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★★★☆☆

“It turns out that there are at least 2 different ...”

Written on: 19/06/2006 by vinceb (46 reviews written)

It turns out that there are at least 2 different Beeman "SS1000" models out there, the one I had was the "lower end" model that frequently sells for under $100.

The woodwork was poor, showing a number of sanding sworls while the metal finish, stamping, and bluing was not up to other cheap rifles (Quest, Shadow 1000). The trigger was NOT the "two-stage adjustable" type that's on the better model, it was a simple direct-sear - and it stunk.

Velocity was sub-par, below 800fps with 7.9 gr… Read Full Review

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Sifu456's Response to vinceb's Review

Written on: 30/06/2006

That's what the word is on the Yellow forum I started to buy another SS-1000 in .177 for $149 combo, thinking if its as nice as my two .22 SS/Gh 1000s that would be a deal. But I've been reading the disappointment buyers are having buying the non adjustable trigger and cheaper SSs and I aborted that feeling of wanting to buy a bargain.
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<br>It seems like the old saying if it seems like too good of a deal, It isn't.
<br>I still think my .22 caliber SS/Gh-1000s are bargains with crystal clear Beemen AO scopes and solid Beeman mounts. That shot 5 1 hole groups at 10m and dime size groups at 25m. More accurate then my beloved Gamo Supreme .22 both can make 80 yards shots on 4" clays.
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<br>Sorry that you bought the cheap one, I really wish they would have not marketed the non adjustable trigger version. Because unless I can handle it I won't buy another. Unless its from the people that sold me my other rifles for the same price.

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Davidperez57's Response to vinceb's Review

Written on: 07/03/2007

The trigger is not adjustable and is the absolute worst I have ever seen. Piece of junk. Beeman has stooped to a new low. There other air rifles, R1, R9, etc are much better. What a black eye for a company that prided itself on quality. CEO of Beeman, are you listening? You should be fired!!!!!

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★★★★★

“I love it. ”

Written on: 16/06/2006 by Steve Ellsworth (2 reviews written)

I love it.
Do not try to use Gamo ammo in the Beeman SS1000. They do not chamber correctly. Too long. You will shave lead in the chamber. I thought my first one was a lemon and took it back. Only to find out it was the ammo which was the issue. Haven't tried any others yet but shorter rounds seem to be the trick. Crossman rounds are super flat shooters.

I oiled it up before sighting it in. Trigger seemed better on this one than the first. It could be lighter but it's way better than… Read Full Review

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Doug24's Response to Steve Ellsworth's Review

Written on: 07/07/2006

I found that the most accurate pellet for mine was the gamo hunter 1\2" @ 40 yards. the best I could do with crow magnums was 1.5" and with silver bears about the same however I did get sub 1" groupings with match and lazer pellets at 40 yards.

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Vevlouis's Response to Steve Ellsworth's Review

Written on: 28/12/2006

Do u know the airgun&#039;s energy?

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★★★★☆

“Picked up the Beeman SS1000 (.22 cal) a few days ago...”

Written on: 01/06/2006 by donniebeeman (5 reviews written)

Picked up the Beeman SS1000 (.22 cal) a few days ago and overall I'm very happy with this purchase. The rifle overall is a quality piece and there are only a couple things I would change to make it a perfect gun (will get to that later). Accuracy using the 3-9 x 32 scope is very impressive for a gun that's just $145 and easy to obtain! At 20 yards when sighted this gun has no trouble making very tight groups with many shots hitting the same hole or touching it. At first you may feel accuracy is… Read Full Review

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Doug24's Response to donniebeeman's Review

Written on: 25/06/2006

They do make this model in satin finish it is the SS1000T

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Donniebeeman's Response to donniebeeman's Review

Written on: 29/03/2007

For the cash this rifle is hard to beat. Since it is a spring air gun it will take some time getting use to but once you get the hang of it you will rarely miss a target! I got mine at http://www.airgunsbbguns.com/
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<br/>Gamo makes a few nice ones for the money as well but the thing is they don't offer a .22 cal :( If cal isnt important the gamo guns are hard to beat as well.

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Anaarch99's Response to donniebeeman's Review

Written on: 29/03/2007

I am interested in purchasing a Beeman SS1000 in 22 cal. for $145 as noted in your review. Could you please let me know where I could purchase one for that price. I live here in Hawaii and do not have too many outlets that handles air pellet guns and are very pricey when you can find them.
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<br/>I like your comments regarding the Beeman SS1000. There were a few very derogatory comments. Hey, if it is a decent rifle at a decent price, I&#039;ll take it. I think that the derogatory comments came from connoseiurs who probably am used to $300-$$1,000 guns, but cannot accept less quality in a $100 gun.
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<br/>Thank you for any info you can steer me onto to purchase a Beeman for $145 as you noted. Thanks.
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<br/>Allen

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★★★★★

“I picked up my Beeman SS1000 at Cabellas. The price is...”

Written on: 18/04/2006 by bad luck kids (2 reviews written)

I picked up my Beeman SS1000 at Cabellas. The price is very reasonable at less than 200 dollars. After minimal adjustments it was deadly accurate at any range. I am able to pick off squirrels at over 40 yards with ease, thanks to the exellent scope. The seals on the receiver are outstanding, and the guns action is very smooth. I would recommend picking up a shooters kit from RWS. Like a car the gun needs to be maintained. I have had no dieseling issues with the compression chamber lubrication… Read Full Review

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“I picked up a Beeman SS1000 at the local big 5. I've...”

Written on: 07/04/2006 by BushwickBill (1 review written)

I picked up a Beeman SS1000 at the local big 5. I've been shooting high power rifle and smallbore 3 position rifle for quite some time. I was impressed with the SS1000 looks, weight and quality when I bought it. I spend the next two days getting used to the rifle. There was a large tag attached to the rifle that claimed it had been sighted in by a pro. The first shot was bout 6" high and about 2" to the left. So much for the pro sight in. Eventually I was able to dial in the rifle to shoot… Read Full Review

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Sifu456's Response to BushwickBill's Review

Written on: 11/04/2006

Its common that the stock screws may loosen up from firing 200-500 rounds and also the trigger guard screws may need tightening. This will cause the groups to expand but with a screwdriver you are back in business. Rattling in a spring air rifle is common and it happens on even the vunernable Beeman R1 or R9 you pick it up and shake it you can hear the cocking joint rattle on some. But as long as the stock and trigger guard screws are tight you can shoot lights out.
I hope you are happy with that Mendoza 2003 convertible the Gamo would have been a better choice imo, but still not a SS/Gh1000 it doesn't have the trigger.

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Anaarch99's Response to BushwickBill's Review

Written on: 29/03/2007

Thank you guys for your encouraging and honest comments about the Beeman SS1000, which I am planning to purchase. I am entirely new to the air rifle thing, so anything you can offer will be helpful toward my purchase. The reason I am wanting to buy this rifle is price of course and as a beginner and not rich, I will try this rifle out. However the source that I will buying only offers it in the 177 cal. for $140 +/- category. I like to get the same in a 22 caliber however. Can someone suggest some sources where I can purchase a SS1000 in 22 cal for around $140 area? Thanks for any help you can give.
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<br/>Allen in Honolulu

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Sifu456's Response to BushwickBill's Review

Written on: 30/06/2006

I haven't adjusted the rear part of the scope - it's clear enough on mines. But I have adjusted the AO for 10m out to 80 yards. Usually that's a sight in job, at least ten pellets to make the adjustmemt. With this setup and probably any rifle with AO it's just a turn of the AO and its back to 1 hole groups at 10m and busting 4" clays at 80m. For a Cheap Chinese copy of a Spanish air rifle its hard to beat. I have it in .22 I may buy a .177 just because they are bargains and accurate.
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<br>And I won't adjust the rear optical thanks.

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Steve Ellsworth's Response to BushwickBill's Review

Written on: 30/06/2006

I'll tell ya most of the problems with this rifle are the scope!
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<br>Granted, they may be bore sighted and close when you get them but if after getting the rifle out of the box you make any changes to the rear ocular to focus the cross hairs you are in for a world of re-sighting.
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<br>The whole scope assembly is sloppy, I think junk is a better word.
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<br>I had mine perfect but then I readjusted the ocular and from then on it was 4 hours of hard work to get the scope back on line.
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<br>If the locking ring is loose on the back of the scope the sight picture changes drastically and the cross-hairs will be so far out you will be lucky to hit a 55 gallon drum at 20 foot.
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<br>While the scope is nice and sharp it is a low end item. I am replacing it with a Banner next week. Called Beeman and they said it would handle it, actually any bushnell rated for break barrel will work and there are three to pick from, I am going with the 6x18.
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<br>Don't give up on the gun, its a good one, it's always possible to get a lemon off the display rack, so always get a sealed box item.
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<br>So it's got some power to it. Beeman says it's an entry level gun Chinese import and cant compare to the German guns but for a knockoff this is one nice fortune cookie.
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<br>Lubing the pellets with graphite makes a world of difference - predators and premiers really rip - I think its best to stay with one weight range of pellets - it loves the 7.9 crow magnum but they tend to drop quite a bit because of the weight increase but they do pretty well.
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<br>Do check all the screws and tighten things up periodically - it makes a big difference. Once you figure out how to hold and shoot this rifle its a killer!

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Bushwickbill's Response to BushwickBill's Review

Written on: 18/04/2006

I brought the SS1000 back too fast I think. I should have given that rifle more of a chance. I wound up bringing back the Mendoza too. Maybe I'm just too picky. I'm thinking about an air arms 410e. A totally different deal but the accuracy would great and only accurate rifles are interesting. I'll keep that advice in mind though if I ever wind up using a springer again.
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<br>Thanks...

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★★★★★

“The Beeman SS1000 is a copy of the Spanish GS1000, ...”

Written on: 22/03/2006 by Sifu456 (61 reviews written)

The Beeman SS1000 is a copy of the Spanish GS1000, the SS1000 is made in China. Its Stamped Beeman, it has a nice sporty wood stock, the wood stains ok, not as nice as the GS, it has no checkering and a different stain. Its still an attractive package.

Its easy to shoulder (if you are mid-large adult its not a 13yr old and under rifle) and it has a solid rubber stock butt, the bluing is on par with some of the better chinese rifles like the B20 but not as good as the B40, B26 or B50. It… Read Full Review

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Sifu456's Response to Sifu456's Review

Written on: 30/03/2006

The trigger on this gun is metal and chromed, and I think the trigger guard is polymer.
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<br>I retract this statement - the trigger is chrome plastic/polymer with a polymer trigger guard.
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<br>Pardon my haste in shooting and bypassing the obvious.

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Sifu456's Response to Sifu456's Review

Written on: 21/11/2006

I've had the Beeman SS1000 for almost 6 months. In side by side comparison, this rifle is more accurate then most air rifles I've shot. It's now more accurate the my Gamo's, and only behind my truly 1 hole shooting modified QB78 and my RWS46 in accuracy. This is a fine .22 air rifle, and it has more power then most of my air rifles.

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“Purchased my Beeman SS1000 from Pyramyrdair.com a few...”

Written on: 01/12/2005 by CrzyFrlss1 (1 review written)

Purchased my Beeman SS1000 from Pyramyrdair.com a few weeks ago. Boy did I get myself into a whole new ballgame. It sure is different from my Rimfire .22 in terms of size and weight (my Rimfire feels like a toy gun now)

It seems to be accurate right out of the box, I am able shoot sub 1/2… Read Full Review

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