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    Product: Beeman HW97K Thumbhole Stock Air Rifle

    Beeman HW97K Thumbhole Stock Air Rifle Air rifle
    Review entered on 2012-07-03 14:14:57

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Jon from USA on 2012-07-03
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    5.01 rating
     
    Things I liked:I have to tell you that of all of the air rifles I have tried this is the heads and above winner. I know that you can get rifles that are precharged that can be as or nore accurate becuse they escape the double kick of the spring in a powerfull spring gun, but this gun always works and it's accuracy level is so great that the difference you could acheive with a PCP is small. I like this gun so well that I currently own two of them , .22 and .20 and am getting a .177 and getting rid of my old other branded .177 and .22. I note one reviewer had a negative review and I am telling you to discount most of it. First off Pyramyd has always been expremely helpful and easy for me to work with. Second, while it might be possible to get a lemon all Wheirich guns are factory tested to the point that it is highly suspect that the gun in question could have had that kind of droop unless the screws attaching the mechanis to the stock were loose from shpping vibration etc. WHich off course was the first thing I was taught to check every time I went to the range or hunting. These guns are just pure tack drivers and too good to take a droop adjuster and four shims. I will give some other information about theoperation of the gun in the anything else you should know part of the review. And as a note to the unhappy reviewer I am not trying to dismiss your review but rather sugjesting that if you look deeper for a solution you may find you have a top of the line gun after all. Mine are!
    Things I would have changed:I do not think there is anything I would change but I will make an observation about something I found I needed. The .20 I bought was the exact same gun but with the wooden stock. Then I got the .22 with the synthetic stock. The .22 was a bit more hard to sight in even though the optics and mounts were identical. I compared the two rifles side by side and realised that in part the problem was that the wooded stock was approximately 1 1/4" longer and needed that length of pull. The wooden stock also has an adjustable butt plate which is part of the length difference. So on the .22 I simply added a 1 1/2" slip on recoil pad. I was immediately able to zero the .22 more precisely even that the .20. Next, because I was so happy with resuts and because I really did not want scratch the wooden stock in the field, I ordered in a synthetic replacement stock and an identical slip on pad as the one used on the .22. I was carefull about jarring when I switched stocks which is very easy to do.. I made sure I tightened the screws well and evenly and then went to sight in the gun again because I was certin that changing the stock wold necssitate that. While I did do some tweeking I was amazed that the rifle was still almost dead on center even after the stock change and before I tweeked it at all. You just cannot go worng with this rifle.
    What others should know:The primary thing I wish others to know is a restatement of several tips that are allready out there. With top model powerful spring guns there is a foraward/ backward double kick when you fire. This makes grip and hold position all important and the "artillary grip" a necessity. In the airgun academy or other articles on the Pyramyd site there are good articles on this. I have had luck firing off a bipod or shooters rest too but only with the right king of v rest on the shooters rest. What I hav e found best is a top pice more like a wide U rather than the traditional v.

    Product: Beeman HW97K Thumbhole Stock Air Rifle

    Beeman HW97K Thumbhole Stock Air Rifle Air rifle
    Review entered on 2012-08-24 15:53:02

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Jon from USA on 2012-08-24
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    5.01 rating
     
    Things I liked:I have waited about six months to write this review until the rifle was used enough to be through it's initial stage and until I thought I could write a fair review. This is a dream gun once you get it broken in and get used to it. Like all heavy power springers I have ever shot you have to loosen not tighten your gun hold for greatest accuracy. Having said that I am now shooting 10 shot 20yd groups through virtually the same hole and at 40 yds about 5mm center to center. I do not consider myself a grat shot. THis gun makes up for my limitations.
    Things I would have changed:I really can't think of a thing other than I did add a recoil pad to give me one more inch of stock length but that is just my body and my preference.
    What others should know:I have tried many pellets and the thrree that I have found shoot the best in the .22 are the JSB Jumbo Heavies, H and N Barracudas and H and N Field Target Specials. This gun is capable of squireels out to more than 40yds. I can't say how far because that is about the maximum I shoot at in the area where I hunt them. By the way I lke this gun so well I sold some of my others and now own this exact same gun in all three calibers, .22, .20 and .177

    Product: Beeman P1 Air Pistol

    Beeman P1 Air Pistol Air gun
    Review entered on 2012-08-24 16:01:13

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Jon from USA on 2012-08-24
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    0.00 ratings
     
    Things I liked:I only write reviews after I have shot awhile and have a fair idea of what the pistol or rifle actual shoots like after it is broken in. This gun broke in quickly settled right down and shoots beautifully. You could not ask for a finer pistol in my opinion. I now own one in both .22 and .20 and they both shoot equally well.
    Things I would have changed:Not a thing.
    What others should know:The dual power is really nice although I almost always go to full cock. Other than that I can only offer that the pellets make a real difference. I usually do not shoot as heavy a pellet as I do in my magnum rifles. I have found that the H and N Match and the Lighter JSB seem to be the most accurate.
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