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New Springer Advice

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by PBaz Barrett, Feb 4, 2021.

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Which rifle should I purchase (in .177)

  1. AA TX200

    46.8%
  2. HW77K

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  3. HW97K

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  1. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging lead me'..

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    Hello, I am currently on the look out for a new springer rifle and would welcome any advice as to what to purchase. My options are a TX200 hunter carbine, a HW77K or a HW97K. Which is the better rifle to buy new. Thanks.
     
  2. Desmond.22

    Desmond.22 'All round good egg'

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    To be honest in all seriousness all as good as each other.

    Best hold a few and get a feel for them then if you can try shoot a couple ultimately personal preference mate.

    Some will suit you better than others for me it's the 97 but I've had all 3 and are all great.

    I've still a 77 too but find the 97 that bit nicer for more precision work
     
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  3. Sniperjon

    Sniperjon Well-Known Member

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    Tx full length for me, .177 tack driver!
    J.
     
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  4. Lostkiwi

    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    Love my 97 though I have to admit it's a bit of a cabinet queen. It doesn't get taken out if it's damp outside...
    Having said that I did take it out earlier in the week and had a very pleasant 45 minutes plinking in the garden setting up the scope (swapped the Nikko off for the Discovery). Only got 14m to play with but it' was great fun and deadly accurate.
     
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    trumpetier Pro Poster

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    Either or, all are good. If it's mainly for targets, I would recommend the full length TX over the HC, easier for prolonged cocking ;)
     
  6. Regal Man

    Regal Man Pro Poster

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    Depends which calibre your after .
    For .20 your choice is between, HW77k or the HW97k the HW97k , the stock is designed, more scope friendly , from what I gather.

    If I was a gun tart , after a springer. My eyes would be looking, at the HW97k blue laminate stock in .20 calibre.
     
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    Guloluseus Very Active

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    I think you've pretty much picked 2 of the better and more popular guns, so whichever you choose, you're going down the right road.
    I prefer the HC version of the TX, but its not a favourite of mine. Between the 77 and 97 k versions, I'd go with the 77- its a bit more weildable, and I've found them to be more than competent gun.

    Best bet is to wait till you get a chance to hold each one and see which you prefer. first impressions will give you a good guide as to which feels better, and thats half the battle!
     
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  9. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    TX for me as I never got on with my 97, mind you I never gave it much of a chance if I'm honest, anyway, the 97/77 will probably need work before they'll shoot to their full potential whereas a TX won't want for more than a strip, clean up and re-grease...

    And therein lies the first benefit of owning a TX as opposed to a 77/97, 4 Allen screws to take the stock off and one bolt, yes, you read that rite "one bolt" which allows you access to all the necessaries inside... :thumb:
     
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    Pick one out the hat, theres very little to choose.

    In order i would go full length TX, 97k, 77k, TX HC

    But thats just me. If/when you get the chance the best bet is to handle them yourself to see which one suits your hands / shoulders.
     
  11. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging lead me'..

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    Yes it seems logical as you guys say, to try all for fit. Have yet to hear a bad word said against either. I do like the look of the TX200HC with its compactness. Plus being a British outfit, should really support them, but the 77 and 97 are very nice also.. Yep I need to check all out to see what suits me best. :thumb: Thanks all.
     
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    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    ;):up:...
     
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  13. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    forget that lot....a 99
     
  14. BallisticBill

    BallisticBill Looking outside the box

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    What do you want it for? Hunting, targets, both?
    I have TX200, TX200HC and 97k. My full length TX will out shoot the other two but is too unwieldy for hunting. The HC is best for hunting. The 97k is a compromise - will do either. If I had to get rid of one it would be the 97k. If I could only have one for all uses it would be the 97k... but it did need a fettle. The other two are good straight from the box.
     
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    Prosport
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  16. PBaz Barrett

    PBaz Barrett 'I love slinging lead me'..

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    Yep the 99S looks a good value rifle with great potential, but a break barrel :oops:..
     
  17. Reevo17

    Reevo17 Group therapy

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    Having owned both sizes of 77, 3x 97s and several TX/HC the full length 77 gets my vote every time - really easy cocking too - the 77k next.

    what do you want it for? Bench targets or hunting?

    big price difference between a 77/97 and walnut TX new

    I hate the phrase the Hw will need a tune out the box.... the don’t need a tune, but 95% will benefit from a £25 guide set to stop the boing.

    the TX also.

    I had a TX where one was flooded with grease, another the cocking arm fell off so their QC isn’t all that either....

    hold them both: all to compare.

    more importantly load one!

    the 77/97 was a wide loading port and a shallow barrel.

    the TX barrel is centric and deeper and has a narrower port which is handed. I used to drop loads of pellets with the TX loading.... my HWs always felt smoother to cock and shot considerably better also

    my 2p
     
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    YepYep Posting Addict

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    Yep! No doubt the TX system is the most easiest service design! When the first time I opened my PS, I was fully surprised by working on it effortlessly!
     
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  19. rich79

    rich79 No deep or funny comment here

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    Unless you're going to use the opens I'd ditch the 77, so that leaves the TX vs 97.

    TX
    Nicer blueing
    Walnut option
    Glided piston
    It's English

    97
    Four stock options
    Rekord trigger
    No fiddly anti beartrap

    Or join the gentlemans club & get a Prosport.
     
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    YepYep Posting Addict

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    I think we should also consider you can use open sight on the 77 but not the other two?
     
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