Looking for some opinions/help.

Forums Springers, Pumpers, C02, & Replicas Looking for some opinions/help.

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    MScottLeeman
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     I've been contemplating a new springer,most likely an HW95 Lexus. I am looking for a relatively light,handy and ACCURATE hunter/plinker. I've read that the .22 HW barrels are pellet fussy and wondered if thats merely an exaggeration? I have a .177 Pro Sport and LGU and wouldn't mind a .22 so long as its not prone to ridiculously loopy trajectory (and Accurate!). I havent ruled out the 77/97 with the pricing from Krale being what it is. What kind of recommendations do You folks have? Thanks in advance for Your time,

                                                    Mike.

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    intenseaty22
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    I really like the HW95 Field Pro that AoA sells. Never had one, but I like it’s clean looks. The HW50 Hunter seems like a good choice for me too. It’s lighter and comes with everything you need. Most folk here say they are pretty accurate too. The 97/77 will be heavier I think.  People also swear by the HW35s and the Diana 34? (I don’t like the looks, but that many people may be on to something. 

    Good luck

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    NoLandBeyond
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    Hey man, I have the HW 30s, HW 50, HW 77K, HW 95, and HW 97K.

    The HW 30, 50, and 95 are in .177.

    The HW 77 and 97 are in .22.

    If I were you, I'd choose the HW 50 over the HW 95 for a very specific reason. My HW 95 is the Field Pro model from AOA. Came with the scope. This is the only springer I ever returned back to AOA thinking it had a broken spring due to how difficult of a time I had with it trying to get it to group. AOA checked it over and said it was operating as it should. I got it back and after much more shooting, I ended up realizing it was just very hold sensitive. If this had been a sub 12 ft lb model, it may have been fine, but then you might as well get the HW 50.

    The reason for the hold sensitivity comes mainly due to its light weight and full FAC power. If I had to choose a "do over" I'd have skipped buying the HW 95 and gone straight for the HW 50 which I just bought a few weeks ago and love.

    The HW50 is as close as you can get to a light weight springer with non-FAC power that the British have easy access to. It has just enough power to do pest control (sub 12 ft lbs) but is lighter than the weighty HW 97's, 77's, and Air Arms springers.

    Recommendation: Skip the HW95 and get the HW50 in .177.

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    MScottLeeman
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    Had a .177 34. Lookin for something shorter and handier. The 34 was longer than a Lifetime movie!

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    MScottLeeman
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    NoLandBeyond, I do believe You sold me! Looks to be just the ticket. Easy to shoot,accurate and sensible power. Thanks!

                                                   Mike.

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    spysir
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    And then grab another 34 ( on sale for under $200 darn!) and chop the barrel down to carbine length.  I mean unless this is your last airgun. Maybe a 54 with an 8" barrel? Not too loopy in .22 there.

     

    John

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    intenseaty22
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    It’s funny how the Eurpean spring gun manufacturers make sure Spring guns coming States side are FAC, and we almost immediately tune them down to 12. 

    It is interesting to hear about the 95. I have heard it’s power weight balance is not optimal, but I wonder what a 12fpe Vortek or JM spring would do for it? 

    That being said, I like the HW50 Hunter a lot. Comes with a moderator, scope, and swivels. That scope may not be optimal, but it is really nice clear glass. But given my experience with springers, I would still change the spring (just because) Only thing I wish most of the break barrels had a positive lock like the 35 or LGV. Just gives me a feeling of confidence. 

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    Hynzie
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    The one kaylandy HW 97 i believe at KRAL GREAT PRICE 

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    MScottLeeman
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    As an update,I just ordered a .177 HW50S today from A.O.A. Thanks for the input guys!

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    intenseaty22
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    Sweet! Keep us posted. 

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    MScottLeeman
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    I will,for sure! I have an R7 in .177 and it totally lost its accuracy. I'm telling ya I have covered Every Single Base with it aside from replacing the barrel. Thats next. I Really miss having an accurate,smaller/handy springer just to futz around with and blast sparrows/starlings. I have my Diana 75 T01U that is CRAZY accurate…but its kinda big and not something I plan on lugging around in the woods. If the 50 is buzzy and twangy after a tin or two,it's an easy fix and I'm really excited for its arrival next week. In keeping with the small/lightweight theme,I have a 3-12 Bugbuster (side focus) sitting around to toss on it. Thanks again Man!

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    intenseaty22
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    I can totally relate. I have the HW30s Urban Pro variant, and so far, knock on wood, has been really good to me. Frankly, at this point I would consider keeping it for parts and picking up another one instead of changing the barrel. They are fairly cheap. Or sell it for parts if the 50 is replacing it. 

     

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    MadMike
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    Your gonna love the 50s Hunter. Its the Urban Pros bigger brother. I'm still breaking mine in, but its super accurate and more thud than twang. Just as backyard friendly but with more power to reach out with. I replaced the nice scope that came on it with a Hawke 3-9×40 Airmax. Perfect combo for awsome backyard fun.

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