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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)