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Earn 300 Bullseye Bucks
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|Max Velocity||1000 fps|
|Cocking Effort||33 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
|Trigger Pull||3.3 lbs|
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Things I liked: I purchased it here for $219 in Nov. 2013. My gun is a .177 caliber. The gun's fit and finish is excellent. The T06 trigger is even better than the the Rekord trigger; it's as close to a match trigger as you can get from a sporter spring airgun. I can feel exactly where the trigger "breaks" and it is predictable and repeatable from shot-to-shot. I didn't need to make any adjustments to the trigger. At the beginning, the firing cycle is harsh, buzz, and "twang." To my surprise, after about 25 shots, the buzzing is gone, and the "twang" is gone; the gun shoots smooth now, don't know why.. I won't be needing a Tuning kit. This gun shoots smoother than all my spring guns without a tune job. My gun shoots JSB Exact at 894 fps (14.9 ft-Lbs). Accuracy is not as good as my HW97K and R11, but both of these guns are in the higher price range than my Diana 34; however this is a very versatile gun, it is light weight, slim, not muzzle heavy and shoots hard enough.
Things I would have changed: Make it more quiet, it is not backyard friendly.
What others should know: The cocking effort is between my HW35 and HW97K. When my gun is new it sounded like it is exploding, perhaps it is burning oil, but after about 8 shots the exploding sound stopped. When cocking, the gun makes a dry creaking sound. I put a some oil on the main spring and it still sound the same.
Things I liked: I bought my Diana Model 34 in 1992. It still performs flawlessly. In fact it has a lifetime guarantee and I have sent mine back twice in the last 25 years because it began to lose power. Both times it was returned to me in a timely fashion shooting more powerfully than when it was new. I have shot this rifle thousands upon thousands of times. In fact I shot it over 200 times today, and it was shooting less than an inch groups at 40 yards. I paid $169 for it and in my opinion it is still the finest air rifle ever manufactured. I just bought an RWS/Diana Model 350 Magnum because I wanted a .22 caliber air rifle and now I wish I had just bought another Model 34 in .22 to go with my .177.
Things I would have changed: Absolutely nothing, it is the finest air rifle in the world. The perfect balance between power and accuracy. Anything more is overkill and harder to shoot.
What others should know: Buy the .22 if you like to shoot squirrels and are not always able to make a head shot. The .177 is very flat shooting though, it is probably all you need.
Things I liked: Pyramyd Air sales was great in giving advice on selection. The rifle can be a tack-driver with proper hold. It is easy to cock and the stock is very nice. A minor point but being left-handed, I like the position of the safety.
Things I would have changed: Better quality control on the part of RWS/Umarex as the compression chamber was dry and needed oil to stop the "honking. Easy fix but should not have passed quality control. I seemed to get a super-dooper-drooper”. The initial sighting-in was 8” low at 10yds from an optically centered scope. This was with the special drooper mount. I wound up shiming the rear ring with about “.053” inches of plastic shim. I also moved the rings as close as possible to max out the angle. This seems to keep the adjustment range of the scope more within its range. This was done after 500 rounds or so using the open sights. I would prefer not to have to go through all these contortions to zero the scope. Is RWS notorious for “droopers”?
What others should know: The artillery hold is paramount. By using this hold the rifle is a tack-driver. Interesting observation: seating the pellets with a tool into the breech caused a loss of 50fps in velocity. I found the best is to seat it by hand as flush as possible. Since the face of the breech is slanted and not square to the bore the bottom of the pellet sticks out a bit when seated by hand. This causes a small crease on the pellet skirt when the breech is closed but doesn't seem to affect accuracy or velocity.
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I was given the RWS/Diana and would like to know if it is a .177 caliber or .22 caliber. how can you tell the difference? It does not appear to be acknowledged on the gun.
First 2 shots are almost always dead on but my 3rd shot doesn't even hit the target. Why???
Hey Tyler, has RWS/Diana done anything recently about the barrel droop or the slanted breech of the 34? Umarex is unresponsive to the question.
|Max Velocity||1000 fps|