HW80 177 in L hand stock. Convert or not?
I bought the above air rifle on Friday knowing that it was a bit "rough" but intending to tidy up the internals and give the stock a bit of TLC. After a quick strip down I realised that it's going to take a lot more work then I planned (been here before folks! ) and began to think about converting it to a gasram whilst I'm at it.
My question for you guys is: will fitting a gasram reduce its value?
I've always wanted another 80 since I sold my last one about fifteen years ago, as I intend for this one to be a "keeper" should it be kept in original condition or are "improvements" allowed?
Thanks for asking the time to read this and if possible giving me the benefit of your greater experience!
There are many of these rifles around, so it's not going to be an 'investment' type of gun. You could spend alot of money on uprating it to a gasram, but unless you are going to put it on-ticket as an FAC rifle - never a great idea with a .177 springer - it would be better to fit a V-Mach or Welsh Willy tuning kit or put something together of your own (fitted guides, good spring, piston sleeve, Maccari washer etc).
Good luck with the rebuild.
I'd say yes.
Originally Posted by Meersbrook
Although the HW90 has a following, most people's opinion of a 'ram' in a springer is - they'd rather have athletes foot.
Generally, rams are harsh and like to break scopes. They're also not all that reliable.
Is the piston kaput in your 80?