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Walther LG210, in perfect condition!

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    Jonnes
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    I’ve managed to get my hands on a Walther LG210 SSP. It’s the best of both worlds when it comes to PCP v.s. springer. Because it’s SSP, you’ll never run out of air like with a springer, but have the advantages of a PCP when it comes to recoilless shooting. The rifle is in pristine condition, like it just got out of the factory. I’ll be taking this baby out to the range coming Saturday to see how she shoots different pellet brands and head sizes.

    The Walther LG210 is the last SSP that was produced by Walther. It’s predecessors are the LG200, LG90, LGM2, and LGM1. The LG210 was eventually replaced by the Walther LG300, which, in it’s turn, was followed up by the current LG400 match rifle. The LG210 where manufactured between 1998 and 2004. I can’t to find serial number ranges of the LG210’s manufacturing dates, but it looks like one of the earlier pre-200 models.

    I’ve got a couple of 10-meter matches coming up in the next couple of months, competing against modern PCP match rifles. It’s going to be interesting to see how this baby handles itself against those. It does bark like a dog, way more than my current match rifle, the Feinwerkbau 300S.

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    Wadcutter
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    I like the looks of it.
    Almost purchased one of those off the YC a couple weeks ago. It was slightly different from yours in that it had a metal butt plate instead of rubber.
    In your opinion, would the addition of a scope interfere with any mechanical functions of the rifle or ease of use?
    Looking forward to your review after the test drive.

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    Jonnes
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    A scope would be a problem because of the breech handle. This rifle wasn’t made to be shot with a scope. For that purpose, Walther built the LG 300 Dominator FT with a shorter breech handle. The aluminium adjustable but plate is an option for these rifles. To my best knowledge it came standard with the LG 210 Plus. 

    Yesterday I tested a series of pellets, and almost all of them had unexplainable flyers. I think I have to disassemble her to see if all the seals are still in order. But first I’m going to take it through the chrony today to see if it shoots at a constant pressure. To be continued!

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    Jonnes
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    Chrony test done, in 10 shots the low was 159.8, high 162.1 m/ps, average 160.7. So it shoots pretty constant. Next thing I’m going to test is different pellet brands and head sizes. I’ve emailed my dealer to make an appointment to try different brands and sizes at their testing facility. Again, to be continued….

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    scrane
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    Has the barrel been cleaned?

    Make sure you will have parts available before you tear into an older gun.

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    Jonnes
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    The parts are still widely available here in Europe, one of the reasons why I bought this rifle. I can even convert it to a PCP if I want to. But thanks for the tip though!

    The barrel has been cleaned, checked, bore scoped, and approved. Even the crown is still perfect. Just the right amount of torque on the barrel screws, and no other nastiness to be found in that department. So I’m pretty sure it’s a pellet issue.

    Oh, and when a 10-meter match shooter says he has a flyer, he means that a pellet goes a couple of millimeters off-target. It’s not that it hit a mile off, or something. 😉 

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    Wadcutter
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    “Jonnes”A scope would be a problem because of the breech handle. This rifle wasn’t made to be shot with a scope. For that purpose, Walther built the LG 300 Dominator FT with a shorter breech handle. The aluminium adjustable but plate is an option for these rifles. To my best knowledge it came standard with the LG 210 Plus. 

    Yesterday I tested a series of pellets, and almost all of them had unexplainable flyers. I think I have to disassemble her to see if all the seals are still in order. But first I’m going to take it through the chrony today to see if it shoots at a constant pressure. To be continued!
     

    
Good to know. There doesn’t seem to be much information on the net about the LG210.
    It’s funny how a match shooter’s flyers are a couple mil. while backyard shooters like me consider 1/2 inch or more a flyer.

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    Jonnes
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    Nope, there’s hardly any information on the LG200 or LG210. But I’ve found some pellets it seems to like. This is the first time I actually shot this rifle on the range under the right conditions. 30 shots, 290 out of 300 points. Not the best grouping, but I need to make some adjustments on the trigger. Meisterkugeln in 4.50 do quite well. I’m going to get these in different head sizes to see if I can get some more out of this fine shooter. I need two clicks up and one click left on my diopter for some micro adjustments, but all in all not bad.

    And with match shooting, 0,5mm can make the difference between a 10 or a 9, and if you shoot competitions that difference could mean winning or losing. In case you haven’t seen a 10-meter ISSF rifle target, the image below illustrates how small (0,5mm) the 10-ring is. Plinking is a whole different story, but being able to consistently split a match at 10 meters is fun. 😀 😉

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