The Beeman R1 is a powerhouse among spring-piston air rifles. Whether you plink, pop paper targets or hunt critters, the R1 fills the bill.
The Rekord trigger, universally accepted as one of the finest on the market, is fully adjustable and delivers ultimate control. The breakbarrel mechanism is smooth and reliable, and the safety engages automatically when the gun is cocked.
Includes 1" scope rings, medium profile, vertical scope stop in one ring, 2 screws per base & 4 screws per ring cap.
The R1's beech stock sports a checkered grip and forearm. All the steel has been carefully and expertly machined to make sure your rifle functions flawlessly. This gun will become an heirloom.
Conservatively rated at 950 fps in .177 cal., that's just right for most shooting disciplines. If you plan to hunt with the R1, the .20 or .22 cal. would be a better choice. The extra power in the larger calibers was not an afterthought when the gun was designed, so you'll be able to harness all the energy you need from bigger and heavier pellets.
The deep 11mm dovetail grooves ensure that your mount and scope remain intact through years of use.
Don't forget to pick up a variety of recommended pellets, which are listed under the AMMO link. Select appropriate accessories, including targets and a hunting scope, by clicking on the ACCESSORIES link.
Things I liked:This rifle is extremely accurate. With a .177 caliber, and blue ribbon SS1 2.5x7 scope, I was able to shoot approximately 200 feet accurately. I was shooting quarter size steel targets. I had no idea this rifle was that accurate. Incredible. Things I would have changed:The rifle is a bit heavy but what do you expect with a wooden stock. Not good for some kids... I hunted with a Diana RWS as an adolescent so these are still useable for older children. What others should know:Yeah. Buy this firearm(AIRGUN) and you wont need another.
Things I liked:This well made precision German rifle is very accurate and sufficiently powerful. Not at all too difficult to cock, and hold while shooting. Things I would have changed:The only issue I experienced was the metal trigger guard loosened up relatively soon after finishing firing only 200 rounds of pellets. I had to use some Loc-Tite to keep the trigger guard firmly secure.
Things I liked:The way it is put together - it oozes quality from every angle - and the way it performs. Things I would have changed:The stock - I wish they went back to the more expensive but more appropriate Monte Carlo stock design. What others should know:This gun is an example of workmanship and quality. It is superbly accurate, enough that you can use it in target competition. In 22 it delivers more power than the HW90, but with much greater accuracy, less noise, and more reliability. The trigger is superb. The barrel lock is extremely solid. The cocking effort is very reasonable. If only the stock comb were higher.
Does the current R1 have a different cocking plate?
steve from USA asked:
I just got my R-1 back from Pyramyd repair shoppe....my cocking plate had gone blooey...also years of disuse had made all the oil and such turn into a thick gnarly varnish-like matter that was messing up my innards-they did an excellent job fixing it but now I need to know more about my machine. I had taken the scope off when I shipped it to them [why have another issue to worry about--thought I]...So, I need to know if that is the only difference--scoped or not? My R-1 also has some very, very nice open sights! The wood and checkering are far nicer than the stuff they are turning out now and the white spacers add greatly to its appearence. It is stamped W. Germany--which helps to age it a bit...Oh, and what special care should I take with my R-1? Also lubricants to use on an air-piston weapon-as you can see I'm at a loss...thanks alot guys!--Steve R-1
Chevota from USA:
When most people say non-petrol based lubes they're referring to silicone, which is a bad ideal to put on the spring, piston, basically anything imo. Many people use silicone in the chamber to lube the main seal, but the reasoning is flawed. If you still feel you must do that then please use as little as possible, like one drop, but don't ever use it anywhere else in the gun. A cheap gun isn't much of a sacrifice if you ruin it with silicone, but a fine German gun like this deserves actual lube for metal, which silicone is not. The RWS spring oil may be fine, I can't say because I'd never pay that much for oil. What is best where is too much to go into here, but you can write me at chevota at hotmail if you want details as to where to lube, with what, and why.
Cory from USA:
I would suggest Ballistol to wipe it down and keep it clean. This will help prevent rust also. For any oils used on the inside of the gun it must be non petroleum based like the RWS oils like the RWS chamber or spring oils.
Eliminate pests and small game with the .22 cal. R1. Also perfect for paper targets and plinking.