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Things I liked:Great shooter, love the stock. Very accurate out of the box. Stacks JSB 18.1 and 15 grain pellets at 30 yrds.
Things I would have changed:Trigger needs adjustment and the gun is quite loud without a LDC. I just wish that came in Walnut finish. Still I really like the gun. Save money over the BSA R10.
Things I liked:This is my follow up review. The barrel has been cleaned, trigger adjusted, fired about 250 shots, adjusted the power setting, and the results are .050 inch 5 shot groups at 15 yards. Velocity is now 850 fps with the 18.1 gr JSB, making it a 29 ft lb gun. I fill only to about 195 bar, and velocity only varies about +/- 3 FPS for 10 shots. The BSA SE is not regulated, but is conservative with air consumption. It will shoot more shots, with no apparent change in accuracy until about 140 bar. I have fired a few 5 shot groups that were less than .010" center to center at 15 yards.
Things I would have changed:The BSA SE has a mild ping sound, which became more noticeable after installing a shroud. I plan to install a depinger in the air tube. A depinger is only a tight fitting piece of material with a small hole in it installed about 1/2 down the air reservoir.
What others should know:I called BSA (Gamo) and their customer service needs significant improvement. This is unfortunate, because despite owning Theobens, a Daystate, Crosman and an RWS, this is fast becoming my favorite. Overall, It is difficult to fault the BSA SE.
Things I liked:It is short and easily handled. Trigger pull is a little hard out of the box, but can be adjusted. Fit an finish are very good. I heard that the BSA barrels have liners instead of being 1 piece, but seems to be a false rumor. My barrel is cut well, and I cannot see a liner. Uncleaned barrel, accuracy for the first 15 shots at 15 yards is about .100 for 5 shot groups at 805 FPS with a 18.1 JSB, which is 26 ft lbs. I expected it to be at 850 FPS, so this is my only disappointment thus far. I bought the single shot loader and it works very well, and the magazine works perfectly. No bent pellet skirts. I didn't know if the Beech stock would be attractive, but it is nice. The checkering provides excellent grip. The barrel diameter is about .610 inches, which is quite similar to the standard Lothar Walther barrel. The bolt action is smooth and is not scrawny. I like it. The o ring is on the bolt, and not inside the barrel. I really prefer this.
Things I would have changed:A factory shroud would be great because it is loud. You can install a shroud or some other device to quiet it down. There are many on the market. A slightly wider forearm would be nice for shooting from a rest, but is not required. A longer barrel (15 fps per 1 inch) would be a great option. I did not buy the 1200SE, only because I don't like synthetic stocks, and replacing the stock and the gauge mount to fit the wood stock costs another $300. I longer barrel can always be installed on this model, and although longer, it would bring the velocity up.
What others should know:I think the quality is very good. I hope there are no issues to report later. I will give a another report after the trigger is adjusted, the barrel cleaned and after performing other minor housekeeping. I bought this on sale, and for the money, this is really a nice PCP. My other PCPs are modified Theobens, which cost almost 3x this BSA. For the money, this is really a great little PCP.
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