Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 8/14/2001 8:15:42 PM EDT
By hunting I mean 24"-26" bbl., 3"-3.5" chamber, synthetic stock. Basically not a defense gun. Is the Benelli Nova the one to get?
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 8:19:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 8:23:24 PM EDT
I'll agree with SGB. It's almost a no-brainer.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 8:24:15 PM EDT
What they said.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 8:26:16 PM EDT
I like the NOVA. I like the mag cut off so you can eject the one in the chamber and not chamber another one. Gotta luv the 870, although the finish on the 870 Express leaves a lot to be desired.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 8:57:59 PM EDT
These guys are right on the money. It is the #1 selling pump of all time.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:14:42 PM EDT
Academy has them for $209, with an aluminum two gun case free, great deal.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:16:28 PM EDT
I think if you are willing to spend up to $500, you should definately look at the 870 Wingmaster. It has a much higher quality finish and prettier stock than the Express models. Or, you could buy an 870 Express for hunting, and spend the other $250 on an Express HD for bedside applications....
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:17:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck: although the finish on the 870 Express leaves a lot to be desired.
View Quote
TRUE, i say find an older 870 wingmaster. reliable 870, with a nice smooth finish, also, new remingtos have this BS locking system. i used it twice and it failed to unlock one of those times. a older 870 is the best.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:21:11 PM EDT
I'll be the lone voice of dissent. A Mossberg 500 is all you need. If you've got a special deer slug season in your area, they're available in packages containing both barrels. It's a little cheaper than the 870 but no less of a gun unless you hate plastic. My 500 won me an electronic powder trickler in a trapshoot this weekend.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:26:24 PM EDT
Or how about a Winchester 1300? Damn good-shootin' piece.
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 9:36:22 PM EDT
Mossberg 500! You can get them for about $250.00 Buy 2 one for the house and one for the car, just like the lil. handy vacs on TV[:D]
Link Posted: 8/14/2001 11:07:41 PM EDT
For the money and reliability you can't beat Remington 870. I have one for years and hunted from doves to Canada geese and had no problems w/ it. ASR
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 4:15:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2001 4:14:10 AM EDT by Derek45]
[size=5][b][green]REMINGTON 870[/size=5][/b][/green]
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 11:33:08 AM EDT
I'm also partial to the 870. One consideration is for lefties, however. In that case, the Browning BPS would be worth a look. I've owned a couple of Moosebergs, but wouldn't rate them as a great gun. The damn forends rattle. Makes turkey hunting more of a challenge. The stock on a 500/835 just never fit me right. Yeah, if you want a pump, get an 870. The Benelli Nova doeasn't have the variety of options/accessories that you can find for an 870.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 11:46:40 AM EDT
I'm partial to the Nova myself because its ALL black! The main reason I like the Nova is because the action is held in literally by 2 pins just like, albeit smaller, the AR takedown pins... pull those two pins out and the whole trigger assembly comes out for very easy cleaning.... price? You can get one for under $400 bucks! M.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 11:48:49 AM EDT
Speaking of which... I have the 26 (maybe 28) inch hunting barrel with removable chokes... anybody wanna trade for their 18" rifled slug barrel? I bought mine with the intent of buying the 18" model, but couldnt find one... sales guy said that the 18" barrel would be available as an accessory 6 months later... well that was 2 years ago and Benelli still has made it available for separate purchase! Anybody wanna trade barrels? M.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 11:51:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SGB: Remington 870 [img]http://www.remington.com/images/2001/870spssmc.jpg[/img] sgb
View Quote
Agreed.....................I have 23 years of extensive 870 experience hunting everything from dove and squirell to quail, rabbitt, duck and goose. Personally I have 3 870s right now. The new SPS Super Mag, a vintage minty Wingmaster Magnum and a short home defense set-up. Best you can get IMNSHOMO
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 12:00:28 PM EDT
I own a Mossberg 500, Rem 870, 11-87, and a Benelli Nova 24" shot barrel. The Nova is my hunting pump gun of choice. It patterned better with the factory choke tube than my buddy's 870 with the $45 Briley turkey tube. Its lighter than the 870 which makes it much easier to carry. The recoil with 3 1/2s is more.........but you don't feel it when your shooting your turkey or goose. It is the best out there IMO for what I use it for. I like the new technology and it is an excellent design. I would not hesitate to use it for self defense. Doug
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 12:05:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By a2car: Mossberg 500! You can get them for about $250.00 Buy 2 .....[:D]
View Quote
That right. So when one is at the smith getting fixed, you will have a spare!!! :)
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 12:12:03 PM EDT
Did somebody already mention REMINGTON 870 PUMP? [:D]
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 12:50:07 PM EDT
Go with the 870 if you want a 3.5 inch. They are a good price, parts are easy to get, and there are plenty of smiths to work on them.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 1:37:59 PM EDT
Why must it have a synthetic stock? My vote would go to a Winchester Model 1912, made of nickel steel (older ones). But, for a new rifle...Remington 870 Express 28" bbl for $220 at your local sporting goods store (and yes, you could probably get sythethic for $10 more).
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 9:27:56 PM EDT
"BENELLI NOVA" ITS THE "BENELLI NOVA" #1
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 9:36:19 PM EDT
I'm a leftie, and I have a 870 wingmaster lefty and a 16 guage browning BPS, both rock, I also have a beretta 1201 fp, but hitting ducks more than 15 yards away might be difficult with that one, good thing it's the fastest action in the world and hold 6 rounds. [:D] -CK just kidding bout the six rounds, I know limit is three for hunting.
Link Posted: 8/15/2001 11:46:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By aabob: Go with the 870 if you want a 3.5 inch. They are a good price, parts are easy to get, and there are plenty of smiths to work on them.
View Quote
Hmmm, I guess I'm doing something wrong. I bought my Wingmaster in '63 for $49.95 NIB, have shot approx. 100,000 rds through it, and only clean it every other year(action)and have never had to replace a part on it or have it worked on. Next door neighbor bought a Mooseboogger 500 and had to replace the safety on it the first time he used it. 870 RULES KenS
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 10:03:19 AM EDT
Kens: 100,000 rounds?!?!?!? Are you serious, or exaggeration for "a lot." That's about 2,700 rounds of shot PER YEAR, EVERY YEAR since 1963! Damn, that $49 investment went a long way...
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 10:16:33 AM EDT
Ill thrown in another comment. I like the 870 for a home-d gun. For a nice hunting gun I love the Browning BPS with the synthetic stock. The fit and finish is perfect. Bottom loading and bottom ejecting, drops empty hulls back in the boat or blind or about 4 feet in front of you. Action is smooth, top tang safety which I prefer on a hunting gun. The factory stock is also a bit longer than the 870 that helps for us vertically enhanced folk. It is no deal compared to the 870 but I think it is worth it to have a top notch pump hunting shotgun.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 4:39:49 PM EDT
I own a Mossberg 500 and a Remington 870. No real problems with either one. I like the position of the safety on the 500 but the action isn't nearly as slick as the 870. Go 870.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 6:00:30 PM EDT
Rem 870 Express . 12 Ga. and 20Ga. No failures to feed or fire. EVER! It may miss! However, my Browning Citori Lightning in 20 Ga. NEVER misses. Not me. The gun kills when the trigger is pulled. Good Luck.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 6:40:55 PM EDT
Go for the Benneli Nova for the money it is a steal. Great shotgun. Six
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 6:56:04 PM EDT
Benelli!!!Benelli!!!Benelli!!!Benelli!!!Benel­li!!!Benelli!!!Benelli!!!Benelli!!!Benelli!!!­Benelli!!!Benelli!!!Benelli!!! My Super Black Eagle has worked like a dream. If I had to get another pump I would get the Nova. I've had a Browning BPS and it has jammed on me quite a few times.
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 6:34:23 PM EDT
geee I wonder what gun won that poll the score Remington-most everyone mossberg-did anyone vote for mossberg? benelli-wow if he chooses that then he already had his mind made up
Link Posted: 8/18/2001 7:45:17 PM EDT
Speaking of Remington shotguns, did anybody else ever notice that once in a while an 870 Express slips out of the Remington factory wearing a WALNUT stock and forearm? I picked up a cute youth model 20 gauge like this for about $220 once, and saw at least one 12 gauge with the walnut before too. My 20 is a little jewel; with it's 21 inch barrel, it's almost like one of those "Special Field" upland guns, but half the cost. With the recoil pad, even my wife likes shooting it. And she thinks my SKS kicks too hard! Apparently the clerks in the store where I bought this couldn't tell walnut from beech (or whatever), as they looked at me kinda funny when I insisted on taking the display gun instead of the new boxed one they brought out.
Top Top