Is this hw57 worth buying?
Hey fellow airgunners,
I have made this thread to ask whether this hw57 is worth buying. Well the situation so far;
I have never had a rifle before so this will be my first, i have good places to shoot and have a very good local club.
A little about the gun, it is a nearly new hw57 bought in september but hasn't been broken in fully yet.There are no marks or scratches of any sort, its from a trusted freind also.
The cal is .177 which i think is fine for shooting cans, paper targets and maybe a rat or two.
It comes with a tin of accupel pellets and a rubbish little scope. The scope is off a rat catcher so will do until i got a decent one.
He told me he would sell for 150 pound cash, Is this a good price for this rifle?
not really...for another £40 you can buy a new 1 with a guarantee.
there are better rifles for that money.
What sort of better rifle could i get for 150 pound?
With a scope
the scope offered going by your description of the scope i wouldn't include it into the equation...what size is it?
I think it is 4x15
Ok i will have a look at the other rifles,
Is the 35 sub 12ftlb?
the 35 is sub 12ftlb and a great first gun, so are the others ikarama has suggested good advice,
hmm, i have used a 57, and they are very accurate,
for a £150, i think that is a good deal if its basically in new condition anyway, and as for .177 hunting, perhaps the best calibre for the job in my opinion
Ahh i don't know what to do know, Looking at hw35 and they seem quite nice. What would be a rough price for one with a scope?
Not the best HW, i don't like them and would buy a much better gun for the money. HW80's 77's and 35's ect come up for that money on here. The scope is worthless. Not a great gun as the loading port is naff and it is basically an economic version of a decent under lever. stick with the 95.
you can pick a reasonable hw35 up for around £100 leaving you with a fair amount of cash to buy a decent used scope.
if you are going to shoot rats then go for a .22
I am biased on this. Every one can argue later.
First of all you can get the rifle new for an extra 30pound, so unless its like new I wouldn't bother. As stated the scope aint worth anything, no offence to the seller.
As for is the gun good enough,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,YES.
I had trouble with one of these when I purchased one new. Found it impossible to zero for a few months.
First of all it needs at least 2 tins of pellets through it for it to settle down.
When you have managed this you need to look at your pellet choice.
I did try every popular make and found in the end, their was only one that was capable of pellet on pellet. RWS superdomes.
If I was to buy another springer, this is one that will be on my list.
It's light, accurate, well built, reliable and a lot easier to load than a 97/77/tx200 due to its pop up port(witch must be lubed or the action becomes very stiff).
If you do decide to purchase it, then save up 65pound for a sensible scope and you won't regret it.
Hope this helps
Yeah i know about the shoddy scope hehe. He was chucking that in for free,
Ok i think i am going to go for a hw35. Cheers lads, Also would a scope like a 3x9x30 be ok?
more than enough.
Try our site sponser as they have some very good value for money scopes that will be more than you need. as little as 3-9x50 =30pound.
i'd look in the sales section,you will find your £150 will go a long way.
Originally Posted by mongo
Originally Posted by ikarma70