Never shot the SBE 3. I don't like the ramped up rib that is on that gun and many others. I think that style rib is designed to shoot high. If I you don't need 3.5" capability, I would check out the Benelli Montefeltro. We have 3 and they are awesome. Never had a jam.
marcus99 yes there is guys on there saying they are shooting a foot high etc and left or right. i know with a raised to flush rib they will shoot a little high but with shims and sights etc you can bring it down. i really hate to spend the money on a gun that pricey to only be disappointed
I have 2 Benelli SBE 1's. The one I use for waterfowl is an original HK and has a lower rib. It shoots fine. The other one I have set up for turkey hunting with a pistol grip and scope. You can find a used SBE 1 if you keep your eyes open and search gunbroker for around $1000. It beats spending $1700 on a new one.