Here’s a semi-auto duck gun that comes in somewhere between the SBE Performance Shop and the Stoeger M3500. Which is where Franchi has made its name: mid-priced, reliable shotguns that bring nice features for the money. Like the other waterfowl-specific guns, the barrel is Cerakoted and it has larger controls so it’s easier to run in cold weather when birds are migrating. For all you Sitka fans, the shotgun is available in Optifade Waterfowl Timber or Optifade Waterfowl Marsh. It comes standard with three chokes, but you can upgrade to a package of six extended chokes (C, IC, M, IM, F, XFT) if you want more options. MSRP is $1,419 or you can get the 3-inch version (because shooting 3.5s is for suckers) for $1,249. —A.R.