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Question bsa

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mike69, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. mike69

    mike69 Active Member

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    hi again

    can i ask you opinion on a bsa lightning xl tactical .177 as a rabbit gun

    thanks in advance
     
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    tommy gun Posting Addict

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    will do the job no bother use mine more than i do my pcp but it is a 22
     
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    Run as far as you can :rolleyes:

    The rest of the guys will be along shortly to tell you why,get a new HW99S for cheaper and have a proper piece of German engineering :)
     
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    essex sniper Banned

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    The hw99 is ok if you can put up with the twaaaaaaaaàaaannnnñgggg I couldnt sold mine ...just didnt feel quality at all
     
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    Do a search mate, it's been slagged off many times in the past, in a nutshell it's a hateful, worthless,piece of inaccurate,inconstant misery!!! If however your into all that then go ahead......
     
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    meerkat1 Keyboard Hero

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    absolute rubbish
     
  7. The Robin

    The Robin Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I know somebody who hunts with a BSA lighting xl .177 and he takes lost of rabbits with it but it is the older made one and not one of the newer ones ;)

    Regarding cal .177, .20, 22, .25 and pcp v springer it's a bid debate so best to do a search :up:
     
  8. mattyts

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    Also,depends on what your doing with it. It makes a good club,what with the plastic stock,makes a satisfying thud upon impact,if you plan on shooting pellets out of it,buy something else ;)
     
  9. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    buy a catapult. I thought the lightning looks pretty decent. But I've never shot one.
     
  10. highland chief

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    here we go again, another lightning slag off, this is getting very boring:rolleyes:. if you can, get hold of one of those magnificent hw,s:rolleyes: then take a lightning out. you decide which gun is for you. simple as that.

    gus.
     
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    Never had a lightning but do have a hw 99 and this would take bunny's all day and the twang ain't there on this one.
     
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    cant seem to get my head around this one, so everyone and their granny is slating bsa lightnings, WHY do they sell so well??. if you get the all so great hw99 for around the same money?.

    any thoughts on this.

    cheers

    gus
     
  13. The Robin

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    I had a standard lighting when I got back into this sport and I loved it and shot well, it was a older one and never had any problems with it
     
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    Save a little more and buy an air arms or hw97 your money will be much better spent! I've had 2 xls one in .177 other in .22 lost half my money as had to almost give them away. Your money but be warned read the apology that someone has done in the forum lol regarding the XL.
     
  15. mattyts

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    Because people returning to the sport associate BSA with quality british made springers from their childhood when the reality is they are cheap,made abroad and lacking in QC while been hugely overpriced.

    Don't forget not all new comers come and visit forums like this,instead they visit gun shops who seem to want to push expensive springers onto the new comers.

    I have never shot a brummie made one and won't give my opinion on one as it's not my place but I have shot plenty of spanish made ones and I've never shot one that would rival my £100 hatsan,certainly never found one that's as good as a HW99.
     
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    As said above really, they are a bad design made badly and that's about it!! If you knew nothing about rifles and wandered into some rfd's with x amount of money for a rifle then your easy game for a dusted off bsa lightening....
     
  18. The Robin

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    Mine was a brummie one Matty, it was spot on. To be fair the trigger is not a record but it did the job, I've not used a new one but heard there not as good as the older brummie ones.
     
  19. highland chief

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    maybe I am just lucky with my brummie lightning, and the old life long quote, each to their own . I have shot numerous high end rifles and, some were great to shoot and others I did not like. I have also shot some hw99,s and they were very twangy. I don't have any problem now with my lightning and will continue to use it with great effect. but as always matty great info mate.

    cheers

    gus
     
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    As far as I know mate,all brummie made ones were as good as yours,I'm not slating the brummie ones as they seem excellent from what I've heard,built to the same standard as their PCPs in the BSA proof house,in Birmingham but the newer ones are made in Spain with sloppy tolerance and bad QC.
     

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