Out of interest oh fellow forum users and lovers of vintage BSA's who shoots their beautiful old BSA air rifles on a regular basis. I personally always find it sad when such wonderful old kit languishes in various collections, just to be admired but never shot. I know a fair few of the regulars on here take part in Bell Target comps and having shot at a Bell Target (not in comp I hasten to add) I found it surprisingly hard to achieve regular success at 6yds, but nevertheless found it great fun.
Our sons and I get out in the back garden as often as possible with these old rifles and more so in windfall season when our garden is covered in windfall apples. These apples make excellent targets in our 145 ft back garden and often burst when hit which just adds to the fun, sadly it also adds to the mess and later clear up time. Although said sprogs can pick anything from 70/80's Air Arms side levers to modern scoped PCP's they do tend to go for these older rifles the most.
I also try and get out hunting with my 1920 No2 Standard as often as possible, bearing in mind we are normally on pest control duties for landowners with cash crops and the luxury of fun shooting are few and far between. My old BSA has now accounted for 7 Grey Squirrels, 5 Rabbits and 2 Wood Pigeons not bad for a 92 year old rifle and is my favourite way to spend an afternoon, strangely my Standard has been mistaken for a shotgun on several occasions, but is always viewed with interest by all I meet while out shooting it.