Beeman R1 Reviews



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Beeman R1


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Reviewer: cliffspot
Recommended: Recommended
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Another classic air arm from the HW factory! The first airgun to be designed with CAD CAM technology. It is a beauty AND a beast! Very accurate; I’ve taken birds with head shots at 70 yards. A large, adult size gun, it’s weight can be a handicap in the field. Cocking effort is high and the gun can be a stout kicker. Time or a tune will make this smooth gun a lot sweeter. Called the “Cadillac” of springers for a good reason! if you are looking for a high end, high power springer…..look no further; the R1 is IT!!!


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Beeman R1


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Reviewer: Jaymo
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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It’s made like a firearm, not like a BB gun. That was my first impression. I love mine, it’s verry accurate and very powerful. It’s a squirrel killer, to be certain. The 2 squirrels I’ve killed with this gun and CPHP pellets (.177) dropped faster than those I’ve shot with .22LR solids. Go figure. How can I not recommend it?

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Beeman R1


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Reviewer: Vagrant
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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It’s a challenge to keep this brief.

The announcement [in the U.S.] that the incomparable Feinwerkbau 124 was discontinued was shortly followed by, “we would be getting this” !

What we got was : equal accuracy, MORE power, equal fit and finish, and greater size, weight, and cocking effort.

My R1 [in .177] shoots an honest [chronoed] 100 +/- faster than my 124

I’ll avoid, further, temptations to compare the two guns.

I’m glad I own both !

And, this is still avaiable, making the choice a moot point. If you intend to hunt with it – install a sling.

It is an outstanding [but somewhat heavy] airgun !

The most powerful spring piston available when it was introduced.

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Beeman R1


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Reviewer: hw lover
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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the workhorse the R1 has got to be the best adult spring gun ever!

it was the first gun to be designed using airgun CAD!

Ive owned all the calibres except the 25.

The 177 was pushing the 1000fps barrier with heavyweight bisley magnums , it gave a very flat trajectory almost point and shoot out to 60yd…but went straight through on “soft” targets

the 22 was animal destroying feather at close range! most of the noise was the pellet impacting, a really smooth gun and as sweet as a tx200 though the firing cycle

The 20 is on paper the best..but what with the small selection of 20 pellets available I think it is not a good buy.

one word of caution with these guns most secondhand guns will have been played with…some will be better…. some wont

HW 80-beeman r1 its the same gun