October 10th 2014
The Walther LG400-HFT
Roger B. from the UK has converted a Walther LG400 from 6 fpe to 12 fpe for hunter field target (HFT) use. He used a Walther LG300 MK2 16 Joule regulator set at 85 bar in combination with the adapter as shown on this page.
The second HFT match Roger shot with the LG400 was round 8 of the UKAHFT National Series at Cambridge . In the open class 129 shooters participated and Roger finished 5th place after shoot off. His score of 57 was only 1 point behind the match winner Barry Smith who scored 58 out of a maximum of 60 points (using a BSA Scorpion). See the UKAHFT website for full results.
Roger comments: “LG400 – faultless pellet delivery at UK round, only one point behind winner although I was rubbish in the shoot off but didn’t care”
Especially for HFT use the LG400 got it’s carbon fibre barrel shroud shortened (using a diamond blade wet tile cutter) , a Walther LG300 Dominator long hamster was added and a copper tube filled with lead was added to the buttplate for better weight distribution. Roger made himself a button shaped triggerblade like the one used on the LG300 rifles. The front barrel clamp was modified to get a fully free floating barrel. The barrel clamp
was ground out on the pillar drill with a Dremel round sand wheel and the two bolt holes in the clamp were elongated.
A very good looking HFT rig……….see for yourself:
Roger has converted another Walther LG400 for his friend Geoff. I made the regulator adapter and set the LG300 reg at 85 bar for him.
Another Walther LG400-Hunter Field Target is born:
Another nice example of an Walther LG 400 converted to 16 Joule for Hunter Field Target (HFT) was made in the Czech republic. Many pictures and more info in this review: http://www.fieldtarget.cz/clanky/vetrovky/walther-lg400-alutec.html This LG400 HFT is based on the LG400 Economy.