My friend got me into dove hunting this year and I love it. I've been borrowing his gun but it's time for me to get my own. I'm also planning on hunting waterfowl when the season roles around next year. Here are my options: From Walmart: -Mossberg 500 28" bbl w/ 3 chokes $239 out the door -Mossberg 935 Magnum black syn. stockw/ 3 chokes $481 otd Or from the local gun shop, both used guns: -Remington 1100 Magnum wood stock, 28" bbl, 1 choke in it, some light blood damage on receiver: $460 otd -Mossberg 935 magnum black syn. stock, 26" bbl, 1 choke in it: $385 otd My questions are: How many chokes do I really need? Buying Accu-mag chokes at $30 a pop can run the price of the used 935 right up around the new price. And on that same gun, is the 26" bbl a problem? With the blood damage on the 1100 magnum, should I care? It's a field gun right? Or is it fixable? I've cold blued before but don't know if that holds up at all. The 500 is cheap and all, and if I were sticking with dove that would be an easy buy, but I understand a magnum is pretty helpful for taking down ducks. Right? By the way, I prefer wood stocks a bit but function usually beats form for me. Thanks ahead of time.