Walther LGU Air Rifle Features
- No open sights
- 11mm dovetail grooves
- Vibration-reduction technology
- 37 lbs. cocking effort
- Adjustable 2-stage trigger (pull weight and first-stage travel)
- Factory-set pull is 1.97 lbs.
- Super Silent Technology reduces the report
- Vibration-reduction system for smoother operation
- Automatic safety
- Ambidextrous synthetic thumbhole stock
- Checkered pistol grip
- Can be manually be decocked
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Caliber0.22 cal
- Velocity800 fps
- Ammo TypePellets
- Barrel StyleRifled
- Cocking Effort37 lbs.
- Fire ModeSingle-shot
- Gun Weight9.4
- Overall Length42.5
- Barrel Length12
- Magazine Capacity1
- MechanismSpring piston
- Rail11mm dovetail
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- Trigger Pull1.97
- UseSmall game hunting/target practice
- WarrantyLifetime limited warranty
Remove 4 bolts holding the receiver into the stock and pull it out. Apply moderate pressure to the end of the receiver, to lessen the main spring tension and tap out the pins holding in the end cap part. (There's not much spring pressure to fight at all here) Now gently pull out the spring and piston. That's it. Spring changes, seal changes, everything is easy and simple to do.
It might go without saying but I'll say it anyway, you will want a good optic for this. The gun deserves good glass so I'd fit it even if it costs as much as the gun...you might get by with just a good red dot (Sig Sauer Romeo is what I use on other guns and that is what I'd try if I wanted to use a red dot for some reason, although I honestly don't know if it's up to piston gun use).
This is a very well designed, accurate rifle that hits hard and is the easiest gun to maintain, fix or upgrade I ever saw. I think the under-lever and fixed barrel design is the secret (vs. barrel cocking that re-aligns itself every single time you cock it). If you want you can easily fit a more powerful spring for more FPS, there are people on YT that have done it successfully so if you want to tinker, there are worse choices then the Walther LGU.
The rifle delivered dime sized one-hole groups at 55 feet using JSB Exact Jumbo RS 13.43 pellets. The trigger pull registered consistently in the 2 pound, 15 ounce range on my Lyman trigger pull gauge.
The bluing is deep and lustrous, not quite in the league of TX, just a bit better than the finish on my HW97Ks. The comfortable synthetic black stock feels solid. The comb could be a bit higher to promote sight alignment with the required scope. The slight swell just forward of the trigger guard provided a welcome and useful place for my support hand. The rifle is lighter than its wood stocked brothers.
The discharge is quiet. Proper shooting form is facilitated by the low recoil. I used a relaxed artillery hold and let the Walther do the rest. I liked that my crosshairs moved little from the point of aim after firing, thus making follow through easy.
I have set up a diverse field target shooting range on my five acres. Kill zones range in size from 3/8" to 1 1/4". Targets begin at 10 yards and go to 65 yards. This is were I test my springers. The Walther did very well on my range. I consistently scored hits on all targets. The 1 1/4" targets set out at 60-65 yards required more concentration and proper shooting form. You know the feeling when you just keep knockin' 'em down! I love hearing the steel clang of a falling field target, thank you Walther LGU Varmint for so much joyful shooting.