Thursday, December 1, 2011

TM1000 by Rapid Air Weapons

Rapid Air Weapons TM1000 has arrived.
The highly anticipated Target PCP from Rapid Air Weapons arrived late last evening.  It was almost 10:30pm before I had some time to test fire the new TM1000. In a few words "It did not disappoint".  Rifle has a very solid feel to it.  Easy side lever cocking. The aluminum parts have a light grey anodizing.  The barrel sleeve is bead blasted stainless steel.  The Walnut Thumbhole stock has a grip area and feel that is reminiscent of Theobens Vanquish Stock.  The end air cap that covers the fill nipple is threaded on as opposed to snap on, snap off, and works very well.  The top of the receiver has a standard dove tail, along with three larger than average barrel screws to hold the barrel securely in place.
Factory .177cal barrel - in doors shy 25 yards
                                                    All four groups, 5 shot groups
         

Standard Theoben Barrel shown on top
Factory TM1000 barrel shown on bottom
 Caliber changes are as simple as loosening the three screws, removing barrel and replacing it with the caliber of your choice.  No need to change anything on the bolt assembly. Looks like any Theoben Rapid barrel should fit on this action.  
In the time it took me to talk about it, the change was completed.

 Install .22cal barrel, Using the rickety bag set up below
 I fired one 5 shot group @ 60 yards, which can be covered with a dime.
Yes, that's 60 yards...
 Some wind and the usual window mirage.

Rifle came in shooting at a full 20 ft/lbs in .177cal. After barrel swap of Theoben .22cal Rapid barrel, gun is shooting at 25 ft/lbs.
Trigger came out of the box shooting at 4oz.
JSB 10.2 in .177cal
JSB 18g in .22cal








TM1000 with Factory Muzzel Break permanently bonded to gun. (Optional
                                                                                                                                         
The all new TM1000 Side Lever Target Rifle
Designed and built using the latest in Computer engineering 
at Rapid Air Weapons factory in Tennessee

Side Lever Action
Dovetail mount rail
Weight: 10lbs unscoped (long barrel for HV)
80 Regulated Shots @ 19.5 ft/lbs in .177cal
40 Regulated shots @ 30 ft/lbs in .22cal
180cc bottle capacity with Quick Fill
Foster style female coupling included
10" long accessory rail underneath forend
Adjustable Recoil pad
Adjustable cheek mechanism
$2,000.00


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