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I've recently won a Benelli Nova with a 24" barrel at a recent DU banquet. Now I want to use it as my turkey gun. I am looking to mount a red dot on top of it, but after talking with my local gunsmith, I am having reservations. He said that the heavy turkey loads would shred and/or stip the screws if I mounted a weaver style base. Has anyone ever had this problem?


I am pretty sure I read an article (I think by Clark) that stated some users also JB weld the base to their receiver. I don't know if I want to take it that far, so I am just looking to see if anyone has ever had their screws strip out on them from the recoil of turkey loads.




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There is no way that turkey loads would do this if the base is mounted properly.

DO NOT JB Weld the base to the receiver!


Use a quality base and screws.

Use BLUE loctite on the screws and torque them to 28-30 in. lbs.


These bases and screws go on 300 win.magnum and larger rifles.


That gunsmith's an idiot.

Find another one.

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