Date: 26/6/2019 5:4

Customers Q&A on Weihrauch HW50S Breakbarrel Rifle

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  • Randal from USA asked:

    Do you need a barrel droop compensator mount with a scope?

    • Tyler from USA:

      Need, no. You may find that you want one depending on what pellets and distances you shoot at. Typically, the HW rifles do not exhibit the level of barrel droop that some other manufacturers do

  • John from USA asked:

    I am new to airguns. I have heard the HW30 is prone to galling, (metal on metal scraping when cocked). Is the HW50 prone to this also?

    • Randal from USA:

      I have a Beeman R7/HW30 the falling issue was resolved several years ago. Does have a synthetic (nylon,delrin?) insert in the recess where the cocking arm makes contact with the receiver. Very smooth cocking action.

  • Randal from USA asked:

    Is the .177 a 12 ftlb ?

    • Paul from USA:

      Well if you can believe there numbers in .177 @ 820 F.P.S. using a normal weight pellet of 8.5 GR. that works to be 12.68 Foot pounds.

  • peter from USA asked:

    How much louder is it than the Hw30?

    • Tyler from USA:

      Not much, still backyard friendly for me and I have neighbors on both sides of me about 25 yards away

  • ellethol from Malta asked:

    what is the barrel diameter please

    • Paul from USA:

      Mine measures .591

  • Dan from USA asked:

    Can anybody give me the measurement between the front screw in the trigger guard(large one) to the screw in the forearm? Center to center. Thank you.

    • Paul from USA:

      I came up with 7 3/8 inches, all had was a ruler to use so I not sure how exact you need that measurement.

  • JAY from USA asked:

    I have been looking at the customer images on this gun and I would like to know what type of rear peep sight is on this customers gun? Thanks Jay from USA

    • Tyler from USA:

      Looks like an Airforce Diopter or an old German one from one of the older FWB or Walther Match guns.

  • Larry from USA asked:

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

    • michael from USA:

      3100? That was my first airgun in the early 90's! i think it was in the 500-600fps range. Much nicer than the plastic Daisy's it competed with at sports authority. .177, quiet, non-adj trigger, nice hardwood stock. I own a HW30S (baby brother of 50S) now. There is no comparison. The HW are better in every way. Not sure i'd call the 3100 a Yugo.. more like an Oldsmobile. :)

    • joseph from USA:

      Crosman is a Yugo. Weihrauch is a Mercedes!

    • Paul from USA:

      Why would you ask?

  • 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?

    • Dan from USA:

      Good advice Chevota! I did and found the mainspring had broken. Replaced it with an aftermarket spring and guide and it shoots to specs now. The factory spring had broken within about 4 months of being purchased.

    • 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.

  • motorscooter from USA asked:

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

  • Dan from USA asked:

    Is there such a thing as a too heavy pellet for this rifle? What grain pellet is best, and what is too heavy?

    • Thomas from USA:

      This is the same power plant as in the .22 caliber version, which I have. I shoot a JSB 13.4 gr pellet, which is extremely accurate in my gun. Eight of my ten shoots at 50 yards were in a 1/2 inch circle. My HW30s is a .177, which is a lower powered gun, and the 10.4gr provides the best accuracy.

    • Chevota from USA:

      Springers lose power as pellet weight goes up, and typically there's a certain weight where power drops off faster so you don't want to cross that line unless you have excess power, which this gun does not. Where this line is varies on the guns design and power, but it's probably low to mid 7gr with this gun. I have a similar gun with almost exactly the same power and a 7.3gr has 25% more power than a 10.5gr. Considering this guns power level I would probably consider 8.4gr my max. So I'd try 7.0 to 8.4 to see how it does. I'd also only buy quality pellets for it, like JSB or H&N, and look at the BC of whatever pellet to be sure it's good so you can get the most from it. Something like a 7gr wadcutter will work well for paper targets at 10M, but hunting is a very different story. JSB makes 7.3, 7.8, and 8.4 which are excellent quality and have good BC. Which one you or the gun will like better I can't say so I'd try them all, and other brands too. Pointed pellets may look good but the round nose have much better BC. Hollow points are cool but the only one I'd consider are Crow Magnum which are a bit too heavy for this gun, but doesn't hurt to try 'em. You can't hurt the gun shooting heavier pellets, it's just the power and velocity loss you have to deal with. For example that 7.3-10.5 I mentioned was a 240fps loss.

  • Ernest from USA asked:


    • Erika from U.S. Virgin Islands:

      It is a 1 year warranty. If you need to use the warranty, give us a call and we will be happy to assist you

  • John from USA asked:

    Question! What is the cocking power of the HW50S?

    • William from USA:

      Specs say 24 lbs., but owners have said it is stouter than that, perhaps 30 lbs. or more.

    • Val from USA:

      The specs say - 24 lbs