Discussion in 'Walther' started by shaun elliott, Feb 8, 2020.
Its a shame they don't have a factory quickfill on there cylinders !
The 16 joule/12 fpe Walther LG400 FT has a 565mm barrel.
The 16/12 fpe and 21 joule Walther LG300 Dominator had a 490mm barrel
The 16 joule/12 fpe Walther LG300 Dominator Hunter had a 565mm barrel (these rifles have 'Dominator' engraved on the action)
(the 7.5 joule 10 metre versions of the LG300 and LG400 all have 420mm barrels)
see www. airgunaccuracy. wordpress. com The Walther LG300 Dominator rifles for more info.
Makes you wonder why they didnt just make it a 490mm like the old dominator ft. That seemed to produce the power ok and have an efficient shot count.
But the dominator had a bigger valve and porting and a much heavier hammer .
result - they have to hold the 400 valve open longer to make 16 j
Theyre following the thinking that a long barrel increases power so they can back off on hammer and dwell
Been chatting about these rifles lately and they’re starting to look rather disappointing.
Really! What's disappointing about it Phil? I thought this rifle was made with the help and info from ft shooters?
Exactly so why not use the old reg and maybe refine it. Potentially they could have made a rifle thats worse than the dominator thats been around for years. Time will tell after people have owned them for a couple of years.
FT pilchards perhaps
Berty's looks and shoots great
I think Dylans may be ok too
I don't know why Walther chose a 565mm long barrel for the LG400FT. The 420mm barrel on my LG400 easily reaches 12 fpe (and over) at a regulator pressure of 83 bar.
But in my opinion the LG400 is an improvement compared to the LG300 Dominator.
The LG400's lighter hammer and smaller valve make it possible to get 12 fpe at the same low hammerspring force that the 7.5 joule 10 metre version uses. This will prevent the wear to the hammer slot in the side of the action because there is less dragging force on the hammer pin that runs in the action slot.
Dominators have this problem, but I have never seen this problem on any of the 10 metre LG300's that are used for a period of over 12 years as a club rifle in my 10m shooting club. I checked all 4 of them for this point of wear, and they see a lot of use, being club rifles.
Compared to the Dominator the LG400 has the Equalizer/Stabilisator/Absorber (or how you want to call this thing) or it can be fitted to the FT version. This equalizer (as Walther calls it) makes it really dead to shoot. It may not help for accuracy, but Steyr, Anschutz, Feinwerkbau and now Air Arms all mounts these things. So shooters must feel it's an advantage to have it. And the Walther Equalizer uses no air or mechanical links that may wear out.
The 400 has a load indicator, a better adjustable pistol grip, the lighter hammer and valve cause less movement at the shot. On the aluminium stocked LG400 rifles there are very few carbon steel parts that can rust. Almost all screws are stainless.
From all this I see only improvements over the LG300 Dominator, and not anything that disappoints.
Bertys is not a FT version and a different length barrel
Where’s the front barrel and cyl clamp
I have to say the grip on the LG400 is useless.
It will not stay tight and constantly moves, very frustrating.
Standard rifle has a 30fps drop from room 20degress C to 3 degrees C.
The barrel A clamp needs to be removed to avoid POI shift with stock interference and the barrel.
I’m experiencing a POI drop in cold temperature over 1 MOA and it is not velocity related, something is causing the barrel to move?
Can I also add to that list the cylinder is not quick fill, it comes with a steel cylinder which is unusable and needs changing to the aluminium junior cylinder.
The stock need to be completely removed to adjust the power which is a real pain, power is also a pain to adjust due to the very small adjustment required on the spring.
Cheek piece and butt posts are both too short and require lengthening, the rifle is quite heavy but nicely balanced.
Trigger is very nice and it is very dead even without the stabilizer.
Also coming without a forend is a no brainer as everyone will want something on there.
Care needs to be taken loading as the pellet can and does tip forward and you can easily load a pellet backwards!
They have given you a friday afternoon model Conor. Send it back.
I have mine for 4 years now and never experienced any problem with grip, POI shift or velocity variation.
But then, I converted mine myself The barrel clamp need careful adjustment to get the barrel free floating and I removed the o-ring on the barrel that sits under the clamp.
Your going have to work on your sales technique conor
It’s not a hatchet job David ,
But when the rifle has FT in the name you don’t expect to have to rework the thing to get it up to speed for ft
Could well be a Friday job
but an ft rifle with no hamster , and easy power adjuster?
basic stuff mate
It's been modded
Connor, does it drop perfectly downward,when it shifts?
Something in my mind, isn't comfortable with the carbon sleeve, especially with the loose weave that looks wire reinforced.
I've a few top end fishing rods,made in what appears a similar carbon weave. It's not even remotely dimensionally stable.
Can the barrel be indexed on these? Or is there a transfer port hole in the barrel?