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 being adjustable this was sorted out in no time. An excellent gun and highly recommended..