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Opinions on the BSA Ultra MMC

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Beachcomber, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Beachcomber

    Beachcomber Donator

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    Seen a BSA Ultra MMC single shot going for a good price and wondered what everyone thought of them? Never been near one myself so have no experience of them.

    So, what are they like? Anything to look out for?

    Cheers :up:
     
  2. Seamaster

    Seamaster Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I've had a few. Great guns in my opinion, if they're fitted with a Tench reg they are fantastic, 60 shots in .177 and around 80 in .22.
    The only problem I had with the MMC was when a bipod was fitted. It makes it awkward to press in the front bit.
    For the money, I think they are brilliant and as accurate as anything else at normal hunting ranges.

    Chris
     
  3. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Probe release switch can break, as can the probe if you do not catch it when you press the release switch. I tried to get on with MMC but really it is a pain in the posterior. A design by committee who hated shooting I think. It is like Marmite and I hate that crap as well! They are accurate, low shot count and fiddly MMC (which is about an inch and never as easy as the fecking video shows you) counts against them though. It was such a good design they droppped it for the SE which is a Scultra (Scorpion action with Ultra air tube and barrel).

    Oh and to fit the bipod and use MMC, put the bipod on back to front!
     
  4. tommy gun

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    you can get the new single se for £312 or multi for £440
     
  5. Beachcomber

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    Thanks for the replies - it was the MMC bit that made me wary.
    Any system that's tried and quickly retired is usually only done so for a reason!

    Also not keen on such a long barrel being totally unsupported - is this a valid point or just 'gut' feeling that it looks a little prone to knocks and bumps?

    With scope / silencer etc it's up for £250 so a good price I suppose.
     
  6. metalman

    metalman Big Poster

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    BSA barrels are amongst the strongest out there and do not require support
     
  7. tomsteebs

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    I'd get an se over a mmc, it just works better, but, the mmc wouldn't put me off if the gun was cheap enough and not a gun used for pleasure.

    I got a new ultra se multishot in a beech stock from my gunshop for £450, great valhe for money.
     
  8. OzzyJ

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    I love my .22 mmc. Never had a problem with the cocking mechanism and 'catching the bolt' becomes second nature in no time at all. I am a big bloke but love the feel of it, very easy to handle in a hunting situation. I would even go so far as to say had it been a .177 i might shoot it in preference to my HW100 (i did say might)
     
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    That's about what they go for, sometimes less, the bsa barrels as said are amongst the strongest....
     
  10. cloverleaf

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    MMC is a matter of taste.. some dislike the additional steps required over a bolt to cock and load, some like the fact that the gun can be loaded but left uncocked until a shot presents itself. Personally I'm not a big fan, but each to their own..

    Agree with Mr. Mole about the bolt latch's predisposition to breakage - have seen a few like this. In addition factor in BSA's "liberal" approach to QC and potential mag problems.. they're probably the least-worst BSA in recent history as regards problems, though. At least they don't have a a reg :p

    Don't worry about the free-floating barrel - it's short and relatively thick. IMO it's one of the gun's better points ;)
     
  11. Seamaster

    Seamaster Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    I probably didn't make it clear enough for the Norfolk contingent, but when the bipod is deployed, either forwards or backwards, you have to reach round it to activate the mmc.
    As for the probe catch being prone to breakage, if you have opposable thumbs,(I know), it's not really a problem.

    Chris
     
  12. Akita177

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    Do not worry about the free float Ultra barrel in the slightest mate.
    We used Ultra MMCs for stalking fantasic bits of kit, for stalking i would take the oldest single shot steel breech MMC over a modern bolt action single shot ultra.
    Ultra MMC comes into its own for putting a pellet into the barrel then safely sling it on your back or chuck it the 4x4 or agricultural vehicle then when needed cock the gun, then if the opportunity pass simply decock using the MMC or climbing fences.
    Other types of shooting the MMC is a ball ache though.
     
  13. mattyts

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    I pick up my MMC .177 Ultra,65 shots with a 3 fps shot to shot variation over my bolt action S400 hunting most of the time.
     
  14. Akita177

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    Thats probly Tench regged right though?,
    My Bros regged Ultra puts alot of Field target rifles to shame over the chrono.
     
  15. andyz1000

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    the mmc ultra us a great little hunting rifle as has already been mentioned pop a pellet in the barrel and simply wait for your quarry then cock aim shoot
    pain in the arse for target shooting though;)
     
  16. mattyts

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    Regged and tuned by XTX,best decision ever.
     
  17. scoie

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    horses for courses tbo and have a go first before spending your money , I had an ultra m/s mmc and had no probs what so ever with how its cocked/fired , the rifle it self was deadly accurate and a joy to shoot, I only sold it as I bought a hornet in .22 with mmc to go with a .177 hornet in mmc , as you can see I rate them, I mainly hunt but even when plinking its no bother at all
    rgds
    craig
     
  18. SteveO

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    I've got a 2012 single shot MMC in .22 - absolutely love it!, Rowan multishot conversion can be a bit fiddly to index in the dark, one of the safest guns I've used as you can load it but cock it only prior to firing if you want to.

    The multishot SE is my next purchase and in tactical stock again as they are very robust!
     
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    hi mate I don't know about the mmc but the se is superb and very accurate bsa barrels are the dogs:D
     
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    Ive had 4 regulated and tuned mmc ultras, i love them, brilliant rifles. Ive had two .177's one .22 and one .25
     

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