HW97

HW97

Joined: December 9th, 2003, 12:35 am

December 21st, 2003, 6:09 pm #1

Have a few questions regarding this model.
Is there a difference in shooting performance in the Whihrauch HW97K (http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=41), the Beeman HW97 (http://www.straightshooters.com/beeman/bdhw97.html), and the Beeman HW97 MkII (http://www.airgunexpress.com/beemanhw97 ... e1097+.htm)? Are any of these models made for USA and not FAC? I guess my main question is, If I buy the HW97K will it be a non-FAC version and are there any published tests for this particular model? (why does one picture have the underlever to the end of the barrel and one shows the underlever shorter by about 3 inches? Any help will be appreciated.
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Joined: April 20th, 2001, 3:49 am

December 21st, 2003, 6:33 pm #2

You can also get a HW97 in 500fps de-tuned form. Only the spring differs from full power versions. Shooters have replaced the spring and brought a 500fps .22 HW97 to 700fps (14.3gr).
Here is the link to Airguns Only. They sell full power or de-tuned HW97 in .177, .20, .22 and .25 calibers. Both beech stocks and blue laminated are available.
http://www.canada-shops.com/stores/siar ... 204.2.html
Later,
Todd
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Joined: January 14th, 2003, 1:56 pm

December 21st, 2003, 6:45 pm #3

the MkIII is far more powerful. The older MkI, which has the underlever shorter than the barrel/muzzle brake, shoots in the high 860-880 fps range when in perfect tune with a new spring. By comparison, the HW97 MkIII shoots in the low to mid 900s, depending on tune. Personally, I find the MkIII handles a bit better than the original 97, due to reduced muzzle heaviness in the newer gun, but that is personal preference. Just make sure which gun you are ordering before you hand over money. All MW97s are NOT alike.
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Joined: December 9th, 2003, 12:35 am

December 21st, 2003, 7:06 pm #4

This store shows the HW97K with a cocking lever as long as the barrel -><a href="http://www.canada-shops.com/stores/siar ... .2.html</a" target=_new>http://www.canada-shops.com/stores/siar ... .2.html</a>
This one shows the HW97K witha shorter cocking lever ->http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=41 I would guess that the more expensive of the 2 is the new one?
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Joined: November 22nd, 2003, 8:08 pm

December 21st, 2003, 7:24 pm #5

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Joined: December 9th, 2003, 12:35 am

December 21st, 2003, 7:41 pm #6

This store shows the HW97K with a cocking lever as long as the barrel -><a href="http://www.canada-shops.com/stores/siar ... .2.html</a" target=_new>http://www.canada-shops.com/stores/siar ... .2.html</a>
This one shows the HW97K witha shorter cocking lever ->http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=41 I would guess that the more expensive of the 2 is the new one?
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Joined: October 20th, 2003, 1:32 am

December 21st, 2003, 7:44 pm #7

One is probably an older version hw97k while the other is the hw97mk111.At least I hope that the one from airguns only is a mk111 model as that is what I just purchased from Scott and am anxiously awaiting delivery of.
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Joined: December 9th, 2003, 12:35 am

December 21st, 2003, 7:51 pm #8

Is the older version a slower velocity version?
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Joined: April 20th, 2001, 3:49 am

December 21st, 2003, 7:52 pm #9

Have a few questions regarding this model.
Is there a difference in shooting performance in the Whihrauch HW97K (http://www.pyramydair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=41), the Beeman HW97 (http://www.straightshooters.com/beeman/bdhw97.html), and the Beeman HW97 MkII (http://www.airgunexpress.com/beemanhw97 ... e1097+.htm)? Are any of these models made for USA and not FAC? I guess my main question is, If I buy the HW97K will it be a non-FAC version and are there any published tests for this particular model? (why does one picture have the underlever to the end of the barrel and one shows the underlever shorter by about 3 inches? Any help will be appreciated.
Have a look at Weihrauch web site at http://www.weihrauch-sport.de/ . The web site is in German but you should be able to figure things out.
The HW97k is listed with an overall length of 1020mm which equals 40". The version at AirgunsOnly is also 1020mm. The pictures look the same too.
Maybe the "k" is the carbine?
Later,
Todd
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Joined: October 20th, 2003, 1:32 am

December 21st, 2003, 7:54 pm #10

Is the older version a slower velocity version?
drivR-Read the previous reply by FTduffer
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