Which gun?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by iahunter87, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. iahunter87

    iahunter87 New Member

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    I'm currently looking to purchase a new shotgun and want advice/experienced knowledge of these guns. Looking to purchase a gun for turkey, and possibly waterfowl hunting. I've been looking at the benneli supernova and the stoeger m3000.I want actual experience with these guns no bs. Wanna know what's good and bad.also wanting to know opinion on the pistol grip stock offered by benneli and if anybody has or had one and how they felt about it. Other gun options will be considered also thanx guys.also curious as too recoil and does the comfor tech stock on the supernova really help. I've previous used a rem 870 for turkey ik they r a reliable pump that's been time proven just looking to mix up the breeds in gun cabinet
     
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  2. iahunter87

    iahunter87 New Member

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    Ok guys come on somebody has to know something about these guns
     

  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    OK I will comment on this, the two shotguns you mentioned, my opinion NOT enough shotgun for the money........I say stay with the Rem. 870 or a Mossberg 500 or one of the Savage models, more shotgun for the money..............
     
  4. grandpubba

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    I have the nova,my buddy has the super, I've shot it often when we first got them, unless i was shooting competition the nova is my choice for cost. Down side,it's black no wood character no soul lol. Positive, light,smooth action.

    My opinion, pistol grip on a shotgun is uncomfortable on recoil.
     
  5. Kdub

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    The stoeger is semiauto right? Never heard a complaint about them. The Nova I have shot. I didn't like it. The front bead is huge and it shoots high I think. The one I shot did anyways. Plus they are plasticy. I have never liked them. Look at the Escort line of shotguns. Cal ranch has them for around $350 for a 28 inch barrel, 3 inch semi auto action. Black synthetic, sling ready, fiber optic bead, chromoly barrel. I've shot the youth 20 gauge and for the money I think its a winner.
     
  6. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Need to ask bobski
     
  7. iahunter87

    iahunter87 New Member

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    What other guns would anybody recommend
     
  8. stoneam2006

    stoneam2006 New Member

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    Ithaca makes a nice pump shotgun.
     
  9. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I've got a 12 gauge Mossberg 500. Unless you are really big,

    or a recoil junkie, you may want to avoid it. I like mine,

    but I can't honestly recommend it to others. Kicks like

    a mule.

    I hear good things about Benelli.
     
  10. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I don't find my Mossberg 500 to be that much different in recoil than my 870. I like both. A buddy has a super nova and likes it a lot for duck hunting.
     
  11. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    All light weight shotguns kick like a mule with magnum loads. It is simple physics that a light gun will absorb less recoil than a heavy gun.
     
  12. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Good value general purpose shotgun mossberg 500 or 835 with a removable choke barrel. Long as you stay away from 3"and 3.5" shells recoil isn't a factor.

    The problem with semi auto shotty's is they don't work with all ammo. Semi's really reduce felt recoil.

    I'm not a fan of pistol grips on shotguns. If you are going semi benelli makes the best of the lot.
     
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  13. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Any pump gun shooting 3.0 or 3.5 inch shells will beat the snot out of you.

    Benelli makes excellent guns, but 100% of my experience is with their autoloaders. If I wanted another pump, a Nova or Supernova would be at the top of my list.
     
  14. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Unless you get the two piece stock and such, Benelli's semi autos will kick the snot out of you too. The inertia action does NOTHING to reduce recoil. If you read up on how it works it clearly states the receiver must move rapidly to the rear in order to function. And you can't hang stuff on them or that will cause malfunctions too. That's why their tactical model, the M4, is gas operated.
     
  15. Retaks

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    I just got rid of my Mossberg 500 and replaced it with a Remington Versa Max Sportsman. Im not sure on your budget but so far i love that shotgun. Pumps have a stout recoil. The semi auto Versa Max has so much less recoil then im used to. And the ability to go from light 2 3/4" loads to 3.5" loads without changing anything is nice. I got it for $825 brand new.


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  16. NoobJavier

    NoobJavier New Member

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    Especially love Rem 870,my opinion is stay with Rem 870 :))
     
  17. orlando_marquez

    orlando_marquez New Member

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    What is your price range?

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  18. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    The recoil on my SBE II is somewhere between a pump and a gas gun. But for some reason, the SBE does not kick at all when pile driving a gobbler. :D

    My little 20 ga Monty is a dream to bust pheasant with, also. Never feel a thing. :cool:
     
  19. nchunt101

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    Get the Super Nova. I got a Nova for a duck, deer and turkey gun when they first came out and it has never missed a beat. It is a fugly gun, kicks terribly with 3.5 goose loads and is heavy. That said for what they cost you can not find a choice for a turkey/duck gun. Stay away from Stogers---I have seen a bunch of them crap out.
     
  20. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    I agree. I see no difference in recoil between my 870 and my moss 590. Still can't understand why anyone is scared of 12 gauge recoil. My wifes first shotgun was a 12 gauge and she did fine. She's 5'4 and 110 lbs. That being said, the benelli nova is a good gun....a bit pricey for me. I tend to not spend more than $700 for a shotgun, but I'm also not a serious turkey/bird hunter. I don't own a benelli, but I've had nothing but goid luck with rem 870s or moss 500 series shotguns as far as pumps go. I don't own a semi auto shotgun btw.

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