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Old 05-13-2012, 05:40 PM
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I am ex-army infantry, want to go hunting for deer, not to familiar with using shotguns, so I have been looking around for shotguns, not looking to pay a lot of money for one right off the bat, but just need a shotgun, that doesnt have a beast of a kick, would prefer it having iron sights or ghost rings, and doesnt have to be but leaning towards pump, so far I have taken interest in the Benelli Nova. to be more specific was thinking of buying this one Benelli Nova Pump Ghost Ring Sights for Sale at Buds Gun Shop

would this be good enough to hunt deer and is it a good deal, and also the recoil, anyone got any idea on the recoil on this?
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:58 PM
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now im thinking the supernova instead of the nova
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:55 PM
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Is this going to be home defense firearm?
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:40 PM
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no, hunt deer
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:31 PM
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I think that anything in the 12gauge area will be suitable enough for you. Maybe with 2 3/4 inch shells as opposed to 3 inch for less kick. I'm not to knowledgeable in brand names and such.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:02 AM
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thank you, dont mind kick, just dont want it to kick like a horse, but i will give both shells a try and see which one fits me, i think the trouble im finding today thru all my looking for thru the super novas and other shotguns, is im finding alot of fixed choked, any reason why someone would even make that, seems to limit your options.
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ok. im 14 and i can handle the recoil on a 12 gauge, if that gives you an idea. But it does kick like a mule. If your worried about recoil, you could go with a 16, 20, or even 28 gauge. Those kick a lot less. I know your probably less likely to take my advice because of my age, but i have hunted with all of those gauges. If your going small like a 28 gauge, or even 20 gauge, they will work fine at short range. Anyways, if you are looking for long range hunting, you may want to go with a rifle. Low recoil rifles are .222, .223, .22-250, .243, .270, .280, or a 20-06. But a 12 gauge will do the job if your ok with the rather high recoil. Especially with slugs, your looking at some high recoil.
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