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Question about hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Haselsh1, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Haselsh1

    Haselsh1 Jack Uzi

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here but I'd like some help.

    I like to shoot rats at a local fishing pond and have decided on a new rifle. I've chosen a Weihrauch HW97K or an Air Arms TX200HC. I know nothing about these guns other than what I have read on the makers websites. Can anyone offer any assistance...?

    Shaun H
     
  2. littlescoot

    littlescoot Well-Known Member

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    Hi m8, welcome to the site and my opinion is both guns are fine equipment but personally i like the weihrauch, but then again i aint used either gun so i cant speak from experience
     
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    both are great guns you just have to grab both and decide which one feels best to you. neither will break from bad workmanship if thats what you are woried about
     
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    both guns are qualiyt springer, having owned both the tx and hw97
    iwould say the 97 has the edge on the tx.
     
  5. simply james

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    have had bothe in the past,bothe very accurate.
     
  6. littlescoot

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    looks like the hw97 gets the vote then, m8, but its your opinion and your money
     
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    You'll be pleased with either :up:
     
  8. Haselsh1

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    HW97K

    Hey, I've been checking out a lot of the other forums and the HW97K definitely gets the vote. On top of that, I've been to the local gun shop and handled one. OK, it's bloody heavy when compared to a pre-charged gun but I'll be shooting either sat down or laid down so I could always use a support. I guess there's always a solution. The first thing that struck me about the Weihrauch was the sheer quality of the thing. It oozes quality and workmanship and I admire that. I just hope it has BSA type backup in case it's ever needed.

    Can anyone recommend a good .22 pellet for killing rats...? I've been using RWS Superpoints, any good...? Any comments...? Any information is good information. I shoot over about 30 feet so it's pretty close range. It's always best to see their bloody eyes...!!!

    All the best.

    Shaun H.
     
  9. Haselsh1

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    TX200HC

    Oh, I've also heard that the Air Arms guns aren't actually made in the UK but some eastern block country. Being really honest, that put me off. I've also heard that the finish on the metalwork of the Air Arms guns is very poor. I'm not putting 300 quid of my money into that.
     
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    i use field target trophy .22 pellets all the time, nothing else, they do the job and they are accurate and i aint had a problem with them yet
     
  11. Rockabilly

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    the finish on tx"s is really good and the whole product oozes quality;)
     
  12. a1gunner

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    pellet wize a good 16 grain dome will do well.

    air arms field deform well so will put all the energy into the rat.

    with pointed ones it can go through the chest cavity and it wond drop instantly. if a pellet goes trough the heart it dies from lack of oxygen to the brain but in that time it will have run away.

    hollow points work well too also passing on all the energy but can be inacurate

    by the way you dont need to wory about where air arms guns are made they are still high quality
     
  13. Haselsh1

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    Thanks...

    Hey, once again, thanks for the information. I did hold a TX200HC and I did like it a lot. Maybe I shouldn't believe it's inferior cozz it's not Western...! I also held an S200 III and it was gorgeous and very light. It's such a shame there's all of the extra cost of the bottle and stuff. I also like the fact that the S200 can be retro-fitted with a magazine.

    Back to reality though, I have been shooting BSA Interceptor hollow points and christ, do they make a mess.

    The reason for a new gun is just cozz. You know, cozz I fancy one, no other reason. I'm still none the wiser though. I think deep down inside it's got to be the Weihrauch HW97K but of course the one with the blue stock would the icing on the cake.

    Thanks again.

    Shaun H.
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  14. a1gunner

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    ok have fun
     

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