new update....I called Benelli to speak with the head of the head of the customer service dept. They would not speak to me personally...and asked that I write a letter. I was not real happy about that, but never the less I wrote a 3 page essay of the situation. They called me the next day, leaving a message saying that they would give me an offer. The offer was to replace my gun with a new one. I was skeptical to begin with, and I would only accept the offer if that gun was inspected and shot and then found to have no flaws. It still doesn't do much about the time and money and not having my gun for turkey season but oh well. They requested that I send back my original gun also before they send the new one. The transaction has not yet occured, but when it does I will repost.
Hunting in the bluegrass