Weihrauch HW 100 vs. HW 110!
Many Weihrauch fans and other shooters have come to me in recent years asking which of the two Weihrauch pre-charged air rifles they should buy and what the differences are. The price of the two rifles differs by about 300 euros, so there must be a reason.
I took a closer look at the two air rifles, worked out the similarities and differences and present the result to you today.
The similarities in the comparison HW 100 vs. HW 110
Both rifles are available for the German market with an F-in-pentagon mark, which means that you can buy them from the age of 18 without a special permit.
Both are regulated pre-charged air rifles with a cartridge pressure of 200 bar. This means that the rifle regulates the possible different pressure that exists in the cartridge and always delivers the same power to the pellet. Thus, extremely consistent results can be achieved.
Both rifles are available in the standard version with a barrel length of 16” (410mm) and a 1/2″ UNF thread on the barrel end. However, if you opt for a Weihrauch HW 100 F.S.B. (fully shrouded barrel – i.e., a silenced barrel), then the rifle doesn’t have a thread for attaching a silencer or compensator.
HW 100 as well as HW 110 are available in the carbine version (with “K” in the name). They then have a 12” (310mm) long barrel.
The differences in the comparison HW 100 vs. HW 110
There are some differences between the two air rifles after all.
Starting with the magazine. While HW 110 uses the same magazine as Weihrauch HW 44, namely a 10-round drum magazine Weihrauch HW 100 has a 14-round drum magazine. There is also a single-shot adapter for HW 100. That’s important for shooters who want to shoot an official competition with it because there are usually no magazines allowed.
The system of HW 100 consists of two metal blocks connected to each other. HW 110 has one block made of ballistic polymer (plastic).
The cartridge of HW 100 is made of metal. It is exchangeable. The 1/8″ Quickfill adapter included in the scope of delivery can be inserted into the Quickfill connector. The second way to fill the cartridge is to unscrew the cartridge and connect it to the 5/8″ thread of a pump or charging cylinder with the enclosed fill probe.
With HW 110, the cartridge is firmly glued into the system. This is also the reason why this air rifle can only be filled via the Quickfill connector. Of course, the required fill probe is included in the scope of delivery.
The manual safety of Weihrauch HW 100 is located on the right side. On HW 110, it can be operated from the left as well as from the right side.
The cocking lever on Weihrauch HW 110 is made of plastic and offers a widened surface for the fingers to grip. HW100 has a straight metal cocking lever. There’s a hole at the end to attach the included biathlon lever. This lever increases the handling when cocking the rifle considerably.
Both rifles offer the shooter the option of mounting a scope on the Picatinny rail. With HW 110, this rail is firmly embedded in the system block. HW 100, on the other hand, has a milled 11mm dovetail rail. However, the included Picatinny rail can be attached with two screws.
No matter which of the two air rifles you choose, you will have an excellent air rifle in its respective price range.
In the review of Weihrauch HW 110 and HW 100 you can also make your own comparisons in terms of consistency, precision and trigger behavior.
Now it’s up to you to decide based on advantages, disadvantages, and of course, price.
Which air rifle would you prefer?
Have I forgotten anything else in my comparison of Weihrauch HW 100 vs. HW 110?
If you notice anything, please let me know.
Thank you for reading!
2 thoughts on “Weihrauch HW 100 vs. HW 110 – Similarities and differences”
Greetings from Canada,
When I was a teenager, I lived in the country and got a cheap air rifle, with the spring lever on the barrel. I really didn’t have a chance to use it very much as I eventually went to medical school and devoted, most of my life to practicing medicine. I am now going on my 45th year in medical practice and 10 years of training on top of that. So, you can probably calculate that I’m not young anymore!
In about 2005 or 2006 I purchased an HW 100 with a spare air cylinder and a foot pump. Regrettably I was too busy with my work to really get much use out of it and furthermore, I found the manual foot pumping to be extremely difficult and exhausting (even though I was quite young and fit at the time). As I recall it, I think I probably only filled each of the cylinders on two occasions, and then put it in a gun safe and totally forgot about it
Recently I learned about air pumps that could fill the cylinders and I purchased a Nomad II, however, I don’t know what type of adaptor I need to put between the end of the cylinder with the large male threading and the end of the hose coming from the air compressor, which has a small, quick-connect female end. The store at which I purchased the HW 100 has gone out of business in the intervening years and I don’t know where I can get good advice. I started watching some of your videos and I found them to be extremely helpful and comprehensive.
I watched your videos regarding the HW 44 and I’m convinced I’d want to buy one. I will not talk about that just now and probably write to you again in a separate dialogue, as long as you don’t get tired of me, asking too many questions.
On a personal note, I have come to Germany many times, as the sports-medical doctor for the Canadian national alpine ski team and interestingly, the Canadian team and the German team were very closely aligned, and the coaches were extremely good friends, as were the skiers, allowing us to train together and spend a lot of time together. I got to know all the German coaches and the skiers in the 53 1/2 weeks that I spent in Europe, working with the team between 1980 and 2007. Many a beer stein was emptied, and JaegerMeister was used strictly for medicinal purposes! You might remember the Crazy Canucks in the early 80s!
Enough of the reminiscing! I hope it is not too much trouble for you to correspond with me. I would be very appreciative.
wow, thanks a lot for your very nice and cool comment! This was really very interesting for me what you have written. Very cool, that you were in germany for a few times 🙂
Yes of course, you can contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org per mail. So i can answer you every question you have 🙂 I will take me the time of course 🙂
Wish you all the best!