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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by rabbitwrecker, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Although I've owned a few throughout the years, I've never been a big fan of side/underlevers. I find them too slow to load and too front-heavy next to comparable breakers. However, I find myself repeatedly drawn back to the HW57 - and the only reason I can think of is the 99s-esqueness of the 57. Yes, she's loud. Yes, she's slow - and a right fiddle - to load, especially so if seated or prone. Yes, there is a little more weight up front than I'm accustomed to, (but I can live with that). The thing is though, she shoulders and points like a 99s.

    Due to the current viral outbreak, the lack of access to my local dealer has resulted in a rapidly dwindling stock of pellets at the farm. Most of the odds and ends, usually reserved for pellet testing have been sent downrange - and the 57 seems to be a bit fussy about what she's fed. QYS Streamline suited her the best, but they're long gone. Hunter Extreme were mediocre and JSB Heavy caused severe dieseling. An old tin of Accupells from a good batch worked fine, but there's only a dozen or so left. Fortunately, my pal managed to dig up a tin of Rangemaster Sovereigns - JSB 8.44 grain Exacts by any other name - from somewhere, so I though I'd run a few through the 57.

    What became immediately obvious was the big reduction in muzzle blast, coupled with a very pleasant firing cycle - and accuracy, best of anything so far. Out on the plinking range, any small pebble just large enough to be resolved in the 2.5x went flying and daisies at 25 yards didn't stand a hope in Hell. This 57 is a tack-driver and JSB Exacts are easy enough to come by. The HW57 is rarely mentioned, it's all TX and 77/97 talk. If you like underlevers though, the little 57 is more than worthy of your consideration... :thumb:
     
  2. Curlyhunter.22

    Curlyhunter.22 Better to be p****d off the p****d on.

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    Completely agree with you, mine in .22 loves h&n ftt

    A wonderful gun.

    CC
     
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    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    Often thought about a 57 myself, one day when I get a bit of spare cash I might just invest...
     
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    Reevo17 Group therapy

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    Quite often thought of one, maybe one day soon!
     
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  5. Thermionic Valve Tech

    Thermionic Valve Tech Busy Member

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    What's the scope rabbitwrecker?
     
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    gingernut Posting Addict

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    Much better in .22
    My .177 was snappy and was hard to zero.
     
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  7. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Weaver K2.5-1...
     
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    Regal Man Very Active

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    What a great set up.:thumb:
     
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    As I said last time, I think the 99 underlever is a very underrated rifle.

    I’ve put many a pellet through a 57 but yet to own one. It’s one of those bizarre ones that always seems to get forgotten about.
     
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    Quite fancied one of these. Is the front sight removable, can a tunnel sight be added?
     
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    rabbitwrecker Black Latex Matters...

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    Not on the 57. Not a bad sight picture though...
     
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  12. Godzilla

    Godzilla ビッグ・イン・ジャパン

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    Are they much more fiddly than say a TX200, which I find a pita, also are they as easily tunable like a 99?

    Edit- I’ve just googled them, does pellet holder breech bit just pop up on cocking?
     
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  13. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    same internals as a 99
     
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    robs5230 Oversprung

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    Definitely as tunable as a 99.
    Probably less fiddly to use than a TX
     
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    Thanks. Not a major problem, just good to know what can be done.
     
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    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    I see it's quite a lightweight and it looks quite handy, all good for hunting. Not sure if I would get on with the breech though, are the pellets push in like a break barrel or drop in like a tap loader?
     
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    breech section pops up,pellet in,then push breech block back down
     
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    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    Thanks Shauny, what I meant was do you just drop in or do you have to use pressure like a break barrel. My reason for asking is if you push them in then the starting point is the same but if dropped in the starting point will vary depending on pellet size / profile.
     
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    shauny Top Poster

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    got to thumb them in
     
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    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    Cheers.
     
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