Chinese B40 BAM [ 22-cal ] Reviews



Very accurate and very consistant speed.

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Very accurate and very consistant speed.


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Reviewer: kdw
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I have 2 air rifles I shoot. One is the RWS SV48 .177 which is a great gun in every respect. The other is a Chinese BAM B40 .22 ca. If I can’t hit the mark with the RWS I grab the B40.  It isn’t a powerhouse at a steady 630 fpm but still respectable. The finish is wonderful. No filler spots in the wood and even bluing on the metal. The only down side is the trigger is a bit soft. There isn’t much adjustable difference between the first and second stage but if you are on target it never misses.


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Chinese B40 BAM [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: dave
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bought bam b40 second hand this had only had about 100 shots from it at targets ,i am a big ratter and even though this is a very good copy of the tx 200 performance of hitting a rat at 30 yards was outstanding {even on a body hit rat did not stand a chance }in the weight this i would say is lighter than a tx200, what a cheap powerful jem

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Chinese B40 BAM [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: shooter
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Very very bad copy of the TX200 . Result : I bought this simply to spend money !

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Chinese B40 BAM [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Curtis
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I bought this rifle in .177 caliber as a possible (I’m just starting out) Field Target rifle. That was a waste, because the quality is just not there for that pursuit. If I were to do it all over again, I’d get it in .22 caliber. To explain the QC issue: the rifle shot very powerfully and accurately for the first 8 shots. Then, the breech seal (a small-about 1/2″ diameter cup shaped silicone washer) which fits into a cylindrical hole inside the compression tube came out and stuck to the rifle barrel’s breech along with a cheap, hardware store steel washer that was behind the cup-shaped washer. These had to be cemented back in place with RTV silicone later, but prior to that, I had to uncock the rifle somehow or the mainspring would take a “set”. So I shot a pellet without the breech seal in place. That pellet was so lacking in power that it bounced off the face of a cardboard box! Prior to all this happening, the first eight shots would penetrate the (stuffed full of cardboard waste) box, and go 1/2 way through the 3/4″ plywood backer board behind it.

Wood stock was good on mine, but I had payed an extra $30.00 for the alleged “Walnut” stock. To its credit, the rifle is very accurate and relatively easy to cock. The barrel shroud is glued in place with brown epoxy (which is NOT the case on the British TX-200 that this is copied from. By the way, the British version uses “O” rings set into machined grooves in place of the cheap cup washer arrangement that this rifle uses. All in all, the rifle isn’t bad, just not up to Western manufacturing standards. If you can’t afford a “real” TX-200, then you could settle for this, but it would be better to save for the “real thing”. I ended up buying a Weihrauch HW-97K to replace this gun.See my review of that rifle!

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Chinese B40 BAM [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: john
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Has some QC issues. Trigger adjustments don’t stay put. Aluminum stock reciever not very strudy. Some pins and not bolted and come loose. Gun has promise, if you are willing to work on it. Shoots well enought. But HEAVY! Ur better off with a quality RWS or Air-Arms rifle.

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Chinese B40 BAM [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Rick
Recommended: Recommended
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Have had my B40 for about 2 weeks, and maybe 1500 pellets. Very little to no recoil, quiet, and one of the nicest triggers I’ve pulled in along time. As for accuracy, I shoot at quarter sized targets at 30 yards. with a Leapers 4x32AO, I get allin or at least touching, not bad for a self confessed bad shot. My over-all impression is if the Chinese keep improving quality like they have, everybody will own one. Wood and metal working on this gun was top notch for the price range, cocking action not bad, but I gotta say, loading this gun can be a b#@%h, especially with it scoped. She is also no light wieght, with the front being heavier, not the best gun for a long day in the field. No chrono but velocity appears to be good and she is very quiet. Get one. You will like it.

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Chinese B40 BAM [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Ian
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Hey guys, just got my b40 today and I must say that I am very impressed with this rifle so far! It is of course a copy of the very famous Air Arms Tx200. Mine is the .22 cal version. Here is the review!

1. Stock and outside – The stock is a nice matte finish. Woodgrain is very nice indeed. Finish is almost perfect. The stock is very uniform and nicely fitted. Cheekpad is well sculpted. My only complaint is that it is made for a bigger person and my thumb hits the cheekpad when gripping the rifle. There is no plastic!!! Everything is metal. Blueing is nice too. Not as nice as a more expensive rifle, but still nice. Comparable to the b50/51 series PCP. Action is nicely fitted in the stock. Overall feels very nice!

2. Action – Uses the underlever cocking method with anti-beartrap and auto-safety. Cocking motion is a little rough, but will smooth out with a tune or over time. Pushing the lever back into position is actually much more smooth than cocking which leads me to believe that the piston chamber might be a little rough or short on lube. I will experiment at a later time with this. Anti-beartrap releases with the holding of a button. Safety is released with the push of a button. Pellet fit into breach is something to note. Mine is very tight with both pellets i’ve tried and takes a good amount of force to get them to sit in the hole. Not a big deal though.

3. Trigger – Trigger is nice out of the box! First and second stage are predictable and very lightweight. I estimate it around 1-3 pounds, but can’t be sure cause I don’t have a scale. I would say it’s about 2/3 the weight of my b51 trigger. Trigger is a little rough, but feels like metal on metal so a little lube might do the trick and even lighten it up a little more! I will experiment on this at a later time. I think with some professional work it could be a great trigger!

4. Firing – This is the second best part! From pulling of trigger, an incredible chain of event occurs with this rifle. First, a smooth reward recoil happens with little to no forward recoil. Next, all that is heard and felt is a soft smooth deep “thunk”. The pellet leaves the shrouded barrel almost silently and can be heard moving through the air. That is how silent the action is. The pellet hitting its target is louder than the whole firing process. Recoil is one of my favorite things about this rifle so far, simply for the fact that it feels more like a powder burner than a springer! Recoil is comparable to a .22lr high velocity or magnum round.

5. Accuracy – This is the best thing about this rifle! Simply amazing from a recoiling springer. As mentioned above, most recoil is rearward so it feels like shooting a traditional rifle. I have a pic of groups obtained at 15 yards. Just for reference the squares are 1″. 3 groups of 5 were shot and out of those 3 groups 3 pellets in each group went through the same hole! You could call the other two “flyers”. My best group was sub 1/4″ at 15 yards. This was rested on a piano bench inside my house. Yes, my b40 seems to like being rested! My off-hand accuracy was a little less, but mainly due to the rifle’s heavy weight. I was moving all over the place and managed consistent 1″ groups at 15 yards. All groups were done with CP 14.3gr .22 die #7. So far I am very happy with accuracy!!!

6. Power – Velocity is hard for me to measure because I don’t have a crony, but I estimate velocity in the low 700’s. The pellet hits with great authority and absolutely pulverized my backstop. A little hard to say anything else because of the lack of a chrony. Definitely powerful though!

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Chinese B40 BAM [ 22-cal ]


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Reviewer: Gene
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I am fairly pleased with this gun so far. The stock looks nice and feels good. The pistol grip feels like a glove. It is also fairly quiet. The impact is much louder than the action or air noise. The one problem I did have was a QC issue. One of the rivets in the trigger group missed the spacer it was supposed to go through. This jammed the trigger group. After I took the gun completely apart, I was able to remove the spacer. There are enough other spacers to not really need this one. Gun works good now. Chronied Crow Magnums at around 650fps. Daisy Precision at 725fps. Trigger has some slop, but can be adjusted really light. I would like a stronger spring for it. If you know where I can get one please email me: rcrdps with hotmail.com. I would like to get Crow magnums up near 1000fps. Also plan to try Logun Penetrators. You can see my full setup here: www.geocities.com/rcrdps/gun.html BTW, I purchased mine from compasseco.com. I think they still have them. Seems to be the only place to get them.