By upgrading the flagship waterfowl hunting shotgun in its lineup, Stoeger has created a terrific scattergun with tried-and-true performance capabilities along with value.
With a 28-inch barrel and a Cerakote Flat Dark Earth finish, the stock and forend offer their own stylish good looks thanks to the Realtree MAX-5 camo pattern. Chambered for 2 ¾-inch, 3-inch, and 3 ½-inch shotshells, loading and operating the Waterfowler M3500 is a breeze thanks to the large loading port (featuring a special-machined and beveled area), oversized bolt handle and oversized bolt release button.
And thanks to the M3500’s Inertia Drive operating system, there’s not much chance for a cycling misfeed, not to mention the fact that the shotgun offers a significant taming of even the biggest non-toxic load’s recoil. Add in the fact that the Inertia Drive action is located mostly within the receiver, and the result is a more centered balance for the shotgun as well as a more balanced swing.
With five extended choke tubes, a shim kit, a full-length vented rib, a paracord sling, an easy-to-see red-bar front sight, and a receiver that is drilled and tapped for the addition of a scope, and its easy to see how Stoeger wins the day again for a high-performance, rugged and reliable shotgun.