I wouldn't think that would be normal. I haven't seen that problem on any other beretta I've handled, or on my Browning Citori. I had that problem on a junk American Arms O/U. I would hope Beretta wouldn't have the same problems....
i have a 686 and the shell will rub the face if the shell doesn't fall into the chamber as the ejector goes down. if the barrel is pointed down and the chambers are clean it doesn't happen. even if it does it puts no stress on the reciever or the shell.
now i'm no smitty buy i believe that if the ejectors are not going down in time the shells rub the face of the reciever you have a problem and the ejectors/ extractors need to be timed.
hope this helps,
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