A buddy of mine had a Stoeger. It shot a couple of feet high, but other than that it seemed to be okay. Seems like a lot of other people like them. Personally, I have never owned one, but I also wouldn't be chucking my o/u's into a boat for duck hunting. I used to use a Beretta 686 for crow hunting though, but that was before I got the SBE.
By the way, I didn't know that you did much duck hunting. If I had known that, I would have invited you on a couple of hunts this past season. Oh yeah, let me know when you guys want to get together and shoot some clays. It has been about a year since I have been to the St. Charles Sportsman's Club and the last time I went you weren't even there. If you get the Stoeger, we'll definitely have to try it out on some clays.
The pond, waterfowl, and yellow labs...it don't get any better.