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★★★★★

“40 years old.”

Written on: 10/01/2014

My dad bought my Super Meteor 40 years ago from Duncan's of Hull and it's still super accurate at 15 metres. A light gun that's easy to handle, a highly recommended all rounder, you won't be disappointed. … Read Full Review

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“Mk5 BSA Super Meteor .177”

Written on: 08/12/2013 by bhodge (1 review written)

Recently purchased as a 'wreck', my Mk5 Meteor has now been totally rebuilt and refurbished using my own fair hands. It looks and shoots like a new gun, which is not bad considering that its well over 30yrs old! Its a fairly light rifle, which is easy to carry, handle and shoot. Its not a 'full power' gun, Meteors of this era typically produced in the range of 8-9ft.lbs when they were new. There was no 12ft.lb legal limit back in the days of this rifles youth! After the rebuild my gun produces… Read Full Review

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“IS IT A POWER FULL AND ACCURATE AIR RIFLE?”

Written on: 16/05/2013 by CHARLIE98 (1 review written)

hi guys I'm looking for an powerful and accurate air rifle for mildly long range to shoot rabbits do you think this is the ideal gun for what i am looking for?… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“mk 1 or 2”

Written on: 06/10/2012

The meteor , to star your airgunning ,the meteor ,was ,and still is ,one of the best. IF you can get your hands on one of the early one, you wont be dissapointed. They were produced at the peak of the air rifle times… Read Full Review

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Paultur's Comment

Written on: 28/04/2013

Hi I have a bsa meteor serial number one million. My dad won it at a game fair 35 years ago. It is mint with all the paper work. Can anyone advise me on the value of it as I am thinking of selling it. I would be gratefully for any feedback..

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★★★★★

“An amazing rifle, really powerful and great for hunting”

Written on: 27/03/2011

An amazing rifle, really powerful and great for hunting… Read Full Review

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“I HAVE JUST BOUGHT A BSA METEOR FOR 95 POUNDS ,FOR...”

Written on: 10/01/2011

I HAVE JUST BOUGHT A BSA METEOR FOR 95 POUNDS ,FOR FUN ONLY ,AND NOT TO KILL GARDEN BIRDS OR ANYTHING THAT THE TRIGGER HAPPY GUN BOYS FANCY . IF YOU DO KILL LITTLE BIRDS ,IT WILL COME BACK TO YOU ,AND IT WILL HAPPEN .PLENTY OF TARGETS TO SHOOT AT WITHOUT KILLING ANYTHING ,OK SO TAKE THIS AS A LESSON ,IT IS VERY CRUEL AND WICKED… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 01/02/2012

Killing little birds is illegal cruel and wicked doesn’t even come into it. Now killing game, skinning, cooking and eating... well that’s fair game, pun intended. I understand your somewhat hippy views but seriously we are the number one predator on this planet, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of, and nothing you should be trying to making others feel ashamed of.

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Ewin56's Comment

Written on: 19/12/2012

YES I QUITE AGREE ,WHAT'S WRONG WITH PAPER TARGETS OR IS THAT TOO HARD ,TRY 20MTRS STANDING,THAT WILL KEEP YOU BUSY.LIKE YOU SAID THERES NO NEED TO KILL ANY CREATURE,THEY HAVE GOT JUST AS MUCH RIGHT ON THIS PLANET AS WE HAVE,AND WHAT THEY DO IS ONLY NATURE,

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★★★★★

“ive had one since 1972 and it was a few years old then...”

Written on: 08/11/2010

ive had one since 1972 and it was a few years old then . ive put new tele sights on as the orignal broke .it still fires those .22 pellets as it did in 1972 .i would like to know how old it really is ?some of my mates think its from the late 50s… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 22/01/2012

I have a mark 1 meteor, it must be 40 years old and i am finding it hard to get scope mountings. With a new spring and seals it still fire well

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★★★★★

“In my air gunning career I have owned 2 Meteors. ”

Written on: 07/10/2010

In my air gunning career I have owned 2 Meteors.
The first I bought in 1970 in .22" calibre and I used this gun for hunting and plinking till 1994. I only changed the spring once in this time. I had knocked the sights about in use and ended up putting a 4X32 scope on top which when the crosshairs broke I adapted by putting a shaped staple inside to make a single pointed post..it was superb.
Once zeroed I never changed the sight in 14 years and found the accuracy consistent to the end.
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★☆☆☆☆

“I've just ordered one to control the birds in the...”

Written on: 01/10/2010

I've just ordered one to control the birds in the wife's garden. Have been using my Savage .22 but worried about killing something, like, 2Km away. I've been reading the reviews and now I'm even more worried that Im gonna lose the ability to spell once it arrives… Read Full Review

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Bertie's Comment

Written on: 15/01/2013

This is a review of a BSA Meteor? Could have fooled me!

'.....control the birds' I must suppose means shooting at them with intent to kill, and if this be so, and if you are resident in the UK, you are commiting an offence if they are song birds. Even with birds that are considered vermin, you have to show 'just cause'. And that can be difficult.

If you are 'worried' about killing something 2 kilometres away, then it seems that there is a possibility that your pellets are going to land beyond the bounds of your property which, again, if you are in the UK, is an extremely serious offence and could lead to a custodial sentence. But whatever country you reside in, judging from what you have written, I have to suggest that an air weapon in your hands is a danger to all and sundry.

I thought that most of the comic opera characters had abandoned contributing to these airgun columns but obviously there is at least one alive and well, which triggers a similar reaction in me to what Job must surely have experienced as he contemplated the development of his forty-third boil.

Pity you have posted as a 'Guest' which appellation I think the management was unwise to institute as it can encourage... err...'contributions' like yours because a 'name', which is unique, can at least be avoided if seen again. There is a certain photographic website that has an 'Ignore' buttton which facility could well be argued for here!

You have awarded just the ONE star all round to an air rifle that you've 'just ordered'!! Need I write any more? No, but when you get it go and use it RESPONSIBLY and then come back with something more like a review.

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★★★★★

“I have this gun, it is extremely accurate and I can...”

Written on: 28/09/2010

I have this gun, it is extremely accurate and I can shoot small sticks in half at 15 metres easily, it is also extremely light weight which helps the accuracy when standing up. The power is perfectly good for most pest control. As it is able to shoot straight through a squirrel at 15m and can kill rabbits further out than that… Read Full Review

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“i have a bsa meteor mk 1 and im getting to the stage...”

Written on: 26/06/2010 by hazzzzay (1 review written)

i have a bsa meteor mk 1 and im getting to the stage now that i think the gun has had it. Mainly because it's not powerful enough to shoot rabbits anymore as what it used to be. i have seen the Ox - Mainspring Red No 2 BSA Meteor for £15 pound and a new breach seal, if i was to purchase these items would they make a better impact on the air rifel power wise. or is there any other springs which are more powerful which would fit in my bsa meteor mk1,could this increase my fps and lbs and also do… Read Full Review

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Buiggles's Response to hazzzzay's Review

Written on: 07/06/2013

Firstly I would never advise anyone who is not qualified to strip, modify or repair any kind of weapon. Secondly , if you live in the uk and carry out any modification which causes the muzzle velocity to equal or exceed 12ft ibs then the weapon becomes a firearm for which you need a fire arms certificate. Leave well alone and get a gunsmith to service it.

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★★★★☆

“this is a grate rifle for gennral pest control but can...”

Written on: 24/05/2010

this is a grate rifle for gennral pest control but can be laking in acrasy and power for the more active rodents or at medium - long range >12m… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“im 14 years-old just got my first B S A meteor air...”

Written on: 27/04/2010

im 14 years-old just got my first B S A meteor air rifle today it is a wonderful gun well for a beginer just like me great power and very accurate i love it and my dad for getting it for me… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I had been made redundant some time ago, so my £600...”

Written on: 28/02/2010

I had been made redundant some time ago, so my £600 air rifle had to go. Some weeks latter missing my gun, I came across an old BSA Meteor for sale in a second hand shop. I thought it was a toy but just wanted a gun. I took it home and in my back garden sighted it up. There had been a bit of a breas about at the time, so the bad shooting I got, I put down to gun and not the wind. Gun got put away in cupboard.
Some weeks latter a mate turnd up and asked me to sight his new gun for him I did so… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“an abosultly brilliant first gun ”

Written on: 22/12/2009

an abosultly brilliant first gun
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★★★★★

“im 62 years of age .my 1st gun was the meteor. never...”

Written on: 12/11/2009 by bill bonney (1 review written)

im 62 years of age .my 1st gun was the meteor. never forgot it just got another 50 quid .its still great now looking for cheap pheumtic precharged rifle but wont part with meteor ever. will lightening spring fit my meteor.what did i not like about it. nothing it is still great gun end off. what did i like .everything no faults what so ever .anyone had one will agree im sure.good luck to all who got one.nowadays how powerful could i make it for long range… Read Full Review

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“I bought this rifle a while ago, as soon as I saw it I...”

Written on: 06/09/2009

I bought this rifle a while ago, as soon as I saw it I knew it was going to be great. The wood, finish, and general build are superb. It looks lovely.

I used RWS Superdomes (These are 100% the pellets for this gun) I'm drilling a hole at 15m. At 30yrds, this rifle still performs, it's highly accurate, and very pleasing to fire. The recoil is pretty intense, maybe this will lead some to be less accute with this gun, but it's quite satisfying to be honest. The trigger could have done with being… Read Full Review

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“You know, ever since owning my very first BSA Meteor,...”

Written on: 26/07/2009 by ampmaestro (19 reviews written)

You know, ever since owning my very first BSA Meteor, it's been, well, if you could fall in love with an inanimate object then I would have to say in the airgun world, I would be in love with this little beauty.

It doesn't have the power of the hoards of 1000 fps air rifles available today. It doesn't have sensational styling, moulded stocks, or the dayglow sights, and the raised cheekpiece on the stock is not so great looking compared to some. As a matter of fact it looks rather like a "Plain… Read Full Review

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Seerdet's Response to ampmaestro's Review

Written on: 03/03/2010

The price tag is a problem? In 1965 when my dad bought one it cost either 15 or 18£ equivalent in modern money to c300£ today In 2010 the new price is only 140£ - BSA have halved the price.

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“Hi i was given my BSA Meteor for my 9th birthday 32...”

Written on: 18/06/2009 by melbourne123 (1 review written)

Hi i was given my BSA Meteor for my 9th birthday 32 years ago after nagging my mum and dad for a air gun living in the country there was not a day went by where i did not use it it is a great air gun and has not really aged in looks or performance i had a new spring put in and breech seal after i had saved my paper round money i was about 11 0r 12 at the time it is in need of a new refit of both items now it has not had much use over the past 20 odd years but would not sell it, to many good… Read Full Review

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“I agree totally that the BSA Meteor is a brilliant...”

Written on: 14/06/2009 by meteorman (1 review written)

I agree totally that the BSA Meteor is a brilliant first rifle. I got my .177 for my 14th birthday 46 years ago. I've used and abused it but it's been nothing but pure joy for myself and for my sons. Sadly times have changed and opportunities to use the gun are not what they were. I never got on to well with the telescopic sight, preferring to use the sight on the gun. In my day I was a crack shot taking on everything from match heads to edges of cardboard, hanging my head in shame at the… Read Full Review

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Johnswells's Response to meteorman's Review

Written on: 23/08/2009

absolutely brilliant i am 43 years old and my dad bought me a second hand meteor out of the local paper when i was 10 (1977)it was in perfect condition and still would be had i not broke the rear sight. at the time i could not source one it's a kind of bakerlight material any way i put in a new ox spring and some scopes which i have never been fond of i was taught to shoot open sights. it has lay in the attic for 18 years and only recently when we moved house did i happen upon it again needless to say it has rekindled a spark for my beloved meteor and look forward to sourcing an original rear sight and dumping the scopes.

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