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Advice TX200 Barrel - Poor Finish?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Jimbob 2705, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Jimbob 2705

    Jimbob 2705 Guest

    Today I removed a TX200 Mk1 .177 Barrel as I was struggling to get consistent groups with it. It seems to group for 3 or 4 shots, then suddenly don't group at all! :confused:

    I've tried 8 different type of pellets now, with no luck yet which is a tad frustrating!

    I'm a little concerned as I would of thought it would of been accurate with some of the pellets I've tried - JSB Exacts 4.52 + 4.53, Exact Express, Webley Mossies, H&N FTT, Webley Accupell, Falcon Accuracy Plus and a couple of others.

    I've been testing at 35 yards, and I've had the same pellet shoot a 5 hole group in almost one hole (8mm edge to edge) then the next 5 shots all over the place (30mm+). It then might group for a couple more shots then off it goes again, and the POI seems to move all around the place. It was also wasn't consistent at 25 yards.

    I'm almost 100% sure its not me and the rifle shouldn't be hold sensitive with the state of tune it is currently in!

    So I took the barrel off, as I wanted a closer look. I used a hair dryer, a wooden broom handle for the start then a old pool cue sanded to the correct size for the later part - I made sure no damage was done to the barrel.:)

    The muzzle crown looks to be in good condition, along with a decent finish so I'm fairly sure its not at that end.:cool:

    The breech end though, is a different matter!:eek:

    Look at the photos here : https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZaptAA

    The finish on it looks terrible! :(

    It looks nothing like a TX200 Mk3 or a HW97 Barrel which I've compared it to, as they have a smooth consistent chamfer/taper whereas this is ragged, inconsistent and if anything possibly off centre.

    The big question is : Could this be cause of my inaccuracy?! If so, is there anything I could do to try to improve things?

    Many Thanks,


    PS - Before you all ask, yes all stock screws are tight, tried a different scope, mounts, etc ;):p
  2. Bigant

    Bigant Posting Addict

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    stoke on trent
    my tx loves JSB Exacts 4.52 a rough edge to the barrel could produce all sorts of nastys accuracy wise

  3. Dag

    Dag Pro Poster

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    Nr Leatherhead, Surrey
    If you can get a close group of 5 pellets at 35 yds and then you can't it doesn't sound as if anything is wrong with the barrel....does it?
  4. Jimbob 2705

    Jimbob 2705 Guest

    Dag, I disagree with you if I'm honest - it could be something that for those 5 pellets they loaded correctly, but the others have loaded differently, possibly been shaved by the ragged edge, and hence inaccurate...

    I'm guessing your sugesting it is me - which I hate to say it, but it's certainly not me ;)
  5. Dag

    Dag Pro Poster

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    Nr Leatherhead, Surrey
    In part I suppose I am implying that as I have been there myself and looked for everything wrong with my rifle only to be shown it was me that was doing something wrong. Your comment about the number of pellet types tried could mean you are never settling the rifle down to handle one type but you don't say how how quickly you changed from one to another so it's impossible to say whether this is behind it.
    it's just that I find it hard to see a small group " loading correctly" and then all others not and for this to be repeated given you say it is consistent for "3 or 4 shots" and also mention the 5 shot group.
    I guess the rifle is a recent purchase as you are trying to test a number of different pellets?
    Perhaps others can offer suggestions but Yes I think ultimately it will either be you and your handling of the rifle, or you have another problem which causes intermittent variations. Something tells me a faulty barrel will be a source of inconsistency all the time and not be good at times and bad at others.
    I hope you do resolve it though
  6. amaser1

    amaser1 Donator

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    Brandon, Thetford
    Have you cleaned the barrel.

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