Good day, some advice needed on getting a springer for hft shooting. I have my mind set on a hw97. But because im new i dont really know about other rifles in that range that is equally as good for better price or equal.. Please advise.
Hi. The hw97 is absolutely brilliant. I have one and love it. However there are some other really good springers that will work well. Most of the bigger weihrach(spelling?) rifles will work. Hw50 and up. The Walther rifles are really good. The LGV etc. This is by no means an entire list there are many others. Just be careful of some of the Chinese rifles and all of the rifles advertised with ridiculous muzzle velocities (anything over 1000fps). They can't hit the side of a barn
HI, are you that guy that came to visit us at the WP HFT Champs?
I started with an LGV Challenger the best decision I ever made. The had a LGV competition Ultra which I sold and living with the regret to this day (@AndyT). My personal opinion would be to look for any of these in .177 in no specific order - Walther LGV/LGU, AA tx200/HC or HW97.
Contact Jacowp on the forum, he might have one that is setup and tuned for HFT. Or contact Darryl Meyer at Safari and Outdoor, his on the forum as well, his handle is Jakkals but I am not sure how often he logs in.
hehehe...and so it begins
I would say for the best out of the box performance the Walther LGU in its 16 joule format takes a lot of beating for the money.
HW97 - TX200.
You cant go wrong with either. They may need a cleanup (plenty of online help) or a cheapish drop-in kit.
Both rifles will exceed your ability if they are setup half decently.
If you buy second hand for a reasonable price, You will get your money back! and then you can buy a different springer and join the ranks of forumites who regret ever selling that one special airrifle.
Avoid cheap and nasty airrifles(purposely not mentioning brands). Several beginners try buy a cheap airrifle and then spend money tuning it to the point where it is still not as good as a decent brand. Fastest way to lose money is putting lipstick on a pig