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Airgun Guild Forum Announcements / 1720 NBH
« on: April 13, 2017, 09:11:53 AM »
Travis, I'm building a 1720 regulated carbine and I'm not seeing Prod/1720 NBHs on your site. Still make them?

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Ask Bob / Re: QB-79 Ninja - The $200 PCP
« on: December 31, 2016, 07:34:13 AM »
Man, Chris.  Say it ain't so.

Joe

Don't know what to tell ya Joe. I'm a project man. Always gotta have a project. And as a college student, that means that I've got to sell the previous project to fund the next one.

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Ask Bob / Re: QB-79 Ninja - The $200 PCP
« on: December 30, 2016, 05:41:48 PM »
I have one that I have tricked out bigben. Here's the for sale ad on another forum. http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=119383.0

PM me if interested.

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: December 17, 2016, 09:25:50 PM »


Removed!

I was going to sell it and buy an HW30S, but then I was like, "WTF am I doing?" The QB is shooting at 6.5 fpe right now and is easier to shoot than any springer out there! But I just finished up tuning my Turkish made Daisy 1000 with a Merlin XL spring. It should shoot right around 11-12 fpe, so I'll probably see if I can tinker enough to get 19 fpe out of this short barreled QB. That way I can have my short range, low power springer and my longer ranged, super flat shooting QB.

See - you should have kept that R7.

Aye. I regret letting that one go.

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: December 16, 2016, 07:39:51 PM »
Good, you better keep that one.  It's a proven shooter... ;)

Joe

I keep getting a hankering for a PCP when I have a springer, and vice versa. Hopefully now that I have a tuned up springer and a sweet PCP carbine, my hankerings will stop.

 ::)

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: December 16, 2016, 07:32:34 PM »
Looks good, Chris. 

So...when will this one be up for sale?  ::) :o ;)

Ha, very funny. Considering that I'm upside down on this build and will never get my money out of it, especially if I drop in a LW barrel for fun, and that my bank account and I have grown weary of the buy and trade loop, hopefully never.

Also, thanks again to Jason. The gun has held air perfectly over this Thanksgiving weekend, using the orings he supplied!

So I am on the GTA earlier and I'm going thru the classifieds, and you take a guess at what I see.   :o ??? ::)

Removed!

I was going to sell it and buy an HW30S, but then I was like, "WTF am I doing?" The QB is shooting at 6.5 fpe right now and is easier to shoot than any springer out there! But I just finished up tuning my Turkish made Daisy 1000 with a Merlin XL spring. It should shoot right around 11-12 fpe, so I'll probably see if I can tinker enough to get 19 fpe out of this short barreled QB. That way I can have my short range, low power springer and my longer ranged, super flat shooting QB.

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: Twin spring system testing
« on: December 09, 2016, 08:02:24 PM »
Dude, nice! I'm in for one if you ever do a Disco model

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Airgun Hunting / Lucky trophy!
« on: December 05, 2016, 12:44:44 PM »
*Magpies are protected birds but, in my state, they can be removed as pest birds if they cause agricultural harm to a business or private person. My next door neighbor is a wildlife official and has confirmed that the magpies around here pick through our freshly planted gardens in search of seeds.

I was at my parent's house this morning since I got off work early and had no school work to do. I figured I could hang out for a couple hours and try to get a bird or two with my new QB79 carbine. I've been out twice since I've got it together, but it's currently shooting at 6.5 fpe, so I have to keep my shots 20 yards and in until I can get the regulator bumped up enough to get to my goal of 12-13 fpe. Like I said, I've been out twice since getting it together and I've seen multiple targets each time, but nothing in range. It's especially frustrating because my buddy popped the birds we saw with the 12 fpe XS46 that I sold him. Anyways, I digress.

I hadn't seen anything and I'd been sitting for a few hours, so I decided to pull the breech and tube plug out of the gun to see about adapting the gun to fit the really nice, brass Benjamin Discovery power adjuster I have sitting around. As I'm sitting there fiddling with the parts, I look into the backyard and there are three magpies sitting in one of my parent's fruit trees. I scramble to get the gun back together all while hoping these magpies don't fly away. Just as I'm getting the stock back on, they all take flight. Two go and sit on the horse fence in my neighbor's yard and the other lands in a tree on my opposite neighbor's property.

My parent's have a decently large plot of land, but they still live in suburbia, so the only safe shot I have is with the bird on the ground so I can send the pellet through the bird and into the ground. I know magpies are corvids and corvids go crazy when their distress call is sounded, so I loaded a pellet and pulled up YouTube on my phone. I found a magpie distress call video and played it with the volume all the way up. The magpies went crazy! They flew around trying to pinpoint where the distress call was coming from. Finally one landed in my yard, but I didn't have a clear shot from the window I usually shoot from. So I shut down YouTube and headed to a window on the opposite side of the house. I got to the window, cracked it ever so slowly, and got into position. The magpie heard the window sliding and stood at attention. I had him at about 18 yards away, so I held right on his head and let the pellet fly! The magpie jumped about a foot in the air and landed on its side. After a little death dance it was done for.

My first kill, with what is definitely my favorite airgun ever, was a personal trophy for me. I only get one or two magpies a year here in suburbia. And this magpie is easily the biggest and most colorful magpie I've ever gotten!

Glamour pic of my gun and the magpie as I found it.



Trophy shot


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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: November 28, 2016, 07:57:14 PM »
Thanks Cliff. I'm working on getting the regulator set to 1200-1300 PSI. Then I will probably need to do a little work to the hammer weight to get that short dwell at high pressure that makes for an efficient and quiet rifle.

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: November 28, 2016, 06:13:17 PM »
It's not the smoothest repeating action because of the orings on the bolt probe, but it works.

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: November 28, 2016, 01:15:36 PM »
Nice work! How accurate is that repeater breech? Great option/upgrade!

I saw no accuracy change between stock barrel and repeater barrel.

Thats awesome!

In fact, my repeater barrel is even more accurate than the stock barrel.


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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: November 28, 2016, 06:01:35 AM »
Nice work! How accurate is that repeater breech? Great option/upgrade!

I saw no accuracy change between stock barrel and repeater barrel.

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: November 27, 2016, 01:54:31 PM »
Looks good, Chris. 

So...when will this one be up for sale?  ::) :o ;)

Ha, very funny. Considering that I'm upside down on this build and will never get my money out of it, especially if I drop in a LW barrel for fun, and that my bank account and I have grown weary of the buy and trade loop, hopefully never.

Also, thanks again to Jason. The gun has held air perfectly over this Thanksgiving weekend, using the orings he supplied!

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PCP, C02, and Helium Powered Airguns / Re: My QB Build
« on: November 26, 2016, 01:47:47 PM »
Alrighty. Update time! I got the seals from Jason on Monday and was going to put the gun together, but I ordered a repeater breech at the last minute. So on Wednesday my repeater breech came and I put the gun together. I chopped the barrel quite significantly. I'm running on an 850 psi regulator. The barrel port is .138" and the transfer port gasket is .170", AFAIK. I'm getting 620 fps with 7.9 CPHP right now. I'm thinking I'm going to have to replace the spring in the regulator with a stack of belleville washers. I'd imagine that I'd need a setpoint of 1200-1300 psi to get those pellets up to 825-850 fps, which is what I'd like.


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General Airgun Forum Discussion / Re: Banned from GTA
« on: November 23, 2016, 07:36:31 PM »
I haven't...yet.

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