Although I have a SBE II that I really like, I will admit it kinda hurts me the thought of bringing a shotgun over $1,000 into the marsh on snowy, or rainy days. Or even worse hunting in a kayak (which I will be utilizing this season). Although she's a black,synthetic stock shotty, and not some beautiful AA grade wood, theres a part of me that doesn't want to inflict imminent finish damage to it putting it in those conditions especially when I've come to find that Benelli's black finish is very susceptible to rust. Aside from the visual aspect being harmed , I also somewhat dislike having to take off the stock and clean the action spring and tube assembly every time it would get wet. Dont get me wrong I enjoy cleaning my firearms and understand the necessity and befits to a clean firearm (which mine are) but, being that the stock would need to be removed each time, I feel that the parts would prematurely wear. Such as the recoil pad from being slipped off each time. The rest of the gun is not a problem and to me is one of the simplest guns to take a part. Therefore Im debating in purchasing a cheap pump gun as my bad weather/slightly abuse gun. I found a used BPS Stalker 3.5" (dont shoot 3.5's although I do like the option of having it) at my local Cabelas for $350. It has scratches /finish wear and some possible corrosion (would have to go look at it again and really inspect it, and could use to my advantage to talk down price) but the slide was butter smooth . The other option is Scheels has brand new Winchester SXP Black Shadow's in 3" for $329 and then a $25 rebate by Winchester. Any opinions would be appreciated!