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“BSA Mercury since I was 12”

Written on: 03/06/2014 by Devine176 (1 review written)

Me too owned since 12 and now 50 Only had to change the spring once Still a great powerful rifle and very accurate My boys also think it is the best looking air rifle I own … Read Full Review

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“paid 70 quid in 1985”

Written on: 28/03/2014 by bunybagger (1 review written)

i bought this as a bunny buster because creeping up on rabbits with a shotgun once you have shot one everything for miles clears off, i havent used any of the modern air rifles as i dont need to, bunnys upto 50 yrds are killed cleanly , i can hit anything anyone else can hit and it never plays me up , i have a silencer on it and it does take down the loud "pong" noise and a rubber but pad deals with recoil , i did file down the trigger sear and this makes it very definite pull… Read Full Review

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“I hit every thing I ame at it is beasted”

Written on: 07/11/2013

I hit every thing I ame at it is beasted… Read Full Review

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“ Mercury ”

Written on: 20/10/2013

After using PCP guns, my last one was a HW100 so i suppose i looked down on the old springer. Then i sold my HW100 thinking i would not shoot again, stupid really, as i don't think i will ever give up entirely. Anyway, i needed a gun again but had a small budget which meant pcp's were not on the shopping list. Then i was given an old springer still in its bag, not even knowing what it was. When i finally had a look, i realized what great condition the stock and even the bluing on the metal work… Read Full Review

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“I have had my BSA mercury since I was 12 I am now 50...”

Written on: 15/10/2010

I have had my BSA mercury since I was 12 I am now 50 and it still serves me well. Last year I striped it down and fitted a full Chambers delux kit and now its smooth and powerfull ( just under the legal limit at 11.8 lbs ) I only shoot Targets or Rats and its supurb at both I own two other guns which were far more expencive Wierauch wh100 and an Air arms prosport and it is not far behind them for acuracy although these guns are also supurb i dought they will be performing as well as the BSA… Read Full Review

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“i was given a bsa mercery by a mate who i go rattin...”

Written on: 05/06/2010

i was given a bsa mercery by a mate who i go rattin with cause i couldnt find a grouping and belive me that gun would give me many many more years service and it will be one gun that will be in my gun cabint for many more years. i would recomend it to anyone if your thinking about buying a gun get a bsa mercery after 1 shot you will fall in love with it… Read Full Review

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“I have "A" Mercury air rifle dont know what mk it is...”

Written on: 30/03/2010

I have "A" Mercury air rifle dont know what mk it is and trying to find out!
This gun in it's day was one of the most useable guns for hunting.
I started off using this gun and have gradually progressed to the smk308s.
I still have the mercury but need to find parts for it.
The cocking lever and the main piston as both are worn!
If anyone can help contact cirmet_uk@yahoo.co.uk
thanks… Read Full Review

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“Had the gun given to me because the man who had it...”

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

Had the gun given to me because the man who had it didn't use it much no more and have found that it is quite a powerful gun, I was wondering whether to buy a new pneumatic gun for the better accuracy because there is less recoil but looking at other reviews I think that I will stick with my bsa mercury for a few years now… Read Full Review

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“This gun is one of the best spring rifles i've ever...”

Written on: 22/02/2009 by mofo5 (1 review written)

This gun is one of the best spring rifles i've ever shot. After having my BSA Mercury for over 25 years i have never had to change any conponents, and it still fires at full power. Great at long range, superb at hunting in fact i have managed to kill 2 rabbits with one shot. ACCURATE RIFLE GOOD ALL ROUND… Read Full Review

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“I like it its light good looking accurate and easy to...”

Written on: 21/09/2008 by shazzar (1 review written)

I like it its light good looking accurate and easy to load . Where I shoot I have to do lots of walking and it's good for that. Mines .177 and it's kills fine considering how old it is. the only downer is that it has no safety. Its consistently accurate, it's light and handles well, mines .177 and kills rabbits no problem… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Light weight and easy to use, the bsa mercury is a...”

Written on: 13/08/2008

Light weight and easy to use, the bsa mercury is a good gun but im in to mind weather to keep it or get a new co2 for the better acuracy and they have less recoil… Read Full Review

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“This gun is a great first n for somebody starting...”

Written on: 05/08/2008 by lineyzzz (1 review written)

This gun is a great first n for somebody starting shooting and briliant for a youngster to start as it is quite light and with a good scope is very accurate… Read Full Review

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“This gun is very good for hunting, especially rabbits....”

Written on: 20/07/2008 by deathcyclone (1 review written)

This gun is very good for hunting, especially rabbits. Not much recoil on firing… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“My rifle is very accurate with a pencil scope on for...”

Written on: 18/07/2008

My rifle is very accurate with a pencil scope on for short range good for killing rabbits and birds as it has a oxe bow spring… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Its a great little rifle for shooting rabbits but my...”

Written on: 31/03/2008

Its a great little rifle for shooting rabbits but my advice is buy a silencer and better scope. The BSA Mercury is light and easy to maneuver with. The bad points are that its a single stage trigger and not as powerful as some other rifles on the market… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“An excellent classic gun. This BSA Mercury is a good,...”

Written on: 15/12/2007

An excellent classic gun. This BSA Mercury is a good, very strong gun. It has a well made stock and butt. It handles well and is accurate… Read Full Review

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“I have had three other air guns but have always gone...”

Written on: 29/09/2007 by andyrat (1 review written)

I have had three other air guns but have always gone back to my BSA Mercury… Read Full Review

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“Having been away from plinking and target shooting for...”

Written on: 06/05/2007 by Belatucadrus (21 reviews written)

Having been away from plinking and target shooting for some years, I've picked it up again. And with a new breech seal and some TLC, the old BSA Mercury MK1 (late model) is reminding me why it's such fun.

I've been cruising the shops and websites looking for something that could be regarded as an upgrade, and it's very clear I'll have to part with mucho dinero to improve on the Mercury. It's accurate, nice looking, tough as old boots and there's no way I'm parting with it, even if I do go for… Read Full Review

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“Not long ago I owned a BSA Mercury in .22 - it was...”

Written on: 04/05/2007 by Cognition (90 reviews written)

Not long ago I owned a BSA Mercury in .22 - it was pretty good considering that (apparently) it'd been around in the family since the 70's.

I was given this rifle, and it was my first - I'd never had anything like it previously. Since I wasn't exactly into shooting at the time, my Mercury stayed unused for a year or two before I decided to pick it up and have a go in the back garden.

First impressions were good - accuracy was very impressive (although I had nothing to compare it with) and… Read Full Review

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“The BSA Mercury, the break barrel version of the Air...”

Written on: 29/01/2007 by renoir (3 reviews written)

The BSA Mercury, the break barrel version of the Air Sporter, was my first air rifle and I still own and shoot with it regularly some 25 years later. It's one tough piece of kit - it has stood up to all manner of abuse and still delivers the same amount of punch as it did when it was new.

Just lately I stripped the rifle down (first time ever) and cleaned / lubed the moving parts wth the correct lubricants. Found very little wear to the piston and seals despite the 50,000 or so shots it's… Read Full Review

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to renoir's Review

Written on: 30/01/2007

Great review, very helpful info. Many thanks

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457693_Nasehrkhan's Response to renoir's Review

Written on: 02/05/2009

i own a bsa mercury .177. i lost the rearsight and my original spring broke!!! :( I have also been having trouble finding spares to service this air rifle...it was very powerful...i used to make single pellet kills on pesty vervet monkeys here in south africa....the bsa mercury is a fine airgun, easy to handle and very light. smooth lines and very sturdy. it has the screw in reciever that holds the spring onto the piston tube!!!<br/><br/>mine has a steel piston with a single o-ring and very simple setup with the internals. this air rifle is on par with high quality. apart from the rear sight and broken spring, the gun looks immaculate.<br/><br/>and another thing i forgot to mention, the breech seal is also now brittle and cracked. if anyone out there can tell me where i can find a complete tune kit for this rifle, i will greatly appreciate it.<br/><br/>safe shooting!!<br/>nasehr khan<br/>south africa<br/><br/>

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Keith10284's Response to renoir's Review

Written on: 03/09/2008

I found this review helpful because I am currently revamping a BSA Mercury and it is handy to know what sort of performance I can expect from it when it is back to full standard.

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Renoir's Response to renoir's Review

Written on: 06/02/2007

Just chrono&#039;d the Mercury with AA Field pellets (16 grains) - result: 2 FPS variation over 5 shots (average 498.5 FPS) for a total kinetic energy of 8.83 Ft/LBs .
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<br/>Or in other words, 500 feet per second and 9 foot pounds muzzle velocity.
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<br/>That&#039;s one consistent rifle, typical of BSA, plus the power&#039;s just about where it would have been when new, not to mention unbelievable for such an old, fairly abused air rifle on original-but-cleaned-up parts.
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<br/>For all those &#039;maximum power&#039; freaks out there, consider this...
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<br/>To reach the UK legal limit (12 Ft/LBs) using this particular 16 grain pellet, you could use only another 80 feet per second velocity (about twice as fast as an olympic sprinter doing the 100 Meters). When you consider the pellet&#039;s already speeding its way along at just over 150 meters per second, it&#039;s not going to make much difference to your target at 30 meters away is it?
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<br/>I promise you - the BSA Mercury is a stonking air rifle so go and get one!

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