Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by RobF, May 17, 2015.
For balls out consistency and accuracy which is best?
Nothing to seperate them on that
Tx200 better balanced than a prosport
They are both the work of the devil
Depends which MK. Earlier ones virtually no difference. MK3, it is easier to decently shortstroke the TX and still cock it which can make it easier to shoot more accurately (note not more accurate in the right hands just easier to shoot accurately for numpties like me)
With your fondness for adding lead, it's easier to hang it off the front of a Prosport than a TX and you'll probably need to as I find them a bit lively at the front.
As we are currently looking at legislation
Please be aware that the TXHC and the Prosport become Section 5 if they are capable of more than 12FPE.
You are better off with the TX200.
I agree, about the lead and the lively front end...lol
Ta for opinion... anything in it in general handling, like loading etc?
Cocking a shortstroked prosport ain't nice rob...compared to a tx, you'll need arms like Popeye
If you go TX there is a world of difference between the HC and standard version. I would go standard version just smoother all round.
Have you considered the TX 200 SR (semi recoilless) - heard really good things about them. Bit rarer but still some around!
But I am no expert just owned both for awhile!
It's trickier to add hamsters etc. to the underbelly of the Prosport fore end. The stock is also probably weaker and less stable with that massive slot in it.
I always seem to have to add loads of weight at the back of my springers so balance wise I might quite like a Prosport.
The guts are more or less the same...
I'm leaning to the TX more.
Let me know when you're at the club next and I'll bring my prosport for you to have a play with and compare with Steve's TX. Steve's is better sorted than mine but you'll get to see how it feels to use.
I would agree with the general view that the TX is the better rifle for competition, if I was buying one now I'd go TX. I think once you've tried both you'll probably agree that the TX is the one. The cocking on the PS is noticeably tougher than the TX as the lever mechanism is quite different and as I've recently discovered the MK3 PS is not as straight forward to tune as the TX. I'm looking at tinbum kits to smooth it out and shorten the stroke but not yet decided which route to take. The PS cocking slot comes back much further but it's not proven to be a problem if you have a custom stock.
I got the PS purely because a club member got it from AA (they did a tour and everything) and then decided after 10 pellets he didn't like springers and asked me for almost 50% of what he'd paid for it a few days earlier. If that hadn't come up I would have got a TX and probably the HC variant.
I've got one of Area 52's fleet of S Class Mercs bringing me one of the fabled TX200 full length's down from Bisley as we speak.
CS1000 ordered. Now going to look in Mr Privett's dustbin when he's not looking of any old TX stocks he might have chucked out to cover me for the 4-5 week wait. Helen's dad has already eyed up the standard stock.
He's got a lovely 3/4 inch marine ply one going cheap now he's got a super duper walnut one...
That's the one I'm after. He's being very coy on the iMessage... obviously fears the competition
Didn't realise it was for Helen?
I've got my wife's old pink one you can use Rob: