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Bear River Sportsman 900

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  • Bear River Sportsman 900 air rifle
  • Multi-pump pneumatic
  • 2-10 pumps (never exceed 10 pumps)
  • Bolt-action
  • 50rd BB repeater
  • Single-shot pellet shooter
  • Fixed fiber optic front sight
  • Fully adjustable fiber optic rear sight
  • 3/8" optics rail
  • Weaver/Picatinny accessory rails on forearm sides
  • Manual safety
  • Black synthetic stock
  • 6 lbs., 2 oz. trigger-pull
  • 4.41 lbs. with scope and mount
  • 669 fps with 10 pumps shooting 7.10-grain pellets and 675 fps with 10 pumps shooting steel BBs
  • Includes 4x15 scope, 2-piece mount and lens covers

Our tech department tested this rifle for accuracy. At 10 meters, 5-shot groups were 1/8" with pellets (7.1-grain Beeman Laser) and 2" with steel BBs.

If you're looking for a multi-pump rifle that won't break the bank but still delivers hours of fun for everyone in the family, this should be on your short list. Load it with steel BBs or lead pellets -- whichever type of ammo suits you or happens to be on hand. And, if you shoot it with pellets, you're going to get surprisingly good accuracy. It's rare that a pellet gun in this price range gets such tight groups.

Multi-pumps have an advantage over every other type of air gun powerplant: You don't have to go with full power unless you want to. If you're in the mood for some easy plinking and target shooting in the backyard, just pump it up a few times. No need to put a lot of muscle power into it.

Steel BBs can ricochet. The shooter and everyone in the shooting area should wear safety glasses when a gun is being handled (even if it's unloaded). Remember to remove all pets from the area, as rebounding ammo can hit them, too. Never shoot steel BBs at hard objects (including metal targets) or water, as that increases the chance of ricochet.

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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity800 fps
Barrel Length20.08"
Overall Length39.37"
Shot Capacity50
Cocking Effort2-10 pumps
Front SightFiber Optic
Rear SightFiber Optic
Scopeable11mm dovetail
Suggested forPlinking/Fun
Trigger Pull6.25 lbs
PowerplantMulti-pump pneumatic
MaterialMetal/ABS plastic
Body TypeRifle
Fixed/adj. powerMultiple settings
Weight4.41 lbs

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By David from USA on 2019-06-13
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Things I liked: Very inexpensive - exceeds the "you get what you pay for" expectations. Despite it's very plastic exterior the pump seems pretty well constructed. In an indoor range at 15-25 yards I get very tight groupings using basic competition Crossman lead wadcutters on a rest. Indicates to meet that the gun is inherently pretty true at this distance. The scope is pretty crappy - free moving elevation and windage makes it hard to get really dialed in but it is serviceable at shorter distances. What do you expect when it's a toss in at this price? Open/optic sights are ok. Sliding rear for elevation and right/left screw mounted windage - but screw does not seem to want so set. Trigger is better than I'd expect at this price point - little stiff. Pumping is easy to 8 pumps - I've found 6 to be more than sufficient sufficient at 50 feet.

Things I would have changed: It's really hard to pick this thing apart given the price point - especially if you find it in the $55 - $60 range. It's accurate - the basic guts seem to be pretty good. I'll let you know after I put a couple thousand rounds through it. Feels like some of the plastic exterior could get loose but, hopefully, it won' far so good. Not really sure I like the BB feed - it leaves a gap in the breach that a pellet could slip into and/or get jammed in.

What others should know: For the money - and for a learning experience for a young gunner - this thing is so much better than a bottom of the line Daisy and has more hitting power with better accuracy in the lower end Crossmans. It has a pretty cool look to it as well. Way fun to shoot for the money. I have not tested this beyond 25 yards.


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By Theresa from USA on 2019-05-13
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Things I liked: Worked GREAT for a very few days, about 8 shots total. Then it just quit being able to compress Air. It just made a Hissing sound. When I checked, this is Apparently a Common Problem.

Things I would have changed: Make the Seals Better, more Durable, so they Last... Certainly Longer than a few days and 8 shots.

What others should know: Check for a More Reliable Air Rifle. This one is NOT reliable !


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By Robert from USA on 2019-04-22
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Things I liked: Light weight, well lubed, low trigger effort, easy to pump, super simple maintenance, out of the box accuracy, seems to shoot all pellets well, it even shoots BBs with a surprising amount of accuracy. PRICE.

Things I would have changed: The scope is hot garbage. I could not dial it in, I have a laser bore tool. I really dont expect much at this price point, I would just exclude it and roll with open sights. The bolt flips up after each round...does not open the breach, though.

What others should know: After reading about the included scope issues, I ordered a Center Point red/green dot with the rifle that works very well, and was cheap. The scope totally transforms this into a nice little rifle! I am getting quarter sized groupings at 20 ft with BBs and dime(ish) sized with high quality pellets like RWS, H&N. The box says 16+ but....I think this would be a great rifle for a kiddo because of the light weight and easy pump action. I had a more powerful Crosman at ten. Overall, great rifle, throw away the scope and pick up one here!


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  • Paul from USA asked:

    can it shoot lead pellets from magazine or is magnetic feed

    • Stanley from USA:

      50 round BB repeater , or single shot pellet gun.

  • glenn from USA asked:

    Can u fix the pump seal with the same one or do I need to buy a new one

  • David from USA asked:

    Can it kill iguanas and birds?

    • Val from USA:

      Not really (not humanly). It's not very powerful.

    • glenn from USA:

      I think just birds

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Item Description

AP-B1282 [PY-3502-9438]

Sportsman 900 .177 Multi-Pump Air Rifle 


Includes 4x15 scope 

Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity800 fps

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