Velocity Test Results for the Weihrauch HW30S/HW30S Deluxe

Straight Shooters Use Score
Plinking
Target Shooting
Pest Control
Hunting
5
5
3
3

Few spring guns can boast of a list of attributes that include gentle recoil, quiet noise level, smooth action and incredible accuracy. Most spring airguns have one or two of those attributes, but seldom all of them. The HW30S accomplishes the same results as the venerable, super popular Beeman R7. But there are a few differences from the Beeman R7.

The HW30S has the same action as the R7 but still utilizes the older beech stock without checkering. The Beeman R7 used that stock for years but now has a beech stock with darker stain and checkering on the neck and forearm. The barrel on the HW30S is also 2" longer than the current Beeman R7.

There is a lot of talk on chat forums about the HW30S being the same gun as the Beeman R7. That is not exactly correct. The HW30S Deluxe has the same stock as the Beeman R7 (with checkering) but still has iron sights which the Beeman R7 does not have and the barrel is 2" longer as mentioned before. The action of the HW30S is the same as the Beeman R7 except for the name on the side of the action.

The HW30S and HW30S Deluxe also do not come with a free 2 piece mount or muzzlebrake as does the Beeman R7 so those would have to be purchased separately. But it is the same great shooter and sports the famous Rekord trigger just like the Beeman R7. So if a buyer is looking to use iron sights, the HW30S or HW30S Deluxe is the answer although a scope and mount can be used with either model as well.

Be sure when comparing pricing to compare apples to apples. Compare the HW30S Deluxe to the Beeman R7 and remember that you'll have to purchase a mount and muzzlebrake with the HW30S Deluxe. Once you get past the pricing aspect and slight differences, the HW30S, HW30S Deluxe and R7 are all super excellent guns to own. Take your pick.

One can shoot this gun all day long without tiring from the recoil, weight or cocking effort. So by all means, look at the velocity results…….then forget them! That's right…forget them! This is a gun that should be shot simply for pure pleasure. And if you're looking for a real challenge, just go out anywhere on the web and try to find a used R7 or HW30S. Good luck…nobody gives up these guns. After all, everyone know a good thing when they see it.


.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
5.80
721
7
663
6
584
4
472
3
.014
Baracuda Green Lead Free
6.48
6.70
605
5
548
5
472
3
365
2
.012
Super-H-Point
6.90
7.10
641
7
553
5
442
3
287
1
.008
R10 Lite
7.00
7.00
664
7
573
5
458
3
309
2
.008
Hobby
7.00
7.00
631
6
554
5
454
3
320
2
.009
Silver Bear
7.10
7.00
656
7
566
5
453
3
305
1
.008
Meisterkugeln Pistol
7.00
6.90
665
7
574
5
459
3
310
2
.008
H&N Hi-Speed
7.56
7.60
628
7
574
6
500
4
396
3
.013
Premier Lites
7.90
7.90
596
3
551
5
493
4
407
3
.016
JSB Express
7.90
7.80
630
7
592
6
540
5
461
4
.019
JSB Predators
8.00
8.10
622
7
564
6
486
4
376
3
.017
H&N Match
8.18
8.20
579
6
520
5
441
4
332
2
.011
SuperPoinr
8.20
8.10
579
6
514
5
429
3
313
2
.010
R10 Heavy
8.20
8.10
591
6
531
5
451
4
339
2
.011
Meisterkugeln Rifle
8.20
8.20
580
6
521
5
442
4
332
2
.011
SuperDome
8.30
8.10
594
6
549
5
487
4
397
3
.015
JSB Exact
8.44
8.40
617
7
571
6
507
5
414
3
.015
Silver Sting
8.61
8.40
603
7
551
6
480
4
379
3
.013
Spitzkugel
8.64
7.90
617
7
541
5
443
3
312
2
.009
H&N Field Target Trophy (FTT)
8.64
8.70
607
7
564
6
505
5
417
3
.016
Field Target Special (FTS)
8.64
8.20
626
7
579
6
514
5
420
3
.015
FTS Double Gold
8.80
8.70
566
6
532
6
484
5
412
3
.019
Crow Magnum
8.80
9.10
560
6
503
5
426
4
320
2
.011
SuperMag
9.30
9.30
510
5
471
5
417
4
338
2
.015
Kodiak Double Gold
10.19
10.40
488
6
454
5
408
4
339
3
.017
JSB Exact Heavy
10.34
10.40
543
7
514
6
474
5
413
4
.022
Baracuda Hunter
10.34
10.40
504
6
465
5
411
4
333
3
.015
Premier Heavy
10.50
10.60
492
6
454
5
401
4
325
3
.015
Kodiak Match
10.65
10.50
505
6
476
5
434
4
372
3
.020
Kodiak
10.65
10.30
522
6
48/2
5
427
4
346
3
.015
Silver Arrow
11.57
11.60
461
6
427
5
380
4
311
3
.016
JSB Monster
13.43
13.40
441
6
410
5
367
4
304
3
.017
Baracuda Magnum
16.36
15.70
267
3
250
2
228
2
194
1
.021