I shoot a Weihrauch HW30S in .177 caliber. This is the same air gun as the Beeman R7. The distance of my telephone wire Starling shot was checked by laser rangefinder to be 26 yards this morning. And that does not include the elevation for the high wire shot. This bird shooting is a lot of fun. I have also pegged a Starling with a pellet on top of the roof, so this is quite a potent shooter. The Weihrauchs are high quality German made guns, all steel and wood, no plastic or rubber parts as with the Chinese or Spanish guns.