Beeman Gas Ram Dual Caliber Air Rifle
- Gas-piston powerplant
- .177- and .22-caliber rifled steel barrels
- Change barrels quickly
- Fixed fiber optic front sight
- Fully adjustable fiber optic rear sight
- 11mm dovetail grooves
- RS2 2-stage adjustable trigger
- Ambidextrous European hardwood stock
- Recoil pad
- Includes 4x32 scope and mount (not mounted)
- Caliber0.177 cal
- Velocity1000 fps
- ActionBreak barrel
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Body TypeEuropean Hardwood
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight8.5 lbs
- Overall Length45.5"
- MechanismGas piston
- Rail11mm dovetail
- Front SightsFiber Optic
- Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- Warranty1 Year Limited
There is no comparison between the two. The Hatsan is a FAR superior rifle, IMHO!!!
I bought the Beeman because of the versatility of dual calibre capabilities... that is it's biggest PRO factor.
The Beeman is well made, but compared to the Hatsan it seems to be done on a slightly smaller scale. It
also gives the initial impression of being somewhat plain... no checkering, and the choice of wood is definitely
inferior. Stained European hardwood doesn't hold a candle to the Hatsan's Turkish Walnut.
While the Hatsan is better built, it also is a bit on the awkward side... heavier and more cumbersome.
The Beeman needs a little bit of fine tuning out of the box. It's trigger feels better than the Hatsan; more tightly
constructed and machined, with a lot less "slop" in it's fitting. Score one for the Beeman.
On the other hand... the Beeman tends to eat breech seals. The reason seems to be breech machining; every
time it's cocked, the breech seal is forcibly rubbed across a rough breech block face. Disassembly and the use
of a stone to clean things up is needed. IMHO this should have been dealt with at the factory.
While we're talking about breech seals... have some spares handy for another reason. You're going to lose 'em.
The seal rides on the breech end of the barrel. The first time you change calibres, you'll find that it pulls off and is
never seen again!
Beyond these minor gripes, the Beeman is a competent tool. I found it quite accurate with both the .177 and .22
It's a LOUD rifle compared to the Hatsan! For the removal of pests in a suburban setting (rabbits, raccoons) it does
the job nicely with head shots, but the Hatsan is my Go To choice... the Beeman is almost as noisy as a .22 rimfire.
Overall, the Beeman is a decent, well made, utilitarian rifle; for the price you can't go wrong with it.
We really like the dual caliber and my husband has used it for getting rid of a bothersome varmint and some pesky birds and for hunting rabbits.
It takes more strength then I thought to break it.