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“Beeman rs2”

Written on: 10/10/2013 by Adrian_C (1 review written)

I've had my beeman for about 9 months, I love the weight to it, the look, and power. The trigger bugged me at first but it was an easy fix. Wether you want to shoot birds or rodents this thing does the job. I'm using the .177, barrel mostly because I like the distance it'll go, I would recommend the beeman rs2 sportsman series to anyone looking to have some fun!… Read Full Review

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“Best break barrel rifle ever”

Written on: 21/03/2012 by www.www (1 review written)

I have owned the beeman Rs2 for 2 years now and have shot more than 10 tins of pellets through it. first day I got it i put 500 rounds through it in a couple hours. I especially liked the trigger. although i am used to the 2 stage adjustable trigger i must say it has a very clean pull and crisp break that i can count on. the location i bought the gun also provided me with a 3-9x40 scope. with the scope on i am the deadliest thing out in the brush. I have done testing on the gun and have gotten… Read Full Review

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Ltsilk's Response to www.www's Review

Written on: 29/10/2012

does anyone know where i can buy a second hand dual caliber rifle £150

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Johnny52's Response to www.www's Review

Written on: 30/12/2012

loved this post, i have recently purchased the same rifle and i am finding it a very friendly and easy weapon to handle shoot and keep in good order, the sights i am using seem to stay zeroed no matter the terain, obsticles or the weather throw at me the power is consistent as is the trigger operation, i am an ex army weapon instructor who is used to full bore rifles however this is a revelation to me,i have been hunting small game for a couple of years and find this is the rifle to have, the interchangable barrels are quick and easy to change over and allows me the choice of small game to pick from the different seasons with a decent choice of ranges up to 40yards.

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“Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman (Grizzly X2) RS2...”

Written on: 25/02/2012 by Chart77 (1 review written)

Excellent gun, it taught me a lot about springer rifles. You must make sure all three stock bolts are tight (two are behind the plastic caps on the foregrip - they are easy to remove). Make sure the scope is securely fastened and check all (including barrel attachment screw) screws occasionally. Lighten the trigger pull by adjusting according to the manual, this is a must for accuracy. Mine is near the light force limit and it is absolutely perfect for ny needs. Learn the "artillery hold" by… Read Full Review

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“Beeman RS2 Air Rifle”

Written on: 23/11/2011

Trigger is hard to puss and rifel jumps whe the trigger is pulled. Needs a smother pulling trigger. O ring comes off whrn the gun is cocked. o ring where barrol meets chamber coles off very easly. A big wast of money… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/11/2011

Your spelling is horrible! Apparently you missed something in your education, I'm guessing it was graduation.
On the other hand, I could be wrong and you're just an idiot.

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Written on: 25/02/2012

The RS2 Trigger is one of the finest adjustable triggers on a low or medium priced air gun. This reviewer never read the manual provided with the gun to realize that with a simple twist of a screwdriver the trigger can be made to have a feather touch or 6 lb pull.
The rifle does have recoil, it "jumps" as he describes it because that is what spring powered air rifles do. The recoil is a measure of the excellent power of this rifle and part of the challenge of mastering this very accurate gun. You can buy an air rifle without recoil but that would be a co2 powered unit with low power or a PCP gun with high power and a minimum $400 price tag, some cost in the thousands.
My RS2 is 2 years old with thousands of shots fired without the O ring dislodging. My best guess is the reviewer caused the O ring to come out by contaminating it with grease causing it to swell or dug it out with a sharp device and damaged it to the point that it would not stay put. The rifle comes with a spare O ring and two barrels so this is really a non-issue.
Contrary to being a waste of money this gun is a fantastic value for the money, it's really two guns in one with the dual-caliber barrels. I prefer the .22 because it's slower pellet is not disrupted by near sonic speed therefore more accurate, is much quieter and carries more energy to the target.
Before buying this or any powerful spring rifle one should read as much as possible to know how to shoot (look up "artillery hold") and care for this excellent piece of machinery.

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★★★★☆

“Lock tighting the screws”

Written on: 30/09/2011 by larryjs1951 (1 review written)

OK I have read the reviews and know i have to get a new scope and yes the .22 is the best (man it packs a whallop) shot a hole through a metal support on a chair OPPs. Question is where are the darn screws to lock tight on the thing? and what is that small plate on the back of the breach near where the scope mounts? help tell me where to find the screws to lock tight. e-mail me if someone knows at fishen_is_best@yahoo.com. Diagram would help along with where are the trigger ajustments. darn… Read Full Review

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“Beeman Sportsman RS2 Dual using .22 barrel. Cost $123...”

Written on: 15/06/2011 by cajunhoss87 (1 review written)

Ok I Bought this gun about a year and half ago and I was like this thing sucks! But then I read up on it and I learned that if you take all the screws on this gun and apply Locktite Blue, this thing is a beast! I was all over the place shooting Daisies in .177 before but after I changed to .22cal barrel and Locktited EVERYTHING I was getting pretty good groups. The next thing I learned ( b/c I was brand new to springers) was that I was holding the gun too tight and needed to used what is called… Read Full Review

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“this is the seconed time ive owned this gun.it shoots...”

Written on: 20/04/2011 by BERNARD BARNHILL (1 review written)

this is the seconed time ive owned this gun.it shoots real nice.you may need to get a new scope.they have some desent scopes at wal mart.nice gun get one if you get the chance.gamo is the way to go.but this will do the job.also i perfer the 22 barrel.have fun and be safe whatever you choose… Read Full Review

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“this rifle was neatly packaged in the box it has a...”

Written on: 24/03/2011

this rifle was neatly packaged in the box it has a nice feel to it i love the adjustable trigger and there are no major problems with this rifle considering the price just take the screw covers out and remove all the screws and dab a litttle bit of gorrilla glue on them and reinstall the screws tightly and let it dry overnight use some kind of thread lock for the scope screws and i have to agree with the other person to redo the crown would help with the accuracy even though i myself have not… Read Full Review

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“Bought this for pest conrol. Scope is not very good...”

Written on: 24/02/2011

Bought this for pest conrol. Scope is not very good for this high powered gun. But after setting the open sights on this, for the way I shoot, have 1 in groupings. I'm using the .22 barrel. Have many other .177s around. Used a special type pellet with it. Hollows points are okay but the pellets I used penatrated and item that the hollows just bounce off of. I usually have my air guns set for 50 to 75 yards. The pest do not last long with me or my brother. Would recommend this to others for… Read Full Review

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“I've read every one of these reviews and have shot...”

Written on: 23/02/2011

I've read every one of these reviews and have shot over 150 shots but the accuracy is STILL very poor. I've tried just about every kind of pellet you can get as well. There is defintly something wrong with the scope. I've tried adjusting it many times and it always shoots up and to the right. Can anyone tell me what i could do to prevent this?


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Written on: 21/04/2011

I had exactly the same problem. Take the scope off and throw it away. Then buy the tasco red dot scope. This scope simulates what a laser sight would do but the laser dot is within the lens. It sights in very fast and acurately. It is also designed for a 22 rimfire rifle. It works fine on an air rifle. I sighted my scope in to 50 yards shoot at bottle caps.Use Kentucy windage for shots farther out.You will be hitting you target just as fast as it takes you to cock the gun.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 25/02/2012

Your shots are going high and to the right because you are holding the gun far too tightly. Please look up "artillery hold" which is the only way to shoot a spring gun accurately. Like an artillery gun that is free to move back and sideways you must cradle the gun in a very light grip to allow the gun freedom to move. This is not like shooting a powder gun because the pellet is slower to leave the barrel and you are going off your sight picture before the pellet is airborne. Hold the gun the exact same way every time and you will hit on the cross hairs every time (assuming you have "zeroed" the scope). A consistent hold will yield consistent accuracy.
Also, make sure the scope is very firmly attached, the recoil of this gun will cause a less than tight scope to creep backwards slightly with every shot.

Another comment was absolutely correct. 150 shots is hardly enough to "break in" a new rifle, the lubrication from the factory will partially ignite in the compression chamber causing a "detonation" like a diesel engine and throw the initial aim off by a small amount. Give it a few more hundred shots for extreme accuracy, this gun is quite capable of hitting a match head at 20 yards.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 26/06/2011

aim a little down and to the left duu

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 31/05/2011

With high powered air rifle there is break in period compressiom varies due to grease and dieseling. I had the same problem and it went away after about 500 rounds. Also that scope is a pos invest in a multiple zoom scope with finger knobs instead of screw slots way better

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“If you are looking for a good air rifle for $100, the...”

Written on: 13/02/2011

If you are looking for a good air rifle for $100, the Beeman RS2 is it. Remember, this is a $100 pellet gun, not a .22 rifle or a $400 air rifle. This gun will shoot 1" groupings at 25 yards no problem...and I'm using inexpensive Cabela's brand pellets. I hear knocks on the trigger, but this is a European style trigger with two stages. The 2nd stage trigger pull is adjustable, very easy and very nice. It is a bit heavy, but frankly I like the heft - it gives the gun a solid feel, but might… Read Full Review

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“I own 2 of these rifles.I am an avid shooter , i shoot...”

Written on: 05/02/2011

I own 2 of these rifles.I am an avid shooter , i shoot HP rifles,shotguns in competion, i own custom made guns for competion that cost thousands of dollars, in my opinion this air rifle is outstanding for the price 98.00 at wal mart. The rifle is built well shoots well and is very accurate for a entry level rifle 1/2 to 3/4 in groups at 30 yards is unbeatable for what your paying for it, some reviews state its not accurate , i think they may not know how to shoot a spring air rifle correctly… Read Full Review

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“OK,, First thing ya gotta do is wrap the barrel screw...”

Written on: 30/01/2011

OK,, First thing ya gotta do is wrap the barrel screw in teflon/plumbers tape and torque it till the wrench bends about an inch.Mine has shot thousands of pellets without the barrel screw loosening with this method.My gun is accurate and packs a punch, chrony is consistant 750 fps with daisy .22 pellets 14.3 gr. this is the only gun ive seen that loves those wadcutters and holds accuracy, one of my favorite guns and ive got 12 others all more expensive . Clean the barrel and break it in you'll… Read Full Review

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“The most amazing gun for $98 in the world! Scope is...”

Written on: 28/01/2011

The most amazing gun for $98 in the world! Scope is adequate, trigger very nice and extremely accurate even during break in. Feels like a "big" gun in your hands. I realize it's an entry level gun and for that market it's nothing short of amazing. It will shoot with guns costing much more. Squirrels beware!… Read Full Review

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“I think this is a great air rifle. I am an avid...”

Written on: 25/01/2011

I think this is a great air rifle. I am an avid squirrel hunter and wanted something quieter than a shotgun and a .22 rifle. I got it at wal-mart for 98 dollars and i think it is well worth the money. You can tell it is made of good matirials and was well put together. The open sights are very easy to use and very acurite. I've had it for not even six days and have already killed 22 animals with it. I've mainly used the .177 cal. barrell and have killed 2 squirrels with it in one shot. The… Read Full Review

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“Bought an RS2 Combo last week at Walmart for $ 98. ...”

Written on: 04/01/2011

Bought an RS2 Combo last week at Walmart for $ 98. Returned it today; gun definitely had issues. Poor quality trigger (lots of creep), loose hold down screws, broke the scope after only 25-30 shots. Because I liked the look & feel so much, took another off the rack. Clearly a better made piece than the first one. All the issues from the 1st one were missing this time. Took it to the range, using open sights and had it hitting the 1 inch bull at 20 yds in less than 1/2 hr. I may just forget… Read Full Review

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“This Beeman dual caliber 1073 model was on closeout at...”

Written on: 25/12/2010 by Eprophet (1 review written)

This Beeman dual caliber 1073 model was on closeout at Walmart for $99. That price with a choice of caliber in & of itself is worth the gamble. I was sighting in a Ruger Airhawk .177 & not feeling the love for a little more of a cash gamble & a lot less option.

I read every review I could find & some were relevant. It is important to use some type of adhesive on the barrel screw. I opted for the wifes finger nail glue (same ingredients as superglue TM). For your benefit & my lesson learned… Read Full Review

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“If you buy an air rifle for $98.00 and the pellet...”

Written on: 06/12/2010

If you buy an air rifle for $98.00 and the pellet comes out of the barrel with some force behind it, you're ahead of the game.
I think with this air gun, the rest is up to the shooter. I bought the gun on a whim about two weeks ago and shot it today for the first time. I did nothing to the gun except change to a 22 barrel and mount the scope.
The gun shot low and to the left at 25 yards but the groups were pretty consistent. I think that cleaning the barrel will have a positive effect on the… Read Full Review

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“When sighting in this rifle you must first shoot...”

Written on: 10/11/2010

When sighting in this rifle you must first shoot around 100 rounds before you begin. When sighting in start from about 15yds and work your way out. It will give you an MOA of about an inch at about 30yds. It shoots very sweet. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is the weight. At ten pds its not a rifle you will want to carry around. I would recommend it to anyone… Read Full Review

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“Right out of the box, this rifle consistantly pulled...”

Written on: 21/10/2010 by SatelliteSteve (1 review written)

Right out of the box, this rifle consistantly pulled to left 10:00 in a 5 inch
track from 40 yards. Using the site provided, I played with the windage and got it down to the diameter of a beer can. For the money spent, I can't believe it's accuracy compared to a fixed barrel rifle. I do worry about the O-ring and linkage getting worn and sloppy. Keep the wear points well lubricated. Overall, I'm impressed with the solid wood and iron for the price… Read Full Review

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“THIS IS A POORLY MADE AG... HEAVY AND ERRATIC...”

Written on: 02/10/2010 by al fred (1 review written)

THIS IS A POORLY MADE AG... HEAVY AND ERRATIC ACCURACY. AFTER THOUSANDS OF SHOTS WITH DIFFERENT PELLETS , A CLEAN BARREL, PROPER LUBRICATION, AND PROPER HOLD WHEN SHOOTING. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER BEEMAN PRODUCT AGAIN. ALSO HAVE THE PI 20 CAL PISTOL. ,. VERY POOR SHOOTER. HAS LOST ITS POWER AND NOT ACCURATE. BEEMAN USED TO BE DECENT BUT NOW JUST ALL HYPE… Read Full Review

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“I just found this air rifle at Wal Mart on closeout...”

Written on: 29/06/2010

I just found this air rifle at Wal Mart on closeout for $30.00! I thought it was a mistake, so I asked the guy at the counter in the hunting fishing department. He told me that they were marked down to $99.00, and then today they went down to $30.00. After reading a few reviews on this particular air rifle, I guess that I didn't get the best of the best, but I did get the best deal!… Read Full Review

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“Love the RS2 now. At first it put the shots all over...”

Written on: 11/04/2010 by Gramps Grizz (2 reviews written)

Love the RS2 now. At first it put the shots all over the place, then I found the secret. DO not hold it like a deer rifle, use a very lite hold and let the air gun move as it wants. Went from 6" groups at 30 yards to 1". It is very hard on scoops, I have destroyed 4 so far. As for power I have cleanly take a 30# coon that was attacking my cat(the cat is ok). I had been useing 3/4" plywood for a backing but that did'nt last… Read Full Review

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“Had this for 2 weeks and thought I made a mistake...”

Written on: 31/03/2010

Had this for 2 weeks and thought I made a mistake buying it.

OK. Here's the fix for this gun. Very easy.
1) First, clean up the barrel crown. Actually you can clean up both ends of the barrels. Just Google 'barrel crown' and you will find out how to do this. I used a Dremel-type pointed grinding tool freehand(without power tool). Takes 5 minutes. Clean up barrel good after this, obviously.

2)Blue Locktite the scope mounting bolts. Both the dovetail mounts and the ring mount bolts.

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“This is a very accurate rifle at @ 40 yds. I mainly...”

Written on: 13/03/2010

This is a very accurate rifle at @ 40 yds. I mainly use the .22 cal. barell, and am quite impressed. I have only limited use of the .177 cal. barell, since the targets I'm shooting at require the added knockdown power of the .22 cal. The scope is VERY clear, and is a high quality optic. I've even had a local law-enforcement officer comment on how well the rifle was built, and that the scope was better than the one he had on his rifle at home. You absolutely cannot beat the price of this rifle… Read Full Review

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Written on: 02/10/2010

I found this review not helpful because...there is no mention of the group size at 40 yds. It can sometimes be 1" and sometimes be 5plus inches. This is with all the proper and necessary springer AG techniques in place. Beeman now upgraded to there rs3 with no real improvement except for looks and hype. ANY gun that shoots erratically it is not worth a dime .

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★★★★☆

“Wow, what a great rifle for the price. Great fun,...”

Written on: 28/02/2010

Wow, what a great rifle for the price. Great fun, very accurate when using the included scope. No real issues… Read Full Review

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“This rifle has been a disaster from the start,...”

Written on: 06/02/2010

This rifle has been a disaster from the start, destroying it's own fiber sight and ruining several scopes. The safety came loose and the barrel screw only stays tight for 10 shots. The groupings can be accurate for a short time then become erratic (off by 8 inches at 30 feet). Although the safety design was convenient (when it functioned) and I liked the trigger pull, it was mainly a poorly made gun. The barrel switching was easy though the barrels did not fit in well due to poor design or… Read Full Review

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“BEEMAN R2 DUAL BARRELS. JUST GOT IT SIGHTED IN WITH...”

Written on: 31/01/2010

BEEMAN R2 DUAL BARRELS. JUST GOT IT SIGHTED IN WITH IRON SIGHTS (SCOPES DON'T WORK) @ 50FT I AM DRIVING TACKS!! THIS IS WITH CROSSMAN FLAT NOSE PELLETS. I AM CONVINCED THE MORE YOU SHOOT THE BETTER ACCURACY. THIS WAS LEFT HANDED AND I AM A LONG CENTER FIRE 308 COMPETATOR RIGHT HANDER. THE FACT IS LIKE TO SWITCH… Read Full Review

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“This gun is amazing dont listen to the other reviews...”

Written on: 31/01/2010

This gun is amazing dont listen to the other reviews about the accuracy, when you first get it dont even attempt to sight in a scope with it. You need to shoot at least 60-100 rounds through it before you can even think about sighting it in but once you have shot it enough its a real tack driver i get amazing groupings with the crosman preimier .177 hollow points its a great gun a little heavy but you can tell its made out of good materials lots of metal small amounts of plastic. This gun… Read Full Review

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Written on: 02/10/2010

I found this review not helpful because...nothing definite said

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“I purchaced a Beeman dual caliber sportsman RS2 series...”

Written on: 23/01/2010

I purchaced a Beeman dual caliber sportsman RS2 series about a week ago from walmart after returning a crosman storm XT that had a defective scope out of the box. Also the stock started to crack. In comparison the beeman is better of the two. Other air rifles are priced at $299.00 and up. Accuracy is great with the .22 barrel after I got it sighted in but switching to the .177 barrel the open had to be clicked about 50 plus clicks the elevation had to be screwed all the way down and the little… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I brought this gun as an alternative to a 22 cal...”

Written on: 07/01/2010

I brought this gun as an alternative to a 22 cal Marlin lever action. I can not get it to shoot a consistent grouping for more than 5 shots. So far the list of reasons I have found are (1) bad pellets, (2) dirty barrel, (3) bad scope, (4) loose barrel, and (5) loose mountings on scope. I do not want to perform maintenance on this gun every 5 shots so it is going back to Walmart… Read Full Review

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“Great pellet gun. Changing between .22 and .177...”

Written on: 29/12/2009

Great pellet gun. Changing between .22 and .177 barrels is very easy. .22 cal is very strong. .22 was shooting through 1/2in wood at 25 feet. Very accurate, shoots 3/4in groups out of box. came with a 4X32 scope that was very nice as well. Barrel slides in and out to change with the use of a hex wrench. Stock is a nice polished wood but adds to the total weight. the trigger is adjustable and felt nice as is from factory. safety was easy to release by pushing forward with firing finger… Read Full Review

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“dont believe all of the bad rewiews this gun is perfect”

Written on: 25/12/2009

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“A few days ago I purchased a Beeman 1073, it looked...”

Written on: 22/12/2009

A few days ago I purchased a Beeman 1073, it looked great out of the box, I liked the wooden stock, it felt a little heavey, but in away felt more like a 22 cal fire arm 22, and pretty long length. The scope, like most entry level scopes, ok, be nice to have a better one. The fiber optic sights looked cool on the gun. But when I went to take some shots,.... man I was pretty close to a coke can and was dancing all around it, use to be a pretty good shot, had an old Benjeman pump as a kid, and… Read Full Review

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“ I purchased the SR2 sportsman series from my local...”

Written on: 06/11/2009

I purchased the SR2 sportsman series from my local walmart. It came with both .177 and .22 cal. barrels for around $120. I must say the first few days I had very eratic groups. This was due to the factory oil in the barrel and cheap pellets.(daisy) 500 shots later and a switch to meisterkulgn pellets. It's shooting 1/2 in. groups at 25yrds. love it!… Read Full Review

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“It set me back 139 bucks. What do you expect for that...”

Written on: 25/10/2009 by Pnut1377 (1 review written)

It set me back 139 bucks. What do you expect for that kind of money? Hopefully not a match grade rifle,but something more suited for ploinking or even hunting small game. I think the RS2 is an acquired taste… Read Full Review

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“I purchased the Beeman Dual Caliber gun a .177/22...”

Written on: 27/09/2009

I purchased the Beeman Dual Caliber gun a .177/22 combination in 6/09, gun appears of good quality came with scope interchangeaboe barrels. Put around 200 rounds through it. Accuracy was good at first now apppears scope is shot. First week front sight glow rod fell out ordered new one. It is now September 26, several calls to manufacturer resulted in,sorry we lost your order and we are back ordered don't know when the parts will be in. The whole front sight has to be replaced.
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“I would like to write about the Beeman 1073 Spring Air...”

Written on: 18/09/2009 by traneengineer (1 review written)

I would like to write about the Beeman 1073 Spring Air Rifle.
This is a Chinese-made gun sold at WalMart for $124, and has two barrels: you're not paying for an Olympic Air Rifle.
I have no trouble cocking it,
The scope and barrels do not come loose.
The wood looks good.
The weight is a little heavy.
Accuracy--well, with the 177 barrel I can make a 2" group with 10 rounds at 30 yards.
This morning with the 22 barrel I made a 1-3/4" group (with one flyer at 5/8" farther out, for a 2-3/8"… Read Full Review

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“The Beeman 1073 is a great looking air-rifle, however,...”

Written on: 30/08/2009

The Beeman 1073 is a great looking air-rifle, however, as great as it looks it's performance is terrible. I,ve been trying to achieve a decent shot group but could not get a group small than the size of a softball at 40 yards. No luck either with the .177 or .22 cal. Every shot fired was center on target with a rest and scope. After firing 100 shots plus - it lead to much frustration. Additionally, the scope, at one point, had to be cranked 20 clicks to adjust for one-inch on paper at 40… Read Full Review

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“ I recently purchased a Beeman Dual Caliber 1073...”

Written on: 14/08/2009

I recently purchased a Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2 Series. Always wanted to own one. Probably one of the worst mistakes that I ever made. I target practice probably more than some, from air rifles to large caliber, and enjoy it enough that my ten year old son has taken up the habit and loves it as much as I do. Granted, I still may be doing something wrong, but, with about 100 plus shots fired through it, I still am unable to form any type of decent grouping - .177 or 22 cal… Read Full Review

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“As I use only the .22 barrel I have had no problems...”

Written on: 29/07/2009

As I use only the .22 barrel I have had no problems with the screw loosening. Beeman customer service suggests using Tefflon plumbing tape to solve the problem. I am going to have to buy a bullet trap, (designed to stop .22lr), as I shot through my steel pellet traps. I would suggest buying a muzzle brake, (Beeman # 7127), which will give a bit more leverage and thusly lessen the 38# cocking effort.The trigger is adjustable, and doing so makes the Beeman dual caliber 1073 a delight to shoot… Read Full Review

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“I was pretty happy for the first couple of days owning...”

Written on: 24/07/2009

I was pretty happy for the first couple of days owning this new air gun but now I must say I am really disappointed in the craftsmanship of the gun and the scope. I found that the once I got the scope sighted in it started walking all over the place and I could not even get the scope to focus on my target at 30 feet. Turns out that the set screw for the .177 barrel will not stay snug and the rear lens of the scope came dislodged inside the cylinder. I was able to reassemble the lens in the… Read Full Review

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“for those of you thinking about buying a beeman 1073...”

Written on: 22/07/2009

for those of you thinking about buying a beeman 1073 air rifle ( the use of air rifle here is an act of overly extreme kindness ) DONT!!!! the 1073 is a piece of cheaply made crap that beeman should be ashamed of themselves for putting on the market. both of the fixed front sights on the 22 and 177 barrels have shattered in use. the telescopic sight that came with the rifle failed at about 100 shots. the telescopic sight stop broke ancd fell off at about 150 shots. beeman says that this type of… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/07/2009

I found this review not helpful because...it is bull this gun is good the scope and sights are junk (Replace IT) then tell me how this gun is the sights are only used without a SCOPE Hello!!!!!!!!!!! the key is just get a good scope 69$ @ wal-mart 4x16x40 center point (nice scope)

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“Purchased this beeman dual caliber rifle from Big-5...”

Written on: 02/07/2009

Purchased this beeman dual caliber rifle from Big-5 for $140.00 with a scope and
synthetic stock, plus .177 and .22 barrels.
Set up a 25 yard target. Roughed in the scope with a laser
bore sighter.
Took about 10 shots to make one half inch groups.
After about the 25 shots, accuracy went out by 4-inches.
Problem is the screw that holds the barrel in place comes
loose. The fix is some non hardening locktight… Read Full Review

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“The beeman dual caliber rifle, case, scope and barrels...”

Written on: 24/06/2009

The beeman dual caliber rifle, case, scope and barrels appear well made. It seems to be powerful if due to the heavy spring, the sound when it is fired compared to a gun of lesser advertised power and the depth of penetration of the pellets into a wood block. Comments by others that the seal doesn't want to stay in place seem accurate. The rough interior of barrels probably accounts for the poor grouping of the rifle I received. The very poor design of the open sights accounts for the… Read Full Review

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“the Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2 Series is...”

Written on: 11/06/2009

the Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2 Series is possibly the worst air rifle on the market!!!! why? read on. within 12 shots the front sight had broken on the 22 cal barrel, within 100 shots the telescopic sight that came with the rifle failed ( with the sight adjustments level the cross hairs are 20 degrees canted ) after 150 shots the scope stop screw broke, and the scope stop fell off. almost all of the screws on the rifle have worked loose and are proving difficult to keep tight… Read Full Review

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“The Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 is what many have called...”

Written on: 04/06/2009

The Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 is what many have called it, a cheap air rifle. Within 24 shots the front sight on the 22 cal barrel had broken. One would think that Beeman would match the accuracy of the two barrrels better. The difference between sighting in the .177 and the .22 is almost 10 inches at 20 yards! I am sure they can do better than that. Two other big complaints are the rifle is advertised as having an european hardwood stock, I seriously doubt that it, mine dings very easily the… Read Full Review

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“The Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2 Series...”

Written on: 17/05/2009 by tomvnzr (1 review written)

The Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2 Series rifle is expensive. But it does not shoot like it.
Even when I purchased an expensive scope. It is powerful but it is not accurate, and it seems to have problem keeping the black rubber ring seal in place… Read Full Review

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“ got this Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2...”

Written on: 08/05/2009

got this Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2 Series rifle mainly for the price, velocity, and dual barrels. Had it a couple of weeks and am very pleased with it. In the first day I had groups the size of a quarter with the .177 and when i finally found some good hollow point .22 I was doing the same with them and thats anywhere from 30 to 50 yards! I wouldn't recommend using the.177 in urban neighbor hoods either since it hits almost 1100 fps and makes a crack when it breaks the sound… Read Full Review

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“The Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2 Series is a...”

Written on: 07/05/2009 by slhumbucker (1 review written)

The Beeman Dual Caliber 1073 Sportsman RS2 Series is a nice spring powered air rifle. It has a wooden stock that is as nice as most mid-grade firearms. I have had it about 3 days and have put it through the paces. I sighted the scope at 20yrds and it hits dime size. It drops about an inch at 35 and stays in a quarter group.
It goes through gutter steel at both ranges with no problem.
The amo I use is crossman pointed premium grade with a pointed tip.
This is not a loud gun, sounds about like a car… Read Full Review

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