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Old 03-18-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Hi, and greetings from Norway!

As a general rule ive only bought American guns by now, mainly because some(luckily not so many) people in this socialist country(well there is both a strong left and right wing in our politics) dont want to buy american simply because they dont like the US, and i want to to show them the greatness of american guns.

But lately ive been thinking wether or not to buy a 870 or a Nova, Benelli. Ive heard from many people that Nova is the way to go, but I love my 870 express.

Can you guys tell me pros and cons about these two guns?
The express i have is a wooden kind, 12/76, or 12g 3", as you would call it. Now i want a gun in synthetic stock and 12g 3,5".
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:39 AM   #2
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You can get pages of "input" from different people touting one or the other, but they both work. Personally I like the Remingtons, but there is nothing wrong with the Nova. I don't do plastic or flat finishes if I can avoid it. Now, when all the Remington haters come along and tell you what a piece of junk the Express is, see how that stacks up against your own experiences and weigh it accordingly.
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You can get pages of "input" from different people touting one or the other, but they both work. Personally I like the Remingtons, but there is nothing wrong with the Nova. I don't do plastic or flat finishes if I can avoid it. Now, when all the Remington haters come along and tell you what a piece of junk the Express is, see how that stacks up against your own experiences and weigh it accordingly.
Do you know which one is the strongest, meaning the one that could take the most "beating" and shots fired?
Which one is easier cleaning?

And, the 870 i have is a links/LH type. And ive seen that theres only right hand guns in 3,5". Do you know how much cast off/on there is? Ive heard that the stock is pretty straight, and that many LH people uses RH 870's.
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I'm.not going to sit here and bad mouth the 870 bc obviously they are good guns or they wouldn't sale but I just don't like them....especially the newer ones the finish seems cheap and the action is not smooth a plus side to the 870 is you can find any accessory you want for it

The nova is a nice gun I use to have one and I loved it I never shot at a deer or Turkey and didn't kill it....it takes a little getting use to if you are use to the "traditional" wood stock style of shotgun if it was me I would pick the nova in my opinion the benelli/beretta company makes the best hunting shotguns there is


Also check out the Winchester super x pump, the stoeger p 350, and I have heard the new weatherby pumps are nice too
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and people would use them as paddles for their boats and throw them in the mud with no malfunctions.
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mine's an express. no issues with it at all. I've fired several thousand rounds with it, never really cleaned it...just took the barrel off for the first time the other day after owning it for 10 years.

mine's the 'home defender' model, 18" barrel, 6 round mag tube, synthetic stock, no threads in the barrel for a choke.

works for what I use it for and has never left me wanting. (I shoot it in IPSC 3-gun comps)
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mine's an express. no issues with it at all. I've fired several thousand rounds with it, never really cleaned it...just took the barrel off for the first time the other day after owning it for 10 years.

mine's the 'home defender' model, 18" barrel, 6 round mag tube, synthetic stock, no threads in the barrel for a choke.

works for what I use it for and has never left me wanting. (I shoot it in IPSC 3-gun comps)
Never really cleaned it? Shame!
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Remingtons have no cast on or off that I have ever seen.
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I love this gun its the super nova I have used a lot of shotguns its all I can hunt with where I live and this is my go to gun for every thing from duck to deer and its my sit in the corner of the bedroom gun P.S. u can't go wrong with anything made in the USA did love my 870 in 3.5 I had when I was 16 till I turned 22
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Unless and until Benelli comes out with something of the same quality as an 870 Remington Express, buy a Benelli.
And no, I didn't get that backwards.
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