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Walther LGV Ultra air rifle
The original Walther LGV was a match rifle produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was the pinnacle of Walther's breakbarrel target rifles. Now, Walther has reintroduced the LGV line with several different models that include many of the fine features of that original target gun.
Let's start with the barrel latch, which is pushed down to break open the breech. In addition to the normal barrel detent that holds the barrel closed, the barrel latch creates a secondary point to hold the breech rock-solid tight. This creates a fit so snug that it's like having a fixed barrel rifle.
How about a great match trigger? You don't often find one on a sporting gun, but you will when you get the LGV Ultra. The trigger-pull is set at 3 lbs., but you can adjust it to suit your preferences.
With the Super Silent Technology, the gun won't be as prone to disturb your neighbors...or spook any critters you're trying to dispatch.
While this airgun has the power for hunting, it's also got the accuracy for popping bullseye targets all day long.
There's just one more thing you need to know: The Walther LGV Ultra air rifle is accurate. It lives up to its German manufacture and heritage and will keep you shooting for decades. You will never regret buying this air gun!
|Max Velocity||700 fps|
|Cocking Effort||38 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/target practice|
|Trigger Pull||3.0 lbs|
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Things I liked: Quality is the number one thing I like about this rifle. It is by far the best made and most accurate break-barrel air rifle I have ever owned or shot. It is the only break-barrel that I would ever pit against my PCP air rifles in a challenge. It's not very pellet picky and it has an extremely smooth trigger. It's got some weight to it but it's solid and durable. The bluing is beautiful and the barrel is very easy to cock with a sturdy locking mechanism to keep it aligned and accurate. At 40 yards my 10-shot groups will create only four holes (see uploaded pics). Beyond 40 yards the power begins to drop off enough that I wouldn't want to try to hunt humanely with it as I have more powerful air rifles for that. However, I have 2-inch groups out to 65 yards with the LGV, but it's a challenge to consistently repeat. At 40 yards and below it is consistently repeatable. There is very little recoil and it's the only break-barrel air rifle I've ever owned that didn't give me scope problems.
Things I would have changed: I don't really care for the plastic / synthetic trigger blade. Metal would have been a better choice as it seems out of place against the backdrop of quality on this air rifle. And I'm sure it could have been included without a noticeable price increase. Although the safety is plastic, it doesn't seem to detract from the quality in this air rifle.
What others should know: The LGV is very quiet, no need for anything additional. There are no sling studs so you'll have to improvise with a sling. I used a Gamo style sling (see pics). The best pellets I found for accuracy are the Air Arms Diabolo Field .22 Cal, 5.51mm, 16 Grains Domed / Crosman Premier .22 Cal, 14.3 Grains Hollowpoint / JSB Diabolo Exact Jumbo .22 Cal, 15.89 Grains Domed / and the H&N Field Target Trophy .22 Cal, 14.66 Grains Round Nose 553mm. In closing, I just want to say I have no regrets buying the LGV . . . it is worth five or six budget break-barrel air rifles from any manufacturer anywhere. The LGV is simply the best I've ever owned or come across.
Things I liked: Just about everything. Very quiet, smooth and easy cocking. High quality workmanship.
Things I would have changed: Less weight. Definitely could use sling mounts. When hiking looking for game a sling would be a very very welcome.
What others should know: I was very hesitant to shell this amount of money for a springer, but I have zero regrets. Of all the air guns I have this is the quietest and you can also get a silencer for it as the barrel is already threaded for it. Accuracy with the H&N Sniper Magnum 18 gr is dead on. I mounted the BSA AR27X32 scope on it and quite happy, but I'm not too crazy about the screw on lens covers. The one thing this lacks is mounts for a sling. Due to the weight a sling would be most welcomed when hiking with the LGV. This is one unreal springer. The squirrels don't stand a chance. I'll probably get another one in .177.
Things I liked: Great fit and finish. The barrel lock up is as solid as when you close the action on a quality double barrel shotgun or close the door on a Mercedes. The high level of engineering comes through in the smoothness of the cocking mechanisms and how quiet this rifle is. No boing, no twang, just a solid thump when you pull the trigger. When cocking the gun there is no mechanism noise or anything except for a solid click at the very end of the cocking cycle. Recoil is very manageable and I could see the pellet punch through the target through the scope after I pulled the trigger so the ant-recoil technology built into the rifle is doing it's job. Topped with a UTG 3-9 AO scope, this thing is a pleasure to shoot
Things I would have changed: It would be nice if they could shave a lb. or so off of this rifle but if it would have a negative impact on accuracy or recoil then I'd leave the weight alone. At approximately 9 lbs., it's not something you want to tote around even for several hours in the field without a sling but it's great for varmints and birds around the property. Also not a big fan of tru-glow sights but these seemed to be ok. Not overly bright. Little pricey but you get what you pay for. Also wouldn't mind a little more power. While the .22 is rated at 700 fps, but in the real world it's more like 585 - 625 depending upon the pellet. Haven't shot through a crony yet so can't tell for sure. Hoping to do that in the next couple of weeks.
What others should know: Being an avid outdoorsman, and since I'm nearing retirement, I thought what better time to take up another hobby right? After much research, and getting things narrowed down to a RWS 34, Jerry at PA advised me to take a look at the Walther Terrus. Well I looked at the Terrus, the Parrus and then the the Walther LGV Ultra. I settled on the LGV and this thing is built like a tank and the accuracy is really really good but I've only shot about 30 rounds through it and it just keeps getting smoother, quieter, and more accurate. My initial sight-in with 14.3 Crossman Premiers at 20 yds is grouping 5 shots inside a dime just shooting in the backyard. Hopefully I can get on a bench at our local sportsmans club soon and really tighten things up. I also have the JSB Diablo's in 13.43, 15.89, and 18.13 to try so we'll see which of these will be the best match for this rifle. If you are looking at air rifles or already have 1 or more, this is a quality rifle you may want to add to your arsenal.
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Can anyone tell me the diameter and thread count of the barrel and end cap on the LGV (.22 I that matters)?
What material is the knurled thread protection cap at the end of the aluminum muzzle brake? Is it also aluminum or is it steel?
I have the Terrus and it's steel. (10g) I replaced it with rowanengineering.com 15g, Midi Muzzle Brake when I removed the sights and mounted a scope.
Umarex, a German company, is the distributor of products carrying the Walther brand, but that doesn't mean those products are being manufactured in Germany. Can you tell me where the Walther LGV Ultra is currently being manufactured, and what company makes the barrels used in that manufacture? I'd be surprised to hear that any part of it is made in Europe?
|Max Velocity||700 fps|