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Help with Custom QB78 Deluxe into M24 lookalike Project.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dreathen, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Dreathen

    Dreathen Newbie

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    A big hello and warm welcome to all! :up:

    Im currently looking to take up a project to pass the winter season ready for next summer. (Roll on!)

    Basically going to have a go at trying to Customize a QB78 Deluxe .177, And turn it into my favourite Sniper Weapon System of all time! The Remington M24. Or at least as close as is possible!!! :p

    As of yet im still to order the rifle, So just trying to gather some helpful information, Opinions and advice on a few things before i undertake the project just so i know i can get the best result possible.

    I would like to tune the rifle to come in at 11ft/lb as this seems the safest option to keep it under the 12ft/lb as the weather in Wales is very prone to changing when it wants to! Any advice on this? So far T.R.Robbs seems to be the best way to go on this? Any opinions on this?

    Im looking to see if i can thicken the barrel up to about 18-19mm and was maybe thinking a barrel shroud would do the job perfectly? (Would also cover the unsightly front sight screw hole) Does anyone know where i can possibly go to get one of these made for the 15mm Barrel on the Deluxe, And preferably a barrel band to support this kind of measurement? If not would the barrel be ok if floating?
    Would the barrel shroud effect performance in warmer weather if i were to fit one also? And is the .177 Deluxe Barrel 15mm same as the .22 just to make sure?

    Im going to shape the standard Deluxe Buttstock to make it more like the M24's, But was wondering if this would weaken it to much? I have looked at trying to get a match on the Adjustable Buttstock on the M24 but with no luck, Anyone know of where i could possibly get one here in the UK? At worst i was thinking of just trying to have a go myself.

    Also looking to give it a new coat of Olive Drab, Any opinions on what spray/paint would be best for this? And also what matt varnish would be best to go for for that non shine look? Has anyone colored the metal work on there air rifle before? Or would this pose to much risk?

    Definitely will fit a swivel bipod (Not sure which yet, Any suggestions here would help), But am wondering if there is room for a thin metal plate for the stud fixing just to give it that extra support, As i dont own the rifle just yet im not sure how much space i have to play with or if this is even worth doing? Anyone had any problems with fitting a swivel bipod to the QB78 before or would this be an easy task?

    Any help with any questions here is greatly appreciated and a big thank you in advance. :up: ;)
     
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  2. Frenchie

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    T.R.Robb is a great option for the tuning kit, they even supply a very useful DVD with the step by step instructions. I have tuned mine with one of these kits and the only thing you have to watch is that you can take them over the 12 FPE limit quite easy, so when you do the tuning make sure you get it chronographed afterwards. The entire strip down and re-assembly only takes about an hour.
    I too would like a different stock on mine so if you hear of any, preferably thumbhole stock, please let me know.
    ATB
     
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    Dreathen Newbie

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    i`ve got one of the thumbhole stocks on my 78,and can thorougly recomend it alot better than the origional,i think at the time it cost me about £45 plus shipping
     
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    That sounds good to me. Can you post a photo of it and give the details of where I can get one please.
    Have a Good Christmas
    Pete

    Oops, I've just noticed the previous thread. Does anyone know if there is a UK supplier of these thumbhole stocks please?
     
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