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Best Springer For Hunting (hw95k)?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Greylag80, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Greylag80

    Greylag80 Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I’m looking for a springer to hunt with, as a back up to my HW110K.

    It needs to be light, quiet and a decent bunny basher out to 35 yards.

    The only thing I can see that fits is the HW95K

    Suggestions and comments welcomed please.

    Cheers.
     
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    Chouchin66 Top Poster

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    You won't go far wrong with a 95 or a 99...have both in .20 caliber , they do their jobs well.

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  3. Heyfron12

    Heyfron12 Engaging Member

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    I have a 95k in.22 and it's been my go too for pest control.
    Very well made, extremely accurate, pretty lightweight, fits the bill for what your after.
     
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    landymick Big Poster

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    You know everyone will say the 99. :D
    Get an 80 & build up your muscles ;)

    The 95 is an obvious choice others would be Webley Longbow, Diana 34/31 , 280, or a classic FWB Sport.
     
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    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    95 if you're prepared to pay around the 400 quid mark, 99 @ around 200 if you're looking for something slightly cheaper...

    I've got a 99S on the way as I wasn't prepared to pay the near 200 quid difference, had there been substantially less of a price gap I'd probably of bought the 95... :):up:
     
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  6. Figgy

    Figgy Very Active

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    Used 95 if don't want to pay new price
     
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    Jiggy ward Donator

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    For me any of the hw range will be sufficient for the job or my second option is to look at the remington express I like these for the price and actual overall feel they fit great and do everything as it should the stock is a great shape and feels real good
     
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    Cloud9 Busy Member

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    My 95k in .177 is my go to gun for out in the fields and my 99s in .22 is my go to around the barn and farm buildings. Interchangeable in reality, but that's the jobs I've given them to justify having both :D
     
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    Ian george Engaging Member

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    hw95 is nicely balanced!
     
  10. Oat

    Oat Stick to your guns

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    Depends on what you class as light. For hunting id choose a 77, 97, TX.
    I have used the 95 for hunting before and enjoy it very much but it is more hold sensitive than the others i've mentioned so for 'me' i'd not feel comfortably taking live quarry with it at 35yd.
    The TX is heavy but that helps reduce hold sensitivity quite well.

    I own a couple of 95's and a TX
     
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  11. Jagdwaffen

    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    One you can shoot accurately with after some practice and comfortably carry around with you for several hours....
     
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    I had a 95 recently and found it to be a nasty harsh thing with excessive recoil, it lasted about a month before I got rid, I had a Chinese XS20 (95 clone) that was better.
     
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    Howlin Wolf Posting Addict

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    Another vote for the Remington Express or a HW99 (I have both).

    The 99 is lighter and I find it easier to handle.

    I have degenerative disc disease, so need something light, hence favouring my BSA Ultra or the Zbroia Kozak.
     
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    Had all the others over the years...and sold them one by one.
    Bought a Hatsan 60 to try, turned out a good gun, then a Hatsan 125, a better gun to fit me..my go to hunting soringer.
    qNow waiting for a 135 in .22.
    At one time,i wouldn't have ever considered anything other than a German gun.
    Same goes for the PCP'S too..,Hatsans, used to be Rapid or Daystate only.
    Some Hatsans make very good field guns.
     
  15. AirgunBloke.22

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    hw99 all day.Done! :up:;)
     
  16. robs5230

    robs5230 Oversprung

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    I prefer the 95 over the 99.
    Trickier to set up right though

    And I'd have to agree with @landymick with the Diana 280. A lovely mid weight springer
     
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    99 :thumb:
     
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    rich79 No deep or funny comment here

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    The 95 ticks all the boxes, the sensible ones anyway, you do still come across that type of person who has an ingrained belief that BB's are not as accurate as fixed barrel guns, they can lug around a 77 or HC for their obstinance.
     
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    foxtrott I'll be back

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    Hi pal what internals are you running in your 95 atm. I think I might use the original spring in my 85 . I've been collecting bits, a vmach qr pin, vmach glided piston and seal, rowan set back trigger, over sized safety,I've made a cover plate for the breech and getting it engraved.
    @Blackmax is doing me his latest trigger tune.
     
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    robs5230 Oversprung

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    Hi Daz
    Settled on Vortek piston seal and breech seal, VMach guide, top hat and spacers and a HW97export mainspring (not quite as stiff and snappy as the VMach spring).
    Fitted a PTFE sleeve in place of the steel sleeve.
    Its been through about 12 full strips and rebuilds in the last week to get it how I want it.
     
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