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Beeman SAG QB78 Deluxe CO2 Air Rifle
If you're looking for the perfect plinking airgun, this is the one you've been searching for.
The Beeman SAG QB78 Deluxe features fully adjustable TRUGLO fiber optic sights, an attractive hardwood stock, and a beautifully finished gold bolt handle and trigger.
|Max Velocity||650 fps|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Suggested for||Plinking & target practice|
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Things I liked: The basics are here for a really fine air rifle but as it is from China it must be worked over to reach its potential. I have worked over 5 of these and found each to be different in its original factory quality. The worst one was rusting and dirty inside and had failed within a week of beginning its use. The best was clean, but had improper seal material that failed within a few months of service. All of them needed new American made seals in short order as the Chinese seals were junk. But outwardly, fit, finish and materials, they all were very nice and provided a good basis for building a really good rifle. This product is much like the Ruger 1022 semi auto rimfire in that there are many, many aftermarket options to build up the rifle of your liking. This rifle in its factory original condition is a good foundation at a reasonable price to begin the project and Pyramyd Air has the best pricing I have found.
Things I would have changed: There are aftermarket performance kits that allow an increase in velocity by over 100 fps. These kits are not all that elaborate; mostly new proper seals but also a new breech bolt that channels the air from the valve more effectively into the breech to push the pellet with more energy out of the barrel. I do not think it would increase costs that much to incorporate this improved design into the original product. Even if it did, it should still be more economical to replace the original bolt with the new design for improved performance. In .22 caliber, the original factory velocity for a 14.3 gr. pellet was 550 fps. After the conversion velocity averaged 665 fps with the same pellet. .177 caliber rifles with the improved design gave velocities of 755 fps.
What others should know: These rifles in my opinion need to be completely rebuilt within to provide reliable service even if not upgrading its performance due to the seal quality of the original product. If you are limited in your mechanical skills or knowledge to work on your own airguns, expect to pay about $150.00 to have the improvements made that will produce a basic design, top notch rifle with peak performance. If you have the knowledge and skills, the basic performance kit with shipping will cost you about $50.00. Do an internet search to find where these upgrades are available as Pyramyd does not sell them. If you simply want to buy one of these to leave as it is, I would encourage you to save your money or put it into another product.
Things I liked: First impression was good. Nice metal and wooden stock. Receiver was loose right from the box, as was the rear sight. I had to disassemble the rear sight to tighten the mounting screws. The open sights were plastic, mostly junk, and not enough adjustment to zero the rifle. This was a disappointment as I wanted to use open sights. I mounted a 4X scope and the accuracy was great but loading is not easy with the scope in the way, and the rifle is much more bulky with a scope. Mine was not an out-of-the-box shooter but ultimately a good shooter and worth the money.
Things I would have changed: Install a decent set of open sights and better quality alignment of the sights during manufacturing.
What others should know: Velocity is low but adequate. I shot 5 different pellets in testing and all grouped very well.
Things I liked: I'd read the reviews regarding this particular Air Rifle...even watched the you-tube video with Mr. Archer...Archer Air Guns...everyone who have ever rated this rifle as one of the best they've ever owned was correct for it's category...mines is .22 caliber...I liked the overall rifle.
Things I would have changed: Maybe make a rotary magazine repeating version and gun swivels for rifle slings...and a model already tuned for more fps for those whom are not airgun-smith savvy...and a .25 caliber version with not much increase in price...other than that nothing...
What others should know: Nothing
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whats the average fps and is this a good gun for small game hunting
I haven't hunted with it yet but it had a high of 538.72 and a low of 506.18 fps with rws hobby .22 cal. 11.9 grains.
Does the gun come with a scope? If not, Could you recommend the best scope for this gun
I have several leapers scopes and love them. The adjustable objective is a must for airguns. I like the bugbuster on this gun. The ao can be dialed right down to three feet and you will have a crystal clear view.
No, best scope is going to depend on your budget. But this is a good choice and comes with mounts that will fit. Leapers UTG 3-9x32 AO Rifle...
What is the proper pellets grains...???
Depends on what caliber you get but anything up to 11 grains is okay in .177 and anything up to 18 in .22 is okay as well.
|Max Velocity||650 fps|