This will be the year…

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    Spaceblue
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    Hello all,

    I'm a brand new forum member, in fact just joined a few minutes ago. I didn't notice an introduction section so l'm kind of doing it here. I've also joined the forum to learn from those with more experience than I. I've chosen to post this in the springer section because purchasing an under lever springer is in my plan for sometime this year.

    A long time powder burner, believe it or not I had never even owned a pellet gun until around 2 years ago. In fact it had been a number of years since I'd even been to the range. I thought I had completely given up on shooting sports once I gave all my powder burning rifles to my son a few years back. Then the squirrels started hitting my bird feeder… Enter a Walmart special Crosman F4i. What a blast! I had forgotten about the joy of shooting and hunting. Thanks to the tree rats that is no more!

    And then I find I can shoot quietly in my back yard too.! What's not to like? 

    Now the bug has seriously taken hold. I'm like a sponge reading anything I can get my hands on and repetedly watching all those YouTube videos.  Isn't the net great when it comes to educating yourself on a new hoby?  As I've said, I'm interested in an underlever springer.  I'll be looking to invest in an awesome HW97k or possibly one of those beautiful TX200s.

    In the mean time I'll be back here lurking and enjoying all the good reading. 

     

    Thanks for any comments or direction you may have,

     

    Spaceblue in N.E.

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    nervoustrig
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    Welcome to the asylum.  You’ll fit right in :)

    My guess is 2019 will be the year you get your first PCP.  That’s when the fun really begins.  

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    Insanity
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    Welcome to the nut house.

     

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    intenseaty22
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    Welcome on board! LOL, it’s like Hotel California, you can check out, but you can never leave! 

    I’m looking to get one or both of those 2 guns this year too. 

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    bdzjlz
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    Welcome.  I have an entire vault of firearms but enjoy my Airguns by far the most – one addictive hobby!

    This forum has many great members and a lot of really good information.  

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    sonny
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    welcome to the form

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    Bruce54
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    Welcome! There is no question "too dumb" and everyone loves to share results and adventures! 

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    EMrider
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    Welcome.  My introduction to airguns was similar to yours.  

    If you like shooting, then airguns are the only way to go.  I get 1000x the trigger time with my airguns versus my power burners, at a fraction of the cost and with no logistical hassles.

    You’re on the right track in wanting to buy a quality under lever springer.  Either the TX200 or the hw97k will give you many years of accurate and fun shooting.  I shoot my hw97k more than any of my other airguns.

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    Skip-in-WV
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    One thing. Inmates rum the asylum.

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    Spaceblue
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    nervoustrig

    Welcome to the asylum.  You’ll fit right in :)

    My guess is 2019 will be the year you get your first PCP.  That’s when the fun really begins.  

    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    As far as PCPs go I'm  not into all the extras needed.  Pumps and hoses and fill probes etc.

    This is my main reasoning for wanting to stick with springers. There's something in the thought that the rifle is

    completely self contained that is appealing to me. So for now at least, no interest in a PCP.

    Besides either of the model springers I'm thinking about will more than put a dent in my mad money for awhile.

     

    Spaceblue

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Welcome aboard Man !!! It's a great place to hang out and meet some SERIOUSLY COOL FOLKS !!!!!!! 

    Sounds like you have it narrowed down to a couple winners …..I say get both .lol

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    BEN342R
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    Space-I started out with a HW50S.  It was pretty good but I found myself looking for even greater accuracy.  I’m shooting regulated gen 2 marauder now with a Lothar Walther match barrel.  The springer is now a shelf queen.  If you can, get with other airgunners and at least compare them in advance.  Wish I had I would have skipped the springer episode altogether.  My 2c

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    OldLog
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    This is my  year also. iv'e shot many powder burners in my 76 years but after reading a lot decided i needed a air rifle. today my first came in the mail excited to begin. i know i will enjoy

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    brad870
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    I have both.  The HW97K so far is the better shooter.

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    brad870
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    I wouldn't rule out a HW77K either.  I love it, too.  

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    Insanity
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    Check out the vista nova freedom it's a self contained pcp. 

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    Brislee
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    Welcome, it's obvious you have put some thought into what kind (springer) and which brands (Air Arms & Weihrauch ) both great choices and you will be happy with either. You will hear lots of opinions  (which isn't a bad thing) but for you since you have narrowed it down to two of the best, it really comes down to which one you like the looks of best. Both guns do what they do in almost the exact way and except for there being some cheaper pricing on the HW,  you would be had pressed to find a difference that makes one better than the other. Enjoy the decision. 

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    RacineJohn
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    I just started a few months ago also.  I hope you're having as much fun as I am. 

    One of the best things for me was to find a shooting club, (I am in southeast Wisconsin).  They are trying to get me to try field target already…  But, in all honesty, I learn from them with every conversation.  It makes shooting even more fun to share it with other airgun enthusiasts. 

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    Jonnes
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    That bug caught me 40 years ago, I can tell from personal experience that it's there to stay so don't fight it. Don't try to overcome it's craving, embrace it because it's there for life. So, welcome to the nut house and good luck with your first choice! You can't go wrong with either a TX200 or the HW97. Both are equally good rifles, so that part comes down to personal preference. I own the TX200, my HW97 left the collection years ago because I just love the look and finish on the Air Arms rifles way better than the Weihrauch's which is (in my humble opinion) more the gun for the masses. 

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    Eddie_E
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    Welcome to the forum David. There are plenty of old air gun shooters in New England and It's always nice to see more.

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