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Posted: 9/9/2010 10:19:36 AM EDT
Sorry, this is probably the wrong forum, but I searched both here and the Armory and didn't get any hits. Mods, please move to the appropriate subforum if I've committed a posting faux pas.

I'm looking for experienced reviews of the Benelli MR1, especially how it compares & contrasts with the AR15. Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:47:08 AM EDT
Never heard of it but it looks like the ugly child of a Benelli M2 and Baretta CX4 Storm carbine.

With a MSRP of $1299 I think there are MUCH better options. I wouldn't buy one for $599. YMMV
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:50:42 AM EDT
I know one guy at work who has one and he loves it, but it is more of a fun gun for him, from what I have read it is being billed by Benelli as more of a fun gun or home defense type rifle than being a "military style rifle" he offered to let me warm it up a little in the near future if i get the chance I will post some pics .
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:29:05 PM EDT
Interesting. My comments are worth zip as I know nothing about this firearm. It isn't pretty.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:16:06 PM EDT

Good grief that thing is ugly...and expensive!

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:44:44 PM EDT
GOOD GOLLY. That thing's horrid.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:31:35 PM EDT
I got to fondle one in a gun shop once. It felt good to hold and shoulder but the LOP shold be adjustable and the plastic handguard could use some refinement. It should also hive a flash hider. I wouldn't put too much faith in the iron sights either. It reminded me of the first SIG556 I played with. (not worth buying) I would (and am) buy the R1 and hope to get a good percision shooter out of it.

I want to say it would have been a better offering if the MR1 came in the long action calibers instead of a .223. It can't compete with an AR period.

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Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:36:17 PM EDT
To each his own, but to me - it is Euro trash.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:38:39 PM EDT
Cant have a Flash suppressor.

Guns and Ammo January 2010
"The Flash-hiders absence is a necessity, as disassembly would not allow it."

Great design!!!

I will sick with the AR thanks.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:39:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 6:39:25 PM EDT by JonLSU]
Looks like a Storm to me. Never seen one in person so no clue how it performs
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 6:57:49 PM EDT
Great shotguns, crappy rifles.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:35:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Never heard of it but it looks like the ugly child of a Benelli M2 and Baretta CX4 Storm carbine.

With a MSRP of $1299 I think there are MUCH better options. I wouldn't buy one for $599. YMMV


I wouldn't buy one with your $599
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:45:03 PM EDT
Phew. That IS ugly. AR. Hands down.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 7:52:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jerz_subbie:
Never heard of it but it looks like the ugly child of a Benelli M2 and Baretta CX4 Storm carbine.

With a MSRP of $1299 I think there are MUCH better options. I wouldn't buy one for $599. YMMV


I just looked at it. This is the most accurate description I have ever read.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:43:16 PM EDT
There was an article in a recent American Rifleman on this rifle. I laughed out loud when I read the page that had the MSRP and the accuracy results. I used to have a Chinese Norinco SKS that I gave a little over $100 (new price) for that would "pattern" better than this thing.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 8:58:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 8:59:05 PM EDT by omega62]
Stick with a good AR-15.

That thing looks like a plumber's nightmare.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:30:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Charger22:
Cant have a Flash suppressor.

Guns and Ammo January 2010
"The Flash-hiders absence is a necessity, as disassembly would not allow it."

Great design!!!

I will sick with the AR thanks.


wow, engineers couldnt find a way 'round that eh?



At least we got our aye-are fif-teenz

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