Weihrauch HW44 Air Pistol FAC Version

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    slcrcflyer
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    Hello everyone this is my first review post so I hope everyone enjoys it. I didn’t see a lot of reviews for the FAC version, so I thought I would share. I picked this up at Airguns’s of Arizona, again treated with great customer service, and fast free shipping. This is in no way a solicited review. 

    Weihrauch HW44 Air Pistol, FAC Version

     

     

     

     

     

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    Coldair
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    Thanks for sharing your effort is well appreciated here, I would send it back for a replacement because I believe its not normal to have POI shift for the first five shots then it wanders from right to left like you stated especially if you only have 20 shots per fill and that is one expensive sporter pistol with a regulator and I can swallow if it was unregulated and just fill to a lower starting pressure OK to compensate for the bell curve. I don't understand your statement about this being the most accurate pistol you have ever shot even comparing it to PCP rifles if it wanders like that. This may sound critical but you will probably be much happier with a replacement because this is the first review I noticed this wandering shifting POI and I had some thoughts about eventually buying one in 177. It could be the regulator or ???…

    If they are ALL shooting like this then I personally wouldn't buy one for half the price. I really honestly think you got a bad one based on the other reviews I researched.

    I try my very best to do my due dilligence before buying a new model gun whether its a rifle or pistol.

    Your post just saved a lot of readers a lot of money!

    CA

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    rangur1
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    I have this exact pistol in 22 cal. Tack driver all day. If you are getting poi shifts , possible pellet clip? Ever so slight bend on moderator as it was mounted to barrel? All I can think of.

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    ctshooter
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    I picked up the HW44 in .177 during Pyramids Black Friday sale and I've been super happy with it. The only other very high quality pistol I own is a .22 Ocelot and this pistol blow it out of the water in all respects except both have amazing accuracy. I put on a 2x pistol scope and a bipod and from 16 yards I was putting pellet on pellet. Something is definitely up with yours. Try shooting into some old shirts or something soft that won't deform the pellets and see if you see any clipping like other mentioned. 

    As far as value there are not a lot of high quality PCP pistols out there and this may be the best of the bunch until you step up to competition level pistols. It's accurate, light, shoot hard for its size (ootb 8.44 gr .177 JSBs @ 810fps), amazing trigger, the magazine loading system works great, pic rails top and bottom front. I really feel this is one of, if not the best, PCP pistol available right now.

    I am wondering, for other USA purchasers, if you've tried to get the moderator off? Looking at the screws it appears they're just grub screw that had a top attached to them with the screw head that sheared itself off when the screw was tightened enough. I was thinking of trying to use a dremel to cut a groove in the screw and then use a flat head to untighten, but they may have used thread lock in addition.

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    jarmstrong
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    I can not hear a word the gentleman says in this video, so with that understanding, I ask.  (I have poor hearing,please forgive me)

    1 did he clean the barrel

    2 has he shot 60 or so shots after cleaning

    3 how good of a marksman is he

    the HW pcps 44, 110, 100 have great barrels, great magazines and great triggers!

    Yes, I do own a HW110

     

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    slcrcflyer
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    Thanks for all the replies. I did re-seat the moderator and it seems to have done the trick. It does not seem like it’s hunting anymore after five shots. Thanks for the advice!😄

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    Coldair
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    👌 WHEW!

     

    CA

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    slcrcflyer
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    UPDATE: in addition to re-seating the moderator I experimented with 4 other .177 pellet types that I had and I shot the best group of 5 shots at 17 yards at 3x on the scope, putting in a group that was the size of a .22 caliber pellet. The best pellet in my HW44 is the JSB Diablo 10.34 gr. Wow this is awesome! I can't wait for the snow to stop so I can see what it can do at 25 and 50 yards. Looks like she's dialed in now.

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    jarmstrong
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    Well, that answers question #3, you can out shoot me. Nice shooting 👍

    my other 2 questions, do not matter now, Please do let us know how do at longer ranges

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    Str8tshooter
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    👍  Thanks! This pistol in 1.77 is on my short list.

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    Crowman
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     I have had the HW 44 in .177 for two days now shot over 500 pellets through it Loves any pellet in the 7.9 grain range Crossman JSB are RWS But the10.5 grain premier not so much From 200 bar to 120 I’m getting 40 good shots not so much at first maybe it broke it self in . Sighted  it in at10 yards ,At 25 yards dead on at 30 yards 1/2 inch group 40 yards 1Inch drop I give this pistol Five stars for  being so quiet (Trigger)  40 shots per Fill  & 41/2 half stars for  The magazine takes two hands to load magazine ,safety , and a 40 yard drop Purchased this pistol at Pyramyd Air $899 -15% still expensive but I think I’ll keep it 👍

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    Crowman

     I have had the HW 44 in .177 for two days now shot over 500 pellets through it Loves any pellet in the 7.9 grain range Crossman JSB are RWS But the10.5 grain premier not so much From 200 bar to 120 I’m getting 40 good shots not so much at first maybe it broke it self in . Sighted  it in at10 yards ,At 25 yards dead on at 30 yards 1/2 inch group 40 yards 1Inch drop I give this pistol Five stars for  being so quiet (Trigger)  40 shots per Fill  & 41/2 half stars for  The magazine takes two hands to load magazine ,safety , and a 40 yard drop Purchased this pistol at Pyramyd Air $899 -15% still expensive but I think I’ll keep it 👍

    `How are you getting 40 shots on a fill? I only get a bit over 20 in .177. Have you chrono'd the 7.9 pellets? Did you loosen the hammer spring?

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    `How are you getting 40 shots on a fill? I only get a bit over 20 in .177. Have you chrono'd the 7.9 pellets? Did you loosen the hammer spring?      I haven’t done anything to the pistol . I started out getting around 25 shots per Fill.  The more I shot the better the  shot count . I will get out my Chrono  tomorrow give you FPS    I am at  over  1500 shots                                  

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    rangur1
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    thats damn impressive, 40 shots?. i started at about 15 shots now its about 18. mine is a .22  and yes , i find it is a great pistol.

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    Crowman
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    Chrono results for HW 44 Crossman Premier  hollow points 7.9 Gr  Weather conditions sunny  39° 1-644.3 5-650.3 10-656.8 15-664.8 20-667.3 25-667.3 30-677.3 35-684.6 40-697.9    JSB Diabolo 7.87 Gr 1-660.9 5-689.4 10-686.7 15-696.8 20-706.5  I can only do 20 because of the sun Interfering with my Chrono 

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    bandg
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    Not too much off topic but is the moderator completely removable on these pistols?  Certainly would like to get one but it looks awfully long with that on and I don't need it for my area.

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    Coldair
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    I believe they are held on by some set screws and can be easily removed.

    I believe the included moderator reflects the high cost of this pistol.

    I would inquire if you can buy one without it to save you some money.

    CA

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    Crowman
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     You should refer back to Ctshooter  POST on December 2 about the moderator 

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    slcrcflyer
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    two set screws holding it on and that's it

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    ctshooter
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    Crowman

    Chrono results for HW 44 Crossman Premier  hollow points 7.9 Gr  Weather conditions sunny  39° 1-644.3 5-650.3 10-656.8 15-664.8 20-667.3 25-667.3 30-677.3 35-684.6 40-697.9    JSB Diabolo 7.87 Gr 1-660.9 5-689.4 10-686.7 15-696.8 20-706.5  I can only do 20 because of the sun Interfering with my Chrono 

    Ahh – okay. Your's is shooting 150 fps lower than mine – is that ootb? Odd – mine is set around 805fps with 8.4gr JSBs which seems to be closer to the quoted spec.

    Crowman

     You should refer back to Ctshooter  POST on December 2 about the moderator 

    Yes – if you get the US version from Pyramid expect it to be permanently attached. Still trying to figure out how to get it off cleanly so I can clean the barrel. I hate having to run cleaning clothes through a moderator.

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