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Old 11-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #21
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I am a little late on this one, but I'll chime in anyway. When it come to duck or geese hunting, I only take my Nova. Most people like using a semi-automatic when hunting ducks and such, but I've never been let down with my Nova. Later on if you decide to go after turkey, the Nova makes a great turkey gun too. It's a little pricey but you won't be let down.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:36 PM   #22
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At least Nova has the recoil reducer built into the stock but of course, is not included. Autos absorb a lot of recoil that would otherwise be directed toward your shoulder.

If you are recoil proof - Congradulations, if not, then head out to the skeet, trap or sporting clays fields and politely ask to try or rent one.

My buds old Browning A-5 was having trouble so I offered him my Baretta 391 p. Tgt. 12 ga. - he said it had less recoil than his wife's Baretta 686 O/U 20 ga. Scientific - no - just an honest evaluation. (or a private joke)

Im not sure it's possible to turn a 12 ga into a 20 ga. - I tried.

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by zombieapocalypse766 View Post
Oh man, you guys are killing me! When I first started looking I fell in love with the 1100 but a few seasoned waterfowl hunting friends suggested the benelli nova. I hear the gas autos tend to sometimes struggle in cold weather or is that a myth? And after a lot of research I haven't found many reviews on the nova as a hunting shotgun, only tactical layouts. Any further input would be greatly appreciated
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:06 AM   #24
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One of my buddies is one of the great O/U lovers of all time. He owns one of four Krieghoff Royal Crown Grade four gauge sets I know of in existence. But even he gave up on O/Us for waterfowl. Too much breakover in a blind for easy maneuvering.
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