Who's got an Air Arms pellet rifle?


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RussB
December 5, 2013, 07:56 PM
Mine are all Weihrauch built (R9, HW97k, RX)...I am attracted to the TX200. Tell me about your AA air guns, and pic are appreciated :)

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LMS
December 6, 2013, 11:09 PM
I had an S410 Carbine that I sold to fund a 1911 purchase, and I regret doing it. I of course like the 1911, but the AA was beautiful and accurate (it was in .22). I replaced it with a powder based .22 (a CZ), but for some reason I really miss the AA.

MrWhipple
December 13, 2013, 02:05 AM
I have an Air Arms Pro Elite in .22. It also sports a custom left handed thumb hole stock. It is simply the most accurate sporting/field air rifle I have ever had the pleasure of shooting but that may simply be a matter of the left handed stock as I have always had to make do with right handed stocks and the more figured (such as Monte Carlo) they were the worse they felt for a lefty so I would have to shoot them right handed.

The quality and finish on the AA Pro Elite is fantastic. I will have to take some pics tomorrow and post them up if you would like.

tallpaul
December 13, 2013, 08:36 AM
have an Air Arms tx200 and pro sport in .177

I love the ergos and the closest thing to a complaint would be that they are heavy, Both shoot great and both of mine were used when I got them.

I would buy either again if I got the right deal and even pay street price if I lost either!

BTW I also have 8
or so HW's around that i also like....

RussB
December 14, 2013, 11:29 AM
Fit & finish of the AA guns is exceptional. Are they still made in England? I hear some are made in Turkey???

Loosenock
December 16, 2013, 05:45 PM
My AA TX200 is in .22 cal. It carries a UTG Leapers 4x-16x AO scope with illuminated MilDot reticle. I like it very much. Accuracy is beyond superb, its beautiful, and true smooth enjoyment to shoot. It is heavy. But this is my air rifle that I shoot at long ranges from a bench on my property with.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/AAtx200001_zpse9812339.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/AAtx200002_zps58156cfd.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y220/loosenock/AAtx200004_zpsfb99a03b.jpg

'loose

Loosenock
December 16, 2013, 05:46 PM
double post.

RussB
December 16, 2013, 06:27 PM
Beautiful! What does the gadget/lever? near the loading port do?

Loosenock
December 16, 2013, 07:17 PM
That is a safety breech lock release. When you operate the cocking lever down and rearward the breech opens up and is held open by this breech lock. It prevents accidental discharge/release of the piston/breech cover while your fingers are in the breech loading a pellet. This area is guillotine for fingers. After loading you need to press this detent to close the breech.

I've made it a mussel memory habit to hold the cocking lever rearward during the entire loading process. Never letting go of it until I return it to its place under the barrel and I'm ready to shoulder it for firing.

It takes good effort to compress the spring while you cocking it. After cocking and loading returning the lever back under the barrel is pretty much effortless.

It does not slow the loading process down nor is it bothersome. You simply have to depress it to close the breech. It takes less effort than you would closing a bolt on a bolt action rifle.

'drif

RussB
December 16, 2013, 07:21 PM
Very cool. I have a Weihrauch HW97k underlever, similar to the TX200 in looks and operation. The loading port simply opens & closes with the cocking lever.


I always keep a hand on the barrel/cocking lever as well when reloading...better safe than sorry!

Calibre44
January 29, 2014, 02:46 PM
Here is my Air Arms S400 single shot PCP air rifle in .177 with silencer. I can't praise this rifle highly enough for build, accuracy and trigger. I get approx 80 shots per air refill which I do from a divers bottle. Excellent rifle
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg230/woodsy_2008/Guns/AA4001.jpg (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/woodsy_2008/media/Guns/AA4001.jpg.html)

Mousegun
January 30, 2014, 01:04 PM
After much research and mental debate, I bought an Air Arms TX200 two weeks ago.

The gun is a work of art. The walnut stock (lefty for me) is beautiful and so is the finish on the steel.

My first few shots were all over the board. A 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper looked like it was hit with a shotgun.

At that point, I looked into the air transfer chamber where the breech seal resides and saw it was shredded. It looked like it was growing hair made from shards of the rubber.

I then looked into the breech area of the gun that the seal contacts when in the shooting position. There was a blob of green thread sealer that probably did not allow the compression tube to fully seat. I carefully picked the junk off and removed the breech seal to turn it over to the good side.

I then discovered a flat spot on the air transfer port where the seal seats. That flat spot went down the entire length of the port and I realized it must have been a manufacturing defect. I could see no reason why there should be a flat spot in an area that had a round seal to stop air leakage.

I re-seated the seal to give it another try.

Still no joy, The group tightened up just a little but was still very unacceptable, even for a new gun that was not fully broken in.

I then saw the cocking shoe had broken. This is a known weak spot on this gun.

That did it. I had to make a choice as to send it back for a refund or go with past reviews as to how good the gun "could" be. I chose to send it off to warranty repair with a detailed letter. It went out today.

This is not meant as a bad review of the TX200. If there were 50 of them on the shelf with just one bad one. I am the guy that will get it. I speak from past experience many times over. I just didn't like having to spend the $20 on top of the $699 I had to spend for the left handed model. At least they will ship back on their dime.

I will report back when the gun returns and hopefully is fixed.

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