If you shoot field target, then .177-caliber is for you. Same with plinking. If you plan to hunt and plink, pick .22 caliber. Made in Birmingham, England, in a state-of-the-art facility by experienced gunsmiths who take pride in their craft.
BSA Buccaneer Air Rifle Features
- Precharged pneumatic
- 10rd removable rotary clip
- 11mm dovetail grooves (no open sights)
- BSA hammer-forged rifled steel barrel
- Built-in manometer (air pressure gauge)
- Self-regulated valve
- 232 bar (3-365 psi)
- 153cc air reservoir capacity
- .177=50 shots/fill- .22=25 shots/fill*
- 2-stage adjustable trigger
- Ventilated rubber buttpad
- Ambidextrous beech stock
- Checkered grip and forearm
- Integrated Silentium silencer
- Manual safety
- 7.70 lbs.
- Made in Birmingham, England
*If you cannot fill your gun to 3-365 psi because your fill device is limited to 3-000 psi output, you can still shoot this air gun. You just won't get as many shots per fill.
The SILENTIUM is BSA's latest and most technologically advanced noise reduction system to date. Integrated into the muzzle of each rifle barrel SILENTIUM allows the pellet to pass freely while effectively reducing the majority of noise expansion. This clever new design dissipates significantly more sound than ever before through its internal air chambers, thus suppressing noise expansion up to 82% when compared to standard muzzle report.
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When I received my Buccaneer I noticed on inspection that it was light weight, elegantly compact, not exhausting to aim without a rest, and it was very easy to grip due to the rubberized material used to produce the stock. The rifle is beautiful; it does not look like a piece of military hardware.
I chose the UTG Hunter 4-16X40 AO scope for my rifle. This scope has a large objective bell and there is not much step-down from the receiver to the barrel. The scope with its flip-up lens covers installed was very close to the barrel. Rather than take a chance and damage parts when everything was torqued down I added a UTG Drooper scope rail. The scope sits high but I had no problem sighting in. If you purchase this rifle the scope and ring deserve careful consideration.
With my scope installed I shot groups of ten at 21 yards on my backyard range with two pellets I keep on hand, Crosman Premier Hollow Points 14.3gr. and JSB Exact Jumbo 15.89gr. The Crosman pellets shot very well but the groups were not as tight as those shot with the JSB pellets. I will use the JSB pellets because they work best for me but, I am very pleased that if I have to I can run down to the local discount store and purchase a comparable substitute. As long as I do not move while firing the rifle I can count on the pellets going where I aim every shot. I can shoot through two magazines with a 2900 psi fill before pellets start to fly.
My rifle is not as quiet as I thought it would be with the large silencer attached to the end of the barrel. My next door neighbor says if his windows are up he can hear me shooting. He says it is not intolerable but he knows when I am shooting. I followed the lead of another person in the air gun community and wrapped the silencer with electrical tape to cover the vent holes. The tape further reduced the noise to the point that he does not know when I am shooting unless he walks out onto his back porch and sees me.
The BSA Buccaneer Silentium Soft Touch is a rifle I am glad I was able to finally own. This rifle is a good purchase. I am not sorry about buying it.
0.177Caliber 0.177 CalVelocity 1000 fpsLoudness 2-Low-MediumMag Capacity 10
0.22Caliber 0.22 CalVelocity 800 fpsLoudness 2-Low-MediumMag Capacity 10