Buyer's Guide 2003 - Shotguns

The best from Winchester, Beretta, Benelli and Rizzini.

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**1. Winchester | Supreme O/U **
The restyled Supreme O/U is solid and unfettered, like a good muscle car. Winchester removed several ounces from the barrels and spruced up the Supreme's cosmetics, resulting in a fine-looking gun that handles extremely well. For an over/under, it's nicely priced. $1,239 for the field version, $1,406 for the sporting model; 800-333-3288; www.usrac.com

2. Beretta | 3901 RL Youth Gun
A made-in-the-USA version of Beretta's classic 390 gas auto, the 3901 RL 20-gauge features the slickest youth stock ever: Unscrew the plastic spacer to easily change the length from kid-size to full-size and back. You can start your young shooter with a good gun and not worry that he or she will outgrow it._ $730; 800-636-3420; www.berettausa.com_

3. Rizzini | Model 400
This lightweight bird gun comes to the shoulder fast and swings like a wand. It's offered in 16- and 28-gauge models, each built on its own proportionally scaled frame. The 16 weighs a mere 61/4 pounds; the 28 is a bantam 6 pounds. This is as fine an entry-level over/under as you'll find. $1,495; 207-439-0593; www.newenglandarms.com

4. Benelli | SteadyGrip Super Black Eagle
The rubber-coated SteadyGrip on the new Super Black Eagle looks a little over-the-top but is wonderfully comfortable in the turkey woods, giving you excellent stability and handling. The SBE's drilled, tapped, one-piece barrel-receiver top is perfect for those who like to shoot a scope or red dot. $1,385; 301-283-6981; www.benelliusa.com