January 23, 2019
By Shooting Times Digital Staff
Stoeger's M3500 Waterfowler shotgun, a shotgun designed for serious duck and goose hunters, has received upgrades to its performance and aesthetic features. The Stoeger M3500 Waterfowler Special has been designed with tried-and-true versatility and reliability at a great value.
The Waterfowler 3500 receiver and 28-inch barrel feature a Cerakote Flat Dark Earth finish. The stock and forend are finished with Realtree MAX-5 camo. The gun is chambered for up to 3.5-inch shells but cycles 2¾- and 3-inch shells equally well without adjustment. The Waterfowler 3500 also comes with a paracord sling.
The oversized bolt handle and bolt-release button makes loading, unloading and operating the Model 3500 in cold weather easier. A specially machined and beveled loading port makes feeding shells into the magazine tube with gloved hands quick and efficient. Rugged, weather-resistant construction and finish stand up to the worst conditions.
At the heart of the M3500 Waterfowler Special is the Inertia Driven operating system for ultimate reliable operation. The Inertia Driven action is contained primarily within the receiver, providing a better, more centered balance and swing. The receiver also stays cleaner longer.
Five (IC/M/XFT/Close Range/Mid Range) extended choke tubes along with a wrench come standard with the Waterfowler. A shim kit is also included, which allows for adjustment of the gun for drop and cast. The full-length vented rib features a red-bar front sight that stands out in low light. The receiver is drilled and tapped for the addition of a scope.