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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:55 am 
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Congrats on your latest aquisition, BJP. Looks like she is shooting just as you would expect from a finely crafted firearm like the TX.

When you fit the Vortek kit, you will actually fall in love all over again. If you think you have a smooth shooter now, just wait 'til you finish that mod, buddy. It is literally like shooting a different gun :D :D :D :D

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I want to do that also but just not sure when's the good time to do it ;)


Today :wink:

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I held off maybe 1 month before throwing in the 12FPE kit, was already a great shooter, and the kit tamed it down even more. Being mechanically inclined I enjoy shooting the gun simply because of how well it operates :lol: kind of funny...

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:13 am 
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Ok done , my Vortek PG2 - TX200 FT Tune Kit is on its way :) I'll have it in hands when times come .Thanks for the tip.

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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After looking online at every video clip of the TX200 installation I could find it would appear that Air Arms may have updated the TX200 design a bit as the end cap that houses the trigger unit now has what appears to be an integral guide rod as opposed to the older version with a seperate guide rod within the spring. I'll send pics tom Vortek this evening and see what they say. Ahh, the joys of tinkering......................

I also ordered some stuff from Rowan Engineering to make it suit me a bit better!

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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I also ordered some stuff from Rowan Engineering to make it suit me a bit better!


I bought my TX from a guy in Phillidelphia. He bought the Rowan Trigger then shipped the rifle and trigger to Rob Hawkins to have a full tune with the Vortek kit fitted. The trigger breaks at a very consistent 9oz and the shot cycle is super smooooooooth.

I think that the people who say that the TX is one of the finest springers made are right on the money :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:05 am 
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Well, the answer from Vortek was not what I was hoping for! The answer was "there must be some way to take out the guide"! well, there is no doubt that there is, but I won't be taking the chance of ruining a brand new gun as I'm not a machinist. I'll try modifying the guide first and if I wreck that, oh well, lesson learned. If you have a TX200 Mark 3 that looks like this when disassembled the kit won't fit as suppplied. Also, for anyone who has already installed on, what lube, if any is reccommended for the piston O-ring? The instructions completely ignore the piston & seal!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:15 am 
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Oh thats bad, I'm waiting for my PG2 tune kit my TX200 is brand knew I hope I will not see the same when I open it. I'll let you know. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Even though my tune kit as not arrived yet, i decided to open my TX to see how they put it together. I think mine is like its suppose to be.

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I hope you have been abble to fix your's !

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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you lucky bugger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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a little heat would help maybe. Now I'm stock at taking out the piston weight out the cylinder and don't know what to do except smash it on the counter and i don't like that.

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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a little heat would help maybe. Now I'm stock at taking out the piston weight out the cylinder and don't know what to do except smash it on the counter and i don't like that.


Run hot water into it, then put a few layers of leather/rubber etc on your counter and hit it on that...Thats how I get them out anyway

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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Got it thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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Modded a few like that and HW's BJP.
Knock the trigger out and have a look in the slot, does the guide protrude in to that area and machined out?
Could be a swage or locktite fit.

You want that guide a tight fit on bore of spring, in fact needing spring compression before it will go on. No lube, quiet and more power for same preload.


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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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Artist's rendition of BJP getting ready to remove the guide while wearing an old dish towel over his head:

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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LOL!!!! After a LOT of persuasion I finally got the guide rod out so all is well with the world again................

looking forward to this Sundays FT match.

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 Post subject: Re: TX200 for HFT
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great :D

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