This has been an interesting excercise, as I had been hoping to get this ready for the UK Recoiling championships at Anston in April. But like a lot of things I have not had enough time to get it exactly doing what I wanted it to do. I cant fault the accuracy or the power, but I have not quite got the recoil down to a level that you can shoot with confidence with. Its not loke it has a lot of recoil, but just enough to make it a bit too lively for the sort of ranges we are expecting.
So anticipating that it would not be ready I got hold of a Weihrauch HW95K in .177. I have gone on record as saying my old SMK XS20 was an awesome rifle, so it was logical to take the opportunity to get a HW95, as it was available in .177.
Now things were looking up, as the first three months of the year
, my shooting had suffered as a result of trying different things with the Mod55s. So the introduction of the HW95K to the arsenal was to be a forward step
Things never work out how you think they will, do they? Anyway my downward shooting trend continued and I have only been shooting scores around the mid 50% mark. I needed to get some form back, so I studied my record files to see if I could find a common cause to corrulate the downward spiral of my scores and the rifles I have been shooting.
The next step was to see which rifle had been the most consistant. I need not have even considered this as I already knew the answer. The only springer I had shot well in the last two years was my old Walther LGV
I am now the proud owner of this Walther LGV Challenger. Again a .177, but in the Synthetic stock. I am not a fan of synthetic stocks, as I am a bit old school, and believe a rifle stock is supposed to be made from wood, however ther is an upside, as the Challenger is over a lb lighter.
This one was from a group who offer shooting experiences to disabled and dissadvantaged people, but the group are moving towards a fleet of PCP's (easier for the disabled shooter) and this was at a pricenearly £200 under new.
My only other springer at the moment is my SMK (BAM) B19