Nef12ga hd??

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by smokinbunta, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. smokinbunta

    smokinbunta New Member

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    Hi, since im new to guns, only having gotten my FNX-40 a couple weeks ago. I already few the urge to buy my next 1!! And i'm looking for a shoty for HD (i dont hunt and dont really plan on hunting.. maybe some trap shooting tho).

    Now I've been looking on the internet only so far and once I've had enough of reading them, i go to the store to find out more. i'm still currently in the internet stage of my research, and i have narrowed it down to the Benelli Nova pump, Mossberg 500SP, or the Remington 870 Express, which all seem to hover around my $400 budget. Until i saw the NEF 12GA having read reviews on it that its pretty much a replica of the 870.. and that its solid for sub $300. i wanted to see if anyone here has experience with it and can confirm that this is worth the time to even consider.

    Thanks,
    Ray
     
  2. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I like my Mossberg 500 persuader. Holds 8, 2 3/4 rounds and shoots nice and smooth. I paid $279 at big 5 sports for it.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Nef + h&r

    NEF makes good products. I have a Handi Rifle and it is well made. I am pretty sure Marlin is part of the same company.

    I cannot give hands on knowledge of the NEF pump shotgun, just that they are a reputable company.
     
  4. Alchemist

    Alchemist New Member

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    I have a 12 ga. Pardner Pump. HD gun for me. It's fine for the price. One thing to know about is that it's stamped - Made in China, Hawk Industries - on the receiver. I don't really have much commentary about that... just a point of information... From what I understand, Remington-Marlin-H&R-NEF are all parts of a large conglomerate now.
     
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  5. smokinbunta

    smokinbunta New Member

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    yea i read that they were all owned by the same people.. and if its all works the same.. i guess its just down to the fact preference of where its made... and when it comes to guns i do lean toward US made.. i guess that cancels things out.. back to my original choices.
     
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  6. bgeddes

    bgeddes New Member

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    New Maverick 88 shotguns are sub-$200 new. Not a gun for weekly use but certainly ok for HD.
     
  7. aandabooks

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    When I was in the market for my son's first gun in the fall, I ran across an H&R 20 gauge youth in camo. Dealer wanted $250. I couldn't get past the Made in China stamped into the receiver and instead spent an extra $50 and bought the Rem 870 20 gauge youth.
     
  8. 9mmgun

    9mmgun New Member

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    I have a NEF Pardner Pump 12 GA. Purchased it new about 3 yrs ago, paid a little over $150 for it. Took it to my local range while it was still in the wrapped in the box. We oiled it a bit & I proceeded to put 100 flawless 00buck rds through it. (has a tough kick, I was black & blue for a few weeks afterwords) It has never given me any problem what so ever. It's my home defense shotgun & I have no problem trusting it.
     
  9. smokinbunta

    smokinbunta New Member

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    ^^ hrm.. ive always been half worried about the whole 12GA kick.. but im a good size guy..(5'8/ 200) i should be good right?
     
  10. ta1588

    ta1588 New Member

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    It's a great gun. A bit on the heavy side, but very very reliable and holds 5 in the tube, you can also put anything that will fit a Rem 870 on it aside from barrels and a few things that are made to go over the back curve of the receiver because the shape is a bit different.
     
  11. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    At 5'6 and 165 lbs i dont have any problems with 12GA kick shooting from the shoulder, hip or any place in between, you should be ok.
     
  12. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    If you don't mind the recoil it won't bother you. Just don't shoot 25 rounds the first time out.Shoot a few, shoot your .22 a while. Have fun! But if it was me, I'd save a bit longer and get the Remington. I'm sick of buying Chinese crap.
     
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  13. smokinbunta

    smokinbunta New Member

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    yea... thats what i figure i'd do too. save more and im pretty set on the remington now. now i just need $300 more!! and o.. id shoot my .22 in between if i had 1.. lol.. thats next on the list tho.