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Saturday, 1 June 2013

BSA HORNET .22 PCP REVIEW

Well I have had this gun a few months now so I thought I would review it.

I suppose the 2 most important factors any one needs to know about a gun are accuracy and the trigger. The gun I have is .22 and the accuracy is superb , the gun out shoots me, if I miss it is not the gun I use Falcon accuracy plus pellets these are light pellets and give a flatter tragetory than heavier pellets like AA fields. The trigger is nice and light and has a definable 2 stage pull you can let the shot of crisply or slowly. The gun has an unusual loading / cocking arrangement to open the breach you press a small lever on the right side of the breech and this releases a bolt that springs backwards and opens the pellet tray , you insert the pellet and push the bolt forward until it locks, you then pull a plunger back towards you at the front of the stock this cocks the gun and its ready to fire, there is an on off safety at the rear of the stock as well , this is not an auto safety so you engage it as required .

 
The air chamber takes a 232bar fill and i am getting 80+ shots from a fill at full power, the accuracy is spot on right from the first shot, this will be due to the regulator which does an excellent job. The silencer appears to be original and works really well the gun is whisper quiet.
Below is a target I shot at 35 yards
 
The black area is smaller than a 1p coin there are 5 shots in this group. The gun is fairly heavy but this will in part be due to the scope i use which in its self is reasonably heavy. Overall I really rate this gun and would recommend one to any bobdy.

9 comments:

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  2. Thank you for your comments I have a few updates planned - Regards

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  3. Thanks for your review; I have just bought a multi-shot Hornet; I have fancied one for a long time!

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    1. You will not be disappointed. let me know how you get on with it , try falcon accuracy plus pellets in it.

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  4. I've had my single shot hornet a while now n love it but was wondering if I can convert it to multishot with it having a unique loading tray what do you think?

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    Rowan do one, bit pricey but these are well made

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  6. THE BSA HORNET PCP IN 22 CAL IS ONE OF THE BEST AIR RIFLES MADE, AND A VERY ACCURATE RIFLE OUT TO 50 YARDS, AND BEING A SINGLE SHOT SLOWES YOU DOWN ENOUGH FOR YOU TO TAKE YOUR TIME WITH SHOTS, A LOVELY GUN SO WELL MADE.

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  7. With my BSA Hornet PCP's in .22 cal, the best results I've had after trying a variety of different pellets has been with the RWS Hobby. Although a wad cutter,these pellets have produced some really tight groups from both my single & multi shot rifle & are well worth a try.

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