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“fuznut”Been there, done that, all in all it was a good education.
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What’s your verdict then? Did your education tell you it’s better to skip it and go to a high dollar gun, or will a low dollar gun perform up to the level of the high dollar gun?

What I’ve done so far was to replace the trigger in a Stoeger X20, which improved it 100%, but it still can’t quite do what my new TX200 can do after a couple hundred rounds. I’ve had as good as a 3/8″ group at 40 yards from the TX, with the typical being maybe 3/4″ I think the GUN will shoot 3/8″ every time, with the right pellet and no human error. But even in my hands, shooting 3/4″ in at 40 yards, I consider pretty good. The Stoeger shoots around an inch to 1.5″ every time. It’s more consistent, albeit at a larger group size than the worst group from the TX. Same caliber, power level, and pellets, too. (CPL, .177)

So in the end, the sub-$200 Stoeger was a much better value than the TX200. But when it’s time to pass on the X20, I won’t have a ton of regret if it goes to a good guy.

Vortek 12 FPE kit for the TX is in route now. That and a bit of trigger lightening should make it into the real tack-driver it was born to be.