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Beeman AR2078A

Available in 0.1770.22QB78 With Upgraded Target Stock & Diopter Peep sight
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Take your paper punching skills to another level! The same QB78 that is a proven favorite among airgunners but now available with Biathalon style stock. The AR2078A also comes with upgraded fully adjustable diopter sights and a fully adjustable trigger. Filled by two standard 12g CO2 cartridges or from tank by adapter and connector.
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Beeman AR2078A
14 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (14 of 14 responses)
By Ken
Gonzales, Texas
Like Cheating
November 4, 2016
Before I purchased the AR2078A, I averaged 32 of 40 on a competition target. I am now shooting 38 of 40. The accuracy is phenomenal. This is about the third or fourth reconditioned gun I have bought from this site. You guys do a great job.

Updated 3/29/2017:

I had previously written a review of this gun and now I need to revise and extend my remarks. Bad news first. The reconditioned gun I originally purchased failed due to some type of internal valve problem. I contacted Airgun Depot, explained the problem and they sent me a shipping label to return what had quickly become one of my favorite guns. Rather than attempt to rebuild it a second time, they put together a new one for me and sent it off in the mail. In about a week, I was shooting again as though nothing had ever happened. Service like that deserves recognition. I will continue to buy my guns here. Funny thing is, when I reviewed the gun the first time I mentioned that I could not shoot more than 70-75 shots before losing enough power to become inaccurate. With the new one, I can shoot a 40 round target, put the gun away, come back tomorrow, and shoot another 40 rounds with a little power to spare. Note: I have now shot my first perfect target in competition 40 of 40.Thank you Airgun Depot.
ProsSmooth and highly accurate. Updated 3/29/2017: Still smooth, accurate and easy to handle.
ConsApproximately 70-75 shots per two CO2 cartridges. Too much for one 40 round target and not enough for two 40 round targets. Updated 3/29/2017: There are not enough hours in the day to shoot this gun as much as I would like
By Fred
Chesterland, OH
Awesome at 10 Meters
August 29, 2018
I purchased the .22 Model. With this gun at 10 Meters you get a single ragged hole with RWS Hobby Wadcutter pellets. The diopter sights are easy to get used to and work well.
ProsGun balances extremely well in your hands when standing. The airgun is generally not pellet picky and does very well with lead free pellets too. Accuracy at 10-20 Meters is awesome. Have shot it out to 30-40 yards also to hit cans without any trouble. I like that this airgun has a degassing tool so you can purge what is left of the CO2 without having to dry fire until pressure is low enough to remove the cap.
Best UsesTarget shooting or plinking at short distances.
By Jeff
Tack driver
June 27, 2018
This is an excellent entry level competion air rifle if not more than that. Extremely accurate.
ProsVery well balanced, light weight, sights are great except in low light.
ConsThis is an outstanding rifle however the sights are a little hard to see in lower light situatons, however you really don't want to shoot it in lower light anyway which is why I gave it a five star review.
Best UsesPlinking, competition shooting
By Rick
Barrington, Illinois
Nice rifle!
August 6, 2017
I'm very, very new to this, actually first air rifle, I don't count the BB gun I had as a kid. I'm very familiar with firearms, having shot IDPA, IPSIC, skeet, sporting clays and 3 gun events. Having alway wanted to get into biathlons and thought this rifle would be an excellent practice rifle. The trigger is excellent, for a $200 rifle I was impressed. The sights, which I am still getting use to, is in my opinion adequate and was no illusion would be anything but adequate. Accuracy, is in my opinion adequate, mainly because I am still getting familiar with everything about this rifle and trying to find out what pellets this rifle likes. I think it's an outstanding rifle for $200. Fit and finish seems adequate for a Chinese made rifle. I am throughly addicted to air rifles. Even with all the perceived "faults" I still think this is a 5 star rifle because of the "fun value".
ProsExcellent trigger.
ConsThe sights, adequate for a $200 entry level rifle.
By rbro
Western NY
Terrific Value
February 10, 2017
I'm just a casual shooter, but I like accuracy. This rifle was a tack driver right out of the box. Seems to do well with many different pellets. Decent trigger and sights. All in all, very satisfying!
ProsGreat feel when shouldered. Excellent price point.
By Harry
McKees Rocks
Good Rifle - OK Peep Sight
January 26, 2017
I can consistently hit quarter sized groups or less from 10 meters with this rifle. It is very, very repeatable. My only gripe is the peep sight. Once zeroed in there is absolutely no more travel down and even then it consistently hits about 10mm high at 10 meters. I'll be looking for a replacement sight soon for this one as the quality on this one is not quite up to par.
ProsVery consistent
ConsMediocre peep sight
By Rick M.
Well done
November 24, 2016
Well done is how I feel about the gun and the service,
ProsAll plus
By Mark
Kansas-Kansas City
November 5, 2016
I had no idea how much I would love this gun, I was apprehensive at the 2 co2 bulbs but sure enough as others have said 0-70 is right on.
In a 30m it is dead on and a vety comfortable trigger at sub 3lbs OTBx. ACCURATE! And co2 powered . The power drop occurs at bulls-eye no idea co2 is low. Next shot is 2 inches low. Just like that. No guessing.
For both noob airguners to experienced it will be liked. Stock is fantastic. I have an Olympic Biathlon .22lr and the feel is very similar. Sighting is just like my Biathlon.
I would recommend mastering it b4 getting is so, a scope. It is scope ready.

Heartedly recommend to a friend, or other.
ProsAccuracy, tightness, looks, trigger, fun!
By Greg
Phoenix, AZ
Best first target rifle
October 15, 2016
Target rifles are expensive. This is not. A great way to see if target shooting is for you. The pull is a bit short, but aftermarket adjustable butt plates are available. Sights are not perfect, but this gun with sights costs less than just a good set of target sights, and the sights do work, but are not perfect in repeatability. The rifle will not win any Olympgames, but it will allow you to enter target shooting at a very low cost. .020 5 shot groups are with in the rifle 's capabilities. It will take you years to get good enough to need a better rifle. No rail for a palm stop nor any sling mount. These are easy up grades you will want to add.
The best part is, if target shooting doesn't work for you, the upper receiver is grooved for 11mm tip off rings. This will make an excellent small bird rat, and rabbit precision hunting rifle. Mount a 4-16x40 mil dot on it and hitting a rabbit's brain at 40 yards will be easy.
ProsPrice After market accessories available Accurate User friendly
ConsShould come with at least some butt spacers. A rail for mounting palm rests/stop, and sling would be nice.
By Gary
Kansas City
great little rifle
August 9, 2016
Great 10 meter target rifle. Stop thinking about it and buy one!
Proseasy to load. just drop in co2 cartridges and shoot.
ConsLOP a little short.
This gun will make you a believer.
October 21, 2015
I just received my AR2078A (.22cal) and I'm overall impressed. I was shooting my springers a few days prior and I realized how hard the trigger pull was. Hits were going everywhere it seemed. They were constantly pulling to the right. After shooting the AR2078A this morning, I was taught several lessons.
1. Trigger pull tension
2. What it means when someone says "Tack Driver"
3. True accuracy

I'm just getting into the Co2 and PCP guns and I cant wait to get my next rifle after using this one. If they get any better than this, I'm hooked forever!!!
ProsExtremely accurate, it hits where you aim over and over again Light weight and comfortable. A very well balanced rifle. Came with the degasser tool and the standard aiming sights The stock was very nice
ConsI will need an extension on the butt plate since I'm about 6 foot.
By Virg
Columbus, Ohio
10 Meter Target Shooting
July 9, 2015
This is a well made Air Rifle, good metal to wood fit, nice finish on wood, Open sights are adequate for starting shooter, Economical on CO2, around 50 shots per caplet, 12Gram. quit economically price, recommended for starting and intermediate 10 meter target shooting. Likes Daisy wad cutter Target Pellets.
ProsQuality, and Price
ConsShort in the trigger reach length for adults you will have to add about l" to the Butt for comfortable shooting, no Butt extension offered with gun. This should be added to the package.
By Andrew
Somerville, MA
Outstanding rifle
June 18, 2015
This rifle is very accurate and very well made for the price. The biathlon stock is really outstanding and is a great help with accuracy in the standing position. I will try to load pictures of some targets. The whole rifle is light and easy to point and has good balance. The grip feels good in the hand. The comb allows a solid and comfortable cheek weld. I think the trigger is outstanding. There is no creep at all and it fires right on 1lb. Stock is great, trigger is fantastic--really 1 lb.--no bull. Sights are in Chinese but who cares? They are as good as Avanti. The sights come with one circle insert and one post insert. I get about 60 shots out of 2 12g's. I just put some pellets through the chronograph and here's what I got with Crossman milk carton pellets: 589.5, 585.5, 587.8, 603.5, 593.3 This is what I got with Daisy lead free pellets: 661.8, 654.7, 664.2, 658.3, 662.3 The rifle is still breaking in, but those are awfully good numbers for <$200.00. I enjoy this rifle tremendously. Okay I think I was able to load some picture of targets shot at 10m standing. I can recommend the Beeman AR2078 target rifles without hesitation.
By John
Outstanding except for Chinese bits.
June 16, 2015
I really enjoy shooting it.
It groups very well. (I am trying to load pictures of 10m all standing, no sitting or prone. Floor is too dirty.)
Very accurate rifle for the price. Outstanding.
Good trigger and stock.
Good firing cycle.
Lots of shots per co2.
ProsI think the Beeman components make this rifle an outstanding piece considering the price tag.
ConsThe Chinese manufacture, assembly and QC are abominable, as per usual. mine includes a non-functioning mechanical safety.
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Beeman AR2078A
  • 0.177
    Caliber 0.177 Cal
    Velocity 650 fps
    Loudness 2-Low-Medium
  • 0.22
    Caliber 0.22 Cal
    Velocity 450 fps
    Loudness 2-Low-Medium
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