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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 07:54:18 PM »
Not owned a gas ram myself so I'm reading this post with interest.
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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2017, 09:09:38 AM »
I think it could be the next purchase. I have to admit to being totally ignorant about them though. The tips on Theobens are very helpful. Wondering too about the HW90. Any opinions on that?

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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2017, 07:26:18 PM »
If I was you I wouldn't bother, though you need to try one for the experience.They can be very accurate & my Sirocco in .22 is one example but I don't like how they shoot & cock.

Some love them but I couldn't have one as my only rifle.The 90 is fairly good but has the ugly trigger, the TB is nice & the custom nicer still but they hold the money pretty well.

On the ones you fancy I would go for a FWB 127

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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 09:41:13 PM »
I shot a '90,hated it,they are known for killing scopes too
Just noticed the pic of the gun rack,I'd move the rifles to the right so the stock is supported by the rack,they'll be better balanced and more secure
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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 07:13:30 PM »
Wondering too about the HW90. Any opinions on that?

As you probably already know, the HW90 is a Weihrauch that has been licenced to use the Theoben gas ram system........but sadly it's instead of being the best of both worlds, it's the worst of both.

The way the Theoben system works doesn't lend itself to the brilliant Rekord trigger unit, so an Elite trigger is utilised instead....and it can't hold a candle to the Rekord.

A great many 90's get converted to spring power, and the fact that V-Mach do a kit just for that purpose, speaks volumes.


If you are hell bent on getting a Theoben rammer, the only type I'd (loosely) recommend is one with the H.E. (High Efficiency) system......but I certainly wouldn't recommend going 'halfway house' by getting a rifle (HW90) which isn't a full and proper Theoben, and isn't a full and proper Weihrauch either. :-\

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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2017, 11:40:25 PM »
Thanks for the advice. Perhaps I'll change my mind and hunt down a nice FWB sport instead :)

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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2017, 06:57:03 AM »
You won't go far wrong with a fwb sport mate i didn't shoot mine when I got it because it had been in the back of a cupboard for almost 20 years. I stripped it to find perished seals and dry as a bone. After I cleaned it all out I got it reblued then bought the vmach kit from lyn lewington through Gambo  ;) it's a joy to shoot now
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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2017, 02:47:50 PM »
Get a Old FWB 127 ad a metal Trigger & a Parrachute Piston Seal and You'll be a HAPPY Boy for the rest of Your Day's.....Franky

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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2017, 05:11:11 PM »
My fwb has both of those franky and it shoots lovely  ;D
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Re: Almost there...
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2017, 03:16:01 AM »
Rab, A 127 in 12Flb Land is what I would use instead of a PCP. I have a 127 with a Bad Boy Spring & a Parachute piston Seal for a Very nice FAC Springer, My FWB 124 FAC to fast for Squirrel's> Sorry  but a FAC .177 Pisses through Gray's and They run away to Suffer and Die a hard death in the Cold and wet Swamp.SO You can't go wrong w/a 127FWB .22.....Franky