I’m testing Weihrauch HW85!
Once again, I managed to get an air rifle that I haven’t held or shot before. Today I have a Weihrauch HW85 for you. I found only a few posts on the Internet and practically no German-language videos on YouTube. I guess HW85 hasn’t made a big appearance on the shooters’ and gun reviewers’ radar yet. It’s time to change that! You will certainly confirm that it’s worth taking a closer look at it after reading this review.
The setup for today’s test
Today I tested a brand-new riflescope. The Hawke Airmax 30 WA SF 10×44. The scope is extremely precise and the illuminated AMX reticle is very fine. I will test it again separately at some point.
I used a Sportsmatch UK ATP61 mount. In my tutorial on mounting and sighting in scopes, I also explain, among other things, the advantages of using a height-adjustable mount.
As always with Weihrauch air rifles, the pellets used are the AirGhandi’s Finest.
Of course, you can get all these products in my store www.jabolo.de!
Technical specifications of Weihrauch HW85
When I opened the box, I found a neatly packed air rifle that was quite long. At 45.8” (116.5 cm), HW85 is one of the largest Weihrauch Sport break-barrel air rifles. It is also available as HW85 K with a 16.1” (41 cm) barrel. Then the rifle is a bit more compact. However, I have the normal version with the 19.6” (50 cm) rifled barrel. At 7.7 lbs. (3.5 kg), the rifle is 0.66 lbs. (300 g) lighter and slimmer than, for example, Weihrauch HW35.
The trigger is the well-known Weihrauch match trigger Rekord. As usual, it’s excellently preadjusted. You really have to compliment the company Weihrauch on this. Nothing is left to chance here, and the fun with the new rifle begins the moment you open the box.
In the box, in addition to the instruction manual, are also four front sight inserts that can be attached to the front sight tunnel of the open sight. However, I personally like the one installed by default the best. The rear sight has four rear sight blades and is of course fully adjustable. This gives you the great opportunity to choose exactly the combination of rear sight and front sight that you like best.
If you don’t want to shoot the rifle using the open sights, you have the option of attaching a scope to the 11mm prism rail. The long system also allows you to attach longer scopes without getting problems from protruding optics when loading.
Shooting with Weihrauch HW85
The air rifle feels great in the hand. When you cock the barrel, you can load a pellet in caliber .177 (4.5mm). Returning the barrel, just like cocking, doesn’t make any noise and is completely scratch-free.
The shooting performance of Weihrauch HW85 is outstandingly good. The rifle feels great when holding it in a shooting position and the recoil is extremely low. Lower than, for example, Weihrauch HW35. HW85 also isn’t sensitive when it comes to holding it. The artillery hold worked out great for me.
I immediately felt comfortable with it and was able to get a better result than with Weihrauch HW95 or HW98, for example.
Thanks to the checkering on the grip, HW85 fits well in the hand when shooting. The walnut finished stock is slim and the rubberized buttplate rests comfortably on the shoulder.
My conclusion of Weihrauch HW85
You notice it from the beginning! Here you have quality Made in Germany in your hand. Whether the cocking, the trigger, the processing of the stock, nothing is missing here! If you take proper care of the rifle, it will surely outlive you!
The shooting performance is excellent! HW85 makes it quite easy to achieve good results.
In my opinion, there are too few videos and reviews so far. I hope that one or the other shooter will put the rifle in their gun cabinet and then leave me feedback here under the review.
I could totally understand it!
Do you have a Weihrauch air rifle in your gun cabinet?
Thank you for reading!