I keep seeing the Stevens ad in American Rifleman, the bottom eject sounds kind of cool. How does it shoot?
After doing a bit of google researching, I decided to pick one up at a local Sporting Goods chain for $180. It's basically a Chinese copy of an Ithaca 37, just like the NEF Pardner pump is a Chinese 870 clone.
I really like it. Yesterday was the second time I took it to the range, and I was able to put around 120 rounds through it. It functioned great. Being a lefty, and having a bottom eject is a plus. The Ghost ring sights are surprisingly good, as well. I was grouping slugs at 35 yards within the size of a dinner plate.
The one criticism I have is the amount of lateral sway in the pump, but it's not much more than my 870, and isn't a huge concern. For under $200, it's definitely a buy.
Ah, Flagg, Rod n Gun in Richmond had Swedes in plastic stocks, and not bad either ! I have one kept for me for when I go down south on holiday.
Theres nothing over in NZ that 6.5x55 wont sort out - big porkers or Wapiti - all go down.