Preference - Rem 870 or Bennelli Nova

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Preference - Rem 870 or Bennelli Nova

Postby uncbornbred » Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:32 pm

I would be interested in opinions/experience with field use comparisons of these two shotguns.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby Ducksbeus » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:12 pm

I have a Nova... Looked at the youth model 870 for my wife and kid before deciding on the Mossberg...Nova is cheap, easy ta take apart, easy to reassemble, somewhat lightwieght, dependable, indestructable, and, disposable. I like the sling clips as well. My Nova patterns well and kicks hard. If you want a gun to woller in the mud, shoot in the freezing rain, and use as a paddle if needed...Nova... If ya got a little xtra cash and Remington feels better to you, Id go 870. :yes: :yes: :yes: Y'all have a nice day! :thumbsup:
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Postby uncbornbred » Sat Jul 30, 2005 7:59 pm

Thanks, again, ducks.

I appreciate your comments.
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Postby ol' yeller » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:54 pm

They're both good guns. I like the looks and the feel of the 870 better than the Nova though. The Nova just looks cheap to me.

There is a certain sporting goods store in Bastrop, LA that is selling 870 Super Mag's for $219 and Nova's for $300 right now during their tent sale.
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Postby greenster » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:12 am

nova has problems too many problems freezes up way to much, if something can go wrong with a gun it will go wrong with the nova... seeing a pretty good gun company benelli produce something so full of flaws irritates me. Although I know what they where doing trying to make a gun cheap as possible because Mossberg was kicking there Azz especially with 835 less than $200 bucks but benelli Did make the Cheapest performing gun... still more expensive than Mossberg though.. To make long story shot get 870.
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Postby puddlerjumper » Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:56 pm

I've owned one and shot both. The 870 is a quality gun. I honestly feel that 870 is going to last longer, it's got more parts available, it's just a chunk of steel that will take anything you throw at it. I love my supermagnum, I use to use it for everything. I bought a SX2 3.5" on the 19th and it's my primary waterfowl gun. I'm converting my 870 to a full out turkey slayer. See which one feels best, the nova just feels like a plastic piece of junk to me.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:42 pm

ol' yeller wrote:They're both good guns. I like the looks and the feel of the 870 better than the Nova though. The Nova just looks cheap to me.



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Stick w/ the 870 if you are set between those two.
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Postby texasduckblaster » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:44 pm

go with the 870 the nova ways to much
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:22 pm

Not to mention that the Nova is a "Four-Aine" gun! :hammering:

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Postby Wags » Mon Aug 01, 2005 3:55 am

I've owned a 12ga 3" 870 for at least 18 years now and it is truly a work horse and reliable shotgun. My best friend owns a 12ga 3.5" Nova that is also a nice gun in it's own right.

I prefer wood over synthetics in most applications, and steel over plastics. I am not going to slam either gun since they both will handle all your shotgun needs.

You'll have to pick each up and see which fits you best, plus how much is in your wallet. The Nova is higher priced around $50 or so. If you plan on different set up applications in the future, the 870 is the gun.
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Postby DROPDUX » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:24 am

I choose a gun on how it feels in my hand and shouldered. The nova feels cheap and unstable (loose, rattles, etc.) The 870 feels like I have a gun in my hands! I use neither, but I would choose 870 if I had $230 to spend on another shotgun
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Postby Benelli Slinger » Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:57 am

the nova is a good gun, only problems ive ever heard of is short shucking it, and the 870 is also great, in my opinion the 870 mounts better, and is easier to shoot straight with
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Postby JWG » Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:20 pm

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Postby 870 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:26 pm

My daughter called today and asked what kind of shotgun to buy my new son-in-law. I told her if he thinks he’s stepping into my boat with something other than an 870 he’s dead wrong. Guest OK, but not family.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:31 pm

870 wrote: I told her if he thinks he’s stepping into my boat with something other than an 870 he’s dead wrong. Guest OK, but not family.


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Postby Gooseboy » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:54 pm

Remington 870 express magnum was my first shotgun. Its AWSOME! ive heard good things about the nova and was gonna buy one, but not after reading this. I sware get the 870 the gun will take a bigger beating than you. Ive fallen into the water with it (long story) and shot afterwards, the best gun. I cant even begin to explain how much of a beating it will take and its cheap.
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Postby cinnamonteal7 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:08 am

i shool a reming ton 870 super express mag and its the best gun ive ever shot as for the nova it likes to freez up but i took the 870 pheasant hunting in the middle of jauary with a temp of 12 below and stilll shott two big rosters go with the 870.
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