Weihrauch Air Rifles Review & History
Weihrauch are one of the most well known air rifle manufacturers in the world and are the go to gun for many hobbyists and professionals alike. In this article, we are going to get into a brief history of the company, talk about some of their unique selling points and give our reviews on some of the top Weihrauch air rifles. So without further ado, let’s jump right into the history of Weihrauch.
Weihrauch Air Rifles – A Brief History
The company was started in the 1890s, in the same German town where many other famous gun makers were based including Walther and Anschütz. They soon became well known for their exceptional hunting rifles.
Move forward to the 1950s and it’s Hermann Weihrauchs’ son of the same name who is making a name for himself as a gifted gun manufacturer. In 1955 Hermann Weihrauch juniors company manufactured the Weihrauch HW35. This was the first model to feature their now world famous Rekord two stage sporting trigger.
The Weihrauch HW35 has been in continuous production up until modern day and is still included in the company’s range. The Rekord two stage sporting trigger is still a feature in all of the Weihrauch air rifle range and is still in its original form.
During the 1970s, there was a collaboration between Weihrauch and the American importers Beeman Precision Airguns Ltd. to manufacture a new, high powered air rifle. This model was based on the Weihrauch HW35 except it was much larger and had increased fire power. The rifle they made was the Weihrauch HW80 (called the Beeman R1 in America).
This new improved model was very soon to become the best selling adult sporting rifle, and is reported to have been responsible for bringing the American airgun market into the world of adult airguns.
Weihrauch Air Rifles Review
There are so many great precision rifles manufactured by Weihrauch that have been helping to improve sporting shooters worldwide for many years that we hardly know where to begin. Let’s start with springers.
Weihrauch Spring Air Rifles
So let’s go through our most popular models which include:
WEIHRAUCH HW 95
This is our most popular air rifle by far. It has everything going for it including the patented Rekord two stage sporting trigger. It is also incredibly quiet with its Weihrauch silencer which makes it ideal for hunting and pest control. It also has an easy break barrel which is made even easier by the length of the barrel.
We are very impressed with the Weihrauch HW 95 K and we know you will be too.
Weihrauch HW95K Hunting Spring Air Rifle
The Weihrauch HW95k is a stunning break barrel spring rifle . The quality hardwood stock is robust and lightweight and the styling will remind you of the airguns of your youth. The HW95 is a full powered air rifle and is – without doubt – one of Weihrauch’s bestselling rifles.Fitted with the fantastic Hw Silencer.
WEIHRAUCH HW 80
The Weihrauch HW 80 K is their best selling break barrel rifle and comes with all the features you would expect from German engineering coupled with American design. They describe the Weihrauch HW 80 K as the workhorse of their range, and the monte carlo stock is favoured by hunters and precision target shooters alike.
The HW 80 is known as the Beeman R1 in the USA.
Weihrauch HW80K Hunting Spring Air Rifle
The HW80K is Weihrauch’s bestselling break barrel rifle; it has superb accuracy and reliability and it is legendary for its robust nature. In fact, Weihrauch describe the HW80 as the workhorse of their range. The Monte-Carlo stock is a favourite with hunters and precision target shooters and the long barrel acts as a fantastic lever making the HW80 one of the easiest rifles to cock.
Weihrauch HW 97
This air rifle comes top in many online polls about the best, most accurate sporting rifle. To see what Hard Air Magazine said about the Weihrauch HW97K click here
It’s well balanced, easy to cock and load, and has the world famous Weihrauch Rekord trigger. The Weihrauch HW 97 K also has a fixed barrel system which is one of the reasons for its great accuracy.
It’s also worth pointing out that there’s the Weihrauch HW 97 KT Tactical model which is more popular among the target shooting fraternity. To see the full range of Weihrauch HW 97 K models we stock and a greater explanation of them all click this link.
Weihrauch HW 97KT Tactical Spring Powered Under lever Air Rifle
The HW97 KT Tactical is the tactical stocked thumbhole version of the 97K. The advantage of a thumbhole stock is grip area. A thumbhole allows you to put more of your hand on the rifle and this aids in stability and accuracy. The advantage of the tactical version is the super resilient polymer stock that is both fully ambidextrous and a joy to shoot and hold. The HW97 series is one of the most popular…
Weihrauch PCP Air Rifles
The difference between spring air rifles and pre charged pneumatic air rifles is that spring air rifles rely on the spring being released from tension to propel the pellet from the barrel. Whereas with PCP air rifles the gun is pre charged with air and you don’t have to keep breaking the barrel between shots.
In some cases the spring air rifles lose accuracy due to breaking the barrel (which will have a certain amount of play) this is not applicable with Weihrauch rifles though. It just comes down to convenience and preference with such a reliable manufacturer as Weihrauch.
We stock quite a few of these Weihrauch PCP or pre charged pneumatic air rifles and they are just as accurate and well made as all Weihrauch rifles. So on to our most popular Weihrauch pre charged pneumatic air rifles.
WEIHRAUCH HW 100
This is the first pre charged air rifle from Weihrauch and it has a full length barrel which gives a great shot count. Vibration free shot release, fast and easy repeating and a 14 shot magazine. In our opinion the Weihrauch HW 100 is the finest all round PCP air gun on the market today.
Target shooters are impressed with the HW 100 and many national level competitors rely on them for their impeccable accuracy.
Weihrauch HW 100S PCP Air Rifle
The S variant of the HW100 is the one with a Sporter stock, this stock made from finest walnut and then oiled. It has checkering on the fore end and pistol grip and a nice sharp comb on the stock. The KS has a carbine length barrel, this barrel is 10cm shorter than the S and this can be a real benefit when moving around woodland. It also makes the rifle more compact and this…
WEIHRAUCH HW 110
The Weihrauch HW 110 K is a relatively new pre charged regulated air rifle with amazing accuracy and vibration free shot release. It also comes with a built-in refillable air cylinder and an internal pressure gauge.
Another great gun from this very reliable and world renowned manufacturer.
Weihrauch HW 110K PCP Air Rifle
Our newest sporter HW 110 ST, a new pre-charged regulated air rifle from Weihrauch excellent accuracy vibration free shot release fast and easy repeating 10-shot magazine capacity Built-in Re-fillable air Cylinder with 200 bar fill pressure and integral pressure gauge with quick-fill . A well-balanced two stage adjustable match trigger with manual safety , ambidextrous black sporter stock with soft-touch finish And weaver-type rail for optic mount.
WEIHRAUCH HW100 BULLPUP
This is the pre charged version of the ever popular HW 100 series. Features include the new weaver type scope mount with integrated cocking lever which is available in both left and right hand types. It also has a soft touch finished ambidextrous stock and adjustable butt plate.
Weihrauch HW100 Bul-Pup PCP Air Rifle
Our latest HW 100 pre-charged version out of the famous HW production. Technical configuration and function according to our HW 100 series NEW: Weaver-type scope mount with integrated new cocking-lever (also available left-handed) • ambidextrous stock design with soft-touch-finish and adjustable buttplate • Weavertype mount on the fore-end.
Weihrauch Gas Ram Rifles
Weihrauch have also started to manufacture gas ram air rifles, but to date – they only appear to do one model on the market.
Weihrauch HW 90
Weihrauch use their unique Theoben gas ram system for this model, and it has the precision adjustable trigger with automatic safety. It also has a new stock design with an extended forearm and a high cheek piece.
Weihrauch HW90K Hunting Gas Ram Air Rifle
The HW90 is fitted with the Theoben gas ram system, this gas ram gives a superior lock time to most spring guns (lock time is the time from when you pull the trigger to the point when the pellet leaves the barrel). The gas ram also has less recoil then a conventional spring and requires less maintenance. The rifle itself is equipped with a “Elite” adjustable trigger that has an automatic safety built in.
Where Can I Buy Weihrauch Air Rifles?
You can buy Weihrauch air rifles direct from us at The Airgun Centre, or any other licenced gun dealer who holds their range. Weihrauch do not sell air guns from their website.
Buying your Weihrauch air rifle through The Airgun Centre means you’ll be getting our unique lifetime guarantee, which means that as long as you’re the original owner – your gun is fully guaranteed for life. If you have any problems with your air rifle (what so ever), you’ll be able to bring it into our store and get it fully repaired – free of charge.
This guarantee covers both parts and labour, meaning you don’t have to worry about any hidden charges when it actually comes to getting it repaired.
Plus we will also service the rifle whenever you feel it needs it, completely free of charge to keep it shooting in tip top condition for as long as you’re the owner.
About The Airgun Centre
The Airgun Centre is one of the most popular air rifle shops in the UK and has hundreds of air rifles on display for you to come and look at. We stock all the major airgun manufacturers, including: Weihrauch, BSA, Brocock, Air Arms, FX Guns, Daystate, Walther and more. We also have a variety of finance options that allow you to buy your Weihrauch air rifle now, and pay for it later.
If you would like to talk to a member of our team about Weihrauch air guns, or anything else air rifle related – give us a call now on 01268 780 730 and take advantage of our 40 plus years experience in the air rifle industry.