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Refurb Lightning XL
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:25:02 AM »
I grabbed a refurb Lightning XL SE I saw on a bargain gate post. It came in today. It's a GRT model, and would be one of the best buys I ever made IF it didn't arrive with a cracked stock.
It's still solid enough to test the gun, and it shoots great.  I'll get in touch with Gamo and see if I can get a warranty replacement stock. If not, I'll probably try to repair it. It's an accurate little bugger shooting around 15 fpe with astoundingly linear recoil.
I posed it with a non-SE XL springer in .177 that makes about 12fpe.  You can see how massive the SE is in comparison.
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Re: Refurb Liggtning XL
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 11:52:43 PM »
Sorry to hear about the broken stock, hope warranty repair comes through with a new stock.  I placed an order for the BSA Scorpion, hoping it will arrive in working order. 
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Re: Refurb Liggtning XL
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 12:18:14 AM »
I thought the Lightening GRT was made by Hatsan not Gammo? ???

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Re: Refurb Liggtning XL
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 05:44:13 AM »
I thought the Lightening GRT was made by Hatsan not Gammo? ???

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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2018, 07:47:59 PM »
Any update on the cracked stock?
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 10:27:31 PM »
Any update on the cracked stock?
Thanks for asking.
Daisy/Gamo/BSA  told me they don't have any stocks and can't get 'em, that I should try to buy one from Pyramyd or order one from the UK. (UK sites won't ship stocks to the US.)
I reminded them that the gun came to me broken, gave them the refurb serial number for them to see if that's why it was returned in the first place, and mentioned that I would expect they could get a replacement stock shipped to them for a warranty issue.  They responded that I could send the gun to the BSA service department manager and he'll see what he can do. I might try to get more info about what the service manager plans to do about it before I send it.
I liked the .22 so much (except for the broken stock) that I bought a .25 refurb from ebay. It also shoots excellent. It shoots 16.54gr GTOs at 680fps and stacks them at 10 yards. I'll try to get outdoors with it this week.
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 06:11:39 AM »
I got a stock shipped from the UK.  Barrels, trigger, guns are a no no, but a stock should be ok.  Try a different dealer. ;)

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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2019, 09:10:35 PM »
A friend of mine offered to repair the stock, so today I finally got around to removing it from the action to deliver it to my friend. I discovered this stock was already repaired at the wrist.  There is still flex around the cracks along the trigger guard, but I'll just shoot it as is and hope it lasts.
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 12:31:52 AM »
I think rick eustas did report on them.  He only got like 600-640 fpe from them.

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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2019, 12:52:37 AM »
I think rick eustas did report on them.  He only got like 600-640 fpe from them.

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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 12:07:47 PM »
A few months ago I picked up a refurb Lightning XL SE springer for $135.00 delivered which I thought was a steal until I realized the stock had 2 cracks behind the trigger guard. This one also has the big brass screw in the stock under the rear of the compression tube.

I found a stock in the U.K. but they don't ship to the U.S. because of some postal regulation so the search continues.

I assume the cracked stock is the reason it's a refurb because it shoots great. With the Exact 14.3 it averages 656fps with a 6fps spread. If anyone knows where I can a replacement stock please let me know.

So far the cracks have not migrated further into the stock but I haven't shot it much due to the weather. I thought about buying a stock pin kit but I'm going to wait and see if the cracks get worst.

And about the brass screw. My Gamo Bone Collector Hunter also has the brass screw and this gun has no cracks in the stock and is like new.
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 11:02:03 PM »
Fill them cracks with Super glue and clamp immediately. I have done this to Wooden self bows and it holds,
you can counter bore a hole and put a screw in it at same  time if you like but it isn't necessary.
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2019, 06:07:13 AM »
I hate to tell u guys but those cracks from what I see are probably from the barrel flipping up from either the trigger being set to light or someone not holding the barrel tight enough and it slipped from their hands! I had a barrel get away from me 1 time and the stock was broken and cracked just like the pix u have posted! so u also might check for other damage to the barrel and action of those rifles! :(
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2019, 10:49:05 AM »
I don't think I can get glue in the cracks, they are tight for lack of a better term. The pic shows the worst one, there are 2 cracks on the other side of the trigger guard that are smaller. I will give the super glue a shot and see what happens.

Mark, I think your theory is probably correct and I will be looking closely for any other possible damage.
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 12:34:08 PM »
My experienced  friend that looked at mine didn't think there was a way to get glue far enough into the trigger guard cracks, either.
I agree that the guns look like the barrels were let loose.
Mine has a slight binding feel at the beginning of the return cocking stroke, but it shoots great.
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2019, 06:50:47 AM »
Dan, that bump ur feeling is probably a burr on the cocking arm shoe or on the compression tube, or the piston where the shoe fits, just my thoughts ;D
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2019, 10:47:59 AM »
I don't think I can get glue in the cracks, they are tight for lack of a better term. The pic shows the worst one, there are 2 cracks on the other side of the trigger guard that are smaller. I will give the super glue a shot and see what happens.

Mark, I think your theory is probably correct and I will be looking closely for any other possible damage.

Thin cyanoacrylate will wick right in to that crack. Don't get thick or gel, but thin will work. Amazon will have some or any RC car vendor.
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Re: Refurb Lightning XL
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2019, 01:50:45 PM »
Chiro,
Thanks for that info, I will look into that.
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