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HW100KT Dry firing.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Sureshot, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Sureshot

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    Hello, Just bought a HW100 today, my first pcp. I have read all the instructions and find the only way to remove the magazine is to fully cock the action, if I dont want to replace the magazine it must be fired empty to be uncocked. Am I doing this wrong and if not does firing the rifle empty damage it? :confused:
     
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    No it will do no harm mate.If its any thing like my Air Arms cock it and with the bolt held back press the trigger and slowly let the bolt go back.:up:
     
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    Not sure I would go with that, Steve!! There is a very good writeup on service/mainanance on the HW100 on the Canadian website, and he warns that dry firing caused the hammer to strike too hard, as there is no back pressure of air, and can 'peen' the back of the mechanism.
    I insert my single shot mag with a pellet, and discharge into the deck, (although the site also says leaving the gun 'charged' is not a problem , either...)

    You pays your money......:up:
     
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    The only way I can think of doing it is to take out the magazine with the last pellet in the barrel, after its fired the rifle is empty and uncocked. I find the instructions supplied with the rifle a bit vague. Maybe it's just down to me being a total novice with PCP rifles.
     
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    I do that, with my 410 i.e. hold back the bolt, as a bove....but you cant do it with a WH100.
     
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    I guess its not like my Air Arms then.

    I am still investigating the dry firing bit ;)
     
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    Steve I don't know if I hold the cocking action back and pull the trigger back what will happen but i'm a bit worried in case it does any damage. All I know is that you cannot remove the magazine without fully cocking the rifle. I'm surprised that there have not been more HW100 owners replying to this thread, I have only owned break barrel springers in the past so this is totally new to me.
     
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    I have a friend that owns one, there is some thing in the loading mechanism, that stops you double loading two rounds, its that stops you from slowly releasing the hammer....The new AA510, is the same.
     
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    Found out that pulling the cocking lever back then pulling the trigger and keeping the pressure on it whilst slowly pushing the cocking lever forward until the trigger clicks back does it. Thanks for you help.
     
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    so it does work, good:up:
     
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    Found this on another forum from a member who has Six HW 100's !!!!!!

    The air pressure in the gun, plus the firing-valve-returning-spring will prevent damage being caused to the HW100 if it is fired without a pellet.
     
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    Thats the forum I got the answer from steve. Cheers Jeff
     
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    :eek: My mate, is in for a round of f8cks
     
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    This only applies if there is no air in the gun ;)
     
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    I'm surprised the way to uncock the rifle is not mentioned in the manual supplied. It states ''If you do not intend to shoot your gun should be unloaded and uncocked for safety reasons''.There is no mention that once the magazine is taken out the gun is still cocked.
     

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