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Hey all, 

Unfortunately I've been out of the game for a while whilst focussing on health and family. I've finally got the time back now to really get back out there again and get behind my air rifle for some plinking sessions before I get back into permissions. 

 

A few questions really, I've had my BSA XL Tact's (.22 & .25) out of service for a while and wondered if there's anything I should consider checking out before taking them out?

I'm pretty sure they've not been cocked whilst out of use but new internals?

Nikko Sterling Scopes- anything to consider with them?

 

I may also be looking to treat myself to a new rifle too, to get really stuck back into it and enjoy it after all this time. I remember when I was last out i was looking at the AA TX200HC and Weirauch 98/97KT, has there been anything new out since to check out before spending out?

 

Any help is much appreciated and it's good to be back on here with you all. 

 

Grae 

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As long as they have not been left cocked they should be good to go

if out they may need a de,grease and re,grease that should be about it

best thing is to give them both a little plinking sesh and listen to how they perform if they twang then a greasing you will go lol

and as for a new rifle you cant go wrong with ether of the ones you have mentioned

but the 98 is more a target rifle but just as good out in the field .

A 97 if bought new will need a de,grease and re,grease to be made better plus a polish of the internals

or a tuning kit fitted but ince you have had this done boy will you have a rifle second to none .

tx200hc out of the box none can match it bar one the AA,pro sport

both have the same internals and both good to go out of the box

just fit the scopes put the pellets in your pocket and go

Pro sport has the edge for me no bear trap to fiddle on with

just go to your rfd and have a look at them see what suits you

or even better get to your local shooting range some one will be there with said rifles and most will let you have a go of them

this way you get to shoot them AND that will help you make your mind up which one to go for .

hope this helps you out

atvbmac:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

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@bigmac 97kt

I just checked the AA site to mainly check out the Pro Sport, seems a nice rifle and how would you say it differs compared to the TX and the 97KT for practicality hunting? 

I also noticed the TX200 is now a MK3, pretty sure the MK2 was the last model back when': how is the MK3 any better?

 

Thanking you for all the help, hopefully out this weekend coming for a good plinking down the range and see how things perform. 😁

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Welcome back to the forum Grae :good:,

            Ditto to every word Jimmy, Big Mac has said.

            I shoot with a Pro Sport, TX 200 HC MK3, HW 97K, all .177 cal.

            The Pro Sport is the only one that`s untouched and boy has that rifle took some vermin.

             The only difference between any of these rifles, ( for me), is personal preference.

            

             atb  Mark.

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3 hours ago, WhiteRabbit said:

@bigmac 97kt

I just checked the AA site to mainly check out the Pro Sport, seems a nice rifle and how would you say it differs compared to the TX and the 97KT for practicality hunting? 

I also noticed the TX200 is now a MK3, pretty sure the MK2 was the last model back when': how is the MK3 any better?

 

Thanking you for all the help, hopefully out this weekend coming for a good plinking down the range and see how things perform. 😁

VERY VERY POINTABLE EVEN MORE SO THAN A 97 NO WAIT AT THE BARREL END

as the under leaver tucks under the stock much like the air sporter

this helps with the point ability of the rifle

and no barrel flip when fired

the wait of the rifle is perfection (to me any way)

and no bear trap like the tx has so its just cock and load

im not taking any thing away from the tx mind it in its self is a hell of a rifle

but i dont like them but thats just my preference

as with the tx you can get some nice walnut stocks on these rifles

and ether cal is good .

i took that many crows with mine the lads nick named it the crow sport

iv shot the rifle vizlauk has and its an out standing rifle and very nice

its just like the day it came out of the factory brand new

you would not go wrong in pm.ing him and sorting a deal out

Just ask mark he would not look at them until he took notice of me

and as for the 97 well as he say,d what a rifle but in my eyes the pro sport

just caps it just .

here are some of thee ones iv had and my blue baby

atvbjimmy:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

ps the pro sport in the pick with the blue 97 is the one that viz is selling

and the last three pics of the stock

 

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8 hours ago, j j m said:

the pro sport is a lovely rifle a pleasure to shoot,ive owned 5 and not had a bad one yet

Two or three have been mine Jeff lol

cracking rifles top class

ill have to bring this blue 97 tbt tuned over for you to lend

you will not believe how good it is mate honest

atvbjimmy:thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

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Welcome back Grae.

 

I had a 20yr break from shooting for career, money and fanny - not necessarily in that order :D

 

I'd take those rifles out for a good target shooting session first of all - that should give you a pretty good idea of what they're up to.

 

Regarding getting a springer - no cabinet is complete without one mate :thumbs:

 

Atb

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4 minutes ago, .357shooter said:

i too can youch for the prosport i have had two and i never had or needed to get either of them tuned.only drawback is it is difficult to cock prone and the point of aim differs from prone to standing

I did a right hand into a left hand for peanoman (Simon) off here

took the sharp edge off and reshaped the pistol grip so he could use a pro sport

i put the stock onto a mates action and took it down for Simon to use

to see if it suited him before he bought one

the stock i used was an old beech stock that i had laying around

well Simon fell in love with it some thing he had wanted for a long time so much so he

went and bought one a nice walnut one .

i told him what to do and to make it to fit him and only him especially the pistol grip it had to be shaped to fit his hand 

the one i did was a ruff copy and he needed to refine his walnut one

he did all this then sent it up to me to Finnish it

but he did a very good job on it there was not a lot for me to do to it really .

Now this Man has a HW80 fac ,,hw97ks (now mark williams) hw77

but his pro sport is now his baby just loves it to bits

and that from a weihrauch fan and a big fan at that

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I`ve only ever owned one Pro Sport.

                I can`t see myself owning another as the one i have now is " going nowhere" :nono:.

                She is untouched and here is her accuracy.

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Lovely rifles Grea but do try your other options first mate.

 

                                     Good luck ! :good:

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41 minutes ago, j j m said:

aye sean says it is a lovely gun jimmy mate

 

41 minutes ago, j j m said:

aye sean says it is a lovely gun jimmy mate

It really is a topper , it shoots fantastic, a pure pleasure to use

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