Design me a Junior Spring FT Rifle

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Twang, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Twang

    Twang New Member

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    ...that doesn't cost any more than a standard TX200 - Junior dimensions, producing at least 10ft/lbs with either a deepened forend or hamster arrangement. I wonder how many youngsters would love to get involved but do not have the resources for a PCP or are stuck with the prospect of a crappy underpowered G.I. Joe looking thing. For Pete's sake (not PeteM :p), you'd think our manufacturer's would come up with something along those lines :confused:
     
  2. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    I have an Air Arms prototype break barrel, akin to a meteor that's very light... it would appear that a fixed barrel wouldn't be far out of reach... this is quite light as well... I wonder where all the weight in a 97 or tx200 actually is...
     
  3. Adam

    Adam Active Member

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    Cocking lever, silencer/lever catch, inner cylinder are all extra weight compared to a break barrel. The trouble with a very light 10 ft.lbs springer is going to be recoil, unless you make it semi recoilless which adds weight, complexity and cost, all things you're trying to minimise. The 77's success in FT in the 80s was mainly due to a heavy gun with a light piston which made it low recoil compared to the other springers of the time.

    Don't rule out break barrels. If the lockup is properly engineered it's not a problem. The best springer I've ever shot was a lazaglided 80.
     
  4. Twang

    Twang New Member

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    underlever

    An underlever would be fine, and I'm sure some out there would be fine for a junior or small lady - but which ? and before going into the realms of custom stocks - we're discussing a complete rifle in the TX200 price range :(
     

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