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Written on: 20/10/2016 by 27Davenport (1 review written)
I have been shooting for over 40 years and have handled many guns (having been in HM Forces). This BSA Lightning XL Tactical rifle is powerful and does the job lovely. Whether you use it for pest control or target shooting, you will not be disappointed. A good weight and handles easily. The silenced (shrouded) barrel works a treat and all you can hear when firing is that lovely `twang` of the spring. I`m not worried about FT/LBS, FPS and all that malarkey. Let`s just say it has got power… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/11/2013 by detonics (1 review written)
Brought a new 177 tactical for my son and couldnt get a group better than two inches at twenty mtrs even after changing scope to a spare simmons whitetail classic i had lying round sold the gun and purchased a 22 secondhand version which was a total minter with scope as my son loved the look and feel of the rifle This did a ten pellet 12 mm group at 22 yrds using accupels and simmons whitetail classic compact this was benchrested on a garden table with a cushion for support leightweight easy to… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/11/2013
After speaking to several friends and experts and doing lots of research and trying out various guns I went out and found a new bsa xl tactical. I am disabled and suffer from weakness and hypersensitivity along with daily pains so I needed a relativly light gun, light on the recoil, and also being stuck on benefits good enougn to take me from beginner to avid hunter, without being impossible to save up for! This gun matched every criteria, this meant that in a few uses (after zeroing scope… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/07/2013 by ryanrcr (1 review written)
After much deliberation i bought this rifle, with a hawk x50 hd ao scope, and a lamping kit. For 400 brand new. The gun is perfect in every way. Solid, well made and looks to die for! The power is impressive, and the recoil is no way as bad as I first suspected. Shot my first rabbit with it the other day at about 35 yards. Dropped stone dead. Cant fault it so far. Its a dream to own, and I find myself constantly getting it out to hold and admire. It really is a thing of beauty. Great job by… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/05/2009 by ghostfacekiller (2 reviews written)
The BSA XL Tactical is a lovely springer,very hardy and reliable. Like the supersport and XL, is remarkably accurate and powerfull… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/05/2009 by Grooble (1 review written)
I went for the .22 calibre version of the BSA XL Tactical and have been knocking down rabbits with it for a year now with no problems. Excellent! What more can I say? Well, its powerful, easy to cock despite the short barrel, easy to handle when crawling about in the undergrowth and comes to the shoulder very nicely. The stock is nicely shaped, warm to the touch (which is nice at 5:00 o'clock in the morning) and comfortable and needs the rubber butt pad due to its substantial recoil.
Anyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/04/2008
Took this out in the field and thought wow this is awsome to use its very pretty to the eye and feels and handles well in .22… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/02/2008 by bigmikem (12 reviews written)
This is my third airgun and my first .22 rifle. I have had no problems with the rifle in the year or so that I have had it, although it has a slight kick to it, the stock is hardwearing, it has a safety, it is a simple one shot break barrel with a built on silencer. I purchased mine for abt '£250 with a gamo vampir 4x32 scope and 3a laser and flashlight. I have since swapped the scope for a Nikko Sterling Gold Crown… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/02/2010
The BSA XL Tactical is an exellent springer and exellent value for money,i purchased one last summer june 2009 for close work pest control for pigeons and rats on liverpool docks.
It has proved itself invaluable to me in both daytime and night time shooting,it is a very good and reliable air rifle to use especially shooting with it in very confined spaces like i tend to find myself in from time to time.
It is certainly a rifle that i am very pleased to have added to my collection of pest… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/11/2008 by Jordan Edwards (1 review written)
I think the BSA XL Tactical Air Rifle is a good starter gun, expecially for the youngster, & depending on what you like, you will either love it or hate it. With mine in .22, only reasonable accuracy could be produced at a maximum of 30yds, & that was with a trial of ammo. Sadly, it was very loud & had a bad recoil. The power of mine was only 10.8 ft/Ibs & that was with a couple of months use… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/08/2008 by Nightcrawlerslodge (5 reviews written)
The BSA Tactical XL is a excellent gun for hunting with in .22 found this gun strange to the eye at first.Thought well I shall give it a whirl an see what happens shot 20 odd rabbits to date an 15 pigeons my ferrets are pleased with it any ways lol. I forgot what it was like to shoot springer's an getting that old recoil smacking me again to be fair I have not come across a better springer which offers full power and lightness combined its a great gun an recommend it to all beginners and… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/01/2008
In general for the price, you get a fantastic weapon in the BSA XL Tactical Air Rifle, which can hold its own against higher priced springers.
Its very easy to use.
The XL Tactical is effective for both "Pest" control and for "Target" shooting. Try it, you will not be disappointed… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/04/2011
I have owned my xl tactical for 2 months now and have shot about 1000 pellets though it. I am using a 3-9x40 essencial BSA scope. At the moment i am using Bisley long range gold pellets.
Good points = Lightweight.
= Easy to handle.
= Shoots 10 pence pieces consistently at 40 yards(resting on a fence). Need to practice more at free standing shots.
Bad points = Only to say mine is still a bit twangy. A friend of mine has the same model but his is not.
I am… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/04/2011
To shoot a spring operated air rifle accurately requires the user to correctly employ all the basic priciples of shooting. This rifle is well made, durable and provides an excellent inexpensive method of maintaining these skills. I have mounted a Hawke 3-9x50 scope (also First Class)) and found Napier UPH pellets to be the most consistant… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/03/2011
NO RATING YET!! - I cannot rate this rifle at the moment as I'm yet to receive the correct one!
I ordered this rifle at the beginning of March - It is now the 25th and I still do not have my tactical...
This is an 18th Birthday treat to myself and I've always been attracted to the Tactical, both for looks and the historical BSA reputation that would attract anyone who's after quality and standard...
I had a phone call from my local air gun shop last week telling me that they've delivered… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/01/2011
This rifle is great. It is very compact. The metal parts have a nice finish. The stock is very ergonomically, looking great and also very well finished. The only disadvantage is that it is quite loud when shooting. It is possible to attach an additional sound surpressor but most sound comes from the mechanism. About accuracy i cannot judge as i did not test enough… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/01/2011
Looks great, handles well. However, various problems on a brand new rifle which need to be mentioned.
I ordered a .177 Tactical stock, which was indicated on the packaging. However, when the dealer open it to let me see the rifle, the stock was the standard beech. Luckily, he had a still packaged .22 Tactical and offered to swap them over. This was fine, except that the allen headed bolts on my rifle were mangled beyond description, and it took him nearly half an hour to do this. He offered me… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/12/2010
i am a farmer and my second job is pest controll and rabbit supplyer,
i bought the xl tactical solely for hunting and out of my three combos its my fav.smooth,reliable and the barrel on mine likes napier power hunters.177
fantastic stuff from bsa and synthetic stock is a real good move(easy maintainence,not affected by wet and great for hunting as no reflection)my pistol grip plug came out but a few drops of glue and its fine now.
i use it for bunnys about four times a week and after much abuse… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/12/2010
Im looking at buying this gun can anyone surgest a scope for it!!!!… Read Full Review