BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Air Rifle

BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Air Rifle

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  • Description
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  • BSA GRT Lightning XL SE air rifle
  • Gas Ram Technology gas piston
  • Breakbarrel
  • Single-shot
  • Hammer-forged rifled steel barrel
  • Integral silencer
  • 2-stage adjustable trigger
  • 11mm scope rail with scope stop (no open sights)
  • Manual safety
  • Ambidextrous beech stock
  • Dual raised cheekpieces
  • Checkered forearm and grip
  • Ventilated rubber recoil pad

Here are the benefits of a gas piston:

  • Smoother cocking
  • Smoother shooting
  • No spring torque
  • No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours
  • Functions perfectly in cold weather
  • Lasts longer than a metal spring


BSA's GRT Lightning XL SE air rifle was first introduced in 2012. You'll find lots of practical uses for it. Hunting, pest elimination, spinners, paper targets and plinking are all within your reach when you own this airgun. The integral silencer helps reduce the report normally discharged by springers of similar power, giving you a stealthier approach when trying to dispatch more than one critter. It's also nice that your neighbors may not even be aware that you're shooting in your own backyard.

If you've never shot a gun with a gas ram, you're going to miss some things--like that familiar twang you've come to expect every time you pull the trigger on a springer. And that's just the beginning.

Ever try to shoot a springer in the dead of winter when it's 5 degrees and ice is covering everything? The lube on a metal mainspring will be so thick, you may not be able to cock your rifle. But with a gas ram, there's no lube and no mainspring to be bound up. Just cock and shoot...no matter what the temperature is!

Most important is the lack of stress on the gas ram. While a coiled metal mainspring will deteriorate as it's left cocked, your gas ram won't care how long you leave it cocked. It'll continue to function perfectly.

BSA invented the modern spring-piston gun, but they've never stopped to rest on their laurels. They continue to innovate, relying heavily on the expertise of world-renowned airgun expert John Bowkett.

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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Velocity1200 fps
Loudness3-Medium
Barrel Length14.5"
Overall Length37.5"
Shot Capacity1
BarrelRifled
Front SightNone
Rear SightNone
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage adjustable
ButtplateVentilated rubber
Suggested forSmall game hunting/target practice
ActionBreakbarrel
SafetyManual
PowerplantGas-piston
FunctionSingle-shot
Body TypeRifle
Weight7.0 lbs

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By Moss from USA on 2015-07-20
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Things I liked: The looks and feel are great I liked the short barrel gave the gun a carbine look . Adequate power for close rang small game hunting in .22 caliber , and back yard friendly .

Things I would have changed: The trigger .

What others should know: The trigger on my gun was awful I could not adjust the second stage to where I like It . It must have had a 6ib pull , I think They fit a Gamo trigger on these rifles which are plastic something I didn't know at the time . This gun deserves a match grade trigger If It had I might have been able to hit something. Maybe It was just my gun I don't know....But I sent It back to PA for a refund . I cant give any stars for accuracy cus the trigger was so bad . Bought a Pro Sport .22 instead .

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By Jaxworks from USA on 2015-01-03
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Things I liked: Really nice stock but with GRT in BIG print on both sides it makes the gun look cheap. Fairly quiet, nice trigger.

Things I would have changed: The term 'flier' was coined to describe this rifle. No matter which pellet, you get wild spreads.

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By Rick from USA on 2014-10-31
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Things I liked: This little .22 carbine rifle is a real gem of a find and a pleasure to shoot. With the 6.5 lb weight and the short 37.5" length, it points and shoots so easy that it's hard to put the darn thing down. When you consider that this little jewel sells for about half of what an Air Arms Pro Sport sells for, there's really no comparison.

Things I would have changed: If they could ever figure out a way to get a little more velocity out of this thing, they'd really have something, but of course then it would be 40+ inches long and weigh 8+ lbs, which would definitely take away the fun factor of this thing.

What others should know: This little rifle deserves a good scope. The only reason you'd be disappointed in this rifle is if you don't scope it right or if you use cheap pellets. Allow a 500 shot break-in period before you decide it's not accurate.

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  • Old Gunny from USA asked:

    gun is louder than I thought. Is there a quieter silencer available?

    • Old Gunny from USA:

      researched it and you can't get any nice BSA sliencers shipped to USA due to our gun laws....

  • Richard from USA asked:

    Barrel made in England-assembled in Spain, so where are the rest of the parts made?!

    • Ernest from USA:

      old question. what did PA come up with? see their answer? =no

    • Ernest from USA:

      To Richard interesting question that I don't have an answer for. The answer should be Spain but let's see what PA comes up with.

  • Ernest from USA asked:

    Michel did you check out one piece mounts? PA has Leapers Accushot which are not heavy price wise and they have four screws per ring, a real plus.

    • Tyler from USA:

      I concur, a one piece mount with a stop pin would be a great choice.

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Item Description

Limited Quantities BSA-BG171654 [PY-3216-6237]
.177 is great for paper targets, plinking & dispatching small vermin
1200 fps w/alloy pellets
1000 fps w/lead pellets
Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity1200 fps
StockBeech
GripAmbi
ColorBrown

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