Weihrauch HW50S Breakbarrel Rifle


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  • Description
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  • Spring-piston breakbarrel rifle
  • Single-shot
  • 24 lbs. cocking effort
  • Checkered beech stock with raised cheekpiece
  • 2-stage adjustable Rekord trigger
  • Globe front sight accepts inserts (included)
  • Adjustable rear sight
  • Steel barrel & receiver
  • Rubber buttpad
  • Incl. front sight inserts

Pyramyd Air tested both the .177- and .22-caliber airguns and found the velocities to be higher than what the manufacturer has stated. Below are some comparisons:

.177 caliber:
Manufacturer--820 fps
Our tests--Up to 849 fps with 7.0-grain RWS Hobby pellets

.22 caliber:
Manufacturer--574 fps
Our tests--Up to 650 fps with 11.9-grain RWS Hobby pellets & 595 fps with 14.66-grain Beeman Field Target Trophy pellets

While this is the "S" model and has a Rekord trigger, the manufacturer does not stamp the gun with an "S."
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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Velocity820 fps
Barrel Length15.5"
Overall Length40.5"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort24 lbs.
Front SightGlobe with Aperture Inserts
Rear SightAdjustable for windage and elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage adjustable
Suggested forSmall game hunting/target practice
Body TypeRifle
Weight6.8 lbs
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By John from USA on 2015-10-03
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Things I liked: Super quality, great fit and finish, ease of cocking, quality metal sights (not plastic).

Things I would have changed: Nothing

What others should know: Great item!

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By Robert from USA on 2015-10-01
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Things I liked: Fit and finish are flawless - this is a beautiful rifle! Very high quality, smooth. Bluing is very rich, and even a family member who doesn't like guns said it looked like a piece of finely finished furniture. Trigger is incredible, and I'm still using it at the factory setting. Very accurate, and as I gain experience with it (only my second springer), I know there is more accuracy than I'm capable of getting right now. Rear sight has three different notches (different widths) and a V-notch. Light and compact, recoil is a soft bump; not too loud.

Things I would have changed: Not much; at first I thought I'd change the automatic safety, but it didn't take long to get used to it.

What others should know: I will be using this for target shooting, so I put a Williams peep (FP-AG-TK) on the rear, only beginning to see how accurate this rifle really is. Cocking was somewhat hard at first, but I backed off the breech bolt 1/4 turn (recommendation of someone who knows these guns very well - loosen right side 3/4 turn, then left side 1/4 to 1/2, then tighten the right while holding the left) and it made quite a bit of difference. One thing that interested me was that other reveiwers said this was the gun they most enjoyed shooting, and I can see why. First order of business was to clean the barrel, which took about six cleaning patches. Haven't tried many different pellets, but getting some good results with JSB Match Diabolo S100 8.26gr wadcutters, also will try RWS Meisterkugeln Rifle. I seem to be getting decent results "just holding it normally" - it doesn't seem as sensitive to hold as perhaps some of the magnum springers are.

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By Dan from USA on 2015-09-04
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Things I liked: Well-built and solid, but relatively light and easy handling. Very nicely finished wood and metal. Relatively calm recoil and easy to shoot accurately, but still feels alive and has hunting and pesting power. Excellent HW barrel. Very smooth cocking and easy to shoot all day long. Rekord trigger is crisp and light. I have had many good guns, UK BSAs, Webleys, AA, and other HWs, and this is as accurate, well-built, and enjoyable to shoot as any of them. It is a wonderful welterweight sporter.

Things I would have changed: If I were to nitpick, I would would prefer Allen screws instead of the flatheads that hold the stock to the action. A resettable safety would be nice, although the stock safety can be reset by re-cocking. I wish it were less twangy in stock form, but most spring rifles, even expensive imports, are twangy out of the box. However, this platform is certainly worthy of the investment in a spring kit or pro tune.

What others should know: Loctite your screws right away- I use Gun-tite. Do not overtighten the rear trigger guard screw. I put an aftermarket spring kit in mine and it feels like a tunes rifle and makes good power- about 11 ft-lbs after 2000 shots. Off a bench with a 6.5-20x scope on a calm day, I can shoot dime sized groups at 35 yards all day long- granted, I need to focus to do it- it's not a PCP. It can hit soda cans consistently at 100 yards. It shoots most pellets well but seems to do its very best with JSB 7.87 and H&N FTT pellets.

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  • Larry from USA asked:

    Has anyone done a comparison between the HW50s and the Crossman 3100 in .177 caliber?

    • Dan from USA asked:

      I bought an HW50s this year and the velocity with 7.0 gr RWS Basics is just 750 fps. Rifle has a thwack sound when firing, without any vibration. Wondering if there is a problem with the lower than stated velocity?

      • Chevota from USA:

        It's up to you but I'd take it apart for a look-c. First be sure the breech seal isn't leaking, then I'd take it apart to check the main seal and spring. They're pretty simple so as long as neither of those seals leaks and the spring is good it should make full power. Other things can cause power loss, like a tight barrel or bad transfer port, but those should not be an issue on a gun of this quality.

      • Dan from USA:

        One year later with this rifle and the average is 750 fps. Although very smooth shooting, it never achieved the stated 820 fps. Always get the 10 for $10 PA test, which I didn't.

      • Dan the Man from USA:

        It sounds like your rifle is under powered. You might want to ship it to Pyramyd for service, they do work on them.

    • michael from USA asked:

      What rear peep do you people recommend for this rifle, keeping front globe?

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    Item Description

    In stockHW-403580 [PY-2152-3500]
    Weihrauch HW50S, beech stock, Rekord trigger, front sight inserts
    Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
    Max Velocity820 fps

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