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Stevens 555

Postby Fishh2o » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:03 pm

Just curious if anyone is using this little O/U and what your opinions are. Im thinking about picking one up in a 20ga and having it cerakote. I hunt in the salt a lot and want a good shooting reasonable priced double. I really wanted a SXS but i think this will be better for hunting the salt since it's a little less than the CZ im looking at. Anyway looking for opinions on this one or options for other good deals on doubles.


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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Dave in AZ » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:19 pm

I'm looking at the same thing. Looked at one last week. They fit me great.
I want an O/U 20ga for the marsh, duck hunting. I like the cerakote idea-- I've never done that, where and how and how much?
Here are the ones I've considered:
555-- nice, I like the gun, but very light... maybe too light for 1500fps 1oz 20ga steel loads
CZ Teal at Cabelas-- nice gun, but the barrel selector I hate, it's embedded in the tang safety and too hard to switch on the fly. Otherwise nice.
Cz Mallard-- my buddy got one, double triggers, and he loves it. I can't wait to try it.
Legacy Pointer-- decent weight, didn't like the fit/finish... just too dang hard to open up! Heavy enough for duck gun.

I'm getting an Escort 20ga, left hand, youth 22" barrel and 12.5 LOP with black synthetic for my son. True lefty. And gas is better for recoil for kids.



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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Fishh2o » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:47 am

Dave take a look at this location they look to be in Phoenix AZ. Don't know how far that is from you but that could be a good place to start. Also

http://www.acoating.com/cerakote-gun-coating-prices


I have a buddy here in Florida that has been doing a lot of the military here at Mac Dill AFB. He's the one that recommended I had never heard of it either so he's going to pitch it in for free. I looked into a DIY option when he brought it up and you have to bake it on. Plenty of ppl have made homemade ovens for it so you could go that way if you wanted another project with your son.


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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Dave in AZ » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:01 am

LOL I talked to that guy at Acoating today! $140 for one color, which would be OK maybe sage or sand, but around $450 for a camo pattern since it's many layers. Too much for a $450 gun.



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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Fishh2o » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:55 am

Yeah it can get pricy with the multiple colors. I only want the metal parts done black and i want to leave the wood. Matt will do free hand camo in a couple colors ad this is what he charges.

Bolt Action Rifle's/Shotguns

Complete Rifle or Shotgun (in two colors) - $200
Barreled Action - $120
Barrel Only - $50
Receiver - $60
Stock (polymer) - $50
Stock (wood) - $60
Controls - $20
Additional Colors - $25 each


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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Ironhead74 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:58 pm

I know its an old thread but what about a one color coating followed up with a camo dipping?



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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Dave in AZ » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:48 pm

Guess I'll follow up too.
I bought a Stevens 555 in 20 ga, and one in 28ga. The 20ga works flawlessly.
The 28ga double fired both barrels on the first 8 shots or so, I gave up. Was supposed to ship it back to Stevens but haven't ever gotten around to it yet... It's been months, I need to do that.

I did get the 555's for $382 each, so good deals... but in retrospect, I have come across a used Beretta O/U for $400 since then, and that probably would have been better. My 28ga is like the 7th one I've read about double firing, and the one 12ga 555 I tried on the range double fired twice on me. So, while the wood is outstanding on the guns, I guess I'm not a fan as my confidence in them is low now. I've shot 3 or 4 rounds of skeet with the 20ga without issue though. But the dang wood is actually the nicest wood on any guns I own! Much better than my Browning 725, so now I am having a hard time wanting to take the 20ga I bought for the marsh, into the marsh lol.



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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Ironhead74 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:29 am

I'm glad you posted that info, I have been looking at budget semi's and O/U's and the 555 is/was one of the options. I have also been looking at LSI's and Tri-star's in 20 and/or 28 also. Would love a 28 but having a hard time justifying it to myself over or before a 20 since a 20 seems more pratical. I am sure I will eventually end up with both lol.



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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Dave in AZ » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:30 pm

Yeah, it's quite hard to justify the 28 if you reload 20ga. Now I do like the 555 20ga, it fits and the safety and trigger is good. I shoot it well. Same with the 28ga if it stopped double firing. I do have 2 28ga guns, both semi autos. Well, I guess I have 3 of them LOL, including the 555 28ga.

Here's how I see it for 28ga:
pro-- perfect size for small payloads of high density shot. Don't have to add fillers. Holds 1oz of HW13 perfectly in TPS28 wad. Very light to carry. Cheap to reload if you have all the stuff.
- awesome light gun to carry dove hunting!
cons-- even on sale, a flat of ammo is still $90 or so while you can get 20ga for $50, so hulls to reload do cost. Components are rare compared to 20/12, at local gun stores.

20ga pros:
- can be light and about the same weight as 28ga, 5.7 lbs for my 555.
- shells are cheaper
- ammo available everywhere
- hulls last longer on reloads
- reloads 3/4oz just fine, that's about all I reload besides hunting stuff, makes it a virtual 28ga.
- more guns available to choose from
- youth models are mostly all 20 ga so you can start/finish kids with one gun or ga at least.

20ga con: when I reload HW shot, I have to fill up the 2.75" hull/wad with fillers.



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Re: Stevens 555

Postby Fishh2o » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:39 pm

20ga con: when I reload HW shot, I have to fill up the 2.75" hull/wad with fillers.


Classic Dave!!! I Love it.. Just left New Mexico headed home.. Property is loaded with teal.. NWR if full of them too... Found a lot of peddlers at higher elevations.. Im looking forward to my trip in a few months..


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