Incredible classic HW98 springer!

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    shawnlyndy
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    A couple of dime size groups at 30 yards! Pcp’s accuracy in a spring gun. Based on the HW95 action with adjustable stock and barrel sleeve. I have really enjoyed this rifle. Excellent quality and shootability. One I am proud to own. Groups shot with cheap Walmart crossman pellets. It’s a good thing because the rifle itself was quite an outlay.Also shot in pretty stiff Oklahoma winds. Beautiful day otherwise.

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    30cal
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    Very nice! I have been looking at these for a while. Still trying to decide on a nice springer. You are the first person I have come across that has a 98. Is that a shrouded barrel? They call it a sleeve but does it quiet it? Sharp looking gun! I really like the adjustable cheek piece and butt pad.

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    shawnlyndy
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    No, it does not quiet the gun. It cuts down on vibration and steadies the barrel on firing. I have 18 great quality springers. This one rates in the top 3. With the tx 200, LGU. The LGU is the easiest to shoot well. It is very forgiving. The HW98 is the lightest and easiest to load but you have to be very consistent with your hold. Takes 400 or so shots to notice reduction in vibration and things smoothing out and finding your groove. Shoots well from sticks. The LGU shot great out of the box. Literally no break in period.

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    shawnlyndy
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    That’s the thing I love about springers. They each have their own personality!

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    greenterror
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    Super nice Shawn. Great collection of springers!

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    justicedealt
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    I know it’s not a 98, but my G2 actually LOVES the 14.3 gr. Crosman Domes. After I learned to shoot it accurately, it groups very very well. Headshots are common place lol.

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    Brazos
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    Congrats on what I believe to be the best piston rifle made.  I would put mine up against anything.

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    shawnlyndy
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    Yes. I love my underlevers but it’s much nicer loading a great break barrel.

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    AG72
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    I have been drooling at this model for a while, want one in either 177 or 20, but i also want a hw97 in thumbhole stock in 20, have a hw97k in 22 now, and a hw50s in 177, so it’s a hard decision…. Could you please post the image again, it’s gone, or some moore on the gun, they are beutiful!

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    Joeb631
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    WOW, AS I FONDLE MY HW97 WITH A THUMBHOLE WAITING AT THE DOOR FOR HOPE AOA DELIVERS MY HW30 ONE DAY EARLIER WONDERING WHAT WILL BE  MY NEXT SPRINGER. I AM NOT NEW TO GUNS ,BUT NEW TO QUALITY AIR RIFLES . I ,BEFORE I GET INTO ( AND MAY NEVER) PCP WOULD LOVE TO OWN A GREAT SELECTION OF SPRINGERS. ALL THE WEIHRACHS,A DIANA THUMBHOLE AND A AIR ARMS SPRINGER.
    AM I NORMAL?

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    AG72
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    Joeb631, Yes you are normal, or we all are crazy…

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    PhatMan
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    shawnlyndy,

    Lovely :)

    I have the HW95 Super Match, which is a 95 action in a 98 stock, with the barrel shroud, and grooved for iron sights up front.

    In effect a 98 for iron sights.

    The 95/98 are superb rifles, and shoot beautifully – so accurate – mine really likes 4.52 JSB Express (7.88 gr.)

    For best balance in shooting cycle, the 95/98 have slightly too long a stroke – short-stroking them 10 to 15 mm makes the shot cycle sublime.

    Have fun & a good weekend :)

    Best regards

    Russ

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