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New Hw99s - She's Ready

Discussion in 'Gun Gallery' started by JoeHeugh, Aug 2, 2020 at 11:57 AM.

  1. JoeHeugh

    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    Up with a bottle of wine until 6am this morning so I was not much pleased with a ten o'clock hammering on the door but I soon had a smile on my face, it was the man from Uttings!

    So my new HW99s is now all ready to go out for some pellet testing and running in and will soon be out in the field.

    Tinbum kit fitted and piston polished (the whole thing, it's just a cylinder with no bearing surfaces). I don't quite believe it but the first shot after this was a diesel at 32 fpe but after a bit of running in she's stabilised at a healthy 11.2 fpe.

    Rowan extra set back trigger. Nuff said really but it's about time Weihrauch listened to some customer feedback.

    A mattw975 moderator to make her look cool. Actually no, I did some sound testing last night (see shotgun section) and there is a noticable reduction which measured on a sound meter was a drop from 85.5 dB to 77.4 db and an 8 dB drop is not insignificant. Thanks Matt!

    Leupold VX Freedom 1.5 - 4 x 20 scope with duplex reticule. Cost more than the rifle but it's a little cracker, obviously I've not used it yet but it's bright and clear and appears to be everything I need.

    Leather sling, well sometimes you have to take the dog a walk!

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  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    Well you smashed that out quickly, still running on the wine;)

    Very nice mate
     
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  3. JoeHeugh

    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    I must be, I'll be back to bed when it wears off!
     
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    Van Pelt Engaging Member

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    Great bit of kit. Does the Rowan trigger fit easily to the existing unit ?
     
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  5. Fusty Fieldcrafter

    Fusty Fieldcrafter Posting Addict

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    Now that is nice!
    Liking the scope. I've thought about those types of scopes before but they usually don't have Parallax adjust. Is it a case of it not being necessary on low mag?
    One more question... How did you make a bottle of wine last until 6am? Assuming you started in the evening and not the wee hours!! Was it actually 3 bottles of wine?? :D:D
     
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  6. JoeHeugh

    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    Judging with the Mk I eyeball I would say the parallax error at x4 is about 1 inch at 10 yards and negligible at 30 and beyond. That sounds unacceptable but this is the error when moving the eye from blackout on one side of the scope to blackout on the other so with normal eye placement the error is small. Also I don't use eyepiece covers in the field so set at the right distance from the eye the eyebell makes a circle around the image and aligning the eye becomes instinctive. So I'm sure some would say it's a bad choice of scope but I don't expect any issues and it's one less thing to fiddle with, The image is in focus from about 8 yards and on.

    It fits easier than it seems and you don't remove the trigger unit! Remove the stock, unscrew the trigger adjustment screw and take out the spring. Tap out 1 pin making sure you select the right side (so you need a suitable 2mm "punch") and remove old trigger blade. Fit new blade, this seems awkward because the the pin is very tight and makes you think you need to drill the hole out, you don't! Insert the trigger spring and new adjustment screw and reassemble the gun. With the gun uncocked the trigger will seem stiff and you will probably think you have messed it up but after a few shots it will be moving nicely. One caution, the weight of the trigger depends on the adjustment screw so have the rifle pointed down range when you take off the safety just in case it goes off.

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    Oh, don't ask mate........
     
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    Van Pelt Engaging Member

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    Thanks Joe :thumb:
     
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  8. Fusty Fieldcrafter

    Fusty Fieldcrafter Posting Addict

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    Yeah that sounds perfectly fine to me. Good choice. I was looking at other makes with a similar spec purely on price. Some nice scopes about.
     
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  9. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill co2 Enthusiast, HW97, K98 owner

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    Looks great. :up:
     
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  10. JoeHeugh

    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    The room the wife calls "the armoury" overlooks a graveyard which is full of rabbits and I was very impressed by how well the scope copes with low light conditions, it beats the 50mm objective on my cheap Richter Optics hands down and will keep me going to the point I'd normally be packing in.

    The reticule is a simple duplex which gives me my PBR and ability to push that out to about 37 yards which really is past the max I want to use this rifle too as I'll be shooting offhand. If I intend shooting beyond PBR I'll use rimfire or the HW97 if I'm sitting with a stick. It will mostly be carried with the rimfire which will be fine, I've managed to keep the weight down to 8lb 4oz which is a little less punishing than the HW97k which is 11lb all in.
     
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    Plus one for leupold scope in low light. Mine is old M8 x 42. Shooting rats at dusk, couldn't distinguish target area with bare eyesight, but through scope baited area stood out clear. Keeping cross hairs central to image ring minimises parallax.
     
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    Very nice mate.
     
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    Lovely
     
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    Sweeet 99! The whole setup looks lovely.
     
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    waisted skirt Donator

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    Those set back trigger blades make a big difference, nice rifle mate.
     
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    AlistairS Bad case of Gunitis

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    Very nice, good job :thumb:
     
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    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    A quick update, these are the specs as they stand:

    Overall length 45 inch
    Total Weight 8lb 4oz
    Length of pull 14.25 inch
    Muzzle energy 11.6 fpe (I will be keeping an eye on that)

    Subject to testing:
    Near Zero 9.5 yards
    Far Zero 29 yards
    Max sighted range 36 yards (I'm not bench resting so that's right in my ballpark)

    All of which fits very nicely with what I was looking for.

    Thanks for the comments lads :)
     
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    Out on internet did you have to modify the barrel at all to for the mod?
     
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  19. JoeHeugh

    JoeHeugh Beware the Springer

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    The foresight rails stand proud of the barrel so they do need filing down but it's easily done by hand and then follow up with a quick cold blue.

    I guess it could be more involved if you wanted the work to be perfect but as the mods going to stay on the gun I wasnt too concerned. I'm very happy with the mod and the price mattw975 charged was competitive and a lot less than I expected.

    I should point out though none of this work was actually necessary, the 99 is a fine rifle out of the box, I didnt do it to make it the rifle it should be, I did it to make it the rifle I wanted.
     
  20. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker Needs to be Loved...

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    No surprises - quality beats quantity every time. A most appropriate scope for a 99s. Enjoy it, a rig like that is hard to beat... :thumb:
     
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