my girlfriend is just getting into hunting and im looking to get her a semi auto for goose and duck hunting. she really likes the browning gold that one of my friends has that she shot mostly b/c it doesnt have much recoil. ive shot both the browning and a remington 1187 and cant really tell the difference in recoil but ive only shot target loads in both. is there that much of a difference when shooting heavier loads to spend the extra 300-400 bucks on the browning. shes only going to be shooting 3in shells but i was thinking bout getting a 3-1/2in so i could still shoot it if i wanted to take it out sometimes. thanks in advice for any help.