Written on: 17/11/2012
I bought my QB78D from Flying Dragon Air Rifles. I elected to have "Mike Melick" do a max tune at the time of purchase . I choose the 22cal at Mike recommendation based on my intended use. For a very modest additional cost I have the joy of owning a beautiful deadly accurate powerful CO 2 rifle that is capable of shooting over 700fps using lead with one of the slickest triggers I have ever rapped my fingers around and I have owned a bunch of air rifles in the last 40+yrs. The fit,finish... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2011
I Paid £110 new for my .22 QB 78 in July 2010, initially I was quite impressed with the finish of the rifle, the bluing & wood work being surprisingly good for the money. The bolt action was really coarse tho & took a lot of wearing in, also the front c02 chamber seal soon shredded due to the rough innards of the c02 chamber. The seals are difficult to source & quite expensive for what they are. My Gun chronograph-ed at 8ftlbs(495fps) in warm weather dropping to about 6ftlbs below 5c. My... (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2010
i bought a de luxe version gold plated bolt and trigger??
nice and light but not very powerful could be set at a reasonable 10.5
to 11ft lbs to suit british air gun laws
i kmow co2 is temperture sensitive [ie hot weather means higher velocity]
mine chrono;d at 8ftlb poor
good weapon otherwise
tuning would be an investment
you can tune these to about 24ftlbs F.A.C.only
i will be tuning mine to about 10 to 10.5 to allow for expansion in hot weather
need high scope mounts though
if you have... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2010
i liked the reviews on the QB78 .22 RIFLE but i,m toyally new to shooting airguns so please excuse my ignorance but what do you have to do to "tune" this rifle,any advice is welcome ,thanks all .....dave. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2010 by The lad in the flat cap (3 reviews written)
Mine broke sadly yet i do recomend one if you take care of it (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2009
for £90 this Shanghi Airgun QB78 .177 or .22 gun is exceptional.
good number of shots per 2xco2's
generous bolt size for ease of cocking
great close range knockdown power
very easy to thrash because of cost, saving my other more expensive guns from abuse.
very loud without silencer
cheek comb is too low for anyone wishing to fit a scope.
the gun is of brilliant build quality which i must admit i didn't expect given its low asking price.
pure... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2009 by tomala
Accurate, no recoil, great for killing birds, rabbits. Shanghi Airgun QB78 .177 is excellent. I find the qb78 extremely accurate and I would definitley recommend it to anybody. (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2009 by svnmdly
A greta gun for backyard plinking, properly tuned it can be used for FT. (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2009 by ObsMartin (1 review written)
Upon collection of 2 x .22 SMK QB78 Delux and 1 x .22 XS78 rifles I must admit to being rather dissapointed with the general condition of the items upon opening the boxes. I have nothing but praise for the construction of the rifles but consider that the preparation by SMK to be lacking and indeed providing a negative impression of what is generally a good quality product at a very sensible price. SMK state that all rifles sold are calibrated, inspected and tested. They also state that all... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2009
I bought the de-luxe in the summer with a view to tuning it up straight out of the box. I knew not to expect blistering performance and at average 492fps/2.4fps SD with the 'recommended' pellets (Milbro Select) that's exactly what I got. In fact I was shocked that my 27 year old Vulcan out performed it by a mile.
However after 'flowing' the valve assembly, opening the transfer port to 3mm, shimming the hammer by 4mm and grinding the hammer block by 1 mm (plus making a new, streamlined bolt... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2008 by urbanhunter (2 reviews written)
I have owned mine for 9months have had custom upgrade which i do fit , and so far has accounted for 32rabbits 19crows 22magpies 100+ woodies 5jays 2mallards and i will add rats when i get the chance BUY ONE UPGRADE GET BLASTING MONEY WELL SPENT oh and mines in .177 to all you none belivers shoot fac fps and range but 12ftlb power GIT"R"DONE (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2008 by davesparks (1 review written)
Have had this gun a week and it was bought as a cheap ratting gun what a little suprise this gun is good range close grouping of shots light to carry is now main gun for me and my son i feel i need to buy a second one in case they make law against them they are so much good fun. ps scope and silencer on order (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2008
I have had my rifle for over a year know i have had no problem with it what so ever i easily can take a target from 60 yards away beat shot around 80 i fitted mine with a laser and a hawk scope very efficient
SCP3-M3124AOMD and a UNF .22 Hushpower Silencer very good choice to buy this gun
Written on: 05/04/2008
Excellent build and value both the qb 78 79 lovely rifle i also think in the looks to. 9.99999999 0ut of 10. i found using a cheepish pellet dont! i use a nice smooth edged bisley pest control etc. its a rifle that i think deserves a qb carry case made for it. i have 15 rifles a couple costing 200 pounds more it stands up to them no problem. im a musician by trade the guitar or gun is only as good as the player or shooter i can make a 100 guitar scream with delight and no dout a go shooter... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2008
overall good gun, this gun is very smooth to fire but it is a bit heavy. The Shanghi Airgun is a great gun (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2008 by joesupermoto (1 review written)
I've 2 of these rifles - both in .22. I've left one standard and tuned the other. Its a good back garden fun gun out of the box but with a little work and very little money, these rifles can really be improved. Extreme care should be taken so you do not exceed the UK legal limit of 12fpe. I use my tuned one for all of my hunting needs, I've taken dozens of rats at 35yards, all 1 shot head kills. I had the barrel threaded to take a UKneil silencer - its now as loud as a mouse fart! Google USA... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2008 by trrobb (3 reviews written)
We have found them all to respond with tuning, and have nothing but praise, especially when you consider the cost.
The deluxe has better wood, a thicker barrel and a metal A frame. Well worth the extra. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2007 by mick473 (13 reviews written)
Brought for under 75 GBR in .22 cal is accurate but has a Sharpe power drop curb which is more acute in cold weather.
Handles very well and is quite when fitted with a silencer
It is the ideal Rat killer.
I have found it to be pellet sensitive I prefer Air arms .22 field . I recorded 540 fps on a warm evening The finish is OK but the trigger at first feels a bit vague.
Seems to have a cult following judging but the number of webs sites about dedicated to upgrading this
rifle... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2006 by binkley
My Shanghi Airgun QB78 .177 or .22 works well with silencer. It is prone to rust if not taken care of, but silicone rag works well. It's a great intro to a gas rifle. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2006 by Sky Gypsy (2 reviews written)
Got my Indusry Brand QB78 from Shark fox for £49.99 if you want one at this price act soon a little bird tells me the main supplier is about to put his prices up.
What a gem straight from the box fitted a 3-9x50 scope and essential high mounts to aid acess to the bolt.
Shooting from a rest 5 or 6 pellets later the scope is bang on giving 3/4" groups at 30 yards. Recoiless air guns really are the answer.
Power was ok but a visit to sandwell field sports for a tune now shows 11.47ftlbs with... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2006 by Sky Gypsy (2 reviews written)
Bought my QB78 from sharkfox cost, £49.99 if you want one at this price act now as a little bird tells me the main supplier is putting prices up soon.
What a little gem! Straight from the box fitted a 3-9 x 50 scope with high mounts(essential for barrel clearance and acess to bolt for loading) only 5 or 6 pellets later scope was bang on at 30 yards. 3/4" groups from a rest recoiless air guns really are the answer!
Power was ok but not brilliant so I took it to Sandwell field sports for... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2006 by jontey
My wifes' litle brother of seven uses my Shanghi QB78 when we go out shooting together and I would recommend it to anyone for a starter gun, as well as for use by more advanced or even professional huntsmen. If you like to have fun you have got to get one of these guns. (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2006 by informer (2 reviews written)
The Shanghi Airgun QB78 is my first air rifle and I am absolutley delighted with the QB 78 .22 it only cost me 59.95 from Blackpool Air rifles which was by far the best price (trust me I spent hours scanning websites for price) most dealers were asking between 80-100 quid. It is powerful, accurate and I would recommend it to any new or avid air gunner - they are great fun. One bit of advice - get rid of the open sights before you even take a shot and fit a good scope that is relevant for... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2006 by BWWR (2 reviews written)
I bought my QB-78 from Best Air Guns; it arrived by UPS a day early. I had a difficult time finding a set of scope mounts that would fit it properly. The scope rails are very small (in depth) and 11.5 mm apart. The standard 3/8 scope mounts that I owned either didn't fit the grooves or didn't look like they fit the rifle properly. I ended up buying a 2-7x20 BSA scope with mounts at WalMart for $16. I've had experience with this scope before. Unlike many others out there, the point of impact... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2005 by arrows180 (18 reviews written)
I recently bought my Shanghi Airgun XS78 in .22 cal, and I really can't fault it for the money. I paid £39.99 from Sharkfox on www.gundeals.co.uk. If you're after one of these be quick as they won't stay at this price for long. These rifles are basically fun guns for garden plinking. They're not accurate enough for serious target shooting, and don't have quite enough power for the serious hunter, especially here in the UK where our damp cold climate doesn't help the use of co2 guns, but if... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2005 by craigalls (2 reviews written)
The Shanghi Airgun is probably the best value in an air rifle going. I paid $75 for my QB78 and consider it money well spent. The rifle has decent power well suited for backyard plinking at cans and such.
This rifle has a reputation for accuracy and mine is no exception as I found it quite easy to knock pop cans over at 100 feet with open sights. I plan on adding a scope in the near future.
Build quality appears to be quite good; especially considering what I paid for it. Lots of metal and... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2005 by Greenster (1 review written)
I got this Shanghi Airgun QB78 .177 or .22 after trawling the Net because it sounded as though I could power it right up. I made a mistake and damaged the gas valve. That was it, no spares are available. I now have a very ugly ornament on my hands. Be warned.
Greeny (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2005 by johncribbin (1 review written)
I decide to buy the Shanghi Airgun QB78 .177 or .22 Air Rifle based on what I had researched on the internet. Straight out of the box I was impressed, this gun is built and finished to a higher standard than I had expected. The stock is well finished and all parts appear to be well matched and fitted.
If you want a big macho gun, this is not the one for you. I find it lightweight and well ballanced a real joy to handle. The virtual lack of recoil is an additional bonus.
Accuracy is superb,... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2005 by Sifu456 (61 reviews written)
This Shanghi Airgun QB78 Air Rifle in .22 caliber is a nice right out of the box rifle, another plus for Chinese air rifles. It only took minutes to setup and shoot. The QB78 has a reputation of being accurate and its true. Its also made with a relatively soild design made of wood and steel, and its still lightweigh.
Its very easy to shoot and setup I added a 4x Gamo scope and it was cutting the center out of the bulls eye at 15 yards. I was spinning the Quarter and Nickle size spinners... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2005 by atilla (2 reviews written)
I had some time this morning to run some tests:
The velocity tests were all done with .22 RWS Super Dome Pellets.
Temperature was aprox. 68 F
Shot String shots:1-10
1 487.6 Average 491.57
2 492.8 Std Dev. 2.784899759
Shot String shots:20-29
1 487.6 Average 481.99
2 484 Std Dev. 2.91488517
Shot String Shots... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2005 by Mike 95 (1 review written)
Purchased the Shanghi Airgun QB78 in .22 last week. Gun already loaded with CO2! presumably in China?
Shoots high and to the left with iron sights, which are useless. Fine with a scope at 10m and 20 m. Power loss after 30 shots. Amazed to see other reviews speaking of 80 shots. I am using Crosman Co2.
After 2nd change of CO2, capsule jammed in the gas tube, necessitating complete strip down. Presume faulty CO2 capsule. Bought for ratting and fine up to about 15m, providing the CO2 is
up to... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2005 by Dean Custus (17 reviews written)
I bought the Shanghi Airgun QB78 .177 or .22 3 months ago to add to my collection, and was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. Finish quality is not upto FX standard, but for under £100 I cant complain. However the action of this rifle is very very poor, and if you are out on a days shoot you need an armoured/reinforced shooting glove to prevent bruising. Instructions on how to tune it up are readily available and easy to follow, and produce good results. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2005 by doidge (2 reviews written)
The QB-78 or also known as the TF-78 and the XS78co2. A nice co2 rifle accurate, powerful and light weight I bought my .22 for 75 pounds. It is blot action and I get about 80 shots out of 2 co2 cylinders. I have herd that you can buy a bulk fill kit and do something to the valve to make it a lot more powerful. It is quite good for hunting but I would recommend buying a short scope or a red dot sight so you will have no problems loading the pellets, but I don't know if any one has the same... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2005 by riverdave (9 reviews written)
Shanghi Airgun QB78 .177 or .22 - What can I say, I own 12 or 13 Air rifles, but after recieving my QB last week and after a little cleaning, a quick paint job (I refinish all my Chinese stocks with a quick sanding and a few coats of Flat Black Enamel) I fired of a few I was suprised if not overjoyed with the powerfor a co2 rifle, the accuracy only left me feeling ELATED. after about 200 rounds The rifle smoothed out and I had it dialed in. For $75 it is now my Rifle of choice for everyday... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2005 by lukeo
I bought a Shanghi Airgun QB78 as my first gun and I am amazed at the accuraccy, it is so easy to use as well.
I would recommend this gun to any first time buyer! (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2004 by demanbro (1 review written)
Take the Shanghi Airgun QB78 .177 or .22 straight from the box, follow the instructions and you can go straight out shooting.
The sights are ok for 15 to 20mtr tin can shooting or very close rat shooting, under 10 mtr
I have shot plenty at the farm, some as big as a horse, [joking] but some were as big as cats.
With a scope on the QB you can then start some good vermin shooting.
I have a Deerfield 3x9x50 sat on top of one. The scope rails are very good and you can get what ever eye relief... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2004 by CVanMeter (8 reviews written)
I noticed from visiting several airgun forums that the QB-78 "also found as TF-78" has a huge following. You will find people reporting a Lemon now and then, but majority seem to be even better than the American Made Crosman it is a clone of. Common to find people who own several of these. Surprising accuracy as I have seen many Jr. Field Target Shooters winning their brackets with slightly moded versions. You can have several modifications from tunes to give decent power for short to mid... (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2003 by ratter (1 review written)
good and cheap from d and m sports in our local town center good for shooting rats and birds with. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2003 by Mark.
I have owned a few CO2 air pistols but this is my first CO2 air rifle I have tried. I am very pleased with the performance of the QB78. Its very accurate at distances to 25 yards. Its very light weight. Its very easy to change the CO2 cannisters. You cant go wrong buying this rifle. (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2002 by Brent.
I got a qb78 in .177 caliber and im very happy with it. The gun shoots the bullseye out at 10 meters with the iron sights. The stock is not to bad and it is put together pretty good. This rifle is a great deal for the money. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2002 by Mike.
A little tuning and the QB78 air rifle from the Shanghai Airgun Factory is simply the best CO2 airgun. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2002 by AndrewLeung.
I may have gotten a total of over 12 qb78s in my life time. The QB78 rifle from Shanghi is a copy of the Crosman 160 trigger lock version. Tim McMurray was the consultant for Shanghi to spearhead the QB project. Originally China was going to build the parts and have USA assembled with great assurance. They were originally to be named the QB77 if .177 and QB22 if .22. However, with not a very good business ethical issue from China, the QB78 was born to not violate the QB22 or QB77 line. You... (read more)