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Zartan
08-08-2012, 7:08 AM
So I've been set on getting an 870 Tactical in the next couple of weeks, then I remembered about the Nova. Whats the biggest difference here? Fore grip style, stock? I'm not too worried about reliability of either. Could it be the 870 has more aftermarket parts available for it?

DisturbedAle
08-08-2012, 7:21 AM
If you are near a Bass Pro Shop, they have the 870 for $270 until next week!

Zartan
08-08-2012, 7:33 AM
WHOA! It's 15 mins away. Model 81198 retails for $465

CK_32
08-08-2012, 7:45 AM
Havnt shot a nova but I know the 870 has a much better resale value and fan base.

Fherot
08-08-2012, 8:12 AM
You don't have to worry about BATF making rules about your Remington... Or not? It's confusing.

I'm going to be the first person to come out and say the Benelli pumps are a much nicer fit and finish than the Remingtons. Also Nova ismuch easier to load since the loading gate locks open where as you can pinch your thumb on Remington.

Short of the Police models and higher there's alot of issues with finish quality on the Remingtons which can also lead to extraction issues because of the rough finish going into chamber.

That said, with some polishing up the Remington is the most popular shotgun for a good reason. It has an insane amount of aftermarket parts and accessories for it it's like an AR platform nearly.

The Nova's stock is integral to the receiver and can't be changed out, there's also very little aftermarket love for Nova's and Supernovas. I think it's an American shotgun conspiracy...!

Mossberg 590a1, Remington Police Magnum, Benelli Supernova Tactical are the top 3 pumps or plinking/sports shooting (not skeet)/home defense that I'd choose.

I personally went with the Supernova for the overall quality and it comes with features you'd have to spend a couple hundred on after like really nice quality ghost ring sights.

deviljon
08-08-2012, 9:15 AM
If you are near a Bass Pro Shop, they have the 870 for $270 until next week!

Tell me more! Where did you see this? I've been planning to pick up an 870 during the end of the year rebates they offer but for $270 I will jump on it now.

aippi
08-08-2012, 10:19 AM
If you are near a Bass Pro Shop, they have the 870 for $270 until next week!

I don't think that is the model he is looking at. Basing this on the price you quoted.

Fherot
08-08-2012, 10:36 AM
You could easily make the Remington into a 'tactical' model though. For $270 I'd jump on it.

Donkeypunch0420
08-08-2012, 12:10 PM
^It's the Express Magnum version. Still a great price though. For that much you can afford to buy a bunch of extra parts and have a very versatile gun.

deviljon
08-08-2012, 12:43 PM
Can someone confirm if the $270 price is actually honored? For $270 the express magnum would be just fine.

CK_32
08-08-2012, 1:53 PM
Can someone confirm if the $270 price is actually honored? For $270 the express magnum would be just fine.

I don't doubt it due to he Remington rebate and sales coming out around now.. I've only heard or dicks with their rebate card on top of sale price and remigton rebate being that low not sure about bass..

Javi
08-08-2012, 2:43 PM
Can someone confirm if the $270 price is actually honored? For $270 the express magnum would be just fine.

I have the ad. It's the Remington 870 express in 12 or 12 gauge and in 26 or 28" barrel(Youth available). It's on sale for $299.97 and the price after the Remmy rebate is $269.97.

I almost bought the Benelli Nova for clay shooting but decided against a pump for skeet(nothing wrong with it, just a preference to semi-auto or double barrel). The Nova was really nice but I do remember the slide being a bit of a stretch for my small frame.