HW97k .177 and Theoben SLR 98 .177 TH carbine

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    JohnnyPiston
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    Not too shabby. 

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    Serenity with an SLR 98 .177 TH: relaxing a bit with this fine Theoben and sharing some thoughts on video about the rifle's features while leisurely taking 3 shots:

     

    3/3 inside the 1/2" KZ

    How about we peel away the lead cluster. Almost pellet on pellet. 

    Simply beautiful. Even with the CF pickle.

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    If i could jump in and ask a question.  Does anyone know the total number of Slr's that were produced? Berman or otherwise? I spent last evening searching but no luck.  I did see a serial number of 405 so assume there's at least that many.

     

    Just wondering how many are out there.

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    Sammi68

    If i could jump in and ask a question.  Does anyone know the total number of Slr's that were produced? Berman or otherwise? I spent last evening searching but no luck.  I did see a serial number of 405 so assume there's at least that many.

     

    Just wondering how many are out there.

    I have seen SN's as high as the mid 900's. In .177 cal, 300 were made. The earlier SLR 98's were .22 cal, and had the offcenter fill valve (located in the upper third of the back of the receiver). They had double line lettering and machining marks could be seen on the recessed area of the underlever😉. I've owned several and the earlier SLR 98s reek of quality, and have a charm and magic about them.

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    Picked up this near mint Bluesy that was purchased through AOA recently. The original owner had a Vortek tune kit installed by AOA, shooting a bit over 13fpe. Note the change to the heel of the buttstock. Anyone else receive one recently that had this or any other change to the stock design?

    Very accurate indeed. Seated 5 shot groups at 25 yards in mild breezes. Flip flops, shorts and a slow and deliberate trigger pull😉

     

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    LDamm
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    Very nice shooting Jonathon.

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    Thanks Larry. 

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    thumper
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    The new HW50 and HW30 have similar cutouts on their "redesigned" stocks. Weihrauch claims its to better suit bench shooting. I think they are trying to get a bit of the look of stocks that have the cutout for a rear bag or support. Like the RAW LRT stocks.

    First I've seen of any changes on the underlevers, wonder if it will be an "across the board thing"? I don't love it personally, but don't hate it either. 

    Nice guns and shooting bud. 

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    The 97k .177 Bluesy from a few posts up (on the red pillows) has undergone some changes.

    Stripped, excess weight in piston removed, preload adjusted via notch position on tophat, spring ends polished, sized the Vortek piston seal, relubed, and Rekord trigger assembly replaced with a Luke Jolly tuned unit w/ straight Rowan blade.

    Cocking effort stiff and shot cycle still has an abrupt 'knock' characteristic to it but there's less reticle movement after firing than before. At the end of the day, its all about the accuracy. And this 97k is exceptional.

    5 shot group, POA was a Sharpie dot, seated FT position off the bare knee, JSB 8.4 Exacts, mild cross breeze, 23 yards. Tight group! Shots 4 and 5 touched very little paper and hit brush downrange. Had to stay cool for shot 5 (I had lots of coffee).

    Right at 13fpe.

     

    I'm going to leave this rig as is for now. Next up will be some 55 yard group therapy 😉.

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    Fuciliere
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    👌 Nice hole there JP with the bluesy

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    LDamm
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    Jon, very nice rig and shooting.

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