All I know is that a Benelli super black eagle in synthetic is the best waterfowl gun ever. I'm the clumsiest person ever and always manage to get my gun soakin wet while puttin deke's out and it will never freeze up! I have tried to get it to jam up and I cant. I once dropped it to the bottom of a slu and it was submerged in the mud. I had to feel around with my feet for it. thank god I found. I pulled it out and fired it. It worked like new.