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Beeman GH500 .177

Discussion in 'Airgun Reviews' started by andyh, May 13, 2008.

  1. andyh

    andyh Engaging Member

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    Well here's my 2nd review, now the gun is inexpensive and probably wouldn't find a place in most of your armouries. Having said that it does have it's uses. It was the first airgun I ever owned, that was only about 3 years ago and still use it now and again.
    It's good points are it's lightweight and relatively small, easy to break and reasonably accurate, comes with a scope with variable magnification that actually when you get used to it for a budget scope is not bad. power is around 5.5 lb.
    Not so good points are its plasctic "wood" and build quality. I have found that the "wood" has now become slightly loose where it fits to the rear breech. The scope can be awkard to focus but what I think most people don't realise is that the front lense can be moved to assist focusing. Definitely not a varmint gun, Mr. Rat not bothered by it at all and that was from around 8 foot (but the HW80 really bothered him).
    There isn't really a lot more to say about it but if you're looking for a gun to allow young shooters to use for target practice it's really well worth the £60 odd quid it costs.
     
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    I think that's the only Beeman they sell over here, otherwise they're branded as Weihrauch ... I know what you mean about the "plastic wood", same on SMKs :confused:
     
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    some SMK's feel like laminated wood. you know the fake looking wood you get on bedside tables ect.
     
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    not real tree wood then ?
     
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    its probably a synthetic wood.

    off cuts from random bits of wood that no ne wants mashed up into something new:p
     
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    I've just ordered on of those i wanted a cheap low powered back garden gun that me and my daughter can plink with
     
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    If you get one of them there knock down targets like
    http://www.wighillparkguns.co.uk/products/products_detail.asp?prod=2286
    knock down pellet catcher, you'll find it may well not have enough power to knock them down at about 10 meters.
     

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