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Benelli Nova Reviews

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Postby DAVEtheNATCH » Tue May 26, 2009 3:10 pm

Its super light and shoots anything you feed it. I can't imagine a better 12g
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Postby SigmaKrom » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:56 pm

I'm interested in a home protection shotgun that could maybe be used to start me into some hunting. i'm looking at the nova pump ($360) however i've also been looking at the weatherby sa-08 semi-auto ($449). i can't find much info on the weatherby other than what they say about thier own product which you can't always rely on. any info would be helpful and appreciated.
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Postby SigmaKrom » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:21 am


Being nobody has answered, have you thought about a Handgun? They are much easier to wield inside.

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Postby SigmaKrom » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:07 pm

thanks billycarter, i already own some handguns but i was wanting to get into the shotty side of things. really just wondering about pump or semi-auto to maybe start hunting.
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Postby tigwelder56 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:30 pm

Hi Sigma, welcome to the forum! The Benelli line of shotguns are some of the best available. I'm sure you'd be very happy with any of them that suits your purpose. I'm wondering if you have considered either the Remington 870 or the Mossberg 500? Both of them are excellent, time proven shotguns, the Mossberg is the only one that has passed Milspec testing. A very rugged, reliable shotgun. Both of these guns have available barrels that will allow you to change the purpose with ease. They have slug barrels (rifled), short open cylinder choke barrels for defense and longer variable choked models for hunting.

As long as you do your homework and spend your money wisely, you'll end up with a nice gun that will serve all your needs. Good luck!
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Postby SigmaKrom » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:20 pm

thanks for all the help guys. i really appreciate it.
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Postby smith6906 » Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:38 am

only complain i have about the nova is its NOISY! and im not talking BANG noisey, im talking its made of plastic lol meaning its noisy to carry, noisy to rack, noisy to load. otherwise GREAT shotgun :-D have you concidered the Benelli M-4? also a great gun :-D 12 guage tactical pump with a AR style collapseable stock and pistol grip. adjustable sights. can even put rail attachments for a light, lazer or red-dot scope on it :-) i have 2 and i LOVE my twins :D
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Postby theecaleb » Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:15 pm

I bought the Nova for upland and waterfowl hunting, so far it has never failed me. I got the 24 inch barrel (easy to swing around for birds.) I'd say it is worth the money.
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Postby Benelli-man » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:25 pm

Well I am A semi auto shotgun guy but I tried this Benelli nova Pump the other day And I am impressed with it! Very nicely made firearm
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Postby caleb319 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:26 am

Good overall gun. Is a little noisy like 'smith6906' said but overall its good for killing birds.
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