I decided i wanted an ultralight, then the delux, then i figured the money would be better spent on a dog.. I put all of it on hold, until i walked into Bob Ward and sons and my friend said they went on sale.. 1699.99... I got out the plastic card and walked out of there with the 687 ultralight and its very neat tiny case.. Even the case is a lightweight with the chokes, wrench and oil only 4 3/4 pounds and 32 1/2 inches long.. .. I think the case is what made the sale.. .... The gun is 6 lbs one ounce unloaded.. I shot a half box at the pattern board with winter coat, and not hardly any face slap, and recoil was not an issue!!! That was with 1 1/4 oz 1330 ft per second pmc and remington field number 6 shot loads.. All seems to be functioning properly, and patterning ok.. the top barrel patterns a little higher than the bottom barrel just like my 686, but im beginning to believe it may be recoil, as the top barrel would rise more.. But any way i have a spare, and a lightweight for them long days, that i hardley ever get to do, but look forward to getting at it.. dave..