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Good news Weihrauch Hw97k Review

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Tuckermoto, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Tuckermoto

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    Hi everyone
    As some will know I’ve jumped ship and wanted to go back to old school breaker barrel style guns going from C02..
    So last weekend on private land I set up a little hide amongst the hedges and left it for a week up so the little bunnies got accustomed to it be there..so yesterday evening ( Saturday ) I decided was the day to try out my little Hw97..the gun was all ready zeroed at 30 yards by the previous owner so i left it as it was ..after sitting in my little hide drinking a can a coke a rather big bunnie came into view at around 28-30 yards so I raised my gun and slowly put the barrel through the netting waited for mr bunny to pop his head up and took the shot ..the bunnie dropped dead on the spot hardly any movement ..so was this a lucky shot I thought ..but again bunnies friend came out to play at approximately the same distance again I slowly lifted my HW97 did a little squeak for the raising of the head and dropped the bunnie stone dead ..after reading the reviews on the Hw97 they were all right it’s a cracking / very accurate gun if you don’t want the hassle of pumping up your gun with air or having to lug the cylinder around in your motor then go for one of theses Hw97 they sure do what it says on the tin

    Richard
     
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    Just got my self a mk1 97 today and looking forward to getting out with it

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  3. Tuckermoto

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    They are a cracking gun they are so accurate and have hardly any recoil I’m sure you won’t be disappointed
    I was going to get a PCP but I’m sticking with this one no running costs air / pump etc
     
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    What mk is your 97?

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  5. Tuckermoto

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    Not sure it’s old it’s 10 years old I bought it from someone who had it from new ..I use Accupell.22 pellets they do the business they hit hard my guns running consistently at around 10.5 ftlb and it takes rabbits at 30 yards no problem and I’m running basic scope that I can’t adjust it’s fixed magnification it’s a great gun
     
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    Great stuff get some pictures up

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    I will do later
     
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    My favourite air rifle :)

    I have some beauties ;)
     
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    Cracking rifle the 97 :cool:

    Ray
     
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    Absolutely loved my 97 but had to sell it to help fund some wheels.

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    The 97 is a cracking rifle.

    But I hope that you checked zero before hunting rather than relying on it previously set to 30y - I hope I read that wrong?

    Keep enjoying
     
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    Yes it was good I tried on a target
     
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    I like to see pic's of pairs of different rifles together, especially ones that aren't 'competitors' as it were. The 97 is a tad bigger than the R10 isn't it!?
     
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    My 97k is a keeper. :up: accuracy is phenomenal.

    Atb Gary
     
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    my 97 is an excellent bit of kit...was great out of the box, is even better with a tinbum kit installed and the trigger tuned
     
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    At the moment I have a hatsan 900x that I bought for my wife. I've had air rifles since a kid, but I'm a novice to be fair. After shooting my wifes Hatsan, I realised I want to get into it again. I only want a Springer though. Ive always liked the look of the TX200 HC, but after speaking to other people, it's a 50/50 between that and a HW97K. I've looked at lots of images, and read and watched many reviews. I'm in a quandary. I'll be using it for vermin and magpies in my garden mostly. But I also have legit permission to shoot on a local golf course, cos of the huge rabbit problem. Can anyone help me make a decision please? Cheers.
     
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    Update: had a go on a 97 tonight. Looking at it, I was surprised how heavy it is. No probs though, just a surprise. Nice looking bit of kit to be fair. I've never held or had a go on my dream rifle , a TX200/TX200HC . But after handling and admiring the 97k , I can see why the comparisons between the two are tight to call. I stuck half a dozen jsb 15,89 through it on the chinese chrono. 5 at 172 mps, and one at 173mps....(11.3 fpe) :up:
    How quiet it was also surprised me. I tested it in my shed by shooting at an old window board. It was that quiet, .....at first I thought it had miss fired or something!.?? It belongs to a mate of mine who I think wants to sell it. Cat and mouse game at the moment. It's a 2004/2005. So far I'm quite impressed. The real test will be when the weather breaks, so I can zero it and see what the ever increasing squadron of this years magpies make of it. I've read stuff about them needing a bit of a tickle to get the best out of them? If my hunch is right, and I maybe make my mate an offer, Is this something I could do myself, or am I best off just leave it as it is, or seek proper help from a man that knows?
    I'm also hoping to get my hands on an old HW80 soon. It's in the family. Would this be a better option than the 97....?
    Walter :thumb:
     
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    Come on Walter it's about time you bit the bullet (pardon the pun) and got that springer you always promised yourself make your mate an offer for the 97 and get plinking
    Keep well matey

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    Really happy to see you again, Walter :thumb:

    The 97 will be more accurate (usually) but I prefer the 80 because......well.......its an HW80 :D
     
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    Cheers bud. It's a nice looking bit of kit for sure. I'm still a novice and don't have any experience of a half decent rifle. Me n the wife love our 900x, but looking at it against the 97, you can see the difference in the build quality for sure. But is beauty really only skin deep I'm wondering? It'll have to be good to take the shine off my 900. We'll see I guess?
    All the best
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