Hammerli AR20ft what are they like?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by Suzukiphil, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Suzukiphil

    Suzukiphil Member

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    I am very interested in these new guns and wondered if the handful of people lucky enought to get one have anything to report, good, or bad, as I have heard very little since they started showing up at shoots a month or so back.
     
  2. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Also interested in this thread guys, how these rifles shaping up?
     
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    fury phils got one

    hi phil
    don't know if you noticed,but phil hodgkiss turned up at the harriers with one last saturday.
    he seemed very impressed with it.
    i'm sure if you ask him next saturday he'll let you have a pop with it.
    rgds simon
     
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    Hi Phil i do beleive jeremy stamp used one at bisley and shot a 39 with it, he had picked it up only about 3 weeks ago i had a couple of shots with it the cocking action needs a bit of fettling but i would not be scared to take one into battle at a grand prix ATB steve
     
  5. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    Accuracy and consistency are what you would expect from a Walther reg and a Lothar Walther barrel.

    However there are two flies in the ointment.

    The cocking bolt is awkward to use and the trigger leaves something to be desired compared to a Dommie or Steyr.

    It is also rather heavy so the small of stature might find if a handfull.
     
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    There again, it is only £600... a 1/2-1/3 of the prices of rifles you're comparing to ;)

    Steph and Mike reckons their's loves accupels...
     
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    Post removed as it unintentionally and unwittingly caused offence.

    Rich
     
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  8. Suzukiphil

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    Sounds good then

    Thanks guy's this all sounds pretty good. I had heard the cocking was a bit rough, but hadn't heard much about how accurate, or consistant they were. It sounds as though they might be a good step up from my 400.
    So far there doesn't seem to be any negatives, I have heard some stories about shops selling grey imports, which may not be covered by the makers warranty, does anyone know who the offical importers are?
     
  9. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    Mine does not seem to mind JSB 4.52s. :)
    Just checked it over my chrono-
    784 784 784 784 784 785 784 784 784 784.
    The 6th one must have been a duff pellet. :D
     
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    Mine loves Mozzies, which is cool, cos so does my TX200. I wouldn't have said the cocking lever is awkward to be honest, a little stiff at first, but now after a couple of weeks of use it has eased somewhat. Very accurate, and consistant over the chrono. Only fill mine to about 200 bar though, had some advice from Walther owners in that respect.Need to play around with the adjustments on the trigger more now, but on the whole, I'm very impressed with mine. Would definately recommend these to anyone :)
     
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    I believe Brocock and Armex are the official importers although the guy who's the Walther importer might be as well.

    Jonathan
     
  12. Suzukiphil

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    Thanks Guys this has certainly opened up the discussion on STB, I look forward to talking to some proud AR20ft owners and maybe having a pop with one. I feel that this gun will certainly give the Air Arms MPR some stiff competition, and I'm told the scope's not bad either, so thats some package for less than 700 notes.
     
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    hammereli ar20

    any body now about aftersale serivce / warrenty on these rifles
     
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    great gun

    well worth the cash for 650 you wont do better i went and tryed a couple the hw100 was class ive tryed the daystate mk 4 prior to going the gunsmith but once i felt the hammerli ar 20 ft and shot it it was an easy choice the accuracy was 10 outa 10 and the noise without my custom silencer gave me goose bumps i love my hammerli ar 20 you wouldn't be disapointed
     
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    go get one

    there fantastic best rifle ive shot with ,the hammerli ar 20 will be helping shoiters bag a few trophys nxt year mark my words
     
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    Ste Hughes Daystate's whipping boy

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    just out of interest what other rifles have you shot?
     
  17. Suzukiphil

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    Thanks for posting on this, I have been monitoring all the forums for news on these guns and one or two stories of inconsistancies in the power output, one varied by over 100fps! I have heard of one person who sent the action back to Walther and it came back worse than when he sent it!
    To be fair the majority of reports have been very positive so you can always get a friday afternoon job
     
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    over the years ste i have shot almost everything im an ex cheshireinfantry soldier so am well placed to make good judgements on air weopons i have shot a lot in my life and in my post i just stated for the price and quality you wont find better and i beleave my opinion only is that this rifle will be bringing people into the sport and also helping people win a few matchs
     
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    I didnt know our soldiers were using air rifles now!!!!!
     
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    :) I'm in the Marines, and I was thinking the same! Only my opinion on the AR20 is quite different!
     

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