Date: 25/11/2015 20:24

Diana RWS 48 Air Rifle, TO6 Trigger


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Plinking, hunting, target shooting, spinners. That's what you can do with the RWS 48 air rifle! This sidelever spring-piston rifle is popular among airgunners who want affordable power and accuracy. All the members of one U.S. field target club use the RWS 48 exclusively! Be sure to use heavier pellets if you're shooting field target.

The well-balanced beech stock is truly ambidextrous and is extended for greater comfort. The RWS 48 is loaded through a sliding breech mechanism. To get the most accuracy from this powerhouse, mount a scope. It'll come in handy, whether you're shooting at tin cans or quarry.

We've recommended a variety of appropriate pellets, which are listed in the AMMO link. You'll need a robust scope & mount, so check our suggestions in the ACCESSORIES link, where you'll also find other shooting gear.
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Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Max Velocity900 fps
Barrel Length17.0"
Overall Length42.13"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort39 lbs.
Front SightBlade and Ramp
Rear SightAdjustable for windage and elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
Suggested forSmall game hunting/plinking
Trigger Pull3.3 lbs
Weight8.5 lbs
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By Tom from USA on 2015-10-08
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Things I liked: Power, weight, side lever, quality

Things I would have changed: Nothing

What others should know: I received this rifle in July 2015. Very accurate but a bit heavy for offhand shooting. The quality of the metalwork and stock finish is outstanding as well as accuracy and group consistency. This is my third RWS rifle and they all like H&N brand pellets. After owning this gun for about 2 months, I noticed a sound like a knock at the end of the cocking stroke. After removing the stock I discovered a crack in the wood boss where the rear screw goes through. I contacted Umarex USA and they are sending a new stock to me under warranty. As a woodworker, I understand grain patterns and stress points. I cannot blame RWS, this was just a quirk and this is why they have such a good warranty policy.

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By Fabian from USA on 2015-07-14
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Things I liked: I like the finish of this rifle, I have received a lot of compliments at the range. The stock is exactly what I was expecting. Very well done. The accuracy of this rifle is amazing, I have been shooting at 50 yards and It performs very well every time with the open sights or with my scope. My vision is not what it used to be so if there are groups that are bigger than "the size of a quarter" at 50 yards it is because of me and not because of the rifle (pellets brands and quality also have a lot to do with that but you already know that).

Things I would have changed: The rifle is heavy. I do not know if I have forgotten, but when I was younger I shot for a high school shooting team and we had them. They did not feel as heavy then. Cocking is very difficult for youngsters and women. My kids have a hard time cocking it and for my wife is literally impossible to do. I can tell you that when I go to the range I usually shoot around 100 pellets and for me it is a nice workout session.

What others should know: The trigger is fantastic, but beware!!! The first shot caught me by surprise. The trigger is very smooth and it came set very light out of the box. This rifle is extremely accurate, it has a very noticeable recoil, after 100 shots you will feel it to. Accuracy is affected a lot by recoil, so you have to practice a lot until you get it right. Shooting standing position get's you tired very quick, and the weight of the rifle makes it very hard to concentrate shots within the 7 ring. I wish it was 3 pounds lighter and the cocking only required 20 to 25 pounds of force. It definitely will last for along time. I can see my grand grand kids shooting it!!!

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By Stefan from USA on 2015-06-08
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Things I liked: Yet another 5-star review. I am new to air rifles, but PA answered all my many questions and helped me pick a great rifle. Purchased this gun and added a UTG 3-9x40 True Hunter scope. Love the T-06 trigger--breaks when you expect it to. Very accurate! Considering I am new to air rifles and the artillery hold recommended for spring rifles, I was shocked by the tight groups I was getting right out of the box with little practice. Excited to think it will get better once broken in. Fit and finish what you would hope for from the Germans in this price range. I wanted a quality gun I could hand down to my kids--I think I have found it!

Things I would have changed: Nothing--unless you could shave off a few pounds without sacrificing quality/accuracy.

What others should know: This is a heavy gun (especially with optics). I second the many reviews suggesting a sling. Side lever cocking effort is all of the 39lbs advertised, but I found it more ergonomic than the break barrel.

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  • Rudedawg from USA asked:

    Will a 48 in .22 kill a raccoon and if so at distances of 30 yrds or less?

    • Grayland from USA:

      Yes head shot eye or just below the ear. Heavy pellet 21 grain.

  • James from USA asked:

    will the Leapers UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12x44 AO Rifle Scope work on an RWS model 48 / 52? If so what mounting hardware would you recommend?

    • Grayland from USA:

      Try the new rws bullseye mounts or rws lock down mount.

  • Ernest from USA asked:

    anyone have a noisy firing cycle? My .177 48 has a sound kind of like a honk when firing, not when cocking. How noisy is your 48 when firing?

    • Ernest from USA:

      three distributors (including Umarex) never heard of such a condition. I was advised to lube the chamber. I put in two drops of RWS chamber oil and let it sit overnight. Sounds like the piston was dry, doesn't it.Well, my two month old .177 self destructed and is now being re-built by Umarex who needed to be convinced that I should not be charged for the job. Beware if you have an RWS that is noisey.

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Item Description

In stockRWS-2166205 [PY-403-4741]
Excellent for hunting game, eliminating pests and plinking.
Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Max Velocity900 fps

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