I have a BSA Ultra .22 and it is fantastic but my question is:
Why does everybody seem to be selling them?
I must see what seems like half a dozen for sale every week!
They seem to be held in very high regards but why is everybody selling them, is the novelty wearing off??
Last edited by Andrew Richards; 10-11-2007 at 08:50 PM.
I don't know, but I am not complaining. Picked mine up for under 200 notes locally, only fired 30 pellets
volume bought because of their very good price - so people selling off to raise some cash for xmas.
bought as a starter rifle and people upgrading to something bigger / regged for target shooting
novelty wearing off (although i love mine!!)
good springer wanted as alternative to a 2nd pcp?
many reasons why, there are a lot of superten for sale at the moment too (mine included)
What I like about the ultra is the ease of use without having to fiddle with slidy mags and small bolts like on my raider. The front cocking is ideal as I can load without taking my right hand off the stock, helps maintain consistancy.
Cheap, and somewhat an acquired taste. People buy it as a budget rifle due to it being one of the cheapest PCP's on the market.
Pity really, nice rifles no matter the cost.
Look at Daystates, £1200 new, and there's one up for grabs almost every day MK3/Airwolf.
Again, acquired taste for many due to the trigger.
Maybe its just because there are so many of them, bit like most car ads are for Fords.
I got mine second hand and very grateful for it I am too. Fantastic bit of kit.
Yup I agree, very good value, I think that the limit shot count is what puts plinkers off. I find it just right for pumping up!
They may have a limited shot count, especially in .177, but I wouldn't dream of selling mine.
BSA R10 .177 Nikko Stirling Gameking 4-16x44A/O
How many shot do you get in .177? I find I get about 40 in .22
I quite fancy an Ultra but what is the power curve like and how many shots for 177? I like the idea of the smaller reservoir because I can't be bothered with a tank so it'd could be perfect.
Has anyone used this with a stirrup and if so how long to fill?
Pump takes about 5 mins from empty. I get 40 shots in .22 and here is my (rather dodgy) power curve.
In reality it only means less than 1/4" change in impact at 10 yards.
I am going to test it again, when it has run in a bit.