yeah i second that, i have both and i dont like the safety on the nova. it just dont feel right to me so go and handle each one and pick the one that feels better.bartley said:you are looking to start a riot arent ya? i can see this thread going 3 pages of people back and forth. your best bet is to go to a shop, play with each one and decide on your own. they are both great guns.
or you can take my advice and buy the remington
I have a superX2 and 870sp. The 870sp you do NOT have to clean ever (if you don't care) and it will continue to shoot. The superX2 can't go without cleaning....tried it a few times this year. I've never claimed i take good care of my duck guns.....but when you hunt everyday sometimes its gets low priority. But i would list the X2 as the best auto i've shot.SWMIH20FOWLER said:Super X 2.......Hands down the best 3.5" 12 around....Buddy has a SBE...he hates it, been back to shop 3 times, broken everything. I have had my SX2 for about 6 years....no problems...roughly 10,000 rounds total through it, even cycles 1oz trap loads, and will cycle 7/8 oz trap loads with sure cylce spring in.
For the price, you could buy two SX2's for one SBE....you do the math!
I was caribou hunting up near NT in true -40 and my SBE cycled fine when I was shooting tarmigan's. Gasoline was freezing, that's f'ing cold. The SBE2's are the one's with problem's that I have heard. The SX2 couldn't even compare to a Benelli, unless you need wieght to anchor your boat.:lol:SWMIH20FOWLER said:I will second you on the fact that I do not take great care of my guns either, during the season...I put well over 2,000 rounds through my SX2 before cleaning it, and the only reason I cleaned it, was I had time.....never had any problems...And when it was -40 earlier this year.....ok, a bit of an exaggeration, but I watched it make ice around me for about 4 hours, my gun was iced up, and it still shot wonderfully! It is a tough gun.
Don't count on your Benelli, or Rem for that...although Rem would be second choice.