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  • Currently 4.86/5

Rating: 4.9/5 (7 votes cast)

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17 January 2010  

Author Scott RWS 48
Things I liked: I have the Beeman Grey-Blue wood stock. On the wood side, the exterior finish is very nice and looks very different. The fit and finish of the metal is very nice, and it looks almost perfect. The bluing is nice and dark, looks like quality. This is probably one of the most attractive spring air guns out there. Accuracy is extremely good. The rifle does as advertised. Cocking effort is very easy. Compared to my scoped R1 the HW97 with a scope is lighter. Trigger pull is quite good. This rifle is quieter than most airguns at the same velocity.
Things I would have changed: This is my second HW (Beeman) I've purchased in the last six months. The #1 problem I have with HW is THEY OVER LUBRICATE their rifles. The dieseling on my HW97 is so bad sometimes it feels like something might break. I'll go 50 pellets and its nice and quiet, then the next 10 pellets the rifle dieseling badly. I guess (just like my R1) I will need to put about 1,000 pellets in it before it finally stops. My RWS rifles show up bone dry. A little chamber lube and your done. Never a day of dieseling, and they last forever. I really wish HW would change their assembly methods and consider sending them out dry like RWS does.
What others should know: It appears Beeman is not shipping out anything anymore so their popular models (NEW) are all but gone. The HW versions can be purchased but the Beeman brands are pretty much out of stock. I think I got one of the last Grey-Blue Laminates (new) there is. Not sure of the future of Beeman at this point.
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28 February 2009  

Things I liked: Fit / Finnish Accuracy Workmanship
Things I would have changed: It's a little heavy for carrying in the woods all day.
What others should know: Bought this rifle after shooting one in a F/T match. The Trigger is NICE, the cocking effort is mild. No Twang, and not as hold sensitive as most other spring rifles. Again I think the new Beeman rifles have to much spring power. After a 500+ pellets it was shooting 905fps with 7.9 grain CPL pellets. That is 14fpe......
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30 January 2009  

Things I liked: THIS IS A VERY NICE RIFLE AND OF VERY GOOD QUALITY AND WORKMANSHIP. THE BLUING IS ABOVE AVERAGE. THE WOOD IS BEAUTIFUL WITH NICE CHECKERING. LOVE THE ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER. IT HAS GREAT GERMAN ENGINEERING.
Things I would have changed: NOTHING.
What others should know: IF YOU CAN AFFORD THIS GUN, I WOULD ADVISE YOU TO BUY IT. THIS COMES IN 2ND ONLY TO MY AIRARMS. THE ACCURACY IS THE BEST.IT WILL SHOOT ONE INCH GROUPS AT 35 YARDS WITH CROSSMAN PREMIERS (AND ITS NOT BROKE IN YET). I LOVE IT AND BY THE WAY, MINES 20 CALIBER.
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1 October 2008  

Things I liked: Leave it to the Germans to make such a perfect weapon! The bluing on my rifle is absolutley perfect. It is like a black mirror. The cocking action is smooth as glass. The Rekord trigger is amazing. I upgraded from a Gamo 890s (junk) to the Weihrauch 97K, in .22, (!Thanks Dad!) last December and couldnt be happier. I have adjusted the trigger on my Weihrauch down to what I estimate to be 2.5-3 pound trigger pull. If you invest your money in this air rifle you will be very pleased. It is extremely accurate. At 20 yards I can hit .22 caliber pellets with .22 caliber pellets. At 50 yards I am a grape's worst nightmare! One hole groups are the usual with this rifle. The Muzzle brake is hollow and does significantly reduce the report of the rifle. This is a top notch Air Rifle that is beautifully made. Its build quality reminds me of a Weatherby Rifle. It has enough velocity to hunt and the accuracy to win matches.
Things I would have changed: Absolutely nothing.
What others should know: At nine pounds the 97k is heavy, but the benefit is a more steady hold and less movent during the shot, which helps maintain accuracy. This gun is sensative to your shooting style. If you hold the rifle a certain way when you sight it in then that is how you have to hold it every shot to produce the most precise and accurate groups. Try many different weights and shapes of pellets until you get the best groups. My rifle likes Air Arms 16 grain field diabolos. DO NOT OIL THE PISTON. I did and as a result my gun is at beeman's shop in california getting a thourough cleaning and their "Super Tune". The piston doesn't require oiling. If you do it will deisel and smoke and cause fliers in your groups.
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5 August 2008  

Things I liked: Excellent gun. As expected from german mechanical prowless, this rifles is efficient in all that is needed for easy & accurate shooting. This gun is LETHAL w/in 10y in 20 caliber. The projectile will go across the thoracic cavity of the rodent with ease. This gun is as good as AA Pro Sport. I own two in caliber 20.
Things I would have changed: Nothing.
What others should know: This is an excellent rifle & I will buy a 3rd in 22 caliber. The service provided to me by Pyramyd is outstanding from start to end.
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