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    Posted: 16 Jun 2015 at 8:22pm
Hi my name is Rob, been shooting rimfire for many many years and have only just got into air rifles.
I've just joined one of the local clubs and really appreciate all the advice. I now have an Air Arms TX200 MKIII .177 walnut which looks beautiful and feels great. Now I just need to see what this baby can do!

I'm going to give field target a go too because it sounds like a whole heap of fun, with the "ranging" and "clicking" etc. 

Looking forward to sharing info here...
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Hi Rob,

Welcome. You got a nice gun there. 

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Cheers Paul.

In process of choosing a scope (springer rated for FT), perhaps there is a thread already on scopes?...
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I see Pink has pm'd you. There you go.
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Originally posted by Pauly5 Pauly5 wrote:

I see Pink has pm'd you. There you go.

Yeah that was about cushions.
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What scope do you have at present? And is the Tx 12fpe or HP?
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Shooter1 on the other forum had a couple of Leapers scopes that are a good start for FT. Not sure if he's on this one.
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Guess it all really hinges on how far you want to go budget wise , hindsight being 20/20, I'd go buy the best, save all the spending upgrading ......
Still , gotta have deep pockets to do that :) March 80x....... Mmmmm
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Falcon, Leapers, Hawke, Bushnell, Burris all can be acceptable springer rated entry level scopes. You want a minimum of 20x power but 24+ is better. I prefer 35x as the sweet spot. Some like 50x or even 80x. Not worth it if you're just starting out.

Better to get a good entry level 24x scope (eg second-hand bushnell) than a rubbish 50x scope (eg ZOS).

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So true, high mag becomes redundant if the glass is crap.

If you're at nhagc which is local to you, ask people to try theirs, see how the different types work for you.

Also ask around at the club, as many people have spare gear from moving up that they're willing to sell on.
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