All good choices. It depends on fit, feel and what you want in a shotgun. The Versa Max (8lbs) will recoil the least but is the heaviest (8lbs). The SBEII (7,6) recoils the most, weighs in between the Versa Max and SX3 and allows you to clean it a little less/slightly easier to clean. The SX3 (7,3) is the lightest, fast shooting, recoils less than the SBEII and slightly more than the Versa Max but much lighter and the best bang for the buck. At Sportsmans Wherehouse, they had the SX3 on sale again for $899. You can just about buy two SX3's for the price of the SBEII. The SX3 is known for reliability so you could just save yourself some money. If you need a status symbol, need to be in the little club like people who buy BMW's and don't mind it costing a bunch of money, get the SBEII. I found a Maxus (very similar to the SX3) for $950 and love the gun. It's light, fast shooting, soft recoiling, very reliable and best bang for the buck. I bought two (one for me and one for my son). I am practical and the Maxus best fits my needs the best. Your needs maybe different and it's nice to have choices to find a gun that fits you best. Oh and I am 6' 215, in good shape and didn't need to adjust the gun out of the box. My son is 6'1 and the gun fits him fine out of the box. The Mossy oak duck blind camo has been great. Hope that helps. Good luck.