how much does this gun go for? I am looking for a decent priced o/u also.
For light league fun shooting, it should fill the butchers bill. But at only two boxes of shells a week, real question is are you there to improve your scores, or just to drink bear with the rest of the squad after the shoot.
The point that Mike was making (and myself on more than a few occasions), is that during the heat of season, it's not uncommon to find yourself shooting several cases of shells a week in practice and matches. Since basically you are trying to stay in the groove, having your target gun go south and require that you switch over to another type can get you out of your normal timing.
What you think is fitting you may actually be you contorting to the shotgun (seeing where it shoots, and not shooting where your seeing). For a match shotgun, you will be shooting 12, 20, 28, and .410. At best, they will all be threw the same shotgun with a tube set, and each time you switch out tubes, the POI needs to be the same threw out the set. At worst, you have to switch out to 4 different shotguns, and each one has it own feel and shooting point (I think that this is how Mike is currently shooting the game, and one of his reasons for saving up for a new shotgun).
To keep it short, if the game plan is just a night with the boys, any shotgun should fit the bill. But, if you plan on taking your shooting a bit more serious (read running clean threw-out the match with no loses), you need to step up to a target designed/fitted shotgun that will not break down during the season, especially if you find yourself at the World or a local match where you have more money on the line is side bets than you could even win in price money.