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07 January, 2012

QB57 Scope and Mount Choices

We've received quite a few questions recently about the situation regarding scopes for the QB57 air rifle, so I hope that this up-date will be useful...

As the QB57 scope mount is part of the barrel assembly - and thus far forward - eye relief questions come into play when using scopes on the gun. We have addressed this issue by offering scope combo versions of the QB57, utilizing long eye relief scopes. However, sadly, our QB57 scope combos are currently available. This is because Leapers have discontinued manufacture of all three long eye relief scopes that we have used for these combos: there are none remaining for us to buy

One solution to this issue is to use a scope with standard eye relief and mount this on the gun using the Leapers Offset Mount, such as the one you can see in this link. This approach has always been the preference of some QB57 owners because it allows almost any scope to be used with the gun.

Another is to mount a red dot sight on the gun as this has infinite eye relief. The issue here is finding a red dot scope that fits airgun rails, as most current red dot sights have Weaver mounts, requiring the Leapers Tactical Adapter Rail.

As a third option, we will be at the SHOT Show in 10 days time and plan to check with Leapers - and other vendors - for any other long eye relief scopes that could be suitable for use on the QB57. Leapers do have some new long eye relief scopes in the works, so we'll be establishing if they are suitable for use on the QB57. I'll let you know what we discover.


06 January, 2012

Help! I Can't Cock My New Stoeger Air Rifle...

At Archer Airguns, we've heard this cry enough times now that it's obviously useful to post this information on how to cock Stoeger air rifles.

If you simply try to break the barrel by pulling it down, the gun will probably not break - however hard you pull. The obvious conclusion for new owners is that their beautiful new gun is broken somehow.

But if you hold the gun securely and then tap down with your hand sharply on top of the front of the barrel, it breaks very easily. The barrel can then be pulled down for cocking. This is what page 10 of the operator's manual for Stoeger Airguns is trying to describe. It's this sharp tap that's key to breaking the barrel.

We've had a number of customers unable to break the barrel on their new Stoeger airgun - each time it's been resolved by using this tapping techique.

As one customer described it: "Give the barrel a good rap on the end - like rapping a disobedient pup on the nose - to break the barrel, then pull down to cock". Well said!


02 January, 2012

New Camo Dip and More Service for Air Rifle Stocks

The new year has arrived and this is a great time to give your air rifle a whole new look!

The new Camo Dip and More service from Archer Airguns allows you to give a totally unique appearance to your air rifle stock - no two are exactly alike.

The pattern shown here is Mossy Oak (TM) Blaze Winter - a seasonal choice that's been applied to a Stoeger X20 black synthetic stock. What a difference!!!!!!!

Maybe you would prefer your air rifle to have a camo pattern that blends in to the background when hunting. Or maybe your favorite airgun's stock is looking a little tired and would benefit from refreshing. Perhaps the stock is a rather boring black synthetic - like that of the Stoeger X20 shown here - and you would like a change.

The Camo Dip and More service allows you to choose from a wide range of patterns - including those from market leaders such as Realtree (TM) and Mossy Oak (TM). Just remove the stock from your air rifle, send it to Archer Airguns and it will be returned to you with a whole new look. It's easy to order and the cost is very competitive...

Notice how our experts have carefully run the pattern right around the molded trigger guard that's integral with the stock. The buttpad was removed prior to the service, then reinstalled to give the sharp, black contrast effect.

The Archer Airguns Camo Dip and More service is highly specialized. We just work with air rifle stocks using the process known as camo dipping or hydrographics. You can find this new service in our Archer Pellet Guns store. Start choosing a new look for your favorite air rifle stock!


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