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I have never understood what really makes a springer “magnum” ? My old BSA says magnum right on the gun, yet I don’t consider it hard to shoot. It fires most 7.9gr pellets about 860fps-880fps. It is more hold sensitive than some springers, but it is one of the most accurate springers I have ever owned. As a comparison, I once had a gamo that shot almost the same speeds as my BSA that was rated as a 1000+fps magnum. It was a complete piece of crap and never shot worth a damn.

I always thought of “magnum” springers as more of a marketing ploy to appeal to the segment of airgunners that believe high fps springers are awesome.

Just my take