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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
By Frances from USA on 2012-05-29 11:07:52Things I liked:I like to be able to shoot .17 or .22 pellets with the same rifle. It states that if you change barrels you will have to resight it. I have switched barrels half a dozen times and did not have to resight it. Have not had a barrel loosen up while shooting. It hits really hard. Penatrates a half inch pine board at thirty feet plus. I am using the open sights. I just don't care for scopes. Packaged very well. Like the carrying case. I have not had any problems with the rifle like I have read.
Things I would have changed:Somehow make it easier to cock. I am 75 years old and do not have the strength that I had in the good ole days. I have to bring the barrel down to where it is ready to cock then give it another pull with the help of my other hand. Oh well, I need the exercise anyway.
What others should know:When you tighten the set screw that holds the barrel in don't be a woose and put some man into it. You will not strip the screw unless you are a gorilla. My name is Bill. Frances is my wife and I use her PayPal account. That's why her name is on the review.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
By Tom from USA on 2012-01-28 23:48:37Things I liked:Looks nice.
Things I would have changed:Improve fittings ie barrel lock screw and safety mechanism and trigger
What others should know:After a couple hundred shots my groupings began to deteriorate, with a few really wild shots some not even hitting the target box. Wrote it off to not shooting for a few years. Then some really load reports. What the heck. Next the safety stopped setting after cocking the barrel. First problem was a loose barrel lock bolt (socket bolt). Tightened that up and my groupings improved. Then another loud report and I saw a bit of smoke and I realized the breach was open. Must have failed to set it properly. After the setting the spring and loading for another shot I got into position and saw the breach open when I placed the gun on the rest I was using. The lever bolt was too loose causing it to pop open. Today I removed the barrel from the stock to tighten the bolt and find that the lever that pushes the safety on after cocking was off the post that it slides on. It seems the E-clip that keeps the lever on was missing. Nope didn't find it inside the stock area. Overall I am a bit disappointed with this gun. I just wanted a target gun and got another maintenance nightmare. Though Beeman is a good brand this china born junk should not bear its name. I would not recommend this gun to anyone. I new I was in trouble when I saw this model for sale at Walmart. Spend a bit more. Get a fixed barrel. Oh and last but not least the trigger is junk. The second stage of the movement feels rough, certainly not smooth. Ya get what ya pay for!