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Air Arms TX200 HC Reviews

Air Arms TX200 HC - Hunter Carbine

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By Sean from USA on 2015-03-06 08:49:56

Things I liked:

Unbelievable quality and craftsmanship beyond any airgun I have ever seen.

Things I would have changed:

nothing

What others should know:

not for children!

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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By Curt Treadwell on 2022-04-15 17:56:44

Things I liked:

Beautiful rifle

Things I would have changed:

Broken after 3 shots fired Great phone support / return for a replacement- has now been almost three weeks - still not replaced / really disappointing that the replacement is taking so long / the tech stated that there were 13 in stock upon my defective return / what can be done to get my replacement in a timely manner?

What others should know:

Anxious to check accuracy - need a replacement rifle.

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  • 4.0 4.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Accurate! The stock is a nice looking piece of walnut, except...

    Things I would have changed:

    The rifle arrived with a dent in the L side of the stock just in front of the trigger guard. Both boxes (AA factory and PA overpack) looked good so I don't think it happened in transit. I contacted PA and they were nice about it and offered to exchange it for another one but I elected to keep it. It's not going to be a bench only rifle so it will eventually gain character, but this was kind of a bummer since it is so expensive to begin with and I paid for the walnut upgrade. This is the only reason for the downgrade.

    What others should know:

    I used BKL-263 rings to mount a Leupold VX-Freedom EFR Rifle Scope - 3x-9x-33mm w/ base screws torqued to ~35 inch lbs, ring caps to ~15. In >100 rounds there has been no movement. Coming from "real" guns I like to see the objective closer to the barrel but in this case that is a cosmetic preference, not functional. The comb is so high it works fine, and I could probably shoot well even with slightly higher rings though these look goofy enough.

  • 2.0 2.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Beautiful rifle

    Things I would have changed:

    Broken after 3 shots fired Great phone support / return for a replacement- has now been almost three weeks - still not replaced / really disappointing that the replacement is taking so long / the tech stated that there were 13 in stock upon my defective return / what can be done to get my replacement in a timely manner?

    What others should know:

    Anxious to check accuracy - need a replacement rifle.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I heard so much good things about that rifle. Finally I get it in 22 and try. Gun heavy and well balanced. Very accurate. Difficult to cocking and knurling handle of lever very uncomfortable. Recoil is very strong for gun with 750 fps Decided go with HW-97K which like better

    Things I would have changed:

    Heavy cocking, knurling handle irritates hands, heavy recoil

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Gun is well finished, Still working through break in but seems to be very good. Loves 22 cal Hades and JSB heavy pellets.

    Things I would have changed:

    Gun was missing cocking handle circlip. Have ordered from Amazon and replaced with 3mm clips. Still waiting for OEM replacement from Pyramid.

    What others should know:

    On par with HW97 in terms of accuracy.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything about this gun, fun to shoot, accurate etc.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Cocking is a little tough but nothing a man can not handle. I have a little cocking device that makes cocking sooo much easier if you are shooting a lot of pellets. Just take about a foot or more of thin wall 1 inch PVC and put a block about 6 inches in it so when you slip it over the under lever you have lengthened the cocker about the same as the regular TX 200. By the way this cocking device also works on my ProSport. I usually shoot about 100 pellets and do not tire a bit.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    What can you say, it's a TX200. It lives up to the hype. It shoots soooo smooth out of the box. The accuracy is great. Loaded with H&N hornets this thing becomes small game's worst nightmare. The carbine size is much nicer for woods walking as well. Compared to my HW97k's and my RWS 460, the TX200 HC's trigger is better and the gun is way more ergonomic of a fit. This gun is also way easier to disassemble than either. This is almost underlever perfection.

    Things I would have changed:

    Air Arms please spend the 5 cents on two rubber washers to keep the cocking rod from rattling. For a "hunting carbine" and it's reputation this should not be an issue. I also wish the cocking lever had a retention device like some other underlevers. You have to basically pinch it, to release it from the ball detent.

    What others should know:

    If you want an "elegant weapon for a much more civilized time", The TX200 HC is it. It is worth every penny. I've had the pleasure of shooting and or owning about every underlever imaginable, none of them shoot like the TX200 out of the box. It looks great as well.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Mine's a .22 lefty walnut HC. Excellent accuracy and not pellet picky. Lots of power. Nice oil finished wood. Lovely high polish deep blue. Mechanically smooth and solid. Great trigger, Mine has no twang. It's easy to work on. The compact length is shorter than most other full power springers. The built in silencer baffles help mute the bark, but it's still pretty loud due to the high power. The heavy weight and and thick stock style make for a good bench rifle.

    Things I would have changed:

    I am not a fan of the noisey, cumbersome, anti-beartrap mechanism- A lower power option would be easier to cock, have a milder shot cycle and a quieter report.

    What others should know:

    I installed an Air Rifle Headquarters "slightly softer" spring which eased the cocking effort and harshness without much power loss - dropped from 720 to 700 fps with H&N FTT. The oil finish was thin out of the box but I rubbed in a few more coats of BLO and it looks good. Despite the "Hunter Carbine" name, it is not my 1st choice for hunting as it's too heavy and too pretty for dragging through the brush. There are other springers that shoot as well as the TX, but what makes the TX so special is that it's just so darned beautiful!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    .22 Cal. RH Beech. Where to start?!! Although the polished steel doesn't appear to be real bluing, it is absolutely stunning and beautiful, as is the fit, finish, laser cut art and smoothness of the stock. The ambidextriousness of the stock is extremely comfortable. The dovetails are indeed shallow, but sufficient for a very solid scope mount. I really like that the dovetails are cut all the way back off the receiver tube, allowing me to have comfortable eye-relief of the Hammers 3X9X32 AO scope, with the mount's stop pin engaged, and about 3/4" of the 4 screw mount hanging off the rear of the dovetails, acting as a pinch-clamp against the stop-pin. Accuracy is dime to sub-dime groups @ 38 yards if I do my part. My favorite pellet for most of my rifles, and ABSOLUTELY this one, is H&N Sport Baracuda Match 21.14g, 5.51", a bit heavy, BUT, sighted in @ 20 yrds, 2nd MIL DOT is dead on, blasting through 1/4" pine board. EVEN THE TRIGGER IS AMBI! VERY SOLIDLY BUILT. Recommend highly.

    Things I would have changed:

    The cast trigger guard has machining on one side and slight pits from the casting process on the other. As with most everyone else, a safety that re-engages @ the switch. As AWESOME a choice of construction material that AA used throughout, a PLASTIC muzzle cap instead of at least aluminum!!??!!

    What others should know:

    Keep and eye out for open-box/refurb deals. With only a few VERY slight metal and wood blemishes, VERY happy with the $90 discount. There is some slight buggering of the steel around the where the safety engages at the trigger block- safety still functions fine and the "buggering" isn't visible , but that's the only "refurb" sign I can see.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Prior to purchasing the TX200HC .22 I owned (still do) the full length TX200 MKIII in .177. I have enjoyed shooting this gun. Within the past year or so I have transitioned to shooting mostly in the off-hand mode and not from the bench. However, that can get tiring over time and after about 15 shots I wish both me and the gun were ambidextrous. I decided to look into the HC model as being more off-hand friendly. After much dithering I decided on the .22 version in Walnut right hand. I find the gun to be much better balanced for off-hand shooting. My version measures 38 inches long and weighs in at 8.4lbs without scope and mounts. This compact size and relative light weight is one of the guns greatest assets. To maintain the light weight I installed a Burris Timberline Scope (4.5-14x32). This scope has crystal clear glass, it is compact and light, springer rated and with a usable high magnification. It has one deficit - a longer than normal eye relief. The firing cycle is less stressed

    Things I would have changed:

    The rattling cocking lever and gap between the stock and load port could be rectified.

    What others should know:

    The firing cycle is less stressed than the .177 MkIII more of a thump with a gentler shove to the shoulder than the sharp snap’ I have been used to. The noise is not objectionable either – being a .22 it is subjectively quieter than the .177 HC. I use a BKL one piece drooper mount (260D). By the way this is one of the new Lothar Walther barrel guns with the blued gun barrel to prevent transportation corrosion. I have not done a thorough pellet test as yet. The gun likes the JSB 18.13 gr pellets and is ok with the Air Arms 16 grains. However, it does really well with the Predator lead free 11.75 grains. I have not tested the gun out to 50 yards. But at approx. 32 yards the predators are spectacular with minimal drop. The one drawback is the high cost of these pellets. No velocity results as I am sans chrony right now, but the Predators seem much faster than the lead options. All told this is a wonderful package light enough for my intended task of off-hand plinking.. I imagine this gun

  • 2.0 2.0

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    Things I liked:

    Accuracy, stock, size

    Things I would have changed:

    The blueing lately on Air Arms TX200 is not what it used to be. I have had to return a few due to cloudy areas/spots. Quality control is lacking on the blueing line in the factory. Maybe they are trying to build too fast to keep up with demand. Their blueing was one of their claims to fame.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Fit and finish excellent. Awesome precision out to 45 - 50 yards. Stock is quite comfortable and nicely carved.

    Things I would have changed:

    The breech for pellet insertion is tight and wears on my thumb. I have a Beeman pellet tool that I have to use with certain pellets.

    What others should know:

    Cocking effort is stiff but manageable. Accuracy and consistent precision requires a decent scope and a good shooting rest.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Build quality, simplicity, stock, and performance are absolutely top notch! The trigger is very light with a crisp break one of the best I've felt. Robust feel & VERY accurate

    Things I would have changed:

    An open sight model would be a nice option, and the ability to manually put the safety back on after taking it off. Otherwise nothing.

    What others should know:

    Being new to hardcore airguns I cringed at the thought of paying this much for a pellet gun. I could have bought a very very nice rimfire for the same price or less. But I needed a good squirrel exterminator and couldn't use a firearm due to neighbors being close. I bought your typical $150 gamo from Big 5 and while it was o.k. I could never hit what I wanted consistently. So I convinced myself after much research to blow my budget and take a chance on the TX200. This thing restored my faith & made me look at air rifles in a whole new light. I can shoot anytime in my yard without posing a threat or concern to neighbors & consistently hit intended targets confidently out to 50 yards (maybe even a little further if I'm just target shooting & not worried about killing rodents). You truly do get what you pay for so I encourage anyone looking for a quality air gun to do your research, weigh what applications you want to use it for & where it will be used. Air Arms TX200 is phenomenal

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    'Been meaning to write in about this purchase for a while. 'Nothing but praise. 'Was zeroing the scope initially. 'Took my first shot. It was off naturally. 'Took my second (3 shot groups). It went through the same exact hole. The rifle is on the heavy side, to be sure. Shooting from a fixed position is obviously no problem. If you're out in the field, and want to shoot from standing, or even squatting, could be a factor. That said, I wouldn't change my purchase decision, nor anything about the rifle. Funny story... I brought it to a rifle range (my friends were shooting powder). I was just going to refine my scope sighting. The guys at the counter were just gushing over the workmanship. 'Fun stuff.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    This rifle is just amazing. I bought a refurb from PA and can't see any evidence of why it might have been returned. Saved some money and got a perfect rifle. The trigger is better out of the box than my Rekord trigger HW's and the shot cycle is free of any twang or buzz. The woodwork and metalwork is typical Air Arms, which is to say perfection. Shooting HFT style with a bucket and sticks, I was just able to put 20 shots inside the white center of a Gamo target at 25 meters.

    Things I would have changed:

    I am going to have this gun tuned down to just below 12 ft/lb for field target. I don't need to for accuracy or for smoothness of the shot cycle, but it should be a welcome relief for my shoulder and arm that I cock the gun with. It takes a mighty tug with the short HC cocking arm. I also have the very common issue where the safety will not engage about half the time. If you look online, you'll see it is an easy fix, but AA does need to sort that out.

    What others should know:

    Get a good scope. I was concerned about accuracy until I tried another scope and that solved it. Do some arm and shoulder strengthening exercises and warm up your shoulders and arms before shooting or you'll be sat with an ice pack on your shoulder like I am as I type this. Know this, if you do your part, this gun has the kind of uncanny accuracy and consistency that I have previously only seen in PCP rifles. This rifle is a keeper!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    This rifle is incredibly consistent. It took me months to "pull the trigger" on spending this much money on a target rifle (I ordered the walnut stock .22 version), but ultimately I was glad I did. I'm 48 years old and have always been in to target shooting. I've been through many rifles and this one is absolutely the best I've ever owned.

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    The under lever has a pretty stiff pull...I rest the gun butt on my shooting bench and use my body weight to help pull it to the load/charge position. Once you get the hang of it, it is not an issue.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Fine quality right out of the box!

    Things I would have changed:

    none

    What others should know:

    Very High End rifle for the money!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I did my due diligence before buying a springer air gun and the Air Arms TX200 HC was my choice after reading all of the accolades on the accuracy of this rifle right out of the box. I picked the walnut stock because I really like a quality rifle to also look nice and the walnut version is a beauty. I mounted a Hawke Optics 4-12 x 40 AO 30/30 Duplex scope hoping that I could attain the accuracy that is claimed by owners of this rifle. Well, after sitting down and setting up a 25 yard set of targets I can say that this gun is phenomenal! I was grouping a majority of the shots within a cm of bullseye at that distance with many pellet through the hole results. I plan on sending the rifle off to be tuned as I would like to upgrade the rifle to get a smoother firing gun. The gun is smooth already but the meticulous tuning should make it my perfect target rifle. I am very pleased and Pyramyd Air made the transaction easy and pleasant. This rifle will make any target shooter happy.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    I am very happy I decided to purchase this rifle. I took my time and did months of research before choosing the Air Arms Tx 200 HC. I've been a shooter for over 30 years, taught by my father with traditional rifles and air rifles in the late 70s and early 80s. I also spent 6 years in the Army so my experience level is probably a little above the average air gunner. I wanted to get serious about air guns so I can teach my son to shoot without going to a range. New laws seriously limit where and what you can shoot, and a quality air gun is a great option. So I purchased the tx hc in beech, and I'm glad I did. It is plenty beautiful and the same rifle as its walnut brother. I purchased a decent scope and upgraded mounts, this rifle is worthy of the best components. After owning the rifle for a couple months I could not be happier. It is tough to cock, but you get used to it. It is heavy, but the weight is necessary to absorb the shock and the solid feel is really nice.Nice accurate rifle!

    Things I would have changed:

    If a pound could come off the rifle that would be nice. Cocking is tough after 30 minutes or so of shooting, and I workout 4 days a week with weights That's all though. I love this rifle and I probably will have it forever.

    What others should know:

    In my opinion the Air Arms Tx 200 HC is about as good as it gets. I have the 22, and its a serious rifle that exceeds my expectations. The minute you hold it you realize its the top springer out there. I considered a Walther, and I may still buy one at some point, but I'm proud to own this beautiful and extremely well engineered rifle.

  • 3.0 3.0

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    Things I liked:

    Absolutely beautiful gun. Shoulders nicely. Great trigger.

    Things I would have changed:

    Probably wouldn't change anything on the design but there are some minor details that just aren't right. (1). Rubber plug on the bottom side of the barrel is supposed to protect the barrel from the cocking arm when you put the arm back into the up position. Mine fell off within 50 shots. Will not go back in the hole. Very cheap piece of rubber that really doesn't fit properly. (2.) Tiny screws that hold the cocking guard in place came out within 100 shots. The guard slid down the cocking arm and turned slightly. One of the tiny screws was sticking out and slightly nicked the bottom of the barrel. Made me sick (3).The whole cocking arm has a lot of "slop" meaning it has movement from side to side at the top of the cocking stroke and also at the bottom. Simply put the cocking arm rattles back and forth badly when it's not in the locked position. By the way this gun is less than a week old.

    What others should know:

    I don't mean to be too critical of this gun. I've had it less than a week and It is certainly a nice gun and shoots very well. However, when you pay 729 for an air gun you would expect it to have been inspected very closely. I am comparing this gun to a friend of mines TX 200 that is about 10 years old. The new gun is prettier but the older gun is much much tighter. The older gun cocks much more smoothly. That may change in time once I have some more rounds through it. I would not say that I'm totally disappointed in this gun but I expected more from the cocking mechanism. It just does not feel right to me and I cannot believe it has that much slop in it. I will say that dealing with PA has been a good experience so far. I ordered a BKL 1 piece mount that just flat will not work with any scope that the turret has any bottom on it. Rings are too low. Had to send back and order some taller rings. They were easy to work with. Will this gun stand the test of time? I really don't know

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Unbelievable quality and craftsmanship beyond any airgun I have ever seen.

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    not for children!

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