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I bought a new SBE 12 gauge about 20 years ago. I had been using a Remington 11-87 3" Magnum. I suddenly couldn't hit anything. A few years ago I gave up and put my Benelli in the closet. A friend last year suggested I pattern the Benelli. I did and discovered it was shooting about 8-12 inches high and 4-6 inches to the left at 40 yards (3 1/2 inch 2 shot Federal Steel). I'm looking for instructions on what shims to use to correct this problem? I don't understand the geometry (does dropping the stock drop the POI?). Thank you. Tom
This is a recurring question. Part of the confusion comes from the fact that the Benelli manual doesn't do a good enough job of explaining how drop at heel correlates to POI (point of impact). Firstly, you have to understand how shotgun sighting works. There is no fixed rear sight on a shotgun. The shooter's eye works as the rear sight. Changing the eye position is the equivalent of moving the rear sight on a rifle. This is why it's important to consistently use the same stock position and cheek weld when shooting a shotgun. Raising the head off the stock raises the rear