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Advice BAM B30-1, B26-2, B41

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by HerZeLeiD, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. HerZeLeiD

    HerZeLeiD Newbie

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    Hello. I've been looking for a budget springer for a long time. I think I've finally found the right brand, BAM (Chinese, yes I know). This is for backyard plinking. I just want the rifle to last a few years at least.

    I can get all three of these rifles at pretty much the same price, except the B26-2 is slightly more expensive (any idea why?). The B30-1 and B41 are the exact same price. The B26-2 is a break barrel, and the only mechanism I've ever shot with. B41 = Underlevel. B30-1 = Sidelever.

    Which of these rifles would be the better rifle in terms of accuracy and overall quality?
     
  2. BadBoyBazel

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    I've Had various chinese rifles over the years and unfortunately the quality tends to vary from rifle to rifle you could get a good one or one that is garbage. Not had any of these though but try the chinese airgun forum they might be able to help you better if you dont get the advice you want on here. I own a B2 which is an entry level chinese break barrel about £40-£50 brand new and with a little fettling I honestly cant fault it for the money. Best of luck Barry:up:
     
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    Bmk bam 30 if this is the same as you mention above IDE like to have a look at one of these myself.
    This one could be very good ..I believe it's the clone of Diana's 48/52 .
     
  4. BadBoyBazel

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    Just had a Look online they all look to be clones of more expensive rifles, If that is the case its probably the material quality that is different from the expensive ones and possibly the trigger mechs. As for accuracy all i can say its that from my experience all the chinese guns i have owned have been spot on accurate. atb Barry:up:
     
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    ,rws diana used Chinese barrels in some of their rifles for a period.
    not sure what power restrictions you have in s a but the side leaver looks a good bet .
    But Chinese airgun forum I'm sure will have info and advice.

    i could do with a little project rifle ,Chinese side leaver rws clone please ?.
     
  6. HerZeLeiD

    HerZeLeiD Newbie

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    I believe the actual manufacturer of these specific rifles I'm looking at is "Xisico". Not sure what that means as far as quality goes. All 3 rifles would be perfectly legal in my country.
     
  7. JD

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    We only get a limited choice of Chinese rifles in the UK, consider yourself lucky you get a section to choose from.

    I wouldn't mind a Model B-30 but never seen one over here ?
     
  8. gixxer

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    Yes we know them commonly as bam,they produce decent rifles close clones from other premium manufacturers.
    if it is performance you are looking for the side leaver should be your choice . Just been reading a few reports on it again.
    seems very accurate well made and solid fixed barrel. It produces levels of power close to its original model which put it in the 1000 fps in 177 calibre. Rws doing around 1100 fps in 177 .
    Out of your choices above if power is you requirement with accuracey this is the daddy .
    Should be good on a bipod too.
     
  9. gunsnlandies

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    The BAM 26 is our SMK208. The -2 denotes the thumbhole stock. Our TH stock version is different, but the internals are the same. Good rifle unless you are a Weihrauch zealot. We don't get the BAM30 over here. The BAM41 is a cheapened version of the original BAM40, which is an AA TX200 clone and was a good bit of kit for the money. The 41 is not of the same standard. Crosman had these made for a price point, to sell as the MAV77. They were so rough that they wouldn't put the Benjamin name on it and never took delivery. Over here SMK imported some as BAM now had loads to sell, but they have now been deleted from the catalogue. If you fancy an underleaver, don't they import the XS46u. I'm well happy with my XS38 (same rifle). Unrestricted, about 17ft/lb and will take a gas ram for more output.
    Whatever you buy, it will need working on to smooth it out. I own quite a few lumps of Chinese metal, so I think my judgement is reasonably sound. (lol)
    Xisico is only an importer, so they are standard production models with an importers brand stamped on them, the same as SMK does here, so they encompass more than one Chinese manufacturer.
     
  10. JD

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    In your opinion Gunsnlandies, whats the best buy Smk/chinese import rifle
    here in the UK ?
     
  11. gunsnlandies

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    In my opinion JD, for a cheap hard hitting solid rifle.... XS19/19-18 without a doubt. Damn good starting point for very little outlay. Personally I prefer my XS38CD, but then I do like underleavers.
     

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