Shotgun Showcase


Despite everything going on in the world in 2020, it has been an exciting year for the upland firearms industry. Upland-specific models were added to popular shotguns lines, we saw the addition of sub-gauge models to several tried-and-true favorite lines, and modernized versions were launched, keeping the world of shotguns fresh with the latest technology.

Our shooters evaluated each firearm and shared their thoughts, and we’re anxious to share the results. Ranging from budget-friendly to splurge-worthy, this year’s 2020 Shotgun Showcase has something for every uplander to purchase for this season … or get the daydreaming started.


Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever staffer Rachel Hoveland highlights six shotguns handpicked from the 2020 Shotgun Showcase



CZ Upland Ultralight - All Terrain Series, 12ga

The CZ Upland Ultralight has been a great over-under option for upland hunters. New for 2020, it has even more functionality with the introduction of the new All Terrain Series.

MSRP: $890
Weight: 6-5


Beretta A400 Upland, 20ga

One of the newest models to the Beretta’s A400 line of semi-automatics, this slimmed-down, soft-shooting shotgun is now available in 20ga.

MSRP: $1,800
Weight: 6-3


Savage Renegauge Field, 12ga

New for 2020, Savage introduced the brand’s first semi-automatic shotgun: the Renegauge. This shotgun is designed to shoot all varieties of shells reliably and to fit the dimensions of any shooter.

MSRP: $1,449
Weight: 8-0


Franchi Instinct SLX, 16ga

New for 2020 to Franchi’s Instinct line of over-unders, the Instinct SLX is an attractive, upgraded model to the lightweight SL line.

MSRP: $1,999
Weight: 5-13


Benelli 828U Field, 20ga

This modern-styled shotgun has gained a reputation as a true upland over-under with its low profile, slim forearm and easy weight, now available in 20ga.

MSRP: $3,199
Weight: 6-0


Legacy Pointer Acrius, 28ga

New for 2020, the Acrius is the most recent addition to Legacy’s Pointer shotgun line, offering solid performance at a very affordable price.

MSRP: $589
Weight: 5-3