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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:18 am 
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I'm really enjoying my HW50s in .22 shooting at just under 500fps. I like the medium weight and size of it for standing unsupported shooting. I also like that it's relatively quiet and can be used at my indoor basement range without disturbing the entire family.

Are there any other spring rifles of the same general characteristics that I could consider adding to the arsenal? I've owned a hw30s that I liked, but prefer the stock of the 50s as I found the lack of laser cut grip to be slippery after some use.

Small-medium in size, lower power to keep the noise level down, and spring powered are the requirements. Oh, and no Crosman or Benjamin products. Right now the HW35 seems to be a possibility.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:22 am 
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That's great, fishguy - glad you like the HW50 - but the best are the HW 97's.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:05 am 
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Although the HW97 is indeed a fine rifle it's quite heavy. I own one and wouldn't want to be carrying it around all day. The HW95 has a bit more power than the superb HW50S, and is just as accurate. Other choices you may want to consider are the Spanish Noricas (only those with the adjustable trigger which are very close to the Weihrauch Rekord), or a Cometa. Both these companies make accurate barrels and are fine shooters. RC


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RC1947 wrote:
Although the HW97 is indeed a fine rifle it's quite heavy. I own one and wouldn't want to be carrying it around all day. The HW95 has a bit more power than the superb HW50S, and is just as accurate. Other choices you may want to consider are the Spanish Noricas (only those with the adjustable trigger which are very close to the Weihrauch Rekord), or a Cometa. Both these companies make accurate barrels and are fine shooters. RC


Agreed, I owned a 97, fine gun, but heavy. I've already got a Tx200 for bench shooting. The cometa line wasn't something I'd considered, and will give them a look, thank you.

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My HW97KT .177 with compact scope weighs 11 pounds 4 ounces. I do not find it too heavy, but I am used to carrying heavy rifles, I guess.

That's over a pound less than my .45 cal. Sharps (but I do not use it for shooting gophers - they do not require 500gr. bullets).

My scoped HW98 in .22 is lighter by almost a pound.

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Daryl wrote:
My HW97KT .177 with compact scope weighs 11 pounds 4 ounces. I do not find it too heavy, but I am used to carrying heavy rifles, I guess.

That's over a pound less than my .45 cal. Sharps (but I do not use it for shooting gophers - they do not require 500gr. bullets).

My scoped HW98 in .22 is lighter by almost a pound.


I've personally found that weight to be too heavy for standing unsupported for more than a short period of time. Something in the 6-7lb range is more what I'm looking for I think.

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Probably you would not go wrong with any of the HW's in the lighter guns.

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