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My New Beeman - Love it!
« on: September 18, 2008, 01:34:32 PM »
I just bought a 22/177 combo pellet gun by Beeman.  It is pictured below though this is a stock photo not my actual gun.



I have only thus far used the 22 barrel and probably won't use the 177 much as this was bought for small game and pest control.  It was about 130 including the case, two barrels and scope.

One issue though, the report is about as loud as a 22 long.  It sure has some real knock down power.
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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 09:23:43 PM »
You mentioned this in one of the podcasts.  I was wondering: what is the exact model number?  I was at Pyramid Air and couldn't find a rifle like this.  For that price, I need to pick one up.

Can you include a link to where you bought it if you got it online?
How hard is it to cock?
Do the barrels change out quickly?
Does the scope hold point of aim after removing and then remounting the barrel?

I could keep asking questions but will stop now. I have really wanted to check one out after you mentioned it and am seeking info.


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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 08:18:19 AM »
I bought it retail at Academy it was actually 10 bucks less then Wal-Marts price which is not the normal between the two stores but I like Academy better.  They actually care about the people who work for them.  :o

It is stiff to cock but manageable for any adult.

Very fast may be 5 minutes if you were really taking your time, watching TV and drinking a beer.  If you tried to do it quickly a minute is more then enough if you have the allen wrench handy, they give you a free one by the way.

I don't know as since I removed the barrel I have yet to remove it.  If you are talking for "packing it" I bet it would be very close if not spot on.  Clearly going from 177 to 22 it will move point of impact.  I would guess if you move the scope back the same adjustment you moved it going from one to the next it should be real close.

Honestly I wanted a 22 and will mostly use it that way.  Just at the price it was less then most other pure break barrel 22s and the scope groves have a very solid "scope stop" which is important.  Spring guns are hell on moving scope to the rear.  I um "harvested" a few rock doves with it last week, they never even moved.

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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 10:01:24 AM »
I had a look on the Beeman web site. they also resell the HW77, which although ir has been around for a while is a superb under lever spring gun. 

My personal preference is a HW100 pre charged pneumatic (PCP), 14 shot rotary magazine, harris bipod, a fixed x4 sight and a silencer. A single fill will last a days hunting or even a heavy plinking (target or tin can bashing) session.  Superb high quality tool, practically zero recoil. Mine is set at the UK legal limit of 12 ft lbs.  Over that and it requires a fire arms license.  I also have spring guns, but once you have shot a PCP there is no going back!!

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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2008, 08:17:25 PM »
I have a Benjamin 392 22 cal Air rifle. These have been around for a long time and are great little pellet rifles. I haven't shot anything larger than crows with it, but I'm sure that in a pinch I could take squirrel and sitting rabbits.  The best thing about air rifles is that you can throw a tin of 500 rounds in your back pocket! pellets are so cheap it really makes sense to keep a couple of tins around the house.  Pellet rifles are a great way to practice basic marksmanship in the backyard without scaring the neighbors.

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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 10:40:53 AM »
I do have one BIG negative on this gun now. I have used it very little so far and the front site has already broken.  The sites are really nice, high visible fiber but they are made from cheap plastic.  As I use the scope it doesn't hurt but damn this is just a really poor choice of materials in my opinion.  I am not even sure when it happened, just noticed it one day but I assure you the gun has never been abused and only lightly used.

For something so well built other wise it just makes no sense to make such a cheap and fragile site assembly for it,

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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 04:23:00 PM »
I have that exact rifle, however my rear sight has broken already. No biggy I like Jack use the scope. if you want supersonic shot swing by wall mart and pick up Gamo's Raptor pellets. The same night I got the pellets I picked up a pellet trap.  If you fill it full with an old towel you can reuse the pellets, well some of them.

The gun has only been used for varmit control and play. I will kill a tree rat with no problem,,,, hummm that might be considered hunting.

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2009, 09:04:19 PM »
I just bought one of these too.  $125 at Wal-Mart.

The sights on mine appear to be crappy plastic, maybe I'll  get a muzzle brake for it when the front sight breaks.

I'm a little concerned, the front sight also appears to be the muzzle crown.

It's been over 6 years since I last fires a gun.  I've got my work cut out for me.  300+ yard shots with my old .308 used to be no problem, now I'm lucky to hit a tin can at 20 yards ::)  Oh, well... at least the ammo is cheap.

That reminds me, where are you guys getting your .22 pellets?  Wal-Mart is perpetually out of stock here and Bass Pro Shop is 25 miles away (although it was a great excuse to make a family trip of it ;)).  Is this something typical gun shops are likely to carry?

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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 10:38:02 AM »
 I got most of mine from Academy Sports, there selection was low but they still had some. You can also order online.

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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009, 09:12:24 PM »
I got one also.  LIke JAck said rifle has loud crack to it.  Thing I did not like was the bag lasted about 3 times opening and closing before the zipper came off.  otherwise not bad.

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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2009, 06:45:20 AM »
...... if you want supersonic shot swing by wall mart and pick up Gamo's Raptor pellets. The same night I got the pellets I picked up a pellet trap.  If you fill it full with an old towel you can reuse the pellets, well some of them.

Please, please don't reuse the pellets!  While they may look OK to you, it is highly doubtful that they will give a good, consistent air seal when fired again.  With a spring gun this can lead to damage over time.  As noted, pellets are very inexpensive, so why focus on such false economy?  Just shoot 'em up and buy more.

Also, go for accurate pellets over "fast" ones.  The super light pellets tend to be fast, inaccurate, and in high powered spring guns can also contribute to insufficient back pressure that over time can cause problems (similar to those noted above).

I'm not very active in airguns now, but used to be in a large way.  Young children and old parents tend to fill in most of the time I used to spend shooting air guns......

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Re: My New Beeman - Love it!
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 07:23:07 PM »
I just bought one too, I am going to try and bag a few of the feral rabbits around my yard with it. Ill post a pic if I'm successful.