Yes / No? Stevens 301: A synthetic single shot break action with Interchangeable Choke Tubes $155

Discussion in 'Lucky Sporting Goods' started by LuckySG, Jan 12, 2018.

Single Shots: What is the appeal?

  1. Great for beginners and those with skills alike, bonus for the threaded barrel!

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  2. I grew out of that quickly.

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  3. Bargains that can take a beating and there will never be a tear shed in the field.

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  4. Too lightweight for big loads, my shoulder say no.

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  1. LuckySG

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    NOTE: See the post for 2/10/18, just discovered these are ejectors, not extractors! For the money that is insane and all the more reason to have one. Models are listed in .410, 20 gauge and 12 gauge. *********

    We shut down the conversation yesterday quickly so no money will be going to support Comanche, thank you all for your feedback.

    I ordered one of these models last night, and having bought my kids H&R single shots to learn the value of aiming I can't find anything about this to not like. Yes it is more than the $120 I paid for the H&Rs, but it has a threaded barrel and synthetic stock and foregrip over the lower quality wood that is going to not do well in northwest weather.

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    12, 20, and .410 all available. I ordered a 20, it will run magnum shells and they use winchester tubes, so the costs stay down low. Interested to hear thoughts and any actual feedback on these, happy to order these in even though they are by no means money makers! Most folks have at least one good single shot story, my wife's grandfather could run shells through his single shot faster knocking down birds than her dad could with a pump. I hope to see that gun next year.
     
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  2. JRuby

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    A good solid single shot for a good price. I can.leave something like that in my barn. I would consider it.
     
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    I like single shot shotguns...light and easy to carry in the hunting field...this one having a interchangeable choke is also a plus.

    No its not the gun to go out and bust a round of clays with...and probably also not a gun you want to shot a whole lot of 3 inch magnum shells from....but then most folks who buy these types of guns usually have a different gun for that type of shooting.

    I would like to see it offered with a wood stock....
    Andy
     
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    I personally love single-shot shotguns and rifles, shotguns in particular. I keep one in the truck when I’m scouting for deer. They are much easier to get out of the cab due to their shorter length and are much quieter to load when you run up on a grouse. You’re likely only getting one shot anyway.

    I’m ordering a 20 ga.
     
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  5. LuckySG

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    That is a great perspective!
     
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    With illeagle mod of barrel length, it would be a good camp or truck gun. :rolleyes:
     
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    I found a cut-off H&R single shot during a raid on a house. It wasn’t much longer than a Ruger Redhawk and would be a real nasty surprise.
     
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  8. LuckySG

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    I have two different shotguns models in mind for modding, the one below has already begun it transformation.
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    Ever shot one of those with a powerful 12 ga. load?

    I have.

    Your shoulder will be sore for a few days. They are lightweight.

    I gave it to my SIL and warned him about the recoil.

    YMMV - when it comes to 12 ga. shotguns, I prefer more weight.
     
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  10. LuckySG

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    I agree 100% that in 12 gauge this would not be pleasant to run turkey rounds out of, but in 20 life was much more enjoyable and my dad picked up one of the H&Rs and has had it for nearly 10 years. I feel the same about the shockwaves and tac14s, it pays big to go a bit smaller.
     
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    I think the .410 would be great for rabbits and sluicing grouse...if I had anywhere to hunt rabbits or grouse anymore...
     
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    Excellent adult and kiddo shotgun for Oregon grouse and quail.

    Also everyone should own a single shot shotgun. I used to have a bunch but now only own my favorite. I call him thumper.

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  13. ZA_Survivalist

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    They certainly have their place..
    That and adapters can be readily used with them should you want to try that.
     
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    Anyone know if these will shoot slugs ok?
     
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    Videos I saw showed people hitting things with slugs, but consensus was its brutal in 12 ga.
     
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    Anybody make a side saddle for these?
     
  17. LuckySG

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    I will try it out just for you.
     
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    Order me one in 12 gauge please. :cool:
     
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  19. LuckySG

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    TacStar make a universal for under $15 on Amazon
     
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    While not a Stevens 301...
    I do own , shoot and hunt a lot with a H&R Pardner 20 gauge single shot shotgun with a modified choke.
    I mostly use 7 1/2 and #6 shot for rabbits and grouse.
    I have shot #3 buck and slugs from it as well....recoil while more than the field loads was in the "doable" range...that said I wouldn't want to shoot those loads all day....
    I have no real use for a 3 inch 20 gauge loading...so I have never shot those from my gun.

    If the Stevens is half as good as the H&R...then they should make a dandy grouse getter and handy "woods gun".
    Andy
     
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