I know so many people who have bought new 870s and all have had problems, the old ones are great. I bought a SX3 autoloader 4 years ago and can't say enough good things about it. Over 6000 shells through it without a jam. If the winchester pump is anything like their autoloader buy it. My main hunting buddy has a Benelli Nova and it has been a great gun for him. I would see what feels and shoulders best between the Nova and SXP and go that way. Fit is important, get the one that points where you look.