My Buddy also has a Benelli R1
My Buddy also has one in 30-06. He has the synth confortec stock. The only complaints on his rifle are-
1. I think his trigger is 5 to 6 lbs. That is hard for me to get used to.
2. The magazine extends from the trigger guard forward and would get in the way of carrying the rifle with your hand infront of the trigger guard.
The rifle did shoot really nice if you can live with the trigger pull.