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... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2011
An amazing rifle, really powerful and great for hunting (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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.
The... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 12/06/2009
i was given one of these BSA Meteor rifles yesterday for free ! of one of my mates :)
its a good gun, great accuracy.. i have no scope for it as y mate took it off and uses it on his more "powerful" rifles. thats a point people who are new to this rifle or any rifle... when finished with the gun leave the barrel broke not all the way just the first click. that way it wont go stiff and will keep the barrel inside clean (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009 by airrifleman12345 (1 review written)
i bought the BSA Meteor gun for £140 from a rifle shop near me and it was the best thing i ever spent money on in my life the powers amazing for the price the acuracy always hits where you aim at altough i had to adjust the sight slightly because it shot a tiny bit to far to the right and on the subject of sights it has fully adjustable luminous sights and a full scope rail a bit lous and a bit of recoil but it has rubber buttstock it could probably kill small game such as pheasents... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2009
The BSA Meteor has a nice range and very accurate although has a lack of power (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009
hi i own one of these BSA Meteor air rifles and they have good acuracy and arnt that heavy mine needs a new sight but thats all right im getting it replaced next week. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2009 by harry1325476 (1 review written)
This gun is a very good gun for a first gun and would recommend it to any body thinking of buying a spring rifle. A little noisy with the shaking of the spring. Very light good power and a very nice looking gun. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2009 by whittington (1 review written)
bought my mk7 with 3-9x40 milldot scopes and mounts already set up to go for only £150 brand new absolute bargain.
lightweight full power hunter with great looking stock, handles superbly
the trigger is a little stiff but sure it will loosen up a little after time (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2009
The BSA Meteor Mk7 has a very capable full power, full size spring powered air rifle. If you like a rifle with recoil, this is a good first rifle that you may never want to change. Over 2 million Meteors sold, so can't be too bad ! Quite capable in its basic state for 10 - 15m vermin control or garden plinking, although with telescopic sights this rifle would really shine. The BSA Meteor Meteor Mk7 is a full power, break barrel, spring action air rifle. Whilst no where as smooth or as quiet... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2009
The BSA Meteor is very good for small game, lots of power, though the barrel can get very stiff. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2009 by mcdouglass (8 reviews written)
Amazing gun really recomend it i've had 6 rifles and currently own 5 and i put all my money and time into this one! brilliant. Amazing gun. very light, very very powerful, very accurate and has a very maintenace free build and will kill anything up to a large crow in one shot. very reliable gun would highly recomend it. very good gun i have owned 6 rifles and this was easily the best from a very good make. A rather small rifle if you buy a good scope it has little room to fit on but never... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2009
All round great fun easy to use rifle and i advise any want thats wants a easy to use cock back and shoot rifle for the accuracy and power. So overall great rifle :) (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2008 by pyrotecky (1 review written)
Ive got a mk7 meteor 22 great hunting gun the only problem was i needed to pack the the back of the scope mounts out so the cross hair would go any were near the target but once i got the packing perfect oh my god what a perfect gun for hunting nice and light .
Can hit a pellet with another pellet from 40 yards a slight twang of the spring but when i got 2000 pellets (the amount to properly break in the gun) the twang went.
The only real noise is the slight air pop as the pellet leaves the... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2008
I realy like the gun and i would have another one. The feel of the gun and the handing is realy good and it is easy to shoot. The BSA Meteor is a great air rfile; its accurate and powerful. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2008
An excellent gun for pest control i get 10quid per 5 pests at this farm i go to every other week.
i recomend it to everyone even kids cos its light.
happy huntin! (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2008
I have one of these and over the 40 years of its existance it has only had its breach seal replaced ,the barrel de-rusted and the trigger mechanism oiled and serviced, all for about £30! all in all its a very reliable and cheap to run air rifle as far as maintenance. it is also easy to upgrade, i had its original hunting scope replaced with a "hawke 4x36 HD" target scope, and the spring upgraded. Now it is as powerful as an air rifle can get without needing a firearms licence! also they ant... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2008
Great all rounder!!! Really love this little gun. will do pretty much what it says on the tin. Very light and accurate. has killed anything ive shot at! Pigeons,pheasant n rabbits. No problem. I cant really knock it at all. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2008
The BSA Meteor is great for target shooting. I think its really accurate. I feel so confident when im aiming at targets and im pretty sure Im going to get a direct hit. The only thing I dont really like is the but of the rifle. (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2008
Very light and easy to use. I own a BSA Meteor and it works well at 10 meters, 20 meters, and even 30 meters. Genrelly a good start to shooting. (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2008 by d mansworth (2 reviews written)
Everyone should have a Meteor as a spare or second gun cheap to buy second hand and reliable. Bought second hand for youngest son to start with, thought it would do for him, set it up and tuned it in. hitting 6/10 at 35mtr a 50mm target with 4x20 scope. Knocking squirrels over with no problem.
More than powerful enough for a 10yr old and recommended. Bought in mint condition with scope for £80 from dealer.
ar better than existing guns Gamo hunter. and chinese 10 lb/ft underlever. all take... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2008 by Summj002 (16 reviews written)
I got a BSA Meteor when I was thirteen with a tin of .177 pellets and since then it has shot like a dream. I was amazed by it's longevity; my father received that same rifle for his sixteenth birthday! I have never had any major problems with it and nor have I heard of any. The sights are obviously not the best for a 10-12 metre range rifle like the Meteor, so I would recommend buying a telescopic scope. The gun is quite light and when fired it gives off satisfying recoil but not enough to... (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008
I hunted rabbits with a MK2 BSA in the early 1970s it was a great gun and as a you lad we had good sport with longtails i now have a MK1 which i have just bought and needs a refurb. I also shoot wit a Webley Axsor at 30Llbs and a Ruger stinless .22 rimfire. A great airgun for a young shooter hunting rabbits and rats. Not many bad points, all good memories. (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2008
Everything is good :), the BSA Meteor is one of the best air rifles i have had for that range of price. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by Tommy gun (1 review written)
I have 2 BSA Meteors, one is a mk 1, and one is a mk 6.
They are both great guns and for its age and the fact that nothing has been changed the mk 1 has still got what it takes for 15m target shooting.
I use the iron sights for the mk 6 and use it for rabbiting and am able to get a head shot from 20m, 95% of the time. For target shooting I get grouping of 1.5 inch at 20m.
All in all i give the gun 10/10.
Great 1st gun for beginers or a 2nd gun if you want to upgrade but don't want to fork... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2008 by deadlydan125 (3 reviews written)
Good trusty acurate fairly powerful air rifle good for beginers and they are so good lookin (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2008 by tylerb9100 (1 review written)
My dad just got this gun from work of a freind for free!!!!!its like what 40 years old i have my own gun a .177, the meteor is .22 and its got a bit of chips on the stock and a slight bit of rust on the barrel my dads getting the stock sanded and re waterproofing and the barrel done and then were going shooting together =). (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2008
As user and owner of real rifles, I find that the Meteor really gives you that same feel of a .22 rifle which is brillliant for those who want to start shooting but cannot afford to do so regularly, like me when I was a teenager. It reminds me very much of my first gun, the Ruger .96. This is fantastic gun all round, mine is 30 years old and still working perfectly. All its had in that time is some oil and a regular clean! (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2008
Im sorta new to the air rifle scene meaning im only just buying my own gun i've fired the BSA meteor before and was highly impressed i would really recomend it but my question is how powerful is it because i cant seem to find out and sorry if i sound a bit annoying by appearing and not understanding that much but can you explain the 22. 177. whats the difference? so how powerful is it meaning like is it 12ft.lb or 9ft.lb what is it? (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2008
Like the gun alot i have it in .22 and its quite powerful, light weight and not to long (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2008 by shootemup (2 reviews written)
I think mine is a mark 3 or 4 - plastic sight bodies and end cover, wooden stock, no chequering. Its 30 years old this year!! Bought it for the present day equivalent of 8 litres of unleaded, thats 55 South African Rands. Recently fitted a new spring and seals and this transformed the rifle. I sense that the new spring is more powerful than the original which has caused a bit of a twang when its fired. It also seems as if the barrel may be slightly bent, but I have been able to zero the... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2008
I have a .22 meteor which was Xmas present in 1981. I recently dug it out of the loft to play with it again, but it needs a new spring and general refurb. The problem is I don't know where to find the parts. A local gunshop was totally unhelpful and uninterested in 'something that old'. Can anyone help. I live in Leics. (read more)