I just got a Nova 12ga 28"bbl. I mostly hunt dove but will hunt some preserve pheasant a couple time a year and some quail when I can. Having the gun at home now Im realizing how heavy it is. I think for dove it will be fine but wondering how it will be for walking arounf half a day as even my 870 12ga felf a bit heavy when I had it. I have used a 20ga 870 for the last 9 years but Im handing that down to my son.