Beeman HW97K Air Rifle, Thumbhole Stock


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  • HW97K
  • Spring-piston
  • Underlever
  • Ambidextrous, Monte Carlo, thumbhole stock
  • Stippling on grip & forearm
  • 2-stage adjustable Rekord match trigger
  • Adjustable rubber buttpad
  • Muzzlebrake
  • No open sights (must be scoped)
  • 11mm scope dovetails on receiver
  • Raised RH cheekpiece
  • Includes 1" scope rings, medium profile, vertical scope stop in one ring, 2 screws per base & 4 screws per ring cap

The HW97K is related to one of the first--and finest--underlever field target rifles ever made. Coming from the famed Weihrauch plant in Germany, it's proving to be just as accurate as its forbears. Even if you're not a field target enthusiast, you'll enjoy shooting this rifle! It's great for metallic silhouettes, plinking, shooting spinners and paper targets, and accurate enough to do some small game hunting. If you're hunting game and eliminating pests, .20 or .22 caliber would be your best choice.

The quality of the polishing and bluing on the steel action, barrel and underlever exceeds what you'd normally find on comparably priced firearms. The gold Rekord trigger, which is praised by shooters and admired by competitors, adjusts to your needs. The 11mm grooves in the receiver make it easy to mount a scope (it does not come with open sights). If you like the simplicity and ease of shooting a spring-piston gun, then give the HW97K your undivided attention!
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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Velocity930 fps
Barrel Length11.81"
Overall Length40.35"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort35 lbs.
Front SightNone
Rear SightNone
Scopeable11mm dovetail
Suggested forSmall game hunting/target practice
Body TypeRifle
Weight9.37 lbs
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By matthew from USA on 2015-03-15
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Things I liked: The trigger, best on the market hands down. the rifle just overflows with quality, solid feel, very smooth shot cycle.

Things I would have changed: Nothing. some may feel the weight is a bit much, however, this is the trade off for quality.

What others should know: The rifle takes very little time to settle in, ie.. getting rid of excess oils and lubes. Mine was at about 50 shots. This rifle just loves Crosman pellets. I tried JSB,H&N,RWS, and obviously premiers. accuracy great with the 14.3 gr. This rifle is built for accuracy, so it is up to you to make it shine. Poor form, poor results. good form, great results!

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By Paul from USA on 2015-02-14
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Things I liked: Well balanced. Lighter than the RWS air guns that I have. I got the .22 cal.. Accuracy is just as good as RWS if not better. If I am having a good day it is one hole groups. I really like the wood thumb hole stock. Smooth cocking. Mild shooting. Likes most pellets. Accuracy ctc seems to be equal to my Feinwerkbau 300 in .177 with my ability.

Things I would have changed: A little more velocity in the .22 cal. without loss of accuracy if possible. Better adjustable recoil pad.

What others should know: The pictures in the catalog and on the internet show what appears to be two metal plates for adjusting the recoil pad. The silver line in the middle of the recoil pad. Maybe at one time, now it is plastic and doesn't look very durable but it works so far.

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By Robert from USA on 2013-05-28
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Things I liked: Like everyone reading this, I debated 97K, TX200 and A.R. Pro-Sport. With the /97K or KT I like there is no way for the cocking lever to hit the barrel. I like the cocking lever release button. I like the thumbhole stock. The P.S. is the best looking of the three. The walnut stock is incredible I am not a fan of that aluminum cocking lever. Should be ionized steel similar to the side lever of the RWS48. I understand you make me happy and you have a hunter not wanting that extra weight. The TX200 in my mind needs the cocking lever like the 97 with that catch piece designed to prevent the cocking lever from hitting the barrel. Such wonderful airarms blueing with a tiny rubber bumber to protect it.

Things I would have changed: As you can see from above I want the best of 3 worlds. Look of the P.S., walnet stock like Air Arms has, cocking lever and action of the 97, flawless metal-work like the TX. I opted for the 97KT. The price is about $100 on the high side. At least in the USA it comes with a lifetime warranty. Time will tell if it will be there when you need it.

What others should know: I will upload 2 pictures I took of the the 97KT. Of course I would prefer Oak over Beech but I have to say the staining looks beautiful. I have also seen TX200 comments where the owners have stated their Oak stock was rather plain when compared to the online photos. While that is a certaim amount of luck that is one of the issues with online shopping. No way to look before you buy. P.A. sales and service is top notch. I only had to return a bad scope so far. One final note. Since the stock on the KT is not the traditional rifle stock an AR-15 softside case I bought at a local sporting good store who's name starts with a "D" is a perfect fit.

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  • archangel from USA asked:

    can you buy just the wooden thumbhole stock,or the adjustable butt pad?

  • Charles from USA asked:

    Am looking hard at the HW97KT. What would be some of the best scope options for this air rifle? Thanks!

    • Erika from USA:

      I would suggest Hawke-HK3273 [PY-A-2548] or Hawke-HK4026 [PY-A-3353]

Item Description

In stockBN-1097KTA [PY-2277-4561]
Power and winning accuracy for field target and metallic silhouettes.
Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity930 fps

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