One of the more powerful guns in the Beeman line, the RX-2 isn't a traditional spring gun. Instead of a coiled steel spring, the piston is filled with air. It's like the gas spring that holds up the back door of a minivan or hatchback car. Instead of compressing a steel spring, you're compressing a column of air. You don't have to fill the gas spring because no air ever leaves it.
When you go hunting with a gun that has a gas spring, you never have to worry about the spring taking a "set." When you cock a gun with a metal spring, you're supposed to shoot it right away. If you leave it cocked too long (and do that too many times), the spring loses strength, remains more compressed when it's uncocked and delivers lower power. That won't happen with a gas spring!
The RX-2 makes a great hunting rifle. In .22 cal., it delivers over 20 foot-pounds.
The breakbarrel mechanism of the RX-2 is just like the one you'd find on a gun with a metal spring. It has a laminated Monte Carlo stock with a raised cheekpiece. The 11mm grooves make it a cinch to install a scope. High-quality workmanship is evident all around, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a gun made as well.
Don't forget to pick up a variety of specially recommended pellets, which are listed in the AMMO link. Our ACCESSORIES link lists scopes that can take the power of the RX-2, as well as some targets, cleaning gear and safety glasses.
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By stfilcek from USA on 2007-09-07
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Things I liked: Accuracy, power, style and consistency. Typical Beeman good trigger and quality. It really is powerful enough for just about any small game. At 25 yards will hit a "Necco" every time. Being able to put the safety back on if I decide not to shoot.
Things I would have changed: Definitely put a scope on it and a good one too. Also a muzzle extension should come with.
What others should know: This rifle is HEAVY and has a heavy cocking force so if this bothers you do not get the rifle. On the other hand the weight makes it a much more stable shooting instrument.
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