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Thread: BSA Superstar, is it underrated or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyL View Post
    Having tried a few at Boinger Bash meet ups in the past, the Superstar is a rifle I'd certainly like to add to my menagerie.
    Oh dear ... either join the queue (please) or we find someone who has two for sale ... I am after a .177.
    Cheers, Phil

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    I absolutely love my .22 superstar carbine.

    never mounted a scope but love the open sights on it and shooting its with opens is a joy! ( I have serviced and tuned it though, but it was nice before hand to be fair.

    best handling stock bsa have made for me, nice and chunky and rounded

    I love many old makes but for me the old BSAs were the always the best . even now in HFT I go for my tuned bsa scorpion instead of a multitude of other more expensive rifles such as my daystate ect... just something charming and underestimated about them all!


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    I picked up a Mk2 .22 carbine in an early CS800 stock. Luckily pick up an extremely nice .177 mk1 in a standard stock.
    I have swapped them over. The carbine handles beautifully in the standard stock. The .177 is very good in the CS800. It matches plenty of modern rifles
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Russell View Post
    Oh dear ... either join the queue (please) or we find someone who has two for sale ... I am after a .177.
    Cheers, Phil


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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyL View Post


    And a Longbow, and a Tracker and a .
    Traded my tracker deluxe as did not like the balance handling wise. Dont have a longbow but do have a boxed tomahawk

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    I have a mk2 carbine which shoots beautifully. I find my 3 goldstars just as good as the superstar though if i am honest.

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    Ive got a Superstar Magnum. A mark 2 in .177 which I think was designated for the US market but missed the boat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I. J. View Post
    Ive got a Superstar Magnum. A mark 2 in .177 which I think was designated for the US market but missed the boat.
    Its interesting how slapping on the magnum-word makes a gun more suitable for the American market.
    Too many airguns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evert View Post
    Its interesting how slapping on the magnum-word makes a gun more suitable for the American market.
    Stand to be corrected, but I think we can blame Bob Beeman for inventing the marketing idea that any air rifle he sold making more than 10 ft-lbs was a “magnum”.

    Helped sell a bunch of guns, though. The pithier American equivalent of our 1980s “maximum hunting power, right up to the legal limit”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingfish View Post
    I picked up a Mk2 .22 carbine in an early CS800 stock. Luckily pick up an extremely nice .177 mk1 in a standard stock.
    I have swapped them over. The carbine handles beautifully in the standard stock. The .177 is very good in the CS800. It matches plenty of modern rifles
    I like the rifles but the stocks are a little too chunky for my taste. . 177 was certainly the hardest to obtain, mine came from local via freeads a couple of years ago and cost £85 at the time in decent nick. The lad also had an Alan Hamer MAG Mercury in .25 which I stupidly turned down as I didn't want a break barrrel at the time. he wanted £150 and I had the cash in my pocket. Kicking myself now.

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