NOT ALWAYS WHAT YOU PAY IT 'S HOW WELL YOU TAKE CARE OF IT.
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Postby redevil666 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:01 pm

I have a 20 guage Uplander Special (english stock, nickel reciever, 24") I've used exclusively for more than 5 years. It has been in the field over 100 times and taken dozens of pheasants, quail & rabbits with no problems.
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Postby springerdog » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:56 pm

I recently won an Uplander Supreme 20 gauge at a banquet.The gun looked good and had a good balance, but when I took the gun to the range a few days later the first shot was a misfire. The firing pin on the right barrell doesn't strike the primer hard enough. The left barrel fires fine, but you have to fire on the right barrel at least twice to get an adequate strike on the primer.

For a 20 gauge it also seems to kick pretty hard.

Since I won the gun at a banquet It doesn't qualify for the warranty as listed on the Stoeger website. I'll get it to my local gunsmith and see if that improves my impression of the gun.
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