View Full Version : long term test: Benelli Nova???

February 26, 2002, 11:20 PM
How are the Beneli Novas holding up after a few 1000 rds and rough treatment?

February 27, 2002, 05:30 AM
they are just fine.

My Nova have shot about 2000 standard hunting ammo (32-40 g)
a few hundred slugs and supermag hunting loads. And it has been in close contact with sand, saltwater, rocks, snow etc.. And it is as good as new (exept scratches). But the chokes (especially the super full extended choke) are worn out. Have only had one problem with it and that was a "federal turkey mag." (12/76 57g)
who had delayed ignition, it then fiered from a unlocked bolt (not good). but it is the cartridge and not the gun who is to blame for this.

February 27, 2002, 10:04 PM
I've had mine for over 2 yrs. and put at least 1500 rnds. through it. Not one malfunction. Most of them are light trap loads but I hunt with heavy 1 1/4 oz. loads. Definately worth the $

February 28, 2002, 11:32 AM
Do they rattle more after they've been shot a bit?? Or does it pretty much have the same rattle as new?