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|Max Velocity||755 fps|
|Cocking Effort||28 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Blade and Ramp|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage and elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/target practice|
|Trigger Pull||2.3 lbs|
Things I liked: This was on of my Dad's air rifles and he gave it to me before he passed away. He also gave me an RWS M48 which made for a good comparison of accuracy vs velocity. The HW77 was the more accurate and made up for the trade off in power. I do mostly long range shooting out to 100 yds. With good pellets this rifle is dead on from about 50 to 65 yds (2"target) and I'm getting hits on circular saw blades at 100. Saw blades make a nice ring when hit and come in a variety of sizes...great field targets painted white. This is a very nice looking rifle and very accurate...it's a keeper after selling off my other air guns.
Things I would have changed: I'd make it lighter if possible to so without effecting accuracy and durability. This rifle with a scope mounted feels about as heavy as my .308 sniper rifle.
What others should know: It would be hard to beat this rifle for looks, power, accuracy and price.
Things I liked: Everthing. Ease to cock. Can drive tacks with this rifle ( have lit matches at 10 yards ). It bets my favorite .22 hands down for accuracy. BTW I used to shoot competition .22 rimfire and this gun is more accurate.
Things I would have changed: . Could save weight if cocking lever was an alloy. A nitro piston underlever would be the ultimate gun. Higher velocities (with a good spring tune or even beter a quality nitro piston) on .22 should be attainable for heavy loads and long shots. I may be speaking out of place but this would give more velocity and should be caried over to the new Hatsan line you carry.
What others should know: My gun is a mkI. Had it over 25 years. Sent it in to get a minor repair and tune ( will folow up with review of my tune and changes soon ). My HW77 .22 auto and probably my 25-06 bolt action would be my 3 guns for the Americas. If I could take another it would be a 686 SW 357 mag. If you buy this gun you, and your son, will never be sorry as you will pass it down as with any cherished hunting implement.
Things I liked: ease too cock, shots dead on strait out of the box , FUN too shot, an if you compare it too a rimfire .22 am ask too point out the air gun i bet most people could not till the difference as the quality is the same
Things I would have changed: nothing
What others should know: installed a hawke varmint sf 4-16x44 scope with beeman high match mounts . it will hit a small tin can at 50 yds every shot with JSB exact 14.30gr pellets an go though it both sides of the heavy tin can NOT aluminum i rest the front stock on a bipod an it will hit every time this is the the first air gun ive owned an ive put apx. 100 pellets though it .so i know when i shot free hand and miss its not the guns fault its mine.
|Max Velocity||755 fps|