Weihrauch HW100 (FSB FAC .177) Accuracy Review

A year ago, I reviewed the Weihrauch HW100T F.S.B. FAC .177 (See below)

At the end of that review, I could not give it my stamp of approval because it could not keep any pellets stable at long range – not even the heavy suckers. But, thanks to my poor organizational skills, I failed to return the gun to Airguns of Arizona when I was finished reviewing it. And, with the help of this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEb7Oe…  I was able to adjust the hammer spring, and reduce the gun’s power from 25 ft/lbs to 11.5 ft/lbs. The results were predictable and definitive.

I don’t have  a lot to add to what I already said in the videos.  This gun is beautiful, classic, and built like a tank.  I simply think it was set up to fire the .177 pellet too fast.  The .22 and .177 FAC versions of this gun use the same valving system; so basically the only differences is the barrel and breech.  Consequently, the .177 version fires too “hot”, compared to the .22.  I still want to get my hands on a .22 FAC version of this gun, because I have little doubt that pellet stability will not be an issue, since the .22 pellets would be flying at much slower speed (around 860fps). But, with the PCP air rifle market evolving as fast as it is, and so many new models coming out every year, I am doubtful that I will have the time.

Equipment Links:

Airguns of Arizona:  http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/
HW100 (on AoA’s site):  http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/Weihrauch.htm
My knife:  http://www.cartercutlery.com

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