My wife is recoil sensitive, and has been using a 20 gauge 870 for years for everything, including ducks and geese. She has never found it lacking, and if it is, please dont tell her that.
Yep. Especially a self shucker. I too have a 11-87 and while I`m more of a pump person, really enjoy the 11-87. Pay a little extra, it is worth it. Mine is a 20 gauge.I suggest sticking with the tried and true brands.I have found that every time I try to save money with the off brands I usually pay for with frustration and aggravation in the field.And that aint no fun.
I think you're thinking of the pumps (500, 535, etc.). I'm pretty sure the semi-auto barrels don't swap.I would recommend Mossberg for several reasons.
The barrel is interchangable.
Mossberg offers Combo pkg, you get a shotgun barrel and a rifled barrel.
The only Manufacturer that offers a 10 year warranty.
Mossbergs are inexpensive.
The best bang for the buck.
Good luck in your search!
I suppose I should have been clearer - to me "inexpensive" is below $700. (Preferably well below)Would be worth a look.
Winchester: Super X3
Franchi Affinity: 26"bbl / Black Syn / 2.75" & 3" Shells / 20-Gauge
If you look close, the SA-459Seems like I had heard Weatherby and Browning were roomates now but I could be wrong.