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Things I liked:This is my second RWS Rifle, my first being my M-36, and my third RWS air gun. Shooting the 350FKPC is like coming home. The wood stock was immaculately finished and flawlessly stained and sealed. The metal work is uniformly bead blasted and, apparently, painted. The TO5 Trigger is smooth and breaks very well. It shoots like a cannon and is somewhat loud, as others have observed. The cocking cycle and shot cycle are consistent and should smooth out over time as have my M-26 and 5G TO1.
Things I would have changed:The set screws on the barrel weight/cocking handle are too small. I had the same problem with the M-36's RWS cast steel muzzle weight that I purchased as an accessory. I finally drilled out the puny set screw holes, re-tapped them with a larger metric thread and put in two larger set screws and solved the wiggle problem permanently. I can see that the Blue Loc Tite is NOT going to solve the 360FKPC wiggle but the drilling and tapping will. I would also prefer some means of opting for a globe front sight to allow for the use of a diopter open sight. Given the violent shot cycle, I'd like the option of iron peep sights. I must say that I miss the stamped "engraving" of the Diana Logo and model identification lettering of the M-36. The painted on logo and identification lettering just lacks the class of the three-dimensional work. The aft stock seems a bit short to me. I did, however, purchase the Pro Compact, so maybe it's what one is to expect with what is a carbine?
What others should know:The 305FKPC broke the supplied (package) RWS scope in less than 200 rounds. The upper half of the vertical reticle started moving to the left without its lower half. I have a suspicion that the scope (made in China) isn't up to the task at hand and I'll go through the next one, have it replaced by UMAREX and put the replacement aside and purchase an UTG Leapers. Others in my air gun blog have had better results with the supplied scope - so here's hoping. Once I cure the scope and the muzzle weight issues, this rifle, like its older sibling, the M-36, will be tack drivers and a legacy to my son, and maybe his son, too? One just can't beat German precision and craftsmanship (even if they are no longer made in WEST Germany!). Buy these while they are available!
Things I liked:Excellent build quality, accurate, predictable, iconic Diana rifle.
Things I would have changed:.177 is not backyard friendly. Easily the loudest airgun I own out of 14 ranging from .177 to .25 both springers and pcp. Not recommended if you have neighbors closer than 50 yards.
What others should know:Very loud in .177. Shoots crossman premiers 10.5 and JSB 10.35 very precisely and consistently exceeding 20 lb ft.
Things I liked:Trigger is more than decent, very sturdy and well constucted rifle
Things I would have changed:It is heavy rifle but it is a very powerfull rifle so maybe the extra weight does help with the recoil
What others should know:I am breaking in the rifle and already getting good groups with 10.34 pellets