About Beeman R9
Posted 28 December 2008 - 09:08 PM
Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:20 AM
Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:15 PM
Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:27 AM
The Goldfinger is obsolete and no longer sold by Beeman. It was replaced by the Double Gold. Both have gold anodized triggers, muzzle brake and no iron sights. The Goldfingers originally were paired with a Bushnell Banner scope. The Double Golds have been paired with Chinese scopes with a Beeman logo on them, although I've heard that this month Beeman will start shipping out Double Golds with the better Bushnell Banner scopes again. Beeman's catalog also lists something called a "Precision Gold" and I think that comes with a different scope than the Double Gold, but I don't know much about it. As Crazyhorse says, another option is that you could buy a standard R9 with iron sights and fit it with a mount and scope later. The advantage is that you would get into an R9 cheaper initially so you could start shooting it, and eventually you'd end up adding a better scope and mounts than what comes on the Double Gold combo. However, be aware that the barrels on iron sight guns are slightly drooped on purpose at the Weirauch factory. But the Double Gold and Goldfinger guns that come with no iron sights are not factory drooped. I was told this by the gunsmith at Beeman's Huntington Beach shop with regard to my iron sighted R7 last summer. I had him straighten my barrel to remove the droop. It shoots like a dream. By the way, that's another good reason to buy a Beeman/Weirauch. Since you live in Los Angeles, if you need your gun serviced (e.g., new spring or seals or if you want it "Super Tuned"), you can just drive it down to Beeman in Huntington Beach and drop it off and you won't have to worry about your rifle being damaged in shipping. Plus, they're extremely cool there. Although they don't advertise this, if you take your rifle down in person, they'll often agree to work on it while you wait if they're not too busy. Just call in advance to see if you can schedule an appointment with the gunsmith. You can sometimes find good deals on used R9's on the Yellow Forum. Here's the link, then go to the Classifieds section. http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/Cheers,RA
Oh... just one more question... what's the difference between the goldfinger and the double gold...??? I know Straight Shoothers has the Double Gold...
Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:47 AM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:11 AM
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:35 PM
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