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benelli nova?

Old 06-19-2004, 12:00 AM
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benelli nova for small game/waterfowl?
tis cheap and fits me quite well, but i've not the faintest on quality/durability/reliability...

what say ye fair hunters?
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Old 06-19-2004, 03:29 PM
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Good luck on getting a balanced opion on this one.
I have found that the Novas are very binding when pumped.
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Old 06-20-2004, 09:40 PM
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I have had my Benelli Nova 24" NWTF edition for 15 months now and it has performed 100%. It has been waterfowl hunting, grouse hunting, turkey hunting, dove hunting and clay pigeon hunting.

It is a great handling gun.
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:33 AM
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Good gun that will last forever...I had the 28" barrelled model and thought it was a bit heavy and I didn't like the trigger, the forrend is a bit noisy I thought. You cannot take away from its reliability.
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Old 06-22-2004, 08:17 AM
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i have a benelli nova and i love it. sweet shooting and dependable. the only gripe i had was when shooting turkey loads my middle finger got hit by the trigger guard. but that was with 3 1/2 inch 4 shot. so i took it with a grain of salt. i think it is an excellent shotgun.
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Old 06-22-2004, 06:59 PM
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I have a Benelli Nova for waterfowl and turkey hunting. I use hevi-shot 3.5" #2s for geese and 3" #3s for ducks but I am going to go to 3.5s for ducks also. I love my Nova it is an awsome shotgun. It seemes to be very durable and it has not failed me yet. I would recomend it over the Remington, Winchester, or Browning pumps for waterfowl any day of the week.
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Old 06-23-2004, 03:28 PM
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i have one and 5 frieds do also and they will all tell you that for the $$ it is the smoothest most reliable and good functioning gun out there. I really like mine alot for turkey and waterfowl hunting
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Old 06-23-2004, 08:08 PM
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the gun itself worked fine , I just didn't care for the feel of the gun . It always felt loose to me .
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Old 07-08-2004, 06:52 PM
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Nova's are great guns. If it fits you well its even better for you. Most will tell you its the best bang for the buck of any shotgun.
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Old 07-09-2004, 03:32 PM
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I hunt with a guy that had one ,we where hunting in snow/sleet/freezing rain for ducks . He had to to the truck twice to thaw out the gun . Ice was causing it to not fire. The rest of us with 870s had no problem and got our limits.
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