Back when everyone thought that the pump action shotgun couldn’t be improved, the Benelli Nova Pump proved otherwise. Completely original and innovative, the 12-gauge pump incorporates a polymer stock and lightweight receiver into a single unit for unsurpassed strength and weather resistance. Italian styling and high-tech ergonomics make the gun not only pleasing to look at, but a delight to hold and handle. Distinctive grooves on the pistol grip and forend in place of conventional checkering provides a positive gripping surface and complements the innovative engineering of the Nova Pump. With dual-action bars and rotary head locking lugs, the Nova 12-gauge shotgun handles anything from target loads to 3-1/2 Inch magnums. 26 Inch' Barrel. Realtree MAX-4™ finish.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NTO32386 Excellant Turkey Gun
Prior to this turkey season I purchased the Benelli Nova and was impressed from day1. I paired it with an HS Undertaker turkey choke which I had used with other turkey guns that I previously owned. This one deffinetely takes the cake. Patterned with Hornady, Remington, Winchester, Heavy Shot, and Federal turkey loads. By far the best load was the Federal Flite controlled high velocity #6s. 78 pellets in the kill zone at 30 yds. So far this season I have taken 2 mature toms and the Benelli stopped them both in their tracks. Worth every penny, best pump turkey gun for the money.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dustau Works out of the box
I bought this last season for Spring Turkey season. For some reason I decided to not field test this gun before I went hunting. I brought this along for backup. Well, someone in my group forgot to bring their gun to the party and I decided to use it out of the box. I killed a young jake at 30 yards having only a view of his head. At 25 yards there was a steep wooded hill behind me. My guide told me he heard a bird behind us. I had about 10 seconds to turn, aim, and shoot (only seeing the head). Got em! I love this gun. Since, I have purchased the tactical and plan to get one more for my daughter!
February 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by turkeykilla Best 12 Gauge I Own!!!
This is the best pump shotgun I own. I've owned several different guns, and this one blows the all away. This gun is lightweight, soft recoilong, and cycles great. I use it primarily for duck, geese, and turkey, the camo finish is the deal breaker, it blends in with the cut crop fields as well as the spring and fall woods. Bottom line just buy it, you wont be disappointed.
January 19, 2012
Yes it comes with 3 factory chokes, improved cylinder, modified, and full with a choke tube wrench. I purchased an Undertaker vented turkey choke that has worked well for me. There is a full range of after market chokes available for this gun.
Try a remington 870 either regular or even a rifled barrel/ with reg. 26in. barrel cobo for if you plan on deer hunting, the fully rifled barrel will bring more accuracy to the table, and thats with any shotgun. or just simply put in an rifled choke tube but it wwont be as acurate or have as much distance.
Yes this gun is chambered for 2 3/4'', 3'', and 3 1/2''. Like all shotguns the 3 1/2'' kick like a mule and I see no purpose in them. I have taken several Toms from 40yds or closer which is my main goal with the 3'' with no problem.
Yes, at that age there is a lot of adjusting that will begin to occur. This shotgun has a short enough barrel and the composite stock reduces the firearm's total weight. This allows the shooter an easier time following the target and holding the firearm for longer periods of time. This gun will also allow “room to grow" into it which means they can use it years after you have purchased it for them.