So I got my new QB79 yesterday and I thought id do a little write up on it. Right off the bat I was disappointed with it. It is allot smaller then I thought it would be and by far the ugliest air rifle I have ever seen. I had to Run around ballito for half the day trying to find someone who would fill the bottle for me and ended up finding out that buildit would do it for me at R11.50 which is quite reasonable.
So I got home and screwed in the bottle and pulled back the bolt for the first time. It was quite difficult to get the bolt back into place. Then I pulled the trigger……….and I pulled it some more………..and then some more before finally it released. the empty deodorant can 20m away wobbled a little but stood standing. I thought I had wasted my money on a weakling and started the walk to the can to see where I had hit. To my surprise there was a neat little hole in one side and another on the other side. Impressed with my little shooters power I went back for another 20ish shots…I didn’t miss one!
I was now starting to warm up to this little QB but I had to do something about the trigger, half an inch of pull at what felt like 20kg of force. So I striped out the safety (you have to do this to get the stock off) and took the trigger assembly off. Three little screws need to be adjusted but there is no mention of what screw does what in the manual, so I started playing around, after about half an hour I had set it to barely 1mm creep and thanks to the poor ball point pen that donated its innards the trigger was more then great.
I then set about throwing as much lead around the place as I possibly could. First a nice plinking session, shooting cans and cds and even toilet rolls. I haven’t done the math’s yet but so far I am very impressed with the punch it has. Eventually I got bored with cans and put up some targets at 20m to try for some groups. The best I managed was about 3in at 20m and about 1in at 8m now remember this was with the standard sights that come on the gun and they are the worst I have ever seen, even the b1 has better sights. I won’t go on about them as im sure most QB owners have scopes on there guns. I am sure these groupings will be much better with a decent scope.
All in all I was very impressed with the QB79, it is a bit rough out the box and needs a little work but this is such a great little shooter and is fantastic value for money. I can see I am going to have years of fun with it and I would recommend it to anyone.