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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.

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    A guy in our clubs brand new 110 has had to go bad for not holding air.
     
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    I guess that we must have a better class of leaks, dodgy regulators, bent barrels, broken springs, buggered 0 rings when we spend £500 to £2000 on guns that are not more reliable than the budget RM8 ?
     
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    Yes mate, all reviews in magazines are paid for...
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    I'd expect any air rifle to last longer than 5 years no matter what it costs, I'm not going to start another vs war but maybe its a pcp thing, £400 will buy you any HW springer & they mostly last a lifetime.
    Saying that I've contradicted myself by commenting on the LGV earlier, another Umerex corner cutting rifle, not cheap either!
     
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    O how I wish you could hear me laughing... Buy a new gun to have it fixed
     
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    Regulators use substandard parts (BSAs decision to save few pennies) that may cause it to stop regulating properly at some point. Guys like Tench and Huub worked on this problem and instead of offering better parts decided to re-design the whole reg. An easy way to fix a problematic regulator is to install a HUMA regulator. Of course this costs extra which you should take in to account.
    In the past three years or so there have been BSA barrels where the choke ends before the muzzle. I heard this is a problem in factory in the way they make those barrels, work force related. Anyway, if you get one of those barrels they'll shotgun as the pellet comes out wobbling from the barrel. It can be fixed by cutting off a bit from the muzzle end and recrowning the barrel.
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    If everybody listened, most PCP manufacturers would never sell a single unit.
     
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    Only a fraction of them fail. There are brands where in practice none fails but they cost a lot more. There are brands where many fail and that is also reflected in the price tag. There are also guns with very high price tag that still tend to fail occasionally.

    Insert your favorite brand names above ;)
     
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    Difficult one, it's true what you say but I've got five pcps, S510, P15, 2 falcons & a Parker Hale none of which leak or had problems, touch wood, but would I buy an R10? Strangely no I wouldn't, beautiful gun but I'd deffo get a dodgy one.
     
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    I stopped reading when I got to the aluminium based alloy bit.
     
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    At least no one got called a meathead for owning one this time :(




    :p
     
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    Well it is German Cloverleaf, vorsprung durch technik and all that.

    I'd suggest then that makes BSA's offering far superior.
     
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    You'd make a devastating expert witness for the Prosecution, CL :thumb:
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    100% agree Chris.....we never read magazine reviews where the reviewer says avoid. Everything that is reviewed these days has smoke blown up it.....
     
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    Ragazines have always done this...
     
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    @cloverleaf I read somewhere recently that Walther / Umarex, whoever, were stopping the supply of reg parts and only offering complete regs at something like £250, which is getting on for the average resale value of one of these. Seems to be backed up by parts diagrams such as https://www.bisley-uk.com/product.php?i=WARM8S (2nd image), so make of that what you will. The concensus there was that that was pretty shi**y. Strikes me as they're a designed & marketed as a cheapish way into PCP's, but with a built in lifespan that's not advertised.
     
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    Wild Bill co2 Pistol Enthusiast & Western fan

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    I feel for the owners of these on here. They will have to sell theirs on freeads now. :cool::laff:

    Please Mr @cloverleaf , do not strip down or evaluate co2 replica pistols for gawds sake. If you do, keep it to yourself please.:D
     
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    Davey, you are correct. I have an RM8 that developed and leaking reg. My local RFD was surprised to be told by the distributor that the reg parts are no longer available and that at new reg is in fact £275. He somehow managed to get mine repaired under warranty even though I didn't but it from him. I will reward the RFD by part-exing the RM8 for a Huntsman HR as soon as he can get one.
     
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    Gun Doctor in Cannock informed me that the broken reg on one I had at time could be sent back and fixed for around £120. That was in the early summer of last year though
     
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    Jagdwaffen Suns up guns up

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    Yes we know and it's cr*p.....
     
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