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    Snapshot46
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    Hi Guys,  I’m a new kid on the block from the SE Michigan area.  I’ve got an old Benjamin pump .22 cal that I’ve had since I was in my early teens (and I’m a retiree now).  Maybe it’s time for something new.  I’ve been reading as much as I can find and earlier this month I was sold on the PCPs but I think I’m past that.  I don’t really want to spend that kind of money for all the time and equipment required.  So now I’m giving serious thought to maybe an Air Arms TX200 HC or something along those lines.  The under lever actions have me intrigued.  I like the idea of a stable barrel that doesn’t move but I’m hesitant because of the weight.  I’m not a target shooter but do so occasionally.  I’ll pop those pesky squirrels anytime I get a chance.  I like to think that I live in a rural area but I do have neighbors so sometimes a gun that is quieter is a plus.  Those are my thoughts at the moment.  If you have any input or thoughts, I sure would like to hear them.  This forum looks like a great place to get answers.

    Thanks in advance,
    Snapshot46
     

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    Saltlake58
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    By joining the boards here, you are living dangerously.  We tend to be addicted to the airguns, and spending all possible extra resources on said hobby.  Welcome!

    ​The airgun world changed a lot in the last 40 years, so you have a wealth of choices.  Break barrels and under-levers are just one area that’s seen major improvements.  Even PCP guns have gotten really inexpensive!  The Benjamin Maximus is getting great reviews.  These boards also offer discount codes (Crosman – 25% off with the AGNATION code is one example).  

    Pick your boards and post your questions.  I’m sure you’ll get answers.

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    jking
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    Welcome to the forum snapshot. Although I’ve never owned, held or actually seen in person a TX200 I’ve always thought they would be a lot of fun. No hassle with air tanks and  finding a place to get them filled etc. AirArms are of heirloom quality. I think your right about the under lever being a great choice since the barrel stays put all the time. Here’s a video that might shed some light. Good luck in your endeavor.
    Jimmy
    https://www.pyramydair.com/video-details/Air_Arms_TX200_Airgun_Reporter_Episode_20/266

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    LDP
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    I had a TX200 MK3 not the HC model. My TX200 was very accurate and I was able to take out house sparrows as far as 60 yds with it. It was a little heavy but that helped with dampening the recoil and vibrations you get with spring rifles. I didnt find it to heavy to carry around and mine had a very good looking walnut stock and the bluing is excellent. If I bought another springer it would be a TX200 mk3 or HC, HW 77, HW97 or a smaller break barrel like a HW30 or HW50. There is the walther lgu thats basically a TX200 but its only $20 cheaper than the TX200 and it has a beach stock instead of a walnut so for me the LGU isnt cheap enough to skip over the TX200 and their walnut stocks. PA has a .177 TX200 mk3 refurb in walnut right now for $575.99. Theres no refurb HC models currently listed.

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    John_in_Ma
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    Before you buy get in contact with these guys. They have a few club guns and are always willing to set up a meet and greet to try different air rifles. http://pneuzoo.weebly.com/

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    Snapshot46
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    Thank you guys for all your input here.  I appreciate you taking the time to give me your opinions.  Sounds like most of you agree with me that the TX200 is a great gun no matter what model I decide on.  And I look forward to spending too much time here on Airgun Nation.  :>;)

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    JohnL57
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    The TX200 is a nice gun for sure. It is a bit heavy if you do a lot of walking and a little fiddly to load. If you mostly hunt a nice breakbarrel like a Berman R9/HW95 is accurate, about a pound lighter, and much faster to reload in the event a follow up shot is needed. Both are good choices IMO.

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    alex2865
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    also the hw97.they r asome.mine was the synthetic. with the thumbhole stock.plus the stainless steel.it was great.alex

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