HW 50S Breakbarrel Rifle reviews - page 1

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Overall rating:5.0

Value for money:5.0

Accuracy:5.0

By JamesM. from USA on 2007-09-08 13:19:32

Things I liked: Light weight and carbine length. More power than the R7 less than the R9. Perfect in between power level. Front site and inserts plus the micrometer too.

Things I would have changed: Maybe the cocking linkage. Little strange cocking effort but once you get used to it no problem. Checkered stock would be nice.

What others should know: Mines 177 caliber and I like it alot.

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Overall rating:3.0

Value for money:4.0

Accuracy:5.0

By Samuel from USA on 2007-11-05 19:24:55

Things I liked: The trigger is great, the rifle is very accurate and the barrel lockup is solid.

Things I would have changed: With the strange barrel linkage the gun really would benefit from a longer barrel, it takes about the same effort to cock as my R10. My gun is also heavier than the spec. but this may vary with wood density from gun to gun.

What others should know: I waited until I had 7-800 rounds through the gun before saying my gun could really use a tune. It does vibrate more than I am use to and I am comparing it to an HW80,FWB124,R10,HW30 and an HW55. However it is less hold sensitive than the first 3. It could still smooth out but I am thinking an oversized piston seal and spring guide would give it that satisfying thud firing cycle.

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    By Samuel from USA on 2007-11-05
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    Things I liked: The trigger is great, the rifle is very accurate and the barrel lockup is solid.

    Things I would have changed: With the strange barrel linkage the gun really would benefit from a longer barrel, it takes about the same effort to cock as my R10. My gun is also heavier than the spec. but this may vary with wood density from gun to gun.

    What others should know: I waited until I had 7-800 rounds through the gun before saying my gun could really use a tune. It does vibrate more than I am use to and I am comparing it to an HW80,FWB124,R10,HW30 and an HW55. However it is less hold sensitive than the first 3. It could still smooth out but I am thinking an oversized piston seal and spring guide would give it that satisfying thud firing cycle.

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    By timothy from USA on 2007-10-20
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    Things I liked: can't say it any better than Steve from USA did above

    Things I would have changed: same

    What others should know: the diopter equipped model comes with field (notch) sights that mount in traditional location as well as the rear-mounting peep sight so can be switched back and forth as desired between field and target with two of the front inserts being different width posts to go with the notch sight

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    By Steve from USA on 2007-10-15
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    Things I liked: Superb German quality. Finish on steel parts is smooth. Bluing is deep and dark. No burrs or file marks. Wood finish is even and smooth as glass. Evokes pride of ownership. Right from box, rifle grouped five shots within 1/4" from 25 yards with aperture sight. Exudes quality. Smooth, fast discharge. Precise construction. You can shoot this rifle for hours and not get tired of cocking it or carrying it. Fills niche between low-powered guns and heavy, magnum air rifles. No plastic parts.

    Things I would have changed: Nothing. Weihrauch has been making high quality air rifles for over a hundred years. They got it right.

    What others should know: In 1979, now defunct Air Rifle Headquarters sold an HW 50 D-X for $278.50. I paid $352.00 at Pyarmyd Air for my HW50S with the aperture sight. This is a fantastic deal! My HW50S with last for years and the price will become insignificant with each shot and I won't have that feeling of having settled for less. Nothing beats Weihrauch quality in this price range. My HW50S is my ninth HW rifle. I wish I could buy a new HW35L in .22 and .177.

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    By JamesM. from USA on 2007-09-08
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    Things I liked: Light weight and carbine length. More power than the R7 less than the R9. Perfect in between power level. Front site and inserts plus the micrometer too.

    Things I would have changed: Maybe the cocking linkage. Little strange cocking effort but once you get used to it no problem. Checkered stock would be nice.

    What others should know: Mines 177 caliber and I like it alot.

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