Benelli Nova Shotgun Product Review Details

Review Date: Jan 18, 2003

Product Information

Manufacturer: Benelli

Model: Nova

Product Type: Shotgun

Purchase Price: $450.00 us

Testing Information

Time Tested: about 3 years

Testing Conditions: sun, rain, a little everything

Temperature Range: all of the above

Testing Terrain: flood lands, mountains. fields

Testing State: California

Review Information

Reviewer's Name: Ryan

Recommended: maybe

Descent gun for the price, shoots well breaks down easily for cleaning, shoots up to 3 1/2 in. shells, comes with three chokes. Good gun for duck hunting, get in the mud it and it still works every time. Never had a jam, but sometimes the slide will not lock when engaging a shell; but that was never a really big issue. Shoots accurate even with steel shot, although the full choke is not recommended for steel. What I don't like is that it has a heavy trigger break and the slide action is semi rough. Not nearly as smooth as the Rem. 870 Wingmaster. The barrel has a matte finish that rusts really easily. I would get the camo version if you are to buy this one because it has a baked on finish. Although the gun is tough it has a cheap feel to it. Another feature I like is that it has built in shoulder strap mounts, also you can get the slug barrel for it. Final thought....if you want a gun that shoots good and is tough..get it. If you want a smooth operating traditional style metal shotgun like the 870 wingmaster...don't get it, remember this gun has a lot of plastic. But what the hell when ducks are coming in, who thinks about how smooth their gun feels? oh yea the gun kind of feels heavy, not a good one for a trap shoot. So buyer beware know how you plan to use this gun before you buy it.... ps. another cool feature it has is a safety lock on the slide this enables you to eject a chambered shell and the other two shells will remain in the magazine. I know my comment is jumping around but I hope it helps.

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