My mother told me to get a rifle on her dime last year and said it should be something "special" to remember her by. That rifle was a .177 HW98. I liked the rifle so much that I wanted another one in .22 and searched every shop I could find for a .22 HW98/R11 without success. I finally found a store in Canada that stocks HW98's in .22 and ordered one... My nicknames for the pair are "mom"-.177 and "dad"-.22. I guess I'm getting sentimental in my golden years but I enjoy thinking about the good years and times with my mom and dad when I shoot them.
IMO the R11/HW98 is the best factory springer available. With a Vortek PG2 tune kit installed they are the ideal combination of power, accuracy, loading ease, and ergonomics.
.177 HW98 JSB 7.9 Grain Express 962 fps average SD=2
.177 HW98 JSB 8.4 grain Exact 926 fps average SD=3
.177 HW98 H&N 8.8 grain FTT 920 fps average SD=7
.22 HW98 JSB 15.9 grain Exact 676 fps average SD=0
.22 HW98 H&N 14.85 grain FTT 709 fps average SD=0
16-17 fpe and outstanding everything... AOA has them in .22 too.
What are you waiting for?
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