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    Hi,

    which do i choose a new hw50s or used fairly new hw80, prices about the same
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    50S. HW 80 is clunky
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    Everyone should own a 50s at least once.
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    I would not choose any new Weihrauch springer.
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    If I my ask why !
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    The LGV or LGU would give you a much nicer shot cycle out of the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juniork View Post
    The LGV or LGU would give you a much nicer shot cycle out of the box.

    Yip. LGV for a fun gun.
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    I must admit for the more powerful springers will take an LGV ultra comp anytime but the smaller Weirauch rifles, HW 30 and HW 50 have a very nice compact feel about them and are mechanically well built
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogtrix View Post
    If I my ask why !

    From what I have seen and owned I think that anything HW springer pre 2007 was better made. So, I would buy one of those rather.

    There is a 120mm (only 30mm for the HW80K version) difference in length between the HW80 and the HW50s, I m not so sure that it should translate to the former being "clunky"

    HW80 is a decent springer too: Weihrauch HW80K - The Legend reviewed ~ Air Rifle SA Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pellet pusher View Post
    Everyone should own a 50s at least once.
    I agree other options are Diana 240 or a RWS 320 not exactly elephant guns but you can feed them wirh the lighter and hopefully cheaper diet of the Gecko or similar pellets and you will not feel like you have had a gym work out on your Biceps ,build quilty is a bit better then the far eastern, turkish spanish or oriental offerings
    Although I think that the Diana rifles are made in china as well as the RWS rifles but under the QC control of the intended branding company
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    I was really impressed with a new hw50s i sold! Out of the box almost on target at 15m, after scope fitted it came really close to a one hole group at 15m. Build quality was very nice!
    Weihrauch hw50s unboxing!! - YouTube
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    +1. The HW50 is a must-have.
    An expert lube tune will make it even better.
    Personally, I'll seek a HW90 long before a HW80, if I could find the purpose in these canons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kettieklip View Post
    +1. The HW50 is a must-have.
    An expert lube tune will make it even better.
    Personally, I'll seek a HW90 long before a HW80, if I could find the purpose in these canons.
    Lube tunes are nice but import and fit a Vortek kit, you will not beleive the difference!
    I own all the guns discussed here so speak of expereince.
    The HW80 is a lovely gun and a true legend when it comes to power, the HW50s is a fantastic
    sub 12fpe gun.
    Guess it is a matter of choice between high power or sub 12 fpe.
    I would buy either of them no problem....... well I baught both

    Quote Originally Posted by dogtrix View Post
    I must admit for the more powerful springers will take an LGV ultra comp anytime but the smaller Weirauch rifles, HW 30 and HW 50 have a very nice compact feel about them and are mechanically well built
    The LGV's are sub 12fpe guns, for power get a HW80, mine deliveres almost 20Fpe.
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    Cannot handle the recoil on the big powerful springers
    not able to hit an A4 sheet of paper at 10 mtrs
    nor cock the damned thing
    shot placement more important than energy
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogtrix View Post
    Cannot handle the recoil on the big powerful springers
    not able to hit an A4 sheet of paper at 10 mtrs
    nor cock the damned thing
    shot placement more important than energy

    When fitted with a proper kit the big guns behave nicely.
    Agreed on shot placement.
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