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Offline Deej

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QB-57
« on: August 18, 2012, 02:18:12 PM »
Havent been on in a while,working on the road,and my laptop died.picked up a QB 57 from @=S+S%^$# before I hit the road,have been rebuilding it on motel kitchen tables.takes up a lot less trunk space than a NP22 in a case big enough to fit leapers 4x16.I have modded the snot out of this thing,will post pics when I figure out how on new laptop.But it looks bitchin,and I am getting 5 shot cloverleafs at 10 meters.every time.but so far,it only likes RWS Miesterkuglens.best inexpensive AG I ever bought,I look at chinese guns as more of a kit than a finished product.working on it has kept me sane in these small towns with nothing to do but wait to go to work.Thank God I found This hobby(obsession).Now I am trying to explain to my woman at home how I spent  nearly 500 bucks on a BB gun (Drozd w/ mods)had to do something with all that money I saved on the QB ;D  QB57's rock.
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 03:20:14 PM »
Kool lets see some pics!!!
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Offline longislandhunter

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Re: QB-57
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 04:07:30 PM »
Those 57's are neat little guns.  I have 2 (.177 and .22) and both of them are tack drivers out to 25 yards.  They are one of my favorite guns to take rabbit hunting in thick brush and briars and each one has put rabbit meat in the freezer  :)

Keep us up to date on your progress with the rifle.   

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Re: QB-57
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 01:59:02 PM »
Yeah,I love mine. so .much less work to shoot than my big Benji,and every time I open the case and screw it together I feel like the S.P.E.C.T.R. bad guy in a James Bond movie ;D...priceless
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 09:21:28 PM »
2X the Love! Mine's the .22
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 12:55:09 PM »
love mine too...a fun gun to shoot.
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 03:03:15 PM »
I am glad to see the love for this gun. This is a definite buy for me in the near future.

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Re: QB-57
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012, 11:35:08 AM »
every time I open the case and screw it together I feel like the S.P.E.C.T.R. bad guy in a James Bond movie

After reading your latest thread I started searching for other QB-57 threads and just read this. That's great. When I finish modding my other AR's, I'm gonna want one of these.
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012, 01:27:27 PM »
i am glad i am not the only one that carries a pellet gun/rifle while out on the road... i found that the 22xx or 13xx in a used drill case will pass througfh anything... plus i carry a million parts and powerlets and pellets and springs and grips and optics... is like i get to assemble a new gun every night.... All of them very accurate, and as long as it is safe i get to go on little interim hunting trips here and there... I love the qb57, but i found that case a bit cumbersome... The other portable was the B3 AK look alike... sold both and regret it. another option is that CO2 b3 ak47 look alike... if i can get that i'll modify it to fit in a little back pack and run it on a 13 ci bottle, easy to refill anywhere. I saw a member of this forum showing one of those... I wanted.

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Re: QB-57
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2012, 02:09:36 PM »
Thanks alot guys. I was reading this thread, and now I've decided that my life can no longer be complete until I obtain one! I was looking at the .22, but does it have enough juice to destroy tree rats on my travels?
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2012, 03:07:17 PM »
D@#$ it. Just bought one. severe impulse control issues going on here
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 10:28:02 AM »
classic... lol

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Re: QB-57
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2012, 10:51:46 AM »
Is there anything I can do to get more power out of this lil beast?  I'm not disapointed, just greedy....  I got the .22 and didn't know what spring conversions were available or who could help.  Advice?
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2012, 11:01:38 AM »
D@#$ it. Just bought one. severe impulse control issues going on here
   lol  How do you think I ended up with mine? Maybe they are so homely looking we just cant resist giving them a home. As far as power mods,The tests from the place I got mine show they shoot harder than what Industry rates them for.Mine is a .177,and I dont have a chrony,but a simple home-tune seemed to wake mine up a bit.At 10yds it permanately welds a pellet to a dime,and turns the dime into an interesting dish shape.Check out scotchmo's awesome post on chinese gas spring conversions,a lot of info there on 57's,and looks simple.It looks like it should at least smooth things out,and end up putting you about where you would end up after all the time spent fiddling with springs,wobbly guides,and spaceing up preload like I did.That is my next project.and I wish I'd just started there. be prepared to tinker with the scope rail,screws are too short,and it probably isnt on straight anyway.Industry scope is somewhere between lame and unuseable,gun deserves better. Have fun!!
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2012, 02:43:02 PM »
Hey Deej,

Are there any shops or persons on GTA who are offering gas piston swaps for these.  After reading up on this I'm not certain I'm to be trusted with the task...
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2012, 06:27:32 PM »
What's the weight of these? Is it any heavier that your standard sized break barrel rifle?

If I could get a QB-57 without the lame stock scope and the carrying case, I might buy one right now.
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2012, 06:29:21 PM »
I would not try a gas conversion on a 57... the leverage for the cocking arm does not seem solid enough to pull the ram back... with a home tune those rifles are good enough for about 10/12 fpe... and that should be decent enough for a 30 yard hunter for those pesky tree rats or rabbits. I had mine shooting 10.5 crosmans at about 650 fps... but that broke my spring within 2 tins of pellets... :( . I even tried to stuff a larger spring... not pretty. Make a good seal, hone it and play with the trigger.
the coolest thing about that rifle was the fact it was a take down...

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Re: QB-57
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2012, 06:30:08 PM »
you can... he who shall not be named might still have them...
and no, they weight about the same... just that you feel it in the back of the rifle, not the front...

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Re: QB-57
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2012, 07:01:09 PM »
Hey James,I've never had anyone do any work for me,being a compulsive tinkerer and all.So I would hate to recommend anyone based on just what I read. But there are a lot of smart people on here,some of them do custom work themselves,and some have had it done.(the real smart ones?) I cant imagine folks on this forum steering you wrong if you ask those with firsthand experience with shops/tuners.Kinda like choosing a mechanic.I can say from personal experience that Mike at flying dragon just went out of his way to save my butt on a part that I thought  I wouldn't find,for a gun you cant get anymore,which I only found because someone else on here gave me a heads-up on it. GTA is a great place.Just remember,even an $80 rifle gets expensive when you pay someone else for their time and knowledge.
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Re: QB-57
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2012, 07:52:57 PM »
I call mine "my ugly gun"
I chronied mine using ChronoConnect on my Galaxy Tab 2 and got a 750 fps string.
I don't know how accurate the CC program is as I don't have a "real" chrony to compare it to.
Mine is a .177 cal shooting Crosman wad cutters.
I shoot mine with a clamp-on barrel mounted bipod and at short range (10 m) it is very accurate (for a springer).
I bought it at AA for $44, factory second with no case and no scope.
I cut the front sight off so it would fit in an old hard shell briefcase. Open sights are useless to my old eyes.
It wears the original Gamo scope that came with my BigCat.
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