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  1. "Well, What's everyones opinion? Going to purchase new rifle but not sure which to get. Give me the pros and cons. Would especially like to hear from someone who owns both brands. Looking in 300 win mag/short mag area. I appreciate everyones input!! I have both and like the R-1 much better. It handles better and is lighter. The 300mag does kick a little but I still love it.
  2. I have just received the new spring cap for my R-1, and unlike the old cap, it does not have any flat sides and I am unsure on how to tighten the caps. Is there a tool made for this purpose? Thanks for your help!
  3. Hopefully, there won't be a problem..I will update you guys.. [/qb]You'll probably have to have the firearm sale transferred to NC. I just purchased an R1 from cabela's and they had to transfer the purchase which if I remember correctly cost ~$50. [/QB] I bought one from Cabela's in South Dakota and did not have to transfer anything. I live in Florida.
  4. Ivanab

    New Spring Cap

    I finally had my guns handy and called Benelli requesting the new spring type caps. They said I would have to send in my gun to get the new cap. I told them I would be glad to send in the old part's but hated to remove my scope and send in my gun for a couple of weeks, but they said it was the only way. If anyone has any additional info on who to contact, please let me know. Help Tucker!!
  5. I use 165gr federal Nosler BT. they seem to shoot good in my 300mag.
  6. I just noticed that you already owned a R-1 in the 30/06 caliber and recently purchased another in rifle in 300. win. too. Did you ever consider just buying the the 300 Win barrel since they are supposed to be interchangable? I believe it is supposed to be about half the price of buying the entire rifle. This was one more reason I decided to buy the R-1 myself. I had originally wanted a 300 win myself but changed my mind to the 308 win instead. I am very pleased with the performance. I have had several Browning BAR and Remington 7400 owners tell me about their displeasure of owning both of those rifles. Everything from hanging up when extracing spent rounds to beating the scopes off their guns and not being to keep them sited in. In making my decision when it came to selecting the caliber I liked the fact that while very accuate the .308 win has the least violent recoil and would be less likey to abuse my scope and mounts and more dependable because of the relatively short case length was perfect for a semi-automatic rifle. I mainly purchased my R-1 to hunt whitetails during the rut in Alabama and Central West Georgia which can offer a variety of tight brush shots as well as some long field shots. I wanted to have the confidence that my rifle would stay sited in as consistant as possible for a 100-300 yard shot if needed. I plan on hunting 30-40 days from starting just before Thanksgiving thru the end of January... that will be the real test that makes or breaks my opinion of how dependable and accurate the R-1 really is. I am curious how the 300 win shoots and does it stay sited in. I have heard of one person that had extraction problem and another concerning reloading with the 300. wins clip. My 300mag seems to shoot pretty good. I did not have a chance to shoot it to much before I went to Montanna last week but took it anyway. I did not see any elk in the warm weather, but did kill a nice mule deer at 275 yards. The R-1 but it right where it needed to be. I love both it and the 30-06. I think I may hunt with the 300mag more than the 30-06, because I am a big guy and the recoil does not seem to bother me.
  7. Thanks. Let me know what you decide. When I contact Benelli, is all I need is my serial #? I will probably send off for the cap for a couple of my friends as well.
  8. How did it shoot? Should I change the cap on my rifle's as well? I have a 30-06 and a 300mag. The 30-06 seems to group better.
  9. I have never had my 30-06 malfunction. I will also admit that I do not take real good care of my guns. I sighted it in last year and cleaned it. I bought a new scope and had to sight it in again. I probably fired 80-100 shots thru the gun after the first cleaning and it never hung-up. I fired my first few roads thru my 300mag. last week and it would not load the 3rd bullet. I realized it always happened on the third shot and realized the clip "wing" on the left side of the clip was bent over a little further than the right "wing". I adjusted it wth pliers and it worked flawlessly after that. I hope this helps.
  10. I have a 30-06 carbine R-1. It will shoot 1" - 1.5" groups at 100 yards with winchester silvertips. I recently purchased a 300mag in the R-1, but have not shot it yet.
  11. My 30-06 R-1 is more accurate than my BAR. It also is balanced much better. So I guess my answer is both. I don't plan on hunting with anything else.
  12. Thanks. His problem was verticle adjustment as well. I ordered the shims. I just don't like the rail.
  13. I have a r-1, 30-06 with the 20" barrel and love it!! It has a leupold 3x9 vxii. It shoots much better than my BAR. I recently ordered a 300 mag with the 20" barrel, and understand I will be losing some velocity, but love the shoerter barrel. The question I have about this new rifle is a friend liked my r-1 and got one for himself, with a ziess scope but could not it to site in using leupold mounts. I don't know if the ziess has less adjustment than the the leupold or if I am going to have a problem with my new gun if I put a ziess scope on it. I did a search and did not come up with a answer, although phenom101 uses QR rings with his and likes them. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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