Hello THL air gunners,
I am thinking of obtaining an Air Arms Pro Sport. I don't know anyone who owns one. I'm a bit long in the tooth and the lads that I know who still shoot only use shotguns or live round firing rifles. I'm not looking for technical info as such or input on the rifle's suitability for use on small game as this is a given. I probably wont be using it that much anyway. When I have a need to use an air rifle I use a Daystate PH6 that I purchased new many years ago but it still performs perfectly, it's only design failing being the fixed magazine. The Pro Sport, in .177 with walnut stock, will purely be an extravagant present to myself and used when the fancy takes me. The only thing that I have ever regretted selling was a Mk 2 BSA Airsporter S many years ago. The Pro Sport ( I have handled one in local gun shop ), reminds me so much of that favourite air rifle that I used to own.
This is the question that I have. What is the problem with the cocking lever ? Is there a problem with the cocking lever ? I've been reading everything that I can find on THL relating to the Pro Sport. Nearly every post that I've read sings the praises of this rifle but some members allude to this as being a weak point in the guns design. However I have not read anything conclusive one way or the other. As written above, the rifle may not be subjected to that much use but at the same time I would not want to invest hard earned money into something with a design flaw no matter how pretty it may be. The Airsporter S was used extensively day and night all year round for years and never missed a beat. This is what the Pro Sport must live up to.
Any input from people who have used a Pro Sport would be much appreciated and will be read eventually but excuse me in advance if it takes me a while to say thank you.
And something that has just popped into my head, as I'm asking for advise. The images that I've seen of Pro Sports have the 'scopes fixed with two piece mounts. We used to use one piece mounts for spring air rifles. Is the use of two piece purely an aesthetic thing for photographs or have there been technological improvements regarding best practice for mounting a 'scope to spring powered air rifles ?