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Weihrauch HW50S .177 Beech

Weihrauch HW50S .177 Beech
 
(2 reviews)  
$390.50
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SKU HW-1150
Manufacturer Weihrauch
Market price $459.95
Our price $390.50
 
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Light Power, Breakbarrel, Spring Rifle
 

Light Weight and Easy to Handle
Super Accurate

The Weihrauch HW50S air rifle is the perfect rifle for shooters wanting a bit more power than an R7 but not as much as an R9. The beauty of the light powered guns such as the R7 and the HW50S is that they are light in weight, easy to cock and quiet to shoot. A shooter can take these guns out of their case and shoot all day long without a lot of strain from cocking and carrying the rifle. And for even better results, simply add your scope of choice and a set of mounts. The HW50S features a solid beech stock but without a lot of frills to run up the price. There is a right-handed cheekpiece but it is very slight and not raised much at all. So the stock may not be ambidextrous in the true sense but it isn't far from it. A left-handed shooter would have no trouble shooting this rifle at all.

The gun is very quiet and easy to shoot. It has very little recoil, low cocking effort and great accuracy with a whole bunch of pellets. All in all, this is a wonderful choice for the backyard shooter that only needs adequate power for pest control or target shooting to 35-40 yards. The HW50S will handle both tasks with ease and you will be surprised at it's super accuracy. Don't overlook this model because it's a wonderful addition to any airgun collection. You'll find yourself shooting this rifle far more than you thought you would.

Technical Data for the Weihrauch HW50S:

Total Weight 6.1 lbs
Overall Length 41.0"
Stock Ambidextrous **
Sights Open Sights
Mounting Method 11mm Dovetail
Caliber .177, .22
Cocking Method Break Barrel
Cocking Effort Light
Recoil Rating Light
Power Plant Spring Piston
Shot Capacity Single Shot

** Slight right handed cheek piece may also be shot by left handed shooters.
 

Caliber
Velocity fps
Muzzle Energy
.177
617-822
9-11 fpe

 

Our Take - HW50s

Velocity Test Results for the Weihrauch HW50s

Straight Shooters Use Score
Plinking
Target Shooting
Pest Control
Hunting
5
5
4
4

The Weihrauch HW50S is a light powered, light recoil rifle of good quality and acceptable power. The rifle is available in .177 and .22 and both calibers will provide excellent performance. If you prefer higher velocities, consider the .177 caliber version. If higher knock-down power is needed, we would recommend the .22 version. Both calibers will provide you with power to target shoot and hunt backyard pests.


.177 Caliber Pellets

Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
FTT Green Lead Free
5.56
5.70
883
10
797
8
693
6
553
4
.013
Baracuda Green Lead Free
6.48
6.60
793
9
702
7
589
5
436
3
.010
Super-H-Point
6.90
7.10
802
10
686
7
548
5
371
2
.008
R10 Lite
7.00
7.00
818
10
699
8
558
5
378
2
.008
Hobby
7.00
6.90
811
10
705
8
577
5
410
3
.009
Silver Bear
7.10
7.00
810
10
678
7
524
4
334
2
.007
Meisterkugeln Pistol
7.00
7.00
821
10
713
8
583
5
415
3
.009
H&N Match HS
7.56
7.10
822
11
724
8
604
6
445
3
.010
Premier Lite
7.90
7.90
779
11
729
9
662
8
566
6
.019
JSB Express
7.90
7.90
791
11
742
10
677
8
583
6
.020
JSB Predator
8.00
8.20
782
11
719
9
637
7
522
5
.015
H&N Match
8.18
8.20
770
11
688
9
584
6
443
4
.011
Super Point
8.20
8.20
747
10
668
8
567
6
429
3
.011
R10 Heavy
8.20
8.20
758
10
662
8
541
5
383
3
.009
Meisterlugeln Rifle
8.20
8.30
744
10
650
8
532
5
376
3
.009
SuperDome
8.30
8.30
754
10
691
9
607
7
489
4
.014
JSB Exact
8.44
8.50
763
11
712
10
644
8
545
6
.018
Silver Sting
8.61
8.20
762
11
665
8
544
5
385
3
.009
Spitzkugel
8.64
8.00
736
10
622
7
482
4
308
2
.007
Field Target Trophy (FTT)
8.64
8.60
711
10
653
8
576
6
466
4
.014
Field Target Special (FTS)
8.64
8.50
764
11
713
10
645
8
546
6
.018
FTS Double Gold
8.80
8.50
715
10
648
8
560
6
436
4
.012
Crow Magnum
8.80
9.00
724
10
654
9
563
6
436
4
.012
Super Mag
9.30
9.30
658
9
595
7
512
5
395
3
.012
Kodiak Double Gold
10.65
10.50
624
9
570
8
497
6
393
4
.013
JSB Exact Heavy
10.34
10.30
657
10
625
9
580
8
511
6
.024
Baracuda Hunter
10.34
10.40
637
9
582
8
508
6
402
4
.013
Premier Heavy
10.50
10.60
624
9
591
8
544
7
474
5
.022
Kodiak Match
10.65
10.30
639
9
604
8
554
7
479
5
.021
Kodiak
10.65
10.60
617
9
583
8
535
7
462
5
.021
JSB Monster
13.43
13.40
546
9
498
7
433
6
340
3
.013
Baracuda Magnum
16.36
15.70
381
5
355
4
319
4
266
3
.018


.22 Caliber Pellets

Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
Hobby
11.90
12.00
633
11
563
8
471
6
345
3
.010
Baracuda Green Lead Free
12.65
12.80
666
13
624
11
566
8
480
7
.018
Silver Bear
12.65
12.70
632
11
568
9
483
7
365
4
.011
H&N Match
 13.75
13.50
592
11
526
8
439
6
320
3
.010
Meisterkugeln
13.90
13.80
619
12
556
10
473
7
357
4
.011
JSB Express
14.30
14.30
583
11
558
10
523
9
468
7
.027
Super H Point
13.90
14.40
609
12
552
10
476
7
368
4
.012
Crosman Premier
14.30
14.20
579
11
540
9
486
8
406
5
.017
SuperPoint
14.50
14.20
589
11
529
9
449
6
338
4
.011
SuperDome
14.50
14.40
600
12
533
9
445
6
325
3
.010
Field Target Special (FTS)
14.60
14.50
597
12
549
12
483
8
388
5
.014
FTS Double Gold
14.72
14.40
585
11
546
10
491
8
411
5
.017
Field Target Trophy (FTT)
14.66
14.30
553
10
508
8
446
6
357
4
.014
Silver Sting
15.74
15.50
547
10
508
9
454
7
374
5
.016
Spitzkugel
15.74
15.80
555
11
503
9
432
7
332
4
.012
JSB Exact
15.90
15.80
557
11
517
9
462
8
381
5
.016
JSB Predator
16.20
16.10
525
10
485
8
429
7
348
4
.015
Silver Arrow
17.10
17.50
489
9
433
7
359
5
259
3
.010
JSB Exact Heavy
18.00
18.00
490
10
466
9
432
8
379
6
.024
Crow Magnum
18.20
18.30
499
10
460
9
407
7
33
4
.015
Kodiak Hollowpoint
18.21
18.40
525
11
497
10
458
9
398
7
.022
Baracuda Hunter
19.09
18.50
523
11
500
10
468
9
418
7
.027
Kodiak
21.10
21.20
483
11
457
10
420
8
365
6
.022
Kodiak Double Gold
21.12
21.30
444
9
415
8
374
7
313
5
.018
Baracuda Match
21.14
21.30
472
11
439
9
394
7
327
5
.017
JSB Exact Monster
25.39
25.20
420
10
345
9
359
7
306
5
.020

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2 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
Beaver Creek
Aug 16, 2014
As with most Weihrauchs, the HW50S is an exemplary piece of craftsmanship. The checkered stock is well done and is definitely ambidextrous, with matching cheekpieces on each side. At 40.5 inches and 6.8 pounds (109 oz on my digital kitchen scale), it's a good size for an adult trekking long distances through tight woods. As attested by many owners on several forums, the cocking effort is definitely not light--more on the high side of medium, as is the noise level. No twang, buzzing, or other unusual noises. In .177, the recoil is medium as air rifles go. The length of pull is about 14.5 inches (an inch longer than the HW30S), which IMO combined with the cocking effort, makes the HW50S ill-suited as a youth or small adult gun. Her 38.5 inch, 5.8 pound HW30S is much better suited to my petite wife.

I bought the HW50S as a shorter, lighter alternative to my .22 HW80. I got it in .177 because the trajectory with any given brand/model pellet is almost identical to that of the same brand/model in the .22 HW80--with less power, of course, but more than enough for squirrels and cottontails. I value the .177's flatter trajectory at this power level much more than the additional ft-kb or so with the .22 HW50S. I also think UK buyers can rest assured the .177 version won't exceed 12 ft-lbs with any pellet, but I don't believe the same could be said for the .22 version. As advised in the previous review, Weihrauch iron sights are excellent and target acquisition is fast.


Advantages: Quality of materials and workmanship, accuracy


Disadvantages: Cocking effort
Hangmancreek
Jan 4, 2014
This is an excellent rifle. The fit and finish are perfect. The accuracy is great and it shoots the CPHP 7.9gr pellets just fine. The one exception I have is that this is not a light gun to cock. The HW30s takes 18 lbs to cock and the HW50s takes 40 lbs. This rifle begs to be shot with a peep sight. Give the iron sights a try before you scope it.

Advantages: accuracy

Disadvantages: cocking effort

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