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BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Air Rifle

BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Air Rifle

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PY-3216-6237

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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)
Max 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
ActionBreak barrel
SafetyManual
PowerplantGas-piston
FunctionSingle-shot
Body TypeRifle
Weight7.0 lbs

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By Chris from USA on 2018-02-12
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Things I liked: If you want too turn your trigger into a match grade trigger here is what you need to do. Go to Fastenal supply store anywhere and order a m2.5- .45x 10mm.order part number 0134611. Take out the trigger adjustment screw and replace it with this hex screw. Screw it in until the gun will not cock , then back the screw out until the gun will stay cocked.and you will have a match grade trigger.adjust it to your liking

Things I would have changed: Lock tight on the stock screws. Grub screw wants to come loose and it effects accuracy. Should be tapped into the barrel

What others should know: None

 

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By Chris from USA on 2018-02-12
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Things I liked: If you want too turn your trigger into a match grade trigger here is what you need to do. Go to Fastenal supply store anywhere and order a m2.5- .45x 10mm.order part number 0134611. Take out the trigger adjustment screw and replace it with this hex screw. Screw it in until the gun will not cock , then back the screw out until the gun will stay cocked.and you will have a match grade trigger.adjust it to your liking

Things I would have changed: Lock tight on the stock screws. Grub screw wants to come loose and it effects accuracy. Should be tapped into the barrel

What others should know: None

 

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By Dennis from USA on 2017-07-25
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Things I liked: This is a beautiful rifle. I like the wood, the blueing, the build quality, the solid feel, the balance, the short length, the relative light weight. My gun is very accurate H&N Field Target Trophy pellets. I have tried a variety of pellets, and to date the FTTs are the best. Gamo match pellets are second best at present. Other pellets have shown promise, only to fall out of favor.

Things I would have changed: The trigger and the shroud. This gun really deserves a great trigger. The one provided seems to pull forever and I never know when it will release. This makes it difficult to shoot great groups. But it is possible to learn to overcome the trigger and find some great shooting. My gun is rather loud for a back-yard friendly gun. It's okay, but could be a lot better. I wish the shroud were more effective.

What others should know: I love this gun. Yes, she's a bit picky about pellets. She's a little loud in the back yard. But she's sweet when you get to know her. After a heck of a lot of shots, I think I am approaching the potential of this gun, which I measure at about 1 MOA. One thing I found is that, in order to get this gun to settle down, I had to Loctite (Blue Loctite) every bolt on the gun and scope mounts. Without this, the bolts kept working loose, and the groups kept opening up. After Loctiting, she really seems to be solid. I have written a review of this gun on the Pyramyd Air Daily Blog. Here is the link: https://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2017/07/revisiting-the-bsa-grt-lightning-xl-se/

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  • Joe from USA asked:

    How quiet is this gun? The description said "integral silencer helps reduce the report ", but the Loudness is rated as a 3 which is NOT backyard friendly.

    • 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.

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    Item Description

    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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