Walther lgv challenger

Discussion in 'Equipment Reviews' started by BOMBER, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. BOMBER

    BOMBER Little French Maid

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    On thursday i picked up an lvg challenger in .177 from solware and proceeded straight to the club to test it out. It was staight out the box with no changes being made to any of the action or stock. I tested the rifle with jsb, aa fields and h&n field to see what would give me the best results. As far as grouping and accuracy was concerned the h&n came out on top producing tight groups at 30, 35, 40, and 45 yards. The chrono test over 15 shots gave me an average power output of 11.5 ftlbs and a 7fps variation. What I was suprised about the most was the weight which for a springer seemed incredably light. Now i have not shot a springer for a long time but the rifle seemed very user friendly as far as being hold sensative is concerned it performed well no matter where i held my lead hand. The overall finish on the rifle was remarkably good for a £360 rifle and there where no issues with the synthetic stock as far as finishing was concerened. The barrell lock just in front of the barrell break was easy to operate and does not hinder the cocking which has a smooth uninterupted action. All the shooting I did with the rifle was from the bench so after I shoot a course on sunday shooting from prone, kneeling, and standing i will reoprt again on the findings. :D
     
  2. Dazzzle

    Dazzzle New Member

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    I also thought it was light still wondering whether to get one but I like my 97
     
  3. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Looking forward to having a go first hand tomorrow mate and seeing how you do.
    It'll be interesting comparing it against my tx's.

    Dave
     
  4. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    Bomber said to me that he's going to kick your butt with his new toy :D
     
  5. stillwater

    stillwater Active Member

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    Be intresting to see how it compares to my LGV Comp Ultra?
     
  6. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    If he shoots it like his Steyr Chris I can see things getting interesting AGAIN. He beat me by 1 target over 9 rounds in the UK's this year......have you ANY IDEA how hard that is to live with....I want my revenge :);)

    Dave
     
  7. BOMBER

    BOMBER Little French Maid

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    To continue from my opening post on the lgv challenger i today engaged it in combat on the hft circuit. I had the rilfe in the shoulder, the but on the floor, rested of the back of my hand and did not notice any difference in the reaction of the rifle using the different holds. The other main attribute I have to note is it seems to take less wind than I would have to give with my steyr. I managed a score of 48 out of 60 so to say the rifle was straight out of the box on thursday with no fettling i was impressed to say the least. So in conclusion the rifle is well capable of out shooting me and has got me well and truly hooked to the point that I may even rest the steyr next year and shoot recoiling in the national series. :D:D:D:D
     
  8. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    Dave must be s~~ting himself now mate.:D
     
  9. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Not really mate, I get enjoyment and satisfaction out of shooting my TXs and a good score is just a bonus.
    Must say that LGV of Micks is very nice after having a go with it today and Mick seems to be able to shoot it quite well now so I can only imagine that he will get better with practice.48x60 is a good score especially on your first outing.

    Now if you ever go recoil Chris I'd be really worried ;)

    Dave
     
  10. Amac

    Amac Active Member

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    The LGV seems to have increased the overall interest in shooting recoiling guns which in my opinion can only be a good thing for those who like competitive shooting. Your score was impressive on Sunday Mick. Let us not forget though that to shoot well in recoiling you dont need an LGV, they are just one of a few guns that will do well in competition.

    Andy
     
  11. BOMBER

    BOMBER Little French Maid

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    To true mate, i think shooting a springer again has reignited the original buzz that i got when i first started hft.:D
     
  12. D Martin

    D Martin Non member

    Yep :) ;)

    Dave
     

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