Need some help...
Well I am kinda new to the forum and have been spending most of my time on the reloading pages however I have a general question so here I am.
After a few years of pushing and prodding I managed to get my wife interested in hunting. She had always liked shooting and is damned accurate as well. She did hunters ed earlier this spring and we went out and bought her a new Browning A-bolt in .243.
I think I made a mistake when I told her she could choose her own shotgun though. She is shopping by looks and not purpose. Her first choice was a Benelli Legacy in 28 gauge which I was able to side step simply because it wasn't going to be very useful in a duck or goose blind let alone pheasant and turkey hunting.
She picked out several other model shotguns in both 20 and 12 gauge. the problem is I took her to Cabela's and the lowest price model she has chosen is $1800.00. Not that there is anything wrong with an $1800.00 shotgun, it just doesn't seem practical and I really am a tight ass.
I own a Benelli SBEII but my first choice for hunting is my battle scared Remington 870 Wingmaster. I actually own 2 12 gauge Wingmasters but the newest one is not like the 10 year old version. So I really am a pump fan.
I'm not sure if my problem is she wants me to drop 2k on a shotgun she will only take out a couple times a year in a sport she seems to like but may end up giving up on just as soon or if I am just a tight ass who likes pumps more than autos?
I guess what I am looking for here are some suggestions on good solid shotguns that look good or if you all think I should quit squeaking when I walk and let her have the high end shotgun she thinks is "pretty."