Browning BAR & Benilli R1?


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missin44
November 5, 2008, 04:00 PM
A couple days ago I got to fire a couple very nice semi's in 30-06. Browning BAR and a Benilli R1. Both were very nice, both synthetic stock, I only got 1 shot each. First the Browning: Nice classic lookig rifle, fit well. As I understand the are 2 versions, one in a Lightwieght stalker and the other is the Longtrack stalker. Anyone know what the differance between the 2 are?

Next the Benilli R1. First time I have ever shot a Bennilli of any type, very different looking, but sorta cool. I liked it. It also shot very nice, maybe (not sure) a little less recoil than the Browning. It had what I was told a Comfort-something stock. Anyone have extensive first hand knowlege of the Bennilli?

Both seemed about the same weight, light for a semi. Anyway I really like both. I know both are big $$, guess you get what you pay for.

The temptation is running wild!

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cat9x
November 5, 2008, 04:53 PM
my boss has a Benelli R1 in .270WSSM with an absolute gorgeous tiger striped factory walnut stock.

My father and I have both hunted, for years, with MKI and MKII Browning BAR's. Of course i'm biased and like BAR's but it's preference really. I cannot attest to the R1's accuracy but i'm sure it's very good. The two BAR's my father and I shoot (a 1997 MKII Safari .270 w/ Boss and a 1969 MKI in .308) both consistently shoot 5/8" groups at 100 yards using 150gr. Barnes X.

Either rifle would be a fabulous hunting rifle.

rcmodel
November 5, 2008, 05:14 PM
I have yet to see a Benelli R1 tested that would shoot under 2 MOA, or worse.

BAR's on the otherhand?
CAT9X's MOA or better results are closer to average on all the BAR's I have shot.

cat9x
November 5, 2008, 05:55 PM
CAT9X's MOA or better results are closer to average on all the BAR's I have shot.

i've posted this before...168gr. Barnes X out of 1969 MKI BAR at 100 yards

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