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  1. #1
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    i am thinking about upgrading from my Remington 7400 semi auto.

    Any opinions on the "best" semi out there" Accuracy and no jambing are paramount.

    I am smitten with the Browning BAR and the Benelli R1. The downside (for me) on the R1 is it is only available in 30-06 and 300 calibers. I am partial to the 270 Win. I wouldn't grip with the 06' though.
    Closing in on retirement.......

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    I LOVE my 6.5mm Swedish Ljungman AG42. [img]smile.gif[/img] But you'd have to find one.
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    MB those are nice guns but cost almost as much as a Benellie R1........
    Closing in on retirement.......

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    What are you using it for?

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    I have a BAR in 308 Winchester. Never had a jamming problem, nice gun.
    I reloaded for it with SB dies.
    I loaded very close to max. out of a Speer Nine book. (watch for pressure signs)

    I stopped hunting with it and now only use my TC White Mountain Muzzleloader.

    [size="1"][ November 14, 2005, 08:40 PM: Message edited by: The Honey House ][/size]

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    I shoot mostly whitetail, occasional pronghorn, possible elk. Also use the 270 with 100 grains for coyote.

    As I said I am partial to the 270 but would reconsider the 06' if I fall in love with the Benelli R1.
    Closing in on retirement.......

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    I like the Remington 7400 and have not had an issue with it. Been deadly for me. Pegged my 5X5 on a medium run at 130 yards with open sights.

    I have read about jamming problems with it even though I haven't had them yet myself.
    Closing in on retirement.......

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    My dad gave me his M-1 Garand (to defend myself against the frequent bears around our home yard) about 5 yrs ago. Accurate to 1000 yds (although not when I'm using it), never jams. A little heavy (8lbs I think), takes some serious loading practice if you don't want to loose your right thumb, but what a fine piece of shootery! Can't use rifle (except black powder) for big game in our section of Upstate New York so it's only for pleasure.

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    http://www.benelliusa.com/firearms/r1-comfortech.tpl

    Let me know if you get serious. I'll get it for you at 10% over dealer plus shipping. I think I still have one of this years model in wood at last years price.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    >The downside (for me) on the R1 is it is only available in 30-06 and 300 calibers.

    That is what the web site says, but I would swear that it came in a third (308?) the first year they came out (beautiful wood only). Also in two barrel lenghts, 16 and 20.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    How is the R1 holding up Bill??

    What's your opinion of its design, fit and finish.
    Closing in on retirement.......

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    I've never heard of any problems from the people I have sold them to. They are beautiful pieces of craftmanship, almost too nice to take outside.

    My price sheet shows 308, 30-06, 300 WM, 300 short mag, and 270 short mag. They are all shown in the 22 inch and the mags in the 24 inch too.

    I still have one of last years models in the 300WM 24" @ $925 + Shipping.

    All of this years models are $1000 + shipping.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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