The T&S will not fit the Competition Synthetic. The receiver is a bit thicker and the various dimensions are just a wee bit different. The Birchwood Casey is the way to go..... Works perfectly and does not mar the finish......Larry
The Birchwood Casey runs about $15. The issue with relieving metal on the bolt handle is the potential creation of a weaker spot that says "break here". The ability on the Birchwood Casey to simply fold the catcher down to shoot multiple shots is of value also............. Larry
I have used the "save-it" style shell catcher on my 1100 and sx1 for years. When the two sided tape wears out just replace it with some double sided carpet tape. I was also able to use it with the smaller gauges (20 and 28) just buy adding some shrink sleeving to the wire.