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Benelli Super Nova vs Remington 887

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by RedneckRampage, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Pretty simple. I am going to buy a new duck gun for myself, for Christmas, I'm looking at Super Novas and 887s, what should I buy and why? $500 price limit.
     
  2. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have both and would recommend the remmington for 2 simple reasons availability and variety of replacement/ aftermarket parts accessories, etc... The Benelli is nice but becuase it is not as widely popular as the remmington you just don't have as many choices for replacements or enhancements.
     
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  3. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply, but I think you're getting the 870 (that I assume you have) mixed up with the 887 that I am looking at.
     
  4. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You're right I misread your original post. I have an 870. But I do have to say it is really TOUGH to find parts for my Benelli
     
  5. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Good to know, I'll keep it in mind. Thanks.
     
  6. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Hands down the Benelli is a nicer gun. It has a chrome lined barrel and comes with two more chokes as well. Save yourself some money and get the normal Nova and add a limbsaver recoil pad.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Hey 3 easy payments of $500 and you're there!

    Don't know about the 887,but like skippy said,the parts are expensive for the Italian guns.
    A barrel for a Remington is around $200 and the same is around $600 for the Benelli

    But which one fits you best? Which one just comes to the shoulder sweet?
     
  8. Sandman86

    Sandman86 Portland Member

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    Know this is a semi dated post. Curious if you made your decision? Im a 870 owner (however retired it from waterfowl) and I shouldered a 887, and it felt like a toy gun... Cheaply made... Wasnt impressed at all. IMO Id put the 870 over 887, plus as mentioned the parts are so readily available.

    However, I retired my 870 for a Stoeger m3500. I wanted a auto loader but didnt want to sell a kidney, got it for 580 out the door. They're also a Benelli brand... Its bagged me a lot of birds this year.