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Walther LGV Competition Ultra

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jay5488, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. jay5488

    jay5488 Donator

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    I'm not getting one nor am I looking at them, just wondered why the name doesn't crop up as much as AirArms, Weirauch and BSA Etc....
    Does anyone use one??? They command a heavy price for a springer, just wondered if anyone's had one or used one.....

    Jamie
     
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    Relatively new rifle to date compared to HW if you discount its heritage from competition scene so not many sold as yet.I have an Ultra & 2 Masters which i find fantastic.Yes they are pricey.
     
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    I've used one several times - my mate owns it.

    He bought it on the back of the glowing reports Terry Doe was giving the LGV

    Shoots very nice right out of the box; nicer than any other springer I've tried to date, which is saying a lot, believe me.

    Heavy.

    Very.

    My mate's trigger had to be replaced under warranty.

    Expensive.

    Nice firing cycle.

    IMHO though, not as nice a firing cycle as a well tuned HW77 or 97, or an early TX200, which I only mention because you could buy one of these guns new and have it tuned for the same or less than the cost of an LGV

    Weihrauch and AA TX triggers feel nicer out of the box, and much nicer if fettled.

    Trigger reach is lllllloooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggg so some sort of set back would work to the gun's benefit.

    I don't like the stock at all but my mat seems to love it, so whatever honks your hooter I guess...

    Finish is often questioned on the LGV models - my mate's isn't anywhere near as well finished as a Weihrauch or AA TX.

    My biggest question mark is simply this: my understanding (which may not be fact) is that Umarex owns Walther and Umarex, not Walther, makes the LGV. It is assembled by Umarex in Germany, not made there, as in, the components are made 'elsewhere', by Umarex, or their sub contractor(s)

    Very impressive performance out of the box though, which I would demand and not just expect given its asking price. There were quite a few good reviews but also a lot of people whining about finish and mechanical issues when the gun was first introduced. I'm always a little windy of internet whiners though - you never know the facts involved and its entirely one sided, and often coloured to a degree...

    Given that you could almost squeeze a Stage 2 tune on top of an HW97 for the same money as an LGV Competition Ultra, I know where my money would go if I was looking for something for HFT or similar.

    I still can't shake that amazingly smooth performance as soon as it was unboxed though - I was totally unprepared for that :)
     
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  4. jay5488

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    So it's a good rifle, but commanding a price tag as high as it is, you really don't wasn't to have to be Fettling the internals, I'll stick with my TX.....
    Interesting read, thanks very much for that!!

    Jamie
     
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    They're a decent bit of kit and technically the measure of the TX200, but sales are killed by a number of factors IMO:

    - Weight: there's lots of it
    - Aesthetics: They look a bit bland and there's no Walnut option
    - Ergonomics: Bulky stock, long trigger reach
    - Finish and perceived quality: Inferior to the TX on both accounts
    - Brand image and cache: Shouldn't matter at all but does matter to some. It's a Umarex with a Walther badge, which carries sod all weight compared to AA or HW.
    - Price: the final kick in the knackers; the above may be forgiven at £350-400. Getting on for 500 sheets - WTAF?

    I seriously considered one when they came out, but reached the conclusion that the TX is better in pretty much every respect, and is £100 cheaper..
     
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    I own one its the worst springer I have ever owned .
    Trigger problems like pulling the trigger and it doesn't fire.
    Tried 8 different pellets in it and a few head sizes could not get it to group
    So I let everyone who wanted to try and group it at our club have ago no one could group
    5 shots 3 would be on top of each other the other 2 all over the place next group like a shot gun.
    I had my sfs 97 and tx200 with me for comparison they grouped fine and for everyone else
    The bluing is poor the stock is usable
    For £520 its the worst purchase I have had to date.
    Maybe I got a complete dud if not and they are all like that stay clear and buy something else
     

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