Weihrauch HW 50S Ansicht rechts komplett

Finally testing Weihrauch HW 50 S!

I’ve had the air rifle on my radar for a long time. For years I have been hearing a lot of positive things and requests that I should finally do a review of HW 50 S. Many readers and viewers have already considered the rifle as an option but are not quite sure whether to spend the money. With my post and video today, I’ll try to give you answers to all your questions. Let’s start…

Material and workmanship of Weihrauch HW 50 S

As you would hardly expect otherwise, Weihrauch HW 50 S is of excellent quality. As soon as you take the rifle out of the box, you quickly realize that you have chosen high quality by buying it. The system and barrel are nicely burnished, the beech wood of the stock is processed without any flaws and nicely oiled. Here’s my first tip for you: to keep it that way, get yourself some corrosion protection and stock finish. If you use it to maintain your HW 50 S, the rifle will outlive you and still look great.

The trigger

As with almost all of the other high-quality Weihrauch spring-piston air rifles, HW 50 S also uses the match trigger Rekord. The trigger is an absolute quality feature. If you ever think about buying a Weihrauch air rifle, make sure that it has the Weihrauch match trigger Rekord.

If you want to shoot accurately, the trigger is so incredibly important that, in my opinion, you should make sure it’s good even on an amateur air rifle. If you spend 50 Euros more for your first air rifle, I can guarantee that you will have much more fun with the hobby. Of course, we all have to keep an eye on our spending. But I’m sure if you listen to my advice, you won’t regret your decision.

Shooting Weihrauch HW 50 S

Once you’ve fired the first few shots with HW 50 S, you immediately realize that you’ve got a great air rifle in your hands. The proportions, balance and feel of Weihrauch HW 50 S flatter the shooter.

The recoil, which I would classify as medium, doesn’t pose the greatest challenges to the shooter.

Cocking the rifle goes very smoothly. Nothing scratches or rubs. Should the joint ever get a little rough, you can add a small drop of gun lubricating oil and everything will run smoothly again.

All in all, it really needs to be said that shooting with HW 50 S is very enjoyable and comfortable.

My conclusion of Weihrauch HW 50 S

Weihrauch HW50 S is a rifle that appeals to quality-conscious shooters. Anyone who finds Weihrauch HW30S too small, but HW 35 a bit too big and heavy, should take a closer look at HW 50 S. To me, this is the perfect mix of the two extremely popular air rifles.

If you watch the video, you can see how consistent and accurate the air rifle is. You don’t have to sacrifice anything here either.

I enjoyed the test very much. Anyone who has not yet had the pleasure should make sure to get their hands on this model.

Have you ever shot Weihrauch HW 50 S?

What’s your favorite air rifle? I’m really curious!

Thank you for reading!

Best wishes!

Yours, Andi

Interesting link:

Do you already know my international YouTube channel? HERE you will find videos of more powerful air rifles in English.

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Technical data

  • Total length: 40.55” (103 cm)
  • Barrel length: 15.55” (39.5 cm)
  • Total weight: 6.83 lbs. (3.1 kg)
  • Caliber: .177 (4.5 mm), also available in .20 (5.0 mm) and .22 (5.5 mm)
  • Trigger: Match trigger Rekord
  • Safety: Automatic
  • Scope mount: 11 mm prism rail
  • Velocity: .177 (4.5 mm) – 623 fps ( 190 m/s); .22 (5.5 mm) – 426 fps (130 m/s)


My conclusion

What I like:

Great shooting feeling, known Weihrauch quality

What I don’t like:

Hmm… I’m thinking… If I think of something, I’ll add it…



Recommended for:

recreational shooters, plinkers


approx. 250 €


Here I test the precision at a distance of 11m while the gun sits on a gun rest. The more stars, the better the precision.


Handling is the overall rating of how the rifle can be handled by the shooter. This includes transport, cocking and loading the rifle, handling in prone, kneeling, and standing positions as well as weight and recoil.

Material / Processing:

The materials used and their processing are evaluated here.


The price is approximate and can of course vary depending on the model.

5 thoughts on “Weihrauch HW50 S air rifle – My test and review”

  1. erről a puskáról álmodom.Nálunk nem lehet beszerezni de sajnos nyugdíjas vagyok esélyem sincs rá.:( 🙁
    Jelenleg egy 40 év körüli Slavia 630 am van

  2. I love you his rifle, amazing stock finish.
    This version in Germany, how many power (joules) they have?
    What scope do you use in this review?
    Thanks from Portugal

  3. We have the 99s here in the UK but it’s pretty much the same. Fantastic rifle that gives my HW100 a run for it’s money in terms of accuracy.

    1. Thanks a lot for your comment! Oh yes, the accuracy ist really amazing! In case if you think about the money this rifle costs! 😀


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