Big5 QB 78...like I need another one. I'd order from Archer, but

Joined: March 28th, 2002, 6:54 pm

December 27th, 2015, 10:12 pm #1

$99 is tough to beat, plus I found a stock blem on the display gun, so the clerk knocked $10 off... plus a 10% off coupon...

Nice looking gun for $80, in my hands.

Maybe make a low buck/low pressure .25 pcp from this one? The squirrels got all our hazel nuts last year, I should probably just set it up in .177, and try for ten good shots on a 1200 psi charge of air.

I wonder how many pumps it would take to fill if you made a "slim jim" style lever pump using crosman 140 parts?
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Joined: November 14th, 2015, 5:30 pm

December 27th, 2015, 10:49 pm #2

I would order a QB79 from Airgun Depot and take there 10% discount. (back ordered on .22 version)

Ya it is a little more expensive but .... It is a '79 and not a '78 and for the ease of adding tanks, that is a huge plus.

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Joined: January 14th, 2011, 9:42 pm

December 27th, 2015, 10:54 pm #3

... on the last few 79's I have bought. With in incentives and free shipping it was like $87 to my door.

The last one I ordred is getting converted to a .20 for bushytails.
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Joined: March 28th, 2002, 6:54 pm

December 27th, 2015, 11:01 pm #4

I would order a QB79 from Airgun Depot and take there 10% discount. (back ordered on .22 version)

Ya it is a little more expensive but .... It is a '79 and not a '78 and for the ease of adding tanks, that is a huge plus.

wll2506
so if I can get mid 800's for ten shots from the factory tube at co2 pressure, I'd be happy.

The emphasis on this one is low cost performance.
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December 27th, 2015, 11:43 pm #5

My '78 is pretty down home, I will put a better seal in it (Disco breach seal) I think but that is all, I want the shot count, and I will stay with CPHP pellets in this gun, I REALLY like this gun a lot .... also did I say how accurate this little gun is :- ) I have a UTG 4x AO mil dot, and it is perfect for my use !

wll2506

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Joined: November 14th, 2015, 5:30 pm

December 27th, 2015, 11:52 pm #6

$99 is tough to beat, plus I found a stock blem on the display gun, so the clerk knocked $10 off... plus a 10% off coupon...

Nice looking gun for $80, in my hands.

Maybe make a low buck/low pressure .25 pcp from this one? The squirrels got all our hazel nuts last year, I should probably just set it up in .177, and try for ten good shots on a 1200 psi charge of air.

I wonder how many pumps it would take to fill if you made a "slim jim" style lever pump using crosman 140 parts?
Nice going for you ..... bad for the squirrels :- ) Like to here how .25 does if you convert it !

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December 29th, 2015, 12:35 am #7

Shoots JSB Kings (25.39) at 845FPS on 1500psi.
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Joined: March 28th, 2002, 6:54 pm

December 29th, 2015, 3:38 am #8

or a Haley tube?
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Joined: March 11th, 2014, 1:20 am

December 29th, 2015, 12:09 pm #9

It's a 78 with a 13ci bottle set at 1500psi. Gets about 30 shots.
I reversed the bottle and cut/built the stock around it.

Pics on GTA but for some reason the won't show here for some people.

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/ind ... 2336;image

http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/ind ... #msg944076
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December 29th, 2015, 2:31 pm #10

So you just drilled in the front of the tube and installed a right angled attachment?

That is a great looking gun, I'm hoping my '79 gets 30 good shots with 18.1 or Kodiaks at that speed/ that I think is faster than my Disco ;- )


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