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Am I the only only one ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Honest Bob, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Honest Bob

    Honest Bob Big Poster

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    Am I the only one who has a TX, and has not found a good enough reason to take it apart, and mess with the internals, as it is so good out of the box, 11.4 foot pounds, and the most accurate springer I have ever had, and I have had a few over the years.
     
  2. mattyts

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    If it ain't broke don't fix it :p
     
  3. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Exactly!!

    If there's no issues then let it be:)
     
  4. Honest Bob

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    It's just that I see people are changing the internals for plastic, and saying how much better the gun is, but in doors resting, I can make a ragged one hole group at 25yds, in its standard out of the box form, and if plastic was so good, why don't AA do it, it would cut their costs, just not sure how delrin would stand up long term.
     
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    It's not worth it for them,that's why you don't see many perfectly tuned springers out of the box,it's not worth the time and investment.It is also why you see after market tuners are thriving to make a good gun an excellent gun.

    Delrin is pretty good in terms of long term resistance,top hats and spring guides don't come under much wear and tear,only constant pressure from the spring and vibrations.
     
  6. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I had a BSA lightning, out of the box it was pretty good, no real issues and accuracy was on the money.

    Out of curiosity and a bit of reading, I sent it to UK Neil to get a vmach spring fitted and a general tune up. I was pretty astonished with the results, cocking was effortless, twang was minimal, and the recoil made it feel under powered.

    The whole shooting cycle was smoothed out, which I think is the point of all these little fetley things:)
     
  7. Honest Bob

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    I do understand why people tune and alter guns, . knows, I have done plenty of it over the years, and even made some of them worse, was just asking if I was the only one that did not feel the need to mess with a TX. Bob.
     
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    Had one once, beautiful rifle but couldn't be doin with the weight other than that I didn't think it needed touching, shame about the weight really but never mind !!!
     
  9. stevemandm

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    thing is with the tx, straight out of the box, its so damned good. a fettle and tune up may only increase its action by 10%, whereas some rifles evidently need a bit of tlc to perform.
    some folk are naturally 'tinkerers', others know when to leave alone, so i think if you're happy with something, then leave it, if you're not, then do something about it
     
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    I've got a TXHC and am a very low level amateur tinkerer....

    The TX is my first gun and whilst everyone says it is ace out of the box I have no reference to compare it against... But having only polished spring ends, fitted a tbt drop in kit and given it a re-lube, it is certainly better behaved, quieter and smoother to shoot than before... So in my humble opinion even a simple £20 investment for the Tinbum kit and 30min 'tinker' is worth it... Well it has improved things for me.... The only thing I'm considering now is fitting a piston sleeve to minimise spring noise....

    oh, and I've just ordered a MWSS moderator :)
     
  11. kermitboy1

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    H B, I would love a springer for my gun cabinet. Do you mind me asking what cal you went for. I have looked so often at the TX but having been the proud owner of a 'HW' also, I cant decide between what 'HW' have to offer also. And knowing the following that the TX gets on here, is it a 'no brainer' in fact. Have you previously owned a 77 or a 97. ? KB1
     
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    Also, did you choose the 'HC' or full length. Cheers KB1
     
  13. Honest Bob

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    Have it in .177 HC, have had a go with a 97, but prefer the TX, nothing wrong with the 97, just personal pref, use the TX for hunting, wont get into the 177 v 22 debate. Atb, Bob.
     
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    Sounds great, have just looked at some 97's and seen some reviews. Still in two minds, but thanks for coming back. KB1
     
  15. Honest Bob

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    What I will say is, I intended getting a 97, but after shooting the TX, my choice was easy, these guns are heavy but so accurate, and the finish is second to none, and if looked after could last a life time. Went for .177, for the flatter trajectory. Hope you enjoy what ever you get. Bob.
     
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    If they didnt come with a long 96mm stroke i would probly agree it ruins what would be the best underleaver on the market IMO.
    Its not to much to ask for Air Arms to fit 12flb stroke pistons and springs like the MK1 TX200.
     
  17. Honest Bob

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    Can not argue with you on that one, as I have never had or fired a MK1, I can only form my opinions on what I have got and shot. Over the years have had lot's of shot guns and air guns, and the TX is the best out of the box springer I have ever had. But have heard it said the MK1 was better. Atb, Bob.
     
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    You should not have any spring noise, if the guides are the correct size.
     
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    Just a quick question: If the current generation of TX200's have a piston chamber and stroke designed to accommodate the higher energy requirements from some over seas markets, how do they restrict them to 12ft/lb for the UK? Do they simply fit a weaker or shorter spring?
     
  20. Honest Bob

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    Please don't take this the wrong way, but your question may end up as a power mod thread, and the tread could be closed by the Mod's. Some one may PM you with the answer, Atb, Bob.
     
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