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Air Arms S400f Classic Or Walther Rm8 For Hft

Discussion in 'Target Shooting' started by Roger Wilkes, Jan 14, 2020 at 3:03 PM.

  1. Roger Wilkes

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    A friend wants a PCP mainly for HFT and 25/30yrd garden target shooting.
    I have an AAS400 carbine he likes it ( but would prefer the classic), but he has asked is the Walther RM8 suitable, especially as- he thinks-it is regulated, thus having a better fps is 8 as opposed fr 13for the 400
    The choice will be in 0.177
    We would appreciate any thoughts particularly for starting HFT shooting
     
  2. lone wolf

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    No brainier if the choice was mine

    The S400 all day long

    The Walther will have a better shot count but the S400 is very hard to beat as a target/HFT gun

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  3. Grey Man

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    s400 Classic.

    As Lone Wolf says, it's a no-brainer.
     
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    S400 if it were me and my money
     
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    My choice would be s400 lighter plenty of shots even with the non regged issues my carbine would do 65 shots from a 170 bar fill. Ready set for hft with single shot.
     
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    Wild Bill Wild West is my thing. (co2 enthusiast)

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    Hmmmm.... not very close is it. No surprise tho... s400 is a great rifle.
     
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    HFT you say?

    Easy peasy lemon squeezy - S400!
     
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    I cannot remember ever seeing an rm8 on an HFT course, seen loads of s400s which tells you all you need to know. :up:
     
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    Wild Bill Wild West is my thing. (co2 enthusiast)

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    S400 any day of the week for HFT. :thumb:

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    Well quite resounding-I did not want too bias opinion THANKS ALL
    Think my 400 carbine is a fine gun.
    Interesting that just taking up HFT my (iself subtly fettled)HW95 is shootingtter for me than my AA400.
    For whatever reason the HW95 is doing the business.
    The winner with a AA Springer of our winter comp had ago with my HW95 advised - do not do anything further with it,it's that accurate.
    I think part of it is MAYBE recent HW95's have a better spring.
    Mine even has no top hat just a polish,spring squash (12.5lb now to 10.8lb) and a0.2mm plastic sleeve)
     
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    S400 without question - far better made, better trigger, probably better ergonomics and plenty of aftermarket bits available if he feels the need. Single shot is suited to HFT while the mag of the "Walther" will be a ballache. The regs in the RM8 seem to be gaining a reputation for being cack, while (unless it's faulty) a reg will make zero difference to the shot to shot consistency of a rifle.

    The easiest decision in the world IMO.
     
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    Best advice I was given when starting HFT, "find what works for you."

    If your HW95 is working for you use it, another competitor could shoot an RM8 and do great with it as it may suit them better.
     
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    After chronoing of 100 WEIGHED pellets on my AAS 400 carbine found out there is a fault,did not make sense my HW95 was notably superior.
    Have sought advise on AF and will be stripping it.
     
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    You may struggle to find a single shot loader to fit RM8
     

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