Me, I will be opening dove season with a 12 gauge gas semiauto, perhaps like the Browning Maxus in the picture. It will have a 28-inch barrel, an IC choke and I will bring a few boxes of 1 ounce steel 7s (the wildlife area on which I will likely hunt is non-toxic only). Personally, I find pumping a slide action is distracting for dove hunting, and O/Us are always broken open at exactly the moment another dove flies by. So, I shoot semiautos. I shoot 12s because I shoot 12s at everything, although a 20 gauge semiauto makes a great dove gun, too. But, that's just my opinion. What I am interested in is your opinion.