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31 December, 2013

Customer Test Target from QB79 Air Rifle

The following message comes from Wesley and is posted here with his permission.

Wesley writes...

"Here is a photograph of the accuracy of a QB79 .22 caliber. The gun was sighted in at 25 yards by me using Crosman HPs and a fixed 4 x 32 AO Winchester scope. The target was shot by me from a bench at 10 yds. Center to center group was three shots with CHSs to see where the pellets hit at 10 yards.

Top left Gamo 15.21 gr pointed 5 shots. Top right JSB Exact 15.6 gr dome 5 shots and lower right was H&N 12.65 gr Hp also 5 shots.

Archer Airguns built this gun for me in November with XP Tune Kit, tuned valve, HDD. You can always spend more, but for me you won't get better."

Click the image for a larger view of Wesley's test target.

Wesley, thanks for your comments. That's great shooting!

Note, Wesley ordered his gun through Archer Airguns QB79 Custom Shop.


28 December, 2013

January 2014 Airgun Hobbyist Magazine Preview

This next issue of Airgun Hobbyist magazine will be shipping from 1 January, 2014 - subscribers should receive their copies about a week later, as usual.

The contents of this issue are exciting and include reviews of the following airguns:
- Evanix GTL380S
- Cometa Indian
- Winchrster M14
- Umarex Octane
- Hatsan Model 25 and Super Tact
- Rapid Air Weapons TM1000

There's also an article titled "What IS that air rifle" about the QB57.

Further topics include no less than three articles on Field Target and a look inside the Umarex USA complex. And there's more yet...

You can order this copy, or subscribe to Airgun Hobbyist magazine from this link.


25 December, 2013

Improving the Beeman RS2. Barrel, Trigger and Gas Ram Upgrades.

Blog reader Paul Mattoon is interested to share share the processes by which he has modified and improved the quality of his Beeman RS2 air rifle. Paul writes...

"I know that there is very little information regarding the RS2 rifle, and what is available is not necessarily focused on improvements or modifications. So far I have done the following modifications to my RS2:

* Cut, choke, and re-crowned the barrel.
* Deburred the (3rd generation) trigger sears, added shims, and reshaped the trigger for more responsive action and feel.
* Honed and deglazed the compression chamber for a better piston seal/cylinder interface.
* Added a "dimple" in the rear of the receiver tube for the use of the Hammers scope mount stop pin; works in conjunction with the beeman scope stop= no scope movement.
* Modification of the trigger housing to accommodate the use of the Crosman Trail NP nitrogen piston "gas ram".
* Modification of the gas ram for proper fitment.
* Chamfering the anterior end of the transfer port to reduce turbulence behind the pellet. 
* Heat shrinking the main spring, polishing/deburring spring ends for less recoil (pre gas ram installation).

These processes have also made it necessary to re-blue some of the parts. In addition, I have found several lubricants for specific uses that can be purchased in commonly found stores, which eliminate the need to "special order" tuning lubricants. 

Attached is a photo of my Beeman RS2 (top) and a 1990 RWS Diana 34.

The Diana was given to me in a terrible state. It had rusting and pitting on the exterior, a bent barrel and spring, dry rotted stock butt, cracked piston, and a malfunctioning trigger. I have completely restored the rifle which includes installing (with modification) a Crosman Optimus .22 barrel, welding and sleeving the cracked piston, tuning the spring ends/adhering heat shrink tubing for a proper fit, honing the compression chamber, tuning/rebuilding the T01 trigger, re-bluing all of the metal, re-finishing the stock, and fabricating a custom rubber butt plate.

I plan to document and share the processes in which I have modified and improved the quality of my rifle and hope to share it with you in this blog."

Paul, thanks for your post. I look forward to reading more about this project in 2014!


22 December, 2013

New Stoeger Airguns Website Goes Live

Stoeger Airguns has introduced a radical improvement in it's online presence with a complete new Stoeger Airguns website.

This website is very professionally produced as these screen grabs show. First, the Home page.

Here we see a sample product page.

And here's the support area, with parts diagrams for several of the models.

Also, there's a direct link to the Stoeger Airguns YouTube Channel, which makes that much more accessible.

Of course, Archer Airguns specializes in Stoeger Airguns and we have a range of spare parts available, too, as the official US parts supplier for Stoeger Airguns.


08 December, 2013

Scope Upgrade for Ignite Black Ops Sniper Air Rifle

The Ignite Black Ops Sniper air rifle is a great airgun. But - like many air rifles that are supplied with a bundled scope - the 4 x 32 scope supplied with it is by far the weakest link in the whole outfit. This Hammers 3-9 x 40AO scope upgrade is a great value that will that will transform your shooting when installed on the Black Ops Sniper airgun.

Compared to the 4 x 32 scope and rings included in the box with the Ignite Black Ops Sniper air rifle, this upgrade offers the following great benefits that will increase your chances of shooting accurately with your airgun:

- Zoom scope gives a range of magnifications (3 -9 x), allowing you to make your target appear larger (and easier to hit!).

- Improved optical quality gives a sharper image.

- AO (Adjustable Objective) capability allows the scope to be focused sharply down to close distances (5 yards).

- Mil dot reticle makes immediate corrections for range and wind easy to do.

- Easier adjustment of elevation and windage as no tool is required to turn the turrets.

- Larger objective lens give a brighter image in low light conditions.

Minimum focusing distance is 5 yards with Adjustable Objective (AO) focusing.

Finished in adonized matt black with a bright, sharp image, this scope has a black "mil dot" reticle that's very beneficial for airgun use.

You simply mount this Hammers scope into the rings that were supplied with the Black Ops Sniper air rifle and sight it in.

A one piece airgun mount is included with the Hammers scope. This does NOT fit the Weaver rails on the Black Ops air rifle, but you can use it on other airguns that use standard airgun rails.

Hammers products have a limited lifetime warranty which is provided by the US importers, Wing-Sun Trading of La Mirada CA.


01 December, 2013

Archer Airguns XMV Tune Kit Also Fits the Umarex Octane.

In answer to several emails, I can confirm that the Archer Airguns XMV Tune Kit fits the Umarex Octane airgun, in addition to the Ruger Blackhawk, Ruger Air Hawk and Ruger Air magnum air rifles.

The XMV Tune Kit provides high quality replacement breech seals for these air rifles, together with three precision stainless steel shims that can be used to precisely set the position of the breech seal for optimum performance. Even more important, it also gives comprehensive, yet simple, instructions for determining if your air rifle needs its breech seal shimmed as well as how to undertake this simple upgrade.

As you would expect, Archer Airguns XMV Tune and Pellet Kit also works with the Umarex Octane, although just in .177 caliber as that is the caliber of the pellets supplied in this kit.

Click here for a complete free eBook available that describes both kits and how they can be used to improve the performance of your Umarex Octane air rifle - as well as the Ruger airguns.


28 November, 2013

Archer Airguns 2013 Winter Seasonal Sale Starts Today - Great Bargains!

The Archer Airguns Seasonal Sale starts today - just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

These special offers are all listed in the Specials section of our store.

Here's some highlights...

The popular QB78 Repeater, pictured below, is now on sale at just $229.99. This is a bargain price for such an outstanding and innovative air rifle! For this deal click on these links: QB78 Repeater .177 cal and QB78 Repeater .22 cal.

Also, we have a number of special offers for Stoeger airguns. Everyone wants a GTX Generation II trigger mounted on their Stoeger air rifle and now Archer Airguns offers a free GTX trigger installed on select Stoeger models at no charge - that's a $42.98 saving.

The free, installed GTX upgrades are available on the Stoeger X50 combo, Stoeger X20 Suppressor combo and Stoeger X20 camo stock combo.

Another special deal is on the Stoeger X5 combo. This air rifle cannot accept the GTX trigger, so we've reduced the price by $20.00 as a seasonal saving.

But wait, there's more!

The ever-popular QB57 Deluxe - with hard case - takes a price tumble to just $79.99 for this Seasonal Sale.

The Xisico XS60C is in stock in both .177 and .22 calibers and Archer Airguns new "leak free" tube cap upgrade is included at no charge. This is a $19.99 value included at the outstanding price of just $99.99 for this interesting new air rifle.

And just a few "Seconds" Premium Silent Pellet Traps - "the best pellet traps on the planet" - are available at just $45.00. These seconds have cracks or filler in the wood, but are fully functional if you want the best pellet trap and don't care if the appearance is less than perfect. We have a few of these every year and they always sell out very fast.

Please note that most of these sale items are available in limited quantities at these special prices. When they're gone, they're gone.

All of us at Archer Airguns wish you a happy Holiday Season!


22 November, 2013

Stoeger ATAC Muzzle Velocity Test Results. Surprise!

Like many people, I’m very dubious about some of the claims for muzzle velocity made by manufacturers for their air rifles. Somehow, these numbers are incredibly high and are not easy to reconcile with the “real world” test results we obtain when making Archer Airguns Gold Service tests on individual customers’ air rifles.

For example, the Stoeger ATAC has these claims for muzzle velocity, in .177 caliber:

“Up to 1200 fps with alloy”.

“Up to 1000 fps with lead”.

Yet in our Gold Service testing, we see muzzle velocities for the ATAC of between about 880 and 940 fps in .177 caliber. What’s going on?

In an attempt to answer this question, Paul and I conducted an experiment here at Archer Airguns.

We took one .177 caliber ATAC at random from stock and fired enough shots through it to burn of the effects of dieseling. We then took 9 different types of pellets, each of differing weights, and fired 5 shots with each pellet type through the same gun in succession across the Chrony.

The average muzzle velocities for each pellet type were then plotted in the graphs you see here.

The results surprised me! The ATAC does actually achieve - and even exceed - Stoeger Airguns’ claims for muzzle velocity. But it all depends on what pellets you use!

Here’s the data Paul and I gathered. (Click to enlarge the data and graphs).

Plotting the average muzzle velocities against pellet weight gives a graph looking like this.

As you can see, the muzzle velocity falls with pellet weight. Duuhhhhh..... Of course this is not very surprising, there’s only so much air in the compression chamber of the gun and heavier pellets will need more “push” to fire than lighter ones.

It’s immediately obvious that this ATAC - chosen at random - meets, or even exceeds, Stoeger Airguns’ claims for muzzle velocity.

With the lightest alloy pellets tested - 5 Grain Gamo Raptors - the muzzle velocity was 1242 fps. That exceeds the manufacturer’s claim of “up to 1200 fps with alloy”.

Testing with the lightest lead pellets - 7 Grain RWS Hobbys - gave a muzzle velocity of 1002 fps. That meets the claim of “up to 1000 fps with lead” right on the nose.

When the same gun is shot with 8.64 grain Stoeger X-Field pellets - the pellets we use for Gold Service testing - it achieves 916fps. That’s right in the 880 - 940 fps spread we find for these guns in Gold Service tests in .177 caliber.

So, this gun chosen at random gives very representative results for muzzle velocity from the ATAC. The Gold Service muzzle velocities we see with Stoeger X-Field pellets (880 to 940 fps) represent the muzzle velocity tested in this gun with a spread of just +2.5% (940 fps) to -5% (880 fps). I’d say that this is a very respectable performance given that we are always testing new guns that have not yet had time to "settle down" with use.

Interestingly, the ATAC gives a reasonably uniform level of muzzle energy - in the 15.5 to 17 ft/lbs range with any tested pellet, as is shown by the data and the following graph. (This is not always the case with other air rifles we've tested).

Now, this was a muzzle velocity test only. An accuracy test would certainly not prove the fastest pellets to give the best accuracy! But it does show that the muzzle velocity claims made by Stoeger Airguns for the ATAC are credible and achievable by average production guns, so long as the lightest possible pellets are used to achieve their claimed muzzle velocities.

We’ll continue Gold Service testing with mid-weight X-Field pellets because that more closely represents the weight of pellets chosen by experienced users of these air rifles.


21 November, 2013

But Wait - There’s More! Archer Airguns Provides a Second Gift for the Yellow Forum 2013 Christmas Spirit Raffle.

The second gift offered by Archer Airguns for the Yellow Airgun Forum 2013 Christmas Spirit Raffle is this beautiful Benjamin SuperStreak model B1500STM air rifle.

The .177 caliber air rifle has been used mainly as a photographic model by us - it’s in completely “as new” condition having been fired less than 50 shots. And that includes the 10 shots used to generate the Gold Service test target that’s supplied with it!

This SuperStreak is offered complete with a mounted, sighted-in 4 - 15 x 40AO Adventure Class CenterPoint scope. The stock is also beautifully camo-dipped with an attractive Proveil Reaper pattern chosen to match the brushed steel surface of the barrel and compression tube.

This is an air rifle that will be ideal for hunting small game. It’s a powerful, long and heavy air rifle that requires strength to cock and shoot.

As you can see from the test target below, this gun delivers a genuine 1,000+ fps with “real world” 8.64 grain pellets for a muzzle energy close to 21 ft/lbs. This is a genuine magnum springer!

This gun is valued at around $250 and it could be yours, free, if you are a winner of the Yellow Forum 2013 Christmas Spirit Raffle.

Good luck!


14 November, 2013

Archer Airguns Replacement Tube Cap Fixes Problems with Umarex Fusion and Xisico XS60C

I’ll go on record as saying that the Umarex Fusion - and its very close cousin the Xisico XS60C - is a very innovative CO2 air rifle with some excellent high-level design concepts. I like it!

But it’s sad to see that there are often some major issues with this air rifle as it is currently shipping. These have been highlighted in several places on the Internet, and a number of customers have written to me asking for help. Basically the problems are:

1. The guns can leak unacceptably. Leave it gassed-up and 24 hours later it’s probably empty. This is in stark contrast to QB78-type air rifles which can remain gassed up for weeks - and even months - at a time.

2. The tube cap is very complex. It’s confusing to operate and you may need to wait as long as an hour after releasing the CO2 from the gun before it’s possible to remove the tube cap. Again, this problem does not exist with QB78-type air rifles.

3. The tube cap O ring is very soft. It swells like a balloon when the gun is gassed-up and is quickly damaged by blistering and cracking when the tube cap is removed - this leads to further leaking. These O rings can have a very short life before they require replacement. The QB78? Guess what? No problem.

Again, I want to say that I think the degassing tube cap fitted to the Umarex Fusion and Xisico XS60C is an outstanding and innovative concept. But somehow it’s just not up to the task at hand. My testing shows that the tube cap is THE major source of gas leaks from the Fusion and XS60C, and then there’s the issues about the O ring which is the cause of difficulty in removing the tube cap itself.


Archer Airguns introduces a Replacement Tube Cap for the XS60C and Umarex Fusion Air Rifles!

The Archer Airguns Replacement Tube Cap overcomes the leak issues, allowing these guns to remain gassed up for an extended period.

It’s very simple to use. Just screw it on and unscrew after use. There’s no need to wait after the CO2 is used before removing this tube cap.

It uses a different, harder, O ring that swells much less, doesn’t blister and crack with use. Yes, it still swells in use, so we supply a spare O ring with this tube cap. Simply roll off the swelled O ring, roll on the new one, gas up your Fusion or XS60C and keep shooting! The swelled O ring will return to size and can be used again by the time you need to reload with Powerlets.

The only downside is that there’s no degassing capability with this tube cap (although some would say that’s another benefit!). Again the solution is very simple, just “shoot down” the remaining CO2 in the gun in the time-honored fashion, as has been done with generations of Crosman 160s, QB78s and similar CO2-powered air rifles.

If you still want to keep with the factory tube cap, you’ll be needing replacement O rings!

So, Archer Airguns offers a pack of O rings for the Umarex Fusion and XS60C Air Rifles. These are for use on the degassing tube cap as replacements for the orange O ring supplied with the gun. These black O rings are the same as used with our replacement Tube Cap, they swell less and resist blistering and cracking much better than the factory O rings.

You may be asking “Why not fit O rings that don’t swell at all?” The reason is that these O rings - typically hard urethane ones - will not allow any current tube cap design to be fitted into the gas tube of the Umarex Fusion or XS60C air rifles. This is due to the design of the main gas tube itself, which will not allow hard O rings to be pushed into the end of the tube - that’s why the factory supplies those problematic soft O rings in the first place!


05 November, 2013

The 2013 Yellow Forum Christmas Spirit Raffle

With all the current excitement about the Stoeger ATAC Suppressor air rifle, it's possible that folk have been ignoring the simpler Stoeger X20 air rifle.

The X20 is actually our favorite spring/piston break barrel air rifle to shoot for fun here at Archer Airguns - in spite of plenty of choice with other more expensive and powerful break barrel airguns. The Stoeger X20 is compact, easy to cock and not too hold sensitive. It has excellent accuracy and is just plain fun to shoot.

As a reminder of the benefits of the X20, Archer Airguns is providing a custom Stoeger X20 in .177 caliber as one of the prizes in the 2013 Yellow Forum Christmas Spirit Raffle.

This custom X20 has a value of $380. The synthetic stock is beautifully camo dipped with genuine Mossy Oak Breeze Winter pattern, perfect to blend in for a little Winter hunting! It's fitted with a Leapers 3-9x40 model U394FDT2 scope mounted in Leapers Max Strength rings - the scope is sighted-in ready to go.

As you can see from this Archer Airguns Gold Service test target, the gun shoots at a muzzle velocity of 849 fps with 8.64 grain Stoeger X-Field pellets. This gives a very useful 13.84 Ft/Lbs of muzzle energy.

This custom X20 is 42.5 inches long and weighs 8 lb 12 oz complete with scope. It will be sent completely free to the lucky winner whose name is chosen in the 2013 Yellow Forum Christmas Spirit Raffle. If you haven't entered yet, now could be a very good time to do so!


01 November, 2013

Yes, Hammers Scopes Fit the QB78 and QB78 Repeater Air Rifles.

We've had several telephone calls from customers asking the very sensible question "Do Hammers scopes - which are supplied with a one piece mount - fit on the QB78?"

Well the answer is, "Yes, they do". There's plenty of space under the scope tube to load pellets, or magazine, as appropriate.

Both the Hammers 3-9 x 32AO and 3-9 x 40AO scopes will fit on to the QB78 and QB78 Repeater breech, and there's enough range of movement for the scope in the mount to provide the correct eye relief for almost all shooters.

Hammers scopes are excellent value. They have a mil-dot reticle, AO focusing down to 5 yards and good image quality. They are supplied with a strong one-piece mount. There's no fancy features that you don't need, just a simple scope that is ideal for many airgun users. They also hold up very well to the fierce recoil of powerful spring/piston air rifles.

The Hammers 3-9 x 32AO scope sells for just $49.99. The Hammers 3-9 x 40AO scope sells for $59.99. Both include the one-piece mount.

This photograph shows the Hammers 3-9 x 40AO scope fitted to a QB79 PCP air rifle.

And here's a Hammers 3-9 x 32AO scope fitted to a QB78 Repeater air rifle.


29 October, 2013

The Xisico XS60C. Do You Want Maximum FPS or Maximum Ft/Lbs?

Above, the Xisico XS60C air rifle.

"Everyone" - or at least many people - want the maximum possible muzzle velocity - FPS - from their air rifles, believing that this is best. But is it always?

Pellet weight can play a big part in determining the muzzle velocity achieved by an airgun. Different pellet weights can produce significantly different muzzle velocities in the same gun, with no other changes.

The other major factor to be considered is muzzle energy - Ft/Lbs. This is the "hitting power" of a pellet.

A higher muzzle velocity - FPS - might be best for a flat trajectory and maximum range, but the highest muzzle energy could be most desirable for hunting where a "one shot clean kill" is desired.

Let's look at the muzzle velocity and muzzle energy results achieved from testing a .177 caliber Xisico XS60C air rifle.

Here's the test data for a .177 cal Xisico XS60C shooting a variety of pellets. (Click to enlarge).

Now, if we take this data and graph the results, we find that the lowest weight pellet shoots the fastest. No surprises here!

Yet, if we graph the results for muzzle energy, we find that the slowest, heaviest pellet gives the most muzzle energy, or "hitting power".

So what should you choose - maximum muzzle velocity or maximum muzzle energy? Or a mid-point somewhere?

It's your choice, dependent on the type of shooting you do. But it's good to remember that the highest muzzle velocity is not always the best if you're hunting and aiming for a humane "one shot kill". In this case a heavier pellet, traveling slower, could be a much better solution than a lighter pellet traveling faster.

To take an extreme example. Would you prefer to be hit by a very light ping pong ball traveling at 500 FPS, or a 24 Lb cannon ball traveling at 50 FPS? I'll take the light, fast ping pong ball any time, it's WAAAAAAAY less dangerous, even though its' muzzle velocity is much higher.

This data applies to the Xisico XS60C air rifle. But the same principal applies to any airgun. Maximum muzzle velocity sometimes may be the best solution, but not always. It depends on what you're aiming at when you pull the trigger.


26 October, 2013

Replacement Breech Seals for the Ignite Black Ops Sniper Air Rifle

The Ignite Black Ops Sniper Air Rifle is an interesting and innovative airgun that's widely available at Walmart stores.

Above we see the Black Ops Sniper Rifle fitted with a much higher quality 4-16x40AO CenterPoint scope for testing.

Among many unusual features such as included bipod legs and a fully adjustable stock, the Ignite Black Ops Tactical Professional Grade Sniper Air Rifle (wow, what a mouthful for a product name!) actually has an instruction manual that looks as if it was written by someone who knows something about air rifles!

This 12-page operator's manual gives a surprisingly good "Troubleshooting Guide" that covers many common issues that upset the performance of spring/piston air rifles, such as problems caused by loose stock screws and defective breech seals. They even give brief advice on the correct techniques for shooting a spring/piston air rifle and the need for practice to obtain good accuracy.

This is in stark contrast to the approach taken by many airgun vendors, where the absolute minimum of information is presented to the new user, often in the form of pictograms that are not intuitive in any language.

While it's refreshing to see such information included with an air rifle, the Black Ops (or is it "Ignite"?) manual advises that breech seals can leak and that they should then be replaced.

But where can replacement breech seals be obtained? At Archer Airguns, of course...

New at Archer Airguns online store is a kit comprising 6 replacement breech seals for the Ignite Black Ops Tactical Professional Grade Sniper Air Rifle.


Detailed Performance Information for the QB79 PCP Repeater

Here's some more detailed information on performance of the QB79 PCP Repeater. In particular, this post is to show the outstanding consistency of muzzle velocity that's available with this product.

Our test results for the .177 cal QB79 PCP Repeater were recorded, fed into a spreadsheet and plotted out as a graph.

As you can see, the different tune levels were achieved in three ways.

The greatest consistency - with 168 "good" shots, but lower (760 fps) muzzle velocity is achieved using the standard factory hammer spring. This gives the most efficient performance in terms of total muzzle energy (1,669 ft/lbs - the sum of the muzzle energies for each individual shot) before reaching the 30 fps Extreme Spread shot, but the lower muzzle velocity is not what many people would prefer.

More muzzle velocity (800 fps), but less (120) good shots, is obtained by slightly shimming the hammer spring with a couple of washers. This gives less efficiency, with a total of 1,336 ft/lbs of muzzle energy before the 30 fps Extreme Spread shot.

The third level of tune combines the shimmed hammer with the Archer Airguns XP Tuned Valve. This is a real air hog, with much lower efficiency (just 842 ft/lbs total muzzle energy before the 30 fps ES), but it does deliver the highest muzzle velocity of 840 fps with 68 "good" shots - still enough to complete many field target courses without refilling with air.

Here's the test targets for the mid level (800 fps and 120 good shots testing). Each target has 5 bulls, shot in the sequence shown and with the Chrony prints stapled next to each target.

Here's the same data presented for the QB79 Repeater in .22 caliber.

The gun is more efficient in .22 caliber, with total muzzle energy of 1,844 ft/lbs for the 575 fps/180 good shots level. At 125 good shots, it's 1,700 ft/lbs total and 839 total ft/lbs for the maximum muzzle velocity (690 fps) tune level.

Please note that in all cases, these tests were made with unsorted Crosman Premier Hollow Point pellets, fired "straight from the tin" at 10yards range.

I hope this gives some useful and interesting detail to those who have questions about the performance of the QB79 PCP Repeater.


20 October, 2013

New! The QB79 PCP Repeater

This version of the QB79 Repeater uses a REGULATED Ninja High Pressure Air (HPA) tank, giving 1100 psi air pressure in the gun. The result is increased muzzle velocity and freedom from temperature changes due to rapid fire and changes in ambient temperature compared to the CO2 versions.

This has always been part of our QB78 and QB79 Repeater development plan as it's the perfect way to overcome the issues associated with rapid fire and shot consistency.

You can select from a choice of three tune options that gives your selection of shot count and muzzle velocity.

For the QB79 PCP Repeater in .177 caliber these are:
840 fps with 70 shots at better than 30 fps Extreme Spread - 12.4 ft/lbs
800 fps with 120 shots at better than 30 fps Extreme Spread - 11.2 ft/lbs
760 fps with 170 shots at better than 30 fps Extreme Spread - 10.1 ft/lbs

For the QB79 PCP Repeater in .22 caliber these are:
690 fps with 55 shots at better than 30 fps Extreme Spread - 15.1 ft/lbs
660 fps with 125 shots at better than 30 fps Extreme Spread - 13.8 ft/lbs
575 fps with 180 shots at better than 30 fps Extreme Spread - 10.5 ft/lbs

As you can see, the QB79 PCP Repeater offers between 55 and 180 shots (depending on caliber and tune level) with an Extreme Spread of 30 fps - the consistency benchmark used by precision Field Target shooters.

By using a regulated tank, the QB79 PCP Repeater gives a huge number of shots with a practically constant muzzle velocity (better than 30 fps Extreme Spread). This is a massive practical accuracy benefit when shooting the QB79 PCP Repeater. There's no way that any QB78 PCP conversion can offer this combination of shot count and consistency due to limited air capacity and lack of a regulator!

All unregulated PCP air rifles suffer from a shot curve of varying muzzle velocities which limit the (relatively small) number of shots attainable before vertical inaccuracy requires a re-charge, as Discovery and Marauder shooters know very well.

If you already have a QB79 or QB79 Repeater air rifle, we also have this regulated Ninja 13/300 HPA tank that will enable you to simply convert your gun from CO2 to PCP operation.

To fill the QB79 HPA Repeater, we also have this Ninja PCP 3000 psi Fill Station

All these new products are in stock and shipping from today!



13 October, 2013

New Custom Wood Pistol Grips for Crosman 2240 and Similar Air Pistols

New from Archer Airguns are the first of a new range of beautiful custom wood grips for Crosman 2240 air pistols.

These gorgeous grips are created right here in Up-State New York, USA to the highest possible quality standards and are the perfect way to make your 2240 “look and feel like a million Dollars”.

The combination of select woods, state-of-the-art CNC manufacturing, careful hand finishing and real artistry in design ensure that these grips are unsurpassed in both quality and value.

Above. Highlights of Archer Airguns Ambidextrous Walnut Grips for Crosman 2240 and 1740 Air Pistols.

Below. See how the grips fit perfectly to the pistol frame. Double click on any photo for a closer look.

Compared to other aftermarket grips for Crosman air pistols, Archer Airguns Ambidextrous Pistol Grips offer the following benefits:

1. Beautiful, precision checkering on both left and right sides for excellent grip and functional beauty.

2. Precision fit to the Crosman frame - the fit is so good that they almost don’t need the screws to hold in place!

3. Careful design follows the Crosman frame shape exactly, with cutouts around the safety and coverage of the rear frame joint.

4. You can order online and the grips are shipped to you in just a couple of days. No long wait times or need to send checks by “snail mail”. Buy these grips as the same time as our parts and accessory kits - save on shipping!

These ambidextrous walnut grips are designed to feel “full” in the hand, with natural support for your trigger finger. The checkering gives excellent grip, without the aggressive sharpness of the Crosman plastic grips or the slipperyness of uncheckered grips. The grips are supplied complete with replacement brass screws. The wood finish is multiple coats of high gloss lacquer.

The first introductions are in walnut, curly maple and white oak. Saepele (similar to mahogany) will be offered shortly.

Above and below are the Archer Airguns Curly Maple Ambidextrous Grips for 2240 Air Pistols.

And here is a shot of the Archer Airguns White Oak Ambidextrous Grips for Crosman 2240.

Please note that as wood is a natural material, no two sets of grips will look exactly the same. Our photographs are intended to give a representation of the quality you can expect to receive.

These grips fit the Crosman 2240 and similar models (2300S. 2300T etc.).


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