Most sporting firearms today differ little in terms of technology from those developed a century ago. That’s why the design team at Benelli set out to create something completely new, and succeeded with the R1 semi-automatic hunting rifle – a trim, fast-handling firearm with style to spare.
The R1’s action is based on Benelli’s innovative M4 shotgun used by the USMC. It incorporates the auto-regulating, gas-operated (ARGO) system adapted for use with centerfire rifle cartridges paired with a three-lug rotary bolt. The gas cylinder is positioned to allow for a short operating rod, resulting in less felt recoil than other rifles.
Astute observers will note the R1’s sleek outline somewhat resembles Benelli’s legendary Super Black Eagle shotgun. The free-floating, cryogenically treated barrel is mated to a sturdy steel upper receiver to offer outstanding accuracy and a secure platform for mounting optics. The lower receiver is anodized aluminum to reduce weight. The stock is select walnut and fitted with a unique recoil pad that is thickest where recoil is concentrated.
The R1’s ergonomic design seamlessly blends curves and angles into a masterpiece of innovative elegance as effective and efficient as it is pleasing to the eye, a harmonious uniting of form and function.
- Crio® Treated Barrel
- Drilled and Tapped Receiver
- Shim Kit
- The stock drop and cast is user-adjustable. Changing shims using this included kit provides a customized sighting plane to fit your unique physical build and shooting style.
- ComforTech® Gel Recoil Pad and Comb Pade
|Action||Semi-auto||Hand Dominance||Right Handed|
|Stock Finish||Black Synthetic||Length of Pull (in)||14|
|Adjustable Comb||No||Drop at Comb (in)||1 1/4|
|Drop at Heel (in)||1 3/4||Grip||Standard|
|Magazine||Double Stack Detachable Box||Magazine Capacity||4|
|Forend||Black Synthetic||Receiver Finish||Anodized, Blued|
|Optic interface||Drilled and Tapped||Rear Sight||None; Drilled and Tapped|
|Front Sight||None; Drilled and Tapped||Twist Rate (in)||1 in 11|
|Barrel Finish||Matte, Blued||Thread||No|
|Overall Length (in)||44||Average Weight (lbs)||7.2|
|Accessory Interface||Stock and Gas Regulator Sling Studs|
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