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★★☆☆☆

“hello, i have a bsa lightening tactical with the black...”

Written on: 18/01/2010 by buster2484 (1 review written)

hello, i have a bsa lightening tactical with the black stock- i am just gettin into air gunning and saw that you can fit the gas ram conversion to the gun to reduce recoil. after purchasing the gas ram from theoben i found that it would only slide half way down into the clinder of the gun, it seemed the diameter was smaller half way down stopping the gas ram goin in? does any body know why this is? or what i have to do to get my gas ram to fit? many thanks tom… Read Full Review

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“What a gun. ”

Written on: 07/12/2009

What a gun.

Its awesome and defo a must to buy… Read Full Review

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“love it easy to load great trigger action and looks...”

Written on: 06/12/2009

love it easy to load great trigger action and looks the part… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely amazing gun zeroed it in the dark and went...”

Written on: 08/11/2009

Absolutely amazing gun zeroed it in the dark and went out and shot 14 rabbits in 15 shots all head shots at about 20 yds - 45 yds. Only thing is slight twang as the shot goes off but hardly noticable to bunnies. Didnt put a brilliant scope on but still was excellent... Great gun Buy it.!!!!… Read Full Review

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“ The bsa lightning XL is an extrondinary Air rifle....”

Written on: 24/10/2009

The bsa lightning XL is an extrondinary Air rifle. The gun is handmade with true care which you can see on the gun. The power is great and can take a rabbit out quickly and harmlessly. The downside is if you are a beginner this gun can be intricate and hard to handle so you need experance with guns to get the most out of it. Overall this gun is a great gun but can be tricky if you are new too the sport… Read Full Review

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“since my last review I have made a few additions to my...”

Written on: 01/10/2009 by leechy01 (4 reviews written)

since my last review I have made a few additions to my gun, a new scope (simmons 4-12 X 40) and was amazed by how well the gun reacted to this scope, within 1 hour the scope was dot on for 30 yards.

A few months later I decided that a theoben gas ram was in order. Well now it is unbeatable in power and accuracy and all other aspects of shooting. the gas ram really does make a phenominal difference to the guns power and accuracy and noise. After fitting the ram i wasted no time in trying it… Read Full Review

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“The BSA lightening XL is for me the perfect gun as far...”

Written on: 17/09/2009

The BSA lightening XL is for me the perfect gun as far as springers go. It's lighter than most which is nice when trekking through the woods, it is easy to cock with the silencer also acting as a cocking aid and in terms of price is excellent value for money. The only downside (which was easily rectified) was that the stock screws started to shake themselves loose over a few sessions, this happened twice and so a bit of loctite on the screws and perfect. Also the trigger was a bit heavy but… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Brought a BSA Lightning XL owened it for 1 week, took...”

Written on: 19/08/2009

Brought a BSA Lightning XL owened it for 1 week, took it back. BSA own brand pellets were so tight in the barrel it was impossible to put them in without damage to the skirt, this caused a seriouse accuracy problem of 3" groups if you were lucky even at 10 meters!! gave the gun to a hft shooter (a good one) to try with differen pellets, he agreed it had a serious problem, when i took it back the guy in the shop said the guns have been rubish since being made in spain and he has had a lot of… Read Full Review

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“I went out to buy a springer that would allow me to...”

Written on: 15/08/2009

I went out to buy a springer that would allow me to kill rats and rabbits. The German gun I fancied was lovely, but heavier and more expensive than this BSA. When I tried the Lightning, it just felt 'right'. It comes to the shoulder naturally and has all the power I need - rabbits just keel over with barely a twitch. I'm still running the gun in but it has all I need without the extra air bottles or pumps; just break, load, aim and fire. It may not be as quiet as a pre-charged gun, but so far… Read Full Review

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“My first air rifle is a BSA Lightning. Very Accurate,...”

Written on: 25/06/2009 by aaronlindley2k51989 (1 review written)

My first air rifle is a BSA Lightning. Very Accurate, stopping targets to 50 yrds. Pigeons and squirels have already fallen to its power. What do you want from your springer? Fantastic gun… Read Full Review

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“WOW! what more can i say.? ”

Written on: 16/06/2009 by leechy01 (4 reviews written)

WOW! what more can i say.?

The BSA Lightning XL is a fantastic rifle with exceptional power. i haven't got one of these 'top of the range' scopes on it, i have a simple hawke 4X32 sport HD. the results are fabulous. i've put 500 pellets through it and its settled into its self like a dream, its smooth cocking action, quiet to be shot, the list could go on… Read Full Review

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“The BSA Lightning XL is well made and accurate with...”

Written on: 13/06/2009

The BSA Lightning XL is well made and accurate with good handling in tight corners ie ratting in the barn… Read Full Review

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“ i bought my BSA Lightning XL new , with a sweet 17...”

Written on: 26/04/2009

i bought my BSA Lightning XL new , with a sweet 17 3-12x40 scope, cant hit anything with it.many people hve tried it , even a local rifle club,
get rid of it was the verdit of the many who tried it. is it the scope or is it the gun?… Read Full Review

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“I like the brake barrel system on the BSA Lightning XL...”

Written on: 26/04/2009 by elliot396 (3 reviews written)

I like the brake barrel system on the BSA Lightning XL i think it is very smooth and i also like the accuracy but i dont like the wieght of it or the size but the silencer could also be better… Read Full Review

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“ The BSA Lightning XL is a all round awsome air rifle...”

Written on: 25/04/2009 by elliot396 (3 reviews written)

The BSA Lightning XL is a all round awsome air rifle good for shooting targets never tryed it with hunting so dont now about that… Read Full Review

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“The BSA Lightning XL is the worst rifle I have ever...”

Written on: 13/04/2009 by waspfan (4 reviews written)

The BSA Lightning XL is the worst rifle I have ever owned.

After about a month of usage the power dropped to under 8flbs sent it back same again after a bit of usage, I admit it ' s pretty to look at but that about it buy it as an ornament as a gun its pants
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“Excellent accuracy out to 75 yards for a one shot,head...”

Written on: 29/03/2009

Excellent accuracy out to 75 yards for a one shot,head shot and lethal kill of any prey out to 75 yards. The accuracy of this rifle is equal to my nylon 66 22. cal, but with 1/3 of the noise and much less travel potential of a stray round. I recommend this BSA Lightning XL rifle if you want to gain confidence in your shooting ability with a rifle. You will surely improve your accuracy as you customize the adjustable trigger as well. Also tried and returned the Gamo Whisper, etc rifles, all… Read Full Review

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“I've owned my BSA Lightning XL for about 18 months now...”

Written on: 06/02/2009 by tennooge (3 reviews written)

I've owned my BSA Lightning XL for about 18 months now and have probably shot over 2000 pellets through it. I have stripped and cleaned it regularly and have never had any problems.

The gun shoots superbly; I find the best accuracy at 25 meters. The trigger is perfect and fully adjustable.

I decided to go for the Lightning in .177 as BSA claim it can shoot at 1000fps, thought it might have the ability to reach quarry at further distances and still carry out a humane kill. It does this but… Read Full Review

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Stu Pot's Response to tennooge's Review

Written on: 13/06/2009

I agree i just got one three weeks ago in .177, i'm killing rabbits real clean with one shot at 40--45 meters no probs.
<br/>i was told to try the hatsun .22 mos 60s which i did and would not recommend this gun to anyone for target or hunting as the trigger is pants and the weight is massive.
<br/>bsa lightning xl is the best springer i have i think it out performs the hunting ability of my air arms s410 precharge .22 which was twice the money..
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<br/>great gun great review

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Trokey92's Response to tennooge's Review

Written on: 28/07/2009

I found this review very helpful because... im looking to buy one i have only just bought a second hand smk xs78co2 and its a good gun but i want a new better gun, and iv fallen in love with the BSA lightning XL its good looking and had has good reviews which has pushed me towards savin up for 1..is it under the leagal limit like u can own it with out any kind of licence etc.

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“When I first saw this gun in Airgunner Magazine I...”

Written on: 04/01/2009

When I first saw this gun in Airgunner Magazine I thought I must get one. Due to working away it was a while before I used it then to my horror the safety did not work, the gun would go off as I brought up the barrel after cocking it with a pellet in the barrel. The dealer I got it from thought I was joking till it happened to him when he fired it in his shop range. You should have seen the look on his face, he sent the gun back to BSA who repaired the safety and sent the gun back it has been… Read Full Review

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“I think you should buy the BSA Lightning XL air rifle...”

Written on: 29/11/2008 by Urie (1 review written)

I think you should buy the BSA Lightning XL air rifle because it is low priced but still incredible and it is also one of the top guns you can have without a licence… Read Full Review

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