BSA Lonestar [ 25cal ] Reviews



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BSA Lonestar 25cal


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Reviewer: Ricky B
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Bought this gun used 4 months ago and so far so good. I use the open sights no scope came with the gun, I remember when you could spend 75.00 or 150.00 on a scope and really have nice optics. Looks like Ill be spending 300.00 or better for some good glass.
I will say the 25 caliber makes this a good hard hitting tool for field hunting pest or small game, I can only assume the stock is laser engraved as its flawless like every European gun I have ever seen, not the laser but the flawless. At the 325.00 I paid I think I got an exceptional buy. This is my first 25 caliber airgun and I couldn’t be more happy.


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BSA Lonestar [ 25cal ]


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Reviewer: P. Canard
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I needed an airgun capable of taking out varmints up to the size of coyotes and a range capability of taking out prairie dogs up to 100 yards. The PCP air rifle was the only choice, and .25 caliber of at least 40 foot pounds of energy was deemed necessary. The .25 cal Benjamin Marauder was not available at the time. Other English rifles such as Falcon, Daystate, Theoben and Air Arms were too expensive. The BSA Lonestar was derived from the TechStar by adding a better stock. The Lonestar was affordable at $595, coming in hundreds less than other English competition of similar quality. The MMC cocking mechanism works well in a hunting situation, allowing me to have a pellet loaded but be perfectly safe. The 2-stage adjustable trigger was set very light from the factory, and I turned it up to around 2 pounds for safety reasons. It was almost as sensitive as a CZ single set trigger that has been set. The barrel is of very good quality with a mirror smooth finish, and from a benchrest it is easy to obtain 0.5″ groups at 50 yards with H&N Baracuda or JSB Exact pellets. Field Target Trophy pellets are too light and go transonic and open the groups quite a bit at 50 yards. However, you can load 3 FTT pellets and use the rifle as a close range shotgun for game birds like pheasant. Not shot a coyote yet, but I shot a skunk in the head and it died in its tracks. Also killed a large prairie rattler. A jackrabbit shot in the neck jumped a few steps before laying over. I have killed many prairie dogs from 30 to 100 yards, and I believe it is a deadlier hit than a subsonic match .22LR bullet. Even at 100 yards, a Baracuda pellet penetrates completely through the midsection of the biggest prairie dogs. .25 cal hole is just bigger than a .22 cal hole, so I expect it to leave more energy in the animal. A segmented Stinger .22LR will fragment and not exit on a thorax hit, and it can kill quicker, but it’s 12 cents a kill versus 4 cents a kill when using .25 cal Baracuda pellets. If you hit a prairie dog in the head like I usually do at 60 yards or less, they often just fall back dead. Even a gut shot proves to soon be fatal, better than subsonic match .22LR. I use a laser rangefinder and Hawke SR6 ballistic reticle scope at 6X power when hunting. The pellet drop is certain so the windage is the only thing I have to figure out. 100 yards is the maximum range I can get a likely hit on an average windy Montana day. After 15 shots, it takes about 60 pumps with my FX handpump to get the rifle back up to 232 Bar, or 3400 PSI. The 10 shots that take place between 180 and 220 Bar are absolutely match grade accurate and they couldn’t be better if the gun were fully regulated. If the gun were regulated, it would produce less power. If a single shot self regulated rifle will do you, then the BSA .25 cal Lonestar is probably as good as you can get at any price. That makes it a bargain, as it is far from the most expensive .25 cal PCP rifle of hunting grade power. The fit and finish make it a gun you will be proud to own. Everybody who has seen me shoot it has been impressed by the range and accuracy.

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BSA Lonestar [ 25cal ]


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Reviewer: SteveM
Recommended: Recommended
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My first air rifle in .22.

From memory the action to cock the barrel was very smooth & did not give away the power it achieved.

It was not top power however it was very reliable & accurate.

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BSA Lonestar [ 25cal ]


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Reviewer: KENT HEGSTROM
Recommended: RECO MMENDED
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My BSA meteor in .177 came to me in pieces in two boxes .I know it is a very well built airrifle because i got to handle and see all the internal parts . It shoots like a 650 to 700 fps gun .It has taken its share of small game and garden pests . It is my go to gun for up to 30yard shots .Nice ,light ,easy cocking ,good trigger.not a tack driver but decent accuracy and shoots all the pellets i have tried very well . if i didnt own a slavia cz631 the meteor would be my favorite gun . THANKS KENT