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Recommended Me A Hw

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by David_Brown, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. David_Brown

    David_Brown Engaging Member

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    Hi there
    After owning a 99 for over a year now i am amazed at how good they are and thinking about buying another one in 177 has anyone got any idears, break barrel or under lever.

    thanks

    any pictures would be appreciated!
     
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    HW97 for underlever, HW95 or HW98 for break barrel. Others will say different. :thumb:
     
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  3. Air arms boy

    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    Long barrel 77!
     
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    97 or 77
     
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    saw them they look good! are they good in 177!
     
  6. David_Brown

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    are they heavy? or twangy out of the box? thanks
     
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    97 is usually the general recommendation for the U/L, although I'm more partial to the 77.

    95 would be my choice for the break barrel, although personally I would stick with the 99 over the 95.

    I do like the 98 but haven't owned one so can't really comment on that, but it would be a serious contender for me in 177 I reckon.
     
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  8. David_Brown

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    yeah i dont wont to bother with pcp but 2 quality sprigners in both cals would be great! 77 looks good
     
  9. Lostkiwi

    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a better day.

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    97s and 77s are 4 3kg so not the lightest.
    If you want lighter a break barrel is lighter or look at the 57 if you want an underlever. The 57 is a svelte 3.1kg however cannot take a moderator so in some cases might be a little loud though personally I don't find it at all obtrusive.
     
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  10. Grey beard

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    IMHO all hw rifles can be highly accurate, with the right shooter, difficult at the moment but find one that suits you, that I believe, is more important than the model number.
    My hw97 is way more accurate than I but practice will improve that, slowly.
    Enjoy your choice.
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    Steve
     
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  11. PhatMan

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    David,

    What will you be using the rifle for, and what calibre ?

    For me :

    Underlever (iron sights or 'scope) HW57, HW77

    Underlever ('scope) HW97

    Break barrel (iron sights or 'scope) HW30S*, HW95

    * ca. 7 ft.lb, but a delightful rifle to shoot :)

    Break barrel ('scope) HW98

    Have fun :)

    Best regards

    Russ
     
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    mainly a hunter and plinker in .177 will probably scope it later as well
     
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    Ah yeah, forgot the 57. I love them but they're a bit of a Marmite gun it seems, and mine were 22 so not sure how snappy they are in 177, but nothing a tune wouldn't sort, I'd imagine.
     
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    Heavy? Yes, compared to others, but depends on the intended use as Russ. .22 smoother shot cycle. Twang can vary between rifles some are good some need a fettle and maybe a better spring guide and piston sleeve.
     
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    If you are happy with the 99 you could do worse than another in 0.177. Especially if you like the weight, HW's soon start to put on weight. If you want a lighter compact rifle the 30 is nice but a bit less power. I would definitely keep away from the 57.
     
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    yeah true that could be a good option not a big fan of the new stocks though
     
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  17. Jay Butts

    Jay Butts Life, it’s so much better than the alternative!

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    My 97 is epic.... both good guns tho.

    BTW, with a Tinbum tuning kit mine has ZERO twang. I put mine in the same day I picked my 97 up. Best mod you’ll ever do.
     
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    hw 97/77 are very heavy but you will get used to it eventualy. The 98 is very front heavey and i find more tiring to hold than a 97. Use them enough and your arms will develop the muscles you need to hold them steady! They are fantastic in .22 and .177 avoid the stainless synthetic stock version of the 97 the stock amplifies sound like a guitar, and plating deposits in the end block thread can make dissembley very difficult.:)
     
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    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a better day.

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    Why keep away from the 57?
    If you're referring to early breech problems they're resolved with the metal breech block.

    Those of us that have 57s love them.
     
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    pretty sure the 99s now comes with the new style stock o_O

    edit......

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    Suits it more than the hw30 but.....

    :ooops:
     
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