I'm in a simialr boat. I've hunted with an SX3 for two years now. Functions well but not sure if it performs like others said it would. Comes down to feel,how well you shoot it, and if you like it. To me it points better and feels lighter than most but after gaining more time in the blind I'm finding out what i like. I'm starting to prefer a nose heavy gun with some weight to it for waterfowl.The SX3 is not that gun. I keep hearing about the 390 and it's brother the 3901. I'm seriously looking at the 3901's i found NOS at local shops. Also picked up a Stoeger 3500. Laughs aside i found those who actually own one never have a problem with it. It's only the guys that have an opinion but have never shot one that say it sucks. Weird? I don't need a 3.5'' so i migh be looking a 3000 also.
"We're calling, because the birds won't respond to texts."- Jim Ronquest, RNT-V
Columbia Basin, home of the sagebrush duck blind!