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 Post subject: New stoeger condor cabelas purchase
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:57 am 
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I recently purchased me a 12ga 28barrell condor for pheasents an bunnies. Its my first over an under. I've read all the nightmares of the condor. During the first intinal 50 rounds i had to light primer strikes bottom barrel. Took that shell out places it in top barrel an fresh shell in bottom both fired with no issue. Btw it was same shell on lite primer strike. Not sure what that issue was so i wanna chalk it up to the shell but the top barrel fired it so who knows. Next i don't have my safety doimg a auto reset. I fire an its ready again. Even dry fire snap trigger twice firing pin falls twice. So my question how many here hunt an shoot a condor as there primary hunting gun. So far i am happy with it. I just see they have a bad reputation. But i also take into consideration these forums are like car dealerships as well ford guy is gonna swear a chevy is junk. So what positive feedback is there. An are there anything like better firing pins to purchase an upgrade an so on. Btw it did take about 15 clays to get used to the barrels. Also can the extractors be converted to ejectors. All advice an help is appreciated




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 Post subject: Re: New stoeger condor cabelas purchase
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:45 pm 
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I shot A Stoeger Condor Competition for 3 years Trap, Sporting Clays and 5 stand. Contrary to popular comments you see. I had 1 issue which wasn't large. Take the stock off, Loosen the small adjusting nut 3/4 turn on each hammer spring, while you have it apart clean and lube the internals properly. The only other thing I have done was just before I retired it to my Grandson, Was to order 2 firing pins and springs and replace them. I shot over 20k rds through that gun. If you want to confirm just do a search on this forum for your issue, there are A couple threads on it.


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 Post subject: Re: New stoeger condor cabelas purchase
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:00 am 
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Issue only happened the one time an im chalking it up to the shell because everyone after that fired as normal


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 Post subject: Re: New stoeger condor cabelas purchase
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:05 pm 
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Kirk: what does losening the hammer springs do?

Bryan: i saw a youtube video indicating some stocs are not fully removed of debris before assembly. I took mine off and sure enough sawdust and wood chips came out. I havent had a light primer strike since.


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 Post subject: Re: New stoeger condor cabelas purchase
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:17 pm 
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mjbickford wrote:
Kirk: what does losening the hammer springs do?

Bryan: i saw a youtube video indicating some stocs are not fully removed of debris before assembly. I took mine off and sure enough sawdust and wood chips came out. I havent had a light primer strike since.




Same with mine took it apart an shot it all down with otis dry lube


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 Post subject: Re: New stoeger condor cabelas purchase
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:17 pm 
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mjbickford wrote:
Kirk: what does losening the hammer springs do?

Bryan: i saw a youtube video indicating some stocs are not fully removed of debris before assembly. I took mine off and sure enough sawdust and wood chips came out. I havent had a light primer strike since.




Same with mine took it apart an shot it all down with otis dry lube


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 Post subject: Re: New stoeger condor cabelas purchase
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:08 am 
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Well.... i posted too soon. I didnt have any light strikes until i ran two boxes through the gun. After about 55 shells i had 3 light strikes in a row. All of them fired fine in the top. Im sending my back for service tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: New stoeger condor cabelas purchase
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 1:15 am 
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Going to try to keep this short, but want to make sure nobody makes the mistake I did.

My gun didn't work straight out of the box with the bottom barrel only firing 50% of the time. It is currently at Stoeger for the THIRD time because they still haven't fixed it and refuse to give me a new gun.

I figured the gun is just a lemon and they'd have no problem fixing it, yet when I called them for the third time and requested that they send me a new gun because this gun has NEVER worked properly, the guy said, "if we gave out new guns every time a customer complained, we'd go broke" (Joe, Stoeger Industries). I replied with, "oh, so your guns break that often?" He ignored my question and asked that I write a letter to the head of repairs.

Needless to say, if you're considering a weapon in general, don't buy a Stoeger. It's fine if you sell a defective product, but at least have the common courtesy to replace it for the customer.

TIMELINE:

December: Bought a Stoeger Condor Longfowler, cheap over/under that looks decent.
January: Took it out for Duck, bottom barrel fired 50% of the time.
Mid-Jan.: Sent it to Stoeger, through Bass Pro (where I bought it).
Late-Jan. (after duck ended): Get gun back, they had replaced springs.
February: Sent it back in because it still wasn't working.
Early March: Get it back.
May: Shoot it for the first time, still not firing and hitting inconsistently, send it back.
Now: Still waiting to hear back from them.




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