The Maxus is another great option as well in the 26" version. I have the 28" version in my Maxus, it's extremely light, shoots even better. I use mine mainly for Duck and Dove. So I don't see a problem with it for quail and pheasant. The Maxus will eat anything you put down it. Also, the ease of cleaning either gun is a snap. You can't go wrong with either gun in my opinion. My next one will be the new A5 to go along with my old hump back, my dad gave me from his grandfather. I hope this helps you out. Good luck on your search.