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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: I am no expert on modern-day break barrel pellet guns the last time I shot a pellet gun was 50 years ago. As a teenager then I had a Benjamin Sheridan pump and a Crossman CO2 pellet gun. About four months ago I bought my first break barrel pellet gun a Gamo bone collector in 177 caliber and like it. Decided to get another break barrel in 22 caliber did some research online reviews etc. and decided to purchase the Diana RWS 34. I like this rifle it is definitely well-made with quality materials and workmanship. It is German made and reflects that fact. Out of the box with the open sights I was able to get it sighted in pretty quick with consistent groups. I then put a leapers 3 x 9 x 32 scope on got that sighted pretty quickly and I'm having some very consistent groups. I've only put about 100 pellets thru it so it's not broken in yet but already am showing excellent accuracy. Very pleased with this rifle and look forward to shooting it more and getting to know it better.
Things I would have changed: RWS packaging leaves a lot to be desired, most of the stryofoam in the box was busted up but rifle was fine. I'm not crazy about the safety I cannot put safety back on with my thumb alone, The downward pressure stops it from coming back I have to grab it between my thumb and index finger but it's really not a big deal on a single shot rifle. The instructions for adjusting the T06 trigger just doesn't make sense to me the way it's written. Maybe it's the German or maybe it's me but I think they need to have an American write the instructions on it. I'm still working on it and haven't yet found what I like but again this is kind of a minor thing and getting used to the trigger will be fine
What others should know: Pyramid air's customer service has been outstanding. The first 34 they sent to me didn't feel like it was snapping or locking or seating shut after loading but I thought maybe this was how the gun is designed, I really didn't have the experience to know whether this is how this rifle is designed I shot it for about four or five days and noticed if I put any force up underneath the forward part of the stock the breech would open. I called PA and ran it by them and they said no shouldn't be like that, you send it back to us and they sent me this one I just reviewed. PA as a loyal customer in me
Things I liked: This review is on RWS 34 22cal. that came with a scope 4x, Nice trigger out of the box, very nice finish solid gun was the 1st impression. I shot 3 different pellets Benjamin 14.3gr hollow point, Crosman premier hollow point (believe similar 14.? gr weight was not marked on the can) & Crosman alloy point 16.7 gr. I sighted in at 25 ft and shoot out to 50ft (I have very little experience with spring guns). I expected some what of a larger group but due to recoil spring guns have, but that was not my experience once sighted. The gun printed multiple rounds in or near the same holes. I would agree dime size groups with in 10 rounds getting use to the gun. The crosman premier hollow point shot bit more consistent in this gun, the Benjamin hollow points shot very close to the same. The gun was sighted to zero at 50' and at 25' the gun shot 3/4" low so just bit above the lower duplex point. One thing I noted both lead pellets fit very snug in chamber and had to be place with surprising force
Things I would have changed: The scope mount that came with the package is one piece high base mount which has two recoil pin screws. These recoil screws fit in the base bore pretty loose I wasn't to happy about that, I pulled the mount back against the bore. I personal needed the scope to mount more forward in the base for full clear objective field for my cheek weld. The scope had a parallax adjustment, very predictable with adjustment during sighting the gun. Over all the scope and the base probably fine to start with... the distance between the to mounts maybe a problem with a different scope if it has a shorter tube between the bells. I tried to mount a 2x7 Hawke mil-dot and it won't fit in this base the tube between the bells are to short. The scope worked fine I just had to change my cheek position from what I'm use too, the proof is in the group I shot.
What others should know: There's cheaper guns out there. I bought one never could keep it sighted in, I could not trust it on any kind of critical shot, it also was a springer. The gun broke after ~ 300 rounds, couldn't lock the piston when cocked. I returned it and got my money back. I had it about 2 weeks. After some research I really wanted to buy gas piston gun, but I couldn't find one that review very well in this price range. What I found the RWS 34 has the best reliability, accuracy and features for the money in my search. The trigger being the most important in a springer gun to me, you just can't shoot well with a terrible trigger any gun. This is a two stage trigger some people don't like these types. The finial stage has bit more creep than I would like it's noticeable to me, other people may not notice it. The trigger is very smooth light trigger I'd say close to 3lbs. I made no adjustment just shot it as it came out of the box. My concern is with the safety, once switched off can't get it "on"?
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.
Is the barrel droop just part of this model design and thus present on every rifle?
is the diana goddess still on the brand new 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.
|Max Velocity||800 fps|