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Written on: 12/06/2013 by Russky1969 (1 review written)
I bought this gun last year and have only put about 60 shots through it. The last time I replaced the co2 cartridges though the gun wasn't recharged and was only firing pellets intermittently, and even then only about 15 yards range. If anyone can suggest what I'm doing wrong I'd be really grateful. Otherwise, with a scope and silencer on it I don't think there is anything out there that can match this rifle for the money. There's a video on YouTube that shows you how to adjust what can be a… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/08/2012
Powerful & accurate with scope. Stiff bolt & trigger to start with & fiddly to load under scope. Silencer reduces gun noise to less than that coming from pellet trap. Trigger getting easier with use & may need "friendly" pellets to get the best out of it. Well made for the price… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/02/2012 by lynch25 (1 review written)
dose anyone no how i empty the remaining gas in the chamber without blowing my hand off????? the gun itself is great but when it runs out there is still a little bit of gas in the chamber and when i unscrew it the end flys off can anyone tell me what i can do ??? email email@example.com… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/09/2010
Great gun. recieved for a birthday present. Once zero in with a scope give great accuracy. I was shooting lighters at 35 yeards plus no problem. I have purchased a mod kit to increase muzzle volocity which should increase distance capabilitys. Please get one if your thinking. Fantastic gun for all ages. Im 20 and i cant get enough of it!… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/08/2010
I have always brought smk air rifles, recently i brought a xs 78, i had about 3 shots with it, and placed in new c02 capsules, then i put it away earlier i went out with it again but it wouldn't fire, and the c02 was empty, do i have to turn it off somehow before i store it or something or is there somethign wrong with it, can anyone help, if so can you get in touch by emailing me Tom_boi_94@hotmail.co.uk would be perfect, please. Thankyou.
Overall with my old non c02 was a great powerful, and… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/03/2010 by shootermcgavin (1 review written)
its pretty well priced for what it is and from 20 yards i killed a rabbit but its pretty inhumane because even with two co2's i struggled to better 30 to 35 full powered shots and thats only about 9 ft-lb's, you may run into the problem like i did by having to shoot a rabbit 4 or 5 times to kill it, best gun to go for if you want a co2 is a 850 air magnum or if you dont want to spend that much a crosman rabbit stopper. This gun is only good for plinking or small animals close up but for that… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/01/2010
bought this gun in standard as i wanted accuracy over power. as standard, it took around 100 pellets to bed in. power was good untill i started looking on tuning websites. Have just finished polishing and porting this gun and cant beleive what i difference it makes. anyone can do this, all you need is a seal kit of ebay £7, few grades of wet and dry, a drill, 3 & 3.5mm drill bit a file, and a peice of dowling wood. Power has greatly gone up and could easily take out game at 40 yards using air… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2009
What an excellent gun the SMK XS78C023 is, it actually beats other air rifles that are twice as much as this , there isnt a spring air rifle that can match it for accuracy , if you like me are into shooting a lot then gear up to bulk fill and you will find the cost of c02 going down by a considerable margin .
There are a multitude of tuning tips out for this rifle that will take it comfortably to 11.3 lbs which is a very nice number . Using rws superdomes i get lead on lead at 20… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2009 by tomhagen (5 reviews written)
Well finished good looking gun, low recoil. Co2 means that pressure is a bit variable and so accuracy suffers through inconsistency. Handles nicely, well balanced. In retrospect would have bought one with scope and silencer, maybe even big 88g canister version.
I have the SMK QB78 Deluxe .22 version, again in retrospect the .177 would have been more accurate and enough power for the job (vermin hunting) but .22 flat heads work well at close range.
The moving parts, trigger, safety, bolt… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/05/2009 by DRH333 (1 review written)
Had this SMK XS78CO2 rifle for nearly a year, for target shooting. Like the weight, and it is accurate with a scope, as others have said. I have a major problem with the screw valve where the two CO2 cylinders go. The blurb says that it can be tightened by hand, but I have to use mole grips to get the cones to pierce both cylinders!! Have ruined the looks of this end cap!… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/11/2008 by trrobb (3 reviews written)
Very low price for what you get. I prefer the .22 Deluxe version. No Recoil, Low price, easy to work on, can beat guns costing a lot more if you tune them. Trigger can be made good. The Deluxe has fibre optic sights that are good for Close range vermin. You can fit a Telescopic sight easy. Very light. Can be tuned to the legal limit in .22 and usually in .177. You have to do a bit of work to make them very good. They need Co2 bottles to run. Power is between 6 to 8 ft lbs… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2008 by pppppppppppp (1 review written)
My first proper air rifle. I don't know what it's like without a scope but with one it is very accurate upto about 25-30 yards and a lot of fun can be had with it. I joined an air gun club on the back of using this so it's very good. I would recommend it to anyone who's thinking of starting up… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/10/2008
Got this gun a few days ago and i really enjoy shooting it, its perfect for hunting and the weight of it is fabulas,.. it also looks really good for when im out and want people to notice me shooting birds. Sometimes the scope tends to wobble, just meens i need to tighten it but im lazy… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/10/2008 by pigeon popper (1 review written)
I have the QB78 DELUXE version and i have had no problems with it.I personally use it for pest control RATS PIGEON RABBITS etc.I have to say the QB78 DELUXE gets the thumbs up from me… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/08/2008 by Tim Pullman (1 review written)
As I said the iron sights are very basic, but stick a halfway decent scope on and you have a very good rifle, with no scope creep due to recoil that you sometimes get on a a springer. The rifle itself is very quiet, and with a suppressor attached the only sound is the pellet hitting the target. I haven't had the rifle long enough to know if there are any inherent problems, but the build quality seems very good. It does seem to prefer certain pellets, My rifle seems to function best with… Read Full Review
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