How Many QB79's is Enough

How Many QB79's is Enough

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

January 2nd, 2016, 10:24 pm #1

The gun has so many possibility's and can be made into a power house for very little money. That is as it stands now, just wonder if the price will start to skyrocket now that Beeman has them and sees what folks are doing with them ?

At $105 or less when a sale comes up, is it worth having 2 or 3 on hand to have your way with ;- )

You can get barrels in 25, 30 and other calibers I have seen (I think) and wind up with a serious game rifle. I think as it stands you can use 25 caliber barrels, I may be wrong, just going on memory ?

Just thinking out loud, way out loud !

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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 3:51 am

January 3rd, 2016, 1:55 am #2

Looks like 6 QB’s total.
3 still running on HPA tanks although only one started out life as a 79. The other two started off life as 78 length tubes.
L-R: 5mm / .22 / .177


A .25 PCP tube conversion



One .177 QB 78 converted by HiPac tube. Did have a one-off straight grip stock made for it which seems a lot expense for an inexpensive rifle…but it’s slick handling.



One 12gr. 78 put together from spare parts.


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

January 3rd, 2016, 3:08 am #3

That wants to get a few QB's in his arsenal ?

I really think these light guns make a great 40+ shot hunting gun, yet can be made into a 80+ shot plinking gun too, or a target gun with lots of shots to spare !

With my '78 I will change the breech seal I think and that is all, my regular '79 I will change the breech seal and the port size. With the '79 I'm looking at ~750 fps with a 14.3 pellet, that is more than enough for hunting Starlings at 35 yds. For that, from what I have read the modifications are very simple and no need for valve work.

My new AG2079A in .177 I will put a disco breach seal, but that maybe all ... I want consistency with what ever .177 pellet shoots the best, this is a 25 yard max gun as it stands now, although having enough poop for field target is possibility down the line. I do want to have minute of fly accuracy at ~15-20 yards.

I'm looking forward to getting this gun : -)

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

January 3rd, 2016, 4:02 am #4

Looks like 6 QB’s total.
3 still running on HPA tanks although only one started out life as a 79. The other two started off life as 78 length tubes.
L-R: 5mm / .22 / .177


A .25 PCP tube conversion



One .177 QB 78 converted by HiPac tube. Did have a one-off straight grip stock made for it which seems a lot expense for an inexpensive rifle…but it’s slick handling.



One 12gr. 78 put together from spare parts.

.22, and a couple larger bores.
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Joined: November 14th, 2015, 5:30 pm

January 3rd, 2016, 2:24 pm #5

Looks like 6 QB’s total.
3 still running on HPA tanks although only one started out life as a 79. The other two started off life as 78 length tubes.
L-R: 5mm / .22 / .177


A .25 PCP tube conversion



One .177 QB 78 converted by HiPac tube. Did have a one-off straight grip stock made for it which seems a lot expense for an inexpensive rifle…but it’s slick handling.



One 12gr. 78 put together from spare parts.

I will place another order for two QB79's .... I can't go wrong and can always sell them if need be !

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

January 4th, 2016, 9:28 pm #6

They said as far as their reports the .22 cal QB79's should be in in mid January. ---- First come, first serve ! I asked when a 10% sale was coming (just thought I'd ask, maybe he would let something slip). Salesman said he has no access to that info --- so I'm playing a cat and mouse game for right now, when I find the sale I will pounce on it, as I really want another one/two ... just to have to make something if I should desire. I also have a nervous feeling about a price increase on these guns in the near future ... could be wrong, but just saying !

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