Stephen, I haven't checked it for shot count yet, my initial goal is power, I'll worry about shot count later
. That said, I'm guessing I'm getting 30-40 shots before it goes off reg. I'm running a 1200 psi regulated 13 c.i. bottle, so consistency is very good, especially with heavier pellets. AA Heavies and Kodiaks are in the single digits for extreme spread.
Kind of an interesting side note. I had the chance to stretch its legs yesterday, and try a few shots at 100 yards. No, it wasn't doing one hole groups
, but considering the conditions, the performance was very respectable. Call it a 6" horizontal by sub-1" vertical group, due to generally breezy conditions with gusts to make it more interesting. The shooter might have had something to do with it, too, I seldom shoot beyond 40 yards with an air gun, and have shot at 100 yards only once before, and that was with a .50 Dragon Slayer
. I was NOT using the right pellet, all I had with me was 14.3 JSB Exacts, a good pellet, but too light for this rifle and those conditions. I can't wait to try it again with heavier pellets and less wind.
Ya know, I've read all manner of trash talk about Chinese barrels, but I've got to say, so far, I haven't seen it. I had one of the Diana 34's with the "Chinese" barrel, it shot great. I have a Ruger Airhawk (if I ever get it back from my niece!), also very accurate. This QB build has had 2 different barrels on it, a .177 and the .22 it currently wears, both are extremely accurate. I know I keep harping on this, and I suppose I've just been lucky, but the bottom line for me is that I've yet to have a Chinese gun with a bad barrel. And I've had others besides what I just mentioned here, if they're really as bad as some say, I should have gotten one by now.
Another thing worth noting, the scope I'm using is one of the Wally World 4-16x40 CP's. I've had this one for awhile, and it's been on a variety of rifles, both PCP and springer. I had the QB sighted in at 30 yards with AA Heavies, my first few shots at 100 yards were hitting what I estimated as 16" low. 4 clicks to the inch times 16 inches is 64 clicks, so that's what I did, and BINGO! right on the money. The first two shots after the adjustment were almost touching, and 1" left of the center of my aim point. I sure hope the "new and improved" version is as good as the older ones, these were the same kind of bargain in optics that the QB is in air rifles. Later.