Date: 3/12/2016 15:36

Customer Reviews by Eric from USA

Beeman R7 Elite Series Combo

Beeman R7 Elite Series Combo Air rifle
Review entered on 2013-07-27 17:56:20

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5.0 5.0

By Eric from USA on 2013-07-27
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Things I liked: Everything. This is my first air rifle, and I'm very happy with it. I usually shoot .22 rimfires, so that’s my point of comparison. Excellent build quality, feels very good in the hands, good weight, excellent trigger, accurate and smooth. Bottom line- high quality rifle for indoor shooting and target practice to 25 yds, maybe a little more.

Things I would have changed: Nothing.

What others should know: I’m 6’1” and 200 lbs and it fits me fine. I use it for 25 yd outdoor target shooting and it's pretty near perfect as an indoor shooter due to its low power. At 8.5 meters (around 28 ft), it puts a .177 7g pellet into duct seal just about 1/4 inch, so the pellets are easy to pick right out with tweezers. The Rekord trigger is extremely light- feels like it’s around a pound or even less as it came set up and I haven't felt the need to adjust it one way or the other. The trigger is a little variable in how it feels hitting the second stage- occasionally not noticeable at all and goes right to fire, but most of the time I can feel that very slight stop. Really has me spoiled now. I feel like I need to do trigger jobs on all my rimfires that used to feel pretty good. It does not seem hold-sensitive to me, though I tend to have a light hold to begin with. Not hard to cock but your elbow can get sore after a few hundred shots if you don't rest the butt on your thigh. My wife and an 11-year old boy at the range had some difficulty cocking it, but managed. The Bushnell Banner scope is fine for a low-end scope: clear enough, not finicky about eye placement, and has held zero after thousands of shots (except I had to adjust it slightly after one time when cocking the barrel my hand slipped and it didn’t catch and snapped back into position). The dust cap on mine goes on the objective lens okay but rubs the rail.