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Good news HW97KT couldn't help myself

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by boots, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. boots

    boots Engaging Member

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    Slowly got back into my shooting over the last year and am loving it, I'd love a bullpup at some point but most I fancy are out of budget so to satisfy my need for a new toy I've been looking at springers and with a couple of lovely 97's recently shown on here my mind was made up.
    Well the clouds aligned and a 97kt .177 came up just half an hour away and tonight I made the trip and came home with my first new rifle in around 12 years! apparently it's had a venom kit in it and I'll admit I have nothing to compare it with but it seems to cock very smoothly and is very balanced for a fairly heavy rifle. Excited is an over statement I can't wait to put some lead through it. Any advice with her is greatly appreciated.
     
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    just enjoy like most 97 owners do:D
     
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    Great choice!! They are great rifles! ^^^^^^^what he said!!
    Atb,
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    Thanks chaps excuse the poor pictures but here she is. Need to sort the beech stock, not keen on the colour.
     
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    She's a beaut.. :up:

    Mine shoots as sweet as a nut and it is completely stock. I bet yours will shoot like a dream :). Its got an adjustable butt pad by the looks of things as well mate which was not a standard feature on the synthetic stocks so someone has obviously put a lot of work into her. Let us know how you get on with it.
     
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    Beech stock modification:

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    Stock is beech mate but has been stained this colour, i'm not sold on it and will set about sorting it once the honeymoon period is over.
     
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    Well done mate, I've got a KT too, they're great guns. The only advice I can give is to put a drop of oil around the push button that releases the underlever from time to time. A very loose hold seems to work well with mine, with forehand at the balance point just in front of the trigger & it's favourite pellets are JSB Exact. Keep hold of the underlever when loading because the anti-bear trap is very unreliable. I've taken mine off because the spring will keep breaking & can't be relied upon. Enjoy your new gun :up:
     
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    Like the guys say, enjoy one of the best springers out there. Mines in .22 , stainless and synthetic, Welsh Willi tunded its one of my faves. Mine likes Air Arms domes
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    Welp. I feel like a prat now. Yeah upon inspection its got a different pattern on the stock compared to my synthetic. :up:
     
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    Very nice :up: I don't think you'll be disappointed with it. I love mine

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    Good choice, I just picked up an HW97KT .177 (beech stock) just last week also. Great gun. I've read that they needed a tune compared to the likes of a TX200 and Pro Sport out of the box, but have to say mine is shooting surprisingly well straight from Hull Cartridge. I actually shot it side by side with my Pro Sport and both were as accurate and pleasant to shoot as each other.
     
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    Hw 97 with a venom kit, nice one boots I bet she's a smooth beauty, enjoy it and I bet it'll be a keeper:up:
     
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    ive got mine in 2.0 calibre from 2004 the first ones hull cartridge bought into the country and she,s a definite keeper(always puts a smile on your face love it)walnut sporter stock (but I do prefer the thumbhole like on my 100
     
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    Thanks for replies chaps all advice taken on board.
    I had a little play after work today the rifle has more of a twang than I expected though I have no experience to draw on as comparison. I found JSB exacts 4.52 to be the best pellet I had to hand and I was fairly pleased as a springer novice to get 15mm ctc groups at my zeroed 25yds. I really enjoyed shooting the rifle it was certainly more of a challenge than my Logun. The icing on the cake was a fly that landed on my 25yd target which was to good an opportunity to pass by and satisfyingly dispatched.
     
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    Hi mate have you taken apart to see if it does have the vmach internals, i only say as it shouldn't have any twang as the guides are nice and snug and they come with a piston liner.
    Also i found the vmach quite harsh until i swapped out the seal for a short stroke alternative (im positive its an aussie seal)
     
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    I haven't mate, probably not beyond me but not something I've done before I think I'll leave it be for now and maybe take a look when I have the stock off for re-finishing.
    I wouldn't know what was standard or venom to be honest I'm just going on word of seller who said work was done prior to him owning it.
     
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    Looks a lovely rifle. You'll love shooting this.
     
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    You'd find it a doddle using youtube vids mate, theres next to no pre load so no need for a spring compressor, you'll find the vmach kit (guessing this is what you mean by venom) has a green seal, steel piston shim and a spring with top hat and guide, quick way to find out is take the stock off and have a quick look at the spring thru the cocking slot, it should be covered in a white residue.
     
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    Thanks mate I will whip the stock off in a bit and take a look.
    I managed an hour out this afternoon and took a nice head shot rabbit, dropped on the spot, well happy.
     

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