Looking for advice on Walter r8

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  1. mpr

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    Thinking of buying a waiter r8.
    Seen the reviews on u tube.
    But I like to think the lad s on here can shoot a bit better( they seem to wobble.on u tube).
    Is it accurate. Do you know if you can get a single shot loader.
    Given up comp shooting.
    But still going to do the odd one.
    Going rattling up farm more of the time.
    Or I play safe and go as 400f
     
  2. mpr

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    I do like the hw 100.
    Which I had in a 22 10yrs ago.
    Fine gun .
    But bit more money.
    300 more than the aa 400f. And r8
     
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    Sorry ment walther.
    Predictive text sorry
     
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    Just been lent both guns.
    Can run a try before buy.
    Thanks steve
     
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    Let us know how you get on and which you prefer, it will be very interesting.
     
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    I have an HW100 and ironically was handling an R8 at my club a few days ago as a new member had bought one and was having difficulty with it.

    His you lads were having a go and unbeknownst to them got a pellet stuck in the breach workings - there is a big old hole for them to easily fall into. They then subsequently loaded half a dozen pellets while trying to fire it off, but the safety was jammed also - probably due to the pellet in the breach workings of the bolt action?

    Long story cut short, I got the damaged pellet out of the breach block workings, rodded the other half dozen pellets from the barrel, and had a quick play with it to make sure it was all working before handing it back.

    Accuracy was ok (ish), the gun was heavy and a bit agricultural, but for the money it was a decent gun if you want to go new, but I can see people wanting to get something nicer quickly, so I'd opt for a second hand HW100/AA410/Daystate Regal which are all available for around the £500/550 mark or less for a really nice one, probably with a basic scope and bag too?

    James
     
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  7. mpr

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    I do like the hw100 myself.
    But it's new I want to buy.
    It's going to be my last gun to purchase.
    But if I can fine one second hand.
    Of some one I know.might buy second hand.
     
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    Well as jesin 1 said was bang on.
    Pushing the pellets in a tad in to the loader did help with the clunkymess though.
    It's worth the money.but could you live with in the pitch dark on a night as I would shoot?
    No I don't think so.you feel like it's going to jam. In the pitch black no thank you

    The 400 f airarms to be my next try
     
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    As for accuracy of the one I've had
    It's not on.
    Bit hit and miss at 25yards.
    Not pellet on pellet as my dommies would do all day at that distance. Not ish more misswith this one
     
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    Think it's got to be the hw 100 full length sporters. In 177
    My do all gun think it will do all I want.
    Will not jam.
    And many a good score in hft with some shooters.
    All except for a very tall nice person from Cambridge hft
    Who shoots one in 22.And puts in fantastic scores
     
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    Think it's going to be a new one.
    May one know of second hand at a gun shop. Anyone?
     
  12. cloverleaf

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    The Umarex ("Walther" in name only) offers a lot on paper but it's all monkey-metal castings held together with self-tappers and fitted with an AT system that cannot be removed. They're crude, prone to jams and not built to last.

    The AA is a much better gun with a better barrel, better trigger, better build and will last forever if looked after and treated to new seals and exhaust valve when necessary.
     
  13. hmangphilly

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    Umarex build quality is nothing like a proper Walther .
    Clearly built to a price with cheap processes and materials .

    Good bluing though .....No1 marketing tool for plop or average products.

    It seems to suggest a quality that simply isn't there . .............sound famliar ? ...........don't get me started .
     
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    Do agree with what said by all.
    But aa also are getting a bit less
    And what more money all the time.
    Constant increase in price all the time.
    But still crap triggers.
     
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    The 500 for the money.
    Which I did not pay for. As I won in a raffle.
    Not what I call a good gun for the money.
    Trigger. Stock again. After mpr still got it wrong
     
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    Yeah; same old crap - using an otherwise respected name to suggest much better quality than is actually the case :rolleyes:
     

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