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★★★★★

“BSA Hornet .22 PCP”

Written on: 10/01/2014 by CaptC (1 review written)

This is the third PCP rifle I have had and its the best. Accuracy is phenomenal - Handling is a pleasure and the overall finish is excellent. I wish it was a multi shot but loading and cocking is very easy once you get used to the Hornet's ways. Using Crossman Premier's at the moment… Read Full Review

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“Well what can i say, i have owned a bsa hornet .177...”

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 shots… Read Full Review

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“Like most of BSA's air rifle lineup, the Hornet is a...”

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 as… Read Full Review

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“The BSA Hornet is a great airgun BSA airguns long...”

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 Full Review

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“I have owned a BSA Hornet for about 3 years and find...”

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 Full Review

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“I have owned a hornet for about 3 years and find...”

Written on: 12/06/2009 by verminhater (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“THe BSA Hornet has absolute great accuracy and very...”

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 Full Review

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“i am a pro hunter and live on a farm i get called in...”

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
no recoil
perfect for rabbits, pinions and all other vermin… Read Full Review

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“Writing to give my opinion because I disagree with...”

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 Full Review

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“Good at short and long range, very point a bull guna,...”

Written on: 31/12/2007

Good at short and long range, very point a bull guna, ideal for rabbits and peasant… Read Full Review

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“Very good kills at long distance using predator .22...”

Written on: 25/08/2007 by jimmyjackson (1 review written)

Very good kills at long distance using predator .22 plts could come standard with a bigger silencer… Read Full Review

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“Plastic hammer housing swelled up and jammed in its...”

Written on: 10/04/2007 by gazzlerazzle (1 review written)

Plastic hammer housing swelled up and jammed in its cylinder… Read Full Review

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“The BSA Hornet is great for poping bunnies at 40 yards...”

Written on: 16/11/2006 by lewismac1 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“This BSA Hornet gun is very quiet and very accurate. I...”

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 Full Review

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“I'm really happy some of you guys are enjoying your...”

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.

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Mcmadkat's Response to 045madmatt's Review

Written on: 17/11/2007

I have to say that I would not really call that a review, more just you opinion. You also seem to have trouble with them, perhaps you are doing something incorrectly? I have heard of almost no problems with Hornets so far, so I am curious why you are breaking them. All the best.

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★★★★★

“I bought the BSA Hornet after a Superstar (read...”

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 Full Review

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“I bought the BSA Hornet could not wait to go hunting...”

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 bad… Read Full Review

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“I love my BSA Hornet it's extremly accurate and easy...”

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 Full Review

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“The BSA Hornet rifle has got to one of the best I have...”

Written on: 28/11/2005 by rabbithunter (1 review written)

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 elliminated… Read Full Review

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Hornetb's Response to 218820_rabbithunter's Review

Written on: 01/03/2006

If your worried about the noise when loading, catch the loading probe with your thumb rather than letting it fly back at full speed. Use your index finger to release the probe and catch the loading probe as it springs back with your thumb. Doesn't come any easier than this.

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“Had the .177 BSA Hornet carbine for about 8 weeks...”

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 Full Review

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