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Used Benelli Nova for $300. Is it a good deal?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Cheeseybacon, Aug 28, 2006.

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  1. Cheeseybacon

    Cheeseybacon Member

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    A friend of the family, knowing that I'm thinking about a shotgun, offered me his Benelli Nova for $300. It's like new and supposedly has only had 20 rounds run through it. I've known this guy for years and I doubt that he's lying about it's condition. What's the going price on one of these? Is $300 a good deal for a used Benelli, or do I have some room to talk to him down? :confused:
     
  2. TrapperReady

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    A quick check on www.gunsamerica.com shows that it's definately on the lower end of the scale (good for you). If you want a Nova and have the cash, the price seems decent.

    If I were intent on buying it, I might ask to shoot it first, to see how it fits and how I liked it. I have played with them in stores a number of times, and almost purchased one on at least two occasions, but something keeps holding me back.
     
  3. kennyboy

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    $300 is the cost of New In Box Benelli Novas. www.impactguns.com has them for $300 the last time I checked. Gander Mountain, Dicks Sporting Goods, etc. sell NIB for the same price. I got mine for $290 NIB.
     
  4. OK-gobbler

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    Nova at Bass Pro

    Bass Pro has been advertising them for $299. Back in the spring, My friend got 1 for $279 because it was a display model. He really likes his so far.
     
  5. timothy75

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    Yep I was looking at the home defense version yesterday and it was 319$ NIB. However 20rds is nothing and you might be skipping the DOJ, tax, waiting period etc for a gun you know works and is a little broken in if you trust the guy. Good luck
     
  6. tjmadmark

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    i recenlty sold mine for $240 in good condition with the additional recoil (i think i paid ~$50 for it). They will kick the H out of you without the recoil. The gun almost ruined a duck hunt in Alaska.
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    Rule #468: Don't do expensive things with cheap equipment!
     
  8. SeanMTX

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    Here in DFW, the Sports Authority and Cabelas both sell the Nova full synthetic for $279.

    I just picked one up and am headed out tonight for opening day of dove season...will let you know what I think.

    I'm not running anything larger than 3" (also using leftover 2 3/4" Heavy Dove from last year), so I don't expect recoil to be a big issue.
     
  9. zero_chances

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    I bought mine for 300 new with no box or manual. but he gave me a plastic guncase and i went to benelliusa.com and printed a manual off.

    is the one you are looking at the full size, or the youth?
     
  10. The Deer Hunter

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    whaT?

    The bennelli novas arent worth $300 buck used.

    new, but not used
     
  11. maas

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    a friend of mine just bout one and he paid around $300 for it new. i hope its better that his last gun. (charles daily 3 1/2") i dont know why he wont buy an 870.
     
  12. chris in va

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    I had a 20ga Nova for a while. Damn thing wouldn't cycle properly unless you FULLY stroked the action all the way to the stop. Got really annoying after a while. Plus the sight ramp had the shot hitting about 30 yards out, anything past that you'd have to compensate DOWN.

    Glad I sold it. I get better trap scores with my single shot NEF I paid $30 for.:scrutiny:
     
  13. dgreeney

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    Hello all. I notice this thread is very old, but after looking for this very gun and researching endlessly, I have ran across this thread. I notice several people talking about this gun in the $300 range. I suppose this is because the newer models coming out these days are more expensive than a couple of years ago? I have called all over the DFW north Texas area and the best price I can find for a new Nova is $350. Anyone know where to get a better price in the North Texas area?
     
  14. Norinco982lover

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    welcome, dgreeney... I think that you might have better luck finding info in a thread that is NOT 3 years old...do you want to start a zombie thread outbreak?

    I would try budsgunshop.

    ~Norinco
     
  15. Norinco982lover

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    Oh, and $350 sounds like a pretty good price...depending on what model you are looking for...I think they have a certain model line that runs for $339 but I don't think it gets any cheaper than that.
     
  16. X-Rap

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    $250 and under used is the norm around here, western slope.
     
  17. inSight-NEO

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    My advice...hold out for a SuperNova if you are going to go with Benelli.

    You should be able to find a nice used one for around $400 or so (give or take based on options and condition).
     
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    Whoops!! I just noticed how old this thread was.

    Im sure this guy has figured it out by now. Man, I need to figure out how to delete my unnecessary posts! :)

    Still, for any reading this (who might be considering a Nova), Ill stick with my original thought; Go with the SuperNova...
     
  19. DBR

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    Get a Limbsaver recoil pad for the Nova. They make it a nice soft shooting gun.
     
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    I bought my Nova w/extra cantilever rifled barrel for 350 a few years back. Great gun. Sounds like a decent price-
     
  21. p5200

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    I paid $325.00 for my barely used nova 12ga. in Realtree AP. Camo with the box and the three chokes plus tool which was for sale in the local news paper. :) also, had a black sling on it.
     
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