Will a 48 in .22 kill a raccoon and if so at distances of 30 yrds or less?
Yes head shot eye or just below the ear. Heavy pellet 21 grain.
will the Leapers UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12x44 AO Rifle Scope work on an RWS model 48 / 52? If so what mounting hardware would you recommend?
Try the new rws bullseye mounts or rws lock down mount.
anyone have a noisy firing cycle? My .177 48 has a sound kind of like a honk when firing, not when cocking. How noisy is your 48 when firing?
three distributors (including Umarex) never heard of such a condition. I was advised to lube the chamber. I put in two drops of RWS chamber oil and let it sit overnight. Sounds like the piston was dry, doesn't it.Well, my two month old .177 self destructed and is now being re-built by Umarex who needed to be convinced that I should not be charged for the job. Beware if you have an RWS that is noisey.
WHAT SCOPE MOUNTS & RINGS DO YOU SUGGEST FOR THIS RIFLE?
Ashley is correct you need to know the scope objective lens plus the scope tube size in order to recommend the ring size.
ASHLEY---YOU GAVE A NON-ANSWER---PYRAMYD EMPLOYEE ARE YOU ?
Thats going to depend on what scope you get because it depends on rather it has a 1" or 30mm tube as well as selecting the right hight for the objective.
Since this rifle has a fixed barrel, do you feel that using a droop compensating scope mount is necessary? Ideally, I'd like to use a set of scope rings that clamp directly to the receiver dovetails.
It all depends my RWS52 which is a fixed barrel needed a droop compensater.
Droop rail is not necessary for the fixed barrel
Is there a video showing how to lube a RWS 48
As far as I can tell no. But Figure 10b was rather confusing. You have to remove the trigger guard and stock. On the bottom side you will see a hole with the spring in it. As far as the barrel, your guess is as good as mine.
Is the BSA scope compatible with rws 48 side cocker. Scope says will not handle magnum spring
Paul is right, my 48 destroyed a BSA scope inside of 100 rounds. I am using a Leapers now that still shoots great after several hundred rounds.
I would definitely look into getting a leaper scope.