The HW97 is the successor to the popular HW77 model. Made in Germany by Weihrauch, this underlever airgun has all the power and accuracy you'll need to shoot field target or knock down metallic silhouettes (.177 recommended) or hunt small critters and eliminate those pesky rodents around your yard (.22 highly recommended).
The hardwood Monte Carlo stock has a raised cheekpiece and checkered pistol grip and forearm. The rubber buttpad gives you additional control.
It comes without sights, so you must mount a scope. The 11mm grooves in the receiver make that a quick job. If you like the ease of shooting a spring-piston gun, then the HW97K should be your next airgun.
Don't forget to pick up a variety of pellets, which are listed in the AMMO link. Several scopes have been suggested in our ACCESSORIES link, so pick one that works for the type of shooting you plan to do. Remember to also pick up some targets, cleaning gear and shooting glasses!
Create an online reviewand share your thoughts with other customers
By Steve from USA on 2007-10-19
See all my reviews
Was this review helpful?
Things I liked: My review is for the blue laminate HW97KL bought at Pyramyd Air. Compact size; typical superb Weihrauch quality--deep, even bluing; no burrs, roughness, or tool marks on steel; No plastic parts; Rekord trigger one of the best; ; smooth discharge, no vibration, no buzzing. Stock finish is smooth, no sanding marks, no roughness anywhere on stock. Trigger guard is cast and checkered; aluminum trigger; rifle is easy to tune. No looking for defects; no feeling of having settled for less. Inherent accuracy allows me to enjoy my favorite air rifle activity: Long range (40-80 yards) shooting at Gamo field targets, water balloons, Daisy ShatterBlasts, and clay pigeons.
Things I would have changed: Change slot screws to hex screws as found on the new Browning T-bolt .22; add studs for attaching sling and swivels, gun is heavy.
What others should know: I own many springers--TX200, HW 77, RWS 46, Webley Eclipse, so I know what I like--accuracy, reliability, high quality, durability, value, and high performance. My HW97KL has all these qualities. Length is 40.5 inches. Shot water balloons at 50 yards. Too easy. 60 yards, ho-hum. 70 yards, still popping 'em. Every shot with this beauty is like finding a $20 bill in a jacket pocket when you're down to you last buck. In the long run, my HW97KL is a much better value than less expensive guns. Weihrauch guns retain their value well. My like new HW35L is worth more now than what I paid for it in 1982. The power plant in my HW97KL is the same as the HW97s sold by Pyramyd Air. Only the stock is different. My rifle loves RWS Superdomes.