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Beeman R9 Elite .22 Beech w/scope

Beeman R9 Elite .22 Beech w/scope
 
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$579.99
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SKU B-103922ES
Manufacturer Beeman
Market price $669.95
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High Power, Breakbarrel, Spring Rifle

Smashing Velocity
3 Popular Calibers

The R9 Elite break-barrel .177 caliber air rifle shoots hard at a velocity of 930 fps and at only 8.5 pounds is among the lightest rifles for this power level. The traditional spring piston powerplant will give years of reliable use. The Beeman reputation for quality is evident throughout this German crafted gun, hand assembled for years of shooting pleasure.

The elegant hardwood stock has a graceful styling which sweeps to the front. The stock is truly ambidextrous and suitable for those shooting from either shoulder. There is even a soft rubber butt plate trimming off the end. The famous Beeman "R" Series trigger is standard fare, and has long been regarded as among the finest sporting triggers ever designed. Factory set at approximately two pounds, the trigger is fully adjustable to your preference. The automatic safety engages each time the rifle is cocked, and can easily be released by depressing the button on the back of the receiver. Included in the package is a premounted muzzlebrake, mount  and Bushnell Banner 4-12x40 scope.

Technical Data for the Beeman R9 Elite:

Total Weight 8.5 lbs
Overall Length 43.0"
Stock Ambidextrous
Sights Scope Required
Mounting Method 11mm Dovetail
Caliber .177, .20, .22
Cocking Method Break Barrel
Cocking Effort Medium
Recoil Rating Medium
Power Plant Spring Piston
Shot Capacity Single Shot

 

Caliber
Velocity fps
Muzzle Energy
.22
512-730
13-18 fpe

 

Our Take - Beeman R9 Elite Air Rifle

Velocity Test Results for the Beeman R9 Elite

Straight Shooters Use Score
Plinking
Target Shooting
Pest Control
Hunting
5
4
5
4

It seems as though hardly a day goes by without someone on the chat forums talking about the Beeman R9/R9 Elite. The Beeman R9 Elite is out-of-the-box ready, equipped with a 4-12x40 scope, mounts, muzzlebrake and sighted in by Beeman gunsmiths the R9 series has become a big favorite in the airgun world. There isn't much I can add to what everyone already knows. It has the great Rekord trigger with plenty of velocity, power and accuracy.

So how does it really perform when shooting all the different pellets? Quite respectably, actually. The R9 doesn't quite have the velocity of the R1 or RX-2 in .177, but it sure isn't too far off their mark. For those higher velocity results you'll have to pay a few more dollars. But I think you'll like the R9 test results, so read on and enjoy.
This rifle could be viewed as a great all around shooter for the shooter watching his pocketbook.

The R9 has ample power and accuracy for most of the shooting you will be doing. Of the guns we have tested, the R9 is comparable with the power of the Beeman HW97, HW77 and RWS Model 36 in power.

What can you expect from your R9?
Many guns on the internet are talked up as being the greatest thing since sliced bread and the R9 is no exception. This rifle has received so much print space that a person would think it was magnum powered with match grade accuracy and a high quality furniture finish. We wanted to see just what a new buyer could expect from the R9 in brand new, stock configuration. We inspected and tested many R9's in both .177 and .20 caliber and inspected each gun for quality of bluing, wood finish, barrel droop and barrel cleanliness.

The old saw about "getting what you pay for" is also true of the R9's. The standard model is a very decent quality gun with stain that is generally light to medium brown in color. Because the wood is beech, the stain can have irregular patterns and even some light areas on the stock. Primarily, this has to do with the density of the wood as opposed to the quality of the finish. Sometimes stain does not penetrate beech wood deeply in spots, which can leave a slightly lighter finish on some spots.

We found this air rifle to be one of the most moderately priced adult airguns available. The R9 will give you a great introduction into the world of adult airgunning. If you are looking for a single rifle that can do it all for you, the R9 would be a good selection. If you are an experienced shooter or more concerned about high quality finish and smoothness, consider jumping to the HW97, HW77, R1 or RX-2.

Bottom line? Everyone seems to be very happy with their R9 and it has introduced many shooters into the adult airgunning world.  You just can't go wrong by purchasing an R9.

.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
FTT Green
5.56
5.70
1036
14
907
10
778
8
618
5
.013
Baracuda Green
6.48
6.60
963
14
851
11
727
8
569
5
.012
Super-H-Point
6.90
7.20
894
13
759
9
608
6
418
3
.008
R10 Lite
7.00
7.00
862
12
736
8
590
5
405
3
.008
Hobby
6.90
7.10
906
13
768
9
614
6
423
3
.008
Silver Bear
7.10
7.40
873
13
744
9
596
6
409
3
.008
Meisterkugeln Pistol
7.00
7.00
912
13
772
9
617
6
425
3
.008
H&N Match HS
7.56
7.40
882
13
750
9
601
6
413
3
.008
Premier Lite
7.90
8.00
854
13
788
11
703
9
585
6
.016
JSB Express
7.90
7.90
822
12
756
10
671
8
552
5
.015
JSB Predator
8.00
8.20
763
11
696
9
607
7
484
4
.013
H&N Match
8.18
8.10
835
13
745
10
634
7
484
4
.011
SuperPoint
8.20
8.30
835
13
727
10
597
7
428
3
.009
R10 Heavy
8.20
8.30
851
13
740
10
607
7
436
4
.009
Meisterlugeln Rifle
8.20
8.30
847
13
736
10
605
7
434
3
.009
SuperDome
8.30
8.30
850
13
770
11
671
8
535
5
.013
JSB Exact
8.44
8.50
741
10
696
9
634
8
543
6
.019
Silver Sting
8.61
8.10
811
12
708
9
582
6
417
3
.009
Spitzkugel
8.64
8.80
839
13
718
9
576
6
395
3
.008
H&N Field Target Trophy (FTT)
8.64
8.60
808
13
765
11
707
10
622
7
.023
Field Target Special (FTS)
8.60
8.50
781
12
720
10
640
8
526
5
.015
FTS Double Gold
8.70
8.70
820
13
754
11
669
9
550
6
.015
Crow Magnum
8.80
8.70
802
12
710
10
595
7
441
4
.010
Super Mag
9.50
9.30
779
13
690
10
579
7
429
4
.010
Kodiak Double Gold
10.19
10.50
740
13
692
11
628
9
533
7
.018
JSB Exact Heavy
10.34
10.40
774
14
732
12
675
11
591
8
.022
Baracuda Hunter
10.34
10.30
747
13
707
11
653
10
571
8
.022
Premier Heavy
10.50
10.50
751
13
705
12
642
10
550
7
.019
Kodiak Match
10.60
10.30
766
13
713
12
643
9
541
7
.017
Kodiak
10.60
10.10
768
13
712
11
638
9
530
6
.016
Silver Arrow
11.50 
11.80
684
12
620
10
535
8
416
5
.012
JSB Monster
13.43
13.40
652
13
621
12
577
10
510
8
.024
Baracuda Magnum
16.36
15.70
516
9
476
8
422
6
342
4
.015

.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
Laser
9.20
10.40
791
14
691
11
568
7
407
4
.009
Silver Bear
9.88
10.20
805
15
703
11
578
8
414
4
.009
Silver Sting
10.53
11.60
760
15
688
12
594
9
463
6
.012
FTS
11.20
11.50
769
15
724
13
662
11
572
8
.020
FTS Double Gold
11.47
11.60
757
15
713
13
652
11
563
8
.020
H&N Match
11.87
10.20
791
14
701
11
587
8
435
4
.010
Crow Magnum
12.80
12.80
719
15
652
12
563
9
438
5
.012
Kodiak
13.32
13.90
684
14
647
13
595
11
517
8
.021
Kodiak Double Gold
13.34
11.60
757
15
710
13
647
11
555
8
.019
JSB Exact
13.65
13.70
694
15
658
13
607
11
531
9
.012
JSB Predator
14.10
14.10
684
15
638
13
576
10
483
7
.017
Premier
14.30
14.40
674
15
637
13
586
11
509
8
.021
BS Cylindrical
14.30
14.30
688
15
642
13
579
11
486
8
.017
Silver Arrow
15.50
15.60
631
14
572
11
493
8
382
5
.012


.22 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
Meisterkugeln
13.90
14.10
697
15
620
12
519
8
383
5
.010
Super H Point
13.90
14.50
682
15
615
12
515
9
380
5
.010
Premier
14.30
14.40
647
13
610
12
559
10
481
7
.020
JSB Express
14.30
14.30
637
13
604
12
557
10
487
8
.022
SuperDome
14.50
14.50
685
15
609
12
510
8
376
5
.010
SuperPoint
14.50
14.50
669
14
607
12
524
9
407
5
.012
FTS
14.60
14.80
674
15
636
13
582
11
502
8
.020
FTS Double Gold
14.72
14.90
680
15
639
14
583
11
499
8
.019
Napier Pro Hunter
15.40
15.10
730
18
686
16
625
13
535
10
.019
Silver Sting
15.74
16.10
640
15
585
12
510
9
404
6
.013
JSB Exact
15.74
15.90
603
13
574
12
533
10
471
8
.024
JSB Predator
16.10
16.20
595
13
555
11
500
9
418
6
.017
LR Missile
16.60
16.80
630
15
576
12
502
9
397
6
.013
Silver Arrow
17.10
17.70
616
15
554
12
470
9
355
5
.011
JSB Exact Heavy
18.00
18.20
606
15
579
14
541
12
482
9
.026
Crow Magnum
18.20
18.10
600
14
570
13
528
11
463
9
.023
Kodiak
21.10
21.30
574
16
545
14
505
12
442
9
.023
Kodiak Double Gold
21.12
21.30
565
15
539
14
502
12
445
9
.025
JSB Exact Monster
25.40
25.40
512
15
491
14
460
12
412
10
.028

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1 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Doug
Sep 20, 2013
I bought the R9 Elite which came with a scope because I did not want to bother with selecting and mounting a scope myself. Unfortunately, after less than 1000 rounds, all the screws on the gun came loose (those holding the barrel in the stock as well as those holding the scope on the gun). I had to remove all the screws and put loctite on everything--so much for not messing with mounting the scope. Then after about 4000 rounds the Bushnell Banner scope lost and will no longer hold zero. Now about every other shooting session I must rezero.

First, I would not expect a gun at this price point to literally fall apart.

Second, I cannot understand why Beeman would put a scope on their gun that cannot stand up to the recoil of a springer.

I am wishing I had bought something else.