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new rifle!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mark.177, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. mark.177

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    just bought myself a proper mans gun!... sub 12ft/lb break barrel springer in .22cal:D
    brand spanking new hw95 and she's gorgeous. have wanted a simple springer for a while and finally have one. was a bit of an impulse buy, was looking at the hw99 as well which was a lot bigger in the flesh, dont know why i thought it would be smaller? a fine rifle all the same but the hw95 appealed a little more.
     
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    it will make a man of you a propper gun just enjoy
     
  3. stevemandm

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    nice rifle .... wrong cal ! ;)
    only joking mate, you will love it
     
  4. mark.177

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    i debated long and hard over the calibre, love .177 for hunting with pcp and also had a tx200 in .177 which shot beautifully but only because it was so heavy. with a lighter gun i prefer the gentler recoil of .22
    its a beach stock but has some nice grain and has a dark matt finish, looks really nice.
     
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    bought a tin of AA fields in 5.52 as a starter to see how she likes them as they seemed to work well in both my other rifles. but yet to shoot it. will be fitted sling swivels and scope tomorrow.
     
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    dont forget to try rws superdomes/superfields as well mate
     
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    nice one mate ,enjoy.
     
  8. Jasglo68

    Jasglo68 Its not about the size it’s where you put it !!

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    I've got a 95 in .20 and a 97kt in .22 and both love H&N FTT. Well worth a try. Superdomes are not far behind but the ftt's take the prize at longer ranges :D
     
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    got the hw95k for xmas luv it!
     
  10. Jackroadkill

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    The 95's really nice - have fun with yours.
     
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    I bought a 95 in .177 today. Next job is to strip it, deburr, lighten the piston, add bearings to the piston, short stroke, alter the transfer port, make top hat & spring guide, bore the trigger block to fit the spring guide into, add one of my own spec springs, relube & set it up.

    I've done quite a few 95's & prefer them to the 77/97, great rifles.
     
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    :) Nice one matey :)
     
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    put one pellet through it today to test for twang and it is quite twangy. so will be looking to sort that, any advise/links on what parts/lubes to get and what to do would be great. has been a while since i owned a springer. the tx i had was pretty smooth right out the box.
     
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    I have a .20 cal HW95 :cool:

    Formerly Venom tuned (by Venom), it now has a Vortek kit installed and it's the cat's meow :D

    That said, I think my HW99s is a better gun by far. Much as I think my 95 is an epic bit of kit, I like the 99 even more :eek:

    The answer is obvious - buy all of them :)

    Enjoy your 95 - they're a great gun, easy to work on/with and they respond very well to even a very light polish and lube.

    Welcome to the club ;)
     
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    Forgot to mention, JSB Exact Jumbo offer the very best trajectory I have found so far if you do longer range shooting. They drop off less severely than Air Arms Field, and far less than Superdomes and H&N Field Target and Trophy.

    This makes precisely no difference unless you are shooting beyond 35 yards regularly, but I thought I'd mention it.

    Previously posted on here in other threads, HW99s using .177 Air Arms Field pellets, Bushnell Legend 1.75-5x32 scope, shooting from a rest at 40 yards, 5 shots:

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    HW95 with HW99s, both wearing identical scopes:

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    HW95 shot standing @ 35 yards using H&N FTT .20 pellets :D

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    Great guns ;)

    Have fun with yours :)
     
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    Nice buy, thinking of a .22 springer myself this year and am seriously looking at a 99s but am very tempted by the sfs imp version.
     
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    Yes, that looks amazing. Might have to sell my 97 to raise funds for one of those.
     
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    No disrespect to anyone who owns one, but I think you could open up an awful lot of options for the price hike involved in buying a SFS IMP

    There are some incredibly good tuners out there who could work magic that IMHO leaves SFS for dust.

    Tuning is a minefield - you get some who want the fastest possible firing cycle while others (like me) want a very sedate and 'gentle' gun; one that barely makes itself felt when shot. A good tuner will work with you to provide exactly what you want.

    I'm certainly not rubbishing SFS and what they do - I've shot a couple of their stage 2 tuned guns and I was very impressed by them.

    All I'm saying is that you could have something very special done, possibly for less.

    One final point before I start a war with such sacrilegious comments - my experiments (which certainly aren't conclusive) suggest that a weighted moderator works better than a barrel sleeve for helping to mitigate muzzle flip on an HW95

    I've tried both and a heavier moderator, around 230 - 250 g seem to work better than a full length barrel sleeve. It seems that the weight on the end of the barrel is more effective than the more evenly distributed weight of a sleeve.

    Just my own findings and not a statement of fact...

    Good luck no matter what you decide on :)
     
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    i used to use a gamo socom before my 95 so mine seems like a whisper compaired!:)
     
  20. wonky donky

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    Yesterday I bought a secondhand HW95 .177 complete with Hawk 3-9x40 HD scope, mounts, RWS sling & swivels. It was sporting the older style stock with the 310mm barrel & HW silencer so a 95k then. It does have the “Star” barrel breech.
    I didn’t bother to try the rifle in the shop as it was going to end up as a test bed gun & believe it or not, I managed to get it for £75.00 below the asking price, not too shabby a deal then.
    I had two or three shots with it this morning just to feel the firing cycle, the first thing I noticed was how silky smooth it was to cock, a little harder than a standard rifle I thought, but very smooth cocking indeed.
    When I executed the shot I felt the trigger was a little light & would be a little unpredictable in the long term, probably just down to adjustment.
    The firing cycle was quick with more than a little piston bounce, quite a bit bounce in fact & no hint of the usual “TWANG”
    Errm I thought, the rifle must have had some work on it, probably full of grease but can’t have had a proper tune because certain things hint at a standard rifle.
    So over to the chrono, the Skan Diamond was set up, not my favourite but it will do.
    Now I don’t weigh individual pellets, I take 10 from the tin, weigh them & take an average using it with the average velocity; good enough for what I’m doing today especially as I suspect things are a bit hot.
    RWS Superdome 820 fps…………………………..12.42fpe
    RWS Hobby 917fps…………………………….13.33fpe
    JSB Exact 4.52 835fps…………………………….13.26fpe
    Air Arms 4.51 830fps…………………………....12.91fpe
    FA Plus 892fps………………………….…13.04fpe
    Air Arms Express 872fps………………………………13.29fpe
    H&N FTT 840fps………………………………13.21fpe
    Ok then it’s hot so I remove the sling, scope & stock not really taking much notice, put these items on one side, the actions lying on its right hand side on the bench. I pick two pieces of wood up so I can rest the action on them whilst I knock the trigger pins out & glimpse there’s slight marks around the trigger pin holes.
    Okay it’s been apart, I remove the pins turn the action & see this………………..it’s got an intact Sandwell field Sports anti Tamper sticker over one of the trigger block lugs.
    I was absolutely amazed! I was also very happy because never having shot a SFS HW95 I had actually done my own appraisal of one without any sort of bias & a direct comparison against my own tunes.
    This is a honest post & I don’t want it turning into any sort “gang rivalry” I have seen in the past.
    I don’t care what people may think, I know what I know, what you see is what there is, or was, nothing more, nothing less. The images are untouched or edited in anyway & taken as the rifle came apart.
    The opinions I have were concluded prior to me removing the stock & I genuinely had no idea it was a SFS rifle, so there you go. Here are all the images Double click on to enlarge.
    The spring guide is a standard HW turned down to fit the custom spring.
    The top hat is Delrin with one shim washer under in the piston & lose fitting in the spring.
    The ends of the spring are as manufactured, I know this because I know who makes them.
    The piston does not appear polished; if it has been then it’s very light.
    The piston sleeve is a standard HW item 7 no reason why it shouldn’t be,
    The cocking slot along the compression tube has been deburred.
    The cocking shoe has been polished to a degree both sides.
    The transfer port is 3.2mm dia.
    The trigger has very little grease in; I suspect this rifle has had very little use because the gold coating was still on the hardened pins in the blade.
     

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