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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:17 am Reply with quote
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I'm thinking about getting a QB79 (or maybe a 78, because I have a bunch of 12g powerless) and I'm not sure if I should go .177 or .22 so I'd like to hear some opinions. I will use it for some occasional back yard vermin. Nothing bigger than a bunny. Also for quiet plinking. I may even go as far as shrouding the barrel to keep it from drawing attention. Now, in general in the past I have liked .22 in spring guns and in a pcp that I regret selling. Will the CO2 push the heavier pellet fast enough to be effective, or is this a case in point for the lighter .177?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:05 am Reply with quote
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Virtually any hunting situation bigger than mice, I prefer a .22.... I would suggest a QB in either caliber is marginal for rabbit unless modded....

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:52 am Reply with quote
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How about squirrel?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:11 pm Reply with quote
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At close range, under 30 yards, with a well placed shot.... JMO...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:42 pm Reply with quote
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I think you have the right idea with any sort of hunting and the lower velocity the .22 will produce. But, as Bob points out, the correct shot placement and the caliber isn't so relevant on smaller critters. My suggestion, don't go .22 in a Co2 rifle unless you plan to shoot small critters at fairly short ranges, or have plans to change it to HPA at some point.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:24 pm Reply with quote
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And a follow up question....
Is there any reason to go with a Crosman (or Sheradin as they are calling them) over the QB? Both guns have plenty of aftermarket parts and upgrades available. Is there any clear cut advantage of one over the other?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:39 am Reply with quote
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You might want to look into the mrodair Plinkster. It's made by SPA and is just like the new Diana Stormrider except runs on 12g CO2. Sells for $110.00 delivered and is a repeater. Available in .177 or .22. A lot of gun for the money in my opinion.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:45 am Reply with quote
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That is a nice looking gun.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:18 pm Reply with quote
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jlwilliams wrote:
And a follow up question....
Is there any reason to go with a Crosman (or Sheradin as they are calling them) over the QB? Both guns have plenty of aftermarket parts and upgrades available. Is there any clear cut advantage of one over the other?


The QB7x rifles are all Co2-powered, whereas Crosman or Benjamin (the Sheridan name is pretty much gone now) are most commonly spring-powered or multi-pump (they do have one Co2 rifle, the 1077, but the QB's are more accurate than the 1077). If you get alot of cold weather different times of the year, a Co2-powered gun may not be your best choice.

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