So instead of cutting it down, he made it longer?
No the SBEII came with a 1 1/4 recoil pad I believe. because Im shrinking my length of pull by 3/4 of an inch by throwing on a 1/2 recoil pad and taking off the 1.25.
The way he had me fitted was place the butt of my gun on my bicep and cradle it their straight up. My arm was in an "L" with my forearm going straight up and holding the shotgun straight up. With it like that I had to see where my trigger finger laid and it was on the trigger guard but I couldn't get my finger all the way around. I took a picture after all of this, figuring it would be hard to explain...
I dont know how legit this fitting is but the 1/2 pad will be perfect for me.