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30 January, 2013

QB57 Air Rifle Test and Review by Randall

We recently received the following customer test and review of the QB57 air rifle from Randall. He writes...

“Hello Stephen, I offer more feedback for my QB57 which I've tuned and lubed, including making the trigger pull short, easy and crisp.  I somewhat straightened the rod connecting the front and rear sections of the trigger, which essentially lengthened it. That shortened the first stage.  

I then adjusted the vertically situated screw in the rear section of the trigger mechanism for a shorter second stage and applied blue Loctite (appx. 15 turns in).  It's as close to a target friendly trigger as my gun is likely to get.

Also, I installed an NCStar 2-7x pistol scope, which has very long eye relief (I've got it as far forward on the rail as possible), allowing me to shoot comfortably without having to crane my head forward on the stock.  

The only drag with this particular scope was adjusting the parallax (no OA) to my preferred 10 yds.  It was a tedious battle of adjusting both lenses, as one did effect the other, but now that it's set, it works fine.

I finally broke down and bought a Shooting Chrony Alpha and did some testing of the 57 using 12, 8.2 gr., Stoeger X-Match pellets (it likes those and H&N Sport - same pellet?).  The average velocity for my gun was 632 fps.  The attached target was my first shot after the trigger work.  I hope to do better with further practice.  
All in all, I think the QB57 a sensational airgun that is a joy to shoot.

I hope to be consistently shooting 200 point targets with several X's to sweeten the deal; the gun is more than capable of doing it given the right pellet and a patient shooter.

PS. The part of the QB57 throwaway scope consisting of the ocular lens, with 4x20 printed on it, makes for an excellent magnifying eye loupe, superb for close up work.”

Randall, thanks for your comments - that’s great shooting from your QB57!

SAFETY NOTE: Always keep your arm between the cocking lever and body of the QB57 when loading pellets to avoid this happening to you.


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