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Best Synthetic Underlever?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Greylag80, Jul 28, 2020.

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  1. Greylag80

    Greylag80 Active Member

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    Choosing between the HW97 backline or the Walther Varmint?

    Haven't had experience of either... leaning very much towards the HW97.

    Thoughts?
     
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    HW97 Blackline, job jobbed, :thumb:
    Mines about 8 to 10 years old now, and still as good as new, its my fave gun in fact.
    :D :D :D
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    Or is the AA TX200 HC worth getting but would have to be second hand?
     
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    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    Oh I'm so glad I noticed this is only your 6th post otherwise I would have choked on my tea rather than just spray it round the kitchen!

    HW97.
     
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    pjgtech Top Poster

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    I just had a TX200HC, lovely gun, but I've just sold it, and the 97 is staying, nuff said... :thumb:
     
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    willo1962 Keyboard Hero

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    For me the only downside is the butt plate. Need to get something to beef it out
     
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    Thanks for going easy...

    I have heard so much about the LGU master pro that I thought Walther could be worth a look, but I guess the Varmint is an older model?
     
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    Don't let the HW zombies brain wash you into believing the 97 is the best gun going, TX's are far better out of the box... :popcorn:
     
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    Seen as you said synthetic under lever I'd go Hw97k myself I am a weihrauch fan though so that does push me slightly towards the hw
     
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    TX is a great gun, but not synthetic, so not in the running... :thumb:
     
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    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    He did ask for opinions on the TX too, post #3... ;):up:
     
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    Yeah... ideally I'd like to stay away from used, as you never know... and def can't afford a new TX200

    But if the TX200 HC is really THAT much better I guess it's worth hunting for one used.
     
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    I prefer the mk2 stock over the mk3 which is a awful feeling in my hands but the looks are great on the tx fish scale if I found a really nice tx200 mk3 in a really nice mouth watering untouched walnut stock I'd certainly entertain it

    I found the tx mk2 stock fitted amazing and far better for me than the hw's which fit fine
     
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    BallisticBill Too much keyboard, not enough action!

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    The TX200 and TX200HC may share all the same parts except the barrel, shroud and cocking lever but the balance is very different and the shot cycle is affected by barrel length so that's different too. I have both and the 97k. My advice would be to handle all 3 before deciding. Intended use is also a factor to consider. I wouldn't use the TX200 for hunting, or the HC for targets. I'll use the 97k for both but would reach for the TXs first for each of their preferred uses. They are all good guns but the TXs are better out of the box. If you buy a 97k you'll need a drop-in kit so, if you are paying someone to fit it, you'll end up paying the same or more than a TX... depending on what you have done.
     
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    Thanks.

    Much to consider then.

    I'll def be primarily hunting, so the HC or the 97 it is.

    I seem to be stuck on the idea that a synthetic stock will be more durable and as I already have a BSA R10th walnut stock, I'd rather have something I can reach for when hunting during poor weather and also have something I will not mind getting knocked about a little.

    To be honest I've hand no experience of either AA or Weihrauch guns (solely a BSA springer muppet until now) and I can't see me handling before purchase, both due to COVID and not having much free time at the moment.

    I'll keep a look out for a second hand TX 200 HC, but I'm leaning towards a new 97 KT backline.

    Thanks for all the feedback.
     
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    BallisticBill Too much keyboard, not enough action!

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    Avoid the TX beech stocks... too easily marked when hunting... so the walnut will add to the cost but Minelli do make lovely stocks! :)
    I'm not a fan of the Weihrauch stocks but can understand the logic for synthetic... been there. And you can always use the 97k and have it fettled later. :thumb:
     
  17. Jasglo68

    Jasglo68 Its not about the size it’s where you put it !!

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    I was a diehard tx fan for years ( from the MK1) that was until I got a wooden stocked 97kt to see what all the fuss was about. I know own two 97s and personally think they are the better gun. The .22 synthetic has a superb firing cycle. Just add a Bisley adjustable butt and it’s perfect
     
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    The 97 gets my vote :thumb:
     
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    Magnum Farce Man's gotta know his limitations

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    Just this evening swapped out the blue lam stock on my 97K for a synthetic one, bit lighter & much nicer to hold :up:



    ..still wish I’d bought a 95K tho :facepalm:
     
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    1260engineer Precision matters

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    i have both 97 and tx2 they both shoot very differently you need to shoot them both then my your choice :thumb:
     
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