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Weihrauch HW97K Air Rifle

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Weihrauch HW97K Air

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  • .177" (4.5mm)

    Caliber: .177" (4.5mm),

    .177 is ideal for field target, metallic silhouettes, plinking and fun. Can also be used to dispatch small rodents & other small garden pests.

  • .20" (5.0mm)
  • .22" (5.5mm)

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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!

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Caliber.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity930 fps
Loudness3-Medium
Barrel Length11.81"
Overall Length40.16"
Shot Capacity1
BarrelRifled
Front Sightnone
Rear Sightnone
Scopeable11mm dovetail
ButtplateRubber
Suggested forSmall game hunting/target practice
ActionUnderlever
SafetyAutomatic
PowerplantSpring-piston
FunctionSingle-shot
Body TypeRifle
Weight8.82 lbs

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By blake from USA on 2020-04-30
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Things I liked: Mine was a blem stock deal, so I couldn't pass it up. The dent in comb was reduced by 90%. Took wet patches, and swelled it out. Took at least 10 patches. It's really a sweet size rifle. Just right for bench or field. It's so smooth to cock the rifle too. Very easy using the seated, butt-on-thigh stroke. Then on the upswing it makes a noise that sounds like a hydraulic hinge noise. It's freaking cool as heck. Now, as far as performance in .177 using H&N field pro 8.64gr it is a dream rifle. Holes in your holes type accuracy. I ran some Barracuda Hunter hp 10.5gr in there, and tweaked the elevation. They shoot dimes at 50 yards too. How fun is that?

Things I would have changed: I always tighten screws every single time I bring a rifle to the bench. This rifle does seem to loosen up if you shoot alot. So, if your scope loses zero, tighten screws up, then re-test. Use good tools too. Get a gun smith driver set $35-45 investment. Weihrauchs have a need for good slotted screwdriver tips!

What others should know: I don't normally shoot .177, but decided to try this rifle for this caliber based upon reviews. I was overwhelmed at the accuracy at 40-80 yards on .177. Use a good mount and Hawke Vantage SF. This rifle will amaze you as you shoot through the same hole.

 

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By Edward from USA on 2020-04-05
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Things I liked: Overall its a very nice rifle. Fit and Finish is excellent. Accuracy is also excellent. Trigger is one of the best I've seen on any air rifle. I've tried a number of airguns, and when a friend offered to let me borrow his "tuned" 97 for a weekend, I jumped at it. I basically tested the WK97 head to head with my Sig ASP20.

Things I would have changed: The cocking lever was a bit loose in the holder, and would rattle with every shot (I was told the gun shot count was around 1500 rounds). I had a difficult time with loading... there's just not enough room there for my big hands/fingers. It would really benefit from either a higher or adjustable comb..... I found myself having to "reach" to see well through the scope. Even though this was supposedly a "tuned" gun, it had an annoying "buzz" and vibration after each shot. I've only shot about 5 different "spring" guns....and they have all had the "buzz/vibration" to one degree or another.... that's just very annoying to me. Not having any preconceived notions or bias, I don't understand why anyone would choose a "spring" gun over a "piston" gun...unless they just want to spend their time tinkering with a gun versus shooting it.

What others should know: I am fairly new to the airgun world, and have tried out a number of rifles so far. When looking for my first air rifle, everyone pointed at the WK97.... but I thought it awfully pricey compared to a Sig ASP20..... and I ended up purchasing the Sig. The Sig is such a good gun, I wanted to get my hands on a 97 and compare the two, just to see what all the fuss over the 97 was real. Now that I've used/shot the 97, I can see where people really like it, but honestly, I have to believe that the 97 is more hype and brand snobbery than anything..... especially considering that the WK97 is TWICE the price of the Sig ASP20 (synthetic), and it is certainly NOT twice the gun. Of course they are two different guns, but for literally HALF the money of the 97, you can purchase a made in America Sig ASP20, that is every bit the rifle the 97 is, and in some areas a better one. I didn't realize just how much "brand snobbery" ruled the airgun world until I tried these two guns head to head.

 

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By Lorraine from USA on 2020-03-15
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Things I liked: great build quality and is dead on hole for hole groups..Not a china made pile of junk

Things I would have changed: My gun was low on power at 11.3 fpe in 22cal even after a 300 shot break in . Piston seal had nicks in it and had a undersized breech seal causing some blowby. I installed a new Vortek PG3 SHO kit and their VAC piston seal along with their breech seal. Cleaned and polished everything and relubed with Krytox and now gun is perfect! Shooting JSBs 15.89s at 17.9 fpe and is a super smooth and shoots one hole groups at 40yds. The trigger is close to perfect with some work and some cleaning and also some locktite on weight adjustment screw.

What others should know: This gun is perfect for the tuner that will do a total R&R clean and tune. Also this gun starts to shine with a machined 200 gram piston with rear bushing mod and the PG3 kit. The safety slide spool is a JOKE ! but you will get the hang of it pretty quick. Way to heavy to haul out to woods... No joke TANK. Use ONLY Sportsmatch ring sets for a true proper fit........

 

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  • Paul from USA asked:

    Where is the anti-bear trap located on this rifle?

  • Edward from USA asked:

    OK, I'm fairly new to the airgun world.... and many have recommended this rifle to me. However, because this gun cost 2X as much, I purchase a Sig ASP20...and after owning/shooting it for a month/800+ rounds, I simply cannot image the 97 offering enough to make it worth 2X the money. So what gives? Accuracy is paramount to me, and the Sig can shoot 10 shot groups @ 20yrds I can cover with a dime, the trigger is nice, and shootabiliy is excellent. So is the 97 a "snob" thing as it seems to be??

    • Mark from USA:

      The HW97 is a very fine rifle. It is beautifully made and very accurate. The ASP20 is a very good rifle as well. It is a personal choice. I have owned a HW97. it is a top notch gun. It is not snobbery ,it is the choice the user makes. I prefer under levers in spring guns. Like the HW97 or the AA TX200. They are guns that will last decades. in airguns you do get what you pay for.

  • lance from USA asked:

    The HW97K DOES accept an HW Moderator. The Moderator is threaded to screw into the end of the barrel weight. The finisher cap unscrews and the Moderator is screwed in its place. It ads length to an already large pellet rifle.

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    HW-404160 [PY-829-4329]

    .177 is ideal for field target, metallic silhouettes, plinking and fun. Can also be used to dispatch small rodents & other small garden pests.


    Caliber.177" (4.5mm)
    Max Velocity930 fps

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