Sheridan Blue Streak Pump Action Air Rifle, .20 CAL .

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SHERIDAN BLUE STREAK.

When this rifle first arrived on our shores it took the British airgun world by storm, it wasn't that we hadn't seen pump action rifles before, but the Sheridan took things to a whole new level...for a start it was way better than anything that had gone before it, being better made, better looking, and, more importantly, it also performed that much better too. The main thing that made the Blue streak unique on the British isles was its calibre, for it came in what i consider to be the ultimate... .20 calibre !!  for me this ended the age old arguement about which was better the small .177 pellet or the larger and harder hitting .22 pellet, now the .20 calibre offered a serious compromise to both of them!

The rifle itself was a joy to use, put in three or four pumps for knocking over tin cans in your back garden, put in ten to twelve pumps and you had a serious hunting tool, being a pump action meant that the lightweight Blue streak had no recoil making it very accurate, if you wanted to fit a scope to it you needed to buy something called an "Intermount" which was clamped to the rifle before the scope,          

Both new and used models of this piece of airgunning history are available from the larger gun shops, of course if not in stock the dealer should be able to obtain one for you, .20 calibre pellets are also available, if you experience any difficulty obtaining either the gun or the pellets try specialist dealers who can be found in monthly magazines "Airgunner" and "Air gun world"

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Guide June 2009 by Ken Lambourne.

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