I appreciate your response. I value your opinion especially as you seem to be much more knowledgeable on skeet than I. I'm currently looking at a dual purpose shotgun. Actually, it will be used more for skeet than HD. AS I've never shot skeet before I'm looking to keep my first purchase under $250. I narrowed down the field to the Mossberg 500 8 shot version and the 870 Express. So if I understand your statement above you feel the cylinder bore would be better performing and LOOKING than the Accu- choke :-) Or did I miss your point?!