So far no good. Benelli suggested turning in my R1 for examination, ( http://www.benelliusa.com/forums/ultimatebb.php/topic/5/35.html ) which is good. But service turnaround currently takes about 4-5 weeks. That’s not good.
Now, in the light of above-mentionned, I need to share some thoughts with you. I have planned for awhile to buy Browning 525 Citori Field shotgun. I love the look and feel I had when handling it the first time. The second choice is Benelli Black Eagle II. Frankly, I’ll go with my first choice if I needed just a smooth barrel shotgun, but with Black Eagle I have an option to have rifled slug barrel too and because of the one piece construction (action-barrel) it seems to be able to shoot very accurately over 100 yards. Any thoughts or professional suggestions?