My new Walther LGV Challenger Ultra

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    Windmill01
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    Just got home from picking up my new Walther, fitted it with a Leapers 3x9x40 milldot recticle scope. It’s 3.55 pm and its 104°F.  Too bloody hot to try it yet, its supposed to be the same heat tomorrow. I jumping out of my skin in  anticipation.
     

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    TimR
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    Congrats on the new rifle!!! Hope you get a chance real soon to take it for a ride!!! How about some pics too!!!

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    Windmill01
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    G’day Tim, might sound a bit dumb but how do you upload photos to this forum.

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    Deja
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    unless pictures dont let us know!

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    Windmill01
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    Windmill01
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    I think I have figured out this photo thing. My new Walther with her Trail sisters.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Cool looking set of guns dude !!! Now let’s see some groups

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    wolfdog
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    Great picture’s. Send some heat my way ,please.

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    Windmill01
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    My first impressions on my new Walther. I’ve put through about 60 pellets (H8&N Field Trophy Match 14.63 grains I think) and she is shooting very well. Not happy with the grunching noise as you cock it but it may settle down over time. Getting groups of 5 in an Aussie 5 cent piece at 25 meters, now and again one or two on the outer ring. The trigger pull is not what I am used to. Both my Trails have had a bearing fix on the trigger but this one is different. The first stage doesn’t exist it’s just a free pull until you get to the second stage. The second stage however is crisp which I will have to get used to. 
    The hold is basically the same as my Trails, maybe a bit softer hold might yield better groups.Iits dark now but tomorrow I will post a picture of my extreme bench rest. Basically it’s my plinking table, might not be pretty but it does its job, no laughing at it ok.
    i thought it may like the lighter pellets  but not a the moment. Definitely not as powerful as my Trails but I didn’t buy it for that. 

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    Windmill01
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    As promised in above photos of my extreme bench rest (alias old faithfull plinking table). It may be rickety, which it is, and it may sway a bit,only in any wind but it works for me. I just rest the back of my hand on the plastic container and shoot. Now don’t laugh at it ok.

     

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    Ziabeam
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    Windmill01…. Not happy with the grunching noise as you cock it but it may settle down over time…;


    Never handled one… but wonder why yours is noisy when cocking. From what I’ve read and seen in photos it is suupose to have silky smooth cocking.

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    blackdiesel
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    Nice guns.  Where are you where the temp is over 100% in January?

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    Windmill01
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    Ziabeam it is smooth on cocking but at the very end of the spring compression she makes a grunching noise. Not very load but noticeable.

    Blackdiesel I live in Queensland Australia. We live in the bush halfway between two towns called Maryborough and Gympie. It was 102 Fahrenheit in the shade yesterday and supposed to be the same today. Our dam is down to about half full, the creek that goes through the back of our property is nearly dry so we need some good rain soon. Luckily I put in a bore a couple of years ago and that keeps things around the house alive.
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    Ziabeam
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    Following your bonding with the LGV… mine will be here Friday (second hand) … can’t wait

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    Windmill01
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    G’day Ziabeam, I’ve posted another photo of some groups. I think they are getting better the rifle has huge potential if only the shooter had some. The grinch is now barely noticeable I think it now has something to do with the trigger.
    its Friday in Aussie land so I think you may already have your Walther. What caliber did you get. Mine is 22 and shoots at around 625 fps. I believe the 177 is in the 800 category. I’m very happy with mine I hope yours meets your expectations as well. I’m sure it won’t disappoint.
    Ive only put through just over a 100 or so pellets and still getting used to the hold, it’s no way near as sensitive as my Beeman and sometimes when I hold my tongue right I can get 3 or 4 in the same hole. My shooting could also have something to do with my rickety plinking table lol.
    Keep us posted.
    Gary

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    Ziabeam
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    Mine is the .177. Previous owner stated it shoots 10.3 grain pellets at around 770. From what I’ve read that power level LGV might not shoot tiny groups. May have to tone down the stroke, spring, top-hat thickness, or some combination of those.

    Still Thursday here. Tomorrow it will be here. It is the Master Pro, with European stock. Similar to this I believe;

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    Windmill01
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    Very nice, what scope will you fit to it also what fps do you want to achieve? Mine is verrrrry quite, I have also remembered that I may be going through my shot cycle quicker because of the smoothness of the shot. I will try to follow through more with the shot, that may improve the groups.

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    Followed my own advise about following through. This is at my 30 meter target, the group on the right is 10 pellets, the group top middle is also 10 shots but I adjusted the scope up from 25 to 30 meters. Very happy chappie 

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    Ziabeam
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    Not sure the desired fps, but several accounts indicate an LGV/LGU delivers better accuracy (.177) at or near 16j or 12fpe. According to the seller this one is rated at 17-19j (American spec).

    What energy/ velocities is your rated at?

    Your 30m groups would tickle me to death. Very nice. Might have to put a plastic tub on my bench too :)

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    Ziabeam
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    Not sure what scope yet (for the LGV) I took a decent BSA off of my TX200 MKIII today, and am outfitting it (TX200) with open sights very soon.

    I want to get a better scope than the BSA in a dire way, since my long term confidence in it does not exist. For now it seems to be a good band-aid where field expedient optics are required, and will be used temporarily on the LGV. Any suggestion for an improved LGV scope? I’d prefer a spartan scope, possibly one of the FFP Athlons, but nothing bigger/heavier.

    What scope do you have on yours?
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    I see you have the Leapers 3x9x40 milldot recticle scope

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