Just found my new SHTF Rifle.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Apetrulis01, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Apetrulis01

    Apetrulis01

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    Just got my American Rifleman in the mail and saw the Benelli MR1 in the new products section. Went to Benelli's website and it looks like they may have a winner.

    I realize this is the old rifle Beretta was going to come out with but if Benelli is using the same gas system as on their Benelli M4 shotguns this will be one reliable firearm.

    Best part is the MSRP is at $1200. So you will probably be able to get one around $1000, unless bushmaster takes it over and then it will cost $5000.

    Here is a link to the website: http://www.benelliusa.com/rifles/benelli_mr1_self_defense_rifle.php

    Adam
     
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    Sweet looking gun.
     

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    Looks nice. I'd like to get one to play around with it. A nice oddball to accompany my DR200
     
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    unless bushmaster takes it over and then it will cost $5000.

    :rofl:
     
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    I held one of those briefly at a gun show awhile back, big crowd and I was kind of getting jostled around so I didn't examine it in detail. My brief impression was good, I would like a chance to check one out under more better circumstances. I like the fact that they went with AR mags instead of something proprietary. I've never been real interested in owning a .223, but this gun might change my mind. Here's a couple versions we're going to miss out on here in the States.

    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/03/17/benelli-mr1-european-version/

    There are a few on Gunbroker already.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SearchResults.aspx
     
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  6. UniversalBrow06

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    Ugly as sin or very cool? I'm leaning towards the latter. count me as interested.
     
  7. Cole125

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    Interesting. I have never seen those before. I know Benelli makes good semi auto hunting rifles so I am sure that will be good too. Reminds me of the AR180.
     
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    american lockpicker License to Il

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    Benellistan
     
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    saw one at a shop. ugly as crap... but probably good otherwise. I like benellis.
     
  11. CAcop

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    I remember when Beretta was supposed to be making these awhile back. They were going to have a straight stocked one for CA.
     
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    It's the former :puking:
     
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    Different but unproven and I've never liked the 5.56. It'll never be in the AK's league.
     
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    I completely agree...
     
  15. Cole125

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    Proven or unproven, slap the Benelli name on it and there are lots of guys with more money than brains who will buy it. :dunno:

    Benelli makes rifles with the same action in .270, .308, 30-06, and 300 win mag(off the top of my head), the problem with them is they only have 3-4 shot capacity magazines. They have been around for a while and have proven very reliable and accurate.
     
  16. Javelin

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    I guess there will be no reason to spend $1000+ on an AK now.
     
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    It needs a threaded barrel
     
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    is it just me, or does that look a little like the Beretta CX4 Storm, just grown up a bit?
     
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    Reminds me of either the Kel-Tec SU-16 or the Hi-Point carbine
     
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    Originally I believe that was going to be a beretta RX-4.