Ok, I'm taking my dad pheasant hunting when he comes up here saturday. I want to buy him a shotgun for christmas and let him shoot it over the weekend, then take it home for him over the holidays. I just want a good all around bird gun, clay target shooter, and something that he can knock around. He already has a Belgium Browning 20 ga, this will be his 12 gauge hunter hopefully. I have $400 tops to spend. I'm looking at the Remington 870 Express (which I currently own as well), Mossberg 835, Browning BP62? pump, but am open to others. I wouldn't mind getting him a good autoloader but am not sure I can do so in my price range. I need to buy this gun in the next couple days. I've got a place nearby that sells nice used weapons as well. I could probably pull a used 870 wingmaster in my budget, but it would be close. What would you guys buy and why?