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  • Currently 4.88/5

Rating: 4.9/5 (8 votes cast)

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15 August 2009  

Author Dave
Things I liked: I got my HW30 about two years ago for $215.00...I have recently seen them for $344.00 which I think is ridiculous It's a great little rifle, but for 344 bucks....no.
Things I would have changed: Nothing really. It is really fun with a BugBuster scope, though.
What others should know: It's really fun, super easy to cock, not too loud and damned accurate. I've heard complaints about the Perfekt trigger, but mine seems to be fine.
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5 February 2009  

Things I liked: Superb accuracy and easy to shoot, easy handling and cocking
Things I would have changed: Twangy, poor trigger
What others should know: Really a well made and wonderful gun in so many respect, I suggest that the stiff trigger and coarse firing cycle are out of place on a gun at this price level. The trigger is a single stage that is based on half of the Record trigger's geometry, but this partial commonality seems to force certain design compromises that seem to be difficult to get around. Many triggers, for example, rely on springs just to make sure that the trigger levers move into place while the gun is cocked - but this design depends on spring pressure to counteract the natrural tendency of the cocked piston to release itself. As a result it needs a fairly stiff spring. At lease it breaks cleanly enough. The twang is easily taken care of with a little spring tar.
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25 May 2008  

Things I liked: Quality of construction, light weight, accuracy, easy to cock, quiet.
Things I would have changed: The hollowed out trigger blade is a bit cheesy, I think Weihrauch should use the trigger blade off an R7 instead
What others should know: If your in the market for a good lightweight springer this is the one to get. A fantastic gun in a small package that's suitable for target practice, plinking and small game out to about 25yds. You have the same performance of an R7 for about half price! I know Beeman have increased their prices, this is an absolute steal-get one!
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18 May 2008  

Things I liked: This gun represents what originally interested me in spring guns well over 30 years ago. A nice stock, attractive metal work, and for a single cock of the barrel you get as much power as pumping a Crosman 760 ten times. Not to mention it also has a quieter discharge and accuracy that is better than most rimfires. Sure the price is more, but it is built to last a life time and will give great pride of ownership.
Things I would have changed: Nothing to change here.
What others should know: This is not a "magnum" airgun. That said, it is probably more in line with what most people need for backyard and basement shooting. It took me 30 years and over a dozen airguns to figure this out. Just like the more familiar multi-pump guns, it can be called on for pest control if needed at short distances. The value here is outstanding, as this gun is the brother of the R-7, which sells for much more with little difference other than the trigger (mine is even closer as I have the HW30S, which gets the Rekord trigger) The power is the same, HW is just more conservative with its rating than Beeman by giving the velocity of a slightly heavier pellet. This is a wonderfully handy pellet rifle to own by itself or in addition to one of the super magnums. (you'll likely find you shoot this one the most)
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27 February 2008  

Things I liked: The HW30 is a sweet little rifle. It's one of the best deals in German airguns available. It gets overshadowed by the R7 only because the R7 has a fully adjustable Rekord trigger for which you pay an extra $100. The HW30 has the Perfekt trigger which is non-adjustable. The first HW30 I bought had an approx 6 lb pull, but with a little work I got it down to a clean 2lbs. The second one came w/ a 2lb pull right out of the box ! This rifle gives you 95% of an R7 at 60% of the cost.
Things I would have changed: I don't care for HW's new stocks w/ the fore end that extends beyond the breechblock, but that's simply a matter of cosmetic taste. I do like the absence of checkering and the nice soft rubber buttplate.
What others should know: These rifles are very easy to shoot accurately. They are light, easy to cock, and their shot cycle is very smooth. Kids and adults can share this rifle and enjoy it. Whenever I'm teaching someone new to shoot I bring the HW30s.
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