How does the cold weather effect the performance of the rifle?
Depends greatly on the viscosity of the lube your using on you spring.
In very cold weather the gun will shot 30-70 FPS more slowly than in warmer weather. As you shoot the gun it warms up and the velocity will climb a bit back.
Do they do use larger springs on the 22 caliber versus the 177 or do they use the same spring on both rifles
the spring is the same in all calibers.
Are the refurbished rifles pre-owned or display
They can be both. Or repaired guns.
What do the Vortex tuning kits do for this rifle?
The Vortek kit will reduce recoil and smooth out the shot cycle.
What oil or grease do I use for the spring? Also if anything is it possible that you guys can service my gun if my spring breaks or seals go out as I know nothing about that stuff please let me know ? (TX200)
Yes, PA can service the gun if needed. As far as grease for the spring, check this out: Air Venturi Tune-In-A-Tube Airgun Lubricant...
What's the barrel's twist rate?
Good question, I looked around the internet and found it to be a 1:17 twist. Not that it really matters.
What are the dimensions of the spring for this particular air rifle?
What screws do I need to tighten what's the action screw? TX200
600.00 for a spring powered air rifle ? Which is more accurate a springer or a gas ram ? Why are gas rams more expensive if springers are more accurate ? Why aren't any gas rams winning any field target matches ?Watch this video this guy is saying the only good thing about a spring gun is that its easier to work on . It sounds like to me in the video that gas rams are better but you never see them at field target shoots why ?https://youtu.be/bIllYUzBr_Q
Gas Rams are designed for more power than is allowed. American Hunter Class Field Target is 20fpe. That is why springers are used, they can be tuned down to meet class. PCPs as well can be tuned to meet class.
Man that's a lot of questions,my advice is to use google and study study and study some more. I'm quite sure you will fine most of the answers to your questions.
Has anyone tried to use a TKO moderator on this gun?
I don't know why anyone would it comes with a fully shrouded barrel already.
What is the condition of refurbished units? (scratches, defects, etc.)?
If you go to the home page and go to navigation then scroll down to Remans/Refurbs it will explain your question.
What are the torque specs for TX200 stock screws (inch-pounds). Right now I am torquing the from stock screws and the rear trigger screw until they squeak, and lightly torquing the front trigger guard screw. Using blue locktite on the front screws, but not on the trigger guard screws. Thanks.
When you here that one squeak, STOP! Try not to over torque this rifle. This is a great shooter, and you risk damaging the rifle (and possibly voiding your warranty) if you over torque the rifle stock screws. Use a very small amount of locktite, a little goes a long way.
What pellet seems to shoot the best in 22 cal?
For this rifle, I would suggest H&N Field Target Trophy (14.66 grain), JSB Exact Diabolo (13.43 grain), or if you enjoy the heavier pellet JSB Exact Jumbo Heavy Diabolo (18.13 grain). All of these have tested well at our indoor range here at Pyramyd Air. I would personally avoid wadcutter pellets, as they make loading a bit more difficult.
All Ya'll, it would be of interest ( to me anyway ) to find out the percentage of TX owners who went with a Vortek or other kit. Also when, like how far into your ownership? What were your results? I'm waiting for the long brown box to show up very soon. %^)
You'd would be better off asking this question on the yellow forum or the field target forum.
What is the LOP of this rifle in inches?
Mine measures 14.25 inches.
I live in Ontario Canada. Do I need a pal to purchase this gun? Thanks, Harry
Yes. Any airgun that shoots MORE THAN 495 FPS must have a PAL. If you don't, the customs folks will be enjoying your rifle for a couple of days before sending it back to Pyramyd Air.
Do I need to use the artillery hold for this airgun
You don't "need to" but you'll probably get better results if you do.
The BKL rings mount works well in the TX200 MK3 ? or not?
Two piece BLK rings on my mk3 .177 would not hold. I tried three different design BLK 30mm sets. I used all of the tricks that I could find to make them hold. They still creeped back. Then I switched to a one piece BKL mount. It's ok. Also, heavy scopes creep more than much lighter scopes.(which is a no brainer)
I use a 14.00 dollar one piece high mounts and works just fine
I have BKL rings on mine they work fine.
Can it be uncocked after I cocked this gun?
I'm not sure but if it could be done, you would need 3 hands, one on the cocking lever, one on the safety and one on the trigger.
What is the length of pull from the trigger curve center to the center of the stock butt? Thanks.
I recently bought an Air Arms TX200Mk3 (walnut). I cannot stop the front trigger guard/action screw from backing out. I have degreased the threads on the retaining screw (which I know is secure and not moving) and on the front trigger guard screw. I tried BLUE Loctite first (didn't help) and then BLUE Permatex gel threadlocker on the threads and let it cure for several days without shooting. I marked the screw with a gray Sharpie and notice after about 20 shots it will back out 1/8-1/4 turn and keep moving from there. I torque it 'just enough to stop movement in the stock', good and snug -as the owners manual indicates and do not over-torque it. I tried this 4 times now and it is getting very frustrating. All I need to do is notice my accuracy going and look down and sure enough, that screw is backing out. I have even wrapped some aluminum ductwork tape around the retaining screw so when I place the action into the stock there is zero forward and aft movement and the action is not moving at all in the stock when I cock the rifle. Some advice would be appreciated! Thanks
Also keep in mind, there is a shelf-life on all Loc-tite thread-locker. At work, we use Loctite 222 alot. We've had expired adhesive used on threads that never seems to cure. We learned the hard way. There is a shelf-life. http://www.loctite.co.th/tht/content_data/Loctite_Shelf_Life.pdf
02-June-2016 - Not sure how old this posting is, but here's my 2-cents worth. I've noticed when I occasionally use LOCTITE, "A Little Dab Will Do You"! From my understanding, that stuff is like SUPER GLUE, in which that product sets up with an absence of air, plus a little bit of moisture. Haven't you ever wondered why your fingers get stuck, with that stuff? With the LOCTITE, having that liquid oozing out a little outside of the threads, could be your problem area. Just put enough on the beginning of the threads, then tighten. I had this happen to a friend, when he couldn't get a snug acceptance on his motorcycle bolts (there was LOCTITE liquid out by the bolt head). I told him to remove the bolt; clean off the excess; reapply, retighten. Problem solved.
I have had mine apart many times. With no problems. I wouldn't want you to damage your rifle, but It sounds to me like your understanding of "snug" may not be snug enough. You could snug it your way, then let someone with more experience check it to "feel" if it's tight to their liking. Good luck and safe shooting.
What scope doesn't cover the loading port ?
To update my comment. I'm now using a BKL one piece mount. Never the less, loading is still the same.
A scope will not block the loading gate. A scope is to be mounted on top of the rifle. The loading gate on the TX is on the right side, not on the top. My scope goes beyond the loading gate, but does not get in the way of loading. I have a 30mm scope tube(Hawke Airmax 8x32x50) on low mounts BKL-S305MB[PY-A 5708].
I have a Hawke Sport Optics 3-12x50 AO Sidewinder 30 SF Rifle Scope, Ill. 1/2 Mil-Dot 10x Reticle, 1/4 MOA, 30mm Tube, Sidewheel and with out the sun shade it doesn't cover the loading port.
Can I get this with walnut stock?
Go to the gray rectangle box at the top of the page and click on it and all the choices will come up.
The order page shows walnut stocks in .177 and 22 caliber both left and right handed configurations.
The instructions say not to oil the rifle except the hinges.but I read you should oil the spring.
The AA TX200 Mk3 users handbook says nothing of oiling the spring.
Where did you read the part about oiling the spring?
Does this gun come with a scope. does this rifle come with a scope
Not unless you order a scope at the same time when order the rifle.
Can I shoot this in the winter?
Anyone find the "Magic Pellet" in .177 for this gun?
My magic pellet is the JSB Exact Heavy Diablo 10.36gr. It shoots well with every 10.2-10.6gr I have tried.
@Randy. 9 different ones are not enough for me. I test more.
It took me 9 different ones before I tried H&N field trophy, it seems best for mine.
I'm having a heck of a time finding that magic pellet also. The best one so far has been the Beeman Kodiak match in 10.65 grain.
Is it possible for the TX200 to have barrel droop? Doesn't seem possible.
Robert: If your point of impact is dropping, check your action screws. I kept having to adjust the scope because the poi was dropping. I checked the action screws and tightened them. After this phenomena happened a second time, I blue Loc-Tited the screws and the problem was resolved.
Is there a good way to put a sling on the awesome air rifle for hunting?
Yes, there is. Uncle Mike's 1051-2 split barrel band that goes on the cocking arm. I used some loctite to keep the split barrel band more secure. When I use the sling, I carry the rifle upside-down which keeps most of the pressure on the rear, screw-in swivel. This may not be necessary, I'm just letting you know how I do it.
The rubber bumper on the bottom of the barrel broke off. There is still a little bump but the dimple itself came off. I put a rubber "O" ring on the cocking lever to help cushion the lever when I cock the gun. Is this something I need to send back to get repaired or can I let it go as is?
Most every one I've seen has been torn off. Don't worry about you did the most common fix.Now go shoot and have fun.
Mine came off also at the second tin of pellets, and I too got an o-ring. Isn't there a better engineering fix ?
Once again my thanks to Dan the Man. The more I shoot this rifle, the better I like it. The groups keep getting smaller. The advertised muzzle velocity in .22 is 750 F.P.S. I took my rifle to the range the other day. There was a fellow there with a chronograph. Muzzle velocity range from 657 F.P.S. to 686 F.P.S. I'm shooting Beeman Field Target Special 14.66 grain pellets. I've got under 200 pellets through the rifle. Will the muzzle velocity increase or is my pellet heavier than the factory uses to measure muzzle velocity?
Thanks to Dan & Tyler. I sent an email to Air Arms inquiring about the pellet weight. Their response follows: "The technical department have advised that we set up on AA field 15.9 g".
It might increase a slight bit, but the speed should stabilize more over time. Your accuracy will also increase the more you shoot it.
It may be slightly heavier but that difference is not something to be concerned about. Your velocities seem to be right on for the FTS pellets. If I had to venture a guess, they use a JSB 13 grain exact RS.
My thanks to Dan the man for answering my previous question. Is there a way to apply the safety to this rifle after it has been released? This morning I removed the safety to shoot a squirrel. He heard the click and ran off. I noticed the safety will not engage once it has been disengaged. I thought about pulling the cocking lever but was concerned that I may disrupt the timing if I pulled the cocking lever without having the spring tension against it.
Easy to reset the safety. The last click of the cock is the safety, just pull the cocking lever back again, no problem, the spring is already loaded. Or, de-cock, pull the cocking lever back and while holding firmly, pull the trigger then the anti-bear trap lock. Caution, any slip here could result in busted knuckles.
No problem. As far as the safety, I wouldn't mess with it. Besides, I've heard if you leave a spring piston airgun cocked for more than 10 minutes, you'll damage it.
My TX 200 III was delivered yesterday. Mounted the scope and zeroed the rig. The rifle shoots really well. Good fit and finish for the wood and metal. What maintenance is required to keep this rifle shooting well?
Is the barrel shrouded?
yes it is shrouded with a few baffles built into the end of the shroud just before the muzzle anyone who says it is not shrouded dosent know anythign about this rifle
The TX200 does have a full shroud watch the video with Paul Capello
No, just the Pro Sport is shrouded.
Where is it made? Hoping the USA.
This is listed under specs as having a 9" barrel and the Hunter carbine has a 9.53" barrel??
That is the information that was provided directly from Air Arms
Does this rifle shoot the Crossman premiere hollow-points well in .177 cal.?
That will depend entirely on your barrel and what it likes. My personal TX likes the boxed Crosman Premier lights a lot.
Is Refurbished covered under a warranty?
yes, same warranty as new (through Air Venturi)
Exactly what does REFURBISHED mean?
Pyramyd gives this defintiion of refurbished here
Did this rifle, historically, ever have a nine inch barrel?
The hc yes, not this one. This one is 13+" rifled the full length of the barrel.
9" is the rifled portion of the barrel
what is worinty.
It is a 1 year warranty.
How much does it weigh?
That 9.3 lbs is bare bones. With the pyramid package, mount, scope and 1 heavy pellet, my gun is 10.5 lbs.
What scope is most recommended? And... what pellets for the 22?
I put a Hawk sidewinder 3-12x50 on mine. I feel it a very good match for this rifle. As far as the cretin remark that makes no sense this rifle is made to be scoped that's why there's no front sight.
Only a cretin? I didn't realize I was that bad off. I haven't noticed many photos of a TX200 without a scope.
Suitable front sight for TX200 rifle and a Lyman 48 grade for the rear??. Only a cretin would scope this rifle in walnut.
Mike, depends on what distance you are planning on shooting. We have a few scopes recommended for the rifle