Rem 887 tactical vs Benelli Nova


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lobo9er
December 2, 2012, 06:57 PM
Any thoughts? A friend of mine was talking about an 887 tactical, while reading about them I stumbled on the Benelli H20, again, I had interest in the H20 awhile back. Anyone use either? Hunting, target or competition?

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MAKster
December 2, 2012, 07:07 PM
In my opinion the only reason to pick one of these shotguns is if you are planning to get the gun wet and are worried about rust. Like duck hunting. Between these two the Benelli Nova or Supernova are nicer. Frankly a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 is a better choice. Losts of accessories and extra barrels. Buying a second barrel for a Benelli costs as much as a new Mossberg shotgun.

Jason_W
December 3, 2012, 03:14 PM
Buying a second barrel for a Benelli costs as much as a new Mossberg shotgun.

That changed recently.

http://www.choketube.com/accessories-product-details.php?Benelli-Barrels&mf=380

I'm interested in trying one of these on my Nova tactical in order to make it just a little more versatile.

Skribs
December 3, 2012, 03:47 PM
I'm not going to comment on the H20, but on the SuperNova itself: a R870 or M590 would have been a lot easier to add on to. The SN is very nice, but I found myself wishing a couple of times that I'd just bought something more common and more customizable.

jmr40
December 3, 2012, 04:56 PM
That changed recently.

http://www.choketube.com/accessories...Barrels&mf=380

I'm interested in trying one of these on my Nova tactical in order to make it just a little more versatile.


Does not look like it has changed to me. $260 for a Nova barrel when a new Mossberg shotgun is under $300.

Between those I'd pick the Nova. I really liked the one I owned and the others I've used. But I'm just too used to the 870. I like it better and extra barrels are easy to find and reasonabbly priced. One reason I sold the Nova was because of the price of extra barrels. Even when I found them listed, I never once found anyone who actually had one in stock.

Jason_W
December 3, 2012, 08:36 PM
Nova barrels used to be around $400.

I just like my nova and like the idea of being able to add a barrel that is threaded for choke tubes.

I'm personally not a fan of Mossberg pumps.

inkinskin
December 4, 2012, 08:13 PM
I own a 887 nitro mag tactical and am very happy with it. I only use it for target shooting and home defense but it is a nice reliable shotgun. The key selling points on it were the armorlok coating that prevents rusting, the fact that it will shoot 2 1/2, 3, & 3 1/2" shells and the reduced recoil.

My friend went and bought one for duck hunting after he shot mine at the range.


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PJR
December 5, 2012, 10:32 AM
I'd definitely choose the Benelli. I won a Remington 887 at a shoot, was underwhelmed with the gun's quality and functioning and sold it as soon as I could.

VAPOPO
December 6, 2012, 05:41 AM
I have the Nova Tac with ghost ring sights, it is deadly with a foster slug out to 100 yds or so. Recoil is vicious though so if you get one get the recoil reducer to go with it. P.S. I fired 1- 3.5" shell of BB shot out of the gun something I will not do again. BRUTAL

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