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BSA Lightning XL...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by sharpshooterpete, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. sharpshooterpete

    sharpshooterpete Donator

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    anyone got or used one before? im getting one for my uncle for his birthday.

    just want to see what everyone thinks about them.

    pete.
     
  2. Nicksi

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    Yup, I've got the tactical version in .22.

    Love;
    The stock, I'm none too careful with them so the robustness works well for me.
    The Power, punches holes through cat food tins (in and out the other side) at 40yds
    The build quality, had mine a year now and it's still as solid as the day I got it.

    If I could change anything;
    Not mega sold on the new silencer - I get crows / rooks / jackdaws getting airbourne as the pellet hits them so they obviously hear it - probably .177 would solve this as it would get there quicker!

    Mines a bit twangy too.

    However all in all a good buy, I expect it still be working fine in 20 years time!
     
  3. andyhawkx3

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    Me shooting buddy's got one in, .177 l scoped it in for him as, he told me he didn't have a clue, l was very impressed by it.:up::D
     
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    in theory .22 should be quieter, i'm not dooing my regular .22 bias here but .22 springs arent as powerful as .177 springs as it takes less effort to get it down the barel. so a .22 spring should make less of a noise.
     
  5. Nicksi

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    Makes sense to me - my corvids are well spooky mind, I've got a sitty tree 40 yds from the kitchen window, had 15 assorted crows, rooks and jakes from it over the past couple of months, now i can't even open the kitchen window without them spooking! That's if they even land in it in the first place.
    I feel vindicated though as they were pinching all the corn off the chickens every morning. I like to think of it as a 'UN no crow zone'. The Blackbirds and Robins seem chuffed to have the tree back too.
     
  6. andyhawkx3

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    Try putting a rabbit corpse, near to the tree, with the guts hanging out....if one comes they'll all come in:up:
     
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    The action of the Lightning XL is the same as the standard Lightning, so the actual gun will be the same. You're paying more money for the fitted silencer and nicer stock.

    I've a BSA with the same action (Supersport) and it was pretty good until it lost power without explanation, good gun though.
     
  8. Rockabilly

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    i had a xl for a short while , nice and light but a bit twangy,
    it was .177 and was a bit lively , also it has a different internal set up than the supersport
     
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    Didn't know this, I heard they were the same :confused:
     
  10. sharpshooterpete

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    thanks for all the feedback guys, much appreciated.
     
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    I don't think there's an airgun silencer made that will eliminate all the noise from a springer. Remember you've not only got the muzzle report to deal with but also the sound of the action when you pull the trigger.

    Considering that all sub 12ft/lb airguns have subsonic velocity, sound will alway reach the target before the pellet!
     
  12. EX Mod Cog

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    The noise coming from the action of a springer is almost nothing when you hear it third-person, I wouldn't worry about that at all.
     
  13. simply james

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    ive shot my shooting partners a few times,really like the feel of the gun and very accurate.
     
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    I guess you don't like them very much :D

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  15. Rockabilly

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    hey dont count the xl out their a fine gun.
     
  16. andyhawkx3

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    Yes, Ron l like shooting my mates so much, l may get one for myself...he (my shooting buddy) cant get his head round, the fact l have my fac s410, and l like shooting his xl springer:D
     
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    i enjoyed shooting my mates,but ive already got 2 fine springers,if i hadnt id buy the xl its a good gun and for the money its a good deal.
     
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    Sorry wasn't commenting on the gun, just being silly. Just that to me

    and

    sounds like he shoots pellets at his friends rather than borrows their guns.

    Don't mind me, just being silly.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  19. a1gunner

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    some people here are a bit slow:p
     
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    going to buy it for him this week, may have to get myself a new toy while im there aswell.
     

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