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Earn 300 Bullseye Bucks
|Max Velocity||800 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: 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.
Things I liked: Oh man, so many positive things to say. Beautiful, understated, classic wood stock design and finish. Mirror-like blueing. Superb fiber-optic open sights, easy adjustments. Nice heft and dead-on pointing. The trigger . . . . so, so much better than the Crosman Nitro Venom I tried a few months ago, maybe the best trigger I've ever had the pleasure of using on any gun, right out of the box. Barrell delivered remarkably clean. Graceful lines. The .22 hits plenty hard. Recoil, to me, is not a big deal. I paid for the 10-shot test, feel that that was money well spent. I like the placement of the safety button, right in front of the thumb. Not a loud shooter - - okay for my suburban back yard.
Things I would have changed: Hard for me to imagine asking for more out of a $300 gun. Maybe, as others have said, RWS could go with metal for the trigger guard.No big deal, though - - that's nitpicking, really. It's just a lovely rifle.
What others should know: This rifle has stability and balance that, for lack of a better word, is just "right." I gave one to myself as a retirement gift after having been away from shooting for more than 25 years. I figured that shooting from the standing position using open sights would be a little embarrassing, but to my amazement, I was putting 10 shots into a 2-inch circle at 75 feet on day one. As a nearsighted old guy who hasn't shot in a long, long time, that made me very happy. In fact, I'm going to hold off buying a scope for awhile - - the open sights are that good. This gun points as well as any rifle I've ever shouldered. It reminds me of a beloved Remington 514 bolt-action .22 that belonged to my grandfather, a gun so true you could shoot pennies off a fence rail all day long at 20 paces. Build quality is superb. A pleasure to shoot and hold. I've put about 400 shots through this beauty and it's breaking in very nicely. Totally satisfied, would recommend to a friend.
Things I liked: Trigger pull is great. So far accuarcy is good at 10 meters.
Things I would have changed: White spacer under recoil pad. Higher comb on stock.
What others should know: Cocking effort is approx 40 lbs not 33. Squeek in chamber or spring. Thinking about returning gun for evaluation
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.
I recently received for christmas a RWS Diana 34 Standard (T06)......tried to mount a scope actually 2 scopes...1 was a crossfire II (3-9 x 50) and the other was CVLIFE (3-9 X 40). I could not get on target with either scope despite using shims. I finally mounted an old gamo scope (junk imo) but I guess not so much!...I'm getting perfect groups with almost every shot. BIG question.....what did I do wrong with the first 2 scopes mentioned above.
Is the barrel droop just part of this model design and thus present on every rifle?
My understanding is it is a design character of many break barrel air rifles. I mounted 4-16x50AO scopes on my 34T06's using MNT-DNT06 (PY-A-4191) droop compensating mounts w/ low rings so any droop is negated. Hope this helps, RP.
|Max Velocity||800 fps|