I dont know whether this post should go here in the Equipment, down in the marksmanship area or maybe the rimfire??? Mods, feel free to move...
Anyways, I like to shoot bb/pellet guns in the backyard with my kids. Its good fun, its gets trigger time, and it allows me to teach them firearm safety in a relatively safe atmosphere. Its fun to go after a bird, rabbit, or other such little creature every once in a while too. I had two bb guns, a daisy red rider and a daisy pump. Well after ohhh I dont know 5000 bb's/pellet's through my daisy pump it decided to die. Wont hold pressure, dont want to dick around with it, got in the car went to wallyworld.
I was originally going down there to get another, exact same type of daisy that had just died on me, but then I saw the "big boys" pellet guns. One in particular was a Beeman dual caliber break barrel pellet rifle. After reading over the box, and about 10 seconds worth of pondering over if I should buy it or not, I was on my way to the checkout counter with the gun in hand. $109.95 later and im driving home with a new pellet rifle.
Here is a link to Beeman's website and the particular model I bought : Beeman*Silver Kodiak X2 DC AirRfl DualCal 4x32*10774
First impressions upon taking it out of the box were "woah, this thing is legit". In the box comes a scope (cheap 4x fixed, will be replaced), a .177 barrel, a .22 barrel and a couple of hex keys / allen wrenches for the scope and the barrels. The cool thing I thought was that with a couple turns of an allen head bolt, you can slide one barrel out of the gun and put the other in. I will probably save the .22 barrel for some sort of small game hunting while camping and for tooling around camp.
I didnt get to shoot it last night, as it was almost 11 before the "honey do" list got accomplished. I did put a .177 pellet in it this morning and just shot it at my brick wall. The damn thing sounded like I just shot a little .22!!!! It actually had recoil, the scope was almost perfectly sighted in from the factory, and based on the hole I now have in my cinder block...I am going to have to re-evaluate the backyard training and probably setup an actual backstop. For being $110 out the door (marked at $98) I am extremely impressed with it. I will update this with an accuracy report when I get a chance to actual shoot at some targets.