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Tx200 scope?

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:21 pm
by pdeal
I’ve been reading about the tx200 air rifles. They sure look nice in a-lot of ways. I never have cared for the annoying recoil of them.

What about scoping one? I always understood that they were rough on scopes. Sort of hate to put one of my weaver microtrac scopes on and have it ruined. What’s been the experience here?

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:55 pm
by acorneau
Yes, they are tough on scopes with the "double recoil". I've had a Weaver V-24 and Leupold M8 on mine with no problems, but lesser quality scopes might be at risk. Can't say if the older steel-tube Weavers are ok or not.

Also, if you haven't gotten a reduced-power spring for it yet (or a full tuning kit) you should consider looking into it. Straight from the factory they have too much power for our needs and dialing it back a bit will make it more pleasant to shoot.

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:10 pm
by pdeal
Thanks Allen. I haven’t bought one just contemplating.

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 6:22 pm
by cedestech
The quality scopes will usually hold up well. Leupold still warranties but finding an EFR with a large dot reticle will be pricey....

The TX isn't as hold sensitive as some but Alan is correct, having it tuned for silhouette will definitely help out with shooting it and scope life.

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:02 am
by atomicbrh
The Weaver company stated that their scopes were not for Springer type air rifles and that the warranty would not be honored if their scope was used on a Air Rifle. That tells me to not use a good never made again microtrac on a Sporter. My choice for the Tx and HW rifles are Leupold EFR's and surprisingly UTG.
Mrs. atomicbrh tried a Leupold on her sporter for a short time. Scores went down significantly. Put the UTG back on and scores immediately went back to normal. I talked to Weaver on the phone many years ago and the service person claimed their techs could easily tell if the micro Trac system had been damaged by Springer recoil because there would be certain tell-tale signs.
(Now someone will reply here they have been using a Weaver on a Tx since World War 2 and the Weaver factory did not know anything about their own scopes but this is what a Weaver employee from Georgia told me when the service center was in Georgia.)

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:09 pm
by dustinflint
pdeal wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:10 pmI haven’t bought one just contemplating.
You still have time to make the right decision and not buy one.

Dustin

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:39 am
by atomicbrh
Some people really "bond" with a Springer. When you have one working correctly it is a unique experience much different than other silhouette rifles. The TX is the greatest bargain in silhouette right now when cost vs. quality is considered. The parts in the TX are more durable than any Open air rifle because Air Arms uses the correct steel and the correct hardening process for that steel.
We have Steyr LG100's open rifles where almost every internal part had to be remachined and heat treated because they were not heat treated properly at Steyr. We spend more money to get open rifles repaired and set up right than a new TX costs. To me it is just as frustrating to lose consistency in a pcp regulator as it is to lose consistency in a Springer mechanism.
pdeal, you have a pm.

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:48 am
by atomicbrh
Dustin, Don't discourage him. You know when pdeal takes that TX apart, he will not be able to resist working some kind of magic on it that we all might benefit from. His rings are ideally suited to the springers.

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:33 am
by atomicbrh
It took me awhile to find this old article by Todd Spotti at the Los Angeles silhouette club. It is one of the best articles about springer recoil and scope warranty.

http://www.lasc.us/rangingshotrifleairgunscopes.htm

Re: Tx200 scope?

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:33 pm
by pdeal
Thanks for all that. I probably won't buy anything now anyway. I will read the article on the scopes.

I have several 10m guns including a fwb P700 and now an Anschutz 2002 ssp. I will probably just work with them for now.