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“I recently bought the BSA Lightning with a mid priced...”

Written on: 18/06/2008 by Bill Glasgow (3 reviews written)

I recently bought the BSA Lightning with a mid priced Hawke Nite Eye scope for my son. Overall the rifle size, weight and performance is a perfect step up for him. So now the rabbits, pigeons and squirrels ARE realistic targets for him ! And not just the rats ! I now see why my friend (the local pest controller) always talks about this rifle and takes it everywhere with him.
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“this gun is great for shooting rabbits and birds. I...”

Written on: 26/05/2008 by markp101 (1 review written)

this gun is great for shooting rabbits and birds. I love the spring that comes with it, it stays powerful for years… Read Full Review

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“Very good all rounder and value for money”

Written on: 18/05/2008

Very good all rounder and value for money… Read Full Review

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“The BSA lightning is a very reliable and powerful...”

Written on: 20/04/2008

The BSA lightning is a very reliable and powerful rifle. I love using it, its accurate and gets the job done… Read Full Review

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“Had my bsa light...for around a month, i use it for...”

Written on: 13/04/2008 by fox hunter (1 review written)

Had my bsa light...for around a month, i use it for pest control, mainly rats ive taken about 30 rats, 10+carrion 1 seagull, i haven't really tested it out on the bunnies yet but if it can drop a gull at 30yds bunnies shouldnt be a prob… Read Full Review

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“The BSA lightning is very good all rounder. Its a good...”

Written on: 27/03/2008

The BSA lightning is very good all rounder. Its a good powerful,light rifle its small and has a bit of a kick to it. I really like this gun, its good value for money, its also accurate and powerful… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Nice gun like the size ,light all round shooter , must...”

Written on: 25/03/2008 by maxiv (1 review written)

Nice gun like the size ,light all round shooter , must be honest didnt want to try any vermin with it as didnt think it would kill first time , my only fault would like 2 hear if its good for pest control… Read Full Review

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403866_Hobgobiln's Response to maxiv's Review

Written on: 23/09/2008

The lightning is a great at pest control,I DID have lightning XL but i swapped because this one comes with more power and is better ballanced. If you have a lightning go out have fun and catch your dinner!

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403866_Hobgobiln's Response to maxiv's Review

Written on: 23/09/2008

I disagree with this review because...It will kill pests. heres a tip aim between the eye and the base of the ear where the Brain is, or just to the right of the collor bone where the heart and lungs are, And you should bag a wabbit. you could also try a new spring.(the OX accelerators are good!)

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★★★★★

“Great value super handling could not make it better,...”

Written on: 12/03/2008

Great value super handling could not make it better, the BSA Lightning is a great rifle… Read Full Review

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“Very good gun for the money stops rabbits in there steps”

Written on: 23/02/2008

Very good gun for the money stops rabbits in there steps… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“A really good gun for what you are paying for. its...”

Written on: 16/02/2008 by willb1992 (1 review written)

A really good gun for what you are paying for. its really powerful i take rabbits down first shot. the only thing i suggest you also buy a really good scope… Read Full Review

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“The BSA Lightning is a great gun and well worth the...”

Written on: 14/02/2008

The BSA Lightning is a great gun and well worth the money, i love using it… Read Full Review

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“I would recommend this rifle to anyone taking...”

Written on: 13/02/2008 by Adam Bartlett (1 review written)

I would recommend this rifle to anyone taking precautious steps into the air gunning world. I got mine for my twelfth birthday and i still have it now at seventeen!! Its a great little rifle and well worth it...you get used to the weight and develop your own way of carrying it!!!… Read Full Review

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“A great gun to get if you are a biginner”

Written on: 07/02/2008

A great gun to get if you are a biginner… Read Full Review

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“I lke the BSA Lightning air rifle cos it is a averaged...”

Written on: 11/01/2008 by barnsley195 (1 review written)

I lke the BSA Lightning air rifle cos it is a averaged price rifle light accurate and has good performance… Read Full Review

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“The only problems ive had with the gun is once a...”

Written on: 20/12/2007

The only problems ive had with the gun is once a silencer came loose, and the barrel bent but that was my own fault, which may I say they don't come cheap. I paid 100 for my barrel to be replaced and fitted but since then its been really a joy to shoot. Also another bad point when you fire it.. the kick it gives off.. I wouldn't give it to young starters to the air gun world… Read Full Review

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“The BSA Lightening gun is one class little rifle. Its...”

Written on: 05/12/2007 by chachaman (1 review written)

The BSA Lightening gun is one class little rifle. Its not to expensive, its accurate, quiet and has all the hitting power that a hunter carbine needs. It handles really well in the fields, great little hunting set up when combined with a 4x32 or 3-9x40 scope. Recommended… Read Full Review

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“Hi all - Just a heads up to anyone having accuracy...”

Written on: 29/11/2007 by pembers (1 review written)

Hi all - Just a heads up to anyone having accuracy problems.
When I purchased this rifle a number of years ago I was unable to get any decent grouping, shop owner did his own tests and told me it was fine, I sensed there was a problem and sent it off to BSA. Couple of days later I received a letter of apology and my rifle with a shiny new barrel attached - apparently there was some problem during the manufacturing process - now it shoots like a dream and haven't had a problem since. No idea if… Read Full Review

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Richardpm38's Response to 328057_pembers's Review

Written on: 15/01/2008

Hi.. I had the same problem, and I ended up with a new barrel too, my silencer kept coming loose all the time, but since I got new barrel it has never needed re tightened, allegedly BSA closed up shop for holidays with hundreds of orders needed for suppliers, think they did a rush job to get the orders out when they returned

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“Please discount my earlier review, my replacement is a...”

Written on: 15/11/2007 by richardpm38 (5 reviews written)

Please discount my earlier review, my replacement is a total gem, when set up with a JSR 3x9x50 scope and a Deben tracer Lamp with Red Lens its great for rats especially, and with the silencer its reasonably quiet, I just like the feel of the gun , its nice to handle , and I am firing it with confidence and it is accurate enough, I am using RWS Super Hollow Points and they fairly make a good slap when hitting something, overall I would recommend this gun to anyone… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Awesome gun.”

Written on: 27/10/2007 by pigeonboi (1 review written)

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“I badly wanted to give this gun a great review, but I...”

Written on: 14/10/2007 by richardpm38 (5 reviews written)

I badly wanted to give this gun a great review, but I must have got one of the bad ones you read about amongst these reviews. First thing i noticed that the pellets had to be pushed forcibly into the barrel it is really tight, I tried 3 different types of pellets: Air Arms Hunter, RWS Hobby Flatheads and Crosman Accupell.

Next problem was getting it zeroed: I shattered 2 4 x32 scopes. After spending ages seemingly getting it right after getting 3 or 4 shot grouping it startted putting shots 4… Read Full Review

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Bebbo's Response to richardpm38's Review

Written on: 15/10/2007

Why give it a thumb's up???? Surley you wouldn't advise that people buy one based on your experience to date??

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Richardpm38's Response to richardpm38's Review

Written on: 18/10/2007

I gave it 5 because I am sure I have just got a bad one, it has now been returned to BSA and hopefully they will give me a replacement, I was just really annoyed when i wrote the review and when the gun comes back i will hopefully write a good review, out of 116 only 14 not so good reviews that speaks for itself, thats why I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.

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