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BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Air Rifle

BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Air Rifle

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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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Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Max Velocity700 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 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: http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2017/07/revisiting-the-bsa-grt-lightning-xl-se/

 

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By WilliamJ from USA on 2017-06-01
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Things I liked: Feels solid with very good fit and finish. Love the gas piston. While this is no Air Arms or original Webley Patriot in terms of quality it is, nevertheless, a very nice piece for the money. The most impressive things are how quiet it is and that it's a "tack driver" when it comes to accuracy. The shot cycle is short, quick, quiet and tight. Quite simply, it is a pleasure to shoot and difficult to put away. Just a blast to shoot! I appreciate the compact dimensions for handling purposes. I have no trouble achieving 750-850 ft/sec with mid weight lead pellets for about 18-20 ft/lbs at 5 feet from the muzzle.... thru a chrony. Better than anticipated/advertised.

Things I would have changed: Virtually nothing except a metal trigger would be a plus.

What others should know: This is a nice "mid grade" air gun that's well made (so far anyway) and a pleasure to shoot. If you want to step up from basic but cannot afford the "high end" stuff, I think this is a superb alternative. Don't shoot heavy pellets with it though, as the velocity drops off sharply. Get a decent scope to go along with this air rifle and you will not likely be disappointed. The short barrel requires good technique for cocking efficiency.

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By Stuart from USA on 2016-02-29
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Things I liked: Compact size, solid weight, impressive finish

Things I would have changed: I could have done without the letters 'GRT' embossed into the otherwise flawless stock

What others should know: A solid, well made air rifle

 

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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

BSA-BG171754 [PY-3216-6235]
.22 cal. is a good all-round caliber for dispatching small rodents and plinking
900 fps w/alloy pellets
700 fps w/lead pellets
Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Max Velocity700 fps
StockBeech
GripAmbi
ColorBrown

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