New springer in da house!

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    MScottLeeman
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      Just took delivery of my new HW50 in .177 and Soo glad I settled on this model! I was thinking of getting the HW95 as a lightweight hunter/pester/plinker. Thing is,I wanted something easy to shoot ,easy to cock, had enough steam to bag squirrels/rabbits and lug through the woods.

      I read some reviews that complained about high cocking effort (!?!) and thankfully dismissed them. It was a little twangy so I put about 200 rds through it today and fiddled with it some…nothing excessive,and it's settling down some. Very accurate! Dime size 25 yd groups,and I'm sure it will improve some as it breaks in.

      All said,it's a Very nice looking little rifle thanks in part to the well thought out Minnelli stock. I just want to give a shout-out to NoLandBeyond for recommending this to me! Great Advice! Thank You Sir!!

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    NoLandBeyond
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    You're welcome! I have the same one in .177 and decided to shoot it open sights and it has not disappointed! Enjoy your new rifle!

    Let us know what pellets your gun prefers. So far I'm shooting Crosman 10.3g pellets and they're just fine for 15 yards open sight shooting.

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    intenseaty22
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    No pics? Groups? It hasn’t happened! 

    What’s the word on this gun in regards to Barrel Droop if anyone knows? How’s the locking mechanism? 

    Oh, yeah…,..Congrats! 

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    MScottLeeman
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    LOL! Barrel droop is mimimal and the lock-up is quite solid,much more so than the ball type detent on the R7. It doesn't have quite as much of a crisp snap on lock-up as my Walther Terrus,however.I didn't chrony it yet but it was averaging 738 with 8.64g H&N FTT's out of the box according to AOA. I'll get some pics up asap,today I was scurrying around like a rat on a sinking ship.

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    Windmill01
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    ” I was scurrying around like a rat on a sinking ship.”

    Mike at least you had something to shoot whilst the ship was sinking?

    Gary

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    Richardo
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    Congratulations. A excellent choice. Last night I ordered a Maccari SG2 kit for one of mine. It’ll be really interesting to see how it performs after the kit is fitted. 

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    Windmill01
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    Richardo I don’t want to hijack Mikes thread but are there any restrictions on airrifles in the land of the great white cloud.

    Gary

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    Richardo
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    Hi Gary. The only restriction is that to own a PCP rifle, or a multi shot PCPpistol, a firearms licence is required. If you are over 18 years or older there are no other restrictions.  However we don’t have the same variety or airguns that are available in the US, for example.

    Cheers. Richard. 

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    MScottLeeman
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    HW50

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    MScottLeeman
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    25 yds with AA 8.44/4.52's 10 shots.

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    intenseaty22
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    ? Nice! Did you chrony it? Sweet group. I like those 8.44s a lot. 

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    Crutcherro1
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    I’m getting more and more interested in springers. I love the simplicity of picking up a springer and a tin of pellets. I have three, all in .177 and I’m trying to justify another one. I currently have a Diana Pro compact with a Vortex 12 ftlb kit, a LGV 12 ftlb and a Beeman R7.

    What are your thoughts about what a HW50, either .177 or .22 and can do it do anything that my current rifles can’t. I hope that there is some reason to justify another rifle. Thanks…

    Randy

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    MScottLeeman
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    I did chrony it a while back with AA 8.44's and still have the string on my ProChrono. Hi=777. Low=766. Ave=771. Es=11 .Sd=3 over 20 shots. Not too shabby! 

      And Randy,my choice was/is .177,it's smaller and lighter than the Diana and the Walther and shooting at approximately 11.14 ft lbs. So quite a bit more oomph than the R7,nearly identical accuracy and just a touch bigger…but not much at all. Despite some reviews I've read,I found the cocking effort is very easy and smooth. Easily qualifies as an all-day plinker or target gun with enough power for pesting plus hunting squirrels and rabbits. Finally,the Minnelli stock is well proportioned and Very easy on the eyes. It's simply a Great little package overall.     …does that help? LOL!

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    Crutcherro1
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    Yes that helps! Thanks… She’s a great looking and shooting gun. 

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