I asked the benelli rep at a show a out it because I knew they had been using realtree for years. He said that the demand was too high so they had to do it. Bottomland is apparently the most requested camo pattern from central Missouri south and east in America.
If you were worried about it why not just buy a black sbe and then have it dipped? That's what I plan to do when my max4 is faded off, I have about 80% still to wear off. I look forward to having bottomland though.