The Beretta A400 is an excellent all around gun and would be pretty good for sporting clays too. I am a personal fan of the Browning A5. If you want to take a nice jump for all shooting, go to a Beretta or Browning over/under. Benelli semis are all right, but they do tend to jamb on light loads. I just saw your price range. Good luck finding something decent. Only thing I would say is good in that range would be a used Remington 1187 or 1100.