Keep and tune a TX200 Walnut .22 or sell at a loss for another HPA rifle?? Help

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    20caljunky
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    I find myself in a bit of a quandry….

    I currently own a TX200 .177 that I have had for about 8 years+. It has been tuned (by me) with the vortek 12 fpe kit and proper amount of lube. Sweet shooting rig that I absolutely love.

    In an effort to trim down my very modest collection last November I purchased a TX200 Walnut in .22 from Straight Shooters. It is beautiful. I have shot it about three sessions for about 150+ rounds. Bone stock ie: not tuned.

    I shoot mostly HPA rifles and have a fill station using Nitrogen so with the twist of a few knobs I am topped off and ready to shooot some more.

    My problem is I am thinking of just selling the TX200 and have found another .22 HPA rifle for a great price. Problem is the market seems plenty saturated these days and I am currently listing the rifle at about a $225 loss over what I paid for it new. I know you lose when you sell fromm buying new, but how much is too much right?

    So I love asking co-workers who are not into airguning what they would do. For me it is refreshing to hear someones opinion if they are not in the sport as they might have a different point of view.

    I asked Amber and explained the concept of tuning and that the .22 would make it so I could have one springer in each caliber etc. I asked her if I should sell at a loss or keep the TX. She said “Why not tune the .22 yourself and then shoot it some and see if you end up liking it more tuned than stock. If you do not you can sell it then.” Brilliance I thought.

    So question is – should I sell the TX200 Walnut .22 at a big loss or buy a readily available tune kit and tear down, clean, deburr, clean, rebuild and shoot that thing?
    If the answeris to go tuned what kit should I try?
     
    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
    ~GOD BLESS~
    john
    Pics of the TX200 .22



    Pic of the .22 and the .177 together

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    DennisB
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    I agree that you should tune it   and shoot it
    You may find that it is better than falling for the  $$$$$$   HPA  route
    I have Both and find shooting the springers more satisfying
    Dennis

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    spysir
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    Used just isnt at all like it was even 5 years ago.  And your in a odd spot with a TX in .22. But any airgun these days just does not bring decent money.
    As I’m sure you know the TX is great in .177 and a sun 12fpe tune, outstanding target rig indeed. In .22 I just havent used one but I would still think as long as you can stand lower power than most firearm replacement airgunners want they would work well for target.  A good shooter who know’s the rig should still be able to hunt small game at 50 yards, but they have to want to learn and practice.
     I was lucky enough to be offered the chance to pass on the TX used to win a Nationals for well under $500.00, tuned to perfection by one of only 2 peo[ple authorized to work on Whiscombe, and the 1st place history as a proven shooter.
     Could be worse, you could be trying to sell an AA510 w/fancy stock, you’d take an even larger hit.

    Tune it!  Enjoy it, maybe pass it on some day?

     I now have several airguns that will never sell. Good airguns all but something about taking more than a 50% resale hit just makes me feel like keeping them untill I run into someone who could really benefit from one and I’ll make them a deal or just give it to them.  

     Airguns just can no longer be an ” investment ” of any kind. Pre-charged rigs under $150.00 delivered!  Okay low end stuff but.  Marauder new at $345.00 , RWS 34 under $200.00 . Anyone with somewhat disposable money will buy new ( and the latest greatest )  and others just have no monies and again buy new but lower5 down the food chain and with maybe a 3 year warranty.

     Short stroke that rig down to 12fpeish , that will make it different enough you may well enjoy the unique experience.  Can you get an MK piston in there?

    John

     

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    20caljunky
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    John – I appreciate the thoughts in your reply. I also appreciate the time to write the response. You make an excellent point about the change in the used market with the influx of cheaper, new guns etc. Having been shooting as an adult for almost 15 years now or longer I remember when things would sell almost within the minute they were posted! Hah! 

    I have lowered the .22 to a price that I just do not feel like going any lower. You do make an excellent point that if the right person/situation presents itself then it is a different thought process. 

    Truth be told I am looking to trade for a .22 PCP and I already have a single shot .22 that runs on a regulated HPS bottle as well as a very nice AS410 side lever .22 with a single shot tray and a DONNY from FL end piece. Love that rifle. It too has a walnut stock. SO another .22 in HPA? I am looking at getting a lever action rifle. I am a self-admitted junkie when it comes to lever action rifles. But do I NEED one? No sir I do not. 

    It is truly a Blessing to be in a position where I am even able to discuss, much less, own the two TX200s! On another forum they general consensus is to keep both rifles and take the walnut off the one I do not shoot as often and even take trigger pack from the “better” of the two and build one really nice TX in .177 then sell the remaining parts etc or just keep the .22

    Being a car guy for over 40 years I am all too familiar with taking parts from one project to get another one done. But part of me says that in this case leaving the .22 as is (stock and trigger) and just doing a real good job with a tune would be better. 

    When you ask if I can get a “MK” piston in there what are you referring to please? Forgive my ignorance but I don’t know what a MK piston is, unless, you mean a piston from the TX line of rifles such as a prosport or an older MK TX200 before the current version we have now. Please explain – you have me curious.

    Thanks again for your thoughts.

    ~GOD BLESS~

    ​john
     

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    20caljunky
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    Sorry Dennis – I missed your post. The more today ticks buy the more I am inclined to do just that. Keep it and tune it etc. Thank you! They are a great shooting platform when done up right.

    ~GOD BLESS~
    john

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    20caljunky
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    Foudn some pics from the day I unboxed it. Hope it helps with the opinions on what to do…..

    For those who are suggesting keep it and tune it would you de-tune it for less power – or – do a proper tune that keeps it a FAC rifle for hunting?

    Thank you

    ~GOD BLESS~

    john

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    ~Deleted as it was a duplicate post – john
     

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    Nitrocrushr
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    Beautiful rifle John, and a nicely figured stock.  Just my opinion, I’d do a full polish and tune to just under 12fpe with a JM spring and a custom fit delrin guide and tophat.  

    If you prefer FAC, keep it on the low side.  JM offers springs that’ll get you there.

    Steve

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    20caljunky
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    Steve,

     You are right on the money. I am going to keep it and get it tuned as I recognize the limitations of what I can do versus someone I know who will do a much better job with the tune. We will keep enough power in it to hunt etc. 

    Thank you for your comments.

    ~GOD BLESS~

    john

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    gamyrick
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    Tuning is just too much work. Sell that crummy TX200 at a massive 60% loss – to me.

    I’ve got a .22, TX200 with a beech stock and I love it, she has never let me down. 
     

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