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    Product: Stoeger Arms X20 Wood Breakbarrel Air Rifle Combo

    Stoeger Arms X20 Wood Breakbarrel Air Rifle Combo Air rifle
    Review entered on 2013-03-16 21:09:25

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Bill from USA on 2013-03-16
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    4.52 ratings
     
    Things I liked:My review is about what I think of this rifle, based on IT'S PRICE RANGE. I bought the X20 combo, wood stock, .22 caliber. I have run 1300 rounds through it with no issues. Again, for the price, the fit and finish is very nice. The safety mechanism is as smooth as silk and in a convenient location. The weight of the rifle is perfect, not heavy, yet not a light weight. I like my rifles in the 6 1/4 to 7 pound range, and this one falls right in there. I took my scope off for the break in period. I am enjoying the open sights so well, I may not put the scope back on it. BTW: The included 3X9X40 Stoeger scope has very clear optics, and adjust quite well. With that said, I also the weight, maneuverability, and cocking ease of this airgun WITHOUT the additional scope and mount weight. That's just a personal preference though. I have been shooting it at 10 meters, consistently putting 5 shot groups, all in a 1 1/4 circle. I have also consistently been shooting the balls out of a sycamore tree at 90 meters or so.
    Things I would have changed:As other reviewers have stated, the trigger is LOUSY! Lots of creep before it breaks and fires. This issue is easily solved with a $40 trigger upgrade found online. It is very simple to install yourself. Now for the sights. The sights are fiber optic, which I am not very fond of. You just can't get a keen enough bead with them to get super tight groups. I'd like an option for other types of iron sights rather than the fiber optics. One last note. The breech seems to need a very tiny chamfer. 99% of the pellets I load seem to lack a couple of thousandths from seating flush in the breech. I can press with my finger REAL hard, and get most of them in fairly flush. They all go in shoot fine but I'm sure even a minute amount of skirt clipping will affect accuracy. This is also an easy fix with a dremel tool and a cratex bit. DON'T OVERDO in this area as it could ruin your barrel if you take too much material out. This will be my next upgrade to perform on it.
    What others should know:90% of the above airgun review was based on performance from Crosman Premier hollowpoint pellets, 14.7 grains. I also tried a Beeman assortment also at 14.7 grains. I understand through my research that the H&N pellets work very well in this rifle, and will tighten up the groups, but I haven't had a chance to try them. I'm trying to get this gun dialed in with pellets I can get locally, and the Crosmans are what I have to work with. In conclusion, if all the "things I would change" were actually changed by the manufacturer, then it would no longer be a $129 rifle! ;-) Again, IN THIS PRICE RANGE, I think you would be hard pressed to find a better rifle. Kokopellet, out.

    Product: Diana RWS 34 Breakbarrel Rifle, T06 Trigger

    Diana RWS 34 Breakbarrel Rifle, T06 Trigger Air rifle
    Review entered on 2013-10-04 09:28:32

    Overall rating:5.0 5.0

    Value for money:5.0 5.0

    Accuracy:5.0 5.0

      By Bill from USA on 2013-10-04
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    3.02 ratings
     
    Things I liked:The fit and finish on this air rifle is furniture quality. It's very sleek and smooth. The TO6 trigger is amazing for an air gun in this price range. This air rifle is extremely accurate with a wide variety of pellets, and is not what I would consider "hold sensitive". The rifle has excellent velocity and is a fine small game hunter, plinker, or target shooter. Overall, I'd say the RWS Diana 34 is a "best buy" in it's price range.
    Things I would have changed:The 34 has been around for many years and it is a proven, reliable, accurate air gun. The evolution to the TO6 trigger is the icing on the cake. It's hard to improve upon perfection, and I don't see where any changes would be necessary.
    What others should know:Pyramydair is the real "winner" here. The first 34 they sent me developed a small belly crack in the stock. This is a phenomena that can occur in any wooden stocked spring powered air rifle, usually due to a small imperfection in the wood grain in that thin area. Pyramydair PROMPTLY sent me out a replacement! I have dealt with MANY companies throughout my 59 years, but NONE so accommodating as Pyramydair. They know how a company should be successfully run, and are loyal to their customers. THANKS folks!
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