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Weihrauch HW100 Barrel Band

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by spencergun, May 3, 2009.

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Weihrauch HW100 Barrel Band Good idea, Bad idea?

Poll closed May 10, 2009.
  1. Good

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Bad

    9 vote(s)
    81.8%
  1. spencergun

    spencergun Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of removing the barrel band on my HW100 to improve accuracy. Has anyone had experience with removing theirs. Good idea or bad idea, your thoughts would be great full thanks.

    Poll Question is referring to me removing it.
     
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  2. Scub

    Scub Engaging Member

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    The barrel on the HW100 is not exactly artillery gauge is it ? So if you remove the band and the rifle drops or gets a knock in the car or where ever that is not going to improve accuracy in the long run I think. At the end of the day its up to you but I would leave it on.

    HTH

    Michael
     
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    there is a rubber o-ring so its not as if its rigid fixed! dont think it will improve anything.mine certainly has no accuracy issues??
     
  4. spencergun

    spencergun Well-Known Member

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    I have found this following information. Its not ideal to have anything in contact with the barrel, especially a wooden stock which can move depending on conditions, temp etc. If strapped to your barrel this can obviously have unwanted effects such the zero moving.
     
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    Scub Engaging Member

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    Let me explain a thing or two.
    If you think that the barrel band fecks up the barrel dynamics and that by removing the band you will have a free floating barrel that can move freely while the projectile is on its way through it..................................... forget it.
    The weight of a pellet and the little bit of pressure that our air guns use are not enough to make that barrel even twitch. What you are probably thinking is strictly in the centre fire end of the playing field.
    And the cylinder under the gun is not going to move either with or without pressure in it, it is not going to change its length or diameter in such a way that it will effect the zero of the rifle.
    The cylinder and the barrel are both made of steel, so they are going to expand in warmer temperatures in the same way and unlike fire arms you are not going to manage to heat up the barrel alone by shooting large strings.
    All that you are going to achieve, is to make your gun easier to get damaged by outside influences.
    Now with the wood bit I do agree. But the cylinder of your gun is not going to change its shape with changes in humidity now is it ??

    HTH

    Michael
     
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  6. willmaskell

    willmaskell Active Member

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    listen to scuba1 you should.....mmmm.....may the force be with you:eek:
     
  7. Scub

    Scub Engaging Member

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    :D:D:D:D

    Cheers

    Yod...... Michael
     
  8. spencergun

    spencergun Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Scuba1 it will be staying on, maybe I will change pellets I am using Bisley Pest Control (Change to H&N Field & Trophy). :up: Thanks for everyones input.
     
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    Scub Engaging Member

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    You are welcome spencergunn. Have you tried AA fields??

    ATB

    Michael
     
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    was going to suggest the same! AAfields ,had good results with them.
     
  11. spencergun

    spencergun Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I think one of my friend using AAfield so may try some of his thanks.
     
  12. Scub

    Scub Engaging Member

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    Bloody hell 9 to 1 so I was lucky with my advice ;);)

    Happy hunting

    Michael
     
  13. HW100 Hunter

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    I use RWS Super-H-point and Crossman premier hollow point and find them both very accurate. As for the barrel band the way I see it it is there for a reason I don't feel it has caused me any problems.:up:
     
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    I`ve had two hw100s (mk1 and early mk2) and accuracy was diabolical on both. Then had a BSA barrel machined to fit by Sandwell field sports, and now it is blindingly accurate. My mate has a FAC hw100 and thats not mega in the accuracy stakes either!! Maybe newer ones have a different barrel spec, anyone know? atb ,gambo.
     
  15. spencergun

    spencergun Well-Known Member

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    Just changed my pellets to h&n field target trophy WOW these are good. Shot a rabbit at 37yds. Highly accurate gun and pellet thanks everyone for good advice
     
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  16. Scub

    Scub Engaging Member

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    Glad you have it sorted now .... and a nice bag to boot:up::up:

    ATB

    Michael
     

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