So un­der­rated

Air Gunner - - Your Letters -

I’ve owned a Weihrauch HW98 for over 10 years, now, and I can hon­estly say it must be the most un­der­rated sporter of them all. These days, the air­gun man­u­fac­tur­ers have fi­nally caught on to the value of ad­justable stocks, but Weihrauch had that sussed a cou­ple of decades ago, when the HW98 was in­tro­duced. The same goes for the su­pe­rior grip, and there­fore han­dling ef­fi­ciency, of­fered by stip­pling. The HW98 has the en­tire grip and the com­plete un­der­side of the fore­stock cov­ered in high-qual­ity stip­pling, and it’s much the bet­ter for it.

Then again, Weihrauch were many years ahead with their Rekord trig­ger, so this sort of this is noth­ing new for them. I have a rea­son­able ar­moury of airguns, these days, in­clud­ing a few top-ofthe-range PCPs, but none give me the pure plea­sure I get from my HW98. Let’s hear it for one of the true great sporters. ALAN SYMONDS

Hello Alan, I couldn’t agree more; in fact I tested the HW98 back in Fe­bru­ary’s is­sue and the ti­tle of that fea­ture was ‘Ahead of its time’, be­cause this ri­fle cer­tainly is - and you can win one in this month’s comp! Ed.

Weihrauch re­ally did see the fu­ture when they de­signed the HW98

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