Date: 22/1/2017 5:31

Customer Reviews by Ned from USA

Feinwerkbau 700 Aluminum, Blue

Feinwerkbau-FWB Feinwerkbau 700 Aluminum, Blue Air rifle
Review entered on 2010-03-08 06:09:57

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By Ned from USA on 2010-03-08
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5.04 ratings

Things I liked: State-of-the-art match air-rifle with uncompromising accuracy at 10m. If you don't shoot a 10 with every shot, don't blame the rifle. It will put 5 pellets through one hole at 10m, and the proof is stuck right to the front-page of the owner's manual in the form of the centre of a test-target. It has one hole, and 5 pellets went through it! Totally recoll-less, even the tiny acceleration of the 8.5gr pellet moving is cancelled out by a recoil-absorber behind the loading-port. The only clue that the rifle has discharged is a sharp "snap" . Loading is a breeze - open loading-port lever, insert pellet, close lever, aim & shoot. Everything on this rifle is adjustable. Trigger weight, pull, slack, position. Length of pull, cant, height of cheekpiece, position and cant of fore-end, angle of the hand-grip both fore-and-aft and in rotation. It's well worth taking the time to custom-fit this machine to your physique so the sights fall into line effortlessly every time you mount the rifle to your shoulder. A spare cylinder is probably the best investment you can make as far as accessories go. Cylinders charge to 200Bar (3000psi) and a DIN-threaded fill-adapter is supplied. A yoke can be bought at SCUBA shops to adapt the fill-adapter to the K-valve still found on many SCUBA-tanks. Alternatively, a hand-pump (Hill, FX, Axsor etc) can be used. I prefer the SCUBA-tank. One cylinder will easily shoot four 60-shot matches. This is simply a perfect 10m shooting-machine.

Things I would have changed: This is a long rifle, and some people find it tends to be a little muzzle-heavy. In the UK, some shooters have shortened the outer barrel-shroud by an inch or so. I'm not so sure this is entirely necessary for any but the most diminuitive of shooters. The barrel proper is only about 18 inches long and sits inside the silver "barrel" which is in fact a shroud for protection and for mounting the foresight and foresight-holder. Before undertaking any such modification, learn to shoot this rifle properly. Get coaching in the correct stance, learn to use a shooting-glove and jacket, and then see if the balance is still too muzzle-heavy. About the only other thing possibly worth mentioning is the rear aperture-sight is not adjustable for size of aperture. For most shooters this is of no consequence, but some shooters may wish to replace it with a Gehmann or Anschutz aperture with an adjustable iris. I have a P700 with an adjustable iris and one with the standard aperture and for me there is really no discernable difference.

What others should know: There are four principal manufacturers of match air-rifles for 10m competition; Anschutz, Steyr, Walther and Feinwerkbau. From my observations, the Feinwerkbau seems to outnumber the others. You can't argue with success.