AA ProSport questions

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by AirGhandi, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. AirGhandi

    AirGhandi www.airghandi.de

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    Hello,

    I am one of the few proud owners of a 5.5ftlb reduced AirArms ProSport in Germany. Unfortunately we are not allowed to shoot more powerful air rifles without a special permission.

    I want to use the air rifle with us for the Field Target and Hunter Field Target. There are extra classes for the low performance of the air rifles in our competitions.

    In Germany you don't get any spare parts or accessories for this air rifle.

    Since I would have however gladly a few wear parts and spare parts in stock I wanted to ask you times which parts wear out most likely or can get lost with a repair times fast (small springs or screws).

    I would be very happy if you could give me some tips. Since I have to pay the postage anyway, it doesn't matter if I order 1-2 more small parts.

    Does any of you shoot the ProSport in competition?

    I thank you and wish you a nice week!


    Many greetings!

    Andi
     
  2. Dale

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    A fair number of the parts will be common with the TX200.

    To be honest running it at low power there will be little to wear out other than possibly seals periodically.
     
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  3. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    As above.

    The only thing I'd suggest keeping is a small stock of breech seal o rings, perhaps renewing the front one annually, or if lead debris from pellets damages the front seal.
     
  4. Cooper_dan

    Cooper_dan Well-Known Member

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    As said the main thing is get a bag of o-rings. They are a standard size so you can buy a big bag quite cheaply from any o-ring supplier.

    There are two stacked on top of eachother. I leave the bottom one in, and change the top one maybe every 2 months. You could probably leave them longer but I usually do a deep clean to get all the dust and leaf litter out of the action, so just do the o ring at the same time
     
  5. AirGhandi

    AirGhandi www.airghandi.de

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    Thanks a lot for your help!
    Does anybody know which rings are the right ones?
    Sorry, i am a Bad engineer...
    so i could Order these in the UK.
    Thanks for helping me out!
    Best regards!
    Andi
     
  6. mrgeoff

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    For FT you may want a TX200 instead, enables you to bolt a hamster on.
     
  7. pelletcaster

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  8. AirGhandi

    AirGhandi www.airghandi.de

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    Hey Andy!
    Thanks a lot for your comment!
    Your Links are very helpfull. So i will look for my spares i need and place my order!
    Great to meet you here Andy ;-)
    Best regards!
    Andi
     
  9. AirGhandi

    AirGhandi www.airghandi.de

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    Hello,

    I have another supplementary question. When I pull the cocking lever, the first click comes. But then I have to pull the lever strongly with both hands to get to the 2nd click. Is that normal? I'm not really weak, but yesterday evening after 50 shots the sweat ran in tracks. Is there any way to make it smoother?

    In the YouTube videos I have seen about the rifle, the shooters have always been able to tension it relatively easily.

    I am grateful for every tip!


    Many greetings!

    Andi
     
  10. Dale

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    It has been quite a while since I owned a Pro-Sport, but I don't recall 'two clicks', just pull the lever until the trigger engages and safety pops out.

    On the early Mk1 's that were short stroke the cocking stroke was quite firm, but the later longer stroke / weaker spring versions were relatively easy to cock.

    I would say though I wasn't as keen on the Pro-Sport for extended shooting sessions as I found the leverage available from the concealed lever to be less user friendly than the normal TX200.
     
  11. Farington

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    Good points Dale quite painful on the cocking hand due to the sharp end of the cocking lever......and 2 clicks
     
  12. AirGhandi

    AirGhandi www.airghandi.de

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    Hm ok... thanks a lot guys.
    Mine really has the 2 clicks... for the second i need lot of power in my arms. The automatic safety sometimes didn´t activate. But this doesn´t matter.
     
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  13. Garagefairy

    Garagefairy New Member

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    Re the breech O rings. They are size BS108. Very common, just google BS108 for suppliers or even visit the 'bay' and type in BS108.

    Cheers
     
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  14. AirGhandi

    AirGhandi www.airghandi.de

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    Great thanks a lot!!
     
  15. AirGhandi

    AirGhandi www.airghandi.de

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    Has anybody contacted Julian in the last week? Wrote him an E-Mail and an order. Haven´t any answer from him. Perhaps he is in vacations?
     
  16. AirGhandi

    AirGhandi www.airghandi.de

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    I have an additional question. My cocking lever is really hard to cock. I really Need my whole power. I only have the 5.5 ftlb version. Is this normal? Or should it go easily?
    Thanks for your help!
     

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