Please tell me why Gary Chillingworth was making lead weights to add to his TX200 in the October issue. I think that it’s already quite a heavy gun so making that worse seems daft. Tom Gallagher
Hello Tom Gary is a pure competition shooter, so he’s prepared to accept any compromise that will allow him to hit more targets. The additional weight helps to manage the recoil of the TX200, which is a spring-piston design. By suppressing the recoil even a little bit, the rifle becomes easier to shoot accurately and unsurprisingly, competitors want every advantage they can get. I don’t think that anybody would do this modification to a hunting gun because it would become unbearably heavy if carried around the farm for hours. Ed.
Competition use only!