I bought a R1 338 winchester magnum recently with the black comfortech stock. It shoots great with recoil comparable to my old 30-06 remington semi auto. They dissassemble very easily for cleaning. A monkey should be able to do it in my opinion. It is getting new scope rings as the weaver ones on it have already broken from the recoil. The best groupings I have gotten so far are about 1.5 inches with Federal Fusion 225 grain shells. In my opinion its a great new member to my collection. If theres anyone else out there with this same rifle I'd appreciate any input you have towards shell selection. I have read somewhere that the R1 has a rifling twist rate of 1 per 11 inches which makes the R1 poorly designed for heavy grain rounds. So if that is the case for the 338 magnum as well there could be a major problem for accuracy since the lightest bullets I have seen are 180 grain. Can anyone verify the rifling twist rate for the 338 mag? Looking forward to hearing from you in the mean time I will be out annhiliating deer with it.