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    Weihrauch Hw90 Or Hw97k

    Hi I am looking to purchase a new air rifle and have narrowed my choice down to either the weihrauch hw90 or the weihrauch hw97k.Which one would be the better for hunting.
    The hw90 is in .22 calibre and the hw97k is in .177 calibre.
    Having hunted with .22 weihrauch's in the past and had no poblems I am not sure about .177.How do they compare on a kill for kill basis as I have no wish to cause any suffering. Head shots out to 35yds have never been a problem and I would prefer to keep it that way.
    Any advice on either of the two guns and the calibre would be much appreciated.

    Steve

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    Both are nice rifles. I have a HW90, but not a HW97K -although I have shot them.
    The HW97K is probably the better rifle, for most people, but I prefer gasrams.
    I also mostly avoid underlever rifles as I don't like putting my fingers into a potential guillotine (the sliding breech).

    If you only shoot out to 35yds, then a .22 would be adequate to shoot that far and will be a more reliable stopper if your shot is not quite perfect. Anyone who says that the odd stray shot doesn't happen, is either very good, very lucky, or just plain lying.
    .22 will also have less harshness to shoot than a .177.

    Of the two, I would choose the HW90.22.
    Most forum members would suggest the HW97K.177.

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    Both will do the job admirably at these ranges.

    I would choose the the HW90 in .22, the faster lock time/recoil should proove to be an advantage.

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    hw 90 vs 97

    I have a hw 90 fac in .22 and cannot think of a better hunting gun , of the spring/ ram type. If you want to target shoot then the 97 is probably better but for hunting the 90 is the dogs dangleys! Hope this helps.

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    rather have the hw95,hw35k or the hw80k purely down to the better trigger/safety.

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    Considering getting rid of my hw97k because of the fiddly loading and the weight. I have arms like an orang-utan because of it.
    May change it for a 95
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    Re The Hw90/hw97k

    Hi and thanks for the input I think I'l go for the hw90 in .22 (stick with what I know)
    The rifle I'm interested in costs 290 and includes 3-9x40 scope (can't remember the make), and is also fitted with a screw on silencer.
    Does this seem a reasonable price.
    Once again thanks everyone for the help.

    Steve

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    300 would buy you a s/h s200 and a pump, much nicer, imo to hunt with.

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    had my HW90 stolen and i bought a S200 and hated it, power curve,always filling it, too light, not easy to load at night.
    get the HW90, brilliant guns

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    I just love my HW90, it has an ultra carbine .177 barrel (available from Theoben, I think all four calibres are available and they are an easy DIY fit. It's worth getting the pump adaptor from them too)
    I also have an AAS410 that lives in the cupboard.

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    Re Hw90/97k

    Hi thanks to all who replied I am going to go for the HW90.
    It seems that this appears to be the better choice.I will let you know how I get on,I am picking the rifle up in the morning.
    Once again thaks to everybody for their input.
    Steve

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    Re Hw90

    Have now had chance to try this rifle out,and all I can say is "awesome."
    This is one purchase I'm going to be happy with,although I hav'nt had the time to hunt yet (soon).
    Thanks for all the advice it has been much appreciated and valued.
    Steve

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    Enjoy your hunting Steve, you've made a great choice, top rifle, vastly underrated imho

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    Another vote for the HW95 ... feels like a real rifle. And go for the V-Glide treatment if you can
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedlam View Post
    had my HW90 stolen and i bought a S200 and hated it, power curve,always filling it, too light, not easy to load at night.
    get the HW90, brilliant guns
    ive got one at the moment and it brilliant the loading can be abit tricky but i never get tired arms when carrieing it. its a fantastic bit of kit fot the dosh.

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