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the decision has been made

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Thomas241, May 4, 2012.

  1. Thomas241

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    Just been to black pool air rifles to compare the tx200 and 97kt and see how they both feel in hand,and I can say I am glad I did, definaitly decided on the weihrauch: ), the thumb hole makes a world of diffrence, now to keep an eye out for a good second and one with scope to fit my budget lol, just thought I'd share the excitement lol.
     
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    Glad you know what your after now, did they not have a second hand one in there?
     
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    I wish you had said you were going you could have got me a trigger guard for me weihrauch......no way i`m paying £5.95 postage :eek:
     
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    i was looking at similar guns, liked the 97 but i bought a 98 instead, was a bad one (new) so took it back and got a tx200hc in walnut LOVE it.

    Few of the new hw's are coming out poorly finished so it seems, be ok s/h though :) the 97 is nice though but i find the thumbholes on weihrauchs ugly! They do feel nice though your right!
     
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    Bear in mind that the Thumbhole makes releasing the safety catch before taking a shot a bit of a pain as you have to remove your hand from the thumbhole, reach up, push it in and put your hand back again. On a sportster stock you can take aim, release the safety and take the shot all in one easy movement.
     
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    I have no issues releasing my KT safety but then I never do it in a hunting environment.
     
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    I bet you cock it, release the safety and then shoot. nothing wrong with that but in the field with the safety on you have to remember to release the safety before putting thumb in the thumbhole and taking the shot.

    Not a major problem by any means but a point of consideration with a Thumbhole stock.
     
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    Yep that's what I do Dunks. I could see it might be an issue if you'd lined up on a prey but forgot to release.
     
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    Exactly, and even after all these years I still sometimes take the shot only to find the safety still on and have to lift my thumb to push it off before trying again :rolleyes:
     
  10. Thomas241

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    To be honest i never asked lol, which was a bit stupid of me since i drove all the way from burnley to compare, but then again i have seen one on guntrader that iam after,
    just got intouch with the fella now, only trouble being its in newcastle, and id rather buy face to face so i suppose a drive is on the cards :(.
     
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    Glad you've made a positive decision, I think whichever way the decision goes, you'll like the rifle you end up with. I'm going up to the Sportsman Gun Centre in Exeter next weekend to try out the same couple of rifles as you, again to see which feels best. Since they both seem like good rifles, and opinion seems to be fairly well divided as to which is best, I think I'll have to go and see which fits me best before I make up my mind!
     
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    Wel ill tell you what swayed it for me was a couple of things, 1 the weihrauch is the original, even the man at BAR said the air arms was a copy of the weihrauch (all be it a damn good one lol), 2 the german build quality thats so commonly spoken about with regards to cars and basicly anything engineering wise must play a factor, and i drive a golf so can understand the hype, its definaitly well made, 3 was with regards to putting a sling on them, the tx200 under lever isnt as well seated as the HW and if its swinging around on your back with the strap, the lever can pop loose, from what i read its a well known fault and 4, i thought the HW was ever so slightly heavier which i actualy prefered, you may feel diffrently, youll have to see.
     
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    The point about the sling is something to bear in mind as I'm thinking I may have to get a sling if I get a TX200/HW97k, so thanks for pointing that out. How did you find the two in terms of balance?
     
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    well i can only speak for the weihrauch as thats the one i held for most of the time, but it seemed fine for me, one thing i noticed that you cant realy see from images on the net is that the HW stock is longer than the tx, where as i thought the opposite was true from pictures online, along with the slightly longer barrel of the HW and the silencer is just another factor that did it for me :),...to say the least iam chuffed lol :)
     
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    out of the box though, tx200
     
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    I guess these two rifles are in a similar league, both being better in a way than the other. Ideally of course you'd just buy both! ;) But if you can only afford one then I can see how the size, feel and balance could sway your decision towards one or the other regardless of the other factors.

    I've heard that said by a few people, but then there are those that think the HW97k is much better than the TX200 once tuned?
     
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    i think the 97 is better when tuned, as in better than not tuned but i dont think its better than a tuned tx..... not much in them though.

    Had a go of a few standard 97's today at the range, not as good as my standard tx.... deffo!
     

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