A little afternoon hunt with the springer…..

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    TiredRooster
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    Just had some fairly severe weather move through the state yesterday. Left quite a mess behind and about 95,000 of us without power. Today was a beautiful day though, however unusually warm. So, I made a quick trip to my favorite little spot to see if I could pick off a few squirrels this afternoon. I took my HW97K for it's maiden trip to the woods. I just finished getting it tuned up and had already shot it from my bench quite a bit. So, I knew it was accurate. But, nothing builds confidence in a rifle like being able to easily and consistently take game with it. Speaking for myself of course. It didn't let me down. I heard and saw quite a few squirrels. But, only two ever presented me with a descent shot that I felt comfortable taking. 

    I shot the first while walking along the edge of the woodline in the pasture. He was sitting on a limb right at 23 yards (25 yards is my zero). I dropped to a sitting/kneeling position and aimed at his head. Squeezed the trigger……and the pellet popped him right where it was supposed to. The second was taken while still hunting in the woods. He was also in a tree……..on his way down it anyway. Again, I was in a position that didn't allow for a prop on a tree side. So, I went to a sitting/kneeling position again and made another head shot. This one just a tad longer, at 28 yards. (I used a range finder to get the distances after each shot). The 97K performed beautifully in the field today. Granted, a bit of a slow afternoon. But, I only took two shots and it was dead eye on it! Looking forward to some more hunts with it……..it's a very nice and accurate springer.

     

    Thanks….TR

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    oldspook
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    Good work.  Nice rifle.  =)

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    sonny
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    looks like the work you put into that rifle paid off 👍

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    randy_68
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    Nice rifle and great shooting. That's one gun I have never owned . Someday maybe.

    I might take the FWB 124 out next weekend.

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    L.Leon
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    Good shooting on those squirrels with that sweet rifle…

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    SteveV
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    Two shots, two squirrels? Your batting 1000 in my book –

     

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    Ranchibi
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    Wonderful shooting with your beautiful 97! Great way to christen her 👍.

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    MScottLeeman
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    Nice job! The HW97K is a Wonderful air rifle.

    Mike

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    TiredRooster
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    oldspook

    Good work.  Nice rifle.  =)

    Thank you…...it is quite a nice rifle. 

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    sonny

    looks like the work you put into that rifle paid off 👍

    Thanks sonny, I like to think that it did. I put quite a many hours into it and know every little piece and part because of that. But….this is one helluva solid, quality rifle from the get go.

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    L.Leon

    Good shooting on those squirrels with that sweet rifle…

    I appreciate that Mr. Leon. This rifle really is sweet. It shoots accurately so easily it literally makes me grin every time I shoot it.

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    SteveV

    Two shots, two squirrels? Your batting 1000 in my book –

     

    Ranchibi

    Wonderful shooting with your beautiful 97! Great way to christen her 👍.

    MScottLeeman

    Nice job! The HW97K is a Wonderful air rifle.

    Mike

    randy_68

    Nice rifle and great shooting. That's one gun I have never owned . Someday maybe.

    I might take the FWB 124 out next weekend.

    Yes sir fellas!.………..I really appreciate everyone reading and responding. The HW97K is absolutely a first class springer. It's laser accurate and I am quite pleased with it's performance as a hunting rifle. It's definitely got some heft to it, but I actually like that. The weight is by no means a draw back in my opinion. It helps in the accuracy department because it is easier to hold to steady.

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    TiredRooster

    Just had some fairly severe weather move through the state yesterday. Left quite a mess behind and about 95,000 of us without power. Today was a beautiful day though, however unusually warm. So, I made a quick trip to my favorite little spot to see if I could pick off a few squirrels this afternoon. I took my HW97K for it's maiden trip to the woods. I just finished getting it tuned up and had already shot it from my bench quite a bit. So, I knew it was accurate. But, nothing builds confidence in a rifle like being able to easily and consistently take game with it. Speaking for myself of course. It didn't let me down. I heard and saw quite a few squirrels. But, only two ever presented me with a descent shot that I felt comfortable taking. 

    I shot the first while walking along the edge of the woodline in the pasture. He was sitting on a limb right at 23 yards (25 yards is my zero). I dropped to a sitting/kneeling position and aimed at his head. Squeezed the trigger……and the pellet popped him right where it was supposed to. The second was taken while still hunting in the woods. He was also in a tree……..on his way down it anyway. Again, I was in a position that didn't allow for a prop on a tree side. So, I went to a sitting/kneeling position again and made another head shot. This one just a tad longer, at 28 yards. (I used a range finder to get the distances after each shot). The 97K performed beautifully in the field today. Granted, a bit of a slow afternoon. But, I only took two shots and it was dead eye on it! Looking forward to some more hunts with it……..it's a very nice and accurate springer.

     

    Thanks….TR

    Nice rifle. I just bought my first underlever  rifle today should have it in a week. Hatsan 150 vortex .22 couldn't pass it up for $179

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