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Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Air Rifle Review

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Back in the late 60s or early 70s when the production of Crossman 160 and 165 stopped, to fill the void in the market an updated version of it came from China and went viral under many brand names. We get our present-day Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief air gun this way. There is a fascinating history behind that I am going to share, but as a shooter, you are here while looking for something sturdy and Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle has been on the top of the list for quite some time now for its accuracy and power.

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Looking back to its invention, someone upgraded a Crossman 160 gun and sent it to China for mass production and provided the product with a comeback in the air gun industry. However, due to the high price, the product was not so popular. Hereafter, China made it their own and started selling it in the market for a lower price point, and the popularity kicked off. After that, it started being sold after many names like Tech-Force or Industry Brand, and finally, it came under the umbrella of Beeman. However, it is not the Germany based air gun giant Beeman.

For the people looking for some cheaper options or trying to challenge themselves, excluding the high-end guns with some ultramodern facilities would love a Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle for all the right reasons. Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air rifle is available in two models that are QB78 and QB79 which has some difference in their specification. Lets see why Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief is one of the best PCP air rifles you can buy right now!

CHINA MADE CROSMAN 160 THEIR OWN AND STARTED SELLING IT IN THE MARKET FOR LOWER PRICE POINT, AND THE POPULARITY KICKED OFF.

Gun type

Its working principle categorizes any air gun or for that matter, any weapon. Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief air gun works on a pre-charged pneumatic mechanism using high pressure of compressed air to drive projectiles outwards. Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief uses 2000 psi pressure as its driving power.

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle chief air rifle review

This is a single-shot rifle like most conventional air rifles. Many hunters still prefer it the old way, and Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief seems to respect the choice. You have to reload the gun every time, after every shot and compared to multi-shots repeater guns of these days it is a lot more work and tiresome too, but it has its essence. With a single-shot weapon, you learn how to make each shot count because if you miss one, it will take time and effort to reload and the moment of your success may slip away by that time. It makes you a better and skilled shooter.

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief offers you a two-stage trigger immediately improving the accuracy, and the manual safety makes the gun simpler. The air tank is engineered smartly and rightly. While updating many co2 weapons, they got this simple reservoir calculation wrong, making the whole arm a lot risky and accident-prone but Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief is an exception. The tank wall is made of thicker tube material for sustaining 2000 psi. They figured the formula of keeping the budget on point and avoided the fill pressure of 3000psi, which would have required even thicker tube wall resulting increase in the price of the product.

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle chief air rifle review

Besides, the 136cc reservoir can be filled with 2000 psi air pressure by a hand pump quickly whereas if it were somewhere around 3000 psi it would be too tiring and being practical I can say confidently that a person buying an air gun worth $200 will not be very interested in paying thrice on an air compressor.

The hardwood stock gives it a classic authentic look which is much more preferred among the hunters than the sleek black look of common synthetic shares. It's one of the most stunning guns to have for the money.

The rifled barrel is not shrouded, neither wholly nor partly, making it a very loud gun. We will talk about the loudness later in detail. Besides, Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief offers an open sight that has an optical fibre element, but this comes in the updated QB78 model popularly known as the deluxe model. Here we can see certain added features in stock as well. The sleek Monte Carlo look is always celebrated among shooters, and the cheek rest offered by this model ensures a better alignment of scope. The regular Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief comes with one 11 mm dovetail ring for the mounting range of your choice.

The QB79 is more flexible than QB78 as it allows greater accuracy and a higher degree of consistency. Another striking feature of this updated model is that you can detach the gas bottle after using the gun. It will eliminate the work you had to do for degassing the gun as co2 air rifles should always be degassed after use for the durability of the product.

Apart from that, what is worth mentioning here is the claim by the manufacturers of shots per fill. They claim it to be 50 shots per fill for .177 calibre and 35 in case of .22 abilities.

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief Stock

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief comes with a wood stock that gives it an authentic look. The wood looks and feels high end given its price point. It has excellent surface finishing given the product an ultimate look.

The metal part also has an excellent surface finish, and the bluing is not only remarkable but also very useful. A lot of rough handling will leave no impact on it. Though this Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief is a pre-production gun, there is no visible machine mark on it about which you should be worried particularly.

With a little higher position of the stock comb, Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief will be one sleek, stylish gun and way more attractive than the standard black synthetic stocks.

Sight

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief does everything right with the view. It comes with an open sight that is fibre optic in nature, which is somewhat one of the best types of sight available in the market. The rear-view sight can be adjusted like all other sights open in popular air guns. The adjustment can be made for elevation and windage usually.

However, most of the shooters desire clearer vision and go with mounting a scope. This result in higher accuracy and the manufactures kept it in mind while making Beeman QR Chief. There is a standard 11mm dovetail rail grooved on the breech.

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle chief air rifle review

A typical 3-9*40 AO scope has been stated with Beeman QR Chief because it is closest to most common and popular ranges used by most hunters and test results are remarkable.

You can use equipment like leapers high ring for adjusting any scope if you are not willing to remove the rear sight. There is not much space, and you have to make the necessary arrangement for mounting range. However, if you decide to take the rearview off, you must know that it is a onetime thing. You can take it off but do not think of reattaching again. The detaching process of rear sight could be easy but reversing is tricky and messy, so you know any step after making everything sure.

Velocity, power and accuracy

The accuracy and performance are the reason Beeman QR Chief is still famous among the shooters in spite of lacking some of the cool features that modern rifles today offer. The air gun was tested with different pellets of different weights to know, which would be the best to use with this air gun.

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief Trigger

Except in the deluxe model, Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief offers a single-stage trigger that is, which breaks around 3lb and 11oz. The setting is conservative, but I suggest you don't tamper with it before understanding the settings correctly. The test result that I have shown above is also done with the factory-made background.

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle chief air rifle review

The trigger is quite unpredictable as it is with most single-stage triggers, but considering the price, I can say it is better than most air guns available in the market. You can adjust the trigger according to overtravel, sear engagement and pull weight easily. All you need for this adjustment is set to screw controlling and profound knowledge; you can even remove it from the stock. However, I repeat, do not tamper with the trigger setting without proper understanding. The safety present in Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief is manual.

In QB78 deluxe version, we see a two-stage trigger with adjustable settings leading to instant higher accuracy and safety with the more upper trigger pull.

Cocking effort and loading

The Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief has a cock on opening action, which is really easy to pull back. While chambering a pellet, it is straightforward and smooth to push forward and load.

The loading could be quite tricky though, as it has a smaller place for long pellets, and a little modification is needed in the adjustment.

Loudness

It would be useless to waste many words on this. To be honest, in every sense, a Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle chief is a loud rifle. This does not come with a shrouded barrel which eliminates all hopes of a silent shooting with Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief. The absence of any suppressor is quite vivid in this system, and we have to consider the power as well, which contributes a great deal in the loudness.

While testing the shooters are mostly using high-quality earplugs in the shooting environment.

Shooting ability

Shooting with QB78 deluxe is pleasant, but basic QB78 could be difficult because of its low comb. Testers are claiming that the cheek weld is actually working as chin weld in the underlying models though the manufacturers assured that it would change before the mass production. They will offer a higher comb.

The higher comb the accuracy will increase positively. The weight is also not too much, which makes it easier to carry and better hand position while shooting. With a typical 3 9*40 AO scope, Beeman QR Chief weighs around 8lb 6oz.

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle chief air rifle review

Another feature that makes it easy to shoot with is low fill pressure in comparison with other PCP rifles. It is easier to reach the air pressure than that of 3000psi of usual PCP guns.

With a little modification, we can do a lot with a Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief.

Accessories

Being a PCP gun, the first thing you will need for you Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief is a hand pump or compressor to fill the tank to generate the operative pressure. Here I am going to chip in some real advice. If you are buying Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief because of its pocket-friendly, and you want something simple and cheap I don't see why you should spend much on a scuba tank. The fill pressure of Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief is 2000psi, and the reservoir is 136cc. You can quickly fill it with a beautiful hand pump. There are several decent hand pumps available in the market, such as UZWELL top quality high-pressure hand pump, mini air compressor high pressure, etc.

However, if you already own some other guns or plan to buy the next one soon, you can buy an air compressor or scuba tank. Air venturi is one name you can trust, but there are other suitable air compressors are also available in the market like Crossman.

You already have a fibre-optic open sight with the air gun, but you can always get your favourite scope, which fits your requirements. The spectacle is sometimes claimed as not so bright, and you may want to replace it as well.

This is a really lightweight air gun so sling hoop or sling would not be necessary and will ultimately depend on your choice.

Maintenance

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief is not an air gun that takes too much to stay functional for years. You do not have to worry about much when you have Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief in your hand. You can just wipe any grease or lead building off the gun with simple wipes available in the market.

One such useful and handy single-use wipes come from LS1, which is a familiar name in the industrial lubricant market. You can also get them in spray cans.

To keep seals and O rings lubricated, you may opt for popular lubricants like Ultrair CO2 lubrication or Pellgun oil. One important thing that I have to mention here is that have you O ring and seals replacements ready. In case you are going for a tuning set, it would be wise to order two sets of them. These are all your Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief needs to serve you for a really long time.
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Specifications

  • Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief is a pre-charged pneumatic air gun.
  • This is a cock open on bolt action gun.
  • Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle chief is a single-shot gun.
  • The safety is manual.
  • The two-stage adjustable trigger makes the gun safer and more accurate.
  • Monte Carlo hardwood stock.
  • Fibre optic front and rear sight provided with the gun.
  • 11mm dovetail ring for mounting scopes.
  • The barrel is rifled and without any shroud making it impossibly loud.
  • The fill pressure prescribed by the company is 2000 psi.
  • The air tank reservoir is 136 cc.
  • Manufacturers claim 50 shots per fill in case of 0177 and for 0.22 that would be 35 shots.
  • The quick male disconnect makes it easier to fill the tank with a quick female disconnect.
  • Perfect budget price.
  • Somewhat lightweight in nature.
  • Wooden stock for an authentic touch.
  • Great performance and accuracy.
  • The quick male disconnect could make the filling easy with a quick female disconnect.
  • Made in China.
  • According to customers, the product is cheaply made.
  • Single shotgun requiring more effort and time.
  • Shallow comb position.
  • Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief Price

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle chief air rifle review

The Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle Chief comes with an extraordinary price tag in the world of air guns. A PCP air gun that costs only around $180 was a myth at some point of the time, but Beeman has made a miracle come true. It is actually cheaper than many break barrel guns available in the market. To say its a steal is an understatement!

Conclusion

Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle air Rifle chief air rifle review

To conclude all I can say is, Beeman QB Chief PCP Air Rifle Chief was brought in the market so you can have a PCP air rifle that doesn't break the bank. This is durable, accurate and shows regular performance. It includes some great features like fibre-optic sight and PCP tank. It is going to give you a pleasant shooting while keeping your credit card light!]

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