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Quackenbush air rifles

Discussion in 'Air Rifle & Pistol Discussion' started by RACKUS, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. RACKUS

    RACKUS NE Kansas New Member

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    Have any of you guys had any experience with these? A buddy of mine just bought one a short time ago and it seems quite interesting to me. His is .30 caliber.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a hoot.. I mean a quack. lol
     
  3. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize that Quackenbush was a family name. I'd always heard the term used when describing an engineered tool of significant complexity.
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Went to highschool with a gal who had that last name.
    Hmm.. If there was relation, I sure did miss out.
    Now if only I could find a woman with the last name.. Kalashnikov.
    :)
     
  5. BoringCruffler

    BoringCruffler Boring, OR Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have one... See my (old) thread under Big Bore Airguns for some of the specifics. Mine is the .308 Exile. I had some quality issues, but really haven't given Mr. Q the opportunity to take care of it, so don't want to suggest that he wouldn't. Do you have specific questions? If you're thinking along the lines of 'should I buy one'; are you aware of the purchase lottery? There're a lot fewer of them out there than the market would like, and you've really got to admire him keeping the price to (relatively) reasonable. The few that come up for auction sell for at least twice what Quackenbush sells them for.

    Just to throw in a little bit of comparison; since then, I've picked up an older (and nicely modified) Korean .50 cal, and I'm really hard pressed to pick which I like better. The DAQ is lighter, and has better range, the Shinsung seems more robust, and puts one heck of a lot of energy on target at 50 yards.
     
  6. Butcher45

    Butcher45 Eugene Member

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    You would do much better to go with ExtremeBigboreAirguns, or XP-Airguns (if the waiting list isn't still out of this world with XP) if you want to go the domestic bigbore route. DAQ's (aka Quakenbush) are not well known for being accurate guns.

    Consider getting a Sam Yang, and having it tuned by Will Piatt of SaddleMountainGunsmith. Very accurate rifles.
     
  7. Qjay

    Qjay Vancouver, not BC, Washington, not DC Active Member

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    From all I have read, DAQ is "mouse ears" accurate at 100 yards with any of his big bores guns. What kind of range are you looking at?
    Just to note, Extreme and XP generally cost a LOT more money. I'd love to get a Quigley 72, but don't have thousands to spare, and if I did, I'd go for a MAC35 or bigger gun.

    Edit: To be specific, I have seen the kind of pics you post, and DO trust what you have said, just curious why the specific opinion toward DAQ.
    Thanks! ~QJ
     
  8. Butcher45

    Butcher45 Eugene Member

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    Qjay, do you have any links demonstrating this DAQ accuracy you speak of?

    For several years, I frequented the airgun forums that the DAQ rifle owners frequent most. Over that time, I would every so often ask bigbore owners to demonstrate the accuracy of their rifles, while at the same time demonstrating the accuracy of my tuned 909. Other than a select couple of examples (a single .308 DAQ comes to mind), my requests fell on deaf ears. Seldom would anyone with a DAQ want to compare (only one .308 comes to mind). People I know that have owned DAQ .45's have failed to get any accuracy out of them after trying many, many boolit designs. The whole "airgun barrel" thing DAQ has going is simply marketing. The TOTW firearm barrel liners (as well as the Korean 909 barrels) have demonstrated over time to be far superior to DAQ's "airgun barrels".
     
  9. Butcher45

    Butcher45 Eugene Member

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    Oh yea......I was shooting at 50 yards, and asked those with DAQS to do the same many, many times.
     
  10. Qjay

    Qjay Vancouver, not BC, Washington, not DC Active Member

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    Here's one for long range shooting (200 yd and up) with the .308
    http://www.bigboreairguns.com/longrangeshooting/index.htm

    That site has a lot of info about accuracy and penetration, like on this nearly stock .50 cal
    http://www.bigboreairguns.com/505mag/index.htm

    Here's a review, with info but no pics.
    http://www.reviewcentre.com/review15004.html

    You can find Tom Gaylord reviews on the Pyramid Air blog, and there is one that he posted on the Quackenbush website with plenty of pics. http://www.quackenbushairguns.com/bandit_1.html

    The only reason I included that last one was because it had good pics.

    That said, I would definitely love a Dragon Claw, any of the Evanix or Korean guns, and would enjoy a chance to try a Gargoyle, on top of the others I have mentioned. Frankly, any of those guns is likely to be more accurate than I am, even benched, with a good scope.
     
  11. Butcher45

    Butcher45 Eugene Member

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    The above linked DAQ .308 is the one I referred to in my previous post. I now recall another DAQ .308 that was proven accurate. Still can't recall seeing any real proof of an accurate DAQ .457, but recall hearing about PLENTY that weren't.