A month or so ago I got my 3rd TX200 which is my second HC model for a good price. I did not know what I should do with it because having 2 of the same rifles makes no sense.
So I left it lying around before deciding I want to chop it.
The MK3 HC is already shorter than the Full lenght MK3 so i did not want to go too short as cocking would become too hard..
I decided I want to chop it buy 40mm but leaving the barrel entirely alone so only chopping the shroud. On a factory HC the shroud is just over 73mm longer than the barrel.
I did not take photos of the whole process.
My standard HC
My chopped HC
It does cock much harder than a HC by comparison but not too hard that it cant be cocked. Keep in mind I dont run OEM internals in any of my TX200s and all of them do cock a little harder than std form.
The whole idea for this rifle is to become a full on FT springer with the posibility to screw in any sort of Silencer or airstripper without being too long..