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    I ordered my first springer today, a weihrauch hw97. So what’s involved in tuning a springer?  

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    just depends on what you want, I just got my firs new springer and after 2,000 shots or so it has tuned itself as far as smoothing out. But from what I have read you can change springs for different fbs, polish the sears on the trigger, change piston seals, and much more just depends on what you want to do. 

    Whatever you do make sure you clean that barrel really good when you get it, 

    where did you order it from? 

    goodluck great rifle

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    Shoot a thousand pellets though the gun first and see how much it smooths itself out.  Give yourself time to get used to the consistant hold before you worry about it.  If the gun has any specific problems, then look into tuning.  It will probably be more accurate than you out of the box.

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    +1 on shooting it as-is first . That is an exception nice rifle . May not need anything but a tin or two of pellets down the pipe. Even a freshly ” tuned ” springer has to settle in 

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    Davemac, I orded it from AOA. Also ordered the moderator for it just in case its too loud for backyard. Thanks guys for the advice, makes sense to shoot it a while to see what its gonna do before I start tinkering.

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    No need for the moderator, the pellets hitting the target will be louder than the gun.  Removing the factory “muzzle weight” is too much of a challenge to be worth it.

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    “c_m_shooter”No need for the moderator, the pellets hitting the target will be louder than the gun.  Removing the factory “muzzle weight” is too much of a challenge to be worth it.

    
Agreed, barrel moderators don’t work on springers.

    Just shoot a few tins through the gun and then assess what, if anything, you’d like to change.

    My .177 hw97k is my favorite and gets shot often.  I decided to reduce power on mine to about 12fpe.  The hw97k is very easy to service yourself and there are many good online tutorials to help when you’re ready to open it up.

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    rjos3ph –

    Please let us know if the moderator helps the HW97 with report.  In my experience the HW moderators do help on the HW30.  To c_m_shooter’s good point, the pellet hitting target will likely be louder, especially at a shorter range.  Perhaps you could test into a distant target.  A distant target will time-wise separate the report & pellet impact noises making an assessment easier.  Thanks.

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    “parallax”rjos3ph –
    Please let us know if the moderator helps the HW97 with report.  In my experience the HW moderators do help on the HW30.  To c_m_shooter’s good point, the pellet hitting target will likely be louder, especially at a shorter range.  Perhaps you could test into a distant target.  A distant target will time-wise separate the report & pellet impact noises making an assessment easier.  Thanks.

    
I would agree with this especially when shooting indoor in somewhat confined spaces….almost need earplugs without the moderator.
    Outdoors it probably not that bad.

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    I received my hw97 today. It came with the moderator already installed. I tried to remove it to compare the sound without the moderator but I believe its been loctited, could not remove it. Anyone have any advice on how to remove it? I did shoot it indoors and I have to say its pretty quiet with the moderator.

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