I had a Browning BT-99 (a dedicated single shot trap gun), that had an auto ejector. If one holds their left hand over the breech while pushing the opening lever with the right thumb, you can keep the empty hull from ejecting into the air. Just place the hull into your left vest pocket.
I also have a Winchester 101 20 gauge (an over and under), that points superbly due to the weight of two barrels. But for hunting as you describe, especially for water fowl, an auto would be better due to 3 shot capability.
My solution to the dilemma of which shotgun is better for different purposes is to buy a different shotgun for each purpose.
Last edited by dahermit; November 18, 2009 at 10:43 PM.