Beretta 686 Ultralight Classic Matte 12 gauge
This is a lovely gun. The nicest I've ever owned or probably ever will. This is my favorite gun for pheasants and preserve hunts. It also makes a very nice grouse gun. I've used it for everything. I do like using it on chukars but I hate taking it among the rocks of the chukar hills. Those rocks are brutal on a gun. I have used it for chukar hunting in the past and the gun has some scars to prove it. I would say I slip and fall nearly every time I go chukar hunting. especially when there is snow on the ground. It's not that I'm clumsy, its just that the places I go are usually steeply sloped and its winter time so the ground can be wet and slick. Or the surface I'm walking on is basically loose dirt and gravel on a sloped hillside. You slip and slide when your chukar hunting. You can't help it, or at least I can't. I have a hard time justifying the abuse. When I'm older and don't care as much about that sort of thing I could see this becoming my hunt everything anywhere shotgun. For now I will use it exclusively on the flatter ground hunts. The price I paid still lingers a little. I don't like to damage my nice things. And I don't spoil myself very often so I will try to keep this gun as pristine as possible for the time being. Meaning that I will use it but try not to abuse it.
MSRP from Beretta is currently $2175 usd. I got mine for $1450 at the Cabela's gun library about 4 years ago. The gun was perfect. I think I did very well with this purchase.