I like mine better than the SBE I had. Loved the SBE as an all around heavy load gun, but I like the reduced recoil of the Xtrema and I like a gun with a little more heft to it for waterfowl. I looked at a urika, but for the price difference, which wasn't much in my area I figured I would get the 3 1/2". I know you don't need 3 1/2" but it's nice to have for certain situations.
I had a 390 sporting and silver mallard. Both were very good guns and I shot them a lot, never a problem. Sold the last one to finance the Xtrema.
More ammo! I need to shoot something!