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I have been checking this one out for the past few days at the local Gander (LGS doesn't stock Benelli, wtf), and it's really starting to grow on me. This will be my first shotgun, only other gun is a p239. I already found a +2 mag extension for the right price, which puts it in line with the Moss500 and Rem870. Action seems super smooth, ergos are there, ghost ring sights installed are great, and there are 2 features that really beat out the m500 and 870 for me.

1. Up to 3 1/2 inch shells. I would probably be ok with up to 3", but that big ol' ejection port is a nice addition to the next point,

2. Magazine block button on the forearm. A button that allows you to shuck the slide back, ejecting the presently loaded shell or hull, without preparing a new shell, which allows you to breech-load (I guess that would be the correct term?) a specialty shell of choice, such as a single slug, without emptying the magazine. I assume that this is NOT a feature on the m500 and 870.

Can anyone talk me out of this gun at $400? I know that the stock is basically irreplaceable, as it is molded all the way up to the barrel, but the LOP and ergos are perfect for me the way they are.

The price on it just seems like one of those "too good to be true" things, like the SigPro.

Help me out. Thanks!
 

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I have been checking this one out for the past few days at the local Gander (LGS doesn't stock Benelli, wtf), and it's really starting to grow on me. This will be my first shotgun, only other gun is a p239. I already found a +2 mag extension for the right price, which puts it in line with the Moss500 and Rem870. Action seems super smooth, ergos are there, ghost ring sights installed are great, and there are 2 features that really beat out the m500 and 870 for me.

1. Up to 3 1/2 inch shells. I would probably be ok with up to 3", but that big ol' ejection port is a nice addition to the next point,

2. Magazine block button on the forearm. A button that allows you to shuck the slide back, ejecting the presently loaded shell or hull, without preparing a new shell, which allows you to breech-load (I guess that would be the correct term?) a specialty shell of choice, such as a single slug, without emptying the magazine. I assume that this is NOT a feature on the m500 and 870.

Can anyone talk me out of this gun at $400? I know that the stock is basically irreplaceable, as it is molded all the way up to the barrel, but the LOP and ergos are perfect for me the way they are.

The price on it just seems like one of those "too good to be true" things, like the SigPro.

Help me out. Thanks!
No, but I'll talk you in to buying it. I really like the BNT shotgun. If it feels good on you, I'd get it in a heart beat. My son has a super nova. It's fast and he loves it.

Regarding shooting 3 1/2 inch slugs or buckshot, no thanks. I don't even like shooting the 3 inch shells, especially with a lighter weight, short barrel. It is too brutal. 2 3/4 inch are plenty of firepower for my HD purposes.
Let us know if you snag the Benelli.
 

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I doubt I'll be going over 3 inch shells, but like I said, that monstrous ejection port will be great for breech-loading.

Thanks for the input sir. I think I'll go pick it up next Friday, especially if the Dems shut our government down for us haha.
 

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Look at the Super Nova. For less then $100.00 you get the same gun but the stock is replaceable.

Wetherby also has one thats almost identical for around $400.00. I've handled them both & no difference to me.
 

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I can't find a SuperNova Tactical locally. I really don't take issue with the molded-in stock of the Nova, and from what I have seen, that is the only real difference besides the locking lug. I don't see myself having any trouble with the lugs. And to be honest, that extra $100 is a lot of ammo to use to gain proficiency with the weapon.
 

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I've ran my SuperNova through two tactical shotgun courses over the past couple of years. It works quite well.

Here is my review of SuperNova itself. You should find some similarities between it and the Nova you are considering.

Here is an after action report of one of the shotgun courses.

There are other write-ups and product reviews in the firearms section on my site regarding the SuperNova.

A couple of things to consider. If an accident occurs and you break the stock, it is a cheaper to replace the SuperNova stock compared to the Nova. Also, the price difference between the two, averaged over the lifetime of the shotgun (assuming you don't buy it and sell it a year or two later), amounts to about a box of ammo per year. Quite insignificant when you think about it.

Regardless of which one you get, you'll like it. ;)
 

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I've always preferred Mossbergs but there really isn't much to fault in a Benelli, Winchester, or a Remington. They'll all perform well and outlast you as long as you take care of them.

If you like the Benelli then I say go with it.
 

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i wouldn't recommend remington. my friend bought one for waterfowl and its been nothing but problems. he was able to return the first one and get another one but its still finicky. its possible its just been his bad luck but i have heard their quality has gone down recently
 

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I GOT IT!!

$598 OTD for the Nova, Tacstar 2rd extension, sling, buttstock shell saddle, jug of CLP, boresnake, 50rd 00buck, 50rd Breast Cancer target shot, 20rd various slugs, and 100rd 9mm.

I feel like I robbed the place.

Range report and pics to come, as soon as it stops raining :(
 

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I GOT IT!!

$598 OTD for the Nova, Tacstar 2rd extension, sling, buttstock shell saddle, jug of CLP, boresnake, 50rd 00buck, 50rd Breast Cancer target shot, 20rd various slugs, and 100rd 9mm.

I feel like I robbed the place.

Range report and pics to come, as soon as it stops raining :(
Sounds like a sweet deal. Congrats! Look forward to the report and pics.
 
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