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Walther LGV Ultra .177 (Challenger)

Walther LGV Ultra .177 (Challenger)
 
(3 reviews)  
$559.95
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SKU Walther-2252062
Manufacturer Walther
Market price $679.45
Our price $559.95
 
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Medium Power, Breakbarrel, Spring Rifle

Quality Match Trigger
Unique Barrel Locking System

The original Walther LGV was a match rifle produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was the pinnacle of Walther's break barrel 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.

The LGV has a barrel latch, which is pushed down to break open the breech. This barrel lock, in addition to the barrel detent that holds the barrel closed, 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. It has a match trigger, uncommon on a sporting gun. The trigger-pull is set at 3 lbs., but you can adjust it to suit your preferences.

While this air rifle has the power for hunting, it's also got the accuracy for popping bullseyes all day long. Its rotary piston eliminates friction losses and the piston rings are made of low-friction synthetic material to ensure that the piston does not touch the compression cylinder wall and ensures smooth, quiet movement.

You'll notice these things in part make up the LGV's "Vibration Reduction System" and "Super Silent Technology" no spring noise, no creaks, no groans and an incredibly smooth shot cycle. The Walther LGV series lives up to its German heritage and that means you'll be able to shoot it for decades.

Features Include:

  • Vibration Reduction Technology
  • Wedge Lock with Release Lever
  • Adjustable Match Trigger
  • Super Silent Technology
  • Adjustable Rear Fiber Optic Sights

Technical Data for the Walther LGV Ultra:

Total Weight 8.1 lbs
Overall Length 43.1"
Stock Ambidextrous Synthetic
Sights Iron Sights
Mounting Method 11mm Dovetail
Caliber .177, .22
Cocking Method Breakbarrel
Cocking Effort Medium
Recoil Rating Medium
Power Plant Spring Piston
Shot Capacity Single Shot

 

Caliber
Velocity fps
Muzzle Energy
.177
726-1096
13-15 fpe

 

Our Take - Walther LGV Ultra

Velocity Test Results for the Walther LGV Ultra

Straight Shooters Use Score
Plinking
Target Shooting
Pest Control
Hunting
5
4
5
4

The Walther LGV Ultra falls nicely into the medium power category and will make a fine pest control/hunting/plinking rifle. It has earned high marks by users for consistency and accuracy as well as for it's excellent build quality. The Our Take testing simply confirmed it's high marks in every category. The gun feels solid, the trigger is quite light, the lockup of the breakbarrel is outstanding and as solid as can be. This is a quality rifle, for sure.

The LGV Ultra shot all but the lightest and heaviest pellets quite well. As one would expect, the domed pellets grouped best although surprisingly some of the pointed pellets shot well also. It's recoil was in the medium category and the cocking effort was also in the medium category. Unlike most breakbarrel rifles, the LGV Ultra has a small lever that releases the barrel for cocking. That release lever means that the barrel will never droop and will lockup as solid as a rock. The gun's action is quite smooth without much vibration or jumping around which made it a very easy gun to shoot. I found the gun easy to shoot well and as I mentioned, it functioned flawlessly throughout the testing.
The test results of the .177 caliber were as I expected. All but the one lightest and one heaviest pellet were in the 13-14 fpe range which is perfect for most general airgun applications.
The claim in the marketplace is that the Walther LGV Ultra is in the same category as a Beeman R9 (Weihrauch HW95) and the TX200. I generally don't like to compare guns because many aspects are similar but many are not which makes comparisons a bit too general most of the time. But I can say that the LGV Ultra, based on my testing definitely falls into the same category as the better, higher-end spring air rifles.
In summary, the gun is priced according to it's quality and is well worth the market price. It will make any owner an excellent general purpose, all-around air rifle.


.177 Caliber
 Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
 Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
Crosman SSP
Lead Free
4.00
4.10
1095
11
746
5
479
2
214
1
.004
Field Target Trophy Green Lead Free
5.56
5.7
1059
14
902
10
754
7
576
4
.011
Baracuda Green
Lead Free
6.48
6.90
969
14
824
10
672
7
484
4
.009
SuperHPoint
6.90
7.20
924
14
780
10
624
6
429
3
.008
R10 Light
7.00
7.00
907
13
752
9
583
5
378
2
.007
Hobby
7.00
7.10
923
13
762
9
591
6
384
2
.007
Silver Bear
7.10
7.10
901
13
748
9
580
5
376
2
.007
Meisterkugeln Pistol
7.00
7.00
905
13
750
9
582
5
378
2
.007
H&N Match High Speed
7.56
7.70
870
13
754
10
619
7
445
3
.009
Premier Lites
7.90
8.00
892
14
810
12
710
9
576
6
.014
JSB Express
7.90
7.90
878
14
779
11
662
8
506
5
.011
JSB Predators
8.00
8.20
838
13
765
11
673
8
546
5
.014
H&N Match
8.18
8.20
847
13
736
10
605
7
434
3
.009
SuperPoint
8.20
8.20
867
14
739
10
593
7
407
3
.008
R10 Heavy
8.20
8.30
870
14
742
10
594
6
408
3
.008
Meisterkugeln Rifle
8.20
8.30
861
14
735
10
589
6
404
3
.008
SuperDome
8.30
8.20
860
14
765
11
650
8
497
5
.011
JSB Exact
8.44
8.40
864
14
796
12
710
9
591
7
.016
Silver Sting
8.61
8.50
829
13
722
10
593
7
425
3
.009
Spitzkugel
8.64
8.40
846
13
723
10
580
6
398
3
.008
Field Target Trophy
8.64
8.70
825
13
769
11
696
9
591
7
.018
Field Target Special
8.64
8.50
817
13
752
11
667
8
549
6
.015
Field Target Special Double Gold (Copper)
8.80
8.70
819
13
738
11
637
8
498
5
.012
Crow Magnum
8.80
8.90
823
13
727
10
609
7
452
4
.010
SuperMag
9.30
9.30
808
14
705
10
580
7
415
4
.009
Kodiak Double Gold
10.19
10.40
763
13
700
11
617
9
500
6
.014
JSB Exact Heavy
10.34
10.30
748
13
704
11
645
10
557
7
.020
Baracuda Hunter
10.34
10.50
770
14
733
13
683
11
607
9
.025
Premier Heavy
10.50
10.50
768
14
705
12
621
9
503
6
.014
Kodiak Match
10.65
10.60
765
14
706
12
627
9
516
6
.015
Kodiak
10.65
10.30
779
14
718
12
638
9
525
6
.015
Silver Arrow
11.57
11.60
707
13
635
10
541
8
411
4
.011
JSB Monster
13.43
13.50
666
13
628
12
575
10
496
7
.020
Baracuda Magnum
16.36
15.70
542
10
513
9
473
8
412
6
.022


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Average customer rating:
 
(3 reviews)  



3 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
James Whitted
Dec 16, 2015
Love the gun quiet powerful and accurate considering its out the door $600, the plastic safety housing and trigger are a little cheesy
big al
Aug 14, 2015
I have the 22 ultra,it out shoots my rws 34,very accurate,worth every penny!!

Advantages: easy cocking ,quiet,accurate

Disadvantages: none
Rick
Jun 13, 2015
All air rifles have their pluses and minuses, however I found the Challenger Ultra air rifle a very versatile and well balanced performer. Mine is the .177 12ftlbs unit and it produces a (out of the box) consistent 233 - 236 m/s output using JSB Exact 4.42 pellets. There is no vibration and minimal kick. The trigger is as good as any on the market at present.
I would upgrade the Our Take for targets from a 4 to a 5.

Advantages: Very accurate, no vibration or twang, great trigger and not hold sensitive. Great finish on the metal work and stock. A very versatile rifle.

Disadvantages: None that I could identify.