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Question If You Could Choose A New Tx200 Mkiii Or A Tx200 Hc What Would You Prefer?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Fun Shootin', Jan 7, 2021.

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  1. Fun Shootin'

    Fun Shootin' .

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    I can't decide between a TX200 MKIII or a TX200 HC. It’d be silly and too expensive to get both so I’m stuck between them. What are the advantages and disadvantages ot these rifles? - I have done my research and I still can’t decide on which I prefer. Opinions welcome.

    I’m not interested in any of the other popular air rifle offerings around atm - it’s going to be a TX of some variation.
     
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    Pt. Engaging Member

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    I would love to help but don't own either but I would go for hw97k IMO but that just me as they are both lovely rifles.
    Funny times not being able to make up our own minds any more
     
  3. rich79

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    Is it for hunting, target or both?
    Id rather lug an HC around a perm than the full length (although there's not much in it).
    The full length weight over the muzzle helps tame 177 twitchyness if you're shooting targets from a bench.
    Not sure if the full length can accept a mod, the HC can.
     
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    ive not noticed any difference in weight TBH. The FL is longer (obv). The HC feels more solid, better balanced and ones ive tried recoil felt better on the HC. In reality, there will be such minor differences its down to personal taste and feel.
     
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    I was say handle them both with a scope on and see wich you prefer , I prefer the HC as it's shorter looks better and shoulders better at least for me it does , if you can afford it get the walnut rather than beech it's lighter and looks way nicer
     
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    I agree the HC is a solid balanced rifle and the FL seems slightly front heavy yet the FL seems more elegant. It may simply come down to looks in the end on deciding which to purchase :up:
     
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    Strictly for hunting in .22 - I’ll probably shoot a few paper targets with it now and again - for fun - but the purchase is for vermin control. :up:
     
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    The Carbine does look sweet no doubt but so does the FL to me. I’ve had a play with them irl and find it hard to choose between either. I may apply my house fire scenario to my dilemma - if I had both which would I rescue first? - think it’d be the FL.
     
  9. rich79

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    In that case I'd pick the HC, less twitchy than the 177, I've got an HC in 22, its a short chunky thug of a rifle, I don't feel like I'm losing anything over not having the full length, sometimes the carbine variants of rifles can feel more harsh but the TX isn't one of them.
     
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    Depends what fits you and you are comfy with ...comfort aids accuracy I would also go walnut though .....
    Great looking rifles the TX and super accurate and easy to work on
     
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    The full-length TX will be easier to cock, if you are putting a lot of pellets through the rifle at one time you will find it quite a workout.
    I had my daughter out target shooting with the TX a couple of times and I had to cock it and load it for her. I bought her an Ultra SE to use as it got quite a chore loading the TX.
    Still have the TX for my own use though, it's an early MK3 FL with the plain chequering.
     
  12. Fun Shootin'

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    One of my concerns is the HC can sound a bit loud compared to the FL. I'll need to have more of a play with both.
     
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    rellum Keyboard Hero

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    I have both preferred the HC in .22 plus you can fit a silencer to it.
     
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    I have the MK3 TX 200 HC in .177 and in a beech stock.
    She has taken a hillside of vermin, extremely accurate and hard hitting.
    Rich79 hit the nail on the head when he described this rifle as a " thug of a rifle".:thumb:
    They really are a no nonsense hunting rifle, I prefer the HC version for hide and woodland, preferred the HC for handling too.
    If you want the drop dead good looks - wish I had got the walnut for mine, same as my Pro Sport.

    My MK3 HC, .177 is running a very constant

    810 ft/sec, 11.47 ft/lbs with JSB Exact Express 4.52, 7.87g

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    Good luck with your choices buddy :thumb:
     
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    Fun shootin',

    For me, the full length TX is where its at :).

    I liked the HC, but at longer ranges (> 35 yards), I never shot it as accurately as my full length TX.

    Have fun :)

    Best regards

    Russ
     
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    How long are your arms?

    The FL is much easier to cock.

    I had an HC in .22 and a FL in 177
    I still have the FL. it is sublime.
    I got it second hand. The bluing is dull, is has a crap aftermarket trigger blade that I never get round to swapping. Butwhat a delight to use.

    I have also had 2 ProSports and although the PS has a better balance, the TX FL is an everyday gun.

    You don’t need a moderator with the FL shrouded barrel whereas the HC has a bit of a bark. Pointless getting an HC then fitting a moderator

    You know you want an FL

    Or look second hand and buy both. As a popular rifle, they are always coming up for sale.

    I also have a 97 but the TX is better
     
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    Yorkshire viking VIKING

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    FL TX for me too lovley thing a bit on the heavy side but feels good and solid too, good constant power with a good shot cycle as well....
    TX FL go on do it:thumb:
     
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    Just personal choice but, I always preferred the look of the HC :thumb:
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    GeeTee Keyboard Hero

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    MK3 cos the HC is a swine to cock:thumb:
     
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    1260engineer Precision matters

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    TX Mk3 :thumb:
    that nice bit of weight helps cope with the recoil :) and when its fettled Mmmmmm

    first day at the range 45 yards chucked a scope on it from another toy . just a little fiddle as i went ....sitting down elbow rested . full rifle un fettled it did this
    bull is 10mm next ring is 2p size .
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    if it aint broke dont fix it :thumb:
     

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