There were times when I was so skilled with my HW30 that I could offhand hit a match at 32 yards (30 meters). However, that was at a time when I only had this air rifle and a lot of time. Unfortunately, those days are over. I’m not necessarily a bad shooter now, but I’m still a long way from my best form back then.
Today I will show you one of my favorite rifles again.
I filmed the review of Weihrauch HW 44 many weeks ago and took a closer look at it. The post and video were very well received by readers and viewers. I promised back then that if you were interested, I would make a second video. Today is the day!
Ok, I admit the setup is more than unusual! My point today was not to recreate realistic 10-meter precision shooting, since I’m not really good in that. I wanted to get the maximum precision out of the pistol with the equipment I had available.
The model presented today is a classic break-barrel air pistol with a ball lock. This is a proven system that enjoys great popularity. You hold the HW70 by the grip and push the barrel down at the front until it locks into place. Then you load a caliber .177 (4.5 mm) pellet into the barrel and close it.
There are two different versions of the air pistol. I’m testing Weihrauch HW70 Black Arrow today. It doesn’t have open sights and needs to be shot with a scope. You can choose between a pistol scope or a reflex sight, for example. In addition, the pistol has a muzzle brake at the barrel end.
The small HW 30 S is a manageable air rifle with excellent handling. It is light, compact, slim, and thus can be easily operated well by younger or weaker shooters. Often you hear that it is a youth rifle. But I disagree with that. I’m 42 years old now and far from youthful. Nevertheless, I have a lot of fun with the small HW 30.
I think the new stock of the 2020 version is very well done. The new shape of the buttstock makes the rifle look sportier. I really like the stippling on the forend and grip.
Weihrauch HW44 is a compressed air gun that works with a cartridge pressure of up to 200 bar. If we take a look at the F version, that is, the version of the pistol with a maximum power of 7.5 joules, the cartridge has an excellent range of 105 shots. The drum magazine, of which two are included, holds a total of 10 rounds in .177 (4.5 mm) caliber. Therefore, 10 complete magazines can be fired before the 50-cc compressed air cartridge has to be refilled.