Industry Brand Model QB79
Later model Crosman 160’s had adjustable triggers, and the QB79’s trigger keeps up with the design allowing for adjustments to travel, pull weight, and sear engagement. The trigger action is clean and predictable, with smoothness as a notable quality.
The power system on the QB79 is designed to do away with standard CO2 cartridges and allow users to utilize standard 2.5 ounce to 9 ounce paintball CO2 tanks no larger than 2 inches in diameter. For a comparison, the QB78 with dual CO2 cartridges generally averages about 50 to 60 shots before performance begins to drop off, while a 3.5 ounce paintball tank will allow over 200 shots before shots begin to lose energy. It is important to note that some 2" diameter tanks are actually slightly larger than 2 inches, which can sometimes result in the tank contacting the barrel. When choosing a tank to use, take care to ensure the tanks outer diameter does not exceed 2" to avoid issues with fit.
Another improvement the QB series makes over the old 160 is the inclusion of a rugged scope mount designed to accept standard 11mm scope rings as well as including adjustable open sights. With the QB79 there is no need for special adapters or modifications to mount some good glass. For overall performance, the QB79 is hard to beat in a modern CO2 powered air rifle. In 177 cal versions velocities around 600FPS are the average at temperatures above 70 degrees, while 22 cal versions hover around the 500 FPS mark. The biggest news here is that the QB79 responds extremely well to tuning and modification, and many owners have seen FPE of 14+ with 22 caliber QB79’s easily achieved. Those converting their QB79’s to bulk fill can see even higher energies. If you want the most from your QB79, e-mail or call us to discuss the various tuning options we offer as we can professionally modify and tailor these air rifles to suit your needs.
Regarding accuracy, the QB79 is a proven performer and well known for producing tight groups in both .177 and .22 caliber versions, with the edge in accuracy being given to the .177’s. Accuracy from the factory is rated at ½” CTC at 30 yrds which often appears to be a conservative appraisal with many owners achieving 3/8” CTC consistently. Overall, the QB79 is an excellent value for the money and is an ideal choice for enthusiasts looking for a CO2 powered rifle with high shot count and easy upgrading to match their expectations as their skill progresses.
Note: This rifle is extremely popular and is noted for its good accuracy and easy to upgrade design. We specialize in tuning the QB78 / QB79 models and their related variants and can tune these rifles to meet your desired performance level. All our QB78, QB79, and AR2078 series rifle ordered in factory stock configuratation still receive a free standard inspection and test fire over a chrony before shipping. Most retailers charge extra for this service, making this is an unbeatable value that ensures proper performance straight from the box.