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HW95 - yet another one, but a good way to spend a Sunday morning...

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by 177, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. 177

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    In .22 flavour with the longer barrel and barrel weight:

    [​IMG]

    I bought this one recently to sort out and give to a mate of mine who is having a really rough time of things at the moment :(

    Got it nearly new for a very good price from *ahem* another forum and spent the morning fettling it. I then had a rummage and found a decent one piece mount and stuck one of my Bushnell Legend 5-15x40 mil dot scopes on top.

    I tried it with a top hat and shorter mainspring and the standard mainspring with no top hat and it seemed to shoot a shade nicer with the standard mainspring and no top hat so, for now, that's how it will stay.

    Mainspring was treated to some Ultimox 226 and a very light smear of moly around the piston seal and front and rear inch or so of the piston, which I polished.

    Did one or two other nips and tucks, shoved 50 pellets through to settle things in and chrono checked it at 11.35 with Air Arms Field and 4 fps variation across 10 shots :eek:

    Shoots nicely, and I hope my mate appreciates the effort :rolleyes:

    If he doesn't, there's another one for the cabinet :cool:
     
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    That looks nice, I've always fancied a hw95 but I've never came across one at the right price. The trigger position on that 95 looks better than the position of the one on my hw99.
     
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    Good mate you lol looks nice mate well done
     
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    I can take a pic alongside a current spec HW99s and an older generation HW95 if you want a comparison.

    I have a 95 in .177. 20 and .22 and a .177 (at the moment) HW99s, as well as this one.

    I know, I know...

    :rolleyes:

    :)
     
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    Nice - I do like a 95. I'm going to order a WW kit for mine, which has previously had a Dave Hall tune. I'm only changing it at all because the power is a tad too low and I've bumped it up as much as is feasible with the current internals. It's doing 9.9 fpe, which at 35 yards doesn't give much flatter a trajectory than a .22, so I'll keep the Dave Hall piston seal, buttoned piston etc, but the spring, guide, and top hat will all change. I'd be happy with 10.7 - 11 fpe, I think. At the moment it's incredibly smooth but just a little low on guts. I'm hoping that I can get a good increase in velocity (and therefore flatten the trajectory out a bit) without losing too much smoothness.
     
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    A mainspring on its own would probably do it.

    I've a few lying around that I swap around on every 95 I fettle to find the best combination.

    It's one of life's oddities that exactly the same mainspring in different guns will give different results...
     
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    Possibly, but the problem I'm having is that the top hat and the spring guide meet in the middle, and if I put more washers in it prevents the trigger sear from engaging the cocking rod. I can put washers under the top hat but that makes the rifle harsher immediately for very little power increase.
     
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    As per my opening post, I found that this particular gun shot marginally nicer without the top hat and the slightly longer original mainspring than with the top hat and a shorter mainspring.

    The original mainspring with the top hat was miles over and, being a naturally lazy hack and being that it was Sunday (any excuse :rolleyes: ) I couldn't be on chopping springs when I had a viable solution to hand.

    Venom mainsprings can often be shorter while still maintaining power.

    Have you tried a slightly longer spring without the top hat ?

    Might work on your particular gun - might not. Sometimes I find a polished washer at the top of the piston and a polished spring end can work very well with a slightly longer mainspring. Top hats are good, but you can work without them...

    For andy, old generation HW95, current spec HW99s and current spec HW95:

    [​IMG]

    Sorry about the picture - the weather is pretty horrible and I'm not carting them all outside again today :rolleyes:

    The HW99s feels a shade longer from shoulder stock to pistol grip but the trigger feels slightly closer to the piston grip than on the hW95's

    I will measure later to confirm but if it is different it's not by much - maybe half an inch to my eyes.
     
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    Thanks for the picture. I get on with the hw99 no problem, but it looks like the hw95 may be a slightly better fit for me. I think i'd have to get rid of another rifle before i think about getting one.
     
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    I have had 2 95's a .22 and a .177 and they were both a bit jumpy.How does the older version with the muzzle weight shoot?I have machined myself a silencer from mild steel, it is 30mm diameter and about 100mm long and weighs a good 250 grams, if I ever get another 95 I will stick this on it to try and stop the muzzle flipping.
     

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