Need a new gun, SO MANY CHOICES

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Need a new gun, SO MANY CHOICES

Postby QuackWacker08 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:54 am

Im a youth hunter and I currently us a mossberg 500 but I hate the way it cycles. The forearm sways and rattles and its not smooth. I could use my Winchester 1300 20g, smooth as a babys bottom, but I really want the power. I was hoping for a smooth 12g, preferably 3 1/2, jet black or camo for under $500. Is this possible?? Give me your suggestions...

P.S. How much of a difference in waterfowl is a 12 and a 20, both in 3". It would feel alot better if I could use my 20 but what performance difference is there?
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Postby Quackcephus » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:55 am

Remington 870 12ga "Super Mag" oughta fit you needs. :thumbsup:
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Postby the_duckinator » Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:47 pm

You could use your 20 guage, but remember that there are fewer pellets so watch your shots. IMO the 500 is better than an 870; they rattle just as much, have a horrible safety, and don't feel good in my hands. If you want a really nice pump try the Browning BPS. They'll run right at the top of your price range, but they're worth it. Go play with one at your local gun dealer, they're nice. Just my two cents.
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Postby QuackWacker08 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:32 pm

Does the Super Mag except chokes?
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Postby Quackcephus » Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:35 pm

Yes it does. I have factory & after market chokes for mine. :thumbsup:
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Postby QuackWacker08 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:47 pm

I like the Super Mag composite. I think it says $376, how much does the MSRP usually differ from the price at a store??
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Postby Quackcephus » Sat Jul 09, 2005 9:48 pm

You'll just have to shop 'em.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:08 am

Yeah, the difference depends alot on the gun. Mine was $340.

I hate it, mabey it was just a lemon, but Im never buying another Rem. Shotgun again.......

I got one im willin to sell :thumbsup:
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Postby cooter » Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:24 am

Benelli Nova Camo 28"barrel would be my choice. Here is the first 3 I saw. This is how I bought both of my SBE's. You just haftt o get the local Gun Shop to send these guy their Firearms Lic. and have it shipped to you gun store. They do the paper work and sell it to you. My Local Gun Store handled it for me for $25-$30. Take a print out of the add with you and ask them if they can help you with this, if they say they can't meet that price ask them if they will let you have them send them the gun, and you pay them something for their time.

This would be the way I went. I also know that Quackcephus has no problems knocking down a couple birds in each group. Seen It Personally, More Than Once. :hammering: But he has been know to get lucky. :eek: :tounge:

I have shot a couple of the Nova's and had no problem ejecting the 3 1/2" shells. This would be my choice. cooter

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$350.00 Realtree synthetic stock. 28inch bbl. Brand new in box. Overstock inventory. Certified check.
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$350.00 NEW IN BOX Benelli Nova pump 12ga Max-4 Camoflauge) synthetic will chamber 2 3/4"-3 1/2" shells barrel lenghts 26” or 28" in stock ready to ship. Features 3 chokes, imp, mod and full. Price reflects Cash/Money Order payment Add 3% for credit card. Buyer pays $15.00 shipping and insurance IL Residents add 7.50% sales tax. Visit our web site Thanks Smileys sports shop.
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Postby bullet » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:41 pm

My son has the Nova, I told him to keep saving for the SBE2 but he got impatient. He loves it
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Postby QuackWacker08 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:53 pm

People have scared me away from the nova because they say it rattles alot, thats what Im trying to get away from...Is it really that bad??
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Postby Stanwood » Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:54 pm

[quote="cooter"]Benelli Nova Camo 28"barrel would be my choice. I have shot a couple of the Nova's and had no problem ejecting the 3 1/2" shells. This would be my choice. cooter


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I agree with cooter.

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Postby bullet » Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:30 am

Forend rattles on my sons, pretty good. It has alot of nice options on it. He can chamber a 3 1/2 goose load in a heartbeat, by pressing something on the forend. I've never shot it, but I've watched him tear it down. Its his first 12 gauge, he absolutely loves it, and can easily live with the forend rattle. This gun FIT him better than any other guns and that was why he liked it. Fit is very IMPORTANT. I wouldn't make a decision til I shouldered a couple
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Postby take em' 77 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:22 am

quack, ive got a nova and the forend does rattle a bit but i never even noticed it until someone on here pointd out that theirs rattled...all in all the novas a great gun IMO and i think it would suit your needs and your price range very well :thumbsup:
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Postby QuackWacker08 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:58 pm

Is there a way to fix the rattle??
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Postby the_duckinator » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:10 pm

Yep, throw it in the trash and buy yourself a new gun :toofunny:
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Postby QuackWacker08 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:14 pm

Down to 2, the Benelli Nova and 870 Express SuperMag. What are the factual differences of the 2, also, what can take a bigger beating. I hear all the time of people using a 870 from the 60s and stuff.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:15 pm

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Just stay away from them "far-ane guns" IMO

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Postby bullet » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:42 pm

I think you need to get down to a gunshop and shoulder the two of them. Again, fit is the most important thing. Nova does have a aftermarket recoil reducer. Nova comes w/ 4 chokes as well. I'm saying this because, I kind of know the Nova through my son.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:48 pm

Yeah, if you are set on those two, just go down and feel them.....

Thats the best way! :thumbsup:
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Postby puddlerjumper » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:07 pm

I got my supermag for 339 after tax, I paid too much. You can get one for 290 at Academy or Wal-Mart. You can't beat that gun. Smoother that spit on a door knob, flat out reliable. The gun can take the beating equalling that of a red-headed step child. I've beat the heck out of my gun. Every once in a while, as in every couple of thousand shots, I've had one hang in the chamber. Not too hard to get out, slam the butt on the pavement and knock the slide back and do it again and the shell is out. During the break in, I was shooting old old old reloads and I had a couple jams until I got it cleaned up. Now I'm shooting the same batch of reloads with no problems. I love my gun. You can do more with it than with any other gun just because of the myriad of accessories on the market today. Everybody makes something for the 870 whether it be a mag extension or chokes.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:48 pm

Nova!!

Yes, the nova's stock makes a little noise up front. all guns in that price range with a composite stock will. unless it is a mossberg, then it will regardless of what stock it has. lol.

Yes, the 870 has a long history as one of the better pump guns around. but only because the Nova hasn't been around that long.

IMHO the Nova is hands down the best pump gun for the money on the market today. that being said, someone earlier recommended that you go down and shoulder each gun and see what you like. i've got to agree with that 100%. if you aren't comfortable with it..then don't buy it. plain and simple. just put it back on the shelf and buy the Nova. LOL!!!
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:48 pm

Swamp Puppy wrote: just put it back on the shelf and buy the Nova. LOL!!!


Oh Swamps...... Stop misguiding all these folks!! :hammering: :hammering:

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