winchester 1300, Mossberg 835 , or benelli nova

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by akers06, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Hey everybody I have a Winchester 1300 right now I use for Turkey and deer hunting I have a rifled and a vent rib barrel for it. I really love that gun but I have been thinking about selling it and getting an 835, or a nova for Turkey and deer hunting. If you guys were in my shoes what would you do... and please don't tell me to get a 870 or a 500 bc I don't like either of them
     
  2. mrmac

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    I love my Benelli NOVA.
     

  3. tomgodd

    tomgodd Active Member

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    I have a Mossberg 835. Great gun. But its not a Winchester1300 for sure. I have a Winchester 120 and 1300. They are not turkey guns though. Love the way they feel and function. The only thing nice about my 835 is the camo and the 3 1/2 turkey loads. I would never get rid of the Winchester. Imo the 1300 is great. I have no experience with the Benelli.
     
  4. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    My 1300 shoots Turkey loads and slugs good real good...I was just thinking about an 835
     
  5. kiabe1

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    My 835 with the vent barrel is excellent and lessens the felt recoil i put several 3 1/2s throigh it and it felt like i was runnin a light 2 3/4 load
     
  6. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    What lessens the recoil
     
  7. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    I think its the vented barrel
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Akers, i would if possible see if you could shoot the others and then make a decision if you wuld want to change shotguns. if you are happy with the 1300, the one to replace it has to be something worth making a change.
     
  9. kiabe1

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    And possibly the heavier construction
     
  10. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    What do you mean by vented...Are v you talking about it being ported our a vent rib
     
  11. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    It was a vent rib
     
  12. akers06

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    Yea I'm happy with the 1300 I was just wanting a 3 1/2" gun...I.use to have a nova and loved it the only down fall is that barrels are like $500. So that's why the 835 attracts me but I'm not a 500 fan so I don't know if I will like the 835s
     
  13. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    The vent rib has nothing to do with recoil man
     
  14. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Sorry i got the name wrong its ported
     
  15. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Ok yea a ported barrel helps with recoil
     
  16. BRAD313

    BRAD313 New Member

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    Love my super nova
     

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  17. Wyte

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    I Don't hear many people talking about browning shotguns but I have the bps that shoots 3 1/2s and my brother has a gold hunter 3 1/2 and the old a-5. The a-5 rips your cheek off but I love the others could look into them 2
     
  18. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I use to have a bps too...it was a really good gun I'm just not a big fan of the bottom ejection
     
  19. tomgodd

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    Here is a pic of my 835. It has the short barrel with no compensator. It shoots well and also serves as my HD gun.

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  20. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    It's nice if I got one it would be like that along with a rifled barrel to go with it for deer hunting