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Walther LGR

Postby zunmik » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:12 am

Just bought the Walther for bell target, its the only one i came across where the weight distribution did not strain my knackered shoulder, shoots sweet, and it was the right price less than i was going to pay for a new co2 target rifle so a happy chappie, M. :D Pics fairly soon
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Postby pmh » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:22 pm

Good choice.

There was a mention of one for sale on the BBS, but I didn't look at the ad.

I had a go with the Feinwerkbau 300s on Thursday.

I thought it would de difficult to manage, with my left arm still being troublesome, but i found it ok.

My left hand is usually just slightly after the trigger guard anyway, in target stsnce, so all the weight goes straight down.

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Postby zunmik » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:35 pm

pmh:1574 wrote:Good choice.

There was a mention of one for sale on the BBS, but I didn't look at the ad.

I had a go with the Feinwerkbau 300s on Thursday.

I thought it would de difficult to manage, with my left arm still being troublesome, but i found it ok.

My left hand is usually just slightly after the trigger guard anyway, in target stsnce, so all the weight goes straight down.

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I shoot with the left hand next to the trigger guard, i have already found using this posistion its well barrel heavy without the large barrel weight that came with it, after just a couple of hours i'm not yet 100% but about 65% once used to the rifle i hope to improve this greatly.
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Postby pmh » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:15 pm

That's a good point.

I am not sure how I would be after an hour.

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Walther LGR

Postby zunmik » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:37 pm

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Postby pmh » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:52 pm

Very nice looking rifle indeed.

How easy do you find it to cock?

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Postby zunmik » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:04 pm

pmh:1635 wrote:Very nice looking rifle indeed.

How easy do you find it to cock?

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No trouble at all, its something that every one works out what way suits them, because of the longer lever no more effort than an ssp pistol for me, M.
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Postby pmh » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:14 pm

With the 300s it was easy to leave the rifle kn the bench, resting on it's front bipod and pistol grip heal, then press the butt into the hip and cock.

Quite effortless that way.

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Re: Walther LGR

Postby JonW » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:47 pm


That is beautiful, really like the 10m rifles from this era and the engineering that went into them is fantastic.  8)
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Postby zooma » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:00 am

I have a couple of LGR rifles and the weight balance is certainly different to any of the other Classic match rifles in my collection.

Comparing the cocking action against any of the others is also an interesting point as many struggle to cock an SSP - especially when compared with the FWB 300, Original Model 75, Anschutz 380 etc - but find the reverse cocking action of the newer SSP rifles such as the Original Model 100 and Feinwerkbau 600 series a lot easier.

By changing the direction of the cocking stroke and also by changing the pivot angle of the cocking arm so it is no longer runs parallel to the barrel
the manufacturers have made charging the later SSP rifles easier for most people to cock - but they are still awkward when compared with the ease that a side lever springer can be cocked.

The very popular break barrel match rifles such as the Original Model 60, 65 and 66 are also easy to cock, and the Walther LG55 and LGV series of rifles are just sublime - so smooth and creamy feeling.

The SSP rifles win when the trigger is pulled as nothing moves - they are totally "dead" and for many this offsets the slightly awkward cocking cycle.
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