My wife recently bought me a new sbe2. Right out the box I ( my son) began shooting the cheapest target loads (100 rounds for $17.99) I was unable to shoot the gun, due to shoulder surgery so my 12 year old son shot it. He shot 100 rounds without a single cycling issue.
I patterned my sbe2 out of a lead sled ( shoulder surgery). I used a 22" circle at 25 and 50 yards. The load was Kent Faststeel 3" 1 1/8oz 4 shot
25 yards IC factory choke 130 pellets
M choke 25 yards 192 pellets
50 yards IC 67 pellets
50 yards M 120 pellets
in all I was very impressed with the patterns. I just