|Max Velocity||700 fps|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/target practice|
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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/
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.
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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gun is louder than I thought. Is there a quieter silencer available?
researched it and you can't get any nice BSA sliencers shipped to USA due to our gun laws....
Barrel made in England-assembled in Spain, so where are the rest of the parts made?!
old question. what did PA come up with? see their answer? =no
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.
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.
I concur, a one piece mount with a stop pin would be a great choice.
|Max Velocity||700 fps|