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First off I'm new and new to shotguns. I've had one shotgun my whole life and got it for x-mas in 1980, a single shot 20ga. I have always hunted but never birds, well now I just purchased a 12ga. Super Nova and was wondering from reading on the net is it really important or only for comp use to polish the barrel ? I ask now before I fire the first load through it. Thanks in advance and don't beat me down to bad, David
 

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All (or almost all) modern shotgun barrels are chrome-lined to prevent rust, and should rarely, if ever, need polishing. A good cleaning after shooting, with a solvent like Hoppe's #9, a bronze bore brush, and cloth swabs should be all you need for barrel maintenance.
Do yourself a favor and replace the factory recoil pad on the Benelli with a Kick-ezz or Limbsaver. It will make shooting a much better experience.
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I fully agree with the above. I also believe that you mean to say "polish the chamber" (taking a drill with steel wool wrapped around and drilling the chamber for polishing). This improves reliabilty in certain shotguns with rusty or ****** chambers like 870s and 1100s, but the Nova is polished and chrome lined (polishing it could damage the chrome lining).
 

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I also believe that you mean to say "polish the chamber" (taking a drill with steel wool wrapped around and drilling the chamber for polishing).

Yes, you are correct. Thanks for the info guys and DWT I did buy a recoil pad from a member here. It was the Benelli gel pad. I hope it works
 
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