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Binelli Nova shotgun: Opinions?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by gaijinsamurai, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Since parting with the Remington 870 I had owned for almost twenty years, I've been looking for a replacement. I like the Mossberg 590, and while looking for one in a local gun store, stumbled across a Benelli Nova that was priced competitively.
    Anyone have any experiences with these? I'm leaning towards going with the Mossberg, but am tempted to take a second look at the Benelli.
     
  2. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Oh, and for clarification, this is the tactical model.

    ......and yes, I realize I misspelled BENELLI in the thread title! :)
     
  3. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Great reliable workhorse of a shotgun. The lack of modularity is the only reason I sold mine. But like with most guns I have ever parted with, I wish I still had it.
     
  4. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Benelli shotguns are great, they just don't have all the available "extras" that can be installed on an 870 or 500 series Mossberg.
     
  5. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks! I appreciate the feedback!
     
  6. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    great shotgun for sure, but replacement parts are hard to come by and barrel is just expensive as whole shotgun.

    I'd personally go with supernova.
     
  7. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It's still a tossup. I know I will be happy with the Mossberg, but I think I'll go check out the Benelli again. If I am happy with the stock, sights, balance, weight, and action, I think I might opt for that.

    .....and I'll let you know what I decide.

    Thanks, everyone, for the input. It is appreciated!
     
  8. Smitty619

    Smitty619 Portland, OR Member

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    I'm a little late to the party... but I have a the Benelli SuperNova Tactical..Pistol Grip/Ghost Ring Sights... I love it. I've had it maybe 6 years now. never given me any problems. I've added a magazine extension. I would buy another one. Good luck to you.
     
  9. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks, Smitty!

    Your response is appreciated!
     
  10. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Today, I went back to the gun store, and checked out the Benelli again. I liked it and decided to get it. Unfortunately, because of this weekend's gun show, OSP's back ground check line was backlogged. I put $50 down to hold it and will return in a couple of days to get it.
     
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    Smitty619 Portland, OR Member

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    I ran into the same problem today. I bought a Marlin 336 .35 rem. My background took almost 40 mins. I had nothing better to do so I waited.

    What shop did you get it from?
     
  12. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    It's a relatively new gun store, next to Taco Del Mar, in the strip mall that houses Blumenthal's, on SW Barbur Blvd. I can't remember the name!
     
  13. gaijinsamurai

    gaijinsamurai Beaverton Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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