Alaskahunter Posted October 18, 2004 Share Posted October 18, 2004 I read it, didn't believe it and got bit by it - I purchase a SBEII ten days ago for a upcoming pheasant hunt in North Dakota. Following the manufacturer recommendations, I broke in the gun with 300 rounds at the local range before taking the gun into the field. No feed problems - no kick - a real joy to shoot! The day I left the range I couldn't have been happier - first day in the field, one bird in the vest, half way through my second walk I pull the gun to my shoulder, pull the trigger and find out that the butt pad is GONE...no kidding it has just flat vanished. Spent several hours searching to no avail. No Benelli dealer within 300 miles and this is the only gun I brought. The dealer in Bismarck didn't sell just the butt pad. Had to hunt the rest of the week with a dish rag jammed in the stock. My confidence was shattered. Called Benelli on Friday and waited better than 30 minutes on the phone only to find out that their customer service department was closed. Ended up buying a used Remmington 1187 and finishing out the hunt. Benelli needs to get this problem worked out fast - Field guns should be designed to withstand use in the field - this is a great gun with a big defect. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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