bigred0383 Posted April 23, 2009 Share Posted April 23, 2009 (edited) I searched first, but didn't find much. Decided to register just to ask! A local retailer is offering a Benelli Nova Combo, 26" field barrel and 24" fully rifled cantilever barrel. Quoted price is $499, and it's model number 20099. So a couple of questions: 1. This item is not listed in any Benelli catalog I can find, is it an older item? Is there a list of Benelli date codes I can reference? 2. The rifled barrel has a 3" chamber, and the salesman says the field barrel has the same 3" chamber. Wouldn't the field barrel carry the standard 3.5" chamber? 3. I have read/heard of some problems with the Benelli Nova rifled barrels, are there issues I should be aware of? 4. What sort of realistic accuracy can I expect at 100 or 200 yards between an IC or Rifled Choke with Foster/Rifled Slugs vs. the rifled barrel with sabots? Are Benelli rifled barrels considered to be pretty accurate? 5. Does the bolt on the Nova unlock upon firing similar to a Winchester 1300? Any other advice/suggestions? Thanks in advance! P.S. Either way I am going to end up with a Benelli, I am just trying to figure out if I should spend the extra money now as I know how hard the barrels are to find, or just go with a standard model (which is $319). Thanks again! Edited April 23, 2009 by bigred0383 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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