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.
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