Re: Benelli R1.
Hello all! I'm new here, and glad to contribute.
I posted this on 24hourcampfire earlier:
I have two, gen 1 wood version in '06, and gen 2 plastic version in 300 wsm. The '06 had to go back with issues, came back with new upgrades, now runs fine, accurate enough. The wsm is interesting, but what I want out of this caliber is long range accuracy, so this isn't the best platform for that.
All in all, decent, interesting guns, with good balance, soft shooting, acceptable triggers, and reliable, but somewhat complicated maintenance, change of zero after each cleaning. If you really want a semi auto without a pistol grip and covered in accessory rails, I think this is the one.