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Question My First New Gun - Walther Rotex Rm8 In Walnut?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TinCan Tony, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Never stops learning

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    Hi everyone.
    OK, I've used rifles before - many, many years ago when iron sights were the norm (kind of giving away my age a bit here). However, I'm looking at getting into rifles again and I just love the look of the RM8 (not the Varmint, looks ugly to me - just my personal opinion). I like the fact you don't have to look down the business end of the barrel to see the charge meter. At the moment it comes with an Enfield Optics 3-12×44 AO scope for about £499, which is a good price, I think. I'm also looking at removing the moderator and getting the slide-over barrel silencer - just to stop the neighbours moaning about the crack. I also prefer the .177 calibre because of the slightly more predictable pellet trajectory. So, my question is...
    Would you recommend this rifle as a starting point for an old hand returning to airguns?
     

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  2. Farty

    Farty Totty GURU

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    It's a good Rifle Tony
     
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    Just remember with your “slide over silencer “ that volume is key for moderating imo
     
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  4. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Never stops learning

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    Thanks for the reply, Farty.
    I just like the look of it. See how I go, eh?
     
  5. PumpnGun

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    It's definitely a good looker in my opinion ;)

    Ray
     
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    They do look nice, I personally found it heavy in the shoulder compared to others but no doubting they are nice guns.
     
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  7. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Never stops learning

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    Thank you for the advice, metalman. I understand where you're coming from. Still want it to have a bit of a 'crack' eh?
     
  8. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Never stops learning

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    Thanks, Ray.
    I don't know why, but I just like the look of the gun.
     
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  9. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Never stops learning

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    Thank you for your comment, Bigga.
    I believe you're right - all the reviews I've viewed have said it's quite a 'heavy' gun (even un-scoped). But at my age, I intend to shoot sitting down, using a stock support. Nice to hear your experiences though, thanks for that.
     
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    Jobs a good un then ... they are certainly good value. Good luck
     
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    It’s a very nice rifle I have on coming myself this weekend from pellpax can not wait till I’m down the range again to have a play with it, bung my Hawke scope on as soon as it gets here me thinks


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  12. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Never stops learning

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    Thanks for the comment, VIKING6661
    Going to get myself one at the weekend from our local gunsmiths. Can't wait.
     
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    Hi hope yours won’t have after charges on like mine lol I borrowed some money from the joint account so this is going to cost me a few dinners out and something pretty for
    The wife on top of the gun


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  14. PumpnGun

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    Don't forget Tony, We'll want a full report and Pics ;)

    Ray
     
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  15. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Never stops learning

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    Haha!
    Nope, VIKING6661. I'm on my second marriage and my wife is a great believer in doing what inspires you. Fortunately, no drain on our finances, but I love your reply - epic ;-)
     
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    There will be two in the next few weeks lol one from me as well


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    Wish my wife was lol she don’t like me haveing them as it is =) but it get me out of her hair one every 2 weeks


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  18. TinCan Tony

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    OK, Ray. I'll do what I can and upload some pictures next week once I've got my new toy (well, that's the plan).
     
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    Excellent Viking :thumb:

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  20. TinCan Tony

    TinCan Tony Never stops learning

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    Don't get me wrong, my wife isn't keen on me having an air rifle, but she's the most understanding person I know. She wasn't keen on me having motorbikes a few years ago either, but I did have them and she even rode pillion on them at times. Am I a lucky guy or what?
     
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