Just What I Need -- Something Else to Drool Over

Just What I Need -- Something Else to Drool Over

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    That's sweet... I'm drooling too....
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    Looks interesting.

    Few observations, though. The stock looks really long (which makes the rifle look really long for having a 16" barrel), and the grip a little high compared to the height of the trigger. The mag well looks a little tight based on the couple pictures they have, so non USGI mags might not fit. Sights look proprietary, which for red dot sights could be problematic finding mounts. No real info on the barrel itself except its twist rate (what kind of barrel steel, hammer forged or not, etc.), and it doesn't look threaded for a flash hider.

    Why do people keep putting the charging handle on the right side? Make it ambi, or put it on the left side...


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    Meh.

    8lbs unloaded and without accessories is a bit heavy.

    I wonder if the gas port location is going to cause increased wear.

    Spare parts are probably going to be amazingly problematic.

    Still, they do make an awesome shotgun so I would give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    Looks interesting.

    Few observations, though. The stock looks really long (which makes the rifle look really long for having a 16" barrel), and the grip a little high compared to the height of the trigger. The mag well looks a little tight based on the couple pictures they have, so non USGI mags might not fit. Sights look proprietary, which for red dot sights could be problematic finding mounts. No real info on the barrel itself except its twist rate (what kind of barrel steel, hammer forged or not, etc.), and it doesn't look threaded for a flash hider.

    Why do people keep putting the charging handle on the right side? Make it ambi, or put it on the left side...


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    Some good critical analysis there BAC. Nice observations.

    It still looks sweet and probably a tac driver as well.
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    Thank you sir.

    Does anybody have any significant trigger time on the ARGO gas system (as in the Benelli M4)? I'm wondering how well it'll translate to use in a rifle, and if it's got any known problems with it.


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    I guess Benelli is following the path Remington blazed with their patrol rifle. It is based on their shottie.....same control, just a rifle round.

    I could see some police depts. using them IF they were already using Bennelli shotguns.

    What's the price going to be?

    Why do people keep putting the charging handle on the right side? Make it ambi, or put it on the left side...
    Works for me...I'm a leftie.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    ..........What's the price going to be?..........
    MR1 SPECIFICATIONS
    5.56 x 45mm NATO (.223 Rem.)
    16"
    Synthetic Stock - Tactical Pistol Grip
    37.1"
    7.9 lbs. (w/o magazine)
    MSRP $1299

    Other specifications:
    Bore characteristics: Hard chrome lined
    1 Twist in 9 in, right hand
    Method of operation: ARGO (Auto-Regulating-Gas-Operated)
    Rotating bolt.
    Military-style aperture sights with picatinny rail.
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    It's a "re-branded" Beretta RX4, which was never released in the US.

    Couple of stories/links:
    Benelli MR1 Carbine (Civilian Beretta Rx4 Storm) | The Firearm Blog

    Benelli Announces MR1 Carbine in 5.56 NATO : The Tactical Wire

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    Man, that's very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    Looks interesting.

    Few observations, though. The stock looks really long (which makes the rifle look really long for having a 16" barrel), and the grip a little high compared to the height of the trigger. The mag well looks a little tight based on the couple pictures they have, so non USGI mags might not fit. Sights look proprietary, which for red dot sights could be problematic finding mounts. No real info on the barrel itself except its twist rate (what kind of barrel steel, hammer forged or not, etc.), and it doesn't look threaded for a flash hider.

    Why do people keep putting the charging handle on the right side? Make it ambi, or put it on the left side...


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    I agree with you 100%! That stock looked long right off the bat. I guess I am used to AR ergonomics and 6 position stocks. I also was thinking where would you mount a flashlight or laser?
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    Quote Originally Posted by levi333 View Post
    It's a "re-branded" Beretta RX4, which was never released in the US.

    Couple of stories/links:
    Benelli MR1 Carbine (Civilian Beretta Rx4 Storm) | The Firearm Blog

    Benelli Announces MR1 Carbine in 5.56 NATO : The Tactical Wire
    That is exactly what I was thinking. It looks almost exactly like Beretta Rx4.
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    Everybody send me $1 and I'll give it a test drive.
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    I'll stick with my AR.
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