Just want some general opinions on a new double barrel. I'm considering both an O/U and a SxS. I like to get that back to the roots feeling, having something that looks very simple but is indeed a great work of craftsman ship/design. My wife currently shoots a CZ Canvas Back, I love the gun and steal it from her when she doesn't go. But I don't want to get the same gun.
I've narrowed it down to the Franchi Instinct L O/U and the CZ Ringkneck SxS. I've held both guns, and they both feel great and swing well. I think Franchi is a beautiful gun with a more established history and own an Affinity. But the Ringneck...well its just a tad bit cheaper and is that classic SxS, which reminds me of the Ithaca SxS that was my granddads and I hunted with as a kid (Its mine now currently stored away in a gun safe with about 6 other of his guns including a jap 7.7 with the Mum still intact). Both guns have what I'm looking for spec wise, and both fall inside a comfortable purchase price, and I don't doubt either's quality.
Let me hear what you think. Open to other suggestions for NEW guns that I may not have though off O/U or Sxs, 3 inch 12 gauge, around the 1k price point. no stoegers or tristars ect.
Edit- The gun will pull multiple duties like every other gun I own, to include pheasant, ducks, trap/skeet and the occasional annoying crow.