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Rustle in the Bushes
October 12, 2012, 05:29 PM
Im considering a supernova tactical for a "bear safety" gun and figured you competitive folks would know the best.

Should I go for a shotgun that I love less that is 3 only or...

get the benelli supernova that I like that is 3.5.

Do you worry about the extra pull length as far as short stroking under pressure?
Like in a match or...if theres a bear chewing on your leg.

Opinions appreciated!

Jesse Tischauser
October 16, 2012, 03:04 PM
I run a Benelli Nova. Short Stroking a pump is always a concern. My gun has the action bars modified by a friend who calls his small outfit Red Neck Tactical. You can find him here or on facebook under Red Neck Tactical.

http://www.traprltd.com/

The action bars allow the shell in the magazine tube to release after stroking the gun only 2 3/4" which is the length of the shells we shoot in competition. You can still short stroke the gun but it requires less of a stroke to keep the gun running. Its a really an ingenious deal. He is working on making a complete replacement set of bars that only allows the gun to stroke 2 3/4" of an inch which will make the action shorter and faster.

Here is a picture of my competition Nova.

http://gunzoo.com/vault/JesseTischauser/847