Weihrauch HW77 - Review
I have always been a big fan of the HW77, so I contacted the local agents to see if they still had wooden stock HW77 in .177 calibre.
They did and when I found out the price I rushed into town to have a look. As soon as I picked up the rifle I was impressed as the
balance was perfect for me and it shouldered really well. I also liked the new style ambidextrous stock with higher cheek piece
and checkering on the slimline forestock.
It gets even better from here on :
The open sights are amazing with their long sight line and finely adjustable rear sight with a choice of four style notches ( a feature common to other HW`s)
For the first time (compared to any other open sights I have tested on new rifles) the rifle was already on target at 18m. I only had to click it down a bit and to the left
Now I do not have good eyesight so in most cases open sights do not work for me, but not so with the HW77 its first 10shots were in a group
almost as good as I get with a scoped rifle. I did clean the barrel before use with a snake bore and used 6 patches and then two felt cleaning
pellets backed up by JSB 10.34 gn pellets
The rifle being the full length barrel version is easy to cock and I was surprised by the smoothness of the cocking action. The firing cycle
seeing as its a FAC version was also very mild and I do not need to comment on the excellent record trigger.
In fact I would have thought that the rifle was somewhat low on power for an FAC version.
So after a fair number of pellets , time to test with the Shooting Chrony
JSB 8.44 gn Av vel 884 ft/sec ES 14.7 ME 14.6
JSB 10.3 gn Av vel 793 ft/sec ES 12.3 ME 14.5
So the Weihrauch HW77 lives up to its reputation even in FAC form and I look forward to seeing how it shoots at greater distance
once I have run it in with a good scope fitted .I will also be adding a sling for field carry use.
The under lever release giving a twin barrel effect a neat touch.