I wouldn't think Benelli would "intend" for the shells to hit the receiver upon ejection. Paid a lot of money for this autoloader and didn't expect it to tear itself up. I have tried other shells, AA, Remington and others............same result. Also have a FTF issue of about 5 rounds in 100. Shells seem to stall at about 1/2 ramp elevation.
Sorry guys, I know you love your Benelli's but this gun and Benelli's response have been a great disappointment to me. I didn't expect them to replace anything at this point. I did expect them to acknowledge a problem and leave the door open for repairs down the line.