In case anyone might be mildly interested (LOL), Cabela's here in Michigan (Dundee location) has the Comfortech Benelli R1's IN STOCK! I saw it yesterday (Monday Oct 24th) and oh my gosh, what a nice gun!!! It is a beauty and fits very softly in my shoulder. I am absolutely green with envy.
They have a 30-06 and a 300 Win Mag both for $1199.99. That's about $250 more than I paid for the Woody version from them. (Does that sound right? None-the less, LOL) Their phone number is 734-529-4700. If you have a Cabela's near you I'd look them up and call if you're interested. I do not know if they'll hold one for you but it's worth asking.
I can tell you, I love the figured walnut on my R1 300 WM, but if I had it to do over it wouldn't think twice about the choice: Comfortech for sure! I shot 140 rounds a little over a week ago and even with a muzzle brake my shoulder began to "feel the pain". More on that topic later.