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Benelli 5.56 x 45mm NATO

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by H2O MAN, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. H2O MAN

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  2. dscottw88

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    Huh? This reminds me of a mix between a FNAR and a Cx4 Storm. Seems like a quick cash in on the "Anything-That-Uses-STANAG" crowd. But it doesn't seem to bring anything new to the table.
     
  3. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    It brings another ban compliant, off-list semi auto rifle to the table

    It also looks to be completely plastic shrouded for one hell of a durable finish

    And based on the shotgun of similar type for a great combination with it
     
  4. bill larry

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    This is what the FNAR should have looked like. Good job Benelli!
     
  5. Badlander

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    I would go nicely with my Benelli M1. How pricey are they
     
  6. H2O MAN

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    That was my 1st thought... I may get back into the 5.56mm game :evil:

    11800 5.56 x 45mm NATO (.223 Rem.) 16" Synthetic Tactical Pistol Grip 37.1" 7.9 lbs. (w/o magazine) $1299
     
  7. desidog

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    The buying-force is strong with this one. If that shows up in .308 I don't think i could resist.
     
  8. H2O MAN

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    It will accept standard M16 magazines... PMAGs :evil:
     
  9. Badlander

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    Reeds sporting goods 2 for $2399.
     
  10. RX-178

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    That's the Beretta RX-4 storm. Beretta (supposedly) canceled that project because of a combination of export restrictions (out of Italy) and import restrictions (into the USA).

    Looks like they found a way around it.
     
  11. Hammerhead6814

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    It won't sell. You can't mount a ridiculous number of accessories to it, therefor the AR-15 fans will look at it and say "But I can't fit the other $3000 in accessories I have on that!".
     
  12. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    OOOO I second that for one in .308!
     
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  14. Heck

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    I am strangely drawn to this one and I don't know why. I may have to have it.
     
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    It does look clean but I don't know about the drop in the stock. Don't know how comfortable that would be with a pistol grip.
     
  16. Avenger29

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    Not all of us AR-15 fans are like that. But for me to accept it, it must absolutely, positively be able to mount a light and optic (clearly, it's able to mount the optic), and, preferably, a quick adjust 2 point sling.

    Unlikely I would buy one in the near future, though. Would like to shoot one and see how it runs.

    Now, if Benelli/Beretta/whoever the hell would bring the price down to $800 or so...it would probably compete very favorably with the Mini-14 and the lower priced ARs...
     
  17. Autopistola

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    I got to fondle one of these in the store today...I'm am impressed and really want one. I didn't like the $1199 price tag though. The drop in the comb is comfortable with irons (which I thought were really nice). At first I thought it might use the benelli inertia-locking because the bolt lugs look similar and I couldn't see a piston. I liked the sleek looks unlike the beretta counterpart.
     
  18. SteveCase

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    would look alright if it had a straight stock instead of having the drop. kinda looks doofy if you ask me
     
  19. Gelgoog

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    The pics do not do it justice, it is much nicer in person. I uses the well proven system of the R1, can accept P-mags, has nice controls and shoulders nicely.

    There are also optional rails so you can attach lights.
     
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    I'm guessing "ban compliant, off-list" is a California thing? Cause I have no idea what it means.
     
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    Think about it this way:

    Ever notice how many people hold an AR-15 with part or even a large part of the butt above their shoulder?

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    No idea who this is, but perfect example.

    The main reason for this is so they can get a better weld with the stock.

    It appears that Benelli has simply looked at how people shoot and made adjustments so their rifle is more compatible with how people should shoot. You want more of the butt in your shoulder for better control.

    It may not be the prettiest rifle, but just like women, looks aren't everything.

    I'll take function over fashion any day.
     
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    That rifle w/o a pistol grip stock is CA legal. It will sell like hotcakes out here in CA. I am waiting to see the CA version. Lots of us out here have boat loads of AR mags to use in it.

    Hope to see one soon.


    Matt
     
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    I'm not quite getting it. Is this just another "oh look, me too! I can make a 5.56 rifle that takes STANAG magazines"? Or does it bring something else to the game?

    I'm not dissing the rifle- at all. I'm all for choices. I'm all about variety. But the market is starting to get flooded with quasi-military styled 5.56 NATO-chambered rifles, and each successive entry is going to find it tougher and tougher going if it doesn't stand out. This rifle looks nice, it's probably quality, but it doesn't seem like it does anything out of the ordinary.

    Maybe its ergos and reliability/durability are enough to make it stand out. I dunno. People said the same thing about the R1, though, and that doesn't seem to have really caught on fire.

    Mike
     
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    beretta_rx4[1].jpg

    You can also see the accessory rail, similar to the FNAR. If you search for Beretta Rx4 you'll see this pic and others like it. I've kindof always liked the traditional stock myself, although a pistol grip is tolerable.
     
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