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Title: Good riddance
Post by: Baggawind on June 15, 2017, 04:49:20 PM
Well I finally got the HW110 back today, after being away for three weeks. It was down on power. The folks at HC had raised the power up to a healthy 11.5fpe so all I had to do was try it out for accuracy. Whilst I was at the shop an old guy was sending a new HW100 back because it was also down on power. When I told him about my rifle his reply was , " you didn,t buy one of those heaps of S--t did you? , They,re having loads of problems with them " Funny, because I also talked to a friend , a well known tuner, about the 110. He wasn,t exactly complimentary about them either. He reckons they are not even built by Weihrauch but by Umarex. He said the reg is from a Walther RM8. The old guy in the shop said the same. Anyway, I took the rifle home and did some tests , using various makes of pellets. All I can say is , it was crap . So, back it went and I got a full refund. Then it was back into the workshop and finish making the magazine set up for my home build. At least that will be reliable.
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: Steviewhitt on June 15, 2017, 06:45:10 PM
So you wouldn't recommend one? I'm interested in the walther rotex rm8, whats  wrong with the reg?
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: IceBlerk on June 16, 2017, 07:01:42 AM
.... back it went and I got a full refund.

Did the guy in the shop have anything to say? Have they had others returned?
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: Baggawind on June 16, 2017, 01:08:28 PM
Nothing wrong with the reg, it,s the whole package that,s wrong. Low power to start with. Why? Don,t they test rifles before sending them out to the dealers? They should do. The trigger is not up to what I would expect from Weihrauch. The magazines can,t easily be installed or removed one handed as you can with all other pcp,s. The side lever feels rough to operate and to cap it all , the bloody thing wasn,t accurate ! The dealer , from whom I buy most of my rifles , had sold ten and had , until I bought mine , had one returned due to being low on power. My dealer is a family business and always give me a good deal and never question my reasons for returning a rifle. Great people to deal with. He said he despairs over the number of pneumatics he has to return . He no longer deals with Daystate because EVERY ONE he has sold has gone back. He reckons BSA aren,t much better and even has problems with the occasional Air Arms. The only ones he,s had no problems with are Gamo Coyotes  ??? So, for now, I wont be buying another rifle, i,ll just carry on rebuilding my home build. I am waiting for a barrel and getting it anodised and powder coated. I still haven,t decided on the colour of the breech, blue or red .   
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: IceBlerk on June 16, 2017, 01:11:42 PM
.........blue or red .

BLUE!
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: Steviewhitt on June 16, 2017, 10:20:11 PM
I'm intrigued, how do you go about making your own air rifle?

I'd also go with red!
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: seagate on June 16, 2017, 10:37:55 PM
Sorry to hear of the problems with the hw, it makes very depressing reading.  :(
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: seagate on June 16, 2017, 10:41:56 PM
I'd go with black ,  any other colour looks cheap and tacky. 
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: Baggawind on June 17, 2017, 10:21:57 AM
I'm intrigued, how do you go about making your own air rifle?

I'd also go with red!
You need access to a lathe and a milling machine and know how to use both to a reasonably high standard. It helps if you are good at technical drawing. Luckily, I love drawing. It also helps if you know how these things work. My first airgun was a pistol, back in ,89. Unfortunately, in those days there was no information , articles, drawings , etc. regarding the internal workings of the pcp. So, I had to invent one myself, so to speak. I found out from the late Gerald Cardew what materials to use and that,s all the help I got. After completing the project I went out , next day , and got second place in an FT pistol shoot. Then I spoke to Barry Macraw , the first guy to use a pcp in FT, and he told me i,d made the valve wrong. Strange , its still in the gun and working 28 years later  ;) And , it has never leaked.
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: IceBlerk on June 18, 2017, 06:53:36 AM
@Baggy : It would be nice to see a pic of that 30 year old pistol. And did you continue to make valves "your way" or have you changed to the "standard way"? (I use the word "standard" advisedly.)
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: Baggawind on June 18, 2017, 01:42:25 PM
The pistol was converted into a carbine many years ago ( it was too heavy for a pistol ). And here she is. I call her my Uzi  :) ::)
(http://i1118.photobucket.com/albums/k618/Porkballs/DSCN0366.jpg)
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: Baggawind on June 18, 2017, 01:44:28 PM
Oh, I forgot, no, I make my valves to a more conventional design these days.
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: Gambo on June 18, 2017, 09:42:09 PM
Soz to hear about the 110 grief, but glad you've got a satisfactory conclusion with the full refund.
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: airgunnut on June 18, 2017, 11:34:46 PM
Bagga, you need to find yourself a nice falcon fn 19 ;D
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: IceBlerk on June 19, 2017, 07:12:11 AM
......... here she is. I call her my Uzi........

Another great looking weapon there, Baggy.
Title: Re: Good riddance
Post by: Baggawind on June 19, 2017, 01:24:50 PM
Great little rifle the Falcon, but not high enough shot count . I,m looking for a back -up rifle for ratting , something capable of 100 shots plus. The annoying thing with the 110 is that , according to members on the Weihrauch forum , it is a terrific rifle. But, like i,ve said before, If there,s a duff one out there i,m the guy who will buy it. Anyway, i,ve taken the cylinder for my home build for powder coating this morning. I just have to make a couple of small parts then they will go off for anodizing. I also have to find a Walther barrel.