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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
Written on: 27/09/2007 by nick1968 (1 review written)
BSA Lightning, top rifle for the beginner or some one who prefers to use a spring powered rifle.
This rifle sounds like a rifle should.
If you want it a bit quieter have a gas ram fitted for a mere £53.00.
All in all a top bargain rifle for under £300… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/09/2007 by 04warreng (1 review written)
Very good gun for a spring gun one of the best vermin control spring guns around… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2007 by gandelff (1 review written)
I like it. Beats my mates Gamo every day of the week!… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/07/2007 by debrovnik (1 review written)
This is not a bad work man blaming his tools. I've got 2 other rifles and get along perfectly with them.
What I hate most about this rifle is the kick. I have a standard Lightning, it has shattered TWO stocks and most recently A SCOPE. It's ridiculous.
I'll spend 20 minutes zeroing it, get it bang on then suddenly, it's shooting groups 6 inches to the left or right. It is a constant battle which I am just fed up with fighting. Today the trigger went and to be honest, I did what I should… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/07/2007 by bobjbrown (34 reviews written)
An excellent hunting rifle, mine is coupled to AGS 4 x 40 scope and can shoot a consistent head shot at 20 m on a rat.
Drop off is big after 25 metres and beyond my ability to predict; but At the end of the day its rat and bunny bagger, and excellent value too… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2007 by Rabbit banger (15 reviews written)
The BSA Lightning is a truly incredible air gun. The power/weight distribution is perfect and the recoil and sound are that of a rifle. It also looks great. The Supersport was my runner up but it was not a comfortable to hold. I've been shooting a 1" spinner from 35yds and can hit it 9 times out of 10. Other reviewers have complained of the spring noise however, I have found it to be minable compared to the beautiful noise coming from the barrel. One of the main complaints other reviewers have… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/03/2007 by WFitch (1 review written)
People in other reviews have said this gun is inaccurate what i say to them is learn to shoot straight after all a bad work man always blames his tools. I have had this gun for two years and have used it for just about anything. Firstly if you find a good rest to set up the scope you will find that even up to the guns maximum range at 40-50 yards i can still achieve a fairly good grouping and at 20 yards i could continually hit 1p coins. It all depends on how you decide to go about setting up… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/12/2006 by tom121 (2 reviews written)
This is great starter rifle for someone looking to get into hunting. I bought mine at Blackpool Air Rifles great shop by the way came with Hawke 3-9 x 40 which let me down and has been replaced many times when recieving the rifle the spring had a bit of a twang to it so i fitted a gas ram which was superb much smoother and a bit more power and then replaced the trigger guard and trigger for brass ones made it look great however this didn't change the trigger poistion which is quite annoying as… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/11/2006 by danche (18 reviews written)
I bought a BSA Lightning a long time ago, before the XL and tactical were created, but I knew what I was buying, basically a Lightning is a cut down version of the BSA Supersport with the added Maxi Grip Scope Rail and Silencer. I did find that when fired, the spring made a noise, best described as a 'twionk', this was a bit off putting and even made my friend who was with me, with his Logun S16, laugh, but it didn't matter as I'm an avid airgun fan. I knew a couple of tricks learned from… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/09/2006 by revilo (1 review written)
I bought a BSA Lightning last week for pest control. The shop set it up for me with a Hawke Sport 4x40 scope which was zeroed with a barrel collimator, but the guy in the shop explained that I would still need to zero it by shooting over the kind of distances that I will use it for. So I set a target up at 25 yards in my garden. I'm using Bisley Pest Control pellets and the grouping is very poor - I'm getting a spread of around 5 inches at 25 yards. I realise that the Pest Control pellets… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/09/2006 by paraculos (3 reviews written)
What a waste of money, I got this BSA Lightning rifle this morning. Originally I wanted BSA Lightning XL but I have been convinced by the shop owner that BSA Lightning is the same rifle just different stock, so I purchased it. Stupid me. Straight from the shop I went to the range to zero it with my Deben Hawke 3-9x40 Sport HD scope. It started that you can't load the pellet into the barrel because it is too tight. I used Crossman AccuPell and Webley Venom Lazapel, both with no success. Each… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2006 by Martin H (3 reviews written)
The model is BSA Lightning .22, the scope is a Simmons 3-9x40 with 30/30 reticle and the cost was £160 S/Hand. I bought this off a friend who had bought it brand new and put less than half a tin of pellets through it. Out of the box or to be more accurate, bag, this rifle felt very light and easily manageable. The finish of the stock was excellent and the action/barrel has a very satisfactory bluing with no signs of scratches, chips or thinning.
Having put about 10 pellets through to zero… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2006 by marek 23 (2 reviews written)
Overall the BSA Lightning is a nice starter gun but definitely a field gun not a hunter… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/08/2006 by Ewan151 (1 review written)
The BSA Lightning is stylish, comfortable, and deadly accurate, with the right pellet (try Webley Long Range Gold). The silencer became loose soon after purchase, but once tightened properly, it was fine. It has a slight recoil. I would definitely buy another of these… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/07/2006 by weener (1 review written)
It kicks quite a lot which I found to effected how accurate it was.
The stock snapped in half, for no reason. I don't like the gun so it's been sitting in the spare room for the last couple of years.
It's not that bad, but not for me… Read Full Review