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SMK SX41 / BAM B40 ?.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Honest Bob, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Honest Bob

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    Have done a forum search, but could not find out if the SMK SX41 / BAM B40, was available in the UK, in .177, WW mentions they will be available in the UK, in one of his posts, can any one shed any light on weather any one stocks the .177 version yet. Thank's Bob. PS, I know I can get a AA, but that is not what I want to know.
     
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    Honest Bob, I'd hold out for a secondhand AA TX.

    Maybe the reason the sx41 has not hit the shops, is it's made out of monkey metal ?
     
  3. gasman

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    No NO get a bam 40 Bob, go on get one :up: then spend £200 on getting it to shot nearly as good as a TX200, nearly as good, then try and sell it to get a TX200 because you have now understood why TX 200 cost what they do :facepalm: and the wonder why no one what's to pay what you want for it and maybe, just maybe you should have got a TX 200 in the first place :eek:
     
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    Tx200 HC....cracking rifle, very very accurate, it isn't voted top springer every year for fun, Nuff said!!!
     
  5. Honest Bob

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    WHY can't people just answer the question. I have now changed the question a bit. :confused:
     
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    Because us southeners are as tight with our answers, as you Yorkshireman are with your money. lol
     
  7. Honest Bob

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    Did you find this out, by your own personal experience of the SX41 / Bam40. ?. Thank's for the reply. Bob.
     
  8. Honest Bob

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    The SX41 is on sale in the UK. but in .22. See Welsh Willy's review, on this forum, I think he may know what he is talking about, I know the AA is a 1st class gun. Atb from Bob.
     
  9. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    no, but I have seen one
     
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    iv seen a post on another site that bloke slated it after getting one.
     
  11. gunsnlandies

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    Don't do it Bob. And this is coming from someone who owns 7 Chinese rifles. They are so bad that Crosman refused to sell them as the Benjamin MAV77, because they were so rough. Even though they were made to a price that Crosman had insisted on in the first place. The end result was dire.
    They then went on the open market. SMK imported some. Now, even they have stopped bringing them in. So there is no way you will get a an XS41 .177. Secondhand B40 in .177, yes, if you keep an eye out.
    The BAM40 is a good rifle. The BAM41/XS41 isn't. They are two different guns. The B41 was made for cheapness from the B40 platform. They removed the barrel shroud. Fitted an inferior sealed trigger unit and cheap plastic muzzle/cocking lever retainer. Fitted a single piston seal instead of two as on the B41 and so on.
    If you can buy one at highly discounted price, fair enough. But don't pay the full asking price.
     
  12. Honest Bob

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    Now that is the kind of sensible grown up kind of reply I was expecting. I know that a shop in the Sheffield area, sells the SMK XS41 .22, but thought it strange, that the gun is not listed on the SMK website, your reply may answer that question. Wonder if they are just getting rid of discontinued stock. Double thanks. Bob.

    I have fired one, and would love one, but the tight Yorkshire man, was a little joke, but was still trying to save a few quid. Atb Bob. PS. I dont like spending money on a used and abused second hand rifle, ( bin theea dun that). I may have to soft soap the wife, (The Bank manager), I am good at that, 40+ yrs of practice. ;)

    I have found some good positive revues on the Bam40, but revues on the SMK version, are a bit thin on the ground. Thanks Bob.
     
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    Second hand isn't a deal breaker on a TX. I have 3 separate TX's with well over 100,000 shots on each of them. Just seals and springs wear out, but not anything else. Keep your eye open and then try before you buy the used gun. If it groups, it will be a good one. I know the price is high, but the other gun might be like throwing away money.
     
  14. Honest Bob

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    Have done a little more research on the XS41, and it looks like gunsnlandies is correct in saying it is a rejected crosman Mav77, re baged as XS41, to get rid of it. That would explain why it is not listed on the SMK website. So will not be spending my money on one of them. thank's for the reply. Bob
     
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  15. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    A couple of years ago I managed to pick up a nice clean TX200 mark 1 in .177 that made about 10.46 ft lb, it was quiet low recoil and amazingly accurate. Came with a scope and gun bag and cost me £160, came from Freeads, the blokes toddler had got to the moving about the house at lightspeed stage and he did not want any injuries due to the gun (you know undo underlever, pull back, whats this hole, stick finger in whilst moving underlever back). I got it at a very reasonable price and did not even try to negotiate the seller down!
     
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    I have a similar 1996 mk2 which cost £180 from here, a very good rifle and one I pick up out of choice. I'm curious about the chinese copies, but I know I would be frustrated if it didn't work, I don't mind under dogs, but they have to function properly :D

    John
     
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    Thank's for your input John. So now I am looking at reviews on the AA springers & the HW77 & 97, will not be bothering with the SMK. Atb, Bob.:up:
     
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    If you don't want spend a fortune and like underlevers, go buy an XS38 from Sheffield for £120. As long as you don't mind fettling the rough edges off and replacing the brown shipping gunk with real moly, they make a good rifle. Alas still only imported in .22 though.
    Some on here will throw their toys out of the pram at this suggestion. Personally I believe they are well underrated and I don't care what other people say. I know it isn't ever going to be a Weihrauch, but it's a third of the price new!
    Spent a lot of time on my one, re-doing the stock as well as the internals. The result is smooth, quiet, low recoil, and does 11.3ft/lbs. It's a nice thing to shoot, and I've got some far more expensive toys in my cupboard to compare it to. For the money... worth every penny it cost.


    Brian
     
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    Dont be afraid to get a second hand TX200 or HW77/97 if they have been looked after its hard to go wrong, they have been on the market a very long time now and still the best in my opinion.
    How much are the chinese clones new then?
     
  20. Honest Bob

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    smk sx41 £185.95.
     

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