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    Product: Beeman R7 Elite Series Combo

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

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy: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.

    Product: IZH 53M Air pistol

    IZH-Baikal IZH 53M Air pistol Air gun
    Review entered on 2013-07-27 18:12:07

    Overall rating:4.0 4.0

    Value for money:4.0 4.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Eric from USA on 2013-07-27
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    Things I liked:Simple, solid construction. Easy to cock, accurate, comfortable grip if you're hands aren't small.
    Things I would have changed:Trigger was wildly variable at first, ranging from about 5 to 12 lbs. I was going to send it back, but decided to see if it would break in better. After about 1,000 shots, it has lightened up considerably to about 3-5 pounds on average, but is still somewhat variable. Crude, ugly finish that shows light marks on it, but it works for what it is.
    What others should know:Very utilitarian design (think Soviet era), but it seems to work. It's also very big, long, and clunky, but the long barrel gives it a long sight radius which makes it easier to line up the sights accurately, in addition to providing more leverage to cock it. Takes a little getting used to, as the muzzle tends to flip up a little as you shoot it, but you'll figure it out after a while. Despite my trigger taking a while to settle in- I clearly didn't get one of the better ones- it's a keeper after all and I'm having fun with it.
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