Written on: 16/05/2013
After useing the hw77 since it came out in the 80s. This gun is spot on hardley any noise and hits the mark time after time. First time out with this rifle took rabbit out at 30 yards with out the animal noing what had happened so this gun is lighter than the hw77k but has the perfect power to do the job it was built for and thats why it gets five stars. Well done it will take another 25 years to beat this one (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2013 by awesmith
Just got my HW97K home and I'm very pleased with it . I have always wanted a Weihrauch and this model is just what I wanted. Its very heavy but thats probably down to the quality of the build.... I was sold "superpoint" pellets with it ( 14.5gr) .... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2013 by GRT90 (2 reviews written)
I have just recently purchesed this rifle and I have got to say, what a rifle it is! Being German it is very well built and deadly accurate. This has got to be the best spring powerd rifle on the market. If you get the chance to buy one I suggest you do, You wont regret it. I also suggest getting it upgraded by putting a V-Mach spring in it. This will transform it from great to superb! Hope this helps any of you looking at getting one, it will never let you down. (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2012 by Dansolo (1 review written)
I bought the nickel plated synthetic stock version in .22, to start with it was great for approx 500 rounds, then I started getting issues with accuracy, I've had it tuned and yesterday started to zero... Accuracy is still really off, I can't get a group of less than 3-4 inches at 30 yards! And no, it's not me lol (I can get 1/2 inch groups at 55 yards with my pro sport!) I have changed scope thinking it may have been that but no, still having accuracy problems, I have tried a couple of... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2012 by WeihrauchKID (1 review written)
Just purchased gun yesterday, only fired one pellet thus far. And I have to sayits got some power, testing it in my garden from 10 meters away it punched straight through my wheelie bin :). Using Webley accupell 4.5 mm, can't wait to get the scope I ordered watch out rabbits. The gun is a little heavy but that shows quality to me plus it's German manufactured you can't get better IMHO, id rather it be heavy than flimsy. (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2012
forget the pro sport, the hw 97kt or 97k is far better a vey nice gun (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2011
Hi, I own this rifle and have chosen this maker for along time because of here excellnt accuracy and build, my own hw 97k has the old more slimmer and lighter hw 77 stock on it it swaps straight over with no altering and has a better feel than the lump it comes with and looks more pleasing to the eye out of all the sub 12ft lb air rifles I own including the pcp's this one holds my record for longest shot/kill rabbit it was 64ydsthe nearest any of the others have come to this was the BSA... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2011
I have just received my Weihrauch hw97k wood and what a fantastic rifle. I realise that people are complaining about the weight, but I think this is only a personal opinion, I love a heavy rifle for different reasons. I just want to say this is fantastic. I did shoot a few shots with this rifle after receiving it and there was nothing to complain about for within a circle of 15mm and a distance of 20 meters, every shot was within that circle. Pastor Stols (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011
Just did a HW57 review, this is the bigger brother 97 model also in 177 for flatter trajectory and field target competition capabilities. Except fairly heavy.
Mine came quite close to the legal 12ft/lbs in the summer.
Miner-mods can be made, as for all springers to soften recoil effects. Ones zeroed , the 97 is up there with the best of field -target quality rifles and should win competitions.
Eg- Will hit 15mm metal target kills at 55yds even with windy conditions from bench-rest or... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2010
Amazing Gun for the money. with my .177 hw97k I am a match for my brother with his AAS410. I have fitted a sling because of the weight. but can still hit a 5p at 50m with a hawke sidewinder scope. great for hunting and for hft. have shot many different guns and so far the hw97k out of the box the TX200/Pro Sport, are the only match, but a hw97k with a light tune up is probably the best spring gun availible. 10/10 (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2010
HnN pellets work very well in this gun. Its nice and weighted with a silencer as standard. In my opinion the best spring rifle on the market! (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2010 by robmclean (1 review written)
Anyone know good hunting pellets for this?
This gun is very very accurate, it is heavy but deal with it when you get power and accuracy like this gun provides what do you expect? People whinning about the weight should go to the gym, I shot from he shoulder a can at 50 yards no issues.
Overall awesome and well worth the money, buy second hand though makes it much more cost effective.
Written on: 09/08/2010 by sully123 (2 reviews written)
I own a hw97k in .177 cal, i also own a hw77k in .22 cal. both rifles are as good as one another apart from the 97k is the more modern version of the 77k and benefits from a higher cheek piece and a silencer and slightley more modern stock; both shoot as well as one another but the .177 97k has a flatter trajectory and makes a excellent rifle for shooting rabbits if the recoil is handled correctly. This rifle will shoot aswell as any PCP if the artillery hold is practiced to it's full when... (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2010
I have owned my .22 HW97K for around 7 years and I absolutely love it. It is very accurate and never loses power. Yes it is very heavy, in fact heavier than an AK47 or an M16 assault rifle but that does not bother me. You will need a good heavy duty leather strap to carry it round fields though. Mine has a Hawke nite eye 4-16 x50 and a laser which brings the total weight to about 12 pounds so not for light weight people.Best all round pellet for hunting or target use I found is the German... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2010 by biggraham69 (1 review written)
I have just bought a 97K of these after much umming and ahhing. I almost got sucked into buying a cheap chinese model but when you have fired a Weirauch you can feel the difference straight away. Infact you only need to hold one to feel the quality.I went to Tonys Camo in Saltney and and the guy there was very helpful, ran me through all the pro's and cons of the different rifles they have. Once I had a fire of the HW97 I knew I had to have it. Its a fantastic gun, very powerful and mega... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2010
Bought the thumbhole version and i love it.Can be used for all aspects of shooting.Very accurate.Heavy ...well not for a big brut like me but if your small in frame or young yes.Build quality is as good as it gets for an off the shelf gun so can i recomend it.oh yes. YOU won't be disapointed (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2010
really good gun powerfull and extremely accurat 1 bad point its weight its like walking around with a cannon apart from that its a really good gun (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2010 by GanjaGoblin (1 review written)
Amazing gun!! Just got rid of my BSA supersport and P.E for the WH97K .177 Its in a completley different leauge altoghther. very accurate down to the rekord trigger which is incredibly smooth, and has enough power to take down and smallish mamual. I would recommend this gun to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2010
I have had my HW97k .177 for about 3 months, and i think it is great, i bought it second-hand, but in good condition with the standard stock for £200, and i absolutely love it. i use it at HFT and i hit 30 out of 40, but that's down to my shooting lol. the thing i wish i could change about it is the weight, it's quite heavy,but you get used to it. i shoot it every Sunday, and i had it tuned at 'Sandwell field sports' and i tell you what, they do a smashing job, but i give the gun 10 out of... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2010
superb piece of kit. its a rifle that you wont want to sell (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010 by carliam (1 review written)
I recently bought the HW97K, it is my first springer. The rifle looks amazing and i have only heard positive reviews about it. How ever when i used the HW97K all of my shots were bouncing back, i was using an average weight domed pellet and i was firing at chip board wood from about 10 meters away. These pellets and that wood in that distance were no problem for my old Umarex 850Airmagnum(co2 powered)The HW97K is currently being looked at by the gun dealer so i'll hopefully find out that the... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2010 by ken68 (4 reviews written)
Perfect had my 97k for mant years and looks brand new. performance is great use a light gr .22 and there is some quality pellets out ther now . have a mount master 3-9x40 just now and its been great but getting the mount master 4-12-x50 AO mill dot very soon .i would recomend this. its not as fast firing as precharged with magazines but thats a personal choice i have freinds with pre charge and they still enjoy a shot of the 97k ,keep it clean maintain it and if you ever change the spring... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2010 by AdC123 (2 reviews written)
The Weihrauch HW97K is an excellent underlever Springer with good power, accuracy and great reliability (it justkeeps going tin after tin with no problems at all). Some have criticised this gun for being too heavy but this adds to the accuracy as it keeps the gun steady - this said, some young children and teens may find this a problem. After shooting friends more powerful PCP's I still prefer the HW97K due to the PCP's inaccuracy and running out of air midway through a shooting event. This... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2009
Quality piece of kit out of the box.
Earlier today I put a 3-9x40 AGS scope on my hw97k and took it out onto the range and set it up at 20 yards , pellet through pellet, i then took it back to 35 yards and again it put pellet on pellet.
I took it back to 50 yards where i used my first mil dot and put pellet on pellet once again.
I didnt think for once minute i could do this but the gun is perfectly capable and it still hits hard.
It may be abit heavy but sometime i th ink heavier the... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2009
Das ist echt das geilste Gewehr, was es gibt! Ich hab Walther power pellets verschossen, da hatte selbst der fetteste Blumentopf keine chance! und auch an der Treffgenauigkeit fehlt nichts. Man k nnte allerdings noch eine Fischhaut in den Schaft einarbeiten, denn sie rutscht manchmal weg. Auf jeden Fall w rde ich mir sie Kaufen, sie ist nur zu empfehlen! (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2009
Bought my hw97k some three months ago after reading loads of reviews looking at top end springers (using sites such as this)! What can I say, this rifle is a super bit of kit!
Yes it's a tad on the heavy side but fine for adults and older teenagers. Younger kids will probably struggle holding and cocking. I fitted a sling which is almost mandatory when shooting in the field for any length of time.
The stock looks very smart with its decorative laser cut 'dimples' but I find this... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2009
Weihrauch HW 975 - All the gun you'll ever need,fur ,feather or target (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2009
the hw97k air rifle is the only gun you will need. iv just sold all my other guns pcp,s in fac and sub 12 ftb springers..cos over the last year or so iv found myself just using the 97k..i got my fac licence last year and got a bit carried away with the fac power..after the novelty wore of and being sick of poor accuracy from the pcps after an hours shooting cos the air runs out. iv come back to my hw97k and that's a statement all in it self cos iv owned daystates, theobens,logan's tx200,pro... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2009
Weihrauch HW97 k ...I have used / owned this gun since March / 09 and put 6 tins of pellets through, the gun has now settled down and got used to me and me to it. The pellet I have used giving best results are Webley Mosquito express. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009 by adyhughes (1 review written)
The Weihrauch HW97 is an all round MANS!!!! MANS!!!! Rifle heavy, what are you all moaning about? The weight delivers consistant accuracy!! Good well built gun. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2009
Weihrauch HW 97K is way too heavy and you can't get good aiming with it. Good cocking but everything else just doesn't seem as good as the HW95. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009
the weihrauch HW 97k is a very good gun,it is consistentley accurate out to 30 yards im getting 2'' groups with bsa intercepter pellets and i buy them for £2.50 a tin. it is also very good for hunting i shot small prey at about 25 yards and it flew about a foot in the ari and fliiped so its quite powerfull. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009 by Plinker Ponker (4 reviews written)
My friend owns one of these airguns- I'm glad I don't. To me It seems to be a bit too heavy to comfortable carry. Having said that it has very reasonable power and a good smoothe cocking action. I find the accuracy so so but the owner of the gun seems to be a great shot with The Weihrauch HW 97k. Its not the gun for me but but it would suit some people. If your just going to sit in a hide its a good choise but carrying it any is hard (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2009
The Weihrauch HW 97K is a very good rifle accurate and plenty of power.
Live in Holland so now power regulations. have it tunned with maccari spring. Does 14.2 fpe. good for pigeon and rabbit. (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2009
Teh Weihrauch HW 97K is a great gun, trully awesome, i shot a rabbit at 40 yards on my first outing with it, trully awesome (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2009
The Weihrauch HW 97K is a great gun for target and hunting, very accurate but hard to keep still due to weight but easier than light guns.
great all rounder (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009
I bought the Weihrauch HW 97K .20 Blue Laminate HW97 about a month ago, and I love it. It is extremely accurate, I can get 1/4inch groups at 30yds and less than 1inch at 50yds. This gun loves Beeman FTS pellets, so much so that I have not tried anything else. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2009 by saade (1 review written)
This Weihrauch HW 97K rifle is as good or better than my HW77 which I also owned.
The accuracy is better than most humans can manage unless it is clamped in a vise!
I shoot RWS .177 SuperDome pellets and use a Bushnell 3-20 variable power scope with this rifle.
My guess is, that I have put over 3000 pellets through it and it still shoots excellent.
The only chrono data I have is with the SuperDome pellets, with a high reading of 883 fps and a low of 852 fps. I have shot out to 75 yards with no... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009 by waspfan (4 reviews written)
I have had my Weihrauch HW 97Know for over a year , this gun is second only to the HW98 and its a very hard choice to decide which one to use when i go shooting on a thursday night at the club.
One thing that did go wrong was it drifted over the limit but that was proberbly my fault because i shot nearly a tin and a half through it in one night. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2009 by papermonkey (2 reviews written)
Really good looking rifle.Accurate,practical, a joy to use. I have the weihrauch HW 97 .22 cal and works really well with eley wasps 5.56mm in the blue tin.Have tried a few penetration tests and these were by far the best all rounder. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2009
The Weihrauch HW97 MKII is a great rifle. I previously owned an HW77 and it was just as nice. I shoot regularly at 30 yards in my backyard and hit my knock-down targets through 1" diameter spacers over the kill zones.
Beautiful looking weapon that shoots as well as it looks. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2009
The Weihrauch HW97k is well made, sturdy, accurate and constant as the best hight end spring action airguns. The trigger is quite good and the price is not cheap, but reasonable, at least in my country, Italy. And has a really nice look! It's a bit too heavy to be really easily handled, and the stock, nice in itself, maybe too prone to scratches and unadjustable. It's not comparable with pcps for reactions, trigger management and effective accuracy, of course, but it's practical. It's a... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2009 by chambo25
very very smooth firing, easy to handle,whisper quiet,great looker, go for the .177 as a lot better hunting weapon + top fps. tx200 or hw97k ??????
weihrauch evry day of the week handled both fired both !!!! (read more)