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These Co2 powered air guns are BY FAR my biggest selling air rifle (and for good reason).
Since their introduction they proved fantastic value for money with exceptional performance and the general following they have gained with shooters is SO easy to see……. Just search YouTube and you find all sorts of aftermarket accessories from cylinder caps to convert to a PCP to multi shot magazines and many other upgrades and individual touches as well as masses of testimonials and praise.
They do have a massive following for such an inexpensive gun. Being VERY light and with no full power spring to contend with they are also a great choice for youngsters and ladies (or anyone else) who may struggle to support a more standard weight gun. At the price it’s also no massive ‘loss’ to reduce the stock to a sensible length for smaller shooters too. (It can always screw back on as they grow)!
Powered by 2x12g Co2 cartridges you also get over 80 shots (I stopped counting) from each ‘charge’ and for convenience if you are out ‘wandering’ carrying a spare 2,4 even 10 cartridges takes up just about zero space and adds almost zero weight……CERTAINLY a massive degree easier than lugging a 300bar fill bottle or stirrup pump about to refill a PCP.
YES, in COLD weather performance can drop with fewer shots and reduced power but if it’s actually THAT cold MOST people are tucked up on the sofa watching TV. For those who are still keen and do venture out then put a cylinder conversion valve on and use it as a standard PCP anyway!
You also get choice of several models.
The XS78 is the starting point at £149.95 and if you want a scope and the lowest outlay is the way I recommend. Available in.177 and .22 calibre
The XS78QB comes with a gold washed bolt handle and trigger but is also fitted with fast target acquisition, high visibility fibre optic open sights and is only £179.95.
However, if you want a scope fitting, in most cases, the rear High Viz sight needs removal. Given that is the bulk of the additional cost it can be hard to justify AND if you want a sound moderator you lose the front open sight too!
The XS78QB Thumbhole stock version (now designated as the TH78D….for Deluxe) is still under £200 and is basically the QB model but in a full size ambidextrous Thumbhole stock with adjustable height but plate.
At present, finishing off the range is the QB78 TARGET model fitted with a heavier stock featuring a bigger ventilated forend as well as thumb cut out and ergonomically cut to suit the right handed shot. These come fitted with a muzzle counter balance and run in at £219.95.
Previously there was also another model the QB78 Match which was actually a side lever action rifle too! OCCASIONALLY they are available but I suspect they are being phased out (which is a great shame).
These were only available in.177.

NEW to the scene we are awaiting delivery of their latest addition the XS78 TACTICAL MULTI SHOT.
This is to be supplied in a Black Synthetic Tactical ambidextrous tactical style stock with bipod as well as muzzle weight / sound moderator. Price will need to be confirmed, along with final spec. but should be under £250 (HOPEFULLY)!