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Browning BAR & Benilli R1?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by missin44, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. missin44

    missin44 Member

    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!
  2. cat9x

    cat9x Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    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.
  4. cat9x

    cat9x Well-Known Member

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


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