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Weihrauch HW57

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by EX Mod Cog, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. EX Mod Cog

    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    Your thoughts on this rifle?
     
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    the 57 is a nice lightweight underlever , although the pop up breach
    can be a bit fiddly, to be honest, you ought to be looking at a 95
    its in the same price bracket and is a far superior gun, also the 95
    is very tuneable, and is a favourite with all springer fans, you would be hard pressed to find a bad word said about the 95;)
     
  3. EX Mod Cog

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    Yeah but I'm looking for a fixed barrel rifle really.
     
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    it will be hard to get a silencer for a57, unless you have it custom
    made, have you not considered the 97 which is a superb underlever
    and comes fitted with a silencer as standard?
     
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    Yeah I thought about it, but it's too expensive for what I'm looking for. I want to get a springer now, then in a few months I might move on to a PCP, like a Falcon or something.

    If I get a 97, then I'll have no money for a PCP and I also need money for College now, things like that.
     
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    why does it have to be a underlever??
     
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    It doesn't have to be, just I want it to be - I want something different, I've always had break barrels so I thought I'd get an under lever to make a change.
     
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    have you not considered a gamo underlever?
    there not too bad and ramsbottom does them at a good price
     
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    Why get a Gamo when I can get a Weihrauch?

    I think the Gamo under levers are ugly, and they won't be as good as a HW.
     
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    you have two choices then a 97 or 57
     
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    Then the 57 it is.

    I'll be using it for plinking and maybe some light hunting, ratting, so the noise won't be a problem for me.

    Also I'm interested in the fixed barrel accuracy - yes it does make the slightest bit of difference, especially over time :)
     
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    i know where you can get a silencer made but it will
    set you back £50 or£60
     
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    Where's that?
     
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    hes called uk neil hes on ********* hes gear is top notch;)
     
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    There's not much need for a silencer, but thanks anyway.

    You'll be pleased to hear that I'm getting this in .177 :)
     
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    Enjoy the higher recoil. :D
     
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    Thanks Andy, will do.

    I like recoil anyway :D gives more of a challenge.
     
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    The 57 has an awful pop up breech system. The pellet has to transfer from this to the barrel so probably negating the inherent accuracy advantage of fixed barrel. It's also one of the loudest springers I've ever used. An evolutionary dead end for Weihrauch IMO. I'd suggest if you want a lightweight then choose a break barrel. If you want an underlever then choose the 97 or TX.
     
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    Darren,

    Have you ever used the 57, and, if so, what's it like all round, disregarding the pop up breech.
     
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    UPDATE ::

    Ordered one a few days ago, it should be here by the end of the week.

    I'll let you know how I get on, it'll be my first .177 and I'm looking forward to it.
     

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