Firearm Review Forum Rifles, shotguns, blackpowder, pistols, etc... read the latest reviews of hot new firearms here.

shotty purchase

Old 05-16-2005, 08:45 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
SHoNUFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Evadale, Texas
Posts: 625
Default shotty purchase

next week on my vacation i am gettin me a new shotty. i am looking at one of 2 benellis, the Nova (3-1/2") or the M2 (3" its not offered in a 3-1/2"). What do yall think would be the better shotty? I would love the super black eagle II but im not springing 1200+ for a shotty. PPL who own them please gimmie some insight.
SHoNUFF is offline  
Old 05-16-2005, 09:03 PM
  #2  
Boone & Crockett
 
bigbulls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,679
Default RE: shotty purchase

Definetly the M2.

It is essentially an SBE but with out some of the extras like 3.5 inch capeablilty. They both use the same inertia operated action with all the same parts. They both have the comfortech system. They both can be adjusted for cast and drop with the use of the provided shims. The only major difference between the two is the way in which the receivers are made.

I am not particularly fond of plastic shotguns and that is exactly what the nova is.
bigbulls is offline  
Old 05-16-2005, 10:40 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 44
Default RE: shotty purchase

Just through my experiences, NEVER buy a nova! I owned one for about 3 months, then I went back to a remington 870. My nova jammed consistently and benelli wouldn't do anything about it. The remington is slightly cheaper, more durable, and easier to find parts and accessories for (if needed).
ssternadel is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 11:20 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location:
Posts: 106
Default RE: shotty purchase

Definetely the M2, although I prefer this one a little better, Its an 870 mounted under an M4.


aborquez18 is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 03:52 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location:
Posts: 66
Default RE: shotty purchase

I dont think your link is working aborquez.
coyotegod is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 04:28 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location:
Posts: 106
Default RE: shotty purchase

fixed
aborquez18 is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 07:14 PM
  #7  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 305
Default RE: shotty purchase

Since I like semi auto's I would choice the M2. There is a big price difference between the Nova and M2. Some other very good semi auto's that are priced close to the Nova would be the Beretta's 390,3901,Pintail/ES100, Franchi's 612,712,I-12 Stoeger 2000, Weatherby SAS, and Winchester SX2. The Beretta ES100/Pintail, Franchi I-12 and Stoeger 2000 are all inertia operated and all of them including the M2 are owned by Beretta. The I-12 and 2000 may be the easiest of all semi auto's to clean.
The M2 and SBE II share many parts like the stocks, forearms, magazine tube assembly, and bolt face. Other parts like the receivers, barrels and trigger groups are all different.
Worc is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 08:13 PM
  #8  
Thread Starter
 
SHoNUFF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Evadale, Texas
Posts: 625
Default RE: shotty purchase

thanks worc, i really hate the idea of droppin 1200+ on a freakin SHOTTY, i hate hunting with shotties unless its rabbits. and even then 9/10 ima grab my browning 22lr
SHoNUFF is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 08:47 PM
  #9  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location:
Posts: 878
Default RE: shotty purchase

I can't see spending that much money on a shotgun unless I win megabucks.

We do love our toys though don't we? lol!!
Pittsburghunter is offline  
Old 05-19-2005, 09:28 AM
  #10  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: northern colorado
Posts: 749
Default RE: shotty purchase

I have an M2, it was a wedding gift. It is awesome! Low recoil, fast advance of shell, never jams. My other is a 12 guage winchester model 1500 eoropean XTR. Beautiful, feels nice, but will jam occasionally.
EJ
ejpaul1 is offline  

Quick Reply: shotty purchase


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.