Beeman R8 Reviews



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Beeman R8


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Reviewer: Snickers
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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The rifle exudes quality with the solid steel receiver cap that lines up exactly with the grooved receiver, the world famous rekord trigger. Old world Weihrauch quality is seen in this rifle. The stock look great with the long stock that covers the cocking lever and it fits me perfectly. It looked like a scaled down vintage Beeman R-1.

I originally purchased my first Beeman R-8 in 1983 or 1984. At the time I was power hungry so I sold the rifle after 5 or 6 months. I have several PCP rifles, AA410, Logan Solo, Daystate Huntsman Classic, etc. (all in .22 caliber). Recently I purchased a Beeman tuned R-7 and just loved the easy cocking and accuracy but the cheap rear plug kind of turned me off. I remember the R-8 and longed for the quality of that rifle. I began looking for a used R-8 about 5 months ago and as luck would have it, I found a mint condition tuned R-8 and jumped on it. It is everything I remembered. I put a Leupold EFR 3-9X32 AO scope on it. The gun is a dream to shoot; it just lays pellet upon pellet in one hole at 12 yards and I consistently get 3/8″ groups at 30 yards with no wind, shooting from my solid bench. It is the one rifle I shoot the most.


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Beeman R8


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Reviewer: ES
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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If you can find one….buy it. The rifle shoots like a dream, easy cocking effort,adj trigger. I chronied her at 680 fps avg w/7.9 grn pellets.

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Beeman R8


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Reviewer: bugnut
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I’ve owned this air rifle for 26 years now, and I think she needs a new spring and seals, Other than for this there is no problems, very good shooter.

My brother in-law bought a R-7 at the same time and has nothing for that also.