mudpack wrote: Gabagool wrote:
mudpack wrote:Best pumpgun is a Wingmaster.
Agree 100%, BUT
New ones are terrible
Old ones don't take 3" unless you find a magnum or 3.5"
You gotta find one (which isn't too difficult)
I love my wingmasters - comfortable and smooth as heck. Personally, I think the Nova breaks down and reassembles easier and quicker, especially in the field.
Hmmmm. My Wingmaster is a 1991 SP, so I can't say you're wrong about a 2014 Wingmaster, but I can't imagine they'd be "terrible". Are you sure you aren't talking about the 870 Express? They are not the same gun.
Won't take a 3" unless it is a Magnum? Well, yeah....that's what makes the Magnum and Magnum.
Nova's break down/reassembles easier in the field? You don't have to break down a Wingmaster in the field!!
Don't buy a gun because it's easy to fix...buy a gun because it won't need fixing.
Don't take 3" shells unless it is a Magnum? Well, yeah, that's what makes a Magnum a Magnum....
As far as taking apart and putting back together harder than a Nova...you don't have to take a Wingmaster apart in the field!!
Thank you for defining the term magnum with the word magnum.
The Nova takes any shell, any size, end of story.
Breakdown in the field? Well, lets put it this way. The only reason why the Nova required a disassembly was because of user stupidity. While wading through the creeks that cut through the salt marshes, I tried to step up onto the marsh when it gave way under me. I fell forward into the water, taking the gun with me. It was completely submerged in saltwater and mud.
I pulled my dumb ass up, grabbed the gun and made it to the bank as a flock of geese passed over and dropped in.
After my wet, muddy Nova dropped a pair of birds, I thought it would be wise to quickly take it apart and clean it out.
I don't dislike the wingmaster. I have 2. I think theyre awesome. I'm looking for a 20ga. I think its a more comfortable gun, but overall, if I had to have one gun and those two were my choices, I would take the Nova. Its more versatile and, I think, durable.