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|Max Velocity||800 fps|
|Cocking Effort||33 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage and elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
|Trigger Pull||3.3 lbs|
Things I liked: This is my first springer rifle. The Diana RWS 34 was very accurate right out of the box and excellent fit and finish. The wood stock is a thing of beauty. The sight is very easy to adjust and I was able to dial it in quickly, even though I am a right handed shooter who is left eye dominant. The cocking effort on my 22 caliber is reasonable and does not tire me out like I thought it might. I plan to add a scope soon for hunting, but the open sight works great for me right now.
Things I would have changed: I would prefer a rubber butt pad over the metal one provided. I would also like to see RWS provide a sling mount system for carrying the rifle in the field.
What others should know: This is a long heavy gun that is a little intimidating at first. I find that the weight makes the gun very stable while sighting, but some smaller shooters might find it too heavy.
Things I liked: I don't believe that you can purchase a better rifle for the money. As simple as this rifle is, a $500 price tag would not be unjustifiable. It's that good. The new T06 trigger alone is worth it. The consistent 5 star reviews are not a coincidence, for it is the combination of value, craftsmanship and accuracy that has garnered this German made (that's right) rifle legions of fans.
Things I would have changed: The barrel droop. I don't understand why it can't be a simple engineering adjustment and avoid having to move your scope's turrets to far to one side. Using the fixed sights however are not affected by it since they sit atop the actual brake barrel
What others should know: With all the rage PCP rifles out there costing more than firearms, having a true-and-tired simple, but delicious to use RWS 34 in your arsenal is something everyone should consider. It's as basic as playing baseball with a wood bat.
Things I liked: First off, the t06 trigger is excellent. It came with great and easy to understand instruction sheet on how to adjust the t06 trigger, but it felt great the way it was adjusted out-of-box. The accuracy was pretty much stellar with open sights (within the first 10-20 shots) at 20 yds off hand. The fit and finish of the RWS/Diana rifles is superior to many other brands of airguns. The metal work is always Very well done. The bluing is deep and dark, and all of the external parts are very nicely polished. The stock is fairly comfortable, ambidextrous, and decent looking. The power was very good as well. I was shooting steel plates at 20 yds and this rifle was ringing them quite loudly. Pyramid air customer service so far seems to be pretty good too.
Things I would have changed: This rifle is a high VALUE item at its price range and there are lots of good about it. There are a couple areas that it falls short though. These rifles are known to come from the factory bone dry. I don't understand why they would make such a nice rifle then ship them out without properly lubricating the internals? makes no sense to me. The rifle i got started cocking roughly around 80 shots and the next time i tried to cock it, it stopped mid way through the cocking cycle and would not reach the cocked position. These rifles are easy to work on and fix if something goes wrong, but i couldn't even diagnose what was wrong, because even opening the rifle up (with a spring compressor of course) to diagnose the problem, is forbidden if you wish to keep your warranty. Thats nonsense.. I might have been able to fix this problem myself, but I'm not even going to try if I lose my warranty. So I had to return it for a replacement. I will report back when i get the replacement .
What others should know: Pyramid air has great customer service, and is replacing the rifle, but the whole experience was still kinda upsetting, and frustrating. Going through a return and replacement is not overly quick and easy. It takes time. I am fairly sure though that i just got a defective rifle (which is prob a 1 out of 1000 chance). I also wish that Diana/RWS would offer 2 things for this rifle as accessory items. A nice Walnut stock, and a set of NON fiber optic, all metal adjustable sights like the ones that are on their older t05 guns, or like the ones that are on the 350 magnum (with replaceable front sight inserts). They should make a set of those sights that will fit the model 34. I think there is a diana 34 premium stock, but it is made out of the same wood as the regular stock (beech). They should really either offer a premium model with a nice (not too fancy) Walnut stock, and then offer the walnut stock as an accessory that you can buy -> like Air Arms does. All in all I love the model 34.
Pellet doesn't seem to seat straight or flush no matter what I do. It tilts downward and the bottom of the skirt is exposed. I could push it in further but it still seems crooked. Tried different pellets, a pen...is this a defect I need to send to RWS? Or anyone else had this problem?
You can use an air venturi pellet seater Pellet Pen and Pellet Seater,... to seat the pellet in.
I have a D34, and it is designed with the angle on the breech face. I use a pellet pen adjusted so the bottom pellet skirt is just flush with the breech face. Don't seat the pellet in too far because you will loose velocity. Don't seat the pellet too far out, otherwise the pellet skirt will get bent when the barrel is closed an accuracy will suffer.
The breach is machined on an angle giving the appearance that the pellet is crooked,but isn't not.There is nothing wrong with your rifle if I understand your question correctly.
Where is this rifle made?
Hey what's the effective range for squirrel and rabbits. I know you have to have accuracy but what's the power Reach out to.
I can only give my regularly experienced single head shot kill ranges for a RWS 34 in .177 with a 4-16x50 AO scope using CPHP 7.9 grn. : Squirrels 35 yrds.; rabbit 25 yrds. These are maximum distances I personally would humanely attempt with a .177 and are from a bench rest in a blind. Your mileage may vary, RP.
It depends. .22 or .117. Tell me that and I'll reach back to you.
|Max Velocity||800 fps|