I wld say 870 or 500 but i also like semi auto as well. This really boils down to personal pref. I do have a question, what wld be a good shotgun for a lady my wife wants 1 but we haven't been able to find anything comfortable for her.
I shoot all kinds of shotgun shell out of my mossberg. I shoot 2 3/4 inch shell to 3" shell. Lead or steel.
But i know steel isnt ready the best to shoot.
I shoot all kinds of deer slug not good either for my gun but if it aint broke it will shoot it still