Tgunz_64 wrote:Picked one up in October and love it! Got mine in a 24". The only complaint I have is putting the shells into the magazine. For some reason it's very hard to push that last shell in. Benelli said they make the springs 6" longer than it really needs. Haven't decided yet if I should just shoot it more and see if it loosens up or cut a few inches off of the spring. Other than that I love it!
Before you cut the spring, try removing the spring and place into a pot of boiling water for about 2 minutes. This will remove the cosmoline and also soften it a touch. Immediately lube (lightly), reassemble, and load the magazine to capacity with 3" shells and let it sit.
To the OP, you have purchased an outstanding shotgun that should serve your grandchildren well given a scosche of TLC.
Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or f-ing beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.- Al Swearengen