Benelli Adds a Dynamic Duo to the Nova Pump Line
January 23, 2023

January 2023, Accokeek, MD — A Benelli original, the Nova pump shotgun has made an indelible mark on the waterfowl hunting scene thanks to its reliable performance, smooth operation, and its rugged design. For 2023, Benelli ups the ante with two new Nova models in Realtree's Max-7 camo.

A true waterfowl wrecker, Benelli's Nova shattered the "as good as it gets" barrier regarding pump shotgun design. Up to the introduction of the Benelli Nova, many thought it was impossible to create a more durable, lightweight pump-action than those already on the market. Yet Benelli's steel skeletal framework over-molded with state-of-the-art polymer technology effectively redefined how light, nimble, and strong a pump shotgun could be. Today, the Nova is trusted by dedicated waterfowlers across the globe.

Thoughtfully placed ergonomic grooves on the Nova's pistol grip deliver positive retention and control no matter the weather conditions. A button on the underside of the forend that activates the shell stop means a chambered shotshell can be removed without releasing rounds from the magazine.

The new Nova Pump in Realtree Max-7 handles 2 3/4-, 3-, and 3 1/2-inch shotshells and is available in either 26- or 28-inch barrel lengths. A reliable shooter that has proven itself in the toughest hunting conditions around the world, the Benelli Nova comes with a 4+1 capacity, IC, M, and F choke tubes, and a red bar front sight for optimal visibility in any weather.

Benelli Nova Realtree Max-7 Specifications

Chamber: 12-gauge (2 3/4-, 3-, and 3 1/2-inch)

Barrel Length: 26 in., 28 in.

Overall Length: 26-in., 47.5 in.; 28-in., 49.5 in.

Average Weight: 26-in., 7.9 lbs.; 28-in., 8.0 lbs.

Capacity: 4+1

Sight: red-bar front sight

Length of Pull: 14 1/4 in.

Drop at Heel: 2 1/8 in.

Drop at Comb: 1 3/8 in.

Choke Tubes: IC, M, F

Finish: Realtree Max-7

MSRP: $619

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About Benelli

Benelli, headquartered in Accokeek, Maryland, offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of rifles. Since the company’s inception, Benelli has led the world in innovative firearm technology, including the ground-breaking Benelli Inertia Driven system, effective Comfort Tech recoil-reduction systems, and the BE.S.T. anti-corrosion coatings. Because of this commitment to innovation, they are recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of premium firearms for competitive shooters, hunters, and defense professionals.

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