There are alot of great o/u in that price range starting with the Ruger red lablel probibly on the cheeper end starting at about $1400 and up to the 2k range for the Beretta's and the Weatherbys, the more you pay the nicer looking the gun will be. But really I highly advise either shooting multiple diffrent models or at least go to the gun store and pull the gun up multiple times as if you were drawing on a bird (full speed) and see which one fits your style more naturally. Also the 12ga is completely overrated I've been hunting a 20ga for 18 years and it is more than efficent at knocking down ANY WILD UPLAND BIRD. Also its a little easier on your sholder if your planning on shooting a couple hundred rounds a day at the range. The 28ga is also a great choice and alot less weight than a 12ga when your walking your ass off up and down hills chasing chukar.