But I do love the .410 555 and seem to shoot that gun as well as any other. “Unlike the base models in Stevens’ 555 line, the E (for enhanced) version sports nicely figured laser engraved filigree on its aluminum receiver.”. Load the Turkish shotgun with heavier 3-inch loads and she bucks like an amphetamine-fuelled bronco. Ergonomics: * * * The Stevens 555 came out in 2014, replacing the heavy Stevens 512. Equally satisfying, the tang-mounted combination safety/barrel selector is right where God intended it to be. May not be as pretty as the 555 but it's now my go to gun in the fall. Sure, making the jig would obviously cost some money. I think I made it pretty clear that this is a Turkish gun. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums. Thanks and a plus one for the heads up. The 555 E is what it is. A field gun needs to be three things: comfortable, accurate and light. The initial run had the basic grade and the enhanced grade, with 12, 20, and 28 gauges available, as well as the .410. Required fields are marked *. And face it, aluminum is about the easiest metal to ding up…. Can I shoot 2 1/2 in. This page was generated at 09:00 AM. Going back to my video games now. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. That said I still find myself grabbing my 555 over my other guns. (2) You can purchase Mossberg replacement barrels for roughly $150. That adds to the cost of the gun. outside of that I love the gun. Anyhow, that still doesn’t explain why people are so enamored with double-barrel shotguns and willing to pay well over $1000 for them. It didn't double fire, i.e. My local dealer ordered the gun for me the next week. As are a huge percentage of budget-priced shotguns on the market today under brands like Stevens, Mossberg, … It has double fired on 10 of 12 tries with both barrels loaded, I believe. Hi Dan, The main complaint though is there is not nearly enough drop in the stock and neither of us can get our heads low enough to obtain the right sight picture. My 555 stock missed quality control, stock has blisters and uneven finish, will they replace or refinish it? There’s a reason why so many gun companies today use bead-blasting as their finish before blueing – it hides a truckload of sins. This CZ Canvasback 20 has performed flawlessly for many years. Again, thank you. 01-24-2017, 10:53 AM. At the end of the day though, the best killer of Americans, is other Americans. Don't expect quality. Boom-Boom, but fired a single double barreled shot, one BOOM. You could spend more and get more, but you also could spend more and get less. The 555 comes in two grades: the basic grade, which costs $692, and the 555 Enhanced, which is $863. Calling it the 666. Load it with heavier stuff and she’ll pound you shoulder like a .50 cal. I just bought one in the youth model 20 gauge. In my experience, Turks produce two types of shotguns: firearms with impressive aesthetics and excellent reliability or guns with perfunctory finish work and slapdash construction.”, “Stevens (or rather KOFS) managed to equip the 555 E with a more-than-decent trigger.”. A compact model has been added, with a 13.5 in. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. When you’re trudging across Nebraska plains in search of grouse or pheasant, you want your shotgun to point and swing smoothly and naturally without weighing you down. Fully joined barrels (solid metal in between) are the most expensive type – cheaper manufacturers will cut corners by joining barrels at the muzzle and breech and filling in-between with a tacked-on trim plate. OK, let’s look at a polished/blued barrel. is good, since my eyes aren’t getting any better as I age…. Browning makes a steel reinforced receiver gun as well called the Feather. While I consider Mr. Phil and Mr.Daves opinions and reviews honest, there is no way they can give every gun a good wringing out. Once you have made 10 posts, you will be able to start new threads in the forum. Two barrels is double the price of one barrel. If it gets scratched, dinged and beat to hell? They both have problems with both barrels firing as once. Overall: * * * 1/2 Case closed. I would consider a Franchi or CZ if you're more budget minded. Looking for more #SundayGunday?