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Offline IceBlerk

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2016, 10:00:27 AM »
@Barry - An excellent answer! Have two points and a toffee apple.

Now, guess what the next question is going to be ......................

What's "LGV" mean?

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2016, 06:50:23 PM »
Does anyone have any opinion  (as if there'd be a shortage of opinions here!) on the Walther Century (270 including scope).

I still have to buy this first gun of mine and the demand on my budget seems to be growing and growing.

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2016, 07:20:05 PM »
I don't know what the v out of lgv stands for  but it's a break barrel as is the Century.

 Landymick has got all sorts of walther spring guns, he may be able to give some insight in to the lgv and century.
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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2016, 07:47:31 PM »
Here's my two pen'orth worth......

The Walther LGV and LGU are both fairly 'top-end' rifles, and as such are fairly expensive for springers (but probably worth the money).

Obviously, either of those models wouldn't be 'out-grown' in a short space of time, so may well therefore be worth the financial investment as being good value for money in the long run.

If a more budget/starter type airgun was preferable, my current favorite that fits that premise is the Remington Express break barrel. Having shoot a few of these rifles, I've been very impressed for what you get for the money. The quality and performance it offers is well above the asking price, so much so it's being a bit disrespectful calling it a 'starter' rifle. The only thing I'm not struck on is the trigger blade is fairly far forward in the guard, and as such, is a bit of a stretch for the trigger finger. However, it's no biggie, as 'set back' trigger blades are now available........strangely from some lil' short bald bloke, apparently called called........ Lord Lyndon Lewington!! :o ;D ;D


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Re: Hello!
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2016, 08:39:36 PM »
A reminder when discussing the Walther LGU and LGV: 
Walther has used those names before.   

In my recent LGU research  (current production) I found one must be careful sometimes because one person could be discussing the current models while the other may be thinking of a rifle made 40+ years ago.   
Lucky for us, there now seems to be enough LGVs and LGUs of the new variety out there to make people think of these newer ones first.   It wasn't like that a year ago.

Want to see it get worse, though?   I recently bought a Walther match rifle from the 80s.  It's called the LGR.  Watch, I bet they will come out with a new LGR soon, just to compete the mess. 

Naming air rifles must be harder than it looks if they have to re-use the same few names.   

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2016, 09:11:39 PM »
Walther did have the LG years ago then the LGV with a locking barrel latch & the lovely LGV T with the beautiful Tyrolean Walnut stock but as you suspect we are referring to the current range of Walther's from 2012.
2012 so the launch or relaunch of the LGV Ultra which was & still is a top end rifle though prices have come down a bit.

Now the big difference between the LGV models is the internal piston diameter size.
The LGV Ultra,Master,Master Pro & Challenger are sleeved down to 25mm.All have the same trigger unit some have the metal 2 screw trigger blade & some have the single screw plastic trigger blade.

The LGV Century which looks the same as the LGV Master on the outside has the 30mm piston so does the Century GT.It has the name on top of the cylinder to help ID it.

The Century offers good value & does shoot well but more like the HW 80 & not as sweet as the 25mm LGV range.
It like all the others are heavy rifles so think if it is to be carried around a lot.

I can agree with Gambo's suggestion as i also have a Remmington Express which offers a lot for the money though does benefit from a fettle of the internals & relube.Saying that though the Century was far from sweet at first out of the box,it needed the spring ends sorting & relubing though i'm told the new ones have the springs sorted now.

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2016, 03:56:39 PM »
@Gambo and @Landymick - I had considered the Remington Express, they have them in my local dealer (http://www.southyorkshireairguns.co.uk/) @ 200 inc. a scope. It's the deal I'm measuring everything else against.............

Now, the latest temptation is a modified Walther Terrus from Ronnie Sunshines (https://www.ronniesunshines.com/walther-rs-maxus-kit).

"Why that one, Blerk?"

Good question, have a banana. It's a reputable make, it's a manly .22, the scope has some good reviews, it comes with a slip (which i hope is not like the one my missus wears) and a mod (to those who don't know "mod" is a term used to refer to a silencer).

"But Blerk, why Ronnie Sunshines?"

Again, a good question, have a biscuit. Interest free finance.

So, with the benefit of extensive experience and knowledge can any of the folks sharing this planet tell me why the Walther RS Maxus kit is a good/bad idea?

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2016, 07:21:39 PM »
can any of the folks sharing this planet tell me why the Walther RS Maxus kit is a good/bad idea?

Sadly I can't....as I've never used one of those.

Maybe somebody on here has first hand experience though, and can offer Mr Blerk advice? ???

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« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2016, 08:49:50 PM »
The trigger on the Terrus is fairly good obviously not a Rekord but has a decent feel.
In .22 it shoots well & the synthetic stock handles very well better than the wood version IMO.At 30 yards there is nothing in it between both cals for accuracy   

      The RS version should be similar with the mod fitted compensating for the portion of barrel removed though i haven't tried one mine are both standard length.They have also been relubed as one was a bit twangy & the other had a whiff of diesel.

The scope has surprisingly good optics though the crosshair may not be to every bodies taste.

Its a 200 rifle for 300 money but what else can you get for the 100 extra - a  mod , a bag ,cheap scope & mounts not sure about the barrel chop & recrown unless you do your own.So its not that bad a package though the Master Pro LGV is about 360.
           Then you would need a scope etc

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Re: Hello!
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2016, 01:01:42 PM »
@landymick - Thanks for that. Your point of view makes me think that the RS Maxus could be a good buy. The thing about the LGV Pro is that my initial budget was about 200 and I'm already going way past that (especially once I've added on 15 for Ronnie to send the gun and 25 for my local gunshop to receive it for me!). If I have to stump up 360 + bag, scope, mod my conscience would trouble me. I stopped shooting clays a few years ago because I couldn't justify the expense. When I realised that pellets cost about a penny each I thought this could be a more affordable alternative.