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TX200 v HW97

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ejd2006, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. ejd2006

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    I know there are those who favour each rifle but I have read a lot about how the TX200 mk1 and 2 are "Better" than the mk3. So does this mean that the mk3 is not the equal of the HW 97 or is it still and the mk1 and 2 were better than the HW97? This is a genuine question not just trying to open can of worms.
     
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    Out of the box I think mk3 is still better than the 97 but the 97 can be had for less than 250 quid new so its about 40% cheaper than the tx
     
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    Hi Ejd , I had a HW97(26mm piston) which had been tuned and that was great. Many moons ago I had a HW77 with 25mm piston and that was superb . I have recently got a TX200hc MK3 and I am struggling a little with it ? Maybe the piston seal is poor or breech seals , I am working on that and going to shoot it tomorrow . I love the TX but just wish I could shoot it a little better .
    You may have noticed I am in Formby too !
    Seriously, no problem if you want to pop around to have a look/go .
    atb, rich.
     
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    I have a 97 k/t stainless synthethic. It was tunded by Welsh Willi for me and is one of my real faves. I find the 97 very easy to shot. I have had a few shots with a TX and did own a TXSR which was something special.. I allso own a BAM 40 thats a clone of the TX:eek:. Mine came via LYN Lewington aka Venoman and came originally from Venom has it had been Steve Popes so its a very good example of its type. On its very first outing at my club it propmted a member of the Air Arms team and Welsh F/T team to state it was one of the best .22 TX,s he had ever used:D. Imagine his face when I told him what it really was:eek:. To be fair mind he stands by his findings has do I if you can find one there a very good buy and I can see why Air Arms threw a fit with them coming in to UK:eek:. there a real good copy.:up:
     
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    Walther LGU should be in there too
    http
    ://www.airgunmagazine.co.uk/tests/test-walther-lgu/
     
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  6. richardscar

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    Absolutely ! , I had one and it was the easiest and to shoot accurately, by far .
     
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    97 for me. I've had two the first I swapped for a pcp and instantly regretted it so sold the pcp and bought another 97 for the reasons below
    - I prefer the stock on the 97kt as the drop down pistol grip I feel gives me better trigger control.
    It - I don't like the clack, clack, clack of the anti-beartrap on the tx and the fact you have to push the button in to return the underlever.
    - The loading port on the 97 goes right across the cylinder through 180 degrees. You only get a 90 degree cut out on the tx. All tx owners will say it isn't an issue. I just like having more room for my short, fat fingers.
    -The rekord trigger some say is the industry standard on a sporting rifle and I think it just pips the cd unit on the tx.
    These are of course my own opinions.
    In all honesty you won't go wrong with either rifles. They are both great and will only come down to personal preference. Try and get to a club and shoulder and shoot both. Either way it'll be money well spent.
     
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    I had a 97 untill recently and now have a tx and walther lgu. all 3 are very good guns but out the box the walther is by far the easiest to be accurate with and its got the nicest firing cycle. That said you wont go far wrong with any of the 3
     
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    I have got a .177 TX and a .22 97, its hard to compare them really because the TX has a short stroke nose in it and the 97's a .22. I think most people who have owned both will go for a tuned 97.I dont know where they sell them new for £250 though?
     
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    where? i paid over £500 for mine with bag and scope.....then another £80 for the bits to tune it
     
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    97k here. Cant fault it to be honest. Not shot a TX so i couldnt really say. Did shoulder one and it did seem very nice :)
     
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    I bought one a few weeks ago, paid 232 quid plus about a tenner postage from sportwaffen schneider.de. It was delivered directly to my door in 4 days. It came in at half the legal power though. If ya not gonna have it tuned so want it at just shy of the legal limit then they are about 260 quid delivered to your door from holland. If ya type in "holland" on the forum search bar, you will find the name of the shop that most people use. On my phone sorry or would do it myself
     
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    Yeah, better from abroad for me cos I like having it delivered to my house as my nearest rfd is miles away. They all speak perfect english so no problem to deal with
     
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    I must admit, I always chuckle when I hear mention of shitesport/sheitesport . Probably sounds a lot better translated into English ..:)
     
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    Never shot a 97 but absolutely love Richards ^^ TX200HC, tho the light trigger kept suprising me:)
     
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    The only downside to the LGU (I do have one and have had the TX and 97 in the past) is the trigger which, though perfectly usable, is not as good as the Rekord or AA units.

    It is however much nicer and more accurate to shoot with than the others, both of which need work doing to them, IMHO. Not quite as appealing to look at as the TX, but better finished than the Weihrauch.

    A little heavier than the TX full length but with a more neutral balance.

    Much easier to strip than the HW, and you don't need to remove the barrel to get the compression tube out. Just two pins to knock out, and not too much preload.
     
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    Any import tax on that
     
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    it surprised me too......................seeing you looking surprised . lol
     

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