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Advice Hw98 To Buy Or Not To Buy?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Hampshire Tog, May 14, 2018.

  1. Hampshire Tog

    Hampshire Tog Donator

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    Gents, I have an itch which needs scratching. I can't get the notion of owning an HW98 out of my system. Thus far in 2018, I have been a good boy and not succumbed to any whimsical purchases of new hardware but I keep coming back to the HW98 as something every gentleman should have in his armoury. In the springer department, I am fortunate already to own an HW97KT (Welsh Willy kit), a TX 200 HC (TbT kit) and a Walther LGV (no tune). Is a 98 going to bring anything to the party in terms of accuracy or pure shooting pleasure that I don't already have?

    As ever, my gratitude in advance for your insight and opinion.
     
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  2. Oat

    Oat Very Active

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    A Gentleman without a HW 98 is no Gentleman at all.

    I too have had the 98 itch, but for now it has settled down. I have 2 x 95s (same guts as 98) and the 177 vortek is superb and for me far nicer than my TX.

    I say go for it. I like the short length, the stock is reasonable (desireable to some), the weighted barrel some claim to like also, though it does have more bark than the moderated 95.
    Go forth and enjoy :up:

    Did i get all that in before someone (predictably) suggested a 98 is only 1 away from a ........ :rolleyes:
     
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  3. PumpnGun

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    Scratch that itch HT, it's only a matter of time :thumb:

    Ray
     
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  4. littleJon365

    littleJon365 Democracy unless they disagree

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    Decent rifle. You’ll need a weight lifting belt to carry it around. Very accurate rifle. Really liked mine but didn’t suit me carrying it around all day even with a sling. I’ve had a 95 as well and prefer that of the two.
     
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  5. craigjohnmaz

    craigjohnmaz Busy Member

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    Ive recently bought a hw98 new, out of the box it was terrible, I really didnt like the cycle or the twanging. Having worked on a few rifles and knowing what worked a wonky donky re-engineered piston (lightweight short stroke) and vmach spring/guides and aussie seal was dropped in, its now my favourite rifle I’ve used, very quiet and very accurate and find the upfront weight helps.
    Definitely worth owning one but it needs work imo
     
  6. mikeyhall1

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    Should I have a 98 itch?:):p
     
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  7. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Why torment yourself? What possible good thing will come from not getting one? It's obvious you need some kind of BB in there.
     
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    NO
     
  9. StellaArtois Sr

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    I had to have the HW98, I bought the HW97 first and kept looking at the 98 thinking I want it. I then bought a HW99 as I wanted a break barrel and Iron sights. I then wanted a .22 and was going to buy a HW95 but then I thought, I may as well get the HW98 as I won't be happy until I have it. So I got it and I love it. The only problem is, since then I have added a few more springer to the collection and now have 23.
    So the way I look at things is, If you want something and you can afford it, then get it as you will never be happy until you do. You only get to live once so make the most of it. You don't need to justify it, just buy it.
    P.S please buy it in .177 then if you don't like it it can go with my .22 ;):D
     
  10. PumpnGun

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    Great Collection Ade, Springer's are Ace :cool:

    Ray
     
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  11. Hampshire Tog

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    Gents, thank you for your views and thoughts. Lots to think about.

    There is much to be said for the notion 'The man who dies with the most toys wins.' I've seen one at C&H Westons in Brighton for £395. Has anyone seen a better price than this? Online they are £415-£425.
     
  12. milek

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    Two words. No sir!
     
  13. StellaArtois Sr

    StellaArtois Sr Springer Whore

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    Thanks Ray, Like my Mrs like shoes and handbags, I love my Springers.
     
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  14. PumpnGun

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    :thumb:

    Ray
     
  15. Desmond.22

    Desmond.22 'All round good egg'

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    Buy it and the itch will come back in the form of another rifle.

    I know that itch all to well it has to be scratched but always comes back !

    .
     
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  16. StellaArtois Sr

    StellaArtois Sr Springer Whore

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    As much as I like this Milek, HT (not really sure why to be honest:p) there are times he needs to big ignored.
    He has been brainwashed:eek:, the bible bashers off the airgun world have got to him and convinced this man there is only one ., errr no I mean rifleo_O, and that's the toy ones called a PCP.;)
    We know different :thumb:
     
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  17. foxtrott

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    Someone's going to need a bigger room:D
     
  18. mikeyhall1

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    Lol - only thing that puts me off the 98 is that I have a 95. As far as I'm aware it's a 95 with a weighted barrel and a very nice stock. But is it worth the extra pounds compared to the 95?
     
  19. foxtrott

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    If you have a nice 95 I wouldn't bother you could always get a walnut stock for yours
     
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