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    Ssbn617b
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    David ,

    i am in Marlborough and have a TX200 if you want to try one out before buying .

    Mitch

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    OK, let's see if I can get all these replies done at once.

    First off a large THANK YOU to all who have given me such a nice welcome.  I'm feeling so comfortable ya'll may be sorry when you get tired of questions!

    Joe Wayne, man I'd love to buy them all but I'm getting close to retirement so I'm watching my cash…yeah right! I keep telling myself so I will believe.

    brad870 -you are indeed a lucky man. Both of those look great. More on my take on AA vs Weih in a few… 

    Now about that HW77. Love the laminate stock! Hadn't thought about those. What's the big difference to the 97? I always thought the 77 was an older model. ??

    Eddie E where are you in NE? I haven't seen anything airgun wise in my neck of the woods. I'm in Greenfield lost up on the Mohawk Trail. I don't even know of a gun shop where I could look at airguns out near me.

    About the PCPS at this point I have looked at at a few and admit they look pretty awesome and all. But as I say I've decided that I want the self sufficiently that a spring gun offers.

    Now on the AA vs W. To me the 200TX is drop dead gorgeous! Kind of like a fine Italian shot gun,  well maybe not that nice but you know what I mean.

    On the other hand there are things about the HW97 that I prefer over the TX. Like … the fastening method of the under lever, or the fact that I'm a huge fan of German engineering and quality.

     

    Again thanks to everyone for all your kind words and advice .

    Spaceblue

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    Thank for the kind offer Mitch. I'm overwhelmed by your hospitality. Time table for a purchase is a little ways out just yet but I'll remember to ask when the time comes. 

    David – alias Spaceblue

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    Frankly pick your target if it's gonna be paper at short range then .177, if your target at short range is small game then.22 cal. There is a lot more ammo to choose from in .177 than other calibers and .177 is a lot cheaper than other calibers also. 

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    Insanity

    Frankly pick your target if it's gonna be paper at short range then .177, if your target at short range is small game then.22 cal. There is a lot more ammo to choose from in .177 than other calibers and .177 is a lot cheaper than other calibers also. 

    I really don't understand why everyone keeps saying .22 for hunting and skips over using a.177.

    And its not just you insanity, seems I read this over and over everywhere.  Why is everyone against using a .177 gun for pesting?

    I ask cause I gotta tell you I've managed to rid my area of a whole lot of pests with my F4 gas ram Walmart special in .177.   

    I guess its YMMV as they say .

    Spaceblue

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    Not everyone, I routinely pest/hunt with my .177s. As long as the gun is accurate at the distance you are intending to shoot to, you are good to go. My Walther LGV in .177 is a laser at 30 yards, and any squirrel that I hit with a Polymag is DRT. 

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    Usually the .22 over .177 comes from those that have bought .22 Either will do the job on small game/ pests. .177 will shoot flatter, it's cheaper, and not be as loud. And if you decide to try field target or silhouette shooting  you will have the preferred caliber in .177

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    Now about that HW77. Love the laminate stock! Hadn't thought about those. What's the big difference to the 97? I always thought the 77 was an older model. ??

     

    The 77 and 97 are basically the same. The major difference between the two is the 77 has open sights, the 97 was made for shooting scoped only. My 77 has a weaver rail mounted on it and the scope has quick-release mounts, so I can switch easily between open sights and scope in just a few seconds. Fun guaranteed! 

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    Here was a group from Weihrauch HW97K.  

    I measured that one at .236ctc.  I have only shot this gun one time at gun range.  But this tells me how precision made that barrel is.  I honestly believe it will do better.  Shot outdoors in a little breeze. 

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    Here was one from HW77K.  This was 20yds in my yard.  

    Both these guns will do better.

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    And I will tell you the only negative about my 2 Weihrauch guns.  The grip is too damn thick. 

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    Let me show you one even better that my buddy here Mccollum79 shot with his new HW77K Special Edition like mine. He hasn't had his long and look at this.  Spectacular shooting. 

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    Insanity

    Frankly pick your target if it's gonna be paper at short range then .177, if your target at short range is small game then.22 cal. There is a lot more ammo to choose from in .177 than other calibers and .177 is a lot cheaper than other calibers also. 

    I really don't understand why everyone keeps saying .22 for hunting and skips over using a.177.

    And its not just you insanity, seems I read this over and over everywhere.  Why is everyone against using a .177 gun for pesting?

    I ask cause I gotta tell you I've managed to rid my area of a whole lot of pests with my F4 gas ram Walmart special in .177.   

    I guess its YMMV as they say .

    Spaceblue

    Its just the mantra people keep changing so it sticks. I been thinking about getting a good .177 and trying it out some time.

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    Update****

     

    I guess I'll  have to change the subject line of this thread to "This IS the year" !!!   Reason being that in an unplanned moment on Thursday night I came across a TX200 .177 wraped in a Walnut stock on the Yellow classifieds.  Wow! One of the very rifles I was lusting, er I mean looking for!

    After speaking with the owner I pulled the trigger and grabed it!  Totally unplaned! 

    Present statis of my new rifle is it is currently in the custody of the USPS on its journey from Oklahoma to Massachusetts. These facts have me feeling like a small child on Christmas eve.

    Next I'll be posting scope questions,  although  I believe I have my choice narrowed down to two different power Airmax models.

    Moving faster than I could have dreamed,

    Spaceblue 

     

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