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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by rabbitwrecker, May 19, 2018.

  1. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Socially Distant...

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    Got to put a few pellets through this little beauty today - she's an Air Arms TX200SR for those that didn't know. Quite a strange experience, having never shot anything like it before - unquestionably a springer, but shoots like a pfffttt-gun. I was surprised by the fact that she's a .22, I'd have expected a rifle such as this to aimed squarely at the paper-punching and FT/HFT markets.
    So, what did I like? The quality for starters, the deep blue finish - reminiscent of my Theobens and old Webleys - and the tastiest chunk of Walnut that I've laid hands on since 1997. I'm not usually that fond of CD triggers, the ones I've used before tended to feel sloppy compared to a Rekord - no complaints about this one though. Nicely balanced for such a big rifle too, I was expecting a lot more weight up front.
    And what I didn't like? Too heavy for my liking - and for hunting - probably just the ticket for target work however. A real pig to cock and drama to load and that beautiful stock, right hand only. One thing that I found rather disconcerting was the way the action would shuffle back and forth when the rifle was tilted.
    In conclusion, a beautifully - if somewhat overly - engineered rifle and yes, eye candy. Would I like one? In a lefty stock, I think that I would - fine for hunting from a fixed position, not so hot for stalking. Now, where's my 99s...
     
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    ooh see you dress to the left... suits you sir.:) (want one):rolleyes:
     
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    Ooh yah lovely. Had a go of a .177 few weeks ago, was surprised how nice it was to shoot. My thoughts were the same as yours, nice trigger, well balanced but rather heavy!
     
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    That is indeed a stunner. Very nice:thumb:
     
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    Tree ! :)
     
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    Now that is a thing of beauty mate, lovely wood and a very nice piece of kit ATB.
     
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    sneaky little acquistion this one matey. Lovely thing the SR.
    If you think this is good, you really need to get a 300 ;)
     
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    Not mine, just had a go with it...
     
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    I was waiting for the tales of humping the b****r round a farm. That one will be up against a tree for sure ;)
     
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    Lovely timber!
     
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    The scoped 99s is the heaviest rig I'd want to cart around the farm...
     
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    It's gorgeous! But does it do anything a 99s won't do? And what it will do, does it do it as well as a 99s? I was really close to getting a TX200 of some kind but, seriously, the 99s (as you folks call a 50s) is just so easy to shoot and so easy to carry, I'm really wondering why anyone makes, or bothers with, any other sub 12s...except for the 35e, of course, which adds that premium Teutonic beauty to the rather plain and boringly, Germanically, efficient 99s.

    (OK, there's more to in than just that but indulge me, por favor, I'm in love with the 35e.)
     
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    Nice pictures RW. I like heavy rifles, I have been shooting underlevers for years and have never found them awkward to load (apart from a Gamo CF something which had a rotary breech like a BSA superstar).

    Like You say though RW for walking around fields they a bit too heavy but around farmyards and woods where there is always something around to lean on I think they are great.
     
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    It's a Man's Springer RW and very nice it is too :D

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    I’d buy it just for the wood, but I’d never shoot it. It will not do anything better than my, than my HW100.
    If anything it would be louder, more difficult to load, single shot. Everything I love about PCPs. But I’m getting a itch for a springer that is pointless to me.
     
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    I hear what you are saying Hiram about the 35e. Truly a thing of beauty.

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    Wild Bill co2 Firearm Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    I used to shoot an SR in the late 90's in FT. A truly wonderful rifle and almost recoiless with it's special engineering. These rifles are in a class of their own. As nice as a HW35 is, it doesn't really compare with an SR in all reality.
     
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    Aha! So you now know it’s a springer. Love my TX, it has enough recoil to feel involved and fires like a dream. Mind you I’m new to it and haven’t tried a 99 yet. Will be interested to hear your comments on how it compares after a few hundred pellets. I tried my HC out to 35 yards last might having zeroed it at 20 at the range. There was no adjustment necessary at all for hold over! But there was for windage? Must be my hold.
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    This is RW dipping his toe into recoiless shooting, I give it 6mths & he'll have a Steyr hunting 5!
     
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    A slippery slope..... :p
     
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