I have to agree. I have shot more ducks, geese, pheasants, chukars and quail with a twenty gauge Browning Citori than any other gun I have owned by far, its a great gun. I also have a newly aquired (4 years ago) Beretta 686 in a twelve gauge with thirty inch barrels that like so much I may have difficulty going back to a Browning. The twelve gauge is as versatile as it gets in regards to shotshell variety and availabilty. The twenty sure is a lot lighter to carry all day for for a serious upland hunter. I think its probably really hard to get a bad gun in your price range or anything that is above $1400.00.