Due to an old shoulder injury I need to replace my shotgun. I have a Mossberg 500 12 gauge with a 28 and 18 1/2 inch barrels. Going to replace with a 20 gauge to reduce recoil. Here are 4 choices. I have shot 3 of them and each of them do what I want. Here are my choices. 1, Mossberg 500 persuader. 5 + 1, 18 1/2 cylinder bore. Pretty much a smaller version of what I have. $149. Will need a 26 or 28 inch barrel.that will add about $170 to the price. This one is calling to me. 2, Remington express synthetic. 6 + 1, 18 1/2 inch cylinder bore. I do not like the location of the slide release. Better put together than the others. $412 plus $155 for a field barrel. I think this will ultimately be my purchase. Problem is my $350 budget. This one would have to go on lay-a-way. 3,Remington Express. 4 + 1. 28 inch with screw in chokes. For some reason this one fits me better than the others. $307, + $60 for a +2 mag extension and $144 for a 18 1/2 inch cylinder bore barrel 4, Maverick Model 88 youth. This is the one I have not shot. 5 + 1 with a 22 inch barrel, screw in chokes. $199 + $60 for a full size stock. This would be a compromise. The 22 inch barrel would work for home defense as well as hunting. $100 under budget sure sounds good! Which way would you go? FWIW, I ordered #1, my gun store is trying to talk me out of it for #2. They won't have to twist my arm too much!