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Walther Rotex Rm8

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Josh Harrison, Jan 11, 2020.

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  1. Josh Harrison

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    Evening all, new around here and looking for some advice. I’m interested in purchasing a Walther Rotex Rm8 in .22, but I have heard of issues regarding the magazine and it not loading correctly. Just wondering if this issue has been fixed or is it still an issue. Many thanks. Josh.
     
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    No problems with my 177 RM8
     
  3. mikeyhall1

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    Welcome Josh,

    The issue still exists, but for as many grumpy owners you’ll find happy owners.

    Otherwise they’re a good gun for the money.
     
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    My advice would be to put a bit more and get a good Rapid , the rm8 is a rapid wannabe lots of cast parts and made to a price , i have used one for a couple of weeks and it was accurate and worked fine but i don't think they will last very long without issues.
     
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  5. Josh Harrison

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    In that case, I’m gonna go to my local gun shop and have a proper look, I’ll also get his opinion on things as this is my first pcp and I’d rather buy something that’s gonna last than fail in months to come.
     
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    As above ,but the mag issue is easily sorted with a dab of silicone grease,dont know about getting a rapid ,but i would not by another rm8 unless it was 2 for 1 to have one for spares ,example the tiny little indent ball which the housing is plastic cost over 12 quid,i went through 3 in total the original plus two replacements :(
     
  7. chuggypop

    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    TRY other guns - IMHO there are far better guns out there for the same money.
     
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    What would you recommend for the same money new?
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Artemis M16, they look very nice.
     
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    foxtrott I'll be back

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    Just been looking at the m16 A actually myself accurate rifle judging by the reviews
     
  11. the logun-ator

    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

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    ide be more worried about the regulator seals failing,did 11 in the second half of last year,never had any mag indexing faults
    mind you depending on pellet the probe can pull a pellet backwards and drop the pellet inside the gun causing jams
    if you buy one make sure you get a good warrantee and make sure the regulator and its seals are covered.
     
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    Yer money would be better spent on something like a used S400/410 or something along those lines if I'm being honest buddy... :thumb:
     
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    Cheers for all the advice chaps, I’ll see what the dealer has got in stock and we’ll go from there! A Air Arms s200 looks a good gun from what I’ve seen, have to have a good look around and see what takes my fancy!
     
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    Perhaps 14,000 shots through my .177 RM8 and it has been faultless, a bit on the heavy side but if you can live with that no problem.
    I suspect the price and spec makes these big sellers, hence the seeming large number of complaints about them, whereas in reality you never hear about the people who are happy with them.
     
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    Lordy 74 Keyboard Hero

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    Countryway has them up against the hw100 in the final of their airgun world cup as voted on by the public on f/book . A brilliant gun that has sold in massive numbers that probably has the same percentage of flawed guns as any other brand . Shoots well above its price tag . Accurate as hell , good shot count. The consensus on these guns is a bit marmite but the majority of owners love em. Oh , and regulated with a lothar walther choked barrel .
     
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    This.
    Mine, though second hand / serviced / detail mods is accurate, stable, boring and heavy.
    If the reg goes in mine it will be rebuilt, as will the (broken) reg in the .177 Varmint I'm hoping to own shortly.
    If they last 3.5yrs each tis no huge financial loss for a tool.
    AA S410 is a better lighter but more expensive gun, they have few problems and can be tuned / modded.
    Ultimately you need to go to a shop and hold guns with 'a scope' fitted, even better if you can fire them at a target as this will show unforseen problems regarding fit and comfort of operation.
     
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    Just my tuppence worth on the RM8, nowhere to fit a sling. It is on the heavy side and a sling would be ideal, but the bottle gets in the way of fitting one (unless I'm missing something).
     
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    I shoot at my local range once a week. There are only about 6 regulars of which 2 have the Rotex. It seems to me that they are several times during the 2 hours that we are shooting having trouble one way or the other with loading a pellet.
     
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    I like the look of the M16 but I haven’t heard of anyone on here using them.


    Regards Dan
     
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    How will you be filling the gun?
     

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