Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:02 pm
Posted 01 October 2014 - 10:48 pm
Posted 10 October 2014 - 01:29 am
Worth a watch if you're considering the Walther R8
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Posted 10 October 2014 - 02:29 pm
Nice. I think the price tag is more surprising that the group myself. But nice to see it can do what it should
No .177 yet.
Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:27 pm
I have a new Rotex R8 in .22 I have shot it for just over a month now and its a brilliant gun, Bit too heavy for me to stagger around the farm buildings but its very accurate, Just over 8lbs unscoped, cycling the mag is stiffer than expected,has a resetable safety,the plastic trigger blade is not new, the FWB Sport mk 2 had them and had no trouble. removing the stock shows it could have been lighter. the anti tamper seems almost tamper proof, access to the transfer port adjustment is foiled by both access points protected by two steel bearings which have been pressed in to the recest access holes.the trigger pull travel is adjustable and has a decent light release, Verdict-A lot of gun for the money.
Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:07 pm
Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:27 am
No,it is a very well made rifle, Perhaps because of the weight I can shoot it freestanding better than my AA 400 Carbine, the only question I have is that there might possibly be a problem after heavy use with the magazine because the indexing rack molded into the mag seems fragile. It might, after thousands of shots fail, I am only surmising that could happen,only time will tell. for the money it is a very good rifle, Cheers.
Posted 13 December 2014 - 08:53 am
Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:22 am
Remember I said "It Might fail" I was refering to the magazine itself if you examine a R8 mag the indexing projections dont seem very substantial to my tired old eyes, I once had some years ago a Umerex winchester CO2 powered rifle and the mags on that often faild because the indexing on the mags used to break. Only time will tell if the mags for the R8 will stand the indexing of thousands of shots. I am very pleased with the rifle and perhaps I being too critical theres nout wrong with the engineering of the rest of the gun.
Edited by Tron, 13 December 2014 - 09:25 am.
Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:38 am
Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:09 pm
Its got a HW on it at the moment, some of the gun shops on Gun Star advertise the gun as having a moderator fitted but its not, it has a barrel weight on it, its supposed to be good for 180 shots Its still on its first fill and I have shot less than 100 shots through it so far.
Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:28 pm
Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:40 pm
Rez i like the look of the r8 and i love the stock but the only thing that puts me off is the plastic trigger but may look into getting one later on as there is bound to be a different trigger system that fits it some where ?
Posted 13 December 2014 - 04:46 pm
ive never seen a bad review in any mag about any rifle.
You should look at the reviews on the old bsa mags they were terrible before they fetched out the new blue and red ones
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