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tml:
I wanna be able to do target shooting out to 150 ft and small game hunting . Probably more target. The .177 version has more reach and seems to be the most popular version of this gun. How far can I go with the .22 version. Anyone?
Tim

daved:
Clean your glasses, Gene, he said 150 FEET :-).  I had a TX 200 Mk. III .177, it was a 15 fpe rifle out of the box.  I sold it already, it just didn't float my boat, but it's a great rifle, and will easily do what you want.   Not a light weight, but one of the best off hand shooters I've ever owned.  The .22 will reach just as far, it just takes more hold over.  I also don't think you gain much, if any, energy over the .177.  But then, I have a poor opinion of .22 springers in general, so consider me biased :-).

Now if you're not dead set on a TX, you might consider the R9/HW 95.  Not quite as refined as the TX, but a lot lighter, and every bit as accurate, at least in my hands.  I got my R9 about the same time as my TX, I still have the R9 :-).  Later.

Dave 

gene_sc:
LOL Dave, and I did clean them and will remove my post...:) Thanks

lillysdad621:
i own a .22 (actually searched for that caliber) tx and i use it 50/50 hunting and target work. mine is detuned and shoots 14.3 CP at 670 fps, but is super smooth which in turn makes it crazy accurate. I can hit a golfball at 100 yards 10 out of 10 shots. And hunting, since my max hunting range is 40 yards (120 ft) it has plenty of punch for game up to squirrel and crow. For smaller birds i can extend to 50 yards, as a .22 will do enough damage to kill immediately witha body shot. it is very accurate but you will find that 8 out of 10 people would have bought it in .177. mostly because they would use it for FT or HFT. I would not give mine up for anything in the world.

tml:

--- Quote from: lillysdad621 on August 10, 2010, 10:30:56 AM ---i own a .22 (actually searched for that caliber) tx and i use it 50/50 hunting and target work. mine is detuned and shoots 14.3 CP at 670 fps, but is super smooth which in turn makes it crazy accurate. I can hit a golfball at 100 yards 10 out of 10 shots. And hunting, since my max hunting range is 40 yards (120 ft) it has plenty of punch for game up to squirrel and crow. For smaller birds i can extend to 50 yards, as a .22 will do enough damage to kill immediately witha body shot. it is very accurate but you will find that 8 out of 10 people would have bought it in .177. mostly because they would use it for FT or HFT. I would not give mine up for anything in the world.

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Thanks for the info. I wanna be able to hit targets up to 120-150 mark and do small game hunting. I noticed that many people went with the .177 and have used heavier ammo for hunting. Some have said the higher velocity will work with game up to a rabbit. I wondering how much a .22 will drop at 150 ft out of this gun compared to a .177 What distance does the .177 take over for accuracy?
Thanks,
Tim

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