Let me know how you make out. I wonder about recoil w/ heavier loads. I recently bought a Marrochi M-57 to seaduck hunt with and I have never in my life been so beaten up by a gun. I was shooting heavy shot 3", #2, #4 and #5s, 1 5/8oz. loads. Thirty rounds at Eider left my cheek, shoulder and arm badly bruised. I would love to hunt with a double, but have not been convinced that anything short of an 8+lb. gun will be comfortable to shoot at the big birds.