I think I got a deal?

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    I think I got a deal?

    I found a used 12ga Benelli Nova Tactical for $249. I couldn't resist. It had some marks on the outside, like it had been stored and used, but inside was really good looking. The action felt smooth.

    I have seen them as low as $299 before, but at two-fiddy, I had to take it.

    18 inch cylinder bore, 4+1 capacity, up to 3 1/2 Magnums, Ghost Ring sights, what's not to like?

    So, how bad did I get ripped off?

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    I think you did pretty well. More important than a "good deal" - is it a good deal for YOU? To me, it seems like it was the right price at the time you found her. Good job!
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    Sounds good to me! I've been reading Guns and Ammo's recent publication of Personal Defense, and their reviews of about 12 currently manufactured shotguns and the Benelli Nova pump is amongst them. While it didn't rate in the top three, a couple testers had very good things to say about it.

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    I think you got a good deal. I really like Benelli shot guns.
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    It seems like a pretty good deal to me. I'm happy I bought it.

    I snagged some Federal 00 Buck to play with for starters, and I'll likely try a few rifled slugs too.

    It looks good, and I think it will shoot good.

    I saw the article in Personal Defense as well. The 870, 590, and Nova Tactical all got pretty good comments. Choosing from those three is a no-lose situation.

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    Jeeeeeez!

    18.5 inch Benelli Tactical plus 3 inch Magnum 00 Buchshot equals a whole new definition of recoil.

    That just plain hurt after a while.

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    I have also been eying those 12ga Benelli Nova Tacticals.
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    Isn't it considered rude to talk about a new gun and not post a picture?

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    Sorry for being rude, but it looks like every other Benelli Nova Tactical. Solid black and all... I don't have a picture of it...

    BTW, I thought the Ghost Ring sight was the cat's meow when I bought it, but shooting it, I'd almost rather have a rifle sight. I didn't feel like the GR was helping me much.

    I'm adding a butt cuff for extra shells and I'm looking at a +2 extension as well. You can never have enough ammo on board for a shotgun like this one.

    No doubt' it will become great friends with my XD-45.

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    I stand corrected. That looks like enough ammo to me...

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    1) If you're happy with the deal, then it's a good deal.
    2) If the deal makes both parties so ashamed of themselves they can't look the other fellow in the eye, for they are so absolutely convinced they've just skinned the other poor sod out of his eye teeth -- then it's a REALLY good deal!
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