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'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.
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.
BSA GRT Lightning XL SE Air Rifle
- Gas Ram Technology gas piston
- 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.
La Quinta California
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Looks and performance
August 31, 2015
I am very happy with my purchase of this BSA. I am also happy the service from airgun depot.
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