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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hairyarms, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. hairyarms

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    I have been thinking about buying a lightweight .22 break barrel with open sights for a while. I have looked at SMK, Hatsan and Gamos and all of them just felt cheap and had terrible triggers.

    Anyway I popped into Shooting Supplies in Bromsgrove today and came out with this .22 HW99s.
    The young chap who served me was a breath of fresh air and was really helpful and seemed to know his stuff.

    The rifle is doing 10.2 FPE with .22 Air arms diablo fields and it shoots quite nicely and cocks quite smoothly.
    I have owned these rifles before and had forgotten how nice and light they are, perfect for sneaking inside the barns at the farm I shoot at.

    We will see if it starts galling so watch this space!
     
  2. Mike Watkins

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    Looks very, very nice. I have the HW95K and it’s the best springer I’ve ever owned.

    Glad you didn’t go for a Gamo, it’s the worst springer I’ve ever owned :eek:.
     
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    Good choice and thread title of the year mate !
     
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    I've owned a 40, multiple 45's, 77's, 97's and an 80.
    Regretted selling all of them.
    Still own a 97k.
    Hard to beat this brand, quality through and through.
     
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    pjgtech How many days till Xmas?

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    Achtung! nice one... :)
     
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    Perfect !!!
     
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    Hi Micah. I dont think you will notice any Galling if you just hunt with it. If you Plink up to 50 pellets quickly you might but if you let the gun cool down in the middle of it then you probably have to start again. The gun needs to stay warmed up.
     
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    I did have a Gamo years ago but back then they were a bit better apart from the triggers they have always been a bit ropey.

    Thanks mate :up:.

    Yes mate once you have shot a decent springer it's hard going bact to a cheapy springer.


    I will do a fair bit of plinking with it aswell though Pete so we will see if it plays up :up:.
     
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    Very nice indeed Micah,

    You must be a very happy man.

    Regards.
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    Oh I do like a nice 99!

    Enjoy mate
     
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    I'm proud of you, Micah... :thumb:
     
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    When you start shooting an hw99 irrespective of whether its going to grind or not, there is always a not unpleasant feeling of contact between the cocking shoe and the inside of the air cylinder. This is due to the delrin spring forcing the cocking foot into quite hard contact. If the cocking foot is reasonably well finished then these guns will probably be the few that dont grind. I have had about eight 99's and all have done it to some extent. That is why two of the jobs in the FIX are the removal of the delrin spring which is not needed and frees up the cocking stroke and the smoothing and lubrication of the cocking foot. I may have had one that did not grind but I did the fix anyway. Now I do it without shooting the gun its so quick and easy to do with a bit of a spit and polish. Then you have such a gun for £200.
     
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    Nice Micah a nice compact 2-7x32 would suit that:thumb:
     
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    I am trying the open sights for a while mate, I don't know how I will do with them though :eek:.
     
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    What power is it shooting at Micah. I am down to one 99 at the moment. I thought of getting another .177 for the Williams and Truglo that i have. However i have decided on another 30 as they are such a sweet little gun. My thinking was there is nothing that a 30 can do that a 99 cant do better, but there is something about the 30 as many will agree. I think you had a synthetic .22 didnt you. I think the 30 has to be .177. in that calibre i am not aware that i am shooting a low powered gun. I had the delux before but I prefer the looks of the breach covering longer forend. Looking foreward to getting it as i can shoot it in the caravan which is kicking off first of March. Spain walking on the 23rd only a week now.
     
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    Nice one Micah. A little rifle with opens is not something i've ever owned. Interested how you get on with it after a few tins of Pb :up:
     
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    I have put a few more pellets through it and it has settled at 10.7. I did own a .22 30 with the plastic stock and it was a nice rifle. Enjoy your holiday mate :up:.

    I will only zero this at 15 yards Tim so I might be able to hit things at that distance!
     
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    Congratulations Micah, enjoy it :thumb:

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