Springer purchase help

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by airborn68, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. airborn68

    airborn68 Member

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    Hi all

    Thinking of getting a springer, just can't decide which one to get.
    AA prosport
    AA TX 200 Hc
    HW 97 Tc

    Your thoughts on the pros & cons of the above models would be appreciated.

    Regards Jon
     
  2. Waylander

    Waylander New Member

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    Air Arms Pro Sport don't like the cocking lever the grip area is too short for my man hands, shoots nice tho
    Air Arms TX 200 HC shoots nice but as a mainly lefty ambi shooter I don't like the loading port or the release mechanism.
    HW97 had this in .177 and .22 love it in both calibres currently have the .177 TK version shoots like a dream out of the box crisp accurate as hell.

    Best advice I can give you is if you can try before you buy, find the one that fits you.
     
  3. Jamesy

    Jamesy Weerach ninja

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    You really have to try them first.. quite a few folk seem to get POI shifts when changing position with the TX and PS, probably more with the PS to be honest, not everyone gets it, some do some don't. That's why you really have to try them out first.:)
     
  4. gasman1

    gasman1 New Member

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    same as paul says. try before you buy. i had a couple of pro sports from new. very good straight out the box. they shot like they were wore in straight away.

    my hw97kt was a little rougher out the box, but once fired in was a dream to shoot. tx's are very good too. if i were to go for a tx it would be the rifle and not the carbine as they seem a little smoother to shoot and a bit less hold sensitive.

    for me though its hw all the way. the hw97 is the daddy of the underlever imo.
     
  5. Twang

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    Sell your house, and the shirt off your back and buy a whiscombe :D
     
  6. Twang

    Twang New Member

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    Whatever happened....

    Who remembers the Park Rifle ? Any still kicking around ? :confused:
     
  7. Martz

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    TX is easier to fiddle with, when the stocks off its basically one bolt to take the thing to bits. Its also running on synthetic bearings to start with (ie tuned out of the box).

    I find the trigger easier to reach on the TX out of the box, HW's tend to need a set back blade to suit my hands.

    I've never noticed POA changes with position, with the exception of prone (which i'm pants at to be fair). Thats with the standard stock, and a modified stock.

    I've had a Mk2, and 2 MK3 HC's, all lovely.
     
  8. airborn68

    airborn68 Member

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    Thanks guys

    I have tried them all, I prefer the feel of the Tx over the Prosport & also like the 97 TK it fits me quite well but don't like the look as much as the AA.

    A guy a the club reckons the prosport is prone to the cocking lever wearing & failing is this the case.

    Regards Jon
     
  9. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Mines a MK3 HC, a proper lefty with the loading port on the left. Its in a GINB FT stock and its a lot more accurate than ill ever be. As said before its got tuned internals from new so no need to tune it. Highly recomended;)
     
  10. steveggg

    steveggg Trainee Grumps

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    As others have said try first, my views.

    PS best looking gun, cocking lever not to everyones likeing and tend to wear/bend/come loose, hold sensative.

    Tx factory internals are slightly better than an HW, MK 1/2 are better, very easy to work on.

    HW built like a tank, better than the rest when tuned a bit.

    I have a selection and it's the 97 that gets used the most.
     
  11. Jamesy

    Jamesy Weerach ninja

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    Mine did that, luckily no other damage was done but it was a job for the gunsmith to sort. Mine was ok sitting and kneeling but standers gave a POI shift, never shot it prone so i can't say on that one.
    The ideal for me would be Pro-sport for looks, the Rekord trigger because i find it easier to adjust and fettle compared to the AA unit, the internals of the AA rifle but with the feel and user friendliness of the 97. A tuned HW is as near perfect as i can find.
    Whiscome's don't count Andy cos they're not proper boingers... what's the point of having a springer that doesn't spring?:D
     
  12. springer34

    springer34 anschutz 9003

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    The 97 and prosport either forget the tx but your choice.
     
  13. SIMONH

    SIMONH Giddy Kid

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    I second that!! I own one of Martins TX's (HC) and love it:)
     
  14. gasman1

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    Its a shame you cant shoot it though mate innit?:D

    only kidding. you're a cracking shot with your tx. it's nearly as good as my 97.;)
     

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