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Just Bought A New Weihrauch Hw99s

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Zeroexpo123, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Zeroexpo123

    Zeroexpo123 Engaging Member

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    I've just bought a new HW99s in .22.

    I believe that .22 is better than .177 in terms of shooting for the HW99S and isn't as snappy. Is this right?

    I've read about galling on some of these, so straight out of the box, please can somebody tell me where to start looking?

    I know opening this up will invalidate my warranty, but I don't mind a little fettling if I can get this shooting nice & smooth.

    Does anything need looking at straight away?

    Alternatively, do I just start shooting straight away out of the box?
     
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    Just start shooting it and see what's what.
    I had a brand new one that didn't have a single issue until several tens of thousands of pellets later and even then just needed a new piston seal.
     
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    Thanks for the reply @Jonkem.

    On the newer HW99, I'm led to believe they have a Delrin bar to prevent galling.

    Can this be seen without physically dismantling the gun? IE - just breaking the barrel.
     
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    Just clean the barrel & shoot the snot out of it!
     
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    To be honest I didn't even bother looking, she came home with me and next day was at the range for 6 hours hitting everything I pointed her at.

    There was never anything that made me think it needed looking at until it deiselled a little. Changed the seal for another genuine one, cleaned out the factory grease, then shot the $hit out of it again.

    Only sold it because it wasn't getting used after getting a few perms. Seriously regret selling it :facepalm:
     
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    Firstly buddy, well done for choosing a good springer. Put at least a tin of .22 lead through it but do listen out for a noise that's completely unfamiliar, you'll instinctively know when it don't sound proper. I'd urge caution upon opening it up if it's under warranty (is it a kosher Hull Cartridge? You'll know as it has Hull Cartridge impressed into the barrel)
    The .22 shoots sweeter than a .177 which I had but I'm a convert to .177.
    Good luck with your choice, if it's a good 'un then you have a good gun.
     
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    Good shooters IMHO. As been said above put a load of lead through it to sweeten and hush it up a bit. Mine is audible but quieter now then new. Saying that I have had my lad for only 5 months and I am over the moon with it.
     
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    Sorry chum, 4got to say, the noise is apparent when cocking the gun. There's an X rated response there.
    Please no responses.
    It's clearly a grinding awful noise. You'll know.
     
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    I've read somewhere that with a .22 barrel, a good way of cleaning it is to push a series of cotton buds through until they come out clean.

    What do you reckon?

    Don't want to go messing things up at such an early stage. Lol.
     
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    I use a cleaning patch skewered on a piece of string trimmer line; moistened w/ citrus cleaner. Works well...

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    Great choice, I have two and both calibre are superb to shoot and nothing between them accuracy wise. As others have advised just shoot it then shoot it some more. My .22 seems to prefer lighter pellets like falcon accuracy plus or jsb jumbo rs.
     
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    Great rifles IMO. I have one in .177 and I love it.

    A set of Delrin guides to remove the twang and yes... anti gall fix is essential and worth doing a search in the forum as it’s been written about many a time ;)
     
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    The cocking action is really smooth at present, no galling or odd unpleasant noises, so all seems good - but I'm being vigilant listening out for any scraping noises.

    Can you help with the Rekord trigger screw? The screw is really tight & will only adjust around 90 degrees - 1/4 turn.

    The trigger is lovely & light, but I'd like adjust it slightly.

    Is this normal or is something binding?
     
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    Zeroexpo123; there is a tab(bent slightly) @ factory that receives said screw. To adjust screw, remove stock... with needle-nose pliers , CAREFULLY bend said tab downward slightly... This will reduce tension on screw threads. Use only a proper fitting Gunsmith screwdriver to do this. With rifle pointed muzzle up back out screw until it falls under its own weight, turn screw in (clockwise) until trigger comes all the way back up; now turn screw .25 turn more ... Apply some of the GOOD wife's clear nail polish to screw threads... Done...2.5 lb trigger. SAFETY NOTE: after adjustments load rifle, point in safe direction bump butt of rifle , smartly to test trigger, if she goes off take another .25 turn on screw!

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    You sir are a legend. :thumb:

    I was thinking the screw was cross threaded or something.:facepalm:

    Compared to the trigger on my other Rifles & pistols, it's a breath of fresh air, so I'm quite happy to ride along with its current setting. It should hopefully improve my accuracy being a novice with springers, too.
     
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    i would leave the big screw alone.there is not that much noticeable weight adjustment using this screw.
     
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    @ zeroexpo123, I added info to my previous post ,please read.
     
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    This one doesn't twang.

    A few places mention that these new release HW99s are now fitted with Delrin guides by Hull Cartridge, or are you referring to more being fitted?

    Is there anyway to see the guides without removing the stock?
     
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    It will have a nylon guide with metal washer, but if there’s no twang I’d leave it alone mate.
     

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