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Beeman R1 Supermagnum Carbine, No Sights reviews - page 1

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Overall rating:5.0

Value for money:5.0

Accuracy:5.0

By Eric from USA on 2015-08-23 20:22:32

Things I liked: Very well made air rifle. Excellent trigger.. Capable of very, very fine accuracy if you do your part..

Things I would have changed: It would be nice to have a walnut stock, especially in this higher end rifle.

What others should know: I had mine tuned by Rob at Spring Gun Tunes... He can get the most out of this rifle.. Fantastic guy to work with.

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Overall rating:3.0

Value for money:3.0

Accuracy:2.0

By Paul from USA on 2016-06-26 08:48:54

Things I liked: With the Beeman R1 you know what you are getting. HW products are well engineered and use quality components. It will shoot 17-20 FPE which is a great number for a magnum allowing good accuracy while still having good power. This gun will work well at longer ranges. It has a long history so any issues have been corrected. I did like the fact that unlike most 20FPE rifles it did shoot well with mid weight pellets of 15gr. Your getting the best trigger, no barrel droop and the stock lines up with a scope. Cocking is not bad for a magnum the barrel gives adequate leverage. I feel if you were buying only one break barrel air rifle I would get a R9, a R1 or a HW30 because you know what you will get a quality product. I own fifteen European springers and typically HW are the most dependable. I do not give five stars very easily but this is one of the rifles that qualify for that rating.

Things I would have changed: There isn't much you could change on an excellent break barrel. HW products are not really hold sensitive in terms of where you place your hands but do require that you hang with the shot to prevent a flyer. Squeeze the trigger and count to three before moving your position. Create good shooting habits.

What others should know: HW products respond well to tuning eliminating any buzz from the spring. They typically shoot well out of the box and don't require a lot of warmup shots. Understand magnums they are not tack drivers at short ranges. 10-30 yards you'll get good dime size groups but where they shine is at longer ranges they are still flat shooting and can hold nickel to quarter size groups. This is where the low foot pound rifles tend to lob the pellet at the target and have more problems.

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    By Paul from USA on 2016-06-26
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    Things I liked: With the Beeman R1 you know what you are getting. HW products are well engineered and use quality components. It will shoot 17-20 FPE which is a great number for a magnum allowing good accuracy while still having good power. This gun will work well at longer ranges. It has a long history so any issues have been corrected. I did like the fact that unlike most 20FPE rifles it did shoot well with mid weight pellets of 15gr. Your getting the best trigger, no barrel droop and the stock lines up with a scope. Cocking is not bad for a magnum the barrel gives adequate leverage. I feel if you were buying only one break barrel air rifle I would get a R9, a R1 or a HW30 because you know what you will get a quality product. I own fifteen European springers and typically HW are the most dependable. I do not give five stars very easily but this is one of the rifles that qualify for that rating.

    Things I would have changed: There isn't much you could change on an excellent break barrel. HW products are not really hold sensitive in terms of where you place your hands but do require that you hang with the shot to prevent a flyer. Squeeze the trigger and count to three before moving your position. Create good shooting habits.

    What others should know: HW products respond well to tuning eliminating any buzz from the spring. They typically shoot well out of the box and don't require a lot of warmup shots. Understand magnums they are not tack drivers at short ranges. 10-30 yards you'll get good dime size groups but where they shine is at longer ranges they are still flat shooting and can hold nickel to quarter size groups. This is where the low foot pound rifles tend to lob the pellet at the target and have more problems.

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    By david from USA on 2016-01-22
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    Things I liked: This rifle is very well built. The fit of metal parts and the wood is all first rate.

    Things I would have changed: Quality walnut stock

    What others should know: My carbine is a .20 caliber. I have had it about a year now and shoot it almost every day in the basement. At first, I was a little disappointed in its accuracy. Mine is built nice and tight and just needed to get broken in. After about 1500 pellets now it is just now settling in. I've tried all the different pellets available for the .20, the gun has decided that it wants the JSB. They are a snug fit, whereas the Beeman fit perfectly and the H&N pretty much fall in. My favorite in .20 has always been Crow magnums, but the gun says no thanks. I have a Vortex Diamondback 4-12 on the rifle and have had no problems with it either. I highly recommend the carbine model, it handles better and if there's a small difference in power, the squirrels will never say so. If you get one of these rifles, please be patient and let it break in before you judge it, you'll be glad you did. Nice gun!

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    By Eric from USA on 2015-08-23
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    Things I liked: Very well made air rifle. Excellent trigger.. Capable of very, very fine accuracy if you do your part..

    Things I would have changed: It would be nice to have a walnut stock, especially in this higher end rifle.

    What others should know: I had mine tuned by Rob at Spring Gun Tunes... He can get the most out of this rifle.. Fantastic guy to work with.

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