Weihrauch HW90 Breakbarrel Air Rifle

Weihrauch HW90 Breakbarrel Air Rifle

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  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Customer reviews
  • Q & A: 10 answered questions
  • Gas piston
  • Breakbarrel
  • Single-shot
  • 46 lbs. cocking effort
  • Monte Carlo beech stock
  • Raised right-hand cheekpiece
  • Checkered pistol grip
  • 2-stage adjustable trigger
  • 11mm dovetail
  • Globe front sight accepts inserts
  • Fully adjustable rear sight
  • Rifled steel barrel & receiver
  • Rubber buttpad
  • Automatic safety

Pick up a variety of recommended pellets in the AMMO link. Get a scope, binoculars, targets, cleaning gear and safety glasses in the ACCESSORIES link.


Here are some of the benefits of a gas spring over a metal mainspring:
  • Smoother cocking
  • Smoother shooting
  • No spring torque
  • No spring fatigue, even if you leave it cocked for hours
  • Functions perfectly in cold weather
  • Lasts longer than a metal spring


Weihrauch is known for making superior-quality rifles. In fact, they set the standard over 50 years ago, and everyone else has been playing catch-up! While there are many other well-made rifles being made today, there's a bit of nostalgia for many airgunners who know that you just can't go wrong when you buy a Weihrauch airgun.

The first thing you'll notice is the well-proportioned stock. Next, you'll admire the beautiful, deep bluing. Then, the accuracy. It doesn't matter how beautiful they make the gun if it's not accurate. HW guns are known for their pinpoint accuracy. Even if you never put a scope on your gun, you'll still enjoy repeatedly hitting the 10-ring.

The Weihrach HW90 breakbarrel air rifle is a good hunting gun. Shoot small- to medium-sized pests and game. The gas spring easily stands up to being cocked while you wait for the ideal shot to be taken. It won't weaken like metal mainsprings. Hunting with air rifles is becoming more common, and many states now list specific game that can be taken with them.

If you're not a hunter but want a quality air rifle for plinking or target shooting, the HW 90 will give you decades of service.
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Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Velocity853 fps
Loudness3-Medium
Barrel Length19.69"
Overall Length45.28"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort46 lbs.
BarrelRifled
Front SightGlobe with Aperture Inserts
Rear SightAdjustable for windage and elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage adjustable
ButtplateRubber
Suggested forSmall game hunting/plinking
ActionBreakbarrel
SafetyAutomatic
PowerplantGas-piston
FunctionSingle-shot
Body TypeRifle
Weight8.82 lbs
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By Jeffrey from USA on 2015-08-25
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Things I liked: Build quality, design, weight. Yes it's expensive, but so are others in it's category. Something about Weihrauch products gives the feeling of craftsmanship and longevity. The punch and power with the .22 is crazy, better have a good backstop. You will definitely build some arm muscles cocking it, so shooting targets for an hour will be work. It maintains the same amount of resistance through the full stroke, so make sure its fully cocked. Still I find it's worth the effort for what the rifle does.

Things I would have changed: Provide a sling attachment (not on the barrel) that can be used for off-hand.

What others should know: Currently have a Simmons 6x21 44mag mildot sidefocus scope mounted to a Leapers one piece. Have installed approx .008 of brass shim in the rear ring; scope didn't max out elevation but was close. Scope is holding zero, only about 200 rounds so far. Scope mounts low enough to maintain cheek weld (for me). I find the sound and recoil to be better than my HW50 (yes, comparing different powerplants).

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By kostadin from USA on 2015-08-09
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Things I liked: I buy HW90 before 2 years. after 3 shoot is broken. after repair, I use couple time and after 20 shoots is broken again. it's terrible duality.

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By Guy from USA on 2015-06-06
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Things I liked: The HW-90 is an air rifle that just screams quality. My particular rifle weighed in at 9lbs, 4oz and feels very solid in the hand. All of the external components are wood and metal, a very welcome change in a world seemingly dominated by flimsy plastics. I will say that the rifle is quite overpowered from the factory but aside from that, this air rifle is hard to beat. The trigger is very crisp and predictable and the resettable safety is one of the nicest I've ever used. The weight of the rifle makes for very steady offhand shooting.

Things I would have changed: Make available the necessary accessories to adjust the gas piston pressure! The air rifle arrives from the factory way overpowered and needs adjusted for an optimum shooting experience. It would be really nice to be able to obtain the proper pump or even just the valve adapter from PA, instead of trying to locate what I need through European websites. This is the primary reason I gave the rifle an overall rating of 4. The sights could also use some refinement. I appreciate the various front sight options included but there is definitely some room for improvement. Both front sight posts are relatively thick for any sort of precision shooting and the all black, notched sights aren't the most ideal for accurate low light shooting. A high quality fiber optic option would be an amazing upgrade. An optional ghost ring rear sight would also be nice. Gaining a proper (accurate) sight picture is much more natural using ring and post sights.

What others should know: Firstly, do yourself and your compression cylinder seals a favor and tune the piston pressure down a bit!The rifle arrived very overpowered, sounding more like a rimfire when it was fired than an air rifle. Every shot produced smoke in the barrel and smelled like burned oil. The rifle was pretty wildly inaccurate at any distance beyond 30 feet, to the point of being pretty frustrating. As a last resort I bled some of the pressure from the piston and voila! The rifle is a tack driver and the rifle stopped smoking immediately. The rifle doesn't seem to be hold sensitive at all now, with no noticeable point of impact shift over a variety of shooting stances. As of right now, I have no idea how much pressure is in my gas piston and no way of adjusting it on my own. I purchased a high pressure shock pump, which should work for adjusting the pressure but the included adapter and the HW-90 have incompatible threads. I am currently waiting for an adapter to arrive from an EU distributor.

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  • james from USA asked:

    I just bought a hw90 .22 cal. There's alot of play in the cocking arm when not cocked. Is this bad? Any kind of fix? It's just anoying knowing its there

    • Jeffrey from USA:

      I just received my HW90 in .22 last month and did not have any freeplay.

  • ahkell from USA asked:

    Has anyone been able to get a good co-witness? If so what optic do you run?

    • JW from USA asked:

      Has anyone noticed if the gas piston in these guns loses pressure over time, like the SUV lift gate struts do? If so, what do you do to fix it?

      • Mike Ogden from usa:

        Spring piston power plants have springs & pistons and some are traditional coil springs while others use gas springs and they are self lubricating. If a gas spring is leaking it is failing and needs to be replaced or rebuilt and the rebuild kit for the gas spring in this gun retails for around $95 here at Pyramyd.

      • Chevota from USA:

        These have a different type of setup than the strut type and run at much lower pressure so less likely to leak. The max pressure is ~200psi, or maybe it was 250, I forget exactly. They are also adjustable/rechargeable via an external port, and rebuildable with simple O-rings. Strut type springs in airguns run between ~1500psi to 3000psi. As you know the SUV struts don't last as a general rule and those are not used much, move very slow, and the seal is bathed in oil. Airgun struts have no oil inside and move very fast, it's a wonder they hold at all imo. Point being the HW90 will last a long time, like mine which hasn't lost any pressure in over 20 years. Good luck getting that from a typical gun with a gas spring/strut. This is also the only type that is really a "gas piston". Typical guns are gas spring or gas strut, not gas piston yet that's what many call them. I guess piston sounds the coolest and strut the least cool so...

      • michel from USA:

        Yes I had this problem but pyramyd air fixed that for me .And one more issue screws they get loose

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    Item Description

    Limited Quantities HW-404140 [PY-2358-4718]
    Weihrauch HW90 .22 air rifle: Raccoons, prairie dogs and similar pests can be taken with this caliber.
    Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
    Max Velocity853 fps
    StockBeech
    GripRight
    ColorBrown

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