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TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« on: March 21, 2016, 03:12:11 PM »
I am looking to make my full power TX200 12ftlb as I don't do much (any) hunting. And as usual the internet is a wealth of information with all brands of kits having good and bad reviews, which is often confusing..   :o

So I am after some experiences closer to home (cheers Davey for your insights already).. Has anyone had experience with Vortek, V-Mach, TBT etc?
I can land the TBT short stroke 'Pro kit', and buy a 12ftlb AA spring locally for cheaper than a Vortek kit landed.

Has anyone used one of these kits and are there noticeable benefits to short stroking? (get those thoughts out of your head)

Or save the money, and buy the TBT standard tune kit and an AA spring?
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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 05:31:16 PM »
How about instead we just find a spot to go out hunting? Much better solution
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 06:20:00 PM »
That is also a great idea Mintie. Or... Reduce power in the TX, find a spot and then require a hunting rifle....
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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 06:28:50 PM »
I have shot a tx with a 12ftlb vortek kit in it and it was extremely nice to shoot. There was very little recoil. In fact, that rifle held, and probably still does hold, the high score for air rifles at the indoor rifle range in Ngaio, Wellington. The score is 99.8 out of a possible 100.10.
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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 06:36:29 PM »
Also my hw97kt has a 12ftlb v-mach tune kit. It has a very quick lock time which I prefer over the longer lock time of the LGV. You can get the v-mach for the tx. I think you will be happy with either the vortek or v-mach.
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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 06:40:15 PM »
That is also a great idea Mintie. Or... Reduce power in the TX, find a spot and then require a hunting rifle....

Now that's more like it!
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TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 06:58:22 PM »

That is also a great idea Mintie. Or... Reduce power in the TX, find a spot and then require a hunting rifle....

Now that's more like it!

Must be the "Mintie effect"
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TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 07:01:06 PM »

Also my hw97kt has a 12ftlb v-mach tune kit. It has a very quick lock time which I prefer over the longer lock time of the LGV. You can get the v-mach for the tx. I think you will be happy with either the vortek or v-mach.

Thanks, I haven't looked too far into v-mach but I like the look of the vortek. Might have to see if there is anyone else wanting anything to save on the shipping cost..
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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 09:39:23 AM »

I have a 12fpe Vortek kit in my TX200 and it's been there since 2011 and still going strong. Quieter and much smoother to shoot than the original and no spring buzz. I've no complaints with the Vortek kit at all. Very easy to install. Would recommend cleaning out all the original AA lube, do the usual smoothing of any sharp or rough areas.
Follow the instructions that come with the kit and drop it in. Easy !! I just strip the rifle down once a year check the lube and shoot for another year.

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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 11:14:01 AM »
An update to a vintage thread...
Went for the TBT drop in kit, originally just the spring guides which made a lot of difference to the feel - nice and smooth with no twang and pretty quiet - and around maybe 15fpe.
It does help that the TX200 is probably the easiest air rifle to strip.
I then moved to the short stroke extension with Weihrauchs seal. I used the standard high power spring, shortened a coil so vertually no pre-load..
It shoots just under 11fpe, nice and snappy; quick lock time with the shorter stroke and strong spring, no twang, and a lot less recoil.
I highly recommend TBT kits if they are available for your rifle - they are low cost and a nice snug fit.
http://www.airrifletuning.com/
https://www.dropbox.com/s/867czcn2h42cvic/GHFP5583.MOV?dl=0
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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 11:40:40 PM »
I have a short stroke kit in my 97k, and I agree, easy to fit and works well. I had been considering an expensive kit, but I can't imagine how much better they can be without all dat fancy piston lightening and what not.
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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 10:35:54 AM »
I have a short stroke kit in my 97k, and I agree, easy to fit and works well. I had been considering an expensive kit, but I can't imagine how much better they can be without all dat fancy piston lightening and what not.

Yeah I see a lot on lightened & milled pistons, skirtless pistons, o-ring seals, custom stroke reducing seals, transfer port opening / shortening and so on, but a cheap drop in kit is a great compromise for easy gain of smoothness in shot cycle. I just dont fancy drilling holes in my piston just yet.. unless there was someone with a lathe that could evenly cut some meat out of the piston for us!!...
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Re: TX200 12ftlb Kit suggestions
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 07:25:08 PM »
Yes, that person would certainly be someone worth knowing.

Those guys on lost volume seem to know the formula of piston weight etc to aim for too.
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