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Out of the box HW99s

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by davidif, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. davidif

    davidif Well-Known Member

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    In the few months leading up to Christmas I got a bit carried away with purchasing airguns as you do. I bought a SFS Imp, a HW100 carbine and a bog standard 99s in 0.177.

    Things got very busy with work and general life and whilst I spent a bit of range time with the Imp and the HW100 i sort of overlooked the little 99s!

    i decided to take the 99s to the club Saturday without mounting a scope to have a bit of old school open sights fun. What a revelation the gun exhibits no twang whatsoever and the trigger is sublime!

    i was expecting the gun to be a bit snappier and maybe harsher than the Imp due both to the tuning and the smaller caliber but it is not.

    I have a well tuned HW95 in 0.22 that's had many thousands of pellets through it and is lovely and when I purchased a HW95 in 0.177 last year I couldn't get on with it at all. It seemed harsh,hold sensetive and had quite a bit of muzzle flip. I soon sold it. The reason for mentioning this is that the scenario mirrors that of the 99s in so far as I was comparing an out of the box 0.177 against a well tuned 0.22 for each model.

    I am now more convinced than ever that the 99s suits my shooting requirements better than the 95.

    On a slightly different note I am now thinking about scopes for the 99s and are thinking about one of the smaller panoramas, I've got one on a HW97 and rate it highly for the cost. Any other suggestions anybody?
     
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    I couldn't get on with the Panorama,got a simple Hawke 3-9x50 AO on my Imp
     
  3. mattyts

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    I have Sport HDs on all my guns that require a simple scope...the 4-12 x 50 is only £65 new
     
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    I have just done exactly the same, sold my .177 95 (I found it too jumpy) and I have just bought a .177 99 . I was expecting a Hank Marvin twanger but its not! It cocks nice and smooth and is easier to cock than my old 99 I used to have.

    I was disappointed with the .177 95 after owning a .22 ,I think the 99 is a far better gun.
     
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    I have a Bushnell Trophey 3-9x40 on my .177 which is fine ,it is super accurate & full power 11.95 last time tested with aa field.
     
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    You might wanna check that with some hobby pellets through it, could well be over the limit
     
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    It has been mentioned before now but did not have any lighter pellets to check,its had about 3000 through it so far time to check internals fit guide & relube this will probably tame it.
     
  8. Barcelona68

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    The Hw99s was a truly underrated rifle. The last couple of years it has been vindicated and purchases have increased.

    I've always blown the trumpet on this understated Hw.. It's been my fave plinker for a while.
     
  9. Jackroadkill

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    I need one.
     
  10. Meteor62

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    Isn't the imp a tuned 99s? If so are you saying it's as good as the imp?
     
  11. sillygarry

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    I have the vhtv veteran hw99s it shoots fantastic
     
  12. Dag

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    Matty, I can't see that any cheaper than £89.95 can you find a link to wherever it is you saw it? Many thanks
    Dag
    ps It's for my 99 and my Hawke 3-9x50 is just too low on magnification for my latest interest ie shooting at 75yds up!
     
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    I bought a 99s about 20 months ago and it's about the biggest load of crap I ever put a pellet through, for those that think Weihrauch are the be all and end all should have a go with this, I've had an xs19 (tuned) that would have scared this into a dark cave :down: (BTW I bought it brand new)

    Atb
    Bob
     
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    there's always one who has to rub your nose in it ! ;).. lol
    sweet rifle there :)
     
  15. Blackmax

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    You didn't like it then? LOL!
     
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    Looking to tickle rabbits instead of cull them then!
     
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    Sure you're putting the pellets in the right way? Also try pulling the trigger with your finger not ur toes..... Generally those two tips will work wonders... :)
     
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    id have to disagree with this, maybe you had a bad one, mine is spot on!
     
  19. davidif

    davidif Well-Known Member

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    xs19 WTF
     
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    I can't since they aren't in production anymore and the place that sold them for £65 (redbeck shooting supplies) is only putting the new range on their website.
     

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