BSA Lightning Review

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Guest's review of BSA Lightning

★★★★☆

“Playing with this rifle for my mate, its brand new and...”

Written on: 21/11/2008

Good Points
Its nice and light.

Bad Points
Poor trigger, poor safety, noisy, recoils,

General Comments
Playing with this rifle for my mate, its brand new and is probably the worse brake barrel rifles i've used in years new out of the box. Although admittedly the others have been in a slightly higher price bracket than this. i've stripped it down, added a piston weight, changed the spring, turned down a metal spring guide, sleeved the piston, sized a ptfe washer to fit, reamed the transfer port and added nylon slide washers to eliminate any metal to metal contact. 100% better now, actually enjoyed sighting it in for him.
Recoil is a lot more manageable, sounds a lot better and is hitting 11.7ft/lbs with accupel. i wouldn't waste the money on a gas strut, every one i owned in the past seemed to leak, the .177 more so as the pressure is greater. I own four air rifles, all of them pre charged, going to buy one of these for my son, although i'll be making a new piston as soon as it comes. think a nice balanced piston with rear ptfe sliders and increased swept volume would make this a lovely little rifle, incidently all the gas ram believers, least with a normal tune 2yrs from now you know you can pick the rirle up and it'll shoot ok. years ago i had a webley tracker with a gas ram i used for ratting, after a mile walk in the snow its a bit annoying to be able to see the pellet come from the barrel and drop about 6ft in front of you. same thing happened with two fenmans i owned, both were returned for repair as i got fed up with pumping them back up all the time, an option you havent got with the lightening ram.

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443087_Chewy0013's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2009

I have just bought this rifle and have to agree. Please could you send me detailed instructions if you have the time on what you did to it and what else you could to to improve it? It is a really nice rifle, but its makes far too much noise from the mech'and myn kicks like a mule. Thank you

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