Benelli SuperNova® Pump Shotgun
I picked up a supernova about a year ago now. It sees time doing skeet, sporting clays, and just general shooting.
Got it because the build quality felt better than the newer 870s, and it filled the same role. I haven't been disapointed. The action is smooth, there's decent adjustability on the stock. Have never had a failure to feed or eject, i'm at about 500 rounds on it.
My only complaint was the rifle sights that came on mine. I quickly replaced them with some hi-viz sights. Not a big deal, but one of those things I wish they'd just do out of the box. Sights will just depend on the barrel on your model, so pick one you like, but the choice in my area was limited.
Overall it's been great. Very reliable, came with chokes and wrenches that seem to work pretty well. I'm newer to shotgun, but have held my own in skeet and sporting clays against others using nice over/unders and semi-autos. Not bad for a pump-gun. It cycles intuitively, when I'm shooting two shots, I really don't even notice I'm cycling the gun in between shots, it just happens. I think that says something about the design of the gun.
October 1, 2014
Great Job Benelli
I bought this gun recently and I am very impressed with it's function, simplicity and design. On the function, having put over 500 shells through it I have not encountered a single jam or misfeed and sometimes I have to check to make sure that it actually fed it's so smooth (it always did). The chokes and spacers it comes with are fantastic and I was shooting 24s and 25s on the range. The simplicity of it might be my favorite thing, the ease of operation and cleaning is unmatched this gun requires one tool to take it apart and that is the magazine cap, I can take it apart and clean it thoroughly and have it reassembled in less than half an hour which is probably part of the reason it functions so great. Finally the design, the design is well made (it is a benelli after all) and sturdy, the camo pattern is put on well but my favorite thing about the design is the trigger guard, it's design and the safety positioning defies most other shotguns and it is definitely positive. If you are looking for a great, do everything gun then look no further.
February 19, 2014
I purchased this gun roughly around 2 1/2 years ago mainly for turkey hunting. I killed 3 turkey last April with this gun. It is an outstanding and a great quality gun. I have never had a jam or anything. Easy to clean. This shotgun was my first one. I would greatly recommend this for a novice and even for a skilled hunter. I still use my Super Nova. It's my number 1 gun choice. IT will never let you down! Has a smaller kick than a regular 12 gauge due to the ComforTech Recoil reduction system. Even has an enlarged trigger guard for gloved hands!
January 25, 2014
I bought this shotgun about 6 months ago because of the Benelli rep and how it felt in my hands... I have since put a few thousand rounds through it. It has never failed me once. This thing is the best gun I own. I will buy another Benelli for sure - it's that good.
May 28, 2013