Anyone who wants to tune one of these rifles would be better off getting advice from the Chinese airgun forum. From what I've read you don't need to buy a kit, just a set of seals and a bit of tinkering will bring them up to a decent level.
That means a cheap and relatively accurate little rifle for very little money.
I've used a standard one and was actually quite impressed with the accuracy but not the overall fit and finish.
I view the Chinese rifles as a real threat in years to come, old buggers like me can remember when we all laughed at Japanese cars and motorbikes, who's laughing now?
Certainly not BSA, Triumph, Leyland or a host of other once famous names!
OK you have not got the tools to start with, so you need a mini drill and bits, then you need the hammer block shaving down, do not know of many people who can knock the piercer and valve assembly off on a lather either. Plus you do get a very good instructional DVD, it is all very well saying you can find the steps on the Chinese Airgun BBS, but this is a step by step filmed strip down and reassembly, so every point is covered! For the money it is a very good kit, it works and has proven good effect.
I know it will never be as good as an HW or Daystate, but the 78 or 79 is more capable than a lot of shooters realise.
Edited by secretagentmole, 28 January 2013 - 03:36 pm.