Hello, I am building a shopping list, to pruchase a couple of shotguns. Being new the game, I need some advice. I want to do alot of clay pigeon shooting, but also hunt pigeon, rabbits, and do some waterfowling, and maybe phesant. the first thing I wonderd is do i really need a gun that can chamber 3 1/2" cartridges? alot of people in waterfowling seem to use these or a 10 bore, is that really nessacery? and If i did go that route, would the recoil from a pump start to take its toll after a while, would a semi be the way to go to handle the 3 1/2"? I have decided on a benelli 28 Raffaello Crio for clay shooting, and maybe phesant. but then, I'm torn about the hunting gun(s) I want, The list is endless, each with there pro's and cons. I was thinking a: 26" remington 870 super magnum express synthetic, or 24" Beretta Extrema camo 24" Benelli super black eagle camo 24" Benelli M1 super 90 Camo 24" Beretta AL391 Urika Camo the top 3 can handle 3 1/2" The berettas i understand are better guns, swifter and lighter recoil, becuase of the gas system, but for a field gun, cleaning them is horrible, where as the benelli system is a very simple and easy to clean and very reliable. What are you opinions? The other possibility is i could, buy the crio, and the remington pump, then buy one of the auto's mentioned above, for wood shooting, and have the remington for waterfowling , do to its superb reliabilty and simple mechanics. (depending on opinions about the 3 1/2") But which S/A should it be?