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    No idea what pellets BSA used but I think they quoted velocities around 420 fps in .22 & 510 fps for 177. If & it is an if, they were 15grain 22s & 7grain 177s then that's getting close

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    the scorpions ended up with pistons with a shorter stroke (the piston sear notch moved)
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    Quote Originally Posted by trajectory View Post
    No idea what pellets BSA used but I think they quoted velocities around 420 fps in .22 & 510 fps for 177. If & it is an if, they were 15grain 22s & 7grain 177s then that's getting close
    For the Scorpion or 240? I could believe the former but seems incredibly optimistic for the 240...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyebull View Post
    For the Scorpion or 240? I could believe the former but seems incredibly optimistic for the 240...
    It's for the 240

    Just spotted it, there is a post on here dated Nov 2017 that mentions 510 in 177
    Last edited by trajectory; 23-01-2022 at 05:51 PM.

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    There is provision for a longer barrel in the packaging, but what would the other compartments have contained when the gun was new ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Abasmajor View Post
    There is provision for a longer barrel in the packaging, but what would the other compartments have contained when the gun was new ?



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    Hi Brian,

    I remember buying a 240 within days of them going on sale. The only accessory I recall was an Allen key and paperwork. I added a tin of BSA pellets to my box and I think some BSA targets (it is possible the loose targets were included but this was nearly 30 years ago!).

    One thing I was impressed with was a note from the then MD asking for feedback, which I provided - mainly around the grip. I was delighted to receive a written acknowledgement from the MD personally not long after. Still didn't change the grip though!

    Kind regards,

    John
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    Prefer boxed or cased but will consider loose examples too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie & John View Post
    Hi Brian,

    I remember buying a 240 within days of them going on sale. The only accessory I recall was an Allen key and paperwork. I added a tin of BSA pellets to my box and I think some BSA targets (it is possible the loose targets were included but this was nearly 30 years ago!).

    One thing I was impressed with was a note from the then MD asking for feedback, which I provided - mainly around the grip. I was delighted to receive a written acknowledgement from the MD personally not long after. Still didn't change the grip though!

    Kind regards,

    John
    Hello John,

    I wonder why BSA provided such apparently specifically formed compartments within the packaging without including some accessories in the box.

    Brian

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