HFT/Gunslinger w/ Weihrauch HW98 Experience?

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    Padd
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    I'm considering a backup Springer for HFT and a primary for Gunslinger. I'm strongly considering a Weihrauch HW98 Air Rifle. My primary HFT is a Air Arms TX200 MKIII and I love it. The TX200 is definitely not one you can load fast for gunslinger competitions. Does anyone have any experience with the HW98 used in FT or HFT or Gunslinger that they could share? I'm looking for the good, bad and the ugly. lol Thanks

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    Brazos
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    I don't know anything about the gunslinger competition but the HW98 will be as accurate or more accurate than your TX200.  Since it sounds like you need to load fast in the gunslinger competition it will absolutely beat a TX200.  

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    Kdog
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    My best time ever practicing for the Pyramid Air gunslinger event was just under 2 minutes and that was with my HW97. 16 shots with no misses practicing at home with actual metal silhouette  targets chickens,pigs,turkeys and rams. I haven't practiced in a few years and timed myself the other day and i was consistently in the 2 1/2 minute range shooting 18 shots at paper,,,,figured a few extra shots for some misses,,,this was with a AA Prosport with a stiff cocking effort shooting 16ft lbs. In my opinion its not what gun you use but more how fast you can handle the pellets and get back on target. Of course the more you practice the better you get but id say if you can get it down to the 2 minute range with a springer than your doing pretty well. I constantly did things differently and timed myself what was the fastest way to do everything involved in the process,,,,every second counts.

    Also it has been my experience that under levers are more accurate than break barrels for field target work. Look to see what the top springer HFT shooters are using and that will tell you alot.

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    Padd
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    Thanks for your incite Kdog. What type of scope works best for Gunslinger have you found? 

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    Padd
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    Thanks Brazos. What experience do you have with both the the TX200 MKIII and the HW98 to make such a statement? I have zero experience with the HW98 so far and only about a thousand rounds through my relatively new TX200. The TX200 accuracy went up drastically once I put 100 rounds of over sized pellets through it. I think the barrel just needed cleaning from the factory coatings on it. That's my guess. Now it'll out-shoot me every time. If it shoots better than that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. At the Pyramid Air Cup this year I saw a guy shooting a HW98 but I didn't get a chance to speak to him. He seemed to be having problems. I would guess it was the scope or the mounts, not the gun. But I would like to know how others have made out with the HW98 in real life. 

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    Coldair
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    I don't know what Gunslinger is but I had an HW98 and IMHO it is an R9/HW95 with a fancier stock with adjustable cheekpiece and a bull barrel.

    I have an R9 and can suggest either R9 or HW95 and personally don't think it is worth the extra money and you can have open sights for the non 98.

    I have a couple of HW97s too and if you have to load and shoot quickly, the breakbarrel with a couple of loaded pellet pens should be faster.

    Accuracy is about the same among all that was discussed.

    Too bad something like the Gamo Swarm Maxxim isn't quite up to the accuracy standards of the HWs otherwise that would reign king if it came to fast firing since it has a magazine.

    CA

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    Brazos
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    I own both the TX200 and the HW98.  The 98 is just as accurate as the 200 and easier to load.  So to answer your question that is my experience with both rifles.

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    lrg4you
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    Which is the best pellete you use for Weihrauch HW98 .22 cal ? 

     

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