Written on: 06/03/2012 by Baelian (3 reviews written)
I was searching for a spring rifle to take my first steps on FT and HFT shooting, and I wanted it to be an underlever, since I'm not so much of a fan of break-barrel rifles. The HW97K was too heavy for me, the AA TX200 too expensive. So I got to the HW57. With 3.2kgs it is a medium-weight spring-piston rifle with an underlever cocking system and a really nice beech stock. Other than most underlever rifles, the HW57 does not have an open breech, but a pop-up loading port, which allows you to... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011
I have the big brother model 97, fancied a medium weight fun/hunting rifle from the same quality manufacturer. This rifle is fun and great for standing shots and mine came with about 10ft/lbs before breaking-in and in recent cold weather. I lightened the trigger with a screwdriver and fitted a 3*9*50 scope.
As lighter weight attention to avoid trigger snatch and correct breathing etc.
Capable of 85yd hits on a 28mm metal target kill even in slightly windy conditions,(from bench rest) so... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2011
This is my third weihrauch air rifle having previously had a 35 & a 95k and i'm not dissapointed. Build quality is good as you would expect, it is an ideal rifle for the odd hunting excursion but also highly suitable for teaching my young nephew being light and with some good safety features.
Accuracy - I removed the open sights and fitted an ags 3-9x40. After the normal zeroing a partially bedded in rifle was consistently shooting 5pence groups at 25yards using an old tin of ely wasps. The... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2011
The reason I've given the HW57 a 5 star on everything is because it's such a great gun. I've had mine just under a year now, in fact, probably a year now. I paid £350 for mine, brand new, full bluing, everything greased, all clean. I have to say, it is an absolute brilliant gun. When I first got it, I tried it out on a hard aluminium can, it went straight through it. I've dry fired it a couple of times, as the pellet has fallen out a couple of times. I mounted an old cheap scope on it which... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2010 by The Skipper (1 review written)
Having been taught to shoot by military riflemen, the HW57 is tops in my opinion! The "pop-up" breech is a wonderful feature, as you can actually unload the beast.
Excellent open sights. Light cocking effort. Accurate to the point of being almost boring. Fine lines. All of the aforementioned virtues sans the weight of an HW77. My 57 is a worthy sister of my 35K and 30S. (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2010 by rifle shot (1 review written)
i baught one of these a few days ago its a great gun safe and easy to use good accuracy and not to heavy would recommend to a first time shooter (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2010
Paid £229 for a new .22 version back in January wich I thought was good
value.Cocking action is smooth and light weight.Pop up breech is reliable and easier to load compared to underlevers that load direct into the barrel.
recoil is reasonable for the rifles weight with no nasty twangs from the spring on fireing.The trigger was a little rough when new,but after adjusting weight of pull and creep,and the passage of a tins worth of pellets it has become a pleasure to use. As for accuracy,it... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2010
sorry i know i said i loved this gun in my review!!! but i just couldnt get used to it. 1. its to loud as you cant silence it 2. the loading bridge is really fiddley if you got big scopes on it and you go shooting a night apart from that it would be a wicked gun coz its got full power and the accuracy is brilliant like any other weihrauch!! sorry but i had to sell it!!!! but i have still got my hw35!! (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2009 by britelite (4 reviews written)
The Hw57 is a very good gun its light with full power,the bridge pellet holder is not to my liking especially if you use telescopic sights as it is easy to forget to close it before firing, other than that i cannot fault this great gun at around £260 tops its worth the money,i have a hw80k and a hw 97k which are much more expensive guns and i rate this gun in use on parity with the other two, if you want a good underlever thats pretty light and of full ower i recommend the hw57 you will... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2009 by kevin01384
i have just swapped my hw99s for the Weihrauch hw57 and i think it is miles better!!! the 99s is brilant but the hw57 is in a different range!!! the loading bridge is abit fiddley but ill soon get used to it!! hawke sport hd scopes are briliant with this gun (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2009 by nickhuntsman
This is an excellent little springer! The rifle has nice compact proportions it looks and feels "right". The stock is full length, slim and elegant with a very nice rake to the pistol grip, a low well proportioned cheek peace and drop to heel that feels great in the shoulder, for both open and medium mounted scopes. I have had the hw57 in. 22, for about a month now, it is not run in yet (only fired about 350 rounds) but she is settling down nicely! I love to use a good set of open sights,... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2008 by peem (2 reviews written)
Overall i like the 57 it is very accurate and easy to carry on long walks. I found that the top loading slot was sometimes faulty. The Weihrauch HW57 is however light, very easy to handle and also has the power of a much heavier gun. (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2008 by RBest
Overall, I like the gun for it's size and general quality. The Rekord triggers are always tops and most of the HW-57's don't suffer from the issues I ran into. This gun is highly tunable for those wishing to take it up another notch or two towards perfection. If Weihrauch could produce the stock with a shorter length of pull, I think many women shooters could handle the gun quite well, and the pop up loading port makes for very safe loading. RB (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2008
Overall a very accurate and powerful gun, i first shot it with open sights and was very impressed, getting myself pigeons and magpies all the time, but then i fitted a scope, and contained very good accuracy. hitting a 2 pence peice size from 30 meters. the accuracy would be better if the recoil wernt so high. It needs good clamps for scopes, single piece ones would be best. I would recommend this gun for people plinking in the garden and shooting small rabbits, rats, pigeons and magpies. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2008 by diesellkl
Very good. Light weight and easy loading very accurate and full knockdown power in 2.2 cal had this gun 4 2 years n no problems. The Weihrauch HW57 is a good all-rounder (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2008 by Isambard (4 reviews written)
I bought the Weirhrauch HW57 in .22 caliber about 3 months ago for 215 pounds. I was impressed by how well balanced and light weight it was. The pop up breech was not difficult to use and once you get used to it it takes little time to load. You cock and reset the under lever and put in a pellet and push the breech down. There is less chance of trapping your fingers with this system. I used the iron sights only and was able to get 1 inch groupings at 25 yards. The open sights have a wider... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008
Bit of a ugly gun a bit heavy but pretty accurate, nice handling, tough gun. (i really bashed it badly and shuved the wrong oil in it and glued it all up and never washed it shuved random rubbish down the barrel like paper toilet paper straw shotgun mini ball thingys an loadsa rubbish and it wouldnt break!!! i really wona break it an jus laff at it coz its had the best me!!). (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2008 by Sgt (2 reviews written)
An excellent gun for the price, compact and light to carry around, but with full power. I would recommend one to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2008 by Cognition (90 reviews written)
I've had this gun since September and thought it about time to write a quick review, however brief. I haven't used the gun a huge amount so my opinions here do not necessarily represent fact.
The Weihrauch HW57 is a nice gun, with good looks (although not the best) and a solid feel. As in the 'good points', the breech wobbles a substantial amount when the gun is cocked, so be careful. It's worth remembering that, especially in .177, this rifle is fiddly to load and has a long loading process... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2006 by meile brown (1 review written)
The HW57 is a little heavy, I noticed this when I replaced my tuned 12 year old supersport because it was getting a little loose on the break barrel. You do get used to the weight of the HW57. This is by far outweighed by the performance, accuracy and feel of this rifle, it is amazing. I use the rifle at weekends for ratting down the local farm and hand on my heart its my best friend and has never let me down. It really is the best a springer can get. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2006 by taylormade765 (1 review written)
Overall, the Weihrauch HW57 is an amazing entry rifle, and a great competition rifle. I believe it is one of the best out there, I have friends with different rifles, but i do not think any are anywhere close to my HW57! (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2006 by sparky23 (1 review written)
Weihrauch hw57 - I bought this as my first full power rifle and wasn't dissapointed with it. After looking around, it seemed to be the best underlever rifle for the price. A lot of people have complained about the pop up breech, but I found I quickly got used to it, though with a scope fitted, especially a large one, it can be a bit annoying at times.
It does recoil a bit, but with some practice you can acheive decent accuracy. I was able to get 1 inch groupings at 25 yards with the iron... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2006 by gunking
The Weirauch HW57 is a smooth powerful gun. Good value for money light and the accuracy are well suited! (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2006 by motster (15 reviews written)
My Weihrauch hw57 is best without scope and the underleaver cocking system works like a dream (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2006 by Scum (3 reviews written)
The Weihrauch HW57 is a blinder but I do not like the loading mechanism yet.
I understand users get used to it and I have not had it long so hoping it will become natural soon.
I am not a compete doughnut and did the research first and it was either the BSA Supersport or the HW57 but the clincher was the price from J.S. Ramsbottom (£170) (although my friend recently bought a BSA Supersport from Uttings.com for a remarkable price of £139!)
We took both guns out to the garden and I must... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2005 by welshbesty (1 review written)
I have had a few guns in the past and as I have been away for some time from shooting I thought I could get back into guns starting off with a spring gun again and as I have had all the Weihrauchs I thought try some thing new like the 57. I found it light not like the 97 and found it consisant with real good feel to a gun and like always for Weihrauch very good quality, top marks. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2005 by 01METCALFEA (1 review written)
I have recently purchased a Weihrauch HW 57 from my local dealer. Traded in my HW 99S which to me seemed to be much better value for money. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2005 by beautgrainger147 (3 reviews written)
This Weihrauch HW57 Air Rifle belongs to my grandad, bought with the intention of using to practice follow through (since my brother and I use PCP's), it was chosen rather than some other lower priced underlevers for it's build quality and the reputation of weihrauch for making reliable guns, plus the price made it good value (around a few pennies less than £160).
Unfortunately in the time that we have owned it we've only shot one and a half tins of pellets through it so I suspect that we've... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2005 by Fryer
I got my Weihrauch hw57 last summer. It has seen off about 100 Rabbits and has never let me down, just watch out for the trigger case screws need tightening. It is my first rifle at it's fantastic. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2005 by claire774 (1 review written)
I bought this HW57 a few weeks ago. It is a superb gun, very good for beginners.
I have been used to my brothers HW77K but it was a bit too heavy for me. I decided on the HW57 beause it was lighter. This makes it a lot easier to use and shoot accuratley. The gun feels very well built and is great to shoot.
However the pop up breech takes a while to get used to, I have lost count at the amount of times I have fired the gun without pushing the breech down. Sometimes the longer pellets get... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2005 by GardenMaker (1 review written)
The Weihrauch hw57 was my second gun purchased early 2004 (the first was a pump-up Crosman Magnum which just killed my bad left elbow!) to control rabbits and rats (and enjoy a bit of targetting when time allowed). The gun feels really solid and well made. My initial sights adjustment lead to dispair, the cheap pellets I had from the Crosmam went all over the place! If it hadn't been for the fact I had been using the Crosman first, I would have thought I had lost my ability to shoot... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2005 by mattzo19 (1 review written)
Weihrauch hw57 - Excellent handling and balance on the rifle great accuracy. I use air arms domed pellets and a nice finish and had no problems with the manufacturing and design of this rifle. Good price and excellent for hunting and target shooting holding a constant 11.8 lb/ft taking out quite a few pigeons and rabbits with it just overall a fantastic rifle, I love it. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2004 by NOBBY100 (1 review written)
Glad I purchased the Weihrauch hw57 gun as it does all I need it to, apart from the initial problem with the first gun. I would rate this as an excellent buy for the price. (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2004 by fungunner57 (1 review written)
Purchased new a Weihrauch hw57 .22 version as my first air rifle with an Apollo 4x32 scope, after not much use the cocking lever catch securing C-Pin (Roll Pin)started to work it's way out and the latch jammed completely.
I duly deposited the rifle back with the dealer Andrew Tucker Ltd., Cobham, Surrey, whom contacted the official UK importers Hull Cartridge Ltd. Rifle was repaired quickly under warranty at Hull cartridge, they also supplied a set of sling swivels as a goodwill... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2004 by philip140 (3 reviews written)
I recently bought this Weihrauch hw57 rifle in .22 calibre as a combination from BAR, containing rifle, 3-9x40 Hawke scope, mounts, pellets, next day delivery and a fleece-lined bag for just over £240.
This is my second rifle after owning a BSA Mercury .22 which I recently sold and put the money towards my HW57.
Out of the box, my first impressions were good, it had excellent build-quality, finish was extremely smooth and it was very light.
This rifle seems to be well-suited to iron... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2004 by 1111111 (1 review written)
I have had a lot of rifles over the years and this by far is the best. the accuracy is fantastic the power is constant 11.8ft/lbs I highly recomend for hunting. overall a compact value for money hunter (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2003 by hiddensniper (1 review written)
This is a truly brilliant rifle for the price, I've had mine for a few months and have shot about 2000 slugs through it, no problems. The stock is great, although scratches seem to be highlighted on it. The catch on the cocking lever came off due to recoil but this was easily rectified and hasn't happened since. The pop up breech is easy and simple to use. For target purposes it is excellent, the open sights work well and are easily adjustable. With my scope i can hit a two pence coin at... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2003 by provost (1 review written)
I am still breaking this rifle in, but the accuracy of this gun has to be seen to be believed. I have shot a lot of spring powered rifles as well as a couple of precharged rifles, but for weight, handling, accuracy and power all in one package, this rifle has it for me.
I think that you could enter any kind of hunting, field or target competition with this rifle, and if you know your stuff, you could win.
This is a rifle that would suit the most advanced shooters down to new shooters.
I... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2003 by ninjazx6guy (2 reviews written)
i bought this Weihrauch hw57 , 1.77 to get into entry level feild target shootong , the gun a nd scope , a 3-9x40 , for just over £200 pounds , . i wanted a light gun because i have a pianful shoulder after a bike accident , the gun is lighter than most , and is easier than a lot to hold , the trigger can be ajusted nicely, and i have got used to the recoil ,(quite a twang ) which is more noticeable than its big brother the hw97 ,i have shoot both a tx200 and a hw 97 , nice gun , but mine... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2003 by Fatbloke.
I was 16 years old when I bought my first Weihrauch Air Rifle (model HW77k)It cost me my first months wages.
A while later i discovered that Weihrauch had brought out a little brother to the one I owned (HW57). I started looking on the internet for the best price and found a second hand one on Blackpool Airguns website it was priced at £125 and i bought it. It was delivered the following day which i thought was excellent service.
I later fitted a Walther 3-9x56 scope to it and... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2003 by derek.
A GREAT GUN WITH A LOT OF GOOD POINTS, HANDLING WEIGHT AND POWER (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2002 by Toby.
The Weihrauch hw57 air rifle is a good buy but for the catch on the cocking arm. (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2002 by Zigge.
The Weihrauch hw57 is a good air rifle for a fair price. Value for money and good performance! (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2002 by harry leighton.
The Weihrauch hw57 air rifle offers excellent performance with good pellets. A cheap, reliable gun for target and hunting! (read more)