Weihrauch HW100 TKSE 02

The Weihrauch HW100 part 2

Weihrauch HW100 PCP review, part 2, of a multi part series on the HW100T and HW100S where I will bring you some more of the practical aspects of this PCP air rifle. I will attempt to cover most issues I have experienced with the HW100, however, if you the reader would like me to cover a specific subject or you may like to share some info for our air rifle fraternity, please contact me.

The most frequent questions.

There are probably 3 very common questions asked about the Weihrauch HW100 PCP air rifles, being, not in any kind of order, the following:

  1. What is the price?
  2. How many shots per refill?
  3. What is the power?

I agree that there are plenty of other questions asked but these 3 are usually the opening gambit of prospective buyers.

Let’s look at the price and what you get or don’t get with the air rifle package. The rifle comes boxed in a cardboard box with polystyrene inserts, very rugged and I have yet to see any rifle damaged when it turns up here. Inside, the Weihrauch HW100 comes wrapped in a plastic sleeve with a rubber band sealing the open end from moisture or dirt ingress.

Next to the air rifle is the Air Cylinder that is separately wrapped and cocooned in a polystyrene recess to limit its movement during freighting. The Air Cylinder comes with a plastic dust cover over the threaded end that screws into the rifle and a plastic probe that fits into the filling orifice behind the gauge. Try not to lose this little plug as they are difficult to come by and expensive, somewhere around $10 – $14 depending on how it was freighted. At the end of the polystyrene moulding we have a small cardboard box that contains the following:

14 shot rotary magazine

Weihrauch HW100 14 shot rotary magazine

    1. 2 x 14 shot rotary magazines
    2. 1 DIN adapter that allows you to fill the bottle (once taken off the rifle) by screwing it directly into the adapter fitting. This is hardly used now and was more effective with the early cylinders that did not have the quick fill function using a probe while still fitted to the gun.
    3. There is another large fitting at the other side of the box with a screw thread through the centre and a matching cylinder thread. This can be screwed onto the cylinder and then the centre screw tightened inwards thus depressing the valve and allowing the high-pressure air to escape. You would only use this function if you want to empty the cylinder prior to air travel or shipping the gun by air.
    1. Lastly there is a filling probe with a 1/8th Gas (aka 1/8” BSPP) thread that will fit a hand pump, much like the Hill PCP Pump, High Pressure Compressor or a SCUBA adapter for decanting air directly from a High-Pressure SCUBA bottle.

The price is available from my Price List and as prices are somewhat fluid, I won’t quote it here. For those of you just new to this site, you should know that I test every rifle prior to sending it out to make sure it is indeed serviceable and meets the accuracy criteria for that model.

Weihrauch HW100PCP Air Rifle

Weihrauch HW100 TKSE with Airmax 30 scope

The pellet test is just that, a test, but it allows me to try a minimum of 6 pellet types to see which ones perform the best in a Weihrauch HW100 PCP. The Chronograph results are then put into Excel and a series of technical aspects are derived from these Chronograph results, in the form of Graphs. These then pinpoint the specific pellet type that is most suitable for the air rifle at this specific time. The air gun may use another type of pellet for optimum results down the track a way, say after 1500 shots or so, but at the point of sale it shoots best with the selected pellet.

How many shots per fill with the Weihrauch HW100 PCPs?

For this article I have taken a Weihrauch HW100T and a HW100KT and test fired them both using several different air cylinders. Firstly, I tested the HW100KT with the air cylinder that it came with, then I tested the HW100T with the small air cylinder from the HW100KT to note any difference in performance overall. This was followed with the HW100T with the regular air cylinder and lastly the HW100T was tested with the lightweight FX 390mm air cylinder.

Weihrauch HW100 PCP Accessories.

Air Rifle Accessories.

Shooting was done at 25 metres and I was resting the rifle on a sand bag. I was not looking at getting accuracy as I was achieving a reasonable group at a firing rate of 1 shot every 4-5 seconds. If I had the time to dick around I could easily halve the grouping but I neither have the time or need for this type of accuracy for this test.

With the reasonably fast shooting I am quickly appraised of pellet drop and I do note at what point this begins happening, and at what point it is unacceptable. The pellet groups on the targets tell that tale without having to strive for a ¼” group which would take time and provide little if any additional benefit, as the sole purpose of this exercise is to determine how many effective shots per cylinder….

The Graph below here is of a standard Weihrauch HW100KT with the air cylinder filled to 200 Bar on a chilly day with the Temperature at 19° Centigrade. I am going to put in a caveat here and that is the unreliability of pressure gauges on any Weihrauch HW100 PCP air rifle, so please get your filling gauge calibrated at least and then mark the PCP gauge or do whatever it takes to make you comfortable with the readings on your air rifle.

FX Air Cylinder Top, Weihrauch Large and Small Air Cylinders below

FX Air Cylinder Top, Weihrauch Large and Small Air Cylinders below

Weihrauch HW100KT Shot Count Graph

Weihrauch HW100KT Shot Count

Next, I have the Weihrauch HW100T fitted with the small .105 Litre air cylinder from the HW100KT above and note the very different results.

Weihrauch HW100 shot Count Graph

Weihrauch HW100T with .105 Litre Air Cylinder

The HW100T with the standard .175 Litre air cylinder provide greatly differing results below:

HW100 Shot Count Graph

Weihrauch HW100T with .175 Litre Air Cylinder (Standard Supply)

I also stock the FX lightweight air cylinders in 390mm and 500mm for those of you who are seeking to reduce their overall weight for competition work or are just searching for a lighter air rifle. Please note here that the FX air cylinder is longer but thinner with the advantage being that it weighs less than the Weihrauch air cylinder. The large Weihrauch air cylinder comes in at 869 grams, the HW100KT cylinder weighs 626 and the FX comes in at 651 grams. There is not much loss or gain between the 2 large cylinders other than the weight differential, but you need to note that the FX is filled to 220 Bar and not the standard 200 Bar for the Weihrauch PCP.

HW100T FX Shot Count Graph

390mm FX Air Cylinder on a Weihrauch HW100T

Comparing these graphs individually is probably best done by looking at the following graph where we can see each of the 4 PCP air rifles together.

Weihrauch PCP Shot Count Graph

Shot Count Comparison HW100 Group

HW100T Power.

Below I have imported a Graph showing the power in Ft. Lbs. energy for 6 different pellet types when fired from a Weihrauch HW100KT in .22 calibre.

HW100KT Energy Graph

HW100KT Power in Ft Lbs.

Compare this with the Weihrauch HW100T in .22 cal below:

HW100T Energy Graph

HW100T Power in Ft Lbs.

These 2 Graphs will give you an idea of what power to expect from a Weihrauch HW100 in .22, but do remember this, no 2 air rifles are the same and these recordings should only be taken as “indicative” of the power available for these PCP air rifles.

The next question is going to be ‘what range these air rifles will shoot out to?’. Well put it this way guys, when we tested a bunch or air rifles a few weeks back, I had a customer shooting his brand new HW100T in .22 and he was hitting a 30mm disc at 100 metres 9 out of 10 times. This was done with a 12-power Hawke Sidewinder scope and the rifle zeroed in at 30 metres or thereabouts: furthermore, I don’t think he would mind me saying this, but he was ‘new’ to air rifles, especially PCPs.

I personally have a Weihrauch HW100T that is zeroed at 60 metres and I can hit a 20mm disc 10 out of 10 times at 96 metres (lasered and using Mil Dots) using a Hawke 8-32×56 Sidewinder. Does that answer that question OK?

HW100T with Hawke Sidewinder Scope

HW100T with Hawke 8-32×56 Sidewinder Scope

Weihrauch HW100 PCP Summary.

This article will be followed by another shortly as I get more and more involved with today’s PCP air rifles that never fail to impress. I am trying to appeal to beginners as well as you guys that have been using PCPs for a while now, to try and cut through all the bullshit that floats around from some of the ‘experts’ in this field. My work profile means that I fire air rifles EVERY DAY guys, yup, every effing day, and from this experience I am trying to help build this fledgling air rifle following. Since moving to Brisbane, I have purchased a SIUS Target System at great cost (great for me anyway…), and in 7 months I have fire 17,200+ shots downrange while testing.

Weihrauch HW100 PCP on ACZ Stock

Weihrauch HW100 on an ACZ Stock with FX Cylinder

Please note that ALL the information, results and assertions are made in good faith from my experience and direct from my records. While I also stock and sell Kral and Air Arms PCP air rifles, there is no one PCP that out-shoots them all, contrary to the crap you sometimes read or watch on YouTube. As they say, there are ‘horses for courses’ and there are PCPs that will fit into that category you may be searching for, be it a Weihrauch HW100 PCP, Kral or Air Arms, one of which I am sure will get you covered.

Brocock Compatto

1. The Brocock Compatto .22 FAC, part 1 of 3.

Brocock Compatto Review, part #1.

I will be doing a series of reviews on the Brocock Compatto PCP air rifles in .177 and .25 calibres in FAC guise in the near future. This 3-part article will, however, include pellet selection testing in all 3 power levels, pellet speed decay graphs and the suitability of MTC scopes. For now, we are starting with the popular Compatto .22 calibre review. This series will be followed by tuning the Brocock Compatto, fitting a regulator and advanced pellet preparation to make this exceptional PCP air rifle even better.

Buyers of new PCP air rifles from me now get the Pellet Selection Test sheet (see Blog #21) where I test 6-8 different pellets with the said air rifle at no cost. In this article, I will show you the outcome when testing 12 different pellets in the Brocock Compatto in .22 calibre and what we can learn from the results.

Gunroom Pty Ltd will also wholesale the Brocock Compatto Australia wide to genuine gun dealers.

Please note here that the Brocock Compatto tested was straight out of the box without a working shroud (cosmetic only) and with no adjustments made to it. The pellets were also straight out of their respective tins, complete with minor dents and imperfections found in most tins of pellets purchased here in Australia, especially JSB pellets marketed by Cometa.

It would be fair to say that these results are a generic overview of the Brocock Compatto in .22 calibre. I have tested several other .22 Compattos and their results were very similar in that several of the same pellets excelled while others failed to deliver. This is a typical story throughout air rifle testing where PCPs actually deliver more consistent pellet results across a broader array of pellets than do springers.

Brocock Compatto with the MTC Viper-Pro.

The test Brocock Compatto was fitted with an MTC Viper-Pro 5-30×50 Scope that performed flawlessly throughout all the tests I did and as a result, I would highly recommend this combination. Testing was done over 25 metres in sometimes gusty conditions that resulted in groups slightly right of the centre.

Brock Compatto mounted with an MTC Viper Pro scope

MTC Viper Pro 5-30×50 Scope

The Viper-Pro comes with an illuminated reticle operated by a step-less rheostat that illuminates the “square” around the centre, so as not to obscure the reticle centre that is quite often a hindrance rather than an asset in some other illuminated scopes.

Brocock Compatto and the Pellets Tested.

The following pellets were tested in the Brocock Compatto with the Baracuda used to zero the rifle at 25 metres. No adjustments were made following the zero being obtained so as to demonstrate the performance characteristics of different groups relative to the H&N Baracuda.

After zeroing the scope I shot the following pellets with the results in the adjoining images together with Chronograph results under the target images. I topped up the rifle every 18 shots (3 targets of 6 shots each). Initially, I have put up 12 results using both H&N and JSB pellets and will add more pellets to this article when time allows me to transfer my remaining notes to my computer.

Reminding you here that all these results are stock standard out of the box results that will be followed with the Mid and Low Power levels in the same format in coming articles. Once I start the series on tuning, references can be made to these results that will allow you an instant and comprehensive understanding of any benefits obtained when carrying out a tune on a Brocock Compatto.

The following results were obtained in a temperature of 24.5 degrees C, a humidity of 55% and a cross-wind left to right varying between 6 and 18 kilometres an hour at an altitude of 30 metres above sea level.

Brocock Compatto Baracuda Target results

Baracuda Target Results at 25 metres

H&N Baracuda

21.4 Gr x 5.50mm
Standard Deviation 2.7 Ft
Highest Speed 751.5 F/S
Lowest Speed 743.8 F/S
Extreme Spread 7.6 Ft
Energy 26.26 Fpe
Average Speed 747.9 F/S

 

Brocock Compatto and Terminator Results

Terminator Target Results at 25 metres

H&N Terminator

16.36 Gr x 5.50mm
Standard Deviation 11.8 Ft
Highest Speed 807.6 F/S
Lowest Speed 773.6 F/S
Extreme Spread 33.9 Ft
Energy 22.91 Fpe
Average Speed 794.0 F/S

Brocock Compatto Field Target Trophy Target

Field Target Trophy Results at 25 metres

H&N Field Target Trophy

14.66 Gr x 5.53mm
Standard Deviation 9.4 Ft
Highest Speed 870.3 F/S
Lowest Speed 844.2 F/S
Extreme Spread 26.1 Ft
Energy 24.04 Fpe
Average Speed 859.3 F/S

Brocock Compatto Baracuda Power Target

Baracuda Power Target Results at 25 metres

H&N Baracuda Power

21.14 Gr x 5.50mm
Standard Deviation 6.8 Ft
Highest Speed 710.3 F/S
Lowest Speed 688.9 F/S
Extreme Spread 21.3 Ft
Energy 22.8 Fpe
Average Speed 696.8 F/S

Brocock Compatto Hornet target results

Hornet Target Results at 25 metres

H&N Hornet

Gr x 5.50mm
Standard Deviation 7.0 Ft
Highest Speed 830.6 F/S
Lowest Speed 811.5 F/S
Extreme Spread 19.1 Ft
Energy 24.01 Fpe
Average Speed 822 F/S

 

Brocock Compatto JSB Exact Jumbo Target results

JSB Exact Jumbo Target results at 25 metres

JSB Exact Jumbo

15.90 Gr x 5.52mm
Standard Deviation 3.3 Ft
Highest Speed 843.1 F/S
Lowest Speed 834.2 F/S
Extreme Spread 8.9 Ft
Energy 24.78 Fpe
Average Speed 837.7 F/S

 

Brocock Compatto Hunter Extreme Results

Hunter Extreme Target Results at 25 metres

H&N Hunter Extreme

19.09 Gr x 5.50mm
Standard Deviation 7.6 Ft
Highest Speed 802.5F/S
Lowest Speed 780.5F/S
Extreme Spread 21.9 Ft
Energy 26.68 Fpe
Average Speed 793.2 F/S

 

Brocock Compatto Baracuda Hunter Target Results

Baracuda Hunter Target Results at 25 metres

H&N Baracuda Hunter

18.21 Gr x 5.50mm
Standard Deviation 4.6 Ft
Highest Speed 797.9 F/S
Lowest Speed 784.7 F/S
Extreme Spread 13.2 Ft
Energy 25.29 Fpe
Average Speed 790.8 F/S

 

Brocock Compatto JSB Ultra Shock Heavy Target Results

SB Ultra Shock Heavy Target Results at 25 metres

JSB Ultra Shock Heavy

25.4 Gr x 5.52mm
Standard Deviation 4.1 Ft
Highest Speed 657 F/S
Lowest Speed 646.3 F/S
Extreme Spread 10.7 Ft
Energy 23.97 Fpe
Average Speed 651.9 F/S

 

Brocock Compatto JSB Exact Jumbo Monster Results

JSB Exact Jumbo Monster Target Results at 25 metres

JSB Exact Jumbo Monster

25.40 Gr x 5.52mm
Standard Deviation 3.5 Ft
Highest Speed 670.6 F/S
Lowest Speed 662.5 F/S
Extreme Spread 8.0 Ft
Energy 25.05 Fpe
Average Speed 666.3 F/S

Brocock Compatto Baracuda Green Target Results

Baracuda Green Target Results at 25 metres

H&N Baracuda Green

12.35 Gr x 5.50mm
Standard Deviation 7.2 Ft
Highest Speed 916.3 F/S
Lowest Speed 897.2 F/S
Extreme Spread 19.1 Ft
Energy 22.44 Fpe
Average Speed 904.55 F/S

 

As can be seen from the above images of various pellet results, pellet selection is critical for not only accuracy but down range energy as well. One issue I find when tuning PCP or spring air rifles is that sometimes the customer then accepts whatever pellets that his local Gun Dealer recommends (because he has them in stock primarily) and then complains that his gun has gone off the tune. Duh…

I would suggest to buyers of new PCPs that once you have selected a pellet that performs for you, stick with it for at least 2000 shots. After that, I would then go ahead and compare the top rated 3 or 4 pellets from your initial Pellet Selection test and only then would I swap pellets if another was found to perform better. Should the pellets you are using be doing the job, then swapping them out is not really warranted and your time would be better served spent on your rifle. As they say: “If it is not f*cked, don’t fix it.”

Brocock Compatto end view

Brocock Compatto .22 Calibre with MTC Viper Pro 5-30×50 Scope

Brocock Review: Energy Decay Test in High Power Mode.

Shooting the Brocock Compatto air rifle is a pleasant experience due to the exceptional balance, short overall length and comfortable synthetic stock. I think I should mention here that the Compattos are nested very neatly into the in-letting in the stock with what looks like maybe an acrylic composite used as a glass bedding compound. However they have done it, it works well and results in the rifle only needing one bolt to secure the action into the ladder frame stock.

When shooting the Brocock Compatto for these articles, I went through over 600 pellets in 2 days and the rifle was flawless. On High Power Mode the Brocock Compatto returned just over 40 shots that would be considered accurate. I fired 10 shots per target for the Pellet Decay Test and chronographed the results using the JSB Exact Jumbo Heavy pellets.

Brocock Compatto Magazines

Compatto Magazines showing the “Empty” indicator being a Red Dot.

Shooting this many pellets in a couple of days I got to know the rifle pretty well and found that the side bolt action very positive and easy to use. The magazines performed without a hitch and loading them was also quick and easy unlike some of the plastic spring loaded magazine covers that have found their way into some PCP brands. The Brocock magazine is all aluminium and pellets are dropped in the right way around and then rotated to the next chamber.

Brocock Compatto Bolt Action

The Brocock Compatto Loading Bolt up close with the Power Selector shown under the Logo.

Please note that the last day I fired these 10 shot strings, the temperature was 32 degrees, humidity 18% and a gusting breeze of 4-6 kilometres an hour. My first shot was at the bottom of the red and so I finished the string all through the same hole. I then adjusted the scope for the next string. Normally I would have restarted the shot string but decided to leave it so you can see the drop of the pellet from the earlier results from the day before. Nothing was adjusted between both shoots with the weather contributing to the anomaly shown.

When I finish the article on Pellets I will expand on the anomalies that one can expect with changing weather conditions as I experienced doing the 10 shot per target Decay Tests.

1st of the 10 Shot Groups starting off with a full cylinder at 200 Bar. (the Cylinder Charge has now be updated to 240 Bar)

For the 10 shots in this 1st target the Chronograph gave me the following results:

Brocock Compatto Target #1

Target Shots 1 – 10

Standard Deviation 4.2 Ft
Highest Speed 808.4 F/S
Lowest Speed 972.7 F/S
Extreme Spread 15.6 Ft
Average Speed 799.9 F/S
Energy 25.8 Fpe

 

Adjusted the scope for the balance of the energy decay test.

Following are shots 11 through to 20 below.

For the 10 shots in this 2nd target the Chronograph gave me the following results:

Brocock Compatto Target #2

Target Shots 11 – 20

Standard Deviation 2.7 Ft
Highest Speed 815.3 F/S
Lowest Speed 804.2 F/S
Extreme Spread 11.0 Ft
Average Speed 811.2 F/S
Energy 26.5 Fpe

Shots 21 through to Shot 30 Below.

Brocock Compatto Target #3

Target Shots 21 – 30

Standard Deviation 10 Ft
Highest Speed 804.9 F/S
Lowest Speed 772.3 F/S
Extreme Spread 32.6 Ft
Average Speed 788.5 F/S
Energy 25.0 Fpe

Shots 31 through to Shot 40 Below.

Brocock Compatto Target #4

Target Shots 31 – 40

Standard Deviation 21.8 Ft
Highest Speed 767.9 F/S
Lowest Speed 699.0 F/S
Extreme Spread 68.9 Ft
Average Speed 736.6 F/S
Energy 21.8 Fpe

Shots 41 through to Shot 48 Below.

Brocock Compatto Target #5

Target Shots 41 – 48

Standard Deviation 32.9 Ft
Highest Speed 695.9 F/S
Lowest Speed 590.6 F/S
Extreme Spread 105.3 Ft
Average Speed 647.3 F/S
Energy 16.9 Fpe

As can be seen from the target above, the decay in energy (relative to speed) is evident after shot 41 or thereabouts. The Graph below shows the individual shots from start to finish in both Energy (Fpe in Red) and Speed (F/S in Blue).

Compatto Shot Count Graph

Energy and Speed Decay Chart for the Brocock Compatto in .22 cal.

Brocock Compatto Summary in High Power Mode.

The Brocock Compatto enters the PCP field in direct opposition to the Weihrauch HW100TK (Carbine version of the HW100) where they both share similar speed/energy outputs but that is where it ends.

The Brocock Compatto has 3 power levels and has a price tag between $500 and $700 cheaper than the HW100TK depending on which model we are comparing it to. As the Brocock Compatto has a synthetic stock that is well balanced and short, it lends itself to hunting and vermin control where size does matter, especially when controlling vermin in sheds in low light and around machinery. The fact that this PCP has 3 power levels allows the vermin shooter who is chasing anything from rats and mice in sheds and around machinery to foxes in woods and paddocks where he has a power level to suit.

Those of you who shoot rats and pigeons in farm sheds know the limitations of a PCP air rifle that is too powerful; one miss and the pellet invariably puts a hole in the tin. The low-level power setting allows the shooter sufficient power for close work without the worry of putting holes in the cladding or damaging machinery in and around a shed or farm.

As for competition shooting, with a PCP air rifle that shoots this well out of the box and that has yet to be tuned, I would say this air rifle would not disappoint the avid competitor. At the current price, it will also allow new competitors into the Field Target shooting at an affordable cost and still box up to target rifles costing many times more.

The interest in PCPs has shifted somewhat with a rapidly growing following of the Brocock Compatto where its price is not only very competitive with PCPs like the Weihrauch, but it also costs around the same price as a quality tuned spring air rifle. I can see this semi-bullpup Brocock Compatto penetrating the market on not only PCPs but larger spring air rifles as well.

Kral Puncher Armour

Blog #34 Introducing Kral Air Rifles

Kral PCP Air Rifles at Gunroom.

Kral PCP air rifles are making waves within the pcp air rifle community. Why? Because they are affordable, realistically priced, well finished, accurate and reliable.  However, there is another reason why they are selling and that is that the factory cares about its customers and supports us in supporting you, the buyer: something that Gunroom cannot do alone.

I am dealing with Mr. Fatih SEKERCI at Kral who is giving us great service, something that I am not used to in this air rifle business of late, with only a few exceptions, one being Air Arms. This is a far cry from a couple of recent brands that Gunroom used to represent (try connecting the dots…) and so Kral is a welcome partnership for Gunroom.

Our other key partner and supplier is Air Arms, who have also proven their worth in pursuit of customer relations. Air Arms is a family owed business and occupies the top tier of expensive and sought-after air rifles at Gunroom.

For this series of articles, I am going to cover the Kral PCP range and in another series,  I will cover Air Arms and then Weihrauch. In this series of articles, I want to provide the reader with technical aspects, design features, flaws, performance data, specifications and hands-on critiques. Those who know me will know that I tell it as it is, without the bull.

Buying an Air Rifle.

Guys, I’ve been doing air rifles longer than some of you have been alive and yet I still get this question on a weekly basis:

“Hi, I have just purchased a XXXXX from XXXXX and it shoots like sh*t…”  Tuff. I don’t want to sound mercenary here but that is not my problem, take it back to where you purchased it from. I am way too busy to sort out air rifles sold by my competition.

When you go shopping for a Ford for example, my guess is you don’t call into a Holden dealership looking for one (hold that though for a moment, I’ll rephrase it…). When SOME of you who go shopping for a Ford (example only guys, don’t get excited) I would like to think that you would not buy the Ford of your dreams from a Holden Dealership, OK? Then why do you buy an air rifle from a powder burners Gun Shop that know zip about air-guns? I need some help understanding this.

Getting back to your dream Ford, let’s say by chance you ended up in a Ford Dealership, I would like to think that SOME of you would take the car of your dreams for a test drive prior to buying it. I’m probably dreaming a bit here. So why do you buy an air rifle that hasn’t been tested defies logic.

Those of you in Brisbane and surrounds can come into our shop and test fire the gun you are looking at before purchasing it. Regardless of the brand and the cost, even guns costing $3,960 come with the occasional problem as I recently found out when testing this expensive rifle. Better it gets fixed here than sent back and forth, or as in most cases it gets returned to the dealer who fumbles it.

If you are interstate, then guess what, either Jason or I will test the gun for you and you will get it with the correct pellet choice and any issues with the gun will be corrected PRIOR to shipping.

Try before you buy guys, same as getting married, buying a car or TV set. If you don’t get your gun tested prior to buying it then you need help. Seriously.

The Kral Puncher Mega PCP Air Rifle.

The Puncher Mega comes in a choice of three calibres, .177, .22 and .25 calibres. I consider the Mega as the baseline of the Kral PCPs with a price at the time of writing this at AUD$760. That is below many spring rifle prices and lends itself to packaging with a Mk IV (aka Mark 4 or as one clown called it, a ‘mark one vee’ – help me here guys, did I hear that right?) High Pressure Compressor, Mk IV Rings and Mk IV 6-24×56 side focus scope, testing and action polished, all for around AUD$1600. You will find it hard to match both the price and performance of this package and to that I will give the gun and scope 3 years warranty and the compressor a year!

Now just a few words on the Kral Mega W in .22 cal. I recently shot a 6-shot group inside a  7.1mm circle at 25 mtrs. I can just hear some of you saying “I do that all the time…”, well guess what, we have put through over 140,000 shots down range and I have yet to see a gun, any gun, beat that. I am including FX Crowns, Impacts, Brococks, Red Wolfs, Wolverines etc. All that with a $900 Kral Mega W PCP air rifle! It goes to show that you do NOT have to spend thousands of dollars to get accuracy when the base model Kral currently holds the tightest group shot at our range!!!

The Kral Mega will be the first of the Kral PCP air rifles to be reviewed and I am hoping to do one a week at this stage. In the interim, check out the review below for one opinion on this awesome budget PCP rifle now available in Australia.

Next Kral Order in December 2019.

I have an 80-gun order due January 2020 of Kral PCP air rifles. Included in this order are the following PCP air rifles:

 

 

 

Kral Puncher Pro 500 air rifle walnut stock.

Pro 500 Turkish Walnut .177 – 10 units

Pro 500 Turkish Walnut  .22 – 20 units

 

Kral Puncher Kral Puncher Knight Synthetic

Kral Puncher Knight in Synthetic Stock

Knight Synthetic .22 – 10 units

Kral Puncher Mega Wood stock PCP air rifle

Kral Puncher Mega Wood stock

Mega W .22  Turkish Walnut – 10 units

Kral Reaper / (Dazzle in camo)

Reaper (Black or Camo) .22 – 10 units

Please note that the Reaper will come with 2 air tanks as standard to allow swapping in the field.

Kral Puncher Super Jumbo PCP

Kral Puncher Super Jumbo PCP air rifle

Super Jumbo .22 Turkish Walnut – 10 units

NP-500 Synthetic .22 

NP-500 .22 Synthetic – 10 units

 

Kral Pro 500

We will be offering the Pro 500 in 3 models:

Pro 500 Standard. Tested and any 3 calibres with either aluminium or carbon shrouds. $1049.00

Pro 500 ‘S’ Pack. Set up for hunting with polishing, air dam etc. .22 or .25 calibres only and aluminium shroud. $1262.00

Pro 500 Match. Set up with strained barrel, aluminium shroud, regulator, ported and polished etc. .177 & .22 calibres only. $1618

The 80 gun Kral order is coming via Emirates Air, hence the increase in stock.

This December order will be followed by another 120-gun order in late January with the following guns in it including the new Throne by Reximex. You will see immediately that it is regulated and looks strangely familiar…:

Kral’s new model, the Reximex Throne.

Guys, here is the latest PCP from Kral/Reximex, it is called the Throne. I have 12 units on our January order, and should you be interested in this, please let us know so we can increase the order number accordingly.

reximex Throne PCP rifle

Reximex Throne .22 (see image above)   10 units

The following Kral PCP air rifles are coming with our 150-gun order in February. Express your interest early rather than later to avoid disappointment.

Space .22 – 10 units

Mega W .22 – 20 units

Big Horn .22 – 10 units

Auto Marine .22 – 10 units

Breaker .22 – 10 units

Knight Syn .22 – 10 units

Reaper .22 – 10 units

Pro 500 .22 – 20 units

Other   50 units

Kral Summary.

Kral PCP air rifles are and will be a large part of our inventory and our hope is that their performance will shine through by way of value for money and ultimately, sales. Admittedly Kral guns do require some finishing, I am well aware of that and this is the exactly reason why I strip and polish the action assembly prior to testing and sale.

If you are new to air-gunning or you are well established as an air gunner, Kral has a model for you. If you are keen on tuning, then this line of PCPs lends itself to performance increases through the simplicity of the design. Air rifles purchased through Gunroom or another dealer who has obtained the gun from us, are welcome to use our test facilities here in Sumner. Alternatively, as we only work on guns we have sold and not just Kral, we are prepared to test your gun should you make some modifications to it.

Author

Ian McIntosh