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Old 01 June 2013, 18:18   #11
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You've just answered a question I had for you :-)
What's that then?
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Old 02 June 2013, 07:47   #12
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Can my Son come
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Old 08 June 2013, 06:40   #13
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Picked my new .22 Air Arms TX200 yesterday. I must say I'm blown away with it's performance, fair enough I haven't had anything to compare it with for 30 years but it's left me extremely impressed.

I'm turning the side of my house in to a 10m range. I know it's not long, but it's all I have to play with at home and will be looking at joining a club soon. I placed two sheets of 1/4" ply that I sourced at work one behind each other to make 1/2 and hung them on my side gate then screwed a target holder to it.

The Gun was part of a package bought from Protek Supplies outside of Bognor, they seemed like a friendly bunch and although they didn't advice on the rifle which I already knew I wanted, did advise on the scope and supplied me with a 4-12x50 Nikko Stirling Mountmaster with cross hair Illumination. I also bought some AA fieldmaster pellets and a cheap case. I'm not too sure
on the case front as it's a tight fit with the scope and a little awkward to carry using the handle and the strap is plasticy and looks like it won't last long. Still it's some protection and it did have pockets which the others didn't have.

Back at home, I thought I'd have a go at zeroing the scope. Target placed in holder and comfortable position adopted. Cocked ,loaded, aimed and bang! What a lovely trigger action! pellet missed the target and hit the ply. On closer inspection it had gone though both bits on ply and dented my gate. Not really what I had in mind! I'll have to source some thicker wood.

About 30 pellets though the gun and sight was zeroed, or at least it'll do for the time being. The rear of the target holder and pellet trap looks rather sad and might need beefing up like the wooden back drop, still a thicker plate in the back will do the trick.

First impressions for what it's worth are very positive, the safety button to enable the breech to be closed didn't pose much of an issue once I found a technique with the pellets placed to the left of me I got in to a bit of a rhythm. My Son kept reminding me to unlock the safety which I kept forgetting to do and was also overjoyed when he squeezed off a few rounds (denting my side gate once again). The Illuminated cross hairs is an inspiration, especially when it started to get dark. I think I prefer green over red but red might come in handy for night times should I get a chance.
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Nice one Andy, I had the tx200 mk1 around 20 years ago and it was great. I'll have to look up how to make a target box for you if its still on line
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if you are using two sheets of ply and the pellet is going through, dont worry about getting a thicker piece, just have a gap between the two youve got - that should do the trick.
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Old 09 June 2013, 04:36   #16
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Angle the plywood so that the pellets are deflected down rather than beefing up ! This will avoid pellets bouncing back & also make the material last a lot longer.
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I think this is the type of trap that can be made at home, if you make it A4 size you can download and print targets off the internet

Improved Silent Pellet Trap

They use a 'ballistic putty' which is basically plumbers non setting compound.

At the back of the target you need a steel plate covered with a piece of carpet and then smear your non setting compound on about an inch thick. It's even safer if you angle it down.

For the front of the target use a wooden clipboard

For more info search for 'silent pellet trap'
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All great info guys!

That pellet trap on the link Whisper looks too good for shooting at

I'm going to source some carpet and make a sandwich of carpet and ply, that should work. It's only for stray pellets anyway as i don't want my side gate peppered with holes and certainly don't want any RIB damage which is behind the gate
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I may need this info if I ever decide to get a gun; by that time everything will have been banned here in the US. Heck, by that time, they'll probably want you to register pellet guns too.
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I may need this info if I ever decide to get a gun; by that time everything will have been banned here in the US. Heck, by that time, they'll probably want you to register pellet guns too.
These are pellet guns.
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