Things I liked:Perfect machining. Perfect woodwork. Light weight. Easy to cock. Quiet, buzz free shot cycle. Things I would have changed:Perfection shouldn't be tampered with. What others should know:This is the one to have if you're looking for a significantly lighter, significantly quieter and significantly easier to cock, super high quality springer air rifle. Most noticeable above all else is the sharp thump or snap as the trigger is pulled. There is no buzz or twang at all like you will find with other rifles of this type.
Things I liked:I wish I had bought this rifle years ago. light weight, easy to cock, great trigger. Aim at your target and you will hit it.The interchangable front sights are soooo nice. And it shoulders like it belongs there. Things I would have changed:Nothing What others should know:Buy lots of pellets you will find it hard to put this rifle down. Mine likes H&N FTT. Have fun shoot safe
Things I liked:Excellent workmanship. Exceptional packaging for shipping. Easy cocking. Extremely accurate. Lightweight, smooth handling, fine trigger. Things I would have changed:Nothing. What others should know:You won't be disappointed.
one reviewer-alan-said the scraping noise was from the cocking linkage and a protective device was needed,if one buys the 20 for 20 ,can this be fixed ???
Dan from USA:
I have owned and been inside this old favorite "Beeman R7/HW30" of mine for more than 30 years and countless others.. Almost all of the R7/HW30 I have owned and shot for a good period of time end up making this terrible grinding noise. Sometimes a new out the the box rifle will immediately do this. What Is going on?? I will tell you. When the spring tanks a cant and it seems it may when installed or after hundreds of shots, the springs rotates around and eventually ends up making contact with, and pushing against the cocking lever inside the receiver. The grinding starts here and ends up canting the lever to other end into the receiver on the outside, grinding into the receiver outside as well. If this starts to happen STOP shooting immediately! It needs a new (straight) spring. The best way to remedy this continuous occurring problem is to use a aftermarket spring with a totally contained spring like the Vortek Tuning Kit and others have incorporated so the spring is always contained in a tube to keep it straight. The kit for the HW30 is 69.00 and very easy for the DIY to install.
Chevota from USA:
Update to my re: I had no idea the linkage was two piece, I "assumed" it was one-piece like the HW80 and others I'm more familiar with. A two-piece linkage slides down the exterior of the tube at great pressure, so yes it needs some form of protection otherwise it's harsh metal to metal scraping. I'm literally shocked that Weihrauch has done this, and more shocked they've been doing it for decades and haven't fixed it. Wth??? Other guns like Crosman and similar use a plastic piece on the linkage to act as a slider that prevents metal to metal contact, and Diana uses a little metal wheel to roll across the surface. As for the 35, I would not cock it until something is added to protect the metal. There are lots of options that can be fabricated at home, but essentially you want something plastic and tough attached to the linkage, then greased. Many people have lost or broken the slider on their Crosman guns and have improvised by using misc items at hand. For example; a chunk of plastic from a toothbrush which is actually excellent material, and unlike other options, very easy for anyone to get. Delrin, Nylon, Teflon, even PVC pipe, plastic from a broken toy/device, and one person even used a nylon ziptie. A real shame about that tho, I'm very disappointed...
Chevota from USA:
Most all scraping noises can be fixed with sanding and lube, but The 10 for 10 or 20 for 20 will do nothing for you there and is imo a waste of $ better spent on pellets. I've never heard of a protective device for the linkage. I suppose it's possible but you'd probably need to sand on the gun to protect the device from scraping damage so it seems pointless to me.