This should be an easy decision, but I'm having a lot of trouble. I have carried around a Remington 870, Model 12, and 48 for the past 15 years. The old 1950's model 48 is nice, but will only shoot 2-3/4" shells while the M12 is like a boat anchor and I just don't like pump actions anymore.
I did a lot of research and desided on the Benelli SBE II, but choked on the price tag of $1200-$1300. I had had to re-evaluate things a bit and am looking for a shotgun I can use for general small game hunting and deer that NEW would be in the $600-$800 range and weigh around 7.5lbs or less.
I have researched to some extent the Franchi I-12, Stoeger 2000, Benelli M1 & M2, Beretta 390, 391 Urika and the 3901 American and the Browning Gold. I have handled all but the Stoeger. All of them handled very well, but I liked the Benelli and Beretta the best followed by the Franchi. Any HONEST opinions based on FACT?
[ 09-28-2005, 12:00 PM: Message edited by: jcsabolt2 ]