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#1 mattybugeye

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:24 pm

Made the mistake of calling in to Henry kranks lat week and having a look at some Springers (like you do) and handled a 99 tempted as hell but means me selling one of my guns 1st :( which makes me sad lol
Any one use one regular whats your thoughts?
Know the imp is based on one so must be good base and like to do my own fetling so just wondering how people find the standard out the box version
Will be in the .177 flavour if decide on one
Look like a modern updated 35
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#2 Skot Ruthless Teale

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:10 pm

Its basically a small 95. I had 2 few years ago both .22. Some have issues with the cocking lever galling. Will most likely be twangy aswel. Sure after a fettle it will be bang on. Just as powerful and accurate as all the other top hw springers.
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:52 am

Cheers skot
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:20 am

I had a .22 for years. in all honesty I can say, it was the best springer ive ever had. it never missed a beat. would I have it back?? would I ever. I eould some times put a full tin of pellets through it in a weekend, and we once set up a little hft course in the woods behind my house. and I outshot my mate with his s410.
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#5 mattybugeye

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:55 pm

Thanks I'm definitely leaning towards getting one but will mean me selling my theoben I've just built think it struggle to get back what I've put in it tho .i will be out tonight with it so will probably have a few good outings with it before parting with it 1st but think it be getting a 99 in next month or so ;)

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:03 pm

99 is good if you like small and lightweight rifles. Carry it all day without a sling and easy to keep on target for standing shots

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:36 pm

I have one I've put a tuning kit in it, it got rid of the twang, and is very accurate at 35 yards and powerful, they have supposed to have sorted the gauging issue with an added roller on the cocking arm. they have a long barrel with a silencer fitted but I don't mind that, as it helps with cocking. Can be hold sensitive, but once used to it, it's fine.
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:07 pm

I have one in .22....excellent gun, in my hands its easier to shoot more accurately than the 95 I used to own. Mine was sweet straight out the box, no twang, but I fitted a tinbum kit at its now even better.....they really are very accurate and a pleasure to shoot.
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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:40 pm

I bought a new HW99S a couple of months ago and struggled with it for quite a while. I got rid of most of the 'twang' with a bit of polishing and fitting a plastic piston sleeve, the trigger adjusted nicely as well. However, it was underpowered out of the box, only doing 9 1/2 to 10 ftlbs. (.177) I played with it for some time and eventually got my RFD's air rifle guy to look at it. His conclussions were indeterminate, he thought it might have a breech problem that he had heard of but not seen himself. Fitted a new seal and there is a great improvement.

 

I find this rifle to be very hold and pellet fussy but pretty good when I've got it right. It's a lovely light rifle to hold and I was determined not to give up on it.

 

I replaced a HW97K with the 99 as I wanted it for squirrles and the 97 was very heavy.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:01 pm

:)

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:41 am

:)

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lol... what did you edit PJ?! 



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:29 pm

Lol I was replying to the thread. Then realised I'd already done that. So deleted and left a nice smiley face :)
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:03 pm

Work picking back up now so think I will be ordering one in next few weeks

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:11 pm

Just ordered one in .177 should arrive in my local rfd in 2 weeks :-) :-)
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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:49 pm

She's arrived a week earlier than expected so nice bonus
Just going to put few shots through her so il keep updated ...
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