I bought a Super Mag, but mostly for the better recoil pad, not to shoot the bigger shells. I have the option to do so, but since I hunt predominantly upland and trap they are not necessary. The Super Mag with a 28" bbl is the same length and weight as the three inch gun with 28". Remington did a good job of modifying the bolt do keep the receiver the same size. Besides, now I have a gun that says SUPER MAGNUM on the side, do you? Hehe.