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    EMrider
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    You have excellent taste, congrats.  Those are two of the finest under lever spring guns ever made.  My hw97k in .177 is my most accurate springer.

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    fuznut

    I have airguns that have been shooting for 50 years and never once cleaned the barrel. Most of them are still more accurate than I am.

    Same.  I never clean my barrels and accuracy remains as good as ever.  
     

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    Another fan of spring guns and traditional archery here.  They are similar disciplines.  Old technology that can still get the job done effectively with minimal complexity and fuss.

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    c_m_shooter

    RWS 34  or bump the budget up for an HW95/R9.

    Exactly.  Stay away from anything with a “gas ram” IMHO.  The Diana 34 or hw95, new or used, will give you decades of accurate shooting. 
     

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    Another spring gun fan here.  I did venture into PCPs for awhile, but they mostly just collect dust now.  The ease of use and accuracy of high quality spring guns just fits my shooting/hunting needs better.  I’ve also found myself migrating downwards in terms of power and prefer a 10-11fpe gun for most situations.

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    Beautiful gun.  Always admired those Theobens!

     

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    Thanks much for the kind words.  I used to have a Beeman RX2 that was in perfect condition and sold it.  Regretted losing it ever since.  Never could afford the Theoben in my youth but when the opportunity came up to acquire this airgun I just couldn't pass on it.

    Bill

    I’m curious how the gas rams in these guns hold up over time?  Do they have good longevity as these guns age?

    I hope it shoots as well as it looks!

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    EMrider
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    That is one impressive collection of underlevers. Very nice!

     

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    EMrider
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    Beautiful gun.  Always admired those Theobens!

     

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    EMrider
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    Never owned one, but was sorry to hear that these guns had been DQd.  Owners seem to universally be happy with the guns, and it is good to have more choice in the market for high quality springers.  

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    EMrider
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    Best compromise spring gun is the hw50s in .177 IMHO, especially if you are carrying it around a lot.  A sling makes that even easier.  The bigger guns like the R1, hw97k, D54, D350 get heavy real fast.

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    EMrider
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    R7/hw30 in .177 

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    EMrider
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    Dipping the seal in hot water has always worked for me.  Good luck. 👍 

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    EMrider
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    Oh my, I should not have opened this thread!  That is a great looking stock, and I might need to get one for myself………

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    Congrats.  I think this thread has all but wiped out any resistance I had to buying an FWB300.  Time to start searching……..

     

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    EMrider
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    I’ve owned most Weihrauch and AA spring guns and the most accurate in my hands has been my .177 hw97k.  A very close second is my .177 pro sport.  When going for best accuracy I shoot rested off a bench.  My guess is that the more front-heavy weight distribution of the hw97k gives it a slight edge versus the pro sport.  

    That said, in absolute terms, shooter skill or the lack thereof is the biggest variable in springer accuracy.  

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    Yes, Jim Maccari is very much still in business   https://www.airrifleheadquarters.com/page/page/251327.htm

    I’ve used both Vortek and ARH kits with great success, but am not familiar enough with the D52 options to give a recommendation.  That said, it has generally been my experience that Vortek kits deliver more power with correspondingly more snap and ARH kits are smoother shooting.  Also, if you have questions Tom at Vortek is more responsive and will try and help you.  Good luck.

     

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    Moog

    Thanks for the responses guys. I already own the HW95 in both .177 and .22 caliber so I guess my needs are already met. I still think it would be interesting to try out an HW80.

     

    After owning most every other HW model except the R1/hw80, I too had an itch to give one a try.  Long story short, it was the only HW spring gun that I ended up selling.  The big 30mm compression tube and heavy spring just made for a harsh (IMHO) shot cycle at any given power level.  I found that the hw97k/hw95 power plant can deliver the same power, but with a more pleasant shot cycle.  FWIW, I have since largely switched to a 10.5fpe hw50s in .177 for all my hunting.  Easier to carry and plenty of power out to 40 yards.

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    EMrider
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    I’ve had good luck with the Hawke Airmax line of scopes.  Great lifetime warranty and spring gun rated.  I also prefer the RWS one piece lock down mounts on spring guns.  

    A Diana 34 with a Hawke 3-9x or 4-12x Airmax scope is a great package that will give you decades of shooting enjoyment.  

     

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    Congrats!  The hw97k is heavy, but the pay off is there in terms of accuracy.  Mine is setup very similar to yours; full JM kit shooting at about 12fpe.  After at least 10,000 pellets down the barrel, power has been consistent and accuracy remains excellent.  One of my all time favorite spring guns.

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    Very nicely setup hw50s!  Mine has become my favorite spring gun.  Don’t see many of those setup for FT duty.  At what FPE is yours shooting?

     

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    Other than FWB300 series, yes, my favorite springer too. Mine is only putting out about 9fpe, but I live at elevation of 5600ft so that doesn't help. It'll shoot about anything pretty good, but I've been mostly shooting JSB 7.87 for the last couple years. It's first couple years of life were strictly boxed 7.9gr CPs and it made a lot of really good shots with that pellet. Favorites were a ground squirrel at about 25 yards and in winds 25mph. I'd just sighted it in and new I needed about 8 inchs of hold off, lol. The other one that sticks out was a pigeon off the top of a telephone pole (a subdivision that never came to be behind it so vacant fields). Dunno how far it was but guessing 60 or 70 yards to the base of the pole from where I was. Sounded like a good solid hit but he "flew." In reality just locked his wings and crashed and burned about 50 yards from the pole. Complete hale mary  but cool memory from this sweet little springer. 

     

     

    I can relate as I've "de-tuned" my .177 hw50s to about 10-10.5fpe depending on the pellet used.  The accuracy and shot cycle at this lower power are much improved from how it came from the factory IMHO.  And that is plenty of power for small game hunting out to 30-35 yards too.

     

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