Does the elevation dial on top supposed to click when turned? Mine doesn't.
Thank you so much for that answer. Last night I unscrewed the dial and there is indeed two small indents which should have small metal bearings in them which make the dial click. They are missing for some reason, and on a new gun. If I knew what size those bearing are supposed to be I can just drop them into the indents and problem solved. As an experiment I used regular bb's....but they're way too big. Thank you......Steve
My three RWS/Diana rifles all click when the elevation dial on the open sight is adjusted. There is a ball detent system in the sight. If you screw your elevation dial all the way up, you should be able to remove the adjuster dial and see if it has detent slots/holes on the underside. IF they are not there, that would tell me that Diana has changed the design so it does not click/detent any longer. But if they are and you don't have the spring/ball detent set up, I'd send the gun back for a replacement or call Umarex USA for a new sight.
Is there a solid recommendation on a scope or olympic sight set up for the Air King at .177?
There are a lot of scope options that would work. I'd recommend a Leapers as they are backed by a lifetime warranty and all of their scopes are magnum springer rated. I'd also recommend getting one of the Bullseye mounts: Bullseye ZR 1-Pc Mount, Fits...
OK, the rifle is in my cart. So I have just one straight forward question I'm hoping I'll gain some knowledge from. Should I go with the .177 or the .22? Just so you know, I don't hunt, strictly target and collection purposes. Which would you buy?
If you're just target shooting, I would go with .177 and get some heavy pellets to try out like H&N Baracuda and JSB Exact Heavy
If you all expert do not mind I need some big solution of my confusion about best airgun !! If I buy spring piston airgun which one is best for any kind of hunting and powerful Such as like medium or small game airgun??
Thank you !!!
That's a hard question and one you will get many answers to. The 54 is a great gun for small game hunting in .22 caliber. But make sure to get a Bullseye scope mount to help your scope outlast the harsh recoil of the action.
Is there have any different between Diana 48 and 54 ??? Please tell briefly !!!
The 54 is recoil-less meaning the action rides on rails in the stock. As a shooter, you feel very little recoil. The 48 is a standard springer and does not have this system, so you will feel considerably more recoil.
Can this rifle shoot at 35 yard accurately?? Also can this rifle shoot foxs?
This gun will print 1/2" groups at 50yds with the proper ammunition.
The shooter has to be up to the task, but yes, the gun is definitely accurate out to 35 yards.
Is the trigger on this rifle steel or plastic ?
The .22 model has a steel T06 trigger.
It is plastic .
Does anybody know the twist rate of the barrel for the 22 cal? I'm trying to set up a ballistics app.
What is the difference between the 54 and 56th? Thanks in advance
Mainly the stock the 56th uses a thumbhole stock hence the name 56th.
Most springers produce accurate results only when shot using the "artillery hold". This springer floats on it's stock much like a howitzer cannon recoils through it's mounting system. Keeping this in mind, does the RWS 54 require the "artillery hold" for accurate shooting?
This springer can be fired from a bipod with amazing accuracy.
Depends how much you pratice. You don't need an artillery hold to be accurate with this gun. It depends on your strength body habitus consistency and how much time you can put into one particular style
Does this rifle come in more than 1 model? below is a clip from a review that causes me to ask this question: As expected, the online reviews of the RWS 54 Air King, no matter if it is the Umarex RWS 54, The Diana RWS 54 or just the RWS 54 Air King that is being reviewed, score very high indeed.
Umarex is importer/distributor, RWS is brand, Diana is the original manufacturer out of Germany, Air King is an informal name given to it by some customers. So... This is all just one gun.
Is this rifle backyard friendly in terms of loudness? I have a hatsan pcp which is loud and can only shoot it with a modulator. Would the loudness of this one go unnoticed?
It is really quiet. However make sure you have a good backstop and know what's behind your target. I have the .22 and it packs more of a punch than I feel comfortable shooting in a residential yard.
While far from silent the impact of the pellet is usually greater than the barrel niose. My 54 is quieter than my Benjamin pump rifle at three pumps. I shoot both of these guns in my basement comfortably.
Well it really depends on your neighbors , i have an airforce talon 20 caliber with a shroud and my neighbor complain. Per Paul Capellos video #28 he measures it at 102.4 decibels which is 3-medium by PA's specs.
Is the TO5 and TO6 triggers plastic or metal?
Most calibers come with the plastic T05 trigger. The .22 caliber model comes with the metal T06 trigger.
In the video he says plastic. Sturdy plastic, but plastic nonetheless.
Can anyone give me an idea of FPS with 14gr lead? Or 21 gr. lead? In .22? Many thanks!
The 18.1 grain JSB exact pellets are my 54's best shooting pellet. The most accurate and the highest energy at 23 FPE, which means this pellet is going 753 fps.
Mine on 12/4/14-- CPHP-14.3 = 872fps---- Baracuda-19.09 = 706---- Kodiak-21.1 = 634. Have not used chrono since it is has about 500 rnds thru it. Hope this helps
Can this rifle be shot left handed?
You can, but the cheek piece is set up for right handers.
I have heard this is a scope killer. What are scope and mount recommendations?
Came coupled with bushnell trophy 4-12 with drop compensator mount as both recommended by pyramid air. I could not be happier with the quality of this combo. The scope is durable and well voting the quality I would expect in a 100 dollar scope
I have tried several mounts on my 22 cal 54. Here's my list and the pros and cons. RWS Lock Down 1-pc mount, this mount was solid had good droop compensation. I found it lacking in grip the stop pin will keep the mount from moving but not before it mars the pin holes on your scope rail I got rid of mine. UTG Droop Scope Rail 11mm-to-Weaver adapter, same complaint as the RWS Lock Down 1-pc mount, this mount is however a little lower profile and offers a lot of adjustability with the Weaver base. Diana ZR mount, awesome mount holds easily to scope rail w/o need for stop pin. About a ½” lower profile than the RWS Lock Down mount, thus better cheek weld. Now the elephant in the room, this mount has almost no ring height above the base. Many scopes due not work with this mount. If your scope body flares out at all from the tube (at the adjustment knobs) this mount will not work. Which is too bad, because the concept it great and would allow for a lot of scope options if this was not the case. Assuming you can find the right scope this mount holds zero very well don’t worry about it not spring returning back to position. BKL I-1-pc Adjustable scope mount, this is my mount of choice for this gun. It has great grip strength holds easily to scope rail w/o need for stop pin, it sports a low profile again a good a ½” lower profile than the RWS Lock Down mount. You can set your own droop compensation to better optically center your scope and help it survive the kick. I would see it working with most scopes though keep in mind the ring spacing is set. As to scopes, my friend used a Vortex Diamondback with good results. I use a Hawke Vantage 1” tube, side focus 3x12 ½ Mil-Dot scope. I talked to a Hawke rep and they said they recommend a 30mm tube but they didn’t think the 1” would be an issue. If I had problems with this scope holding zero they would send a new one free of charge or knock off the price of the scope for an upgrade. I am shooting a 22 cal air king, which is not as hard on scopes as the .177 caliber. My experience with this scope for about 1500 shots, has been great. This gun scope combo is very capable of 1 MOA shooting to at least 70 yards with favorable winds.
The leapers etched glass reticle scopes are a much better value for the money. I have had a leapers 3-12X44 compact (etched glass reticle) on mine for a good while now with no problems at all. I bought another for my RWS 460. The cheap bundled wire reticle scope it came with only lasted 1 day.
Yes it can be. The new ZR mount from Diana would be ideal. As for a scope, I would go for a Hawke largely because they have such a good warranty. With this rifles scope breaking history, you may need it. I would get a glass etched Hawke, either the Sport HD IR line, Endurance line or Sidewinder line.
Is there a droop on a fixed barreled gun?
It's not just about droop. If you want long range with an airgun trajectory you will run out your scope vertical settings quickly. All of my magnum rifles have droop mounts.
Or a shim?
My AirKing in .177 needed one of the adjustable adapters offered because none of the non adjustable offerings allowed any extra adjustment left in the scope. With no extra to allow for the bounce effect it is no wonder the 54 has such a scope busting reputation. ie. scope installation videos all state never to use all the adjustment available.
Not typically but it can happen. It's not a bad idea to have a droop compensating base or an adjustable one just in case.
What amount of droop is normally the rule with older 05 trigger AirKings. Should I get the 10" or the 17" adapter?
the 10" should be plenty
Can you have it with a nitro piston?
No, spring only.