Weihrauch HW97kt

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    brad870
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    brad870
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    I am sold on Weihrauch.  They make a great gun that shoots as good as any springer.  No tuning really needed in my honest opinion.

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    Kdog
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    My favorite springer

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    greenterror
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     Congrat's on the new rifle. Beautiful 77 you have there too!

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    northlander30
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    Very nice!

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    Coldair
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    If you tune it for more power it won't be as accurate, it will be a lot harder to shoot straight.

    I have several 97s and some are tuned and some are not. Believe it or not the most buzzy

    twangy untouched one of them is the most accurate. I had one tuned for less power and it

    was the most accurate one I had ever shot and regret selling it.

    These guns are designed to be target guns and not magnum powerhouse guns.

    When I realized this for myself after buying several of them including several I had tuned, I 

    purchased an RWS54 then 2 more 54s then a 56TH they are long distance shooting powerhouses

    shooting 22-23fpe in 22 and 19fpe in 177. I prefer the 54 over the 56.

    I have a variety of 77s and 97s with different stocks, finishes and calibers. Very nice guns.

    I am a collector as well as a shooter.

    CA

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    DualMagMike
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    Tuned mine with a Vortek kit, it's considerably more powerful, more consistent, more accurate and zero twang.

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    elh0102
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    Thought I sent this yesterday, must have screwed it up. Anyway, I seldom shoot my only spring gun anymore, an HW 97 in .177 with 12 fpe Vortek kit. As it happens, I shot a group with it yesterday, 5 shots at 25 yards, attached. Given my poor ability to shoot spring guns, this is a testimony to the rifle.

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    Coldair

    If you tune it for more power it won't be as accurate, it will be a lot harder to shoot straight.

    I have several 97s and some are tuned and some are not. Believe it or not the most buzzy

    twangy untouched one of them is the most accurate. I had one tuned for less power and it

    was the most accurate one I had ever shot and regret selling it.

    These guns are designed to be target guns and not magnum powerhouse guns.

    When I realized this for myself after buying several of them including several I had tuned, I 

    purchased an RWS54 then 2 more 54s then a 56TH they are long distance shooting powerhouses

    shooting 22-23fpe in 22 and 19fpe in 177. I prefer the 54 over the 56.

    I have a variety of 77s and 97s with different stocks, finishes and calibers. Very nice guns.

    I am a collector as well as a shooter.

    CA

    I have since changed my mind about more power. it doesn't need it! I bought this gun to hopefully find somewhere local to start shooting Field Target. It delivers in and around 17-18FPE as it is and that is plenty. Besides if I want some horsepower down range I own 2 Hatsan .25 cal springers that'll get the job done. The 125TH delivers almost 34FPE with 26gr Polymags and the 105X Torpedo underlever delivers about 25-26FPE with the same pellet.

    I am just going to tune it myself, polish the internals, piston and spring and clean out the Vasoline Weihrauch uses and add my own blend of Moly to it. 

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    My favorite springer

    K dog, where did you get that beautiful laminated thumbhole stock you have on your one 97 in the picture?

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    I was terrified to open up my HW97k, but with the help of some YouTube tutorials it proved to be fairly straightforward.  Of particular note, you do not need a spring compressor tool.  Dropping in an aftermarket kit (VORTEC) was doable for me as a first-timer inside the gun.  I really had no choice, as the factory spring was broken fairly early on in our relationship.   I have no idea why it broke (no, I never dry fired it), but the replacement has improved power and accuracy as expected.

    I'm thinking of getting a new HW97k from Krale to possibly be used in FT. While the 20 joule version seems readily available the 16joule is only occasionally in stock. Would you prefer to wait for a Factory tuned 16j gun or get the 20j and have it tuned to < 12fpe?          Uj

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    Would you do the spring swap yourself or pay for someone to do it. If you are going to do it then it's just the price of a spring kit to consider. And you will get a better spring that will smooth out the gun that way. But if you are going to pay someone to do the spring swap  (and a tune?) I think I would buy the 12 ftlbs gun and shoot it. Wish they sold a 12ft.lbs version of the Pro Sport here in the U.S.

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    Oh no I would do it myself, I am looking for a kit with a little more power, I chronographed it the other night with Crosman 14.3gr and was averaging 700 FPS or 15.5FPE. I was told to get a Macari kit for it, but I am in Canada and the Vortek kit is about the only kit I can find and it is rated up to 17FPE with the spacer washers included. On the Weihrauch group on Facebook a guy told me he installed the Macari kit and is getting 19FPE out of HW97 now. Whether that's true or not. I would be happy with 17FPE out of it.

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    DualMagMike
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    that was likely me and yes 19fpe in .22 with max spacers and buttoned piston and custom seal

     

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    DualMagMike

    that was likely me and yes 19fpe in .22 with max spacers and buttoned piston and custom seal

     

    Likely was you lol. Where did you get the Macari tune kit?

     

    Guys if you are on facebook, please come join my group 

     

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    my 97kt blackline in  177 is tuned to 12 fpe.and a hunny to shoot.

     

    pic is my two favorites,  my tx hc.22 and the 97  blackline 

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    DualMagMike
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    I got the Macarri kit direct from him, Air Rifle Headquarters

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    My favorite springer

    K dog, where did you get that beautiful laminated thumbhole stock you have on your one 97 in the picture?

    It was a Maccari DIY stock i picked up a few years ago.

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    Brislee
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    Ah, should have known. Jim made some beautiful stocks. Very nice.

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