Remarkable, thank.you for your reply! When I got home from my last duck hunting trip I headed to the gun shop where I bought my gun the next day. Great shop with knowledgeable staff. Expressed my concerns and issues. He took my gun to the gunsmith and came back in about 15 minutes. He said, feel the barrel! It was hot. He ran 24 shells through the gun of various makes both 2 3/4 and 3 inch. He said it shot flawlessly! He said you don’t have a gun problem, you have a ammunition problem. Then he said Benelli’s do not like Kent ammunition, goes for 12’s & 20’s. I bought a case of Heavy Metal Waterfowl loads at 1350 fps which he said would do the job. I’m leaving Tuesday for my next trip. I have used heavy shot before and it does do the job, although pricey. Thank you again for your advice, will test the new ammo along with the Kent ammo.