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Average Customer Review5 (34 reviews)
Things I liked:Accurate as a laser. Spend the extra money . Was always missing squirrels with my 10 pump. With this rifle my first 2 shots from 45&60 feet nailed 2 squirrels. Paper target from 30 feet had 2 holes with 10 pellets fired. Rifle comes zeroed in from factory from 10 meters. Didn't have to touch elevation but did adjust windage.
Things I would have changed:None
What others should know:Manual for rifle is not in box. Pyramid air has it on web page
Things I liked:Extremely accurate, smooth firing cycle, light and easy enough to cock for small shooters, but the full sized stock makes it a good fit for adults as well. Excellent fit & finish and the beech stock is even fairly attractive for such a plain wood. As a bonus it shoots all sorts of pellets with excellent accuracy, a few really do perform better, but you certainly can't call it fussy.
Things I would have changed:Without the following quirks this is a five star gun all the way: First off, the cocking lever issue that the HW30/R7 has should really be addressed, having to insert a polymer shim after purchase to prevent galling between the cocking arm and the underside of the receiver in an otherwise well made gun like this is ridiculous...especially since it's been in production for decades, come on Weirauch! Next up, my gun has barrel to receiver alignment issues, not the common problem of barrel droop (that's just fine), but side to side alignment; I actually had to shim the front sight housing over to the right and run the rear aperture sight almost to its leftward limit to get windage centered. This might even have been far enough off to cause issues with a scope setup, though most scopes offer plenty of adjustment compared to a target diopter like the one I'm using.
What others should know:This might just be the ultimate high quality plinking springer, it's not particularly hold sensitive, has enough power for targets out to 50 yards and pests to 25 or 30, plus it has an easy enough cocking strike that you can shoot for hours without fatigue. If you do your part it will hit your point of aim at these distances every time, sadly you'll have no excuses if you miss, since the trigger, barrel and powerplant of this rifle are about as good as a recoiling spring piston gun gets.
Things I liked:Simply a wonderful rifle! Very nice shot cycle, and not too hold sensitive – just enough to make you need to be fairly consistent, but not so much that being a little off throws the shot way wide. Very accurate – mine can put ten shots inside 0.3” ctc at 20 yards with my front hand supported on the bench and no rear bag, if I do my part (which I’m working on more now that I have this fabulous rifle). The open sights are very good, but I prefer to use a peep sight on it (I have the Daisy Avanti Precision Sight on it fits it quite well, but it has to be really torqued down to stay in place). It is becoming my favorite rifle to shoot. It is also a much better value than the R7 – I’d trade checkering on the stock for good open sights any day, and you get to save about $50 too.
Things I would have changed:The cocking linkage needs to improved – it is a “U” channel, and the rough edge slides along the tube making scraping noise and cutting a groove as you shoot. There is a simple fix that can be applied by most of us by installing a plastic strip as a bearing inside the main link channel (if you are comfortable working with tools you can do this), and with it the gun cocks very quietly, smoothly, and easily (Google R7 or HW30 cocking link for info on this and where to get a good fitting piece). After this 20 minute fix, the gun is a dream to shoot. I don’t know why HW does not do this themselves – it would cost them very little and it greatly improves the gun. It is a shame to have to tear into a new gun and risk voiding the warranty, but this is a fix that is best applied sooner rather than later – even one tin of pellets leads to noticle grooves being cut in the spring tube (all hidden by the stock, of course).
What others should know:I have found the best pellet to be the JSB Exact 8.4 grain, after having also tested CPLs, JSB 7.33 grain (second best), JSB 7.87 grain, and Predator Polymags (the worst). But other than the Polymags, all are quite useable. After over 1000 shots it is shooting the 8.4 grain JSBs right at about 610 fps for just under 7 FPE. Interestingly, the 7.9 grain CPLs shoot at about 595 fps – they fit the bore real tight, so that might be why they are slower than the JSBs.