Which one would YOU sell??

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  1. alan-aitch

    alan-aitch I'll practice tomorrow...............

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    I've reached a decision to sell one of these three guns but I'm having trouble deciding which. All three have been mine for some time but they just don't get used and I think they are too good to be left in the cabinet.

    1. Venom TX200 MK2 - This is an early TX200 Venom Hunter from the days of Ivan etc, I bought it via the BBS about 5 years ago. I had it serviced and refurbed by Steve at VMach and it hasn't done much since. Venom blueing. It is in a GINB stock but also has a Venom stock though I don't think it's the original. It still has the original brass ended silencer.

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    2. Venom HW80 - Another early Venom gun harking from the good old days! FULL Venom Lazaglide including barrel shims, Venom blueing etc. I can't believe this one is on the list, it is the best shooting springer I have ever had! This is also in a GINB stock and I also have a CS800 stock with some Don Robinson improvements (honest, they are improvements). It has a Venom muzzle brake on it but I also have an original 7" vented Venom silencer for it.

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    3. Std TX200 SR MK2 action in a Paul Wilson stock. The blueing is looking at bit tired in places but the gun shoots superbly, this is the gun that I shot a few UKAHFT rounds with in 2005 (I think) got a 59 ex 60 at Lincoln but got beat in the shoot off by Paul Wilson, who refused to be beaten by a springer in one of his own stocks! It is one of the best stocks I've had.

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    Or should I keep them locked up, not getting used?

    What do you think?

    Alan.
     
  2. The Doctor

    The Doctor New Member

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    Make sure you sell them to someone you can trust - it's heart breaking when you sell something you treasure only to end up in the hands of a butcher :-(

    But that SR would look good on me if I decide to make a return for the Europeans this year :) hint hint

    Lee
     
  3. RobF

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    If it was me, the tx200 mk2... think everything on it could be done again with ease, where as the other two cant be recreated the same or have history.
     
  4. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    no. 3, keep the other two;)
     
  5. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    All of them, nasty loud boingy things. Flog em all and buy a descent PCP. :p:p:p:D:D:D
     
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    Knockedover CSFTA Champ

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    Says the man who shoots a Daystate .......




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  7. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    You fixed your Steyr yet or are you going to be scoring the same as me again? :p:p:p
     
  8. Scoch

    Scoch HOW!!!

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    I would flog number three, would need to be pretty desperate to get rid of the other 2, be sure first though, Im still gutted at letting my pro sport go, but i would never use it, got a tx200 that hasnt been out the case in at least nine months!
     
  9. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Personnally i'd keep them all. Apart from intrinsic value and difficulty to replace, there is a lot at memories tied up in those guns I'd imagine. They are costing you nothing to keep them, I'd keep them (and yes I'm having the same debate with myself about if I sell an old Ducati 907ie I've got)
     
  10. Sharpe

    Sharpe Semper fidelis

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    My sentiments exactly Chris, but thats because neither of us can shoot a springer to save our lives:eek::D:D:D
     
  11. alan-aitch

    alan-aitch I'll practice tomorrow...............

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    I know exactly what you mean, Lee.

    LSR / Scoch - I had kind of decided on the SR during the week, but took it to the club on Thursday for a quick plink and came away wondering why I'd ever bought another gun, it is stunningly accurate.

    I kind of agree with Rob, the TX would be easiest to replace and to honest, the TX is probably favorite right now, but on the other hand, that is probably the one that I personally have put most into.

    Willbe - Keep them all, eh? I think this guy has a point :D

    As for you lot that would swap them for another heartless pcp, you should be ashamed of yourselves ;)

    I still dunno.....

    Alan.
     
  12. BEESA

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    Sell the venom 80 , and sell it to me :D .

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  13. alan-aitch

    alan-aitch I'll practice tomorrow...............

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    Nice try....... :D
     
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    Lol :) Iin all honesty i think i would let the SR go if any ..

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  15. alan-aitch

    alan-aitch I'll practice tomorrow...............

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    To be honest, Don, up until today the idea of selling one of these has just been rattling around my head, having posted it here and on the BBS and seeing it 'written down' it doesn't seem such a smart move :D :D :D

    Alan.
     
  16. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    Age ?

    To a man of your age , best thing to do is to sell the TXs and keep the 80 . lighter ??? HOLLY:):D
     
  17. alan-aitch

    alan-aitch I'll practice tomorrow...............

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    I cannot begin to tell you how depressing it is to get that from you, Holly!! :( :( ;) :)
     
  18. steveggg

    steveggg Trainee Grumps

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    Alan,

    You know my thoughts about springers, and have to say, KEEP them all, think of the pleasure you get from shooting them as well or if not better than your PCP. Even if you only get one out every 3rd week.
     
  19. holly

    holly Well-Known Member

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    Bitch .

    Life is a bitch alan . maybe a S 200 would be the rifle for you ??? HOLLY :cool::eek::):D
     
  20. Jamesy

    Jamesy Weerach ninja

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    I recently sold my much treasured Steyr LG100, it had been customised to my spec by Hydrographics in a one-off blue and silver splash anodised finish, the rest of the Steyr woodwork and triggger guard were painted in a matching metallic blue and it had an armadillo Anschutz butt hook, the rifle was stunningly good to shoot and look at, and to replace it now would cost me the best part of two grand. I hope i don't regret that decision one day!:eek:
    I had toyed with the idea of selling it some eighteen months ago after i'd hardly used it since the last time it was used in competition in the NEFTA winter league 2008, the wife of all people talked me out of it! So i held onto it until earlier this year when i made up my mind to let it go, i'm well and truly smitten with shooting the springers now and for the future i can't see myself shooting anything else.:D
    So, unless you are sure it's what you want to do, or circumsatnces force you to have to part with them, keep them for now, until you are positivley sure .:)
     

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