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Any views on the new Walther Rotex R8

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JohnS, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. JohnS

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    Just wondered if anyone has had the chance of getting their hands on one of the new Walther Rotex R8s. Looks good visually and the relatively low price is attractive but how does it perform? No doubt the magazines will be publishing detailed reports and inevitably they will be telling us all what a brilliant gun it is and excellent value for money - but is it ?

    Anyone got any views ?

    JohnS
     
  2. ratman60

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    hello, if thats the new PCP i looked at one at the cla game fair in july, my only gripe was the weight!!!
     
  3. JohnS

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    Yes you're right ratman. I've just checked and it weighs in at 3.75kg which compared with my S400 at 2.48kg is a real heavyweight. Thanks for alerting me.

    JohnS
     
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    Think Umarex Airmagnum with a different stock and compressed air conversion. Expect "budget" construction; lots of cast alloy bits, plastic and a predisposition for sucking pellets backwards into the action; causing jams (assuming they haven't addressed this issue).

    I suspect the action will be similar to the oft-forgotten "Walther 1250 Dominator" which appeared to be the same idea but with a skinnier cylinder and a stock closer in design to that of the airmagnum:

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    The 1250 pretty much sank without a trace; tbh I expect after all the bluster and bullsh*t from the mags the R8 will be almost forgotten inside 18 months.

    The price is attractive but there's no such thing as a free lunch ;)
     
  5. ratman60

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    hello john, i have said before on the forum i realy dont understand why manufactures still make pcp air rifles like this when as you mention on the S400 there is a weight difference of 1.27 kg. there are good man made materials or quality ally to make the air tube like my FX and synthetic stock at 2.2kg or the brocock 6 at 2.6kg even the FX vermy is 2.4kg and has a bottle. maybe one day we will see a 100 shot air tubed pcp thats light enough to carry around hunting and you dont need to fill up every trip.
     
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    I have an 850 Magnum and it's Ok for what it is.I bought it getting on for ten years ago when they first appeared and got it posted to me brand new from .'s for less than 150 quid!

    Ah!the good old days before the VCR BS!

    Anyway, to see the basic action once again in a new frock pretending to be something it was never intended to be, has all the hallmarks of impending monkey metal 'flop' about it!

    Not with my bargepole,thanks! :D
     
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    As you say the mags will be blowing its trumpet soon enough, waiting to see if someone turns up at the range with one to see what they think.
     
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    An eight shot pcp with a high shot count coming from Walther at around £400 should be received very well imo. This puts a potentially good sporter within the realms of many who would have to spend quite a bit more for something similar. Give it a chance guys, writing it off before you have even tried one is mad.
     
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    As above. I have both the Walther LGU and LGV utra comp, Love them both, well built heavy but I like heavy. I will give one a try an let you know when the 177 finally arrive.
     
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    Airgun Shooter has given it glowing reports,I didn't see that coming :D
     
  11. Akita177

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    The stock does look nicer in the flesh.
    If you already have a PCP i would definatly spend some time with one before considering getting one, loading bolt felt unrefined and something about the firing cycle i was unsure off though time will tell, as i said if youve already got a PCP unless you want higher shot count and multishot your current PCP may serve you better.
    Hope to play with one again to get a better impression.
     
  12. Lincoln

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    Put a few pellets through the Walther since l bought it ..
    I find it a tad on the heavy side. Ive looked it over and it appears well made. The gauge "apparently supplied by BSA" looks basic/cheap, but functions. Whether its accurate, lm unsure. The rifle has cycled a couple of hundred pellets without a hitch. The bolt mechanism is actually operating smoother with use, and from new it felt reasonably smooth. Ive never owned a multi PCP, but lve had a bolt action gun for a good while, and in comparison, the Walther bolt mech is smooth. The safety catch mechanism is very good, usage being ergonomically well thought out.*
    Ive not noticed a great variation between different pellets brands, a slight one, but not one that gives great inaccuracies.
    Whether the Walther can acheive its claimed shot count lm unsure, not counted yet. I will get hold of a chrono and check every 10th pellet regards power/speed output .. thats for the future though. The wifes not the happiest of bunnies with me buying the gun, less so me buying the air tank today .. "lm painting the hall tomorrow, see if her face can produce a smile?"
    l really like the stock, it goes hand/shoulder well, and as aforementioned, due to being on the heavy side, its needed.
    I find trigger weight to my liking, but understand, thats a personal preferrence, it is adjustable. Trigger is a solid plastic affair inside a metal trigger guard.
    The cosmetic/weight balance fitted on the end of a Lothar Walther barrel gives aesthetic value, but little accoustic reduction lm guessing. Moderator is my next purchase!
    Being designed and made in Germany was a point in my decision to purchase said air rifle.*
    Im guessing for the price "and that can only be good for the consummer" other manufactuers will have to step up their game. The Gamo Coyote looked a good alternative as lve heard are Hatsan AT44's ... Walther CW a 1 year warranty, Gamo has a 2 year, l believe.
    Regards if its going to be reliable, every pcp that has ever been manufactured could also have that said about it, no matter where or who manufactured it, its a bit chicken and egg syndrome ... Walther has been in Germany and has produces some of the most well know gun for well over a century. They are good engineers and the Germans seldom enter into an engineering exercise without having done their homework. Warranty rectification work is expensive, getting it right early on is far cheaper! ... having worked in engineering for a good few years, l recall the Germans tend to get it right, not an absolute given, but in the main, more so than others, the British included!! ... all in all l'm very pleased with the Walther .. time will tell, but l'd hazard a guess, the Walther R8 will be one of the biggest selling pcp's in the UK over the next 18 months or so, now there's a claim ..**
     

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