Written on: 28/12/2012 by geko
just bought a relum tornado for £40 off of my dads friend i have been shooting for almost 2 years now with my first gun being a BSA METEOR MK6. Back to the tornado all the metal is clean and it is mechanicly sound i have 7 air weapons now, a webley and scott mark 1 pistol .177, and italian gun toys air pistol .177, a tanfoglio witness 1911 co2 pistol .177, a BSA mercury .22, and a BSA metor .177, and a BSA metor .22 both mark 6s, and now a relum tornado. i havent got round to mounting a... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2012 by geo22
I had a lovely time with my relum tornados all three of them,iused them for many uses,rabbit control ,hares, rats,and plenty of baby crows at branching time in may ,i dropped dozzens of baby crows with my trusty tornados,i never had any problems with them,they never let me dowm once very accurate,never needed telescopic sights as there own sights were perfect,never had any problems with the twin springs,they may have been basic but,a great old air rifle,i also had the tele 200 relums other... (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2012 by Teal
I have a collection of around 7 or 8 Springers, by far my favourite is the Tornado Made in Hungary in 69. My lads plumb for the Airsporter, Mercury or Vulcan but i cant resist putting them in their place with this superb old rifle. I will swap the double spring for an Ox Spring when the time comes but so far it has been without a problem. Just started my Grandson on a Diana Mod 22 the Tornado is 33 years his senior and hopefuly still spitting pellets out when the time comes for him to upgrade. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2012 by Kimm742 (59 reviews written)
A family friend mentioned that he'd found an old air rifle rusting away at the back of his dad's garage, so I said I'd have a look at it. A couple of days later he came round holding a lump of almost black wood with orange metal on top. Despite the corrosion it was instantly recognisable as a Tornado, a Hungarian gun made around the 1960s- 1970s. Whereas it's rival the Airsporter (also an underlever)was beautiful and graceful, the Tornado by comparison looked like the back axle of a car. And... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2011 by kingtobias (5 reviews written)
I picked this gun up for £40 WITH AN ORIGINAL 7 4 X 20 SCOPE with a few scuffs. I sanded the stock down and waxewd it up and its a beautiful piece of blonde beech. I cannot understand why the stock is cut so short and ugly, had it curved to a small end like the air sporter or a diana model 50 it would be purely lovely to look at. What is exposed however is a very well built and secure piece of engineering with nuts and bolts that look like they're last forever. It cocks smoothly but sound... (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2011 by Peter May (18 reviews written)
I started shooting as a kid with a BSA Cadet Major .177, the iron sights were spot on, as an adult I graduated to a 12G for pigeon & clay shooting. A mate lent me his modern .22 jobbie with a scope & I got the bug again then out of the blue I met a guy by chance who had a Relum Tornado propped against his spare bedroom wall, it was in a sorry state so I got it at a very reasonable price & all I new about it was it had been in Hungary as it was stamped on the side. A bit of research on the... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2010
had one when i was ten big fight between tornado and air sporter went with tornado meteor was considerd akids gun although still a child my self.where is achilds freedom any more (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2010
Recently refurbished my Relum Tornado, I mounted a decent 4x32 scope and cleaned it up. However after reading the other reviews I see people have been replacing the main spring. Mines firing off fine at the moment, not sure of the fps but feel pretty strong. But would changing the spring increase the overall power? And is it relatively straight forward?
Cheers (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010
My Relum Torndao was bought 35 years ago.
Been kept in it's case and still looks 'mint'
Orginal 'standard' scope was rep;aced with something better.
Not fired more than 50 pellets in last 10 years .........
Is there any 2nd market/value in these - it's not used so happliy sell it. (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2009
Had my Relum Tornado for 40 years extremely powerfull well cleaned & still has not fired more than 600 .22 pellets has a stamped reg no 24374 on side of barrel (still got the original webbley scott pellet tin - fitted a Nikko Stirling Mountie nitrogen filled telescopic lens to it - must be worth a bit ?? great for target shooting with scope (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009 by Kathmandu
Owned My Relum Tornado .22 for over 16yrs now. My brother made it up for me when he was working at a gun shop as a gun smith and it cost me $10 flat. Best investment I ever made. Sadly though after all these years the barrel has started to crack away from the action, it still fires ( a Little off) but it now has to be retired. Maybe not the most powerful air-rifle on the market but reliable as hell and needed little to no maintenance. If you can get your hands on one I would do yourself a... (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2009
Although the Relum Tornado is not a super powerful rifle, I have found it to have consistent accuracy which more than compensates for the lack in psi. Its weight is such that it feels well balanced and comfortable to use. If not abused or neglected, there is no reason why many years of faithful service cannot be enjoyed by anybody lucky enough to own one of these "Classic" examples. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008 by koffmanstarter (1 review written)
I used my Relum Tornado for about two years, firing about 500 to 1000 shots per week. My mate had a selection of guns, ranging from a Haenal, thru ASI Sniper to an Airsporter. The tornado was more powerfull than any of them, with a new sping. It put a hole right through both sides of my dads shed at fifteen yards, but that was only possible on the first couple of shots, because then the springs (2 off) started breaking up. Sad but true. I loved it though. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2008
This gun must be quite old my dad got given it after his friend found it in his loft the barrel is slightly rusted but that's all thes wrong. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2008 by jack0358 (1 review written)
My first air rifle was a relum tornado i have been using it for pest control at a golf course it is extremely accurate and powerful i have had a new mainspring put on it. i would highly recomend it as a first time air rifle (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2008 by jordank
I really like this gun it is very powerful when kept in good condition (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2008
Refurbed my 30yr + rifle with an OX spring, lightened piston assembly, re-polished bore. Had to braze the scope rails on bue to the power of the OX spring and fit additional scope stop mounts front and rear. Adjusted the trigger latch to enable the trigger to unlatch without being squeezed too hard.
A lot of people write off this rifle.... a bad workman blames his tools! (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2007 by jhracing
A good all round rifle, use the twin main spring for best results, i replaced the main spring with a OX spring its to heavy and dose do damage to the rifle as i found the piston was smashed to bits and you need 2 hands to cock the gun, i have now got it all sorted as parts are hard to come by, the power is over 12lbs ft and 650+ ft ps, this gun was handed down to me from my dad, it still looks like new and well looked after and I will keep it that way as well.. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2007 by gregtheman (1 review written)
I would be great to start with as a first rifle, very powerful, .22 hunting capable great all round air rifle. (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2004 by BomBom101
My dad just handed down his best air rifle a Relum Tornado. Its light, strong, a bit rusty here and there (after all its 30 years old) but a good genuine Hungarian rifle. Its lost power, but when there we are going to fit a twin consentrick spring, so it`ll be whispaer quiet, however the stock is BEECH so it easyly scratches which is a bit of a shame. Over the chronos it produces 536fps with light pellets so its hunting capable. Overall a great rifle. (read more)
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