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Thoughts on Stevens (Savage Arms) M350 Pump

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Jade Falcon, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    Hi everyone.

    I'm thinking that my next purchase is going to be a HD shotgun for my small apartment. I'm on a tight budget, and this purchase would be only when my finances are in proper order. However, since I am on a budget, I'm looking for a reliable, inexpensive, yet effective shotty for defense. Preferrably, no more than $300.00.

    I've recently seen the advertisements for the Stevens M350 in the gun-magazines, and I've just looked at their website, and I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with one of these? If so, what are they like?

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    http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/models/

    Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Victoriagotagun

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    Its a Ithaca 37 clone made in China. I shot one and checked a few different ones at the LGS...they all had really heavy triggers. I also never cared for the bottom ejection.

    If your on a budget, I would also look at the Maverick 88 and H&R Pardner pump if you want to buy new. If your open to used then look into Mossberg 500's and Remington 870's.
     

  3. Jade Falcon

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    Thanks; this would be a new purchase, not a used one.
     
  4. Victoriagotagun

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    Your welcome. I would seriously look at the Maverick 88's. Buds has them for $199 for either the 18.5" or 20" barrel models. They are basically a Mossberg 500 with a crossbolt safety instead of on the tang.
     
  5. vafish

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    Should be able to get a Mossberg 500 for around $250.
     
  6. jjslice

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    I've had both a Stevens 350 with a Mossberg 88. The Mossberg 88 hands down is better IMO. It weighs less, smoother action and the trigger isn't as gritty and heavy
     
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    Don't automatically dis the used guns, particularly shotguns. You can often find really good guns at greatly reduced prices.
     
  8. Jade Falcon

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    Fair enough. I'll leave the floor open for a used one, but preferrably, I'd like to buy new. In terms of used, there are two shotguns I'd consider:

    -Mossberg 590A1
    -Old-school Police Remington (or other brands) with the wood stock and foregrip.

    Thanks for the input folks.
     
  9. jason.223

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    I picked up a stevens 350 about week ago at BIG 5. Just got home from shooting the gun. 75 rounds of shot, buckshot and slugs. The gun worked great I really like it. I also like the fact that it is all steel gun. For the price I took a chance...seem like a great deal now. I had a moss. 500 plastic trigger housing break leaving the gun usless. I am sure I will put alot more rounds thru that gun soon. I will keep you guys up dated

    Jason
     
  10. buddah

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    If the Savage is an ithaca clone, does anyone know how to tinker with this gun to make it slam-fire? I always thought it bwas the coolest feature on the old ithaca 37. On that same note someone(weekend gunsmith) on this board must have a simple "you tube" fix for that heavy trigger. We know how Gt'ers love to come up w/do it yourself post and threads.
     
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  12. Jade Falcon

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    I would buy one from Buds - shipping included -

    I would JUMP on the 20 inch 8 shot model. :cool:

    Think about it this way.

    You pay $200 to Buds + $25 to your FFE

    You keep the gun for 3 years and shoot 2,500 rounds

    Decide you want a different gun.

    You could easily sell / trade the Maverick 20 inch barrel 8 shoot gun and get $125 for it.

    But my guess - you will like shooting it so much you will never sell it.

    IMHO the Maverick the best value in a HD 12 gauge pump shotgun.

    You will have a much harder time selling a Chinese knock off -

    If you are really wanting a deal - check out Walmart - mine has the Maverick with a longer barrel on sale all the time for $169 + tax.

    I used a 28" barrel Winchester pump as my HD gun for 25 years - no doubt it will get the job done.

    In fact I just did a detail cleaning on the Winchester 120 Ranger - 28" barrel - put a new mag spring in & installed the IC choke - loaded with reduced recoil slugs - it sits in the safe beside my Remington 870 -. :supergrin:

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/37_871
     
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  14. Jade Falcon

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    I have a Winchester M1400 with a 28" barrel, and it's just WAY too big for my small apartment. Standing on it's butt, it comes up to my collarbone; that's how long the barrel is. I need something shorter. I am open to those hi-cap 20" barrelled models, but I like the 18-18.5" models better. Thanks for the link!
     
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  16. Jade Falcon

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    I'm holding it for someone until I get paid for a gun I gave him for his job, and I highly doubt he'd enjoy me sawing off the barrel of his gun, lol.
     
  17. jason.223

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    50 more rounds threw my Stevens 350 today. Pick one up it's a great shotgun!

    Jason