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★★★☆☆

“what kind of bbs do i use and how do i load them for a...”

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
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Guest's Response to jacob wood's Review

Written on: 23/07/2011

it only takes pellets u break down the barrel and there will be a hole thats wat u put the pellet in

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★☆☆☆☆

“the rifle is fun out of the box, but the novelty turns...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I got it from a friend a long time a go it was about...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“ I bought this Beeman Silver Bear 1783 rifle 119...”

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 small… Read Full Review

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“This Beeman Silver Bear 1783 came with no open sights,...”

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 Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I think that the Beeman Silver Bear 1783 air rifle...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“I got mine about 2 years ago paid 120 bucks for it in...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Good gun, not enough firepower though... still enough...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“No the best, not the worse. Can easily kill a large...”

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 Full Review

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“I picked up this air rifle quite a few years ago for...”

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 the… Read Full Review

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“I got my Beeman Silver Bear 1783 gun 4 years ago! It...”

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 Full Review

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Altoidsrgud's Response to 259975_gamo lover's Review

Written on: 07/04/2007

If the scope is bad, then why don't you just replace it?

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★★★★★

“I bought the Beeman Silver Bear 1783 air rifle...”

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 not… Read Full Review

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“Have compared the Silver Bear with the Crosman Quest,...”

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 Full Review

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“Got my Beeman Silver Bear at Wal Mart for $25 on...”

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 Full Review

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Ted3929's Response to ted3929's Review

Written on: 14/08/2005

Update: Don't know what happened, but the gun literally started to fall apart within 2 weeks. First it started dieseling, something it didn't do out of the box. It blew so much smoke it started to obscure my vision (inside shooting). Then the accuracy went down the flusher. The scope that had worked so well in the beginning now was ineffective. Now I can't hit a flock of barn with the stupid thing.
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<br>Anybody else had this problem?

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Ted3929's Response to ted3929's Review

Written on: 15/10/2006

You can pretty much forget it holding a zero with any scope. The barrel is hardly a piece of engineering technology. Even with the supplied scope I could never really get it to post small groupings after the first 25 shots or so.
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<br/>I think the major problem is the breech connector. After breaking the barrel several times to load and cock the mechanism, I think it starts to sag, and never really locks back into place the same every time. This is a common problem with break barrel air rifles, not just the Beeman Silver Bear model.

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Hunt4Life32's Response to ted3929's Review

Written on: 14/10/2006

I can't get the Beeman Silver Bear 1783 air rifle to hold a zero with any scope. Please can you help?

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Hunt4Life32's Response to ted3929's Review

Written on: 13/08/2006

I have a Silver bear too (see my review) but i have a problem whenever i shoot in the feild at about 23 yards i get 1 inch groups and its pretty accurate unfortunatly sometimes after shooting and zeroing it in next time i take it out its all over at least 2 inches off where it should be shooting. Also where do you oil a break barrel rifle? ( i'm used to multi pump air rifles) but anyway when it is sighted in a shoot it out my 2nd floor window and then it shoots 2 inches up and 1 inch to the right. Do i need a new or better scope? Please help me!!

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219398_Blackjack's Response to ted3929's Review

Written on: 03/12/2005

I purchased my beeman from Wal-Mart also. It is my first air rifle. Lot of fun to shoot. The only real problem I had was that its difficult to load. Makes me wonder why it didn't come with a loading tool to help ease the time consuming loading process. Overall it's a nice air rifle for the money. I only wish it came in all black too.

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Ted3929's Response to ted3929's Review

Written on: 18/09/2005

Finally, this gun gave up the ghost. The piston went kaput roughly 30 days after I got it and with less than 100 pellets through it. Fortunately, Wal Mart took it back without a fight, but I really would expect more from Beeman.

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★★★★★

“The Beeman Silver Bear 1783 Air Rifle is a great gun,...”

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.
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“This Beeman Silver Bear 1783 was my first airgun. A...”

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 trigger… Read Full Review

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“I bought the Beeman Silver Bear 1783 gun for $57 at...”

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 Full Review

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“The Beeman Silver Bear 1783 is undoubtedly the funnest...”

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 Full Review

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“I bought a Beeman Silver Bear 1783 and it's a great...”

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 Full Review

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“Beeman Silver Bear 1783 - Of course with this gun...”

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 Full Review

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