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  • Currently 5.00/5

Rating: 5.0/5 (10 votes cast)

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2 October 2008  

Things I liked: It is very quiet and does not seem to draw attention of my neighbors, so I can practice in my backyard. Good weight, and a very nice appearance. I chose this rifle based on a website's report that it was the quietest rifle of those they tested. Of course, that means low power, and to be quiet, one must use ammo that does not emerge supersonic.
Things I would have changed: I had an inexpensive Centerpoint scope mounted on it and this works well, but after a few hundred shots the front sight (which comes with the rifle and was left on, does not interfere with the scope) fell off when I was cocking the gun, indicating that this loosens rather easily, as I have not been banging around in the brush with this rifle.
What others should know: I believe the HW30S has the same mechanism but a different stock, and costs less, but tends to be sold out even more than this one. The 'S' indicates that it has the reckord trigger, which everyone says is very desirable but I have not used the HW30 which lacks it. so hard for me to say. I can say the trigger action on the R7 seems flawless. I often find the first shot (after not shooting for more than an hour) tends to be off-target. Possibly this will decrease after break-in (of me and the rifle). I have been using Czech BSA Wolverine 8.44 gr domed and though I am not a particularly good marksman, I can keep these within one inch at 50 ft.
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18 May 2008  

Things I liked: What makes the R-7 so popular is that spring airguns follow Newton's third law: "For every action, there is an equal (in size) and opposite (in direction) reaction force." Simply put, its low power makes it pleasant to shoot, cock, and carry. Combine that with exceptional HW quality and you have a winner that has stood the test of time. You need not be a female, a teen, or small male adult to enjoy it, as often is stated
Things I would have changed: Nothing. It does a fine job of doing what it was built to do. I give it a 4 in value only because adding the Beeman name adds $$$ to the price.
What others should know: By its very nature this gun is low power. If you want a tad more, but not the effort, recoil and size that go with it in an R-1 - ask Pyramid Air to stock the HW50S if they ever get the chance again in the future. Can't afford the R-7? then get the HW30. The trigger is not quite as good, but overall the shooting experience will be very similar. (the HW30S will give you the same trigger, but is difficult to find in the States)
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15 April 2008  

Things I liked: Accuracy. Light weight. Easy cocking. Nice finish: no nick, no chip, no discoloring. Better finish than all $190 - $450 German RWS I have. Kind of expensive for a little air rifle but it is as good as every other owner said.
Things I would have changed: The scope grooves are really sallow. Deeper grooves would be more desirable.
What others should know: The price for this rifle is going up pretty fast. It has been up over 20% since I bought it a month ago. Grab it if you find a good price. Some think it is under power, but that is exactly what a air rifle for targeting should be. Even the most powerful air rifle can not compete with a 22 rimfire, which is considered "toy gun" round among those big-bang firearm shooters.
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8 April 2008  

Things I liked: Light cocking, extremely pleasant trigger (no creep, just some light pull and crisp release), accuracy is very good, too - you can scope it'll get even better.
Things I would have changed: Nothing.
What others should know: Open sights are very good - don't remove them if you want to scope it. Better yet - try to use them, you might like it. Also, don't forget to clean the barrel before shooting.
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1 April 2008  

Things I liked: When we picked up our 2 Beeman R7 air rifles, it was a nice pleasurable experience. They treated us very nice assisting in everything we asked them to do for us. We would highly recommend anyone looking for and purchasing an airgun or accessories...Pyramid Air is the place. For the R7 ..they still produce top quality air rifles. Very nice to see checkering on the grip and forend areas now. They are great for all ages...even us over 50 group...Easy cocking effort and light to handle for a no matter what your stature. We cleaned the bore and lubricated our air rifles and started shooting in our backyard a week after we got them...The accuracy just never lets you down and will get even better the more we shoot...about 100 rnds first time shooting and kept them with in a quarter size grouping and this was about 50 ft not 30ft....remember older sets of eyes and offhand shooting with open sights...so we don't think that is to bad. Not sure whether we will put on scope or just a red dot scope. Just very happy with the quality. Oh yes, we used the .177 Beeman H&N pellets.
Things I would have changed: I would have changed the packaging...Ship air rifle in plastic bag in box. It all was okay...no maring or damage, just think would be better presentation. Not easy getting rifle out of box with out desroying box interior...for people who like ti keep their bixes.
What others should know: The air rifles just balance and handle so great. You feel like you got a qualty rifle for your money spent.
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