I own a maverick 88 12 gauge with a 28 inch bbl and use it for pheasant hunting. It had a nice football shaped pattern with a full choke and pheasant loads in it. I paid $150 from a family member. I have had only one fail to feed with it, just didn't pull the round out of the tube when cycled, but it has been a great gun for the money. Once I get a few more shotguns I may turn it into a tactical type for home defense.
Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they don't get it wrong.