I wanted to thank you for posting all the stories and pictures. I really enjoy looking at them. I currently have a Remington 700 in 270 and have been looking at rifles hoping to get a new one within the next year. I wanted a semi-auto and you have sold me on the Benelli R1. I was on the fence, but have had good experience with Benelli Shotguns and your stories have convinced me that the R1 is what I need. Your testimony that the rifle really does tame the recoil convinced me as well. I want something that isn't too big for whitetails here in WI, but could be used for Elk or Moose in the future. I am thinking the 300WSM. That does everyone think?