I'm not sure why I would expect anything less but I carried my Super Nova for a few hours yesterday pheasant hunting and it was amazing. I was maybe most impressed at my luck flushing 5 roosters (only 2 in range) without a dog. The first one I was so shocked that I just flat out missed, the other I dropped with one shot. My Benelli was extremely easy to carry and very smooth handling. I've always been a Remington man and an 870 Wingmaster is tough to beat, but the Super Nova is a great contender.