I now only have a riot / bear gun in 12 gauge. I sold off my last double 12 a couple years ago.
So now I do not have a hunting shotgun....
My old 2-3/34 inch M-1100 did not work well with steel shot, it just wounded but did not make clean kills on ducks.
I am planning on a new shotgun for occasional duck, grouse, and maybe a couple rounds out at the trap range.
The older I get the less I like to haul around... My oldest daughter has a nice lightweight 20 gauge Browning Citori that is a dream to carry. But 20 gauge is too light for ducks and the price was rather (really) steep.
Does anyone make a half-way affordable double in 12 gauge 3 inch mag that is lightweight like an upland bird gun? Or maybe even a lightweight auto that wont break the bank?
A few years back I bought the youngest son a 3-1/2 inch mag Mossberg duck gun. It was heavy and it darn near broke my nose when I tried it on a couple fast breaking ducks.
I also had a Ruger Red Label over and under for about 5-6 months. I could not wait to sell that stinking thing. It was like swinging a 2x6 with a bad trigger.
Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?