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New rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Gunnie, May 10, 2015.

  1. Gunnie

    Gunnie Engaging Member

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    Went for some pellets yesterday, 2 tins of my favourites please mister. Oh yes, whilst I’m here can I look at that TX200 everyone raves about please. Real nice, me thought, but maybe just the pellets for today. It was a painful drive home due to 2 road closures, en route, nasty road works, gave me to much time to think about the gun. Went back hours later for a 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] look, Big mistake, I needed some company on the way home, nasty road works ‘n’ all that…….
    So end result is a nice new TX200 for the expanding collection, what’s it like?
    Well I was expecting a “Ronseal moment” to be honest, didn’t get one though.
    Issues so far are this, upon cocking it just over half way through the movement it starts to feel rough as I complete the cycle.
    Mmmmmm, maybe it’ll wear in, who knows. Put about 100 pellets through it so far, is it accurate? Oh yes, is it…..
    Cocking lever has jammed 3 times in the fully cocked position, could be me doing something wrong, who knows.
    And finally the worst thing of all is “the trigger” works like a dream absolutely love it, but don’t look at it, hideous thing it is. Whatever were they thinking when they manufactured this . only knows. On a top end springer I would expect something better looking than this monstrosity. So that’s my 1[SUP]st[/SUP] impression of a highly regarded rifle, top end? nearly. Out of the box best you can get, nearly.
    Am I happy with it? Errrr, suppose so. Just expected a ronseal moment, didn’t get it.
     
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    that dosnt sound right to me take it back to rfd and explain whats happening
     
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    It should not be jamming up like that at all, Take it back and get them to give it a good service!!!
     
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    Yeah man that sucks. Take it back quick snap.
     
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    Has to go back mate, my TX was as smooth as silk, the TX is a great rifle wish I'd kept it.
     
  6. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    ​Buy a nice Hatsan instead!
     
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    When it jams in what you think is the fully cocked position it's probably because you haven't pulled the cocking leaver back hard enough, so many new tx owners have this very issue.
     
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    lol, bet it's got a better trigger......
     
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    As I said "Cocking lever has jammed 3 times in the fully cocked position, could be me doing something wrong" will watch for that, thanks
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Don't be so sure, the Quattro is very very good!
     
  11. Gunnie

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    As mentioned in my opening post,
    "And finally the worst thing of all is “the trigger” works like a dream absolutely love it, but don’t look at it, hideous thing it is."
    IMHO, it certainly doesn't warrant being fitted to a top end springer. Visually that is, function is fine. I look at the rest of the TX & it's a visual feast, let down by the trigger finish.
    "To all" please don't think I'm unhappy with this TX200, I'm not. I guess I was expecting more from what I'd read that's all. I will be addressing any issues 1 at a time & work my way through them until resolved.
    Regarding the finish of the trigger, maybe I could polish it to a nice finish? instead of the "Iv'e just fell out of the cast" look it has.
     
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    Think that's not jamming: cock it till the end and then give it an extra pull, should do it and is perfectly normal.
    Install a Rowan Engineering trigger and you won't go back. Ever.

    As for the rough spot in cocking: that's not good.
    Take it back to the shop and ask for a new one.
    You bought it new so it should be immaculate.
     
  13. BiggaJ

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    Not often we read a lack lustre review of an AA gun on here! Thinking about it though .... virtually all the reviews of AA guns written on here would or could lull the unwary into thinking these things are pure perfection, especially compared go products from DS, BSA, WEIHRAUCH ect. I would go as far as to say, they have a cult following by most members on this forum ..... maybe I need to get one to see what all the fuss is about ;)

    I have not handled many AA guns let alone shot one, I think the only one is an S200 when comparing it to an ULTRA SE and I found it not great to the eye but apart from that it felt ok, just ok.

    The cocking action does seem a little strange to have a rough feeling to it and on that basis I would send it back.

    Is it beyond the realms of possibility that an AA gun is not perfect?
     
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  14. secretagentmole

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    No it is not, they seem to have patches where there are problems (the Prosport cocking lever snapping being one widespread problem I recall). But to be fair AA are usually on top of things fairly quickly.
     
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    Of course AA has got its lemons, all brands have it in one form or another.
    I've seen several AA rifles with "faults" over the years.
    Stocks that didnt fit well, compession tubes not being straight, gritty triggers...

    My current HC had a bad stock/action alignment due to the Stock bracket, i reversed the bracket and that solved the problem.
    It also eats seals like cookie monster.
    My PS had the cocking-arm come loose, locktite cured that prob.
    Some guns didnt shoot wel out of the box, bit rough.

    Then again, HW's (ful power, Holland...), are always rough out of te box: ALWAYS twanging like hell, bad alignment is common, bad blueing, burrs inside, rust inside (weld seams), lacquer peeling of stocks (especially the 98) bend barrels... seen and had it all.

    When you look at the quality of the blueing, the stock/woodwork, the finishing and the design (internal and external), all in all you will find the AA to be miles ahead of its concurents.
    (though its a pitty AA made mk3's cocking-stroke a bit long to achief USA power levels..., i that regard the 97 is better)

    When i purchase a rifle a always ask my shop to have at least 3 of that model in stock so i can look and shoot them all.
    The one shooting most smooth and with best velocity (good compression) i will pick.
    Than i choose the nicest stock of the 3 and they swap it for me.
    I know: i'm a "sensitive" customer...but they know im a good customer. ;)

    But even then a problem may occur, part of airgunning i guess.
    (and to me tinkering is part of the fun).
     
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    Ok, the latest.
    Spoke to the RFD who told me to take it back for them to inspect. As a result they've exchanged it for another, easier to cock & nowhere near as harsh as the other one. Still not perfect, but a mountain of difference.
    Many thanks for all the sound advice, a lot happier now.
    Just that . awful looking trigger to address.....:D :D
     
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    Hi Gunnie,

    As I stated before: try it... and you won't go back. Ever.

    I have the adjustable trigger in anodised black.
    Feels on par with REAL springer match triggers like FWB, maybe even slightly better.
    The stage screws are rounded instead of having a point, big improvement.

    The adjustable one is the one to get: you can alter everything. ;)

    Cheers
     
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    My recently purchased tx came with one already fitted so I can't directly compare it to standard, but it works a treat and is very nice to use. hth Not as accurate at the moment as my recently sold LGU though !
     

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