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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:28 pm 
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Hey folks! The title pretty much says it all.

I finally settled on getting a TX200 .22 in sub 400fps and will upgrade the spring to the 12ft/lbs version when my PAL comes in (I passed the course on Sunday btw! 96 on the written test, and 90 on the practical because I said "Removed the ammo" instead of "unloaded :roll: )

https://www.airgunsource.ca/us/air-arms ... 5-fps.html



These are the two up for consideration:

https://www.airgunsource.ca/us/hawke-ai ... o-amx.html

https://www.airgunsource.ca/us/hawke-ai ... ticle.html

From my reading the airmax does a great job handling springers vs the vantage, and the finer reticle on the airmax is better for more accurate shooting too!

I like that the 2-7 is a bit more compact/light, on what is already a heavy-ish gun. But once I have the upgrade kit it would be nice to try and push it out to 75-100 meters for some distance shooting.

That being said if you fine folks don't think I will be accurate out to those ranges (I am a decent shot and willing to learn) I am happy to save my 30$ and get the 2-7. I just know given the overhead that if I think I will want the extra range/detail later then I should maybe go with the 3-9.

The 3-9 also has a 40 aperture vs 32 which means more light at the cost of a bigger and maybe goofier looking scope.

Alternatively, if you think I should go for an even higher power I will have to shop around for a different brand because AGS and D&L are both out of stock of the 4-12

One last thing I will add is that I will likely only use the one scope for both this and my PCP whenever I get it/my pal which I expect will have more "oomph" so that could be another argument in favor of the higher power.

Either way hit me with those opinions!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:35 pm 
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Congratulations, Luna. "and 90 on the practical because I said "Removed the ammo" instead of "unloaded"
Some "instructors" are in capable of thinking on their own, just like 'some' airport security are incapable of
intelligent thought.
Good choice in rifles, as well. I'm sure you will be happy with it.
You could upgrade the spring all the way and may be even happier, if you are interested in hunting with it
that is.
COR program next?
As to the scopes, either one, although at this stage in my life (69yrs old) I prefer more magnification.

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You will want something with a side focus for FT

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:37 pm 
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Yes - also true, but .22 is not really the best calibre for FT.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:17 pm 
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Skanzy wrote:
You will want something with a side focus for FT


So what I am hearing is that either is fine? Also A big question is what scope rings/mount might you recommend?

Most of the two-piece 1" scope rings that fit dovetails are currently out of stock on AGS.

https://www.airgunsource.ca/us/scope-op ... pe-mounts/

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:48 pm 
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If field target is your main thing then you'll definitely want a side focus, my Tx200 has a Leapers on top and i love it. Great picture, great turrets , IR reticle too

Luna wrote:
Skanzy wrote:
You will want something with a :P side focus for FT


So what I am hearing is that either is fine? Also A big question is what scope rings/mount might you recommend?

Most of the two-piece 1" scope rings that fit dovetails are currently out of stock on AGS.

https://www.airgunsource.ca/us/scope-op ... pe-mounts/

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For hunter field target (FT), which I would recommend you start with, you are allowed up to 16X. I have a 4-16 AirMax on my TX200 hunter FT rig. I really like the reticle on the AirMax; it has a lot of aim points that are great aim points for ranges on a range card from 10 to 55 yards.

Shooting hunter FT with lower magnification than 16 can be done, but it is a handicap. A 1.5" hit zone at 55 yards looks very small through a 3-9 scope. The .22 will have a loopy trajectory, but if you prepare right and have aim points for all ranges, it will work fine. We have a couple guys that only shoot .22 in hunter FT because they say their fingers are too big a clumsy to handle the .177. One of them places top three quite consistently. Once you have a PAL, the gun can be tuned to 12 ft/lb at 614 fps with 14.3 grain JSBs, or you can tune it up to 730 fps or so for hunter FT.

Good solid rings like one piece BKL or Sport Match, in 30mm if that is what your scope tube is, will do fine. The scope can handle the recoil. Make sure you get the mount high enough so the scope comfortably clears the top of the action. If you buy all the stuff from Travis at AGS, he will make sure you get the right mount height.

The TX200 in any form is a great investment.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:14 pm 
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Most of the scopes I have on my air rifles, are shorter in overall length. I use the 17.1moa single piece base
on the springers., like this one. https://dlairgun.com/collections/leaper ... ator-mount
https://dlairgun.com/collections/leapers-mounts

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