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QB78 12g or 88g?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Greg1983, May 24, 2014.

  1. Greg1983

    Greg1983 Busy Member

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    So I recently decided I want to get back into shooting again and rather than jumping in to it both feet first and buying a expensive rifle I figured I'd buy something reasonably priced.. Say between £100 to £200 to get the ball rolling :)

    I was looking in into getting another crosman custom shop rat catcher "plenty of mods and custom options" but they don't ship to the UK... So then I decided to look at another springer "a Remington express .177 but now these QB78 rifles have caught my attention as the mod/custom options are just like the ratty.. But they have 2 options the small 2x co2 bulbs or a 88gr and I'm unsure which is best so is there any QB78 owners around with some advice on the 2 types?

    Thanks in advanced, all info/advice appreciated!
     
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    78/79s can be made to shoot well, i put HPA on my 79 now sold, you can do quite cheap so i would go for the 79 and 88s then for £200 would have enough for HPA bits and buy a s/h pump.
     
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    Cheers for the info ratman60, apparently they are a poor rifle from new? Did you go with the .177 or .22?

    Had a look on web about them and apparently they are weak out the box but a polish on internals and a quick drill of the air feeding hole to the breech adds extra power to start off before purchasing a tuner kit.
     
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    hello, i had a .22, with a HPA tank 150 shots per fill, look on the uk chinese air gun forum, ok you might spend a bit over your budget and you could go for a cheaper spring but with the 79 there is no recoil as such and if you tune the correct way and get a silencer a good hunting rifle
     
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    I am very tempted to get one, as I said I'm just starting back up again so I want to start cheap but if I do get back into shooting and gain some permissions then this gun could be a good choice as its got the option to sink a little extra cash into it and make it a hunter with a PCP/hipac upgrade.. "Plus i would appreciate the gun a lot more if I tweak/upgrade it and make it much better"

    By the way which did you choose to start with? The 2x 12g co2 or the 88g co2 version?
     
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    hello, the 88g version 79, you can just screw an HPA tank direct into the main tube thread i also have a crosman 1077 that takes the 12g but i dont use anymore so am selling as a kit. lots of info on the chinese forum
     

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