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Thats buggered it!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pete E, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Pete E

    Pete E Engaging Member

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    As I've posted before, after not having an air rifle since I was a lad, I've decided I'd quite like another, partly as a form of practicing for my
    centre fires..As I have a rimfire for bunnies ect, I decided I didn't want to spend too much on an air rifle that's going to be limited to 12ft/lb.

    I've had my eye on a Hatsan 85XTH after buying one as a present, but things have now taken a turn for the "worse"! You see, yesterday I went to the local air gun club/range with my nephew to try to get him interested in shooting..we had a good couple of hours fun shooting a two of range guns (Remington Express and Crossman Gas ram of some sort) and got chatting to a few of the other members.


    One very kindly let me shoot his HW77 and I managed to hit a small spinner 3 out of 3 times at 25m! From what I understand, the rifle was fairly standard, but it was a joy to shoot, with an excellent trigger; in fact the trigger would put those on many centre fires to shame..


    While I did notice the weight, it did not seem excessive, and if anything, it seemed to hold more stable because of it..

    So I can see my plans of keeping things cheap and cheerful diminishing fast! Especially as the HW97 is available in thumbhole stock, which I particularly like..

    Someone else down there mentioned the new Walther LGU, but that suggestion drew a mixed response from the others, many of whom were evidently HW fans..

    So decisions decisions!
     
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  2. mattyts

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    The 85XTH is a great gun,nice trigger and stock with a free silencer too,it's long and heavy but if you remove the silencer,you have an incredibly short barrel and a nice looking tactical carbine.

    The Remington express and Crosman gas rams are pretty poor tbh,they are sealed units,very twangy and not much better than the equivalent springers,there are some great gas rams about,the local gun shop to me has a second hand theoben evo for less than £150 which isn't a sealed unit and can be pumped up when or if the pressure drops.

    The HW77 and 97s are brilliant guns with the Rekord trigger units,German engineering at its best,I would have one in a split second if I could,nicely tuned examples come up often,there is a .22 HW97 currently for sale on British Blades atm for a decent price.
     
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    Hw 77 fits in the thumbhole stocks i have a old type 25 mm 77 in one in 22 silky smooth very little recoil either for a30+ year old gun
     
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    This might raise a few eyebrows but... the Walther LGV is excellent. I've fired a 97 and chose the Walther over it. No twang at all, everything is smooth, more accurate than the firer and in the black stock, only about £300 new. it's built like a tank and I absolutely love mine. After a tin of pellets goes through it and it beds in, it's even better, though Walther do put way too much grease in there.
     
  6. Pete E

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    Matty,

    Thanks for that..I can't get into the Classified on BB for some reason, but I've dropped one of the Admins a PM to see if they can sort.

    Dave,

    My local shop has a HW77 for £230. I've not seen it yet, and I've no idea if its a 25mm or 26mm version, but will be having a look Tuesday. How much do the thumbhole stocks go for and where do you get them from?

    Tiny,

    I can't comment on the Wathler, other than to say it seems to draw very mixed opinions. Glad your pleased with yours and that's its trouble free..

    Regards,

    Peter
     
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    Probably don't have enough posts Peter,I'll drop the guy a PM and see if he has any other alternative contact methods for you.
     
  8. dave goodall

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    I bought mine brand new from chambers think it was £115 posted
     
  9. Pete E

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    Cheers Dave..Suspect it would work out about the same as buying a new HW97 for me though..

    Matty, thanks for that..I'm Pete E on there too if he wants to drop me a PM..

    Regards,

    Peter
     
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    Ive about £200 in mine minus the scope bought the gun on here just needed tidying up
     
  11. TORNADOS7

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    Get the 77, you know you gotta do it now otherwise it's gonna bug you forever !!!
     

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