The BSA Supersport is an air rifle produced by BSA Guns (UK) Limited a subsidiary of Spanish manufacturer Gamo. It is essentially the same rifle as the Lightning, the only difference being that the Lightning has the BSA Volumetric Silencer fitted. It is made in three calibres, , and . It comes with simple post and notch plastic sights.
The mechanics of the Supersport are simple, a spring and piston is compressed by pulling the barrel through 110 before a pellet is loaded directly into the barrel. The barrel is returned to the rest position and locks into place with a detent lock, the rifle is then ready to fire.
The Supersport was first introduced in 1986 and has been in production for 21 years.
There are two versions, the Mk2 version differing in that it has three cocking links, unlike the older two links, and there is now an external spring guide.
The stock is beech and fitted with a rubber recoil pad. The trigger is a two stage metal blade, adjustable for pressure. The only plastic parts on the gun are sights.
The Supersport, being spring powered suffers from recoil. Range is limited to about 50 m, with 25 30 m being the maximum hunting range.
Power is 16 J (12 ft lb), the UK legal limit for non FAC airguns.
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