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 more)
Written on: 29/05/2009 by Grooble
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 06/11/2008 by Jordan Edwards
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2010
Im looking at buying this gun can anyone surgest a scope for it!!!! (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2010
I bought the rifle yesterday and its great. Im a skill at arms instuctor in the Army and like to think i know my guns. Its Accuracy and Handling is spot on and real Value for money. Rabbits dont stand a chance best springer on the market. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2010 by Gerry Bee (10 reviews written)
Due to the fact that I shoot a BSA Scorpion T10 Tactical , and I really enjoy shooting springers, I bought a BSA Lightning XL Tactical.
I fitted a BSA Essential scope and have so far put 2000 pellets through the barrel .
The only thing I did to the rifle when I got it was to re-lube the main spring with a high quality Mo-Di grease, and lube all pivot points.
I adjusted the first stage of the trigger slightly .
Since then I have just enjoyed shooting a very accurate smooth spring rifle... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2010
I have owned my BSA Lightning XL Tactical for around a year now. I opted for the .177 version and fitted it with with an Hawke 3-9x40 scope.
I did have a problem with the inbuilt moderator coming loose when i first bought the rifle but i live very close to the BSA factory in bham so dropped it off one day and collected the next. It has been perfect since.
I didnt find it that accurate at first but now i have changed to a Hawke 4-12x50 scope (think my first scope may have been faulty?)... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2010 by joeytsuperblue15 (11 reviews written)
HAD MY 1.77 X.L TACTICAL A MONTH NOW,I ALSO HAVE A CROSSMAN 2.2 A WEIRAUCH HW99S 2.2 AND A WEBLEY STINGRAY QUATTRO 1.77 AND I HAVE TO SAY THE TAC'S THE BEST RIFLE I HAVE EVER OWNED.FITTED WITH HAWK 3-9X40 SITES I CAN HIT A 1INCH CIRCLE AT 35 YRDS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.HAD A WEIRAUCH SILENCER BUT HAVE CHANGED IT TO A WEBLEY QGS QUIETER AND LOOKS THE BIZ.CANNOT FAULT IT (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2010
Hi, i just got my BSA tactical xl yesterday and it is incredible.
i managed to zero it in at 25m in about 5 minutes. first i used superdomes and they used to fall out the top of the barrel when you were bringing the barrel back up now i use accupells no problem with them, and they work a treat 50p size groups at 25m, thats good for me. i used a 3-9x40 hawke Ir scope just fits on the small scope rail(probably not manage much bigger) the rifle looks amazing and has bits cut out of it just... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2010
To the last person, Before you make any comments I can shoot and belong to a very good club I have also owned and shot air rifles for over 35 years, If you took the time to read what I had said you may relise that the rifle i had was faulty I had even had the club tell me that no one there uses the bsa xl because it id a useless but good however good looking piece of junk now made in spain and mass produced so GET your FACTS right ! Good day sir. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2010
this is a fantastic rifle ,it is acurate which is the most important thing ,also very comfortable ,to the last person to review ,you need to learn how to shoot before reviewing guns/rifels ,if you can not use this one you have no hope of mastering any tx , (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2010
Hi again, this rifle has let me down 3 times now and gone back for repair to BSA... the service I have recieved was impecable however the bsa tactical xl im afraid is Rubbish ! so now i have got my money back and investing in a AA tx200 ! good night. (read more)
Written on: 05/11/2009 by RolloD (4 reviews written)
With a long standing love afair with PCP air rifles, used for hunting and HFT competitions, I approached the prospect of selecting a spring gun for my step son with some trepidation. After much research and advice from old friends, I took a long look at the BSA Lightning XL Tactical in .177 calibre and invested my hard earned at the Air Gun Centre in Essex.
The XL is a compact and light weight break barrel rifle with a carbine length barrel and built in sound suppressor. Looks great to be... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009
Just shot the gun im getting in a few weeks, very light and quite accurate. Getting it for £280 and i really do think its worth the money. I would highly reccomend this air rifle to those who are thinking about buying it (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2009
Right sorry to burst everyones bubble about this rifle but I am not that happy with it.... yes it looks the part, but I'm afraid thats about it from me. I looked for a good springer for weeks and read all these reviews and got advice then went to a shop and got the feel of one liked it and had a few shots,Then the bad part I paid my money and took it home had a play like you do went shooting at my rifle club and found that my Crossman ratcatcher what everyone was telling me was rubbish... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2009
I love my BSA and would recommend it to anybody looking for a stylish spring action hunting/plinking air rifle.
The XL Tactical gun is well able to withstand being knocked around as it has a very strong ABS construction. (its withstood the trashing ive given it anyway.)
Mine gets regular hunting use (every day weather permitting) and has accounted for over 50 squirrels within a year.
coupled with a JSR 4x40IR (that i would strongly recommend for £30)you'll easily and efficiently deal with... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009
i recently got a bsa xl tactical it is a brilliant gun the only bads point for me was that it took me a bit of time to get used to the gun since it is a spring oparated gun when i was used to gas oparated guns (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2009 by trigerappy (17 reviews written)
Picked my BSA XL Tactical up from gunshop yesterday. Works well straight from the box. A full power (12Ft/Lbs - UK) break barrel rifle in .177 calibre. Simmons 3x9x40 sights on top. Spent a while zeroeing it in at 40 yards using AA fields, which it seems to like.Was getting bad groupings until I realised that the little barrel weight at the end of the moderator had worked loose. After tightening it again, I'm back to the pellet going exactly where I aim it, with virtually one on one... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009 by antone 26 (1 review written)
I recently got a BSA XL Tactical 0.177 for target shooting, a brilliant gun. It's well made, British manufactured, easy to use. I had a basic Hawke scope fitted originally I have now changed this to a BSA compact zoom scope.
I am very pleased that I invested in a springer rather than a PCP AR.
Written on: 22/03/2009 by djfuturex2002
The BSA XL Tactical is very light, very quiet, feels solid and you can tell the quality, very small !, acuracy 5 out of 5, pellets - rws super dome, copa point, predator hollowpoint ..
i read reviews that it`s loud.. not true it`s very quiet ! I modified a shadow 1000 with a silencer and it`s loud this one even the mechanism is quiet ! I paid 2,5 pounds for this gun without the scope and I have to say it`s worth every penny !!!!
I used to love the shadow 1000 and csi but with this gun you... (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2009 by pinchy90 (1 review written)
This BSA XL Tactical is definatly one of the best break barrel rifles on the market and i would reccomend it to anyone. Mine is a 22, the acuracy is amazing on this gun shooting RWS Superdome pelets and teamed up with my Hawke SR6 scope.
The power is right on the legal limit too, mine put out an average of 11.55 lb.
I havn't yet had the chance to see what groupings are like with this gun but let me put it this way, when u get somthing in the crosshairs you hit it lol. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2009
BSA XL Tactical is light weight, accurate and looks good. Although it's too noisey ,sounds twangy ,silencer not that good. Only had this gun a couple of weeks but impressed with it's performance in the field. (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2008
I have recently sold my AA PCP because I wanted to return to my air gunning roots. I no longer wanted the hassle with charging and all the piddling about that goes with the PCP's so after several days of pondering and weighing up, the tactical.22 ticked all the right boxes. It performs so well targeting all the usual vermin that I have asked my self several times why did I ever leave the springers in the first place. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2008
I am a left handed person, and im using a right handed XL Tactical , Im finding it easy to use , but it starts to hurt your wrist after a while . Light weight, good handling, accuracy is rather good. Im not sure, but they dnt come in a left handed version (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2008
The BSA XL tactical is a good and reliable gun. Its got great weight, its a nice length and has really good power. The only bad point was that I can't get the silencer to work. (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2008
This gun is very accurate when the scope is sighted propley and very powerfull i recomend this to eneyone. The BSA XL Tactical is an amazing air rifle. Its a nice esy rifle to shoot and really easy to zero in. I cannot find any bad points for this gun. (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2008 by A1rgunHunt4 (5 reviews written)
Brilliant gun i fitted my bushnell 4-12-50 on it and i was getting brilliant groupings about 2mm infact at about 42 metres. Its powerful, accurate, low rcoil, smooth action and lightweight (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2008 by wildman090
I use this rifle on a regular basis to shoot rabbits,ferral pigeon and other vermin at a few farms and fishing venues. i also own a bsa ultra multishot and a airarms s200 out of all of them i prefer the tactical because of the synthetic stock, not having to refill and you still get the same power output. lots of people complain about the pistol grip socket falling off, this however has never happened to me. i use an ags 3-9-40 scope with it and it does exactly what is asked of it. many... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2008
by one they are the best value for money. I have been hunting rabbits for the last 2 yrs on a private site for national grid, I find this riffle excellent for the job I do. The power and accuracy are second to none using air arms hunter pellets, have fun. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008
Excellent rifle at a good price. My second .22, that dwarfs my first powerwise. I would recommend this to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2008 by thegreensloth (1 review written)
very pleased good valu for money £280. Its quite a powerful gun but the cocking action is still very smooth and very easy to maintain. it is also very light with its synthetic stock easy to zero. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by rickyb3
I would choose the xl tactical over my webly xocet any day simply because its so much fun (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2008
Extremely fun and much more powerful than my old bsa airsporter. This BSA tactical is a great gun and I recommend all types of shooters to get one. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2008 by ice dogg93
Overall amazing compared to my old BSA rifle the BSA airsporter. Very lightweight.
Easy to handle. The cover under the pistol grip keeps falling off for mine and the rubber butt is not secured very well. (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2008
I decided on this rifle as soon as i saw it, it looks like a military grade weapon which i love,and when it is produced by a english gunsmith then you know its gunna be amazing!! the power is plentiful it really has a whack when you hit a rabbit in the head and goes straight through which may sund horrible but its a cleaner kill! even when you cock it it sounds really well made and the recoil which is a bit on the livley side is not to bad to handle! all in all this springer is a wonderful... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2008
I love it. The BSA XL Tactical air rifle is the best gun i ever had owned. There are not any bad points. Its a good all round gun that the majority of people will be happy with for simple plinking. (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2008
I bought this rifle based on my friend buying the Lightning XL in the wood stock, having only ever owned recoilless Co2 rifles this rifle took me by surprise on the first shot, it took only 30 minutes to zero in my hawke sport HD 4x32 and since then i have had an incredible amount of fun with this rifle i would reccomend this anyday
i like the recoil which i would say is fairly low, it is incredibly accurate up to 45yards, and it looks and feels great, as for noise, id say it is about as... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2008 by crowboy (1 review written)
I bought this almost a year ago specifically for pest control. Had some trouble zeroing it, then realised that the bolts holding the rifle to the stock were loose. Tightened them and put a few pellets through it. Am able to hit beer cans out to the range I want of of 35 metres 99% of the time 1% failure is me.
Takes a few hundred pellets for it to settle down and is now a precision tool.
Did not like the sharkskin feel of the stock, so got some very fine emery cloth and sanded it then... (read more)