I finally pulled the trigger on a browning 725 feather. 6.5 pounds, aluminum receiver with steel plated breech face. 12 gauge 28" barrels. I'll start the season with it, and if all goes well with it end the season with it too. I've had a few misfires the last 3 seasons with my semi-auto, or jams maybe I should say. It'll be nice to know she'll go bang when I pull the trigger. And if I can't hit $hit with this one, maybe I'll finally break down and buy an old sweet 16 made by fabrique national back in Belgium in the old days.