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Question .177 springer choice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, May 21, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    Hi,

    Having only had a few .177 springers, 3 of which were break barrel and 1 underlever, I found the underlever better in the firing cycle, I think this is due to the weight holding the recoil better.

    Anywho,

    My rifles I'm considering in .177 are (in no order)

    Hw99
    Hw77 (recent one)
    Hw95 (recent one)
    Tx200 mk3 hc or fl "if it makes much difference?
    Prosport
    Walther lgu
    Hatsan 55 or one of the range.

    Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on them as a overall package with the possibility of a tune aswell.
     
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  2. sloter

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    HW man! :) I have only had HW97 (recent one) and HW77 (old one) both quite a heavy gun to wander about with, but nice solid lumps too.... depends on what you're planning to do with it? Out of interest why in .177?

    I love HW's looking into a HW100 and a HW99s at the moment.
     
  3. tomsteebs

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    Yes I'm much like you with hw springers, had no air arms or hatsans, but had 4 or 5 hw's.

    Going with .177 just because I have a pcp in both cals but only non pcps in .22.
     
  4. mattyts

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    Not considering a Pro sport or 97K?
     
  5. tomsteebs

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    Originally I considered both, but the 77 looks more retro/classic which I like (and I think they are mechanically identical?)

    As for the prosport, that can be added actually, just remember them being vastly more expensive...
     
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    The 95's a bit feisty in .177 and mine wrecked a scope !
     
  7. tomsteebs

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    Really? What scope was it?
     
  8. larryking28

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    Get a Prosport and consider having it tuned at a later date.
    Buy a HW and get it tuned straight away to get it as good as the standard Prosport.
    Opens can of worms and runs away :)
     
  9. mattyts

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    Well now you've added it, Pro sport!
     
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    Can of worms leads to good points made :)
     
  11. 177man

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    My choice would be tx200 standard first
    pro sport second hw97 third but the choice is your
    i think most of the springer comps are won with
    tx200 Hope this helps Atb Si
     
  12. Ichabod Armacost

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    My submission is of little consequence I expect as I am really still very new at this, however, for what it's worth, I have a TX200 FL in .177, and after getting the scope sorted last Sunday, was shooting like a pro, almost pellet on pellet at 25 yards, no not a great distance, but I wanted to start there and work my way outwards, it is very nice to shoot with no boings or twangs. I also think it's build quality is superior to Weihrauch, but I accept that is possibly a subjective thing.........Hey 'tis pretty though!

    Dunno if that's any help Tom, but there it is.
     
  13. larryking28

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    Yep I agree.
    Again at the risk of opening those worms the TX200 as it is now reminds me of what HWs used to be like.
    To me HW springers just don't cut it anymore in totally stock form.
     
  14. Tinbum

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    I currently have a "thing" for Air Arms springers. I had a TX full length to develop my kits with, it shot fantastically! I then had my head turned by an oh so pretty walnut Prosport. Its taken well to the kit and has very little recoil, but I'm yet to be convinced about that underlever! I'm gonna give it a fair go, bt I can already hear the TX HC walnut calling to me..........:rolleyes:
     
  15. Ichabod Armacost

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    Being honest, I love the looks of the AA Prosport, but I went for the TX 200, in the end because I read and heard so many folk say that the TX is more forgiving to shoot than the Prosport? I don't know if that's right, but I need all the help I can get!:)
     
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    I love my tx200 and its getting its TBT kit fitted this weekend but I am also really excited as my HW95 is coming back to me soon after having the full JRK treatment including a Welsh Willy kit fitted so this might become my hFT springer of choice.
     
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    For me it would be a prosport but being a lefty there rarer than hens teeth but if one ever pops up I'll snap it up.
    I have a 95 in 1.77 and at the range the other day I got to try a tx200 1.77 new out of the box it made my 95 feel very crude so much so I'm considering ordering one or sending my 95 for a professional tune. But if I spent my money on the tune would the 95 be as good as the tx or better ? Can the tx be tuned to a higher standard ? I think I'll end up ordering the tx this weekend I have a real problem and i know it's going to happen so why fight it.
     
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  18. Cymru-Dave

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    You forgot the HW97... Or was this just a typo? ;)
     
  19. tomsteebs

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    That's a 8-1 aa win so far! Have hw failed to adapt?
     
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    im a firm beliver the air arms springers are ALOT better than than weihrauchs. i held out buying a springer for ages as deep down i wanted a 97 but after using my mates tx200 every sunday i went and bought one. lots and lots of people i see shoot on sunday mornings with 77's 97's 95's are all very twangy and dont sound very good at all. i shot a 97 that had been v'mached and it wasn't very good at all. alot of people think dropping a delrin guide and top hat is going to transform your gun and its not. it takes time and hard work polishing and cleaning the internals. anyone can put a few bits of delrin inside a rifle, it takes a bit of know how to transform the firing cycle. id go with a tx200 better value for money out the box compared to a 97.
     

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