I need some advice in a springer selection

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    Brian10956
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    in air Rifles I have 5 PCP Rifles I have never owned a springer that was better quality than what you find at Walmart. I am now ready to get a quality springer.  I was looking at the Air arms Pro sport and TX 200 I like the look but I really don’t know the difference between them. I’m looking for a back yard gun I only have 40 yards when shooting in my yard and I figure the practice will keep my eye sharp until I get to the range. I don’t want to be too noisy as I have some neighbors that may get nervous. Are there any other models that I should be looking at. I’d like to keep the cost under $1000. Other thing  I like.is nice looking stock preferably walnut not sure on caliber I guess like everyone I want the best accuracy out to 50 yards and also one that’s not a killer to cock. I also like to tweek my guns so I want one that has parts availability and one that has an enthusiast following is a plus

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    cahil_2
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    Can’t go wrong with AA.  I had a tx 200 and it was heavy and the stock seemed fat to me.  Beautiful bluing and wood though but it didn’t shoot any better than my hw95.  Was easy to take apart and work on.  It was also hold sensitive.  So, for the money you would do just as well getting a weihrauch.  Just my 2 cents.

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    mikebeggs
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    +1 HW 95 Less money , similar accuracy, works well at the distance you want it for, not too noisy

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    jps2486
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    HW97K or AA TX200 are both underlevers and are tops for accuracy.  They are used for a lot of field target events, but for backyard shooting, they are heavy, that’s why I sold my HW97K.  Instead, I bought a Beeman R9 or the HW 95 which are the same rifles but with minor differences in stocks and sights.  It is a lighter gun but has the same powerplant as the HW97K, therefore shoots at the same power level and is equally accurate.  For backyard plinking, the HW50 or HW30S are fine rifles still made by Weihrauch.  They are scaled down HW97K/HW95s, but a little lighter and shoot at lower power levels. These are real pussycats to shoot and have amazing accuracy.  Whichever one you choose, whether Air Arms or Weihrauch, you will have a top quality gun that can be handed down to your heirs.

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    grackleblast
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    I have owned both the Weirauch HW30 and HW50 in.177 cal. They were tuned with Vortek kits. Loved them both.  The 30 was very mellow (6 ftlbs ) and the 50 was an awesome shooter (11.5 ftlbs).  At the last NC Airgun show in October I had them on my table with several other guns, and sold them very quickly.I miss them cause it was always a joy to grab one and plink some. You can’t go wrong with either one, wish mine were back home. Oh, well.

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    JohnL57
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    If you gotta have Walnut….

    HW 35E-AOA has them for a decent price.

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    Jonnes
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    I have a TX200 in .22 with a delrin Tinbum tuning set and a Huggett moderator attached to it. Extremely backyard friendly!

    Of all the (quality) springer air rifles I’ve owned over the years, this one is the absolute badgers nadgers and wil never leave my collection. If the choice is between the ProSport and the TX200, I prefer the latter. The cocking lever of the ProSport is nicely tugged away in the stock, but it’s sharp. If you plan to shoot the rifle all day long, the ProSport will start to become painful to be honest. And that’s from personal experience. Of all the air rifles, the Air Arms springers are extremely easy to take apart and maintain. With regard to parts, the TX200 has been out there for quite a while, and parts are easy to get by. 

    I own a couple of PCP’s also, but the TX200 is my grab-‘n-go rifle. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with the TX.  Don’t think one second longer, just get one. You won’t regret it!

     

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    markfina
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    Not saying anything bad a about the AA guns but have you looked at any of the Diana’s great guns with a outstanding trigger well made and just Beautiful.

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    Brian10956
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    I want to thank all of you for your advice and recommendations. I have made my decision I’m going to get the HW 97k with the thumbhole stock . I’ve also decided to get it in .17 caliber. I found the best price on it was from Krale even with the shipping it was about $60 less than other dealers. The TX 200 Mark lll was well over $700 and the HW was $550 delivered.  I don’t think there was really a bad choice in the gun selection I was looking at. From what I learned in making this selection I already know what my next selection will be. Hopefully I enjoy my voyage into springer territory and if it works out for me this new rifle will be just the first in my collection.

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    Jonnes
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    Good choice, one I’m sure you won’t regret! Krale also sells the Tinbum tuning sets, something you might want to consider in the future. Weihrauch rifles tend to twang a bit (some do, some don’t), a tuning set helps smoothing things out internally.

    Welcome to the world of real-men airguns, and most of all enjoy your new purchase. ;) 

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    Brian10956
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    “Jonnes”Good choice, one I’m sure you won’t regret! Krale also sells the Tinbum tuning sets, something you might want to consider in the future. Weihrauch rifles tend to twang a bit (some do, some don’t), a tuning set helps smoothing things out internally.
    Welcome to the world of real-men airguns, and most of all enjoy your new purchase. ;) 

    
I did order the Tinbum Pro kit as well as the moderator upgrade with my rifle order,  Krale has already shipped the order I’ll probable receive it by Monday 

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    Jonnes
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    Nice Brian! Gerrit Krale, shop there all the time. Just an hours drive from where I live. :D 
    Looking forward to some group pics. ;)

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    Brian10956
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    I got a surprise it’s due to be delivered Thursday right now it’s in a plane over the Atlantic couldn’t ask for better service. A good friend  lives in Susteren I may visit him next spring. Maybe I head north and visit the a Krale store on that trip.

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    Brian10956
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    It arrived today amazing I ordered it Tuesday morning and it arrived via UPS Thursday afternoon can’t beet the speed of service . The new scope I ordered on Saturday from Ohio and shipped to me using USPS has still not arrived hopefully it will come soon and maybe one day our postal service will wake up.

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    intenseaty22
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    “Brian10956”It arrived today amazing I ordered it Tuesday morning and it arrived via UPS Thursday afternoon can’t beet the speed of service . The new scope I ordered on Saturday from Ohio and shipped to me using USPS has still not arrived hopefully it will come soon and maybe one day our postal service will wake up.

    
I think that Krale saying they ship via UPS is BS! I’m pretty sure they have contracted with NASA or have bought out the old Concords, maybe even some F18s. 

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    Jonnes
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    No, they launch their orders into space with special rockets, and then parachute them down after reentry. ;)

    If you’re ever in The Netherlands Brian, send me a message and we’ll arrange a shoot. 

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