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Under Lever Opinions!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Husky-loves-to-run, Mar 26, 2019.

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  1. Husky-loves-to-run

    Husky-loves-to-run Busy Member

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    Okay guys, I’ve had a few break barrels, I own a few PCPs, but my next mission is to save like hell and get me an under lever. Tried a TX-200 out at the club the other night and it’s great but, I’ve fallen a little bit in love with an AA Prosport, or if I can’t get that then a Hw97. So, all of the experienced people, what’s your view on ease of maintenance, common issues, etc if I may? Prosport, Hw97..... go!
     
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    Stuck on duty with my buggered ankle and not a lot better to do than look at air rifle reviews....... it’s a trap!!!
     
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    Rattymcrattyface hurrr duurrrr

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    One of each is the only sane answer, Husky. :rtfm::D:D
     
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    Mate I am looking at S/H ones from my club as I simply can’t afford new. But something about the lines and feel of the Prosport just clicked with me, the Hw97 is cheaper and seems to perform great, it’s also newer. Figured there’s just too much experience in these matters in here not to ask.
     
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    Had 'em all... Multiple times!

    Now only have the 97.

    Prosport - Best looking rifle ever
    TX200 - More comfortable to use than the Prosport
    HW97K - Not as smooth out of the box as the others but better trigger than either

    My take: Throw a Tinbum kit into a 97 and enjoy!
     
  6. Brother Caleb

    Brother Caleb You have been judged and found unworthy!

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    Prosport = Top Rifle nothing to fault it really, some don't like the cocking arm but it does its job.
    TX = Top Rifle, prefer the Prosport but that might change when I get my re-blacked steel work back.
    97 = Some German thing with all sorts of lugs and stuff if you want to strip it.

    My Take: Get one of the Brit's, better looking and easier to play with.
     
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    Hw 97 gets my vote. The TX is the best looker to my eyes but there's a couple of boring things I don't like about it, including the bear trap clicking & clattering like it does. You'll probably be happy with any of the 3 though. As long as you go for the mans calibre, 177 :thumb:
     
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    Kadushu Engaging Member

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    The Prosport is the best springer I've ever had out the box.
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    A tuned 97k just beats it IMO.
    Never tried a TX.
     
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    There aren't any lugs on a 97, the back block screws in. A TX is easier to take apart it's just one screw and a circlip on the cocking arm though. I would go for a 97k mate.
     
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    You can't go wrong with any of them, if your buying 2nd hand you won't lose to much if it turns out you don't like that one, in my opinion the prosport is the best looking and easy to strip, the TX is also a very nice looking rifle and very easy to strip and slightly easier to shoot than a pro sport being less hold sensitive, the 97 shoots very well and the trigger once set up is sublime it isn't as easy to strip but still doesn't take long.

    I have owned all 3 and now I shoot a TX :thumb:
     
  11. littleJon365

    littleJon365 Democracy unless they disagree

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    They are all decent and any of them will be good enough. I’ve owned all of them and all in .22

    The pro sport is a good looking rifle, best of the three and shoots well. Easy to strip and play with.

    TX (HC) is also a decent looking rifle, prefer the older models but the stock in a Mk3 looks the best for me. Another easy rifle to strip and play with. Another accurate rifle

    97 - not the best looking of the bunch but right up there with everything else. They are easy to strip, takes a few seconds more than an AA, there’s nothing to it.

    Personally I’d have a 97 or a TX HC but there really is nothing between them all. I’d be happy with any of them. I still own a pro sport and a 97.

    Get a set of guides from TBT, WW etc, bring the power down to mid 10’s and you will have a really decent springer on your hands. Very easy to make into a cracking rifle. If you get stuck doing anything to one post it up here and you’ll get more than enough help.

    Good luck
     
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    rich79 No deep or funny comment here

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    They way they feel & balance is a personal opinion, what suits one won't another, so unfortunately nobody can help you there.
    I own a TX & a 97k, both great guns but they don't stop me wanting a PS, I will eventually get one, if you're anything like me I'd get the PS as it won't go away even if you buy a 97!
     
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    I cant take issue with this post. I have had them all. The only one i now DONT have is the pro sport. Didnt like at all.
     
  14. Wofty

    Wofty 'This is the way'

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    I'd just get the one that felt the best and looked the best to me.
    I really quite fancy a TX and might swap my 97 for one. The 97 feels rather clinical to me.
    Pro-sports look ace but I'd have to fit a longer barrel. It looks like a classic hunter with its barrel hacked off the poor thing!
     
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    Wofty 'This is the way'

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    I forgot.
    Don't rule out the Diana underlevers if you want something a bit different.
    My K98 (action also in normal form, 430 or summat) is my current fave springer.
    It's got more character than my 97 for sure.
     
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    The pro sport is very pleasing on the eye but the one I had was also very hold sensitive as well.
    The TX I had was better to shoot than my pro sport (so why did I trade it in for the pro sport) but the bear trap is annoying.
    The 97 I have is just a great all round riffle, IMO you can't go wrong with a 97 (in .22) mines a keeper.
     
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    Have both, home tuned. Love them both. The PS is pure class and the engineering is top notch, just cocking it is a pleasure to hear the solid clunk as it engages. Accuracy about the same excellent. Doubt if I will ever sell either of them
     
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    TX all the way for me I own 3 plus an original Bam 40 that’s fitted with a Shauny kit that was destined for one of my old TXs it now shoots absolutely superb with his kit all of these are .22 Prosport I have never owned one so cannot comment I’ve just bought a Mk3 TX .177 off here but won’t see it for another 4 months as I’m away I quite fancy an Hw97k in .177
     
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    All them are great. But! The Pro sport has an unpleasant cocking lever, The TX has an awkward loading port and the bear trap clacking is annoying. The 97 is the worst to shoot out of the box.
    The TX and Pro sport are the best looking although the laminate or nickel 97's are very nice.
    Having said all the above a sorted 97 is the best of the 3. A .22 will be the nicest to shoot (softest) so you have to decide what you want to use it for to select the caliber.
     
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    I fell in love with the looks of the Air Arms Pro-sport and brought one 5 years ago, to me, it is as beautiful to shoot as it is to look at.

    I haven't owned any other underlever so I have nothing to compare it to on a long term basis, also I've never stripped a springer so have no experience of what the Pro-sports internals are like, all I know is it worked flat out of the box and hasn't stopped since.

    The only thing I've found to enhance the shooting experience of the Pro-sport is fitting a very lightweight scope and a walnut stock reduces overall weight, and helps with the balance and reduces what little muzzle flip there is.
     

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