I am looking for a home defense gun, to accompany my pistol, and I am looking to skeet shoot with friends. I know a pump is not the tool of choice for skeet, maybe if I like it enough I will step up to an over under.
Can you give me any of your personal pros and cons on these two weapons?
re: Benelli Nova or Remington 870? First time shot gun(Posted by Boats n Hose on 1/20/13 at 8:26 pm to Prix560)
Pump is fine for skeet shooting dude. I use a pump shotgun for everything.
I have a SuperNova and love it. Only con I'd say is the weight. My brother has an 870 wingmaster and that thing is much lighter carrying it through the woods. Only time that's really an issue though is rabbit hunting I find anyway.
re: Benelli Nova or Remington 870? First time shot gun(Posted by tigah headache on 1/20/13 at 8:26 pm to Prix560)
Don't buy a new 870. They are junk. Mine was constantly double-feeding and the extractor missed the shell nearly every first shot. Wasn't the shells I was using either, because I bought a Stoeger 3000 that hasn't failed a lick.
Not much experience with the nova though only shot my buddies a few times. They seem decent though.
Now, if you can find an older 870 express or wingmaster in good condition I'd get it over the nova.
re: Benelli Nova or Remington 870? First time shot gun(Posted by Clames on 1/20/13 at 10:03 pm to Prix560)
I have a Benelli Nova 18.5" tac. Great shotgun especially since it was only about $15 more than a similar 870 and has a 3.5" fully chromed chamber and barrel. Rifle style sights on mine though you can get one with a ghost ring setup for a little more money. Easy to take down and clean and the action has slicked up nicely after being worked a few dozen times. Won't find many accessories for it though.
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re: Benelli Nova or Remington 870? First time shot gun(Posted by LSUEnvy on 1/20/13 at 10:27 pm to Nascar Fan)
I shot a wingmaster for years and loved it. Bought an 870 supermag 2 years ago for my oldest son and its a jamomatic. Had it worked on several times. Google search and the newer 870's are having issues. . I currently shoot a supernova and love it.
re: Benelli Nova or Remington 870? First time shot gun(Posted by tigah headache on 1/20/13 at 11:01 pm to jimbeam)
quote: feeding and ejector problems
Same thing with mine. The ejector would miss and leave the empty shell in the chamber and stop the next shell from going in and the plate would be stuck up. I'd have to pry the unshot shell out then hold the ejector down for it to grab the empty one in the barrel.