Walther Rotex R8

Walther Rotex R8

 
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Walther Rotex R8

Product Info

Manufacturer
Model
Rotex R8

Specifications

Action Type
Function
Multi-shot
Magazine Capacity
Removable 8 shot magazine
Caliber
  • .22 (5,5mm)
  • .177 (4,5mm)
Air Cylinder
Not Removable
Air Capacity
200cc
Fill Pressure
not specified
Regulated
No

Dimensions

Length
1040mm (40.94")
Weight
3.6kg (7.1lbs)

Price Check

This brand new PCP rifle is super accurate, and super effective. With a top quality Minelli wood stock with beautiful checkering, a Walther Lothar Barrel with a ½inch UNF thread, 200cc Bottle, and an 8 shot magazine, what more could you want!

With the 200cc bottle, a very impressive 180 full power shots is achieved, allowing you more shots between fills. This is particularly helpful on a long days shooting.

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3.4
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walther rotex r8

Despite my grump with this riffle I have had some fun with it however with hind sight I would have purchased something more expensive and reliable.

Pros
Looks good but looks don't make it a good riffle!
Easy to use.
Great fun to use until parts fail and it takes four weeks at a time on on average for the dealer to repair.
It's possible to take some good surprising shots.
Cons
Ensure the one one you buy wasn't assembled on a Friday.
Bolt has excessive play helping the slide to jam, it is possible to load multiple pellets into the barrel when it is claimed that a safety design doesn't allow this to happen.
Lacks the power it looks like it should have.
Mine allows approx 80 shots when charged to 250 nothing atall like walther state "180" and also leaks to empty over a four week period despite having all seals changed under warrantee.

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4.1
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Rotex RM8 .177

Having purchased one of the first into the UK and discovering the power level after some time the Importers attitude to this problem with power is disappointing , sadly they do not acknowledge any communication on the matter and Walther are similar. The rifle has an anti tamper device which precludes it from fine adjustment. The rifle is probably capable of 20ft lbs plus but then my car can do 130mph but I don't drive it at that so why fit the anti tamper in the first place?
Finally, I have 50 years airgunning experience and with hindsight the purchase would not have been made, any company who are prepared to listen to their Customer and offer good back up will provide my next purchase. Be warned!

Pros
Good all round PCP with superb accuracy
Cons
Weight on the heavy side but does hold still.
Power very much under the 12 ft lb limit. If you feel 10.5 ft lb is enough for field target then fine, however it is prone to missing the very long shots due to its lack of power causing excessive drop of the pellet at maximum distance.
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Walther Rotex R8 hands on review

I managed to get my hands on the .177 version of the rotex and was pleasantly surprised by this bit of kit. The blueing on the Walther barrel was as good as it gets and it is extremely pointable. The styling is rather old fashioned and looks early eighties but the mechanics are bang up to date. This airgun handles very well indeed and is extremely comfortable to use and priced at around the £400 mark it's seriously good value.

The first thing that you will notice is the 200cc buddy bottle instead of an air cylinder and although some people don't like the look of the bottle you will like the shot count. One fill will get you 180 useable shots and for the hunter this is like Christmas comes early as there is no need to have to go back to the car for a refill.

Included as standard is an eight shot magazine which cycles beautifully with the bolt action and is quiet in operation. The trigger is a single stage and although i prefer a double stage it seems to work rather well and the pull weight is adjustable. The rifle has a manual safety much the same as the HW100 and the barrel is cut for a half inch unf adapter which allows you a good choice of silencers and you will need one as the rifle is rather loud, I tested it with an A&R marksman silencer which was very quiet indeed.

SO there wee have it, a multishot with a walther barrel and 180 shots from a fill quiet,pointable,and very accurate pcp for around £400. What's not to like

Pros
Great price
Magazine is faultless
great shot count
Cons
old fashioned styling
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