Re: POssible new shotgun
At one time I had both an 1187 trap gun and a standard 1187 with synthetic stock. Both gun functioned flawlessly. We do quite a bit of duck and goose hunting. Never experienced problems - in the field gun I shot everything from inexpensive game loads to magnum goose loads. The gun never missed a beat. Biggest thing is to periodiacally take it apart and clean it. No experience with the weatherby.