The Weihrauch HW 97KT Air Rifle is at the apex of the evolution of fixed barrel air rifles, and if it does not impress you, nothing will!
There are those that regard this pellet gun, the Weihrauch HW 97KT Air Rifle, as the best that is out there. That would not be one of the best, that would be right out the best. Of course there would be a number of reasons for that, but for one thing it is because it is one of the most accurate air rifle on the market. That is just it, the Weihrauch HW 97KT Air Rifle impresses even the most ardent of air rifle enthusiasts.
There is some history to it. The Weihrauch HW 97KT Air Rifle is based on the HW77 which was at the prime of its popularity in the 1980s. That popularity, which remains the corner stone of both Weihrauch and the model’s fame, is the fact that they are amongst the very best when it comes to field target and silhouette target shooting.
You see there are probably a hundred (if not more) single shot, under lever, spring piston air rifles out there on the market. What distinguishes this particular model is the quality of the manufacture, for one thing, and the fact that if you can shoot, you will be able to shoot deadly accurately with this one.
It sports a beech wood sporter’s (thumbhole and pistol grip) stock, complete with stock chequering. The rubber butt pad is adjustable. Additionally it is fitted with a Weihrauch Rekord Trigger.
It does not come with sights, given that it is capable of firing at around 950 feet per second (in the .177 calibre incarnation), it seems apt that it needs to be fitted with a scope. It has, at just under R7000, a seriously hefty price tag. But given what you are getting, and that this will probably be the last air rifle that you buy, it is well worth every cent.
Here is a short video review, note his comments about this rifle’s place in the grand list of air rifles: