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About outdoorsurveys

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  1. Yep, I had a time with those plastic plugs. Go to this page and I address them there. There should also be a link to a video to help you break down the gun. http://www.outdoorsurveys.com/The_Perfect_Turkey_Gun.html
  2. Supernovas are drilled and tapped. But just as gfpd707 indicated, you have to unfortunately disassemble the gun (including pulling the trigger assembly out) to push the plastic tabs out of the drilled holes. As much as I love the Benelli company, this is a headache and customer oversight that could be easily and inexpensively taken care of by using plastic fillers with threads. To learn more go to a page in my website ..... http://www.outdoorsurveys.com/The_Perfect_Turkey_Gun.html as I'm pretty sure I have a link to a youtube video that will walk you through breaking down your gun.
  3. If you are looking for a set-up for a SuperNova...here's mine that I'm extremely satisified with. http://www.outdoorsurveys.com/The_Perfect_Turkey_Gun.html
  4. I have a Benelli SuperNova and put a Comp-N-Choke XXX full on it and I don't care to look any further. All I can say is be sure to have better optics than a bead on your gun. I use a Nikon 2x7 scope. The gun drops turkeys like they are rag dolls. Prior to my Comp'N'Choke, I use to shoot them and they would flap their wings continusouly for a minute or two. Now when I shoot, there is either no flapping at all or for for maybe two flaps and they are done.
  5. [Turkey #2 This Spring with SuperNova and Nikon Combo - Love that gun!]
  6. Xamoel, I think you're on target with your last comment. I know I have seen a red dot type scope on a cross bow that when turned on, you could be 20 feet away and someone holding the bow (uncocked and not notched of course) and see a red glow from the site (not so much the beam but a terribe red reflection from the lens). I have a friend who loves his red dot scope but told me that on extremely foggy mornings he can litterally see a beam projection and not a just a dot. Not sure what brand he uses. With the growth and popularity of red dot scopes, I imagine a lot of the better ones do not have the "red reflection or glare of the lens" I'm referring to. However, I do know from observing bulletin boards that quite a few of the red dots on the market do not hold up well over time to the robust kicks from high powered shells. Something I have never observed happening on a decent brand traditional scope with the hard kicks of high powered rifles. Another reason I went to a traditional scope is as I'm aging my eye sight "ain't" what it use to be and I need the help of good magnification (3 to 5 range preferred) and most Red Dot scopes on the market don't offer magnification (though I know they are starting to introduce more and more that do). There's always the battery to deal with too. I know half the time I would rememember to turn off and probably sometimes I would be picking my gun up the next day or next week and be scolding myself for having left the battery on and then asking myself if it should be changed or not. It all boils down to a matter of preference. If we are talking crossbow where must shots taken are very very close and there is no heavy blow, then as far as I'm concerned there would be no other consideration except to use a red dot scope and just deal with remembering to always turn the darn thing off. From my observation of blogs the red dot type scopes have a great following and are (in my opinion) more popular than the old traditional standbys for turkey hunting. Each individual just has to ask what features do they need and which are they not willing to deal with. I asked that of myself, thought it over carefully and the Nikon shotgun scope 2x7 with a traditional cross hair won out. Good hunting.
  7. I'm not sure if the Burris Plate #410609 will match your scope or not, but I just mounted it on my SuperNova tonight. You have to cut the last 1/4" to 1/2" of the plate off...but thats super easy with a regular Hacksaw. I have a photo of the setup at... http://www.outdoorsurveys.com/The_Perfect_Turkey_Gun.html Good luck
  8. Years ago I started turkey hunting using a scope. During that time I never missed a gobbler if I had a decent head/neck shot. I did screw up plenty of times in terms of spooking a bird, but never screwed up a good shot. Then I started hunting with iron sights. Again, I went several years without missing and then somehow, someway, I missed a 20 yard shot. I couldn’t believe it. What a disappointment in myself. I searched the internet and found it isn't that uncommon with today’s tight chokes to miss a 20 yard shot with an open sight- just being off a hair with an iron sight will throw your pattern above, to the left or right etc. I decided to go back to where my comfort zone is...using a scope. I purchased the Benelli Super Nova with the Steady Grip. You can see the rest of my set up clicking the link below. http://www.outdoorsurveys.com/The_Perfect_Turkey_Gun.html Will it guarantee I’ll never miss a close shot again? Absolutely not, but my confidence level is now back at 100% again after having once wavered. If you don’t’ have 100% confidence with your shot, you’re already at a disadvantage and hunting just isn’t as fun. I just want the challenge to find a bird and getting him into range, I don’t then need to be wondering if I’ll be on or off my mark. If you enjoy open sights and have the confidence you need…then stick with what makes you happy and best of luck this Spring regardless of what you choose to use. Gary
  9. Thanks for the info. I called the Benelli company today and to my surprise breaking down the gun is the way they recommend getting the plastic inserts out. Somebody sure didn't do their homework and understimated that this is not what the consumer wants to spend their time doing. I guess for some gun fanatics who enjoying taking a gun apart - that will work for them. For others, like me and you, we don't want to deal with the inconveience and uncertainty in breaking down a new gun. I just prefer not to have to pull out the trigger mechasim. I'll be sending a courtesy letter to their product develoment team to ask them to get this thing right in the future for unssuspecting purchasers and will also let them know they need to work closely with scope accessory companies to develop a camo base plate that doesn't need to be sawn off at home just to make it fit the SuperNova Steadygrip. I have found several gloss black plates and some flat black plates but not a camo one that fits properly without requiring adjustments. Cheers!
  10. I just purchased a SuperNova steadygrip pump for turkey hunting and for mounting a scope. It has 4 rubber or plastic plugs in the drilled and tapped holes. Two of the holes you can get to from inside the chamber and 2 are further back where you can't get to. Please somebody tell me that I (who is not the least bit mechanically inclined ) has to take apart a brand new shotgun to remove these little plugs when screws or platic tabs with screwdrive slots should have been inserted by the manufacturer in the first place. Surley someone has tried something to get these things out that worked short of taking the gun apart. Anyone...???? Thanks in advance.
  11. Got one more question for you. I noticed plastic or rubber plugs are in the tapped holes for mounting the plate. I think I can get to two of them from inside the chamber to push them out. But the two that are further back (not far from being above the trigger guard) I'm uncertain as how to get those out. I really prefer not to break the gun down to where I have to undo the trigger assembly. Do you recall what you did to remove those two?
  12. I really appreciate the info. I'll do exactly what you have done regarding the base plate. Thanks again
  13. Great pic. Where did you find the camo base plate?
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