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Crosman Quest Nitro Piston Elite SBD Gold Breakbarrel Air Rifle
Benefits of the Nitro Piston over a metal mainspring:
Make the Quest your go-to backyard friendly shooter! With a combination of silenced shots, 2-stage trigger and new Nitro Piston Elite technology, the Crosman Quest’s tried and true design has undergone a serious revamp.
The SBD (Silencing Barrel Device) introduced previously in models like the Rogue and Mayhem, has been improved to make this breakbarrel 3x quieter than other airguns in its class. This powerful breakbarrel can definitely use some volume control with Crosman’s all-new Nitro Piston Elite powerplant designed to provide forceful shots that deliver 15% more speed, 35% more power, and 2x the accuracy of standard gas pistons. The gas-piston powerplant has many benefits for the shooter including the ability to remain cocked for hours and not lose performance in cold weather. This improved power system translates to up to 23 FPE in .177 caliber and 29 FPE of muzzle energy in .22. With a pull of the 2-stage adjustable CBT trigger, send your rounds downrange with air singeing speeds between and 1100 and 1,400 fps! This Quest SDB sports an all-weather textured synthetic stock with an 11mm Dovetail atop the barrel for the included CenterPoint 4x32 scope.
This combination of features makes the Quest an attractive choice for shooters looking for a quiet, powerful, and easy to use breakbarrel that's ready to shred targets or dispatch any pest on your perimeter!
|Max Velocity||1400 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||23 ft/lbs|
|Cocking Effort||30 lbs|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
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Things I liked: Power, price, accuracy
Things I would have changed: Nothing
What others should know: If you are looking for a gas piston air rifle to bag small game for a low price, this is it. I've hunted multiple times and put this rifle through the paces take 40 yard squirrel shots commonly and I've never had an issue. It's cheap, built solid and hits wherever you pull the trigger. I did put a cheap pinty 3-9x40 amazon scope on it and it has held up perfect. I couldnt be more pleased with this inexpensive well built hunting rifle.
Things I liked: Smooth cocking, SBD silencer, weight, balance, accuracy and price. With the nitro piston elite this rifle is very smooth and easy to cock compared to the standard nitro piston, the trigger still needs work,, short first stage, a bit longer second stage and still gritty feeling. Unlike the previous triggers on say the vantage you can not use the RC bearing trick, all you can do is replace the spring with a lighter one.
Things I would have changed: Trigger, it still needs work.
What others should know: Christmas gift from the misses, I have five break barrels now and this rifle is the only one that I have not had to do anything to which was nice, the bore was nice and clean, it is lubed very well, all screws were nice and tight. I did however place some old rags inside the butt stock as it sounded a little hollow, sounds more solid now. At this point this is the best break barrel I have, the misses purchased it in 22 cal and I am very happy with it,, she knows what I like and recommend adding either caliber to your collection. I have not shot it with very many pellets yet so I will post an update as to how that goes and whether this rifle is very pellet picky or not.
Things I liked: First - I would highly recommend PyramydAir for these reasons: 1) 20 for $20 mount zero scope, 2) online chat support from experienced airgunners, 3) complete comparison tables, 4) sale prices. I am pleased with this gun and scope installation. I was very interested in a quiet gun, and it can be difficult to find comparable information online. The specifications/ comparison and chat support was very helpful. This gun is not loud. I bought it to shoot in my backyard and not get my neighbors attention. While the may could hear then piston release on a quiet day, they wouldn't know it was a gun shooting. I also read a lot about scope install issues - so the scope mount and break in was of high interest. I was successful with my first two squirrel shots. I am tall and wish there was more plastic on the forestock. I also think that since you have to buy a hardcase for shipping with the 20 for $20 option, cheaper cases should be offered.
Things I would have changed: I am tall and wish there was more plastic on the forestock. I also think that since you have to buy a hardcase for shipping with the 20 for $20 option, cheaper cases should be offered.
What others should know: I would highly recommend PyramydAir for these reasons: 1) 20 for $20 mount zero scope, 2) online chat support from experienced airgunners, 3) complete comparison tables, 4) sale prices.
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I just bought the Benjamin Quest Tactical, which is basically the same gun. I can't zero it in worth a darn, with a rest, or with a knee. At 30 yards my groups are 3-4" apart, and when I get it close to zero it jumps again. The scope I mounted DOES NOT seem to be moving or sliding at all on the rail, I'm experienced in mounting scopes. It also seems to send around 3 flyers per 10 shots, with H&N Sniper Magnum pellets. So far I've tried Crossman and Benjamin domed hollow points, as well as 15gr H&N Sniper Magnum, with about the same results all around. I love the sniper magnums in .177 because they offer a whole lot of punch, and better trajectory than in .22 in my opinion. I want a gun that handles this pellet well. I've successfully used this pellet to kill groundhogs at 100m with my old Benjamin Titan NP, but that barrel got bent so I got their new NP2 model on sale. It feels like it shoots nice, but my grouping is the size of a saucer at 30 yards with a rest and light trigger adjustment, regardless of pellet. Should I take it back and get a new one???? Can someone recommend the best pellet for this gun?
If you are consistently getting flyers with different pellets it would appear that the gun is defective. You should get decent groups with at least one pellet type. Sniper magnums are difficult pellets to find a suitable gun for. Your gun may do better with a lighter hollow point,or polymag.
What is the difference between this models SBD and the BQT22TDNS-SX versions SBD?,,i noticed a difference in appearance,,is one newer, or better?
The interior parts are probably the same. The stock and exterior fittings different.
Can open sights be attached?
No. Only a red dot sight.
CrosmanQuestNitro Piston Elite SBD Gold Powered Break Barrel Air Rifle .177
|Max Velocity||1400 fps|
|Muzzle Energy||23 ft/lbs|