Your scopes's bent and your safety is off!
Pretty Cool Looking! I'll say one thing, the Comfortech is one nice looking gun. When I got mine, I first drew the line at $500 for my scope, considering the VX III. I eventually ended up with a Zeiss I liked for a little more. I liked the VXL, but had to draw the line somewhere.
Did you get it at the new Cabelas in Richfield? I live just West of Madison, and that is about as close as I would want to be to a store with so many toys. I was just there last week to pick up a pair of Zeiss binos.
Good luck Nov 18!
One more thing. Several R1 owners have had problems with groups. Things I can tell you. No gun shoots well dirty, but the R1 appears to be really sensitive to fouling. Maybe that is more normal than I have had experience with, but you may find that 15 shots in, you'll start throwing shells...and it will likely be because it needs a very thorough cleaning. The other thing that no one in sales or in Benellis lit. tells you is that Benelli specs the gun at 2.5" at 100 yards.
I just got my gun back from Benelli because it wouldn't group. They told me that after extensive cleaning, they got a 1.25" group. I thought ok, maybe I need to learn more about cleaing the gun. Then I got the gun back, with the target, which reflects a 2.25" group, and that is considered within Benelli spec.
I suspect that if Benelli advertised the gun's accuracy as 2.5", few would buy it. It is a cool gun, but its accuracy appears to vary by gun. It isn't a bolt so shooting sub MOA, or even 1 MOA wasn't my expectation, but I thought, wrongly, that 1-2" would come - I even spoke with a Benelli rep.
Mine is a 300 WSM.
Lastly, others, like Tucker, have managed to get their R1 to shoot some **** good groups (1" or less). I don't know what exactly they did to make that happen, but I seem to recall Tucker also saying that he thought the gun was very sensitive.
Ok now lastly, I think you'll really like the recoil. For a 300 mag, it was pretty mild.
Good luck. If you get a good group, let me know what you were shooting. Mine did not like Winchesters, 150s or 180s. It did ok with 165 Fusions. I am going to try two Federals this weekend.
I have my R-1 topped with the same scope. I love mine, shoots great. I get MOA with mine. Shot this moose at 325 yards. Hit him 4 out of 4 shots, all within a pie plate, plus he was moving after the first shot.
I'd say your R1 more than did the job!
The big 50mm opening allows alot more light, also the bell cut out allows for very low mounting. This rifle scope combo comes up to the eye very quickly. That moose was hand carried to a raft and floated 20 miles down an Alaskan river.
Used my R-1 300wm with the same scope to take to double broomer ram aged at 12 years old at 400 yards. I think the R-1 and Leupold VX-L 3.5-10 x 50mm (B&C) make a deadly combo!!!!!
The shot on this bou was only at about 60 yards, however he was running like his but was on fire, nice to have a rifle that you can shoot and stay in the scope for the follow up shot. Hit him with the 3rd shot. My R-1 is a great rifle and it spits Barnes X bullets like darts. The proof is on the ground. Lets see what other have bagged with thier Bennelli's.
Amazing pics! I have the Comfortech as well (30-06) and look forward to trying my luck with elk and deer next fall. Perhaps hogs this spring...