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Benelli Nova Turkey 20-Gauge Pump Shotgun: First Look

The Benelli Nova Turkey 20-gauge pump-action shotgun is light, highly mobile and well-suited for gobbler hunters who prefer less recoil.

Benelli Nova Turkey 20-Gauge Pump Shotgun: First Look

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In keeping with the trend towards lighter, high-mobility shotguns for pursuing spring gobblers, Benelli USA expands the company’s popular Nova pump shotgun line up for 2022 with the release of the new Nova Turkey (model #20043).

Heralded since its introduction for uncompromising field performance and reliability under the harshest conditions, the Benelli Nova pump-action shotgun now comes in a 20-gauge platform ideally suited for the aggressive run-and-gun turkey hunter. The New Benelli Nova is equally suited for those hunters who desire a lighter, lower-recoil alternative to the traditional 12-gauge turkey gun.

The new Nova Turkey comes chambered for 2-¾ and 3-inch 20-gauge shotshells and features a 24-inch barrel with included improved cylinder, modified, and full chokes. With its 24-inch barrel length and easy-carry 6.5-pound weight, the Nova Turkey 20-gauge is the optimal lightweight platform to leverage the reach and terminal performance of today’s advanced turkey loads.

The new Nova Turkey model furthers its mission with a full-coverage Mossy Oak Bottomlands camo finish. This iconic spring turkey pattern has helped conceal woodland and field edge gobbler hunters for over three decades.

As part of the Nova family, the Nova Turkey 24-inch barrel 20-gauge features a unitized receiver and stock design. It comprises a skeletonized steel frame and overmolded polymer for maximum rigidity and operational simplicity. An aggressively ribbed and ergonomically contoured forend provides exceptional grip, ensuring positive pump-action even when wearing gloves. The full-length ribbed barrel terminates with a high-visibility red-bar front sight for quick sight picture acquisition in the early morning light.

Another advantage of the Nova series pump shotguns is its integrated magazine cutoff button, allowing the shooter to eject a shotshell or open the action while keeping the next round secure in the magazine tube. This feature is a welcome safety and convenience for the run-and-gun turkey hunter who wishes to move from set to set with an empty chamber.

The new-for-2022 Nova Turkey pump-action 20-gauge carries a $559 MSRP, providing outstanding performance and features for an entry-level price.

For more information on the Nova Turkey series or any of Benelli USA’s premium shotguns and centerfire hunting rifles, visit

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