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Quiet time plinking indoors with the R7  

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Kingfisher1961
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2019-06-07 15:30:26  

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Picked up this little R7 equipped with an old Beeman Blue Ribbon SS3 scope in 177 recently.  Thought it would be great for the other half to try.  She never got a chance!!! Lol

I started off just sighting it in and tryin out different pellets, but once I started shooting these incredible groups, I was in love!!!  What a little sweetie.  

No hold sensitivity,  no recoil, a trigger as good as some "match" triggers.  But we all know about the Rekord triggers superior quality.   All in all, just plain fun, fun, fun to shoot. 

It brought me back to way back when. My friends used to call me Eagle Eye because I rarely missed and seemed to make long shots easily.  My secret was an R7 Deluxe!  Even with only open sites (we could barely afford the rifles!) that rifle was deadly.

I'm no Eagle these days....maybe a Buzzard....but it was easy with that little Beeman SS3.  Hard to believe that it's almost a 40 year old scope!  Glass was clear and bright, and it was super easy to hold the bullseye in the crosshairs.  

Yup....I miss some of the old days, but when you can get some quiet time with a rifle that brings back good memories, that's special too.

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Jim in SWMO
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2019-06-07 15:58:33  

Nice! That little scope really suits the R7. Looks good on there. And I like that stock. Too bad they don't use a dark stain like that on them these days. I think they look so much better that way.

It's hard to beat the little R7/HW30S for an indoor shooter. It's almost like they were made for it, lol. Quiet, accurate, easy to cock, and that great trigger. I enjoy shooting my 30S in the basement.

"You've come far, pilgrim."-------"Feels like far."
"Were it worth the trouble?"-----"Ah, what trouble?"


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Kingfisher1961
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2019-06-07 21:07:21  

"I enjoy shooting my 30S in the basement."

Jim

How big of a range do you have downstairs ? I'm around 50 ft.

I use a bullet trap faced with ballistic putty.  Not only does it catch the pellet, it is virtually silent and no lead dust.  

It's dirty and nasty down in my old building...lol...but it is still great to have a spot where nobody bothers you.  


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Jim in SWMO
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2019-06-07 22:47:18  

Yep, it's nice to have a quiet place to shoot. And being indoors it doesn't matter what the weather is like.

I've got just over half that distance in the basement, about 9½yds. But I generally just call it 9yds.  I live in town and there's an ordinance against shooting airguns in the city limits so 9yds in the basement is better than nothing. Especially in the winter 😉.

I made a rubber mulch pellet trap a few years ago. I use corrugated cardboard to hold the mulch in the trap and a piece of cardboard from a pop/beer carton as a target backer. Once I've shot a few groups so there are holes in the cardboard the only sound is the pellet hitting the target paper.

"You've come far, pilgrim."-------"Feels like far."
"Were it worth the trouble?"-----"Ah, what trouble?"


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Kingfisher1961
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2019-06-08 04:20:52  

Jim

That'svery creative and down right ingenious!   I'm familiar with the sound of just the paper popping. Your setup is about what a match range would be. ...nice!!  Especially the indoors....no weather, or wind issue.  

Happy plinking my friends! 


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2019-06-08 09:45:04  

I was a magnum maniac (hence the log in name) until I bought my wife an HW30 so she could shoot with me.  I took two shots out the back door with hers when it came and said "Oh, I gotta get me one of these!"  An R7 was in the mail right behind her 30.  They're simply FUN! 


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2019-06-08 10:52:58  

They used to make the R7 in .20 which I owned. To my way of thinking they were a mistake. The gun just didn't have the oomph to do the .20 justice. Was a real rainbow shooter. Purchased a .177 barrel for it and that was a nice combination. Unfortunately it was not accurate so it went down the road. The gun was very nice to shoot though and wouldn't hesitate to own another. Your lucky to have nice ones to enjoy. 


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Jim in SWMO
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2019-06-08 11:54:16  
Posted by: r1lover

 I took two shots out the back door with hers when it came and said "Oh, I gotta get me one of these!"  An R7 was in the mail right behind her 30.

Ha ha...I love it!

My only regret about the HW30S is not getting one much sooner than I did! And yes, they are fun!

"You've come far, pilgrim."-------"Feels like far."
"Were it worth the trouble?"-----"Ah, what trouble?"


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Jim in SWMO
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2019-06-08 12:05:54  
Posted by: Cvan

They used to make the R7 in .20...

Cvan, they still do. PA has a few R7s left in .20 and AoA has the HW30S (standard and deluxe) in .177, .20, and .22. There are quite a few folks who like them in .22 because of the way the bigger & slower pellet makes targets react. But I'm very happy with my HW30S in .177 and think they're well suited to that caliber.

"You've come far, pilgrim."-------"Feels like far."
"Were it worth the trouble?"-----"Ah, what trouble?"


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Kingfisher1961
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2019-06-08 13:09:53  

gun just didn't have the oomph to do the .20 justice. 

If you put in a Vortek kit, it is very sweet in 20. I just sold one to my friend and already miss it. Lol


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2019-06-08 21:30:51  
Posted by: Kingfisher1961

gun just didn't have the oomph to do the .20 justice. 

If you put in a Vortek kit, it is very sweet in 20. I just sold one to my friend and already miss it. Lol

After realizing the R7 would be better in .177 and then being sent a barrel with surface rust in the bore I decided it was time to move on. The vortek kit probably would have been good option. This was my one experience with a new R series Beeman and unfortunately it didn't go well. I don't blame anyone else as at the time there were opinions that the R7 power plant wasn't adequate for .20 and I went for it anyway.  


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