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“HW35 review”

Written on: 15/06/2012 by mrmooie (1 review written)

I bought a .22 Weihrauch HW35 air rifle second hand for £160 in an army surplus and its amazing! First time round i had bought a Walther CO2 rifle with an 8 round mag for £150 second hand but the mag kept jamming and it would fire 1 or 2 pellets before messing up. so i took it back and tried out the weihrauch. couldn't be more impressed! It shoots very nicely and is currently equipped with a 4x40 scope sighted in at 30yards approx with the .22 marksman pellets which aren't ideal but offer cheap, fun shooting at £3.79 for a box of 500. Though fairly heavy, this gun is very well made. It is best fired freely or rested on something soft as cheap bi-pods increase the little kick that is has already, though equipped with a much more expensive shock-absorbent bi-pod it helps. there is a bit of a crack when the rifle is fired but it is not too bad. the iron sights are adjustable for both windage and height. with its current scope it will shoot through a can with about 2cm showing at 30 yards approx. It is a break barrel rifle so can be repaired easily at home. it is a German rifle. cocking the rifle becomes easy after your used to it. This rifle should never be dry fired as it can break the spring so make sure a pellet is always loaded. marksman pellets are not so good as occasionally when you pull the barrel back up the pellet falls out though this doesn't happen with better made pellets. I find the HW35 shoots best with super dome features auto safety which is located on the back left corner of the air chamber however once of it cannot be put back on until loaded again. The stock is made from Beech wood (i think) which looks very nice The .22 fires pellets at around 722 fps and is just within the UK's legal limit of power. I would recommend this excellent rifle to anyone looking for a well priced air rifle that is well made and shoots nicely. The HW35 can be bough for about £300 new without scope which i think is still pretty good.