ACCOKEEK, Md. -(Ammoland.com)- The increased payload of the 3 1/2-inch shotgun shell delivers absolute stopping power for giant Canada geese, sandhill cranes and other large-bodied birds.
But in the past, the price tag of a new shotgun chambered for these hard-hitting rounds has stopped some hardcore waterfowl hunters from expanding their options beyond the conventional 3-inch round.
The new Stoeger P3500 shotgun delivers best-in-class durability in a proven pump-action design capable of handling light, 2 3/4-inch field loads all the way to heavy, 3 1/2-inch steel.
With prices starting at less than $400 to leave waterfowl hunters with plenty of extra money to spend on decoys, the newest addition to Stoeger's lineup of acclaimed pump-action shotguns is available in both 26- and 28-inch barrel configurations with either a black or Realtree MAX-5 finish.
Featuring a mechanical rotating bolt head and dual action bars for smooth cycling shot after shot, the new P3500 is equipped with an elongated barrel extension, which serves to protect the aluminum receiver for a more robust shotgun that's destined for heavy use.
In addition to ribbed, chrome-lined steel barrels, the Stoeger P3500 comes with a fiber optic red bead front sight, sling studs and rubber butt pad. A modified choke and wrench are included with additional chokes sold separately.
With an overall length of 48 inches (26-inch barrel) and weighing in at 7 pounds, the new P3500 has an MSRP of $399 ($449 MAX-5).
Like all Stoeger models, the P3500 comes with a class-leading five-year warranty, proving, once again, Stoeger's commitment to delivering absolute value and uncompromising performance to waterfowl hunters.
COMMON SPECIFICATIONS: Gauge: 12. Action: Pump: Chambering: 2-3/4, 3 and 3-1/2 inch. Capacity: 4+1. Barrel Length(s): 26 and 28 inches. Stock: Synthetic. Finish(es): Black and Realtree MAX-5. Overall Length: 48 inches (26-inch barrel); 50 inches (28-inch barrel). Weight: 6.9 pounds (26-inch barrel); 7 pounds (28-inch barrel). Length of Pull: 14-3/8 inches. Drop at Comb: 1-1/2 inches. Drop at Heel: 2-1/2 inches. Sights: Fiber optic front bead. Choke: M (with wrench). Warranty: 5 years. MSRP: $399 (black); $449 (MAX-5).
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