Written on: 07/05/2011
Well what can i say, i have owned a bsa hornet .177 for about 6 months now & let me say it has to be the best all round air rifle you could buy ! i have owned in the past various much more expensive rifles including a couple of daystate's & the hornet is a match for them all without spending a fortune, its very well made, easy to use, well ballanced & above all it's very accurate, if you can find a nice one at the right money, snap it up ! you won't regret it, you will get around 80-100... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2010 by ampmaestro (19 reviews written)
Like most of BSA's air rifle lineup, the Hornet is a very nice looking rifle with lovely woodwork. Not only is the woodwork good, and well finished, but the metalwork fits into it exceptionally well with no gaps or pressure points making it look unfinished, and the bluing is also immaculate. Visually, you wont get many rifles as a attractive as the Hornet, so for your dollars you are getting a very stunning looking piece of hardware.
How does it perform?? In a word, "excellent". Accuracy is... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2009 by kevin mc colgan (1 review written)
The BSA Hornet is a great airgun BSA airguns long established .I have two BSA hornet BSA superten very well made. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009
I have owned a BSA Hornet for about 3 years and find hitting a five pence piece at 20 yards no problem. I used a logan silencer for quietness but found the weinrauch a much better product. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009 by verminhater
I have owned a hornet for about 3 years and find hitting a five pence piece at 20 yards no problem.I had a logan silencer to start with but found the wienrauch version a much better product. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2009
THe BSA Hornet has absolute great accuracy and very good power. As I used to own a BSA ultra I found this only gave me 30-40 shots per charge, then i upgraded to the Hornet which gives me another 100 shots on top of that and also has more power as I charge it to 230 bar but my ultra could only take 190 bar. I would recommend a bsa to a starter shooter or maybe even the most experienced, as they are great guns, accurate and also are good value for money. shoot fun but safe (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2008
i am a pro hunter and live on a farm i get called in from all over but my secret to success is the bsa hornet the best gun i have ever uses. Very accurate
perfect for rabbits, pinions and all other vermin (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2008
Writing to give my opinion because I disagree with some of the comments I have read. I have owned a .22 hornet carbine for the last 4 years, it is very accurate with a healthy power output of 11.9ft lbs using air arms hunter. it places shot after shot through the same hole at 35 yds with no probs. I have had not one problem since the day I bought it. One thing I will say is that I don't recommend the bsa sas silencer, hope this helps you! (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2007
Good at short and long range, very point a bull guna, ideal for rabbits and peasant (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2007 by jimmyjackson
Very good kills at long distance using predator .22 plts could come standard with a bigger silencer. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2007 by gazzlerazzle (1 review written)
Plastic hammer housing swelled up and jammed in its cylinder (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2006 by lewismac1
The BSA Hornet is great for poping bunnies at 40 yards and can take down a pigeon no bother. I was surprised with the power in the gun and is very good with the shots per charge i get nearly 200 shots with my .22. I find Acupell Domeheads are most effective with quarry i hope this info. helps. (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2006 by stinger (1 review written)
This BSA Hornet gun is very quiet and very accurate. I have run a lot of pellets through it and Crosman Preimer is the most accurate. It is quite deadly on the grey squirrel here in the USA. I have the multi-shot. For hunting it's the best way to go. One hole groups are common at 30 yards. Hope this helps. (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2006 by 045madmatt (4 reviews written)
I'm really happy some of you guys are enjoying your BSA Hornets, but make the most of them as when they go wrong, they are a total nightmare. I loved my Hornets when they were running fine but the first one packed up after 2 days and the second one packed up after 3 weeks, so I opted to have it repaired and had it totally striped and replace various seals and then tuned it for optimum performance. Then bugger me, that went wrong the same day I got it back, within 30 shots.
The only thing I... (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2006 by stormy (2 reviews written)
I bought the BSA Hornet after a Superstar (read previous report on that one) .22 cal, running H+N field target trophys at about 11.25ftlbs.
Amazing accuracy, single holers at 35 yards, and inch groups at 60! It has accounted for many rabbits and ferals, and has fired about 9000 shots with no problems so far. Precharged def the way to go, and BSA do it so well.....wish they made a .25 in this model! (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2006 by multishot (1 review written)
I bought the BSA Hornet could not wait to go hunting with it . Fired 30 shots off then air started hissing through barrel. Sent it back to BSA they fitted a new regulator. Got it back regulator is working fine but pellet groups very poor(shots scatterd over target). When I looked the barrel was slack(they had left the breech screws slack. Phoned BSA back again they told me how to take the gun to bits to get to the screws. What!! I've hardly had the gun forlong. Got screws tigntend, still... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2005 by john pierre (1 review written)
I love my BSA Hornet it's extremly accurate and easy to load. no hassle pumping it up or setting the sites to the guns full potential! (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2005 by rabbithunter
The BSA Hornet rifle has got to one of the best I have owned. At first with the free floating barrel I was a bit over protective, (in other words covering it with cotton wool as to say). But it is very durable as I found.
Zero this gun in at 30 yards, you will not miss a target from 15-45 yards.
The only complaint I have is the cocking of the next round of pellet.
A flick of the thumb to load the next round automatically,great. But the sound of metal on metal could surely have been... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2005 by phill2324 (1 review written)
Had the .177 BSA Hornet carbine for about 8 weeks now,superb pcp for the price, very accurate,very reliable,enough air on a full charge to go hunting with,powerful ,put gun through chrono using Accupell showing 11.3ft lbs. At the gun club I use the 35 yard range hitting 1/2 inch targets- 9/10 the only time I miss is down to me not the gun. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2005 by THE REAL YODA (1 review written)
Well what can I say, I purchased the .177 BSA Hornet K after two months of research, it was a toss up between the s400 and hornet and the hornet won.
And boy what an air rifle.
The main features I liked were the decocking feature. (hold down the cocking trigger then pull the trigger and release the cocking trigger slowly while holding down the trigger and the rifle is decocked) simple, the free floating barrel works a dream landing pellet after pellet on top of each other.
I've tried about... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2005 by HornetB (1 review written)
Well, I've had my BSA Hornet for several weeks now and I'm most impressed so far. Mine is a single shot .22 rifle length FAC shooting at about 28ftp w/JSB Exacts. It took me a while before I finally made the decision on which rifle to buy but I have no regrets with choosing the hornet.
I was a bit nervous at first because of the lower purchase price when compared to other PCP's but now that I have used it for a while I have no concerns, it shoots as good as any other PCP, lets just hope... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2005 by NTG (3 reviews written)
My BSA Hornet is a 177-rifle length with a Swift 6-18x44 scope, B-square mounts and factory installed SAS moderator. This is my first PCP gun and I am very happy with it. It will put pellet on pellet at 25 to 30 yards. I have a BSA Lightning and shot some groups of three from 45 yards with both guns no scope elevation changes from my zero of 35 yards. The lightning had about a 1/2 inch drop with a 1 inch group and the Hornet had a 1 inch drop with a about 1/2 inch group. I use a FX hand pump... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2004 by urabus (1 review written)
I've got the longer rifle version of the BSA Hornet. It's only about 2.5" or so longer than the K, and after a few months of ownership/field use, personally I don't think the handling/printability is in anyway compromised. It's also capable of 20+ more shots; all in all, I'm very happy with the purchase. I've got a 10l 300bar bottle, so charging is really as easy as pie. I've found the balance to be pretty much spot on, and I feel that it's more important than the actual weight of the rifle.... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2004 by kirisute (1 review written)
Having been the proud owner of a BSA hornett for a few months now im happy to say my first few steps into the world of PCP rifles has been nothing short of a pleasure!
I changed to a Hornett from a BSA lightning and expected good things..having fiddled with a friends s400 to get the feel of pcp...but when I took my Hornett out into the field I was not prepeared for the awesome feel and handling of this beautiful piece of kit!
Loading the gun is simple..flick the release catch and the... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2004 by jamesf355 (3 reviews written)
I recently took delivery of a BSA Hornet single shot after trading in my Air Arms S200. Nothing I thought could beat the S200 for accuracy, but I was wrong, very wrong!! So just how good is BSA's new PCP? The rifle now comes in three versions. Hornet Rifle, Carbine and multishot carbine. I opted for the single shot carbine. Loading is a doddle. Flick of a switch, push a pellet in to the breech and push the cocking mechanism under the end of the cylinder which I think is a piece of ingenious... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2004 by gazo22 (1 review written)
I have had my Hornet for around 9 months now and must say its a cracking little rifle.
You may say I am bias
As I am sponsered by BSA with a .177 Hornet K for HFT (Hunter Field Target) I have mounted a 10 x 42 sniper scope on it and it's performing well in HFT at present I stand in 6th place overall in the UK HFT league.
So I think the gun speaks for its self
The gun has not given me any problems at all and is a standard gun of the shelf with the only adjustment made to the tigger for HFT... (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2004 by Brad73 (2 reviews written)
I bought the BSA Hornet after a lot of thinking. It had some very good reviews, & the safety features the rifle boasts are very attractive. However, problems started almost immeadiately. Within forty pellets after zeroing, the groups had gone from 1" at 25 yards to 8" at 25 yards. On the forty first shot, the breech jammed closed. Off to BSA the fifle went. On it's return, it arrived with no new paperwork, no test certificate, no letter - nothing. Forty shots later, I now have the... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2004 by billbo t (1 review written)
I've bought my BSA Hornet second hand and can not understand why my mate wanted to sell this exquisite piece of British engineering for such a low price (maybe he was just helping me out). The loading is brilliant (single shot) and the cocking mechanism is as smooth and easy as anything I have come across. Went shooting at the weekend and, after adjusting for windage in gale force winds, was still putting some 10mm groups together. The balance and feel of the hornet has to be experienced to... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2004 by ninjazx6guy (2 reviews written)
I have just sold my air arms s400 to buy the BSA hornet !!!!! Thats says somthing in itself !!! I bought my hornet about a week ago, and couln't wait to try it and zero it in, its zeroed at 30 yards , and I just know where the pellet is going as I shoot, I tried it with lazapell, but it shoots so much batter with lazerdomes, so it is a bit pellet fussy. I will have to try other pellets to see if they're any better, but so far its great, hitting a 20 pence every time so far at 40 yards and... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2004 by Rabbit stopper (1 review written)
I've had no bad experiences to date, after owning from new in May 1993. Why pay more when this will cater for all your needs of a single shot PCP. Many Rabbits in the larder! (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2003 by chancer99 (1 review written)
I bought this rifle in .22 calibre in December 2003 with the intention of teaching my son to shoot and to use as a backup for my Air Arms S410. For a regulated PCP rifle, it appeared to be superb value for money at £310 (gun only).
First impressions, straight out of the box, were very good. The stock is beech, finished in an attractive walnut stain. This example was particularly well finished with excellent chequering. The rifle was purchased with a BSA SAS silencer.
Fitted with a Hawke... (read more)
Written on: 20/11/2003 by Nocturnal (1 review written)
I was really looking forward to owning a BSA Hornet, it is a good looking rifle with a lovely balance and I love the loading mechanism BUT I had 3 of these in a 2 week period due to faulty regulators.
The first one was doing 3ft lbs, the second 7ft lbs and the third was doing 10ft lbs.
The finish on the stock is awful with very poor chequering even compared to some cheap Chinese rifles!
The cocking system is well designed but just too far forwrd for my liking and you have to move positon... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2003 by chopper (1 review written)
The rrp on this gun is £350 but I got mine from a local gun shop brand new for £285 dont pay more or your being conned. (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2003 by Shaggy (3 reviews written)
Sting or Not to Sting Hornet is the Question
I took delivery of a .22 BSA Hornet Air Rifle a few days ago.
Honestly, first impressions were it looked like a well built rifle, solid & comfortable.
I know that inside the Hornet there are some bit's that migrated over from the Super 10's key components, the regulator & the crown from the barrel, but I couldn't help wondering if the action & block was originally based on the Super10 also?
As an S10 Owner, the lines on the action looked... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2003 by Sn1per63 (4 reviews written)
I am very happy with my Hornet and wouldn't change it for anything. My first pre-charged air gun. More than happy with the accuracy and handling. (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2003 by sammy.
This gun is the best gun i have ever had. It is also a lightweight so it is great for accuracy. This gun is also very cheap so the bsa hornet is not a bargain its a steal! (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2003 by Danny.
After the third repair in TWO WEEKS, i`ve given the Hornet the elbow. Started with a faulty regulator, BSA fitted a new one. Gun went wrong again, John Bowkett himself (the reg designer)stripped gun down, no fault found, so he said, this after BSA had witnessed fault, gun was fine then until pellet loading probe jammed, that was it for me, opting for another pre charge. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2003 by bully.
I am on my second BSA Hornet within nine days. I took second hornet back to BSA as it was not working properly, BSA confirmed that the regulator was faulty. Got it home and after 20 shots, gun packed up again. Inow have to take the gun back to BSA and this time they can keep it, i want my money back. BEWARE folks, this gun is a load of rubbish,i`ve always been a big BSA fan,i have seven of their springers but the Hornet is a miss.I will never but another pre charge,i`ll stick to springers... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2003 by bully.
Second new Hornet in one week, second one already been repaired, now packed up after 20 shots, this gun is a nightmare, please think very carefully about buying this gun, it`s a lemon. I now have to battle to get my £330 + £120 back for the gun and bottle, gunshop (G.Bates, Birmingham UK) don`t want to know, very nice when they sold me the gun though. I don`t want other people to go through the hastle i`ve had, if you want to contact me, here is my email add firstname.lastname@example.org (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2003 by Bully.
This is my first pre charged gun,always had springers. The Hornet is just superb, i cannot believe how this rifle handles. The trigger is a dream and it is seriously accurate (I used Crosman Accupels). I fitted the Logan silencer and you can hardly hear the rifle when it fires and NO recoil whatsoever,it`s kinda strange. Apart from loading the pellet under the scope(you get used to it after a little while), the Hornet has a very clever cocking system,after loading the pellet, the gun is... (read more)