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Beeman R7 .177 Beech

Beeman R7 .177 Beech
 
(4 reviews)  
$384.95
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SKU B-1107
Manufacturer Beeman
Market price $419.95
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Light Power, Breakbarrel, Spring Rifle

Light Weight and Easy to Handle
Super Accurate



The Beeman R7 air rifle is, without question, the finest intermediate sporting air rifle available anywhere. We guarantee that once you have one in your hands you will agree and won't want to put the air rifle down.  At just a shade over 6 pounds, the R7 is easy to pack around in the field with ease. The gun still packs plenty of punch with velocities reaching 700 fps in the .177 caliber version. This rifle is also offered in .20 caliber for those who prefer the advantages of the slightly larger and heavier pellet. The R7 is extremely accurate and has a very pleasant, smooth firing action. In fact, the R7 is a favored rifle among Straight Shooters.

The R7 Standard configuration comes with a 2 piece mount and muzzlebrake allowing you to add your choice of scope to the rifle. The R7 rifle features a unique double jointed cocking lever which eliminates the customary long slot under the forearm of break-barrel air rifles. This provides a more comfortable grip and a better sling mounting point on the forearm.

Pay attention to the details on this air rifle: Crisp, multi-lever trigger and finest non-drying breech and piston seals. Checkering on the pistol grip and a rubber buttplate. Scope grooves cut directly into the receiver for added stability. Beautiful precision cast trigger guard. And the satin finish on the hardwood stock resists minor scratches. Simply put, there are few guns made with all the features, style and grace of the R7.

Technical Data for the Beeman R7:

Total Weight 5.1 lbs
Overall Length 37.0"
Stock Ambidextrous
Sights Scope Required
Mounting Method 11mm Dovetail
Caliber .177, .20
Cocking Method Break Barrel
Cocking Effort Light
Recoil Rating Light
Power Plant Spring Piston
Shot Capacity Single Shot

 

Caliber
Velocity fps
Muzzle Energy
.177
471-698
6-7 fpe

 

Our Take - Beeman R7 Air Rifle

Velocity Test Results for the Beeman R7

Straight Shooters Use Score
Plinking
Target Shooting
Pest Control
Hunting
5
5
3
3

Few spring guns can boast of a list of attributes that include gentle recoil, quiet noise level, smooth action and incredible accuracy. Most spring airguns have one or two of those attributes, but seldom all of them.

So, what does the R7 bring to the airgun marketplace and why it doesn't get written about more often? Well, most new airgunners are looking for high velocity and "power" levels. These are not attributes or strong points of the R7. So more attention is paid to the big "howitzers" available on the airgun scene.

However, after shooting the high powered air rifles for awhile, many airgunners gravitate toward a gun that can be used strictly for plinking. A gun that is just plain fun to shoot and is not needed for heavy duty pest control or hunting purposes. And that certainly fits the profile of a R7.

One can shoot this gun all day long without tiring from the recoil, weight or cocking effort. So by all means, look at the velocity results…….then forget them! That's right…forget them! This is a gun that should be shot simply for pure pleasure. And if you're looking for a real challenge, just go out anywhere on the web and try to find a used R7. Good luck…nobody gives up his or her R7. After all, everyone know a good thing when they see it.


.177 Caliber Pellets

Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
Hobby
6.90
7.00
649
6
532
4
424
3
285
1
.008
R10 Lite
7.00
7.00
660
6
541
5
432
3
290
1
.008
Meister Pistol
7.00
6.90
672
6
551
5
440
3
296
1
.008
Silver Bear
7.10
7.20
637
6
522
4
416
3
279
1
.008
Super-H-Point
7.40
7.20
637
6
531
5
434
3
305
1
.009
H&N Match HS
7.70
7.40
643
6
539
5
441
3
310
2
.009
Napier ProHunter
7.72
7.90
611
6
535
5
460
4
355
2
.012
JSB Express
7.90
7.90
623
6
560
6
498
4
406
3
.015
Premier Lite
7.90
8.30
592
5
480
4
406
3
304
2
.011
Bearcub
8.09
7.50
644
6
528
5
421
3
282
1
.008
JSB Predator
8.10
8.20
618
6
535
5
454
4
342
2
.011
H&N Match
8.20
8.10
611
6
535
5
460
4
355
2
.012
SuperDome
8.20
8.30
563
6
502
5
441
4
353
2
.014
SuperPoint
8.20
8.30
556
5
480
4
406
3
304
2
.011
R10 Heavy
8.30
8.30
575
6
490
4
408
3
297
2
.010
Meisterlugeln
8.30
8.20
586
6
499
5
416
3
303
2
.010
JSB Exact
8.44
8.50
607
7
546
6
485
4
395
3
.015
FTS
8.60
8.60
624
7
573
6
530
5
465
4
.014
Silver Sting
8.61
8.10
615
6
524
5
437
3
319
2
.010
FTS Dbl Gold
8.70
8.80
607
6
486
5
417
3
321
2
.012
Crow Magnum
8.80
8.70
568
6
464
4
368
3
245
1
.008
Super Mag
9.50
9.30
478
4
416
4
356
3
272
2
.012
JSB Exact Heavy
10.30
10.30
527
6
479
5
430
4
358
3
.017
Premier Heavy
10.50
10.50
470
5
418
4
365
3
290
2
.014
Kodiak Match
10.60
10.30
514
6
461
5
408
4
331
2
.015
Kodiak
10.60
10.30
512
6
459
5
406
4
329
2
.015
Kodiak Dbl Gold
10.62
10.60
502
4
397
3
343
2
267
1
.013
Silver Arrow
11.50 
11.40
446
5
395
4
345
3
274
2
.014

.20 Caliber Pellets

Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
9.88
10.00
546
7
485
5
403
4
293
2
.010
10.96
10.50
505
6
466
5
412
4
334
3
.015
H&N Spitzkugel10.9610.805518499742953303.012
11.42
11.50
496
6
460
5
410
4
337
3
.016
H&N Field Target Trophy11.4211.705277493644653754.018
11.47
11.60
463
6
429
5
382
4
313
3
.016
11.87
10.50
527
6
477
5
409
4
314
2
.012
12.81
12.80
451
6
416
5
367
4
296
2
.015
13.27
13.90
417
5
389
5
350
4
293
3
.018
H&N Baracuda13.2713.704596427638353173.017
Beeman Kodiak Double Gold13.3413.803965364432032572.015
13.70
13.60
417
5
389
5
350
4
293
3
.018
14.10
13.90
411
5
378
4
333
3
268
2
.015
14.30
14.30
417
6
388
5
347
4
287
3
.017
14.30
14.20
445
6
410
5
362
4
292
3
.015
15.59
15.50
356
4
327
4
287
3
230
2
.015

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4 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Cliff U.
Mar 6, 2016
The Beeman R7 was my very first spring piston air rifle. My wife bought it for me in late 1982. It had a beautifully figured stock with cut checkering on the pistol grip and came originally with open sights. Within a month we had ordered a Beeman 2-7X Blue Ribbon Scope along with a Beeman Scope Stop. From the very beginning, this rifle has had our deepest appreciation. It is death on gophers and pest birds as well as the ubiquitous tin can or bottle cap. The Beeman R7 is the most accurate, smooth firing air rifle you can buy and, if this review is any testimony you can count on decades of dependable service if you treat it right. Just wipe it down with an oil patch when you are finished shooting and use a nice soft cloth on the stock. With the exception of the smoothing wear on the right side of the trigger guard (after nearly 34 years of use) my R7 looks essentially new. I just put it on the chronograph today. It is shooting slightly faster (by maybe 5 fps) that the "Our Take" review specifies for Beeman Silver Bears and H & N Match pellets, my two favorite pellets for use in this gun.

Advantages: The R7 is a pure delight in balance, look, and feel. The adjustable 2-stage trigger allows one to adjust for their shooting style. The cocking effort is about half that of the Beeman R1 and the rifle just naturally "fits' most shooters. This rifle is also the rifle by which to introduce anyone who is "anti-gun" to the fun of shooting. I am always amazed at the look on a new shooter's face when they bust their first aspirin tablet, on edge, at 10 yards. With a properly sighted, scoped R7, hitting a target that small is not really all that difficult for a beginner.

Disadvantages: I can think of NO disadvantages associated with the R7 except maybe to suggest a bit more powerful rifle for jackrabbits. Even at that, I am confident that with the right pellet and within 30 yards or less, the R7 could be used effectively on small rabbits and squirrels. I don't even believe the price is a disadvantage. You do get what you pay for and with the R7, you actually get more...much more.
Verminator
Jan 16, 2015
Started sighting in my Beeman R7 at 10 meters with a 4X scope and getting 1/4" groups right off the bat with 8.6 gr H&N Field Target Trophy; the R7 quality is superb and my only regret is not having purchased one sooner!

Advantages: Accurate, with low report and a cleanly breaking trigger pull, as set by the factory. It's so well made that I don't feel compelled to tinker with anything, which is a radical departure from my customary impulse to fine tune everything...

Disadvantages: The automatic safety engagement is something to get used to if you are accustomed to ISSF 10 meter equipment without safeties.
ChrisK
Feb 25, 2014
Absolutely love the R7. I have other springers I like, but every time I pick up my R7 with 3-9 Clearidge mil dot scope it just makes me smile and think "This is REALLY a cool little gun". Nothing to not like about this one. Put your magnum ego aside and add an R7 to your collection. Super accurate, it plinks soda cans handily out to 75 yards (100 if you can dope out the trajectory and there's no breeze).

Advantages: Light, super accurate, highest quality, FUN!

Disadvantages: None when used within its limits.
George Kuehne
Feb 18, 2014
Got my R7 yesterday and it's awesome.
I added a scope to it, with in nine shots was hitting a shot group the size of a quarter.
It was really hard to put this gun down. Shot a whole can of pellets today.
Knowing you have to put at least a thousand rounds down range to really break this bad boy in I'm totally satisfied.
The Germans really nailed it with this gun.
I've got three Air Rifles, for what I payed I could have had the R7 years ago. (LIVE & LEARN)
Any one interest in shooting air gun, I recommend you save your bucks, wait to buy a R7 believe me you won't be sorry you did.

Advantages: Shoots great, not a heavy gun. Has a real easy trigger pull. very well balanced.
Nice looking gun, great finish.


Disadvantages: None that I can see................

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