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BSA Ultra SE or Scorpion SE?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Mince, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Mince

    Mince Member

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    I'm looking to bag myself a PCP and these two guns look like winners, they are in my price range and have decent reviews yet which one is a all around better gun in your opinion? And what calibre should i go for if i were to buy the rifle does it make much difference? (I'm a egar quarry shooter)
    Any help would be appreciated
    Cheers Mat
     
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    Id go for the scorpion for the higher shot count ...There basically the same gun...im a hunter and use .177 but its what you prefer ...try the airgun centre atb
     
  3. stevemandm

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    hi mat, nice choice of rifles - both basically the same rifle, but the scorpion has a 75mm longer barrel and a longer air cylinder, resulting in a bigger shotcount, and slightly heavier. both are as accurate as each other.
    whichever you get, i personally would choose .177.
     
  4. Mince

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    So the scorpion is the prefered gun due to its longer barrel and larger air cylinder resulting in a higher shot count, just to make sure, you can re-charge it with the stirrup pump yes?
    Cheers guys
    Mat
     
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    Yes mate you can
     
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    I've had both and they are both great in their own right,
    I've ended up sticking with an ultra because I mainly use my air rifle for ratting at the moment and I find I can stay steady for longer with the smaller ultra.

    Being honest you can't go wrong with either :)
     
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    my ultra .22 with rws superfields = success in the field, it hits like a hammer and more than enough shots enjoy :up:
     
  8. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    The\my ultra is a superb little rifle and punches well above its weight.

    I would get both, the ultra in .22 and the scorpion in .177:D
     
  9. Mince

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    Cheers for the advice, at the moment i have a aa tx200hc and it is just too heavy (it's a great gun though). What do you think is a reasonable asking price for a BSA scorpion SE?
    Mat
     
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    If only I had the money mate, would be top of the priority list haha
     
  11. stevemandm

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    personally, i prefer the compactness of the ultra over the scorpion, trouble with the scorpion, is that with this money, its in the air arms s400 territory .....
    best to shoulder them both, one will appeal a bit more than the other.
    heres ours, just to whet your appetite, and to show you what can be done with a little imagination and a bit of skill http://www.airgunforum.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/173524-THE-ULTIMATE-ULTRA
     
  12. Mince

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    Steve that is one good looking rifle, like it alot. My step dad has a ultra, such a good bit of kit. Love what's been done to it though.
    Mat
     
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    I would go with the Ultra just becuase it's compact,shot count wouldn't matter much if your hunting but the shot count is still pretty good anyway and now the Ultras have bolts.
     
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    I sold a .22 Scorp se that had been "JB" blueprinted for £350 in Beech
     
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    I like the ultra's for there shortness, but bought a scorpion for the higher shot count...had it nearly a year and it's done hunting , hft and ft duties with no problems whatsoever:D...cracking rifles..here's mine to tempt you:up:
     

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    :eek: How much do you want for it ;) haha
     
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    Haha....I wouldn't sell, as I love it...I've owned an s400.. Ev2mk4, hammerli ar20ft...but I always come back to use my Scorptastic !!
     
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    what lee means, is that he wouldnt sell it as his wife would use his danglies as target practice for her rolling pin ! :eek:
     
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    Lmao so true Steve..it was my 46thbirthday pressie after all....but I really do love shooting it, it handles so well, comes to shoulder good...the Bolas bolt is pure class !! Need I go on lol
     
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    not forgetting the mattyts butt pad spacer ! ;)
     

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