1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Why I Think The Umarex "walther" Rm8 Is An Utterly Worthless Piece Of s**t

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by cloverleaf, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Bunny-on-Bunny

    Bunny-on-Bunny Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    1,021
    Location:
    Porthtowan, Cornwall.
    The £1,100 gun is only 5% lighter and most of that's the 'loominum bottle.
    The other RM8 I had the choice of had one fitted, don't like em and it didn't balance nice.
     
  2. cjsid

    cjsid Engaging Member

    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    228
    Location:
    Tamworth
    Our Rfd is charging £390 so sub 400
     
    Mark lord likes this.
  3. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

    Messages:
    10,590
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Probably the threads were stripped from being over tightened in the first place at the factory.
    Yep have to agree with you about the Ultra SE as a former owner of two UltraMax i'd choose the Ultra any day over the RM8.
     
  4. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

    Messages:
    10,590
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I think you'll find the standard RM8 can be bought from most or many dealers for about £400.I think my own local RFD sells it for about that price.
     
    Mark lord and Steved like this.
  5. Mark lord

    Mark lord Engaging Member

    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    208
    Location:
    Leigh , lobby land , uk
    £379 in mcavoys nr wigan , walther rotex rm8 varmint.
     
    Steved likes this.
  6. Rat reaper

    Rat reaper Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,591
    Likes Received:
    1,673
    Location:
    Oxford
    Did the rm8 need regging being a bottle gun ,they could of spent the money els where On the other flaws , with the decent barrel they fit it might of made a half decent rifle :shrug:
     
  7. robs5230

    robs5230 леший

    Messages:
    11,197
    Likes Received:
    12,622
    Location:
    bideford devon
    Possibly not but no doubt a high shot count and a reg is part of the popularity
     
  8. The oil man

    The oil man Donator

    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    706
    Location:
    Cornwall
    I've had two and quite liked them apart from the weight. Really accurate but it sounds like it's just as well i moved on.

    Then again i did move to a Brocock :eek:
     
  9. Paul M.

    Paul M. Engaging Member

    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    444
    Location:
    Northants
    Ownership, branding and manufacturing are 3 different issues.

    When I worked in northern Germany I used to be amused at seeing the RHD Merc C classes being brought in from South Africa and shipped to Stuttgart for the brits to pay a premium to pick up their new German car from "the factory". BMW 3s similarly. Such is the power of branding and marketing.
     
    timmytree and cloverleaf like this.
  10. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

    Messages:
    8,250
    Likes Received:
    6,585
    Location:
    London
    Most owners won't take it apart to see how bad its innards are, they just look at the spec, bg bottle mag fed & regulated.
     
    PioneerX, cloverleaf and Blackmax like this.
  11. ukzero1

    ukzero1 Engaging Member

    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    425
    Location:
    Nr. Pontefract. West Yorkshire
    The reason I won't take mine apart is that I don't have the knowledge. I'd probably put it back together, find 3 or 4 parts left over and wonder where they went. Either that or find a spring 2 days later that flew under the worktop.The reasons I bought mine was accuracy and high shot count.
     
    Mark lord likes this.
  12. Sutty

    Sutty Engaging Member

    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    488
    Location:
    Glossop
    I was very tempted by an rm8 as my first gun, talked myself up to an HW100 in the end, partly because isaw some strip-down stuff that looked ok.
    Glad I did now! So far the HW100 has done good service.
     
    Blackmax likes this.
  13. Blackmax

    Blackmax Forum Rude Guy

    Messages:
    7,175
    Likes Received:
    7,024
    Location:
    Rayleigh
    If it means people can afford to get into airgunning it has to be a positive thing but I think there are better ways.
     
    PhatMan, garyjm, 2506sendero and 2 others like this.
  14. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

    Messages:
    8,250
    Likes Received:
    6,585
    Location:
    London
    Knowing what they're like I think for me it would be a wet weather dirty hunting rig, so if one was tatty but dirt cheap it'd be worth using it to destruction so you wouldn't ruin a decent rifle.
    Then flog the barrel, bottle & stock if the reg shats itself.
     
  15. Bunny-on-Bunny

    Bunny-on-Bunny Posting Addict

    Messages:
    1,020
    Likes Received:
    1,021
    Location:
    Porthtowan, Cornwall.
    Hope yer giving him red Honary....
     
  16. sharpsman

    sharpsman Keyboard Hero

    Messages:
    2,723
    Likes Received:
    1,089
    Location:
    cleveland
    I nearly bought one as a rough rat gun as they get bashed about especially in dark ect , i mentioned it to a mate and he said have a mess on with mine and see what you think for a week or so - any way i did it was accurate but thats all it was and gave the feeling it wouldn't last especially if used a lot . He didn't have it back long and it emptied itself over night after starting to string shots so a reg issue more than likely .Personally i wouldn't touch one and would rather buy something decent second hand .
     
    cloverleaf and 2506sendero like this.
  17. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

    Messages:
    10,590
    Likes Received:
    2,785
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Glad you happy with it and its done you good service; mind you our Cloverleaf the OP of this thread said some unkind and rather unflattering things about one of those a while back when he managed to get his hands on one.;)
     
    robs5230 likes this.
  18. tombillings916

    tombillings916 Donator

    Messages:
    2,606
    Likes Received:
    798
    Location:
    Grimsby - N.E.Lincs.
    I bet Mike didn't think this thread would go on this long :eek:
     
    cloverleaf likes this.
  19. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

    Messages:
    18,188
    Likes Received:
    16,413
    Location:
    Oxfordshire
    OP updated with a bit more info, FWIW :)
     
    Trampilot and pbrown like this.
  20. ukzero1

    ukzero1 Engaging Member

    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    425
    Location:
    Nr. Pontefract. West Yorkshire
    If mine goes belly up after a couple of years, I won't be bothered. I bought it 2nd hand at a decent price and as another member said, there's always the stock, barrel, buddy bottle and any other salvageable parts I can sell on. At the moment though, it's doing it's job well in bashing rats, mink, corvid's etc. having a high shot count is a bonus and it's accuracy can't be faulted. I have an SMK SYN XS78 Tactical that's only 3 months old gone back for some doctoring, loose and twisting barrel, sudden power drop and a couple of other things that want sorting out but the RM8 plods on like tractor, heavy to hold but gets on with the job.
     
    BobbyD, Mark lord and Bunny-on-Bunny like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice