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Question HW99s - several months into ownership, how is yours ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by 177, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. 177

    177 Donator

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    So here we are, many months into ownership of an HW99s.

    I picked the gun up today after not using it for some time and ran some pellets through it.

    Consistency remains impressive (low single figure FPS from shot to shot) but I would expect this given it is nicely fettled and hasn't been used much.

    Accuracy is stunning - I stand behind my claims that this is one of those guns with incredible accuracy potential; far more than most other self contained rifles I have shot.

    This is 8 shots at 30 yards with the wrist of my fore hand rested on a bench, using Air Arms Field pellets:

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    The cocking linkage fouling issue on mine appears to be bottomed out by highly polishing the 'lugs' on the end of the linkage and using good lube. If that changes I will let people know as necessary.

    The gun handles easily, but my one criticism is the length of pull where the rake of the pistol grip means a long reach is required for the trigger finger. I am 6' 4" with big hands and I still find the reach inconvenient - I will re-jig the trigger and make or buy a set-back trigger for it at some point.

    So, for those of you who took the plunge, how are you getting along with your HW99s ?
     
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    Just out of interest, yours is in .177, yes?
     
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    An inch to the right and it will be bang on.:D
     
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    Correct, although it has also been a .22 at one point. I had a .22 mainspring left over from a project 99 so I ordered a barrel from Germany, faffed and fiddled, and then put it back to .177 for no other reason than I didn't have any guns in that calibre :)

    Seriously though, given that calibre's flatter trajectory and given that I usually limit springer shots to 40 yards and under, this is as close to a 'aim dead on' self-contained rifle as you can get.

    Like my last one, this one was much nicer to shoot in .22 though...

    :rolleyes:

    :D

    Pesky 5p pieces are the best pellet dodgers I've shot at...
     
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    its a winerack its only to be expected
     
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    Only got two rifles now a .177 TX and my .177 99.Its got the cocking mod and for a while it did grate so I took the stock off and had a look ,it was grinding the plastic to a grey paste but I thought sod it and left it alone and just shot it! Eventually it smoothed out and it still cocks ok so all must be well.

    I originally had it running at 9.5 FPE but I did up it to 10.5 with Superdomes the only other mods I have done is fitted a plastic sleeve, a set back trigger and a muzzle weight off an old SMK.This 99 is more accurate than my TX I cant seem to miss with it. View attachment 102932 10.5 is plently out to 35 yrds.
    I bought one in .22 just to compare the two calibres but it didn't get used so I sold it.I have had two 95s in both calibres and the 99 is a less jumpy gun.My only gripe is the cocking effort but I have got a dodgy thumb so others might not struggle cocking it like me.
     
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    I got sick of faffing about trying to sort the galling issue out, i have give up now and just shoot it.....by . its a lovely rifle to shoot, sat with my back against straw bails i was picking off empty 12 bore cartridges yesterday at the farm at 45 yards with great regurlarity....its in .22 and more accurate than either my TX,s that i have owned and my 95.......its a very very nice rifle :).....mine also is very consistant over the combro yesterday i did 4 or 5 shots all within 3 fps, its running at 11.2
     
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    See, this is the problem I'm facing; the slacker in me wants one in .22 because it'll be dead easy to shoot, nice and smooth etc etc. However, the perfectionist fiddler / fettler in me wants the challenge of making a .177 version shoot as smooth as silk.

    What's a girl to do?!
     
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    Three weeks & half a tin or H & N Field Trophy + a half tin of Superdomes from new, I removed the iron sights & fitted an AA S200 silencer to my .177.

    Before fitting the silencer, I gave the internals a polish, lube & fitted a soda bottle skirt. Accuracy seemed unchanged after this.

    Before the silencer I had been hitting kill zones almost at will out to 45 metres. Now tho' its easier to cock, the hold sensitivity seems much worse and on target shots greatly reduced.

    The silencer has now been removed and I hope to regain accuracy at T20's Bash this weekend.
     
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    out of curiosity Gwyn, if you bring that s200 silencer to the bash i will try it on my 99 and see if it has the sme effect on mine
     
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    Great idea Dave - thanks, also hoping to try a Tinbum drop-in.
     
  12. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    What guns did you want them for Gwyn? I know one was a 45, but was the other 95 or 99?
     
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    45 & 99 please Nick
     

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