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#1 19powell90

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 06:43 pm

I AM LOOKING AT BUYING A WEIHRAUCH HW97K FOR HUNTING SMALL GAME SUCH AS RABBITS, SQUIRRELS,PIGEONS, PHEASENTS. I THINK I HAVE CHOSEN A GUN THAT IS ACCURATE AND POWERFUL AND VERY ROBUST. AND I AM NOW LOOKING INTO WHICH CALIBRE?? I CURRENTLY OWN A WEBLEY XOCET .22 WHICH IS GOOD FOR 30M. AM LOOKING FOR ACCURACY AND KNOCKDOWN POWER! PLZ CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME ANY ADVICE?

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:05 pm

Hi 19powpell90.
First off mate, hit your caps lock key on your keyboard so you ain't shouting in capitals! Thank you! :thumbs:

Right, if you are used to shooting .22 at thirty metres you'll love the 97k in this calibre. But .177 is equally effective in the right spot; through the brain! :gunsmilie:

.177 will give you some great long range accuracy for target shooting with this rifle as well as an effective hunting round.

But it's a beauty of a hunter in .22.

ATB

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#3 19powell90

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:17 pm

lol sorry bout that

well i was thinking since i already own a .22 i might as well go for a .177 for increased accuracy and longer range. wat do u think?

just wondering what rifle do you own?

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:25 pm

They both kill as well as eachother .22 has more energy transfer and .177 has higher penitration for rib shots (to the hart) But accuracy is the same in both cal. I use .177 for the flatter flight. :thumbs:

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:34 pm

Cool i think i am going to get .177 any recommed pellets for hunting with this gun

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Posted 24 November 2010 - 07:35 pm

Also pest hunter what rifle do u use, just out of interest?

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 06:46 pm

i always said i woulnt get a 177 again after owning 22 for years but i bought a cheap s410 in 177 and i love it, i would go for 177 in my next gun. :thumbs: also im using aa field with mine bit it depends what your gun likes. :thumbs:

Edited by beddylurcher, 25 November 2010 - 06:49 pm.


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Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:07 pm

Also pest hunter what rifle do u use, just out of interest?

my rifles include:

bsa ultra .177
tx200hc .177
s200 custom .177
hatsan at44 .22
hw99s.177

Im afrade to say i dont use many of them. The tx200hc and the ultra get the most use.

Edited by pest hunter 151, 25 November 2010 - 10:08 pm.


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Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:23 pm

i have had an email off a guy on here selling a .22 hw97k mk1, and i am just wondering what the accuracy is like on these and will i see a difference between my .22 webley xocet??

also i was set on a .177 but just wondered will i see a big difference between .22 and .177 between 20 - 40yds???

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:17 pm

i found i couldnt hit a bloody thing when switching to .177 after 20 yrs of .22.
i had to learn to shoot .177 :icon_redface:

i also found i got a few close range runners with .177, the pellet passed straight through and the rabbit could run and find cover.

.22 is still a great caliber

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:44 pm

i bought a new hw97k yesterday and went out yesterday and zeroed in the scope at about 30 yards and was grouping around 10mm and then went on to headshot 3 crows at a good distance. .177 is dead accurate, maybe not as good punching power as .22 but i prefer placement over knock down.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:41 pm

Nice choice and nice rifle. Had a go with one the other day and it is a good solid airgun. :D

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:58 pm

Its great i love it! Still messing aroumd with different pellets but will get there. Its got a nice 3-9x50 hawke scope, put my bipod on it this morn, will take it out 2moz to see how accurate it is with the bipod as ppl have sed on here that it can make it less accurate on springers! Also have ordered laser + lamp kit, and gnib gold engraved trigger guard and safety catch - if ppl have fitted any of these please let me knw how it went.


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