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Air Arms Pro Sport: Out Of The Box Shooting Results

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Farmer Rick, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. Farmer Rick

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    Good evening, so after lurking around for a few weeks researching what air rifle to buy, I just brough home a Pro sport .177 and decided to join the forum. As it has been done to death the HW97 vs TX200 vs Pro sport I thought I would share my first out of the box session and get some feedback on it.

    History: I haven't shot an air rifle seriously since I was a youth (getting on 25 years ago) and recently got my old airsporter out for a plink, I decided that as I had never owned a new air rifle I should treat myself for Christmas!!! So the research began...

    I finally opted for a pro sport based on the fact the airsporter is nearly identical in cocking, loading would be the same as a TX200 or 97 and no extra bear trap release (tx200) so even though a lot of opinion suggests its difficult to cock etc, I decided based on experience of the Airsporter this shouldn't really be a problem for me.

    Air arms Pro sport ordered: collected today and decided (like a giddy child), in the fading light, to set it up (fortunate to have a long barn I could use and a spot lamp).

    Altogether I have probably put around 100 pellets through it - JSB exact diablo 4.52 (after research, I have a section of different sizes on order to test)

    Scope zero'd and here are the result @ 25yrd with home made target with black ring centre @15mm....
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    Overall I really can't communicate how impressed I am with it! Straight out of the box!!!

    Now should I tune it?
     

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    Happy New Gun Day!

    Some great shooting there :thumb: Now we just need a couple of pics of the Rifle :D
     
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    Lovely stuff mate, did you know the prosport has venom heritage? It was actually the original design and later became a mainstream rifle.

    Good choice coming back!


    I've never owned a prosport but am looking for one. Heard pretty good things about them!

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    Here you go!! Will get some better ones when I have chance.
     

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    There was so much varied opinion out there, it was a really difficult choice but I can honestly say it is a thing of beauty!!! Looked at a 97 whist I was picking it up and the quality is really visually apparent.
     
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    Congratulations on your new shootin' iron buddy if you are smiling , shoot & enjoy!

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    LOL~ nice to see another PS here!

    And I doubt you need a Pro Sport to join the forum~ ;) enjoy your stay!
     
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    nice one matey they are brilliant rifles, love mine :thumb:
     
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    A thing of beauty, Rick. Hope you get many happy years from it :thumb:
     
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    Stunning rifle mate and great shooting. Airsporter has always had a soft spot in my heart and still think they are one of the nicest looking rifles, especially the Centenary and stutzen models
     

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    Nice one these rifles are good out of the box :thumb:
     
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    If your hitting groups like that then no need to do any work on the internals, just more practice and welcome along
     
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    I think I'll shoot it a little longer and then decide if a tune would be beneficial, maybe I need to improve my shooting so I can then decide if its me or the gun that needs tuning!!!
     
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    I agreed ~ and your new rifle would also benefited from the break in period and shoots better too...
     
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    Nice shooting mate but I have to ask did you seriously consider a TX200.

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    Welcome!! Like you, I had a few years “break” away from my beloved air rifles. Returned last year and set about a “tinkering, tuning & restoration” programme! Lucky enough to have quite a few in my collection to keep me busy...only one needed NOTHING doing to it...my Pro-sport!! My favourite!!
     
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    I'd just shoot it for now if I were you buddy, AA have a 3yr warranty but to be honest I'd be extremely surprised if you ever needed to call upon it...

    Run it for 12/18 months and see how you feel after that, I'd be very surprised if it needed anything more than a strip, clean and proper relube if I'm honest, they're one of those guns that you can tune should you really feel the urge to personalise it but they don't really need it... :thumb:
     
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    I’ve recently bought a PS third hand and found it equally as accurate if I do my bit. I fettled with the power plant to reduce vibration, surge/bounce and hold sensitivity But it is not as easy to shoot as my 97 with a 25mm piston or my TX200 with a sublime 22mm piston conversion. What I will say is the finish, barrel and potential are great I think I need more time to learn the rifle. So a tin or two through yours will bed you and the rifle in nicely. Happy shooting.
    Dave
     
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