My first impressions of both the HW100T and HW100S
were ones of admiration. They rifles are fantastically built the
attractive cylinder with multicoloured pressure gauge is one of
the great features including a sturdy cocking leaver, an exceptionally
well designed magazine holding system and a new all improved silencer.
So what's the difference between the H100T and
HW100S well essentially in bare metal nothing, but in stock there
is a massive difference. While I like the HW100S (Sports Stock)
I much prefer the more attractive and in my opinion better handling
HW100T (Thumbhole Stock). The stock is well crafted and nice to
So are they characteristically heavy, while yes
unfortunately they are heavier than the average multishot pneumatic.
I am sure a lot of you who walk the fields gun in hand for hours
on end would not enjoy the weight of this gun but for most airgunners
the weight is nothing more than an average spring rifle so I doubt
it will put many shooters off.
So how easy is the gun to use? Most modern multishots
tend to have at least one flaw or inconvenient feature, which
rubs people up the wrong way. Has the HW 100 got any? Yes probably
the most annoying thing about this gun is the cylinder it seems
heavy for the amount of air it holds which probably explains the
weight of the gun but more importantly there is no fill valve
on the gun this forces the airgunner to unscrew the cylinder in
order to refill. Not a major problem I hear a few of you cry,
well probably not but all the same depending on how quickly it
unscrew it, it loses a bit of pressure on the way out.
So how easy is it to load? And does it multishot
magazine jam? Well the answer is it is exceptionally easy to unclip
the magazine and to load the pellets. The no fuss magazine allows
you to quickly insert pellets and because you get two its shot
life is even better. The magazine unclips very easily with a well
built clip for securing it. Due to the fact that the magazine
is open you can easily see how many shots you have left, unless
you are in the dark of course.
The well built cocking lever is smooth and quick,
no annoying stiffness and the magazine puts every pellets precisely
in position ensuring no forcing of the lever or jiggling of the
magazine found in some of the other multishots.
The HW100 is a superbly accurate rifle, out in
the field its ease of use and unbelievably quiet silencer makes
you think that maybe you didn’t fire that shot. But the
resulting thud and drop tells you everything you need to know.
This rifle is deceiving the silencer as you pull
the trigger does not mirror its formidable accuracy and power.
I tested both the HW110S in a .22 and HW100T in a .177 I found
both to be fantastic rifles in the field. Although as ever I would
choose the .177 for pure accuracy and delivery of the pellet to
the vital killing area.
On the range the HW100 performed as expected,
it grouped like a dream.
I said at the beginning the Weihrauch HW100 rifles truly are Super
guns with an unrivalled build quality that shows. If you are after
a good, quiet well built multishot these airguns have to be on
the contenders list. Apart from the few minor niggles as mentioned
this gun is fantastic both on the range and in the field.
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