Written on: 25/10/2009
Tested my Dads .177 Hw100 two weeks ago. Very impressed with the rifle. Built to last, but you come to expect that from a German built Rifle. Nice deep bluing so no rust issues. The SL is one of the slickest and easiet reload/cocking actions I have ever used. One finger pull with little effort which allows a fast secondary shot.
Very quiet to use and as with all pcps 0 recoil. Two 14 shot clips as standard puts other Air rifle makers to shame let alone throwing in the silencer ontop for free. Has a single shot clip that can be bought if the HFT or FT do not allow multi mag rifles. No heavier than a Mk4 or Airwolf weight wise, and I find that it helps with keeping it stable in a cross wind. Very low mag profile so you can use low profile scope mounts.
Spot on pellet placement time after time, makes it deadly when hunting. Dropped a Woodie with a clean one shot at 25 yards. And my Dad has dropped feather and fur with one shot clean kills upto 40 yards. 11.5 lbs out of the box, so may need a chrono check after its been broken in seeing theres a good chance of it going over the 12 lb legal limit.
Now they have added the quick fill air chambers and sporter stocks. The Hw100 is a fine pcp and I for one cannot fault it. Will be placing my order for one within the next three weeks seeing after trying my dads the rifle sold it self to me. The weight might not be to everyones liking, but its a solid and deadly accurate air rifle which will work year after year.