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I'm considering purchasing a 20 gauge Stoeger Upland Special, nice looking and the price is right. Anyone have any experience with these guns? Thanks in advance for any insights!!

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I've got a 28 ga. My dealer never was able to get a 20 ga. and so I just took the 28 ga. when it came in. He has had both on order for months for me and still hasn't seen a 20 ga.

They are not bad guns. The stock is a bit fat at the wrist but otherwise feels real good. I've not had mine long and still haven't fired it but have picked it up and faked it a few times. Comes up to shoulder well and feels good. Wood is kinda cheap but what do you expect on a $330 out the door gun? Wood to metal fit on mine is excellent and so is the execution of checkering.

Seems a well made gun more than worth the money.

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By now you have probably either purchased the gun, or decided on something else.I just got around to reading you post. I purchased an Uplander 20ga with screw in chokes a little over two years ago. I have used it for two consecutive upland bird seasons now. I really like it. I think it is the ideal SxS for the guy like me that doesn't have a lot of money to spend. I took it out right after I bought it and shot some clay birds, found I had only missed a few and that was mostly my fault. I would recommend the gun. It's not an SKB but then the money is a lot less. I would compare it to the old Stevens 311. Sort of built for the common man. No domestic manufacturers make a good SxS anymore. I have an affection for the SxS myself, moreso that the OU. Good luck with your shotgun if you have it by now. If not, don't hesitate to buy it, it's a good purchase.
 

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I saw pictures from the shot show and Savage is coming out with a sxs shotgun. Anyone seen one? How much are they going for?
 

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Wow, the price is right on these to be sure. I almost wish that I had not gotten my nova 12g lol. This gives me a good reason to pick up a 20ga for dedicated upland i guess. quality of wood does not bother me as I can make a stock/foregrip with ease as I make bamboo fly rods and am a bowyer.
I also like the single shots -brings back memories of my youth and 16GA hunting back in PA. At only $109 and weighing like 5 1/2 pounds, they look like very fun upland guns - just gotta make that one shot count.
If anyone has one of the 20ga singles, let me know.
 

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The newer Stoegers seem to be of higher quality than those of just a few years back----but still very fat in the grip.

I bought a new Baikal 20ga SxS a couple weeks ago---stoutly built---trim in the stock---and a pretty nice piece of wood too. Single selective trigger---choke tubes and selective ejectors for $349-----You might want to look into Baikals too.

Actually some of the Baikal and Stoeger SxS's are pretty nice guns for cheap----you can get a decent gun without taking out a 2nd mortgage---it hasn't been this good for 20 to 25 years.
 

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Actually the grips on the Stoegers seems to vary a lot. On my 28 ga. the grip felt really fat in my hand and I was planning to reduce it but traded it for the 20 ga. without ever firing a round. The 20 ga. has a nice slender grip. Best to pick them up and feel them if you can. Could go either way from my experience.

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