what happened to the 100 dollar pcp buzzz from 2015 ??

what happened to the 100 dollar pcp buzzz from 2015 ??

Joined: April 28th, 2010, 12:23 am

December 20th, 2016, 12:29 am #1

i was kinda busy at the time and not reading the forums much
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December 20th, 2016, 12:27 pm #2

I think that the hype kind of quieted down after the air tube blew off of one. After that, Crosman came out with the Maximus, which is a real PCP at about $200 (I got mine for way less than that at the Field Target NE Regionals). You can also get a QB79 with a HPA tank for about $200.
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December 20th, 2016, 3:05 pm #3

thats the only one I recall going bang..I noticed someone else picked that project back up on GTA> The maximus was 164 shipped during the turkey weekend, so that makes sense.. Theres no remaining market
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Joined: May 25th, 2013, 11:52 pm

December 20th, 2016, 9:58 pm #4

Rob I have two sx60s they both shoot very nice. One was built with a with a target barrel and a full tune it shoots very accrate the other one was built by me and it shoots hard and very accrate. If you stuck with the 1500 pounds of air you would have trouble at all I heard that it was pushing a lot more air and that was why it let go. Thanks Tom Mace
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December 20th, 2016, 11:43 pm #5

IT WAS NOT OVERFILLED

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December 21st, 2016, 4:14 pm #6

it sent the air tube about a football field , musta sounded like a cannon!
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December 21st, 2016, 8:42 pm #7

IT WAS NOT OVERFILLED

Hi Tom That is what I herd and there is a lot of BS about this kind of thing that goes on when it happens. You say you were there when it happened. What did happen it would be nice to hear it from someone that was there. So if you have time could you let us know Please Tom Mace
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Joined: August 16th, 2006, 10:39 pm

December 22nd, 2016, 12:38 am #8

the rifle was at 1400 or so he had just filled it. We had decided to call it quits for the day. As his wife was loading the soft cased rifle the tube blew off. Could have easily killed her except for sheer luck. Tube separated from breech which is a pot metal material. Over size hole or undersize threads on tube dont really matter you know China QC .....its just a poor set up steel threaded into pot metal even for Co2. I think this summer Doug found the tube back by his pole barn.

My advice if you have one retire it
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December 22nd, 2016, 4:02 pm #9

i was kinda busy at the time and not reading the forums much
Had an early one and the design had me kind of excited about the possibility of converting it to PCP, it would certainly be easier and cleaner than converting a QB. But after playing with it for awhile, I came to the conclusion that the receiver was just WAY too soft, I don't know what aluminum alloy they used, but I suspected recycled pop cans. Add in the fine threads and a steel tube, and it just seemed like a recipe for disaster. Decided to stick to QB's, and I think that was the right decision. Nice little rifle otherwise, and a nice modernization of the QB design, but marred by some bad engineering choices. Now, if they'd used 7075 for the receiver, well, look out world !

Dave
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Joined: May 25th, 2013, 11:52 pm

December 22nd, 2016, 9:36 pm #10

the rifle was at 1400 or so he had just filled it. We had decided to call it quits for the day. As his wife was loading the soft cased rifle the tube blew off. Could have easily killed her except for sheer luck. Tube separated from breech which is a pot metal material. Over size hole or undersize threads on tube dont really matter you know China QC .....its just a poor set up steel threaded into pot metal even for Co2. I think this summer Doug found the tube back by his pole barn.

My advice if you have one retire it
Thanks Tom I have two of them now I don't know what to do with them. One of them was a custom built for me with a target barrel the other I bought the parts and built it my self both shoot hard and are very accrate. But I can't sale them and take the chance it would happen to some one else. Thanks Tom
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