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Advice How Good is the HW 80k

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by eddie, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. eddie

    eddie Active Member

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    How good is the HW 80k.???? I want a springer for occasional use, but a long term buy. Is this the gun to buy.
     
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    If you want it for hunting you wont find a better gun mate, i had one in my cabinet for years and regret selling it ,it was the late John darlings favourite gun mate.
     
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    HW95 would be my option lighter gun running at the same power.
     
  4. eddie

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    Was the weight a problem, my local dealer advised to go for the 95k.
     
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    12BoreMax=P Posting Addict

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    It's not really a problem, i had a HW77 and it was on the heavy side but i still did very well with that, and i believe James did very well with it too. :D
     
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    Ill never sell my HW80,bought it from Airgunner177 ages ago and its the best air rifle Ive owned:up: its accuracy is superb!!.
    I love it;):D.
     
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    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    It's designed to do 18 ft/lb so when running at 12 the action is very lazy. It's a physically large and heavy gun. In .22 at 12 ft/lb I thought mine a dog to shoot due to the lazy action. At 18 ft/lb it was a different gun. I'd opt for the 95 or 98 as they're happier at 12 ft/lb.
     
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    My friend has this very gun, in .22 calibre. I've shot it and from what I can tell it's great, quite heavy but this makes it more stable, plus some people prefer the weight. Not too long, nice and smooth to load and shoot, generally the HW80K is a quality rifle. It even has different front inserts, so you can change the sights. There are a few that come with the gun, some are good for hunting, some for target. I thought this was a good feature ... of course you can put a scope on there too.

    Keep it oiled and it will last a very long time :up:
     
  9. eddie

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    Thanks for the advice. Keep them coming.
     
  10. baldytommo

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    I have a soft spot for the HW80. Right above my left eye. Back in 1988ish me and my mate were out on a cold and very windy morn at about 6am waiting for our other mate to turn up. Wind was so bad my mate went down into the bushes to light his fag. Lifted his lighter up to his mouth and his barbour caught the trigger sending a slug into my head(10 yards away). Went to hospital blood everywhere!! Rushed strait in for an operation, pulled it out, stitched it up and kept in overnight. Turns out it went trough the skull and into the big space. 1.3 mm away from touching my brain. Safety catches are great when they are on!!
     
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    Bloody hell!:eek:,your lucky to be alive mate!!.
    Theres a lesson here for us all,accidents do happen.:eek:

    Old Hawkster was shot in the head once,missed his brain by a good 6 inches!. (just joking wi ya pal!).
     
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    I use his very book for a mouse rest:),he had some really nice stocks on a few of his.
    heres his set up hw80 tuned by dave hancock and dave pope of venom arms,they also changed the stock and made the weight balance towards his shoulder,barrel cut back,taperin silencer,swept back trigger,recoil arrestor block behind one piece mount, he had a few different ones.
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    it was an exhilarating experience to see a rather drab duckling being changed into a beautiful swan
    page 19 shows ivan hancock with a lovely thumbhole hw80k and page 21 shows a field target version that is to die for.
    nice rifles and I may consider one in the future
     
  13. eddie

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    It just seems you can not go wrong with the 80k with silencer. Think I will treat myself to a new one.
     
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    You won't be disappointed :up:
     
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    You wont be disappointed mate:up:;),however I wouldnt bother with a silencer,especially if its charged extra!.
    The HW is a clanging old bird,mech wise and you cant dampen that sound mate:rolleyes:.
     
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    Cheers. If its noisey, how do you rate against a Theoben Evolution
     
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    Thanks for the advise. Bought a new 80k today.
     

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