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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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    You'll start old Clover right off on one with that Mikey.

    He's a big BSA fan :roflmao:
     
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    Blue BSA Keyboard Hero

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    I wonder how many bad rifles have to escape a factory for a make to get a bad rep? 1 in 10? 1 in 20? 1 in 30?

    For everyone @cloverleaf (with all due respect to your vast technical knowledge and patience with the technical illiterate like myself) fixes how many are out there in the wild running OK?

    I am an owner of a supposedly problematic make. But mine gives no problem. As a device for delivering a projectile down a range of 20m it is better than many, but far from the best.

    Are enthusiasts too close to be objective?
     
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    Well Weihrauch have been knocking the 99 out for years. I'd say the rate of bad ones is 100/100.
    They all come out with the same fault. Weihrauch seem not to care.
    It seems to have done them no harm.
     
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    But why do they need to bother fixing the problem when the people who buy them are happy to pay for a faulty product then either fix it themselves or pay someone else to do it.
     
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    Rabbitwreckers, HW99s dont need to be sorted, they had no issues, out of the box.
     
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    ...which is, for example, £25 MORE than sending an R10 to Rat Works for a Tench reg and full tune, including Parcel Force collection & return. It's just a rip off. (Uh oh, I said R10...)
     
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    Oh dear.
    Now I'm upsetting the 99 lovers.
    Unless RW's have some kind of unique linkage (and they won't) the same inherant fault they all have, will be present in his unfortunately.
    50-60 pellets shot in quick succession is highly likely to see most unfettled 99's s**t the bed in short order
     
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    Maybe reviews always appear positive because the guns are brand new and possibly specially selected?
     
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    I believe he secretly covets the BSA offerings.
     
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    and they are being paid for favourable reviews
     
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    Wild Bill co2 Pistol Enthusiast & FX Wildcat owner.

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    I'm sorry but Terry Doe and some of his sponsored reviewers (read cronies and hangers on) have stated in Airgun World and Airgunner magazines that these RM8's are very very good air rifles and worthy of anybodies collection. Who are we to believe here? Archant editors and reviewers or Mr C Leaf?

    I know who I believe and it ain't those pathetic magazine reviewers or the paid for press. :thumb:
     
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    My vote is for Terry Doe :thumb:










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    Not paid directly, but if they give bad reviews then they wouldn't be paid to put ads on the toilet paper.
    If they get a rifle that performs well for a week it will get a good review. Most of the crap out there is ok in the short term, nobody does 5 year reviews do they?
    Longevity is never reviewed, only the performance as brand new which for most buyers is next to useless for long term ownership.
     
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    Reviews: I would say a brand new Rm8 straight out of the box does deserve its plaudits as far as these type of reviews go. However AGW and AG used to in the 80s and 90s strip down new guns and give them a thorough technical review. I doubt they’d be allowed to do this so have to review what is in front of them. In the case of the Walther it’s an accurate rifle that looks nice.
     
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    Doesn't take much for them to open it up and check construction & materials, especially if they’re offering out reviews for money
     
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    We often talk about Rapids positively.
     
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    Me too, I so very nearly bought one of these on a whim but my current S410 caught my attention first and as it was only 295 used I bought it instead, thank chuff fer that... :thumb:
     
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    What's got you , up tight. Just I dare mention one person on here has no problem, with a 99s.
    And its had many of thousands, pellets though it.
     
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