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#6841131 - 08/01/17 09:00 AM Best $600 Iíve spent on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200
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Registered: 04/06/11
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Loc: Allen Tx
Technically it's not a firearm.
It's .177 air rifle springer made in England. Itís the Air Arms TX200 Mk3. Itís arguably the best factory springer currently made.

The rifle is absolutely gorgeous. The bluing on this gun is comparable to a $3k rifle. The overall fit and finish is amazing. The rifle doesnít have any plastic parts (metal trigger guard). I went with the beech stock to save $100, but it also comes with walnut stock for a better look.
The trigger is a fully adjustable 2 stage trigger. Itís perfectly adjusted from the factory. First stage 10 oz, second stage a little less than a 1lb and very crisp.

I got this rifle a couple of days ago and only shot it inside my house at 10Y. Itís exceptionally accurate (pic shows two 5 shot groups shot at 10Y from sand bag. The red circles are 1/2ď). Soon Iíll shoot it at 50Y (some are getting under 1Ē at 50Y with this gun)

Iím very happy with this rifle. The shooting characteristics, the craftmanship and the overall experience is up there with my high-end firearms. Most people probably don't really care about air rifles, but I thought I would share my experience.

Below are some pics. They really don't do justice to this rifle as you can't really see the quality of the bluing and the craftsmanship.









Edited by Kevin1 (08/01/17 10:32 AM)

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#6841172 - 08/01/17 09:40 AM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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I can appreciate that. Looks very nice.
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#6841204 - 08/01/17 10:08 AM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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Registered: 10/20/14
Posts: 116
Loc: College Station, Texas
good looking air rifle.

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#6841430 - 08/01/17 01:29 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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That's cool. Did I see, "made in China" on the scope?
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#6841490 - 08/01/17 02:38 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: garyrapp55]
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Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
That's cool. Did I see, "made in China" on the scope?


Itís the Center Point scope I had on a cheap air gun. I just took the whole thing off (11mm to picatinny rail adaptor, rings and scope) and put it on this one. Iíll probably put another scope at one point.

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#6841541 - 08/01/17 03:12 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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Originally Posted By: Kevin1
Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
That's cool. Did I see, "made in China" on the scope?


Itís the Center Point scope I had on a cheap air gun. I just took the whole thing off (11mm to picatinny rail adaptor, rings and scope) and put it on this one. Iíll probably put another scope at one point.

Kevin1, I'm just yanking your chain. It ain't none of my business. I ran a Chinese scope that I can't remember where I got on my 22 until it died and it worked fine for a few years.
That is prolly the nicest air rifle I ever saw. What's it purpose?
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#6842405 - 08/02/17 10:34 AM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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Its purpose? Thatís good question. I struggled a lot to find a reason to buy a $600 springer. Realistically there is nothing that a springer can do that a 22lr canít (and I have five 22lr guns).

Then I realized that a gun doesnít need to have a purpose. If I like a gun and just want to have it, itís a good enough justification in itself.
Right now, itís only purpose for me is to admire the craftsmanship and to shoot it across the house when I get bored (family is on vacation and Iím currently working from home).


Edited by Kevin1 (08/02/17 04:28 PM)

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#6842891 - 08/02/17 04:22 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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Great reason
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#6843407 - 08/02/17 11:15 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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Great looking rig. up
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#6843585 - 08/03/17 08:11 AM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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I'm a huge fan of quality air rifles. You might also take a look at the Beeman R7 which is a quiet, low power rifle very suitable for backyard plinking.
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#6844406 - 08/03/17 04:48 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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Nice
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#6844408 - 08/03/17 04:49 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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Nice
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#6845356 - 08/04/17 01:33 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
I'm a huge fan of quality air rifles. You might also take a look at the Beeman R7 which is a quiet, low power rifle very suitable for backyard plinking.


Good to know I'm not the only one. I looked up the R7. It seems to be a youth model.

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#6845386 - 08/04/17 01:57 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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It's not a youth model per se. The reloading effort is very modest which is why it is recommended for that usage. I own a Weihrauch 30S which is the same basic rifle with a stock that's set up for use with irons rather than a scope. I've pulled the front iron sight and mounted a scope anyway, and it's absolutely a pleasure to shoot. As I said earlier, it's low velocity and it's quiet. Useless for hunting, but ideal for suburban back yard plinking and very neighbor friendly.
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#6853489 - 08/11/17 08:51 PM Re: Best $600 Iíve spend on a firearmÖ.wellÖitís an air gun....AA TX200 [Re: Kevin1]
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Registered: 09/20/13
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Nice air rifle - high quality.

Re: the HW30 being useless for hunting. On the contrary, the R7/HW30 are used effectively on birds, squirrels, etc. for closer range work, often to 30 yds.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/79537/thr...elimenate+pests
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