I purchased one a couple months ago or I wouldn't even have than. Amazon still lists it but at $79. The gold bits are plastic but it's some sort of coating & seems pretty tough. It will shoot pellets but with a smooth bore (for BBs) it's not as accurate as a pellet-only gun. It's is surprisingly accurate with BBs.
What makes it unique is the long steel pump lever & metal octagonal barrel shroud. The barrel tube within is also steel. The hammer is actually the safety. In fact it's actually a bolt action gun. The typical guy that doesn't read instructions will have problems with it
The long pump lever makes it easier to pump than any other full-power pump model on the market, even on pump #10.
Post by desertguns on Feb 14, 2020 18:51:17 GMT -8
A minor thing that I really like, and would like to see more of - the manual recommends good 'ol motor oil as a lubricant. Barra is owned by an ex walmart executive. That's a very walmart approach to specialized airgun lube,😎
todd782: You alive desert?
Aug 3, 2020 15:31:28 GMT -8
desertguns: Monsoons are kicking my be-hind!
Jul 24, 2020 4:06:17 GMT -8
Range Master: Yes. And too humid for pcp pump. When we get a break in the monsoon I'll be back with more shooting.
Jul 17, 2020 4:40:54 GMT -8
todd782: to hot to shoot?
Jul 14, 2020 19:06:52 GMT -8
Range Master: Socialists be damned! Happy Independence Day!
Jul 4, 2020 13:40:27 GMT -8
Range Master: Rifle reviews will resume in a few days. Several issues going on now that take precedent.
Jul 1, 2020 6:38:17 GMT -8
Range Master: Target sample posted for standard QB78 CO2 rifle
Jun 20, 2020 9:40:55 GMT -8
Range Master: Target results posted for Beeman Chief /QB78 PCP
Jun 13, 2020 5:20:26 GMT -8
Range Master: eck. Not a good day & no air gunning either.
Jun 12, 2020 13:39:34 GMT -8
Range Master: Up next - the Beeman Chief. The ultimate QB78 in PCP form.
Jun 10, 2020 17:19:43 GMT -8
desertguns: Umarex Fusion 2 CO2 .177 pellet rifle initial review posted
Jun 9, 2020 9:55:31 GMT -8
desertguns: I have no hands-on time with the Maximus. Reviews are mostly good. Lots of plastic throughout & the funky old-school receiver & scope rail of the 1077, 2260, etc. Its mostly assembled in the US using Chinese made subassemblies, barrel, stock. Single shot.
Jun 9, 2020 9:13:43 GMT -8
todd782: Thanks DG. How about the benjamen Maximus? Plus there US made.
Jun 7, 2020 18:00:59 GMT -8
Range Master: BT65SL in .30 cal long range target tests posted (or will be shortly).
Jun 7, 2020 7:18:19 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Todd! I'd go with a Beeman Chief single shot rifle. It's the QB78 with a PCP tank instead of CO2. It's more accurate at range than the Chief II, AKA the Diana Stormrider. If you must have multi-round mags the Stormrider/Chief !! is OK.
Jun 7, 2020 4:11:38 GMT -8
Range Master: Hi Todd! Thanks for visiting. Doing shores now so will get back to you later
Jun 6, 2020 8:12:04 GMT -8
todd782: New guy here. Mainly breakbarrel & co2 rifles .pcp is cheap enough now I'm about to pull the trigger on one of the $250 guns. Any suggestions?
Jun 6, 2020 5:02:07 GMT -8
Range Master: Target photo & pellet info posted for Hatsan BT65 SL. 35 cal
May 31, 2020 16:11:13 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Raptor!
May 25, 2020 8:26:46 GMT -8
desertguns: Welcome Robert! Vortex .35 cal are about the cheapest I've found. They're rebrands of JSB & H&N, I think.
May 22, 2020 16:11:20 GMT -8