TX200SR Mk1

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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by pirellip » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:06 pm

"All good things come to those that wait."

Aren't you glad you didn't buy mine? I don't think mine would pass that test.
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by Mac » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:41 am

It is interesting how things work out sometimes. I ended up shooting with Jerry at the Crosman and some RBFTC matches a few times when he used the SR. I didn't think much of it until I had some problems with the mount on my Mk2 while shooting with Jerry and a fair time later I saw the ad on the classified pages. Still I took a long time to make up my mind and pull the trigger on the deal. I had just sold about $800 worth of gear and figured that would be a great investment. The way the gun has performed has made me work harder on getting better, so win-win.

Looking forward to a couple of higher intensity/pressure matches to see how myself and the gun work. So much fun at those matches that you can't lose regardless of your personal outcome. I now find it much easier to relax and enjoy the experience at the big matches and that certainly helps.

Hopefully these steps will all lead to a positive experience next year if it works out that I can head to the FT homeland for the 2019 World match.

I may be looking for a backup gun as time goes by. ;)
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by Mac » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:32 pm

I have been doing some shaping over the last few day and although I have a way to go, it is starting to take shape. I have to do more blending where the two pieces of wood meet and some trimming of the butt and butt spacer as can be seen in the pic. Another few hours shaping and I will probably install the cheek riser hardware. I put the hook on just to see how it feels and although I did not mount the action, it feels good on the shoulder and cheek. Once all the shaping is done and hardware fitted, I will finish it with True Oil, since that is what Jerry told me was on it. Once I get a couple of coats on, I will see how well it blends with the existing finish. If I can blend it with ultra fine steel wool and it looks good, then I will just continue the process. If it does not blend well, then a complete refinish of the outer part of the stock will be the final step. Keeping my fingers crossed that I can complete all of this in the next four or five days.
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by Mac » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:15 pm

Getting closer. Think I am going to fit cheek riser hardware next and then do all the fine finishing before the Tru-Oil.

Now have sights set on Provincial Championship for completion.
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by pirellip » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:57 pm

Just velcro the cheek piece on and shoot it at the Nats! (this suggestion is offered because we're shooting in the same division) ;)
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by Mac » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:10 pm

Watch what you suggest. There is a hole straight through the bottom of the rear of the stock from what was a sling stud. In the post from July 4th, the cheek piece has a screw from the bottom holding it solid. I put a small blind pin at the front of the riser so it would not rotate at all. I did this so I could shape the stock and have the lines flow well from the main stock to the cheek piece.

Still, I will stick with the right handed stock until I can get the cheek piece up higher. Next year I will have the right handed stock all done up too, which will be much easier since I will not have to glue a piece on the butt part of the rifle. Of course, all of this hinges on how well the current project turns out and if it is a good fit for me.
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by pirellip » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:47 pm

How about this: I let you use my SR this w/e and that'll let you get a feel for the stock. Then you can borrow my stock and use it as a pseudo-template for your stock project? (again this suggestion is based on you shooting in my division) ;)

Or I can bring just the stock for you to borrow for the winter.
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by Mac » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:07 am

Have not had time to work on the stock, but did get to use the gun in two big matches. The first was the CAFTA nationals held in Port Colborne on July 14th and 15th. The gun performed very well and hit the spots it was aimed at; the operator just didn't always have it aimed in the right spot when the trigger broke. I shot 48/60 on both days and ended up second behind Joel by two shots. I was very pleased to be competitive with the great field of WFTF Piston shooters that attended.

The second match was the Crosman on July 21st and 22nd. As fate would have it, I ended up in second place, two points back from the winner. Again, there was a very good group of shooters in our class. The wind was crazy on Saturday and after some faulty targets were pulled, I ended up with a 35/60, which may seem low, but no one in our class made it to 40/60, giving you an idea of the difficulty. The course was a 36 Troyer without wind consideration, so no idea what it would be with wind, 40+ for sure. In the woods on Sunday I finished with a 52/60, the high score in our class.

It was a fun couple of weeks and it has inspired me to do more practise, particularly on the standing and kneeling shots.

I would rate the guns performance at A+ and mine a B+, so I know where the work has to be done.

Now back to making sawdust to get that stock ready.
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by Mac » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:19 pm

Major shaping done and ready for a test with action. Put on the Steyr riser rail just to get more height, but will take it off as well to see which configuration I prefer. If accuracy is there and fit is good, I will do the final sanding, throw a few coats of Tru-oil on it and use it for the Provincials. Weighs in at about 14 pounds.
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Re: TX200SR Mk1

Post by Mac » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:52 pm

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This is the closest I have come to seeing the full potential of this gun. At the Provincial match, I managed a 55/60 on a relatively difficult course consisting of sixty shots on sixty targets. Still, I can chalk up every miss to pilot error, but at least I made fewer of them. :) I started on lane sixteen and shot very well to lane twenty, but when I started at lane one, the clips on the edge of the hit zone started. All my missed shots were on lanes one through five that included a standing and kneeling lane. Three of my five missed shots happened on those discipline lanes, leaving only two missed shots on free lanes. After lane five, I gave myself a mental kick in the a** and was able to run the last ten lanes without dropping any more.

The new stock felt very comfortable and I was able to be quite stable and still. I felt almost like I did many years back when I used a harness in the Open PCP class. A good stock and many hours to increase my flexibility and strength are paying off. The stock is in two pieces again, getting at least five or six more coats of Tru-Oil; I want that stock completely waterproof, since shooting in the rain is inevitable at some point. It has five coats on it and I will continue until I am satisfied with the finish.

The Frankenstein pieces I glued on have blended well with the existing stock, especially the knee riser that you have to look closely at to see the joining point. Half of the cheek piece is a little lighter in colour, but still looks good as far as I am concerned. I now have a completely ambidextrous stock and I may start doing a little left handed shooting for those targets that are sometimes difficult for righties.

This has been a fun ride that I hope continues for years to come; after all, I'm just a young guy. ;)
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