Written on: 01/03/2011 by jacob wood (1 review written)
what kind of bbs do i use and how do i load them for a 1783 silver bear
Written on: 21/02/2011
the rifle is fun out of the box, but the novelty turns to frustration very quickly. DO NOT buy this gun.
This little rifle is a strange creature. I purchased it for in-town shooting/indoor plinking. I wanted a break barrel, but the 1000FPS rifles were MUCH too loud for my purposes. When I first brought the rifle home, I fell in love with it. It requires almost no cocking effort, and is quiet as can be. In fact, the spring is louder than the rifle report.
The way the rifle is built is... (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009
I got it from a friend a long time a go it was about 100.00 (it was on sale)
it's very good the only thing I don't like about it is the scope vibrates
when I shoot it. The accuracy was very good I shot of a cap off of a bottle!
It's worth it.Also the scope is very cheap so I bought another one and it works... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2009 by BearDog477 (1 review written)
I bought this Beeman Silver Bear 1783 rifle 119 bucks at canadian tire and i think its very well made. Very accurate scope doesn't vibrate hits dead on. The power is pretty good i shot hollow tiped peletes into a 2/4 piece of wood and the a little over half of the pelet head whent into the wood. The hinge pull is very easy to pull the mussel break is nice. The only thing you will need to get used to is the trigger pull its a little tight you might have to practise a bit befor hunting... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2009 by mwisad0 (1 review written)
This Beeman Silver Bear 1783 came with no open sights, and a terribly cheap scope. The trigger pull is about 25 lbs, and I can't group any barnd of .177 pellets inside a 3-inch circle at 25 yards as the break-point of the trigger is so inconsistent.
I try to eliminate nuisance birds (cowbirds, grackels, etc.) from my wife's bird feeders, and they get a very sporting chance as I can only hit about 20% of my shots with the crosshairs right on the bird and the rifle on a firm rest. I've... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2008
I think that the Beeman Silver Bear 1783 air rifle sucks. I have never killed anything with it. I cannot find anything good about this gun, its lacking in power and its not too good on the accuracy front either. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008 by sniper357 (1 review written)
I got mine about 2 years ago paid 120 bucks for it in Canada at Canadian Tire. I love it killed small birds and frogs with it. Very good Accuracy. No complaints, lots of fun. (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2008
Good gun, not enough firepower though... still enough to kill birds. i shot at a skunk about 4 bullets in a row, it was down, but not dead... great 4 beginers. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2008
No the best, not the worse. Can easily kill a large bird like a robin or blue jay at 50+ yards. Everybody says they are inaccurate, but I have mine 1/2 inch high at 40yrds. So at 50, I'm dead on. I've shot rabbits, squirrels, birds, you name it, I shot it. (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2007 by jsb889 (2 reviews written)
I picked up this air rifle quite a few years ago for about 60 bucks. It shot decently at 25 yards, but it IS NOT a suitable varmint rifle. I shot a bird at 30 paces, and it hit the wing. It ran a bit, 2nd shot, it ran some more. 3rd shot was about 20 paces, and it still lived. I would never recommend this as a hunting rifle, only a plinker.
As a plinker, it does its job well for the money spent. I retired it for a Gamo Shadow 1000 (which recently had a broken seal) because the stock and... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2006 by gamo lover (1 review written)
I got my Beeman Silver Bear 1783 gun 4 years ago! It shoots accurately and works good. I like the stock and the scope rail seems smaller than 11mm. It's a great beginner gun! Also, there's a cool coating on the metal parts that protects it from rust. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2006 by Hunt4life32 (13 reviews written)
I bought the Beeman Silver Bear 1783 air rifle yesterday. It seems to be very good. Better than my old Daisy 880 (except in power). It's a great starter gun, and extremely accurate! I don't know if it can take down birds as they haven't been visiting my yard lately. But it shoots 500+ fps, which means if the Beeman SS500 1026 is a black new version of this gun, then it too is capable of shooting up to 960 fps. This gun also looks very, very nice. I would recommend it as a starter gun, but... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2006 by BMK (1 review written)
Have compared the Silver Bear with the Crosman Quest, Benjamin Legacy and found the Beeman Silver Bear more accurate and better qulity than the other two mentioned. The Silver Bear cost much less money than the Quest and the Legacy. (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2005 by ted3929 (37 reviews written)
Got my Beeman Silver Bear at Wal Mart for $25 on clearance. I lucked out and got the one box that had not been returned. In talking to the sport division guy, I found out most had been returned because the scopes were knocked silly in transport. True to form, my scope was wacky. The crosshairs were so far out of whack that they formed an X instead of a cross. Oddly enough, I still managed decent groupings at roughly 20 feet with an out of camber scope. Decent shooter, but power is... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2005 by ilovmountaindew (1 review written)
The Beeman Silver Bear 1783 Air Rifle is a great gun, and very accurate. All for 35 bucks! It wasn't ready to shoot right out of the box, but after some adjustment, it was extremely accurate. Cocking the gun is also very easy.
I would definitely recommend it. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2005 by Rodi63 (1 review written)
This Beeman Silver Bear 1783 was my first airgun. A neighbour had loaned me a Crossman to help with my skunk/squirrel problem. This prompted me to purchase on e of my own. Even though the box states that scope is already sighted in. It needed tweaking. I found to shoot a little left & low. However it was easy to remedy. Got some free targets off the internet and printed some up. After an hour, I had the air gun shooting within a diameter of a quarter. Once you adjust yourself with the... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2005 by silentfool (1 review written)
I bought the Beeman Silver Bear 1783 gun for $57 at Walmart. It seemed like a decent choice since the Powerline 1000S was $94 and the Gamo Shadow was $124. Of course it doesn't have the power that the other guns do (500fps vs 1000fps), but it also doesn't require as much power to cock it. After reading good reviews on this page and reviewing the other options I went for it.
After I got it home I figured out that the scope wasn't mounted properly and therefore was also sighted improperly. I... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2005 by Rob Odum (3 reviews written)
The Beeman Silver Bear 1783 is undoubtedly the funnest plinker I have ever owned, I have a Daisy Powerline 1000 and a Beeman R9, But those arent for the back yard. I usually shoot my Gamo and Benjamin pistols there but wanted a backyard plinker. I have to say I pleased with this little carbine, especially the price. By the way...the next piece I buy will be a Beeman P1 magnum. Think you guys could run a sale or something? (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2005 by dcgCrosman (2 reviews written)
I bought a Beeman Silver Bear 1783 and it's a great air rifle. This air rifle is very accurate right out of the box. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2005 by SLAUGHTER44 (1 review written)
Beeman Silver Bear 1783 - Of course with this gun being a springer you had the "twang" when fired. It did seam excessive for this guns low power. The scope shipped almost on target, it was only 2 inches down and right at 30 yards. After 2 adjustments i could put 1 large hole in the bullseye with 5 pellets. Extremely accurate gun just not enough power. This gun would be well suited for a young shooter. Very easy cocking, no risk of being pinched or anything. (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2004 by illinoisshooter (1 review written)
I bought a Beeman Silver Bear 1783 for my sons birthday.
Graduated him from the Daisy Red Ryder he outgrew along time ago. Even though this gun would be considered a youth gun, I think I like shooting it more than he does. It is exteremly accurate after you get use to the trigger, but I think this helps children learn some good skills, such as sqeezing the trigger and not just pulling it. You can shoot 5 shots easily at 30 yards inside a dime with a little practice. If you upgraded the scope... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2004 by Big Doggy (1 review written)
The Beeman Silver Bear 1783 is an excellent first pellet gun. As accurate and easy to handle as it gets for the price. (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2004 by yostg (1 review written)
The Beeman gun is good but its nothing compared to the Daisy Powerline 1000S, if you are planning on buying the Beeman and then buying a 30 dollar Powerline scope, like most of the other people in these reviews the Beeman would then cost 90 dollars at 500 fps. Go to Walmart buy the Powerline 1000S for 94 dollars that comes with that scope. (at 1000 fps) (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2004 by Clinton (2 reviews written)
The Beeman Silver Bear 1783 was my first pellet gun. I did replace the included scope with the Powerline 3-9x32 scope: $30.00 bucks at Wal-Mart.
Once I had this scope set, the gun was extremely accurate with Daisy hunting pellets. I could make the pellets butt up against each other at 30 feet!! It was amazing!
The rifle is kind of tricky to keep an honest aim on a small target because it is very lite.
This rifle would be great for the beginner shooter, but since this was my first rifle,... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2004 by tyler11 (1 review written)
When I bought the silver bear rifle it was a little hard to get used to the automatic safety, but the rest was fine to get used to.it is very accurate, but lacks on stopping power because it is a pellet gun. It comes with a great scope and is better than quite a few. When you take the gun out of the box it might feel cheap and the barral might feel plastic, but it isn't neither. The gun is good for target practicing and taking down small game like squirrels, birds or if you have a rodent... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2003 by montanasweetgrass (1 review written)
I purchased this rifle for my seven year old son. I replaced the scope with a $30 Daisy 3-9X 32 and now have the best air rifle that $90 total will buy. This rifle is so much fun to shoot. It's very light, easy to cock and hits what you aim it at. True it is limited in power, but air guns are all about training and shot placement. I have taken plenty of small birds and even squirrels with it. Use a very lightweight pellet such as a Beeman Silver Bear with this gun and enjoy. I have a... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2003 by monkey butt (1 review written)
The Silver bear is a great gun at long and short distances. It Comes with a great scope that's pre sighted in. It also has great power. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2003 by jerryrw (2 reviews written)
The stock was comfotable for a large adult. I had to move the included scope back to adjust the relief. After a few shots on the bench I was making 1/2" groups at 10m. Good for entry level shooters but lacking in any takedown power for hunting. (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2003 by stamp adams (1 review written)
My son brought home the Beeman Silver Bear this summer. This was the first pellet rifle I have used. As I have gone from loving the cute little Eastern Gray squirrels that live in our trees to hating the little varmants that chew holes in my roof and eat the insulation off the wires in my house, the use of such a weapon became obvious to me. So we practiced and became quite proficient at hitting 2x3 cards at 12-15 yards. It was time to go squirrel hunting. It became obvious that the... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2003 by booger. (1 review written)
I bought the Beeman Silver Bear at wally world for like 55 bucks. When i got home me and a friend decided to go shoot. well we destroyed a cd. but we noticed that we were missing some times when we aimed at the middel. well we put up a quarter and both of us shot it off. his first shot, my third (hes in ROTC so he had pratice) great buy!!!!! (read more)