There was no parts listing or internal picture diagrams, but there were a large number of seals of various sizes and types included with my rifle. Should a parts list and diagram have been included? If not, where can I get them?
No, there is not one included with the gun. Schematic can be found here: https://www.pyramydair.com/model-schematic/4449
How do you remove the front sight for installation of a scope?
Front sight? It wouldn't be in your way. But you can remove the blade via the allen screw on the top of it. If you mean't the rear sight, that's also one screw (just remove the elevation adjustment by turning counter clockwise) then you can slide the rear sight off the dovetail. It may require some gentle taps with a mallet to get it moving.
Are there any aftermarket bolts ? maybe bigger and stronger metal
Not that I have seen....check out one of the airgun forums like the GTA to see if anyone has info on aftermarket bolts.
I just ordered one of these, along with the G7 pump. Can't wait! Although the higher 2900 psi pressure than a Discovery for example, at 2000, how difficult is hand pumping from empty to full pressure with the small 100cc air tube? About how many strokes? Just curious what to expect. Thanks in advance!
The gun actually comes with some air already in the tank and is not empty as it shouldn't be, ever. That said, it takes only about 40 to 50 relatively easy pumps with a hand pump to fill it to 2900 PSI.
This appears to be a long barrel with no support (except a rear site devise very close to the breech). Doesn't this make it very fragile, ie, susceptible to bending if used for hunting?
If you treat it like a gun should always be treated even when hunting out in the field, then you have nothing to worry about. On the other hand if you tend to toss your gun around and treat it badly then any gun is likely to get damaged.
Not really. There is an A frame support (where the rear sight sits) that would keep the barrel from moving too much in the event you run into something.
Just how loud is this gun, especially the 22.
I bought this gun in .177 caliber a few weeks ago and tested it with a chrony from full 2900 PSI down to 1500 PSI and I can tell you the sound level rises and falls in relation to the speed of the pellet. From 2900 down to about 2500 pretty quiet, then gets louder until about 1800 PSI and then starts to get relatively quiet again after that. As for the muzzle speed with JSB Exact, at 2900 is about 760 fps then maxes out at about 990 fps and after hanging around in the upper 900s for about 10 shots starts to fall again.
If you watch the product video at 8 minute 2 sec, says 105 db
is there a scope/ring combination that will allow using the sights with the scope mounted?
You might be able to use the sights if you use high see-through rings with a scope no larger than 32 millimeters objective lens.
Watch Tylers video it should answer your question?
Also my magazine broke on first day. Spring got twisted in weird way. Does anyone els have this problem with mag?
I've seen it happen with this style of magazine before. Call up Pyramyd and get an RMA.
Does anyone have an issue with the bolt being so hard to click back. Mine is extremely difficult. Very hard to click all the way. Any suggestions?
Check out the bolt handle, its easy to bend, and mine had to be taken apart to access the allen head screw on the bolt itself, it was too tight
Between that and the magazine, I would recommend calling Pyramyd and getting it swapped out.
how to remove rear sight for mounting scope
If you remove the screw that adjusts the elevation by turning counter clockwise, the sight can be removed by just sliding it off of the dovetail.
Will full length Predator Polymags/Metalmags fit the .22 cal rotary magazine?
I have noticed that the longer pointed and domed pellets work best in my 22 magazine, short pellets with flat or shallow bases seem to jam on mine
What scope rings are suggested for this rifle?
That depends on what scope you are mounting, but I would recommend either Leapers dovetail or BKL rings for this rifle.
think a maraauder or umerx gauntlet mag would fit it ?
Could we install a TKO MUZZLE BRAKE without damaging the rifle, and is the barrel threaded. thank you
I bought this gun under a different OEM brand but it's the exact same gun just not branded Diana.. yes TKO LDC fits on it perfectly BUT the stock mod is a nightmare to get off... I bought this gun as a project gun.. with some work, tuning, Mod'ing and time.. this can be a very accurate gun.. we built a regulator for it, reg putting out 1390psi, from a 3150psi fill it gets 26 shots with a SD of 2 and ES of 8 at 29.7ftlbs with JSB 18.13s... we lead lapped the barrel and then cut a nice fresh 11 degree crown on the barrel and now this gun will shoot sub 1/2 inch 5 shot groups at 50 yards all day long, 10 shot groups will be well under an inch. We even got the trigger to preform well, is it one if my FX guns trigger? Not by a long shot but it's a more then usable 1.2lb zero creep single stage trigger, trigger feels just like a nice bench rest powder burners trigger.
What is the outside diameter of the barrel, without the muzzle brake ?
Does the muzzle brake have a screw on the under side so it can be removed ? thank you.
Like everyone else is it is a nightmare to get off I have been trying for the last 3 days to get it off no luck can anyone help me with any suggestions I don't have a heat gun and somewhere I wear it you can do it with hot water is that true
Mine is not from Diana but it's the same exact gun under a different rebrand... my muzzle break has the screw but was epoxied on as well.. was a total nightmare to remove. Maybe the Diana branded guns won't have that.
Is the barrel threaded to accept an after market moderator?
@Tyler. A little modification then. Thanks.
Can this gun in .22 kill am iguana
Within a relatively close distance 20-30 yards, it should be more than capable as long as you can take a head shot
Is the Diana Stormrider .177 eligible for import into India?
In the video the gentleman makes mention of the moderator and says it is baffled inside. The sound readings don't really reflect that although those things are hard to measure. And in the entire description of the gun PA makes no mention of the moderator. Being backyard friendly ranks right up there with accuracy for me. Can anyone confirm or deny whether that brake is baffled inside. And also possibly compare the sound of this gun versus any other moderated PCP they may have shot. Thanks
This is a great airgun! But, it is NOT backyard friendly. Accurate yes, quite, NOOO.
Everything Tyler mentioned is bang on. The item is of such that if it were a bit bigger in overall diameter, it may work better. Looking inside the moderator, some of the rings are so close to the wall as to be non-existent. I would like to see some others as mine doesn't seem very effective.
Thanks Tyler. Very good information. I really like this gun, it is short, light, plenty of power and accurate. The best thing is it is hand pump friendly as I'm still using my Airforce hand pump I bought nearly 15 years ago. But I need low noise where I'm at so the search goes on. Thanks again for your quick response.
It's a very short muzzle brake so I wouldn't expect it to be super effective. But yes, it is baffled inside. It's likely not mentioned because it's not super effective. Very similar to some of the shorter shrouded guns out there like the Evanix Rainstorm. The Stormrider is definitely louder than a Marauder or AT44QE. But certainly not as loud as the unshrouded models like the Discovery and Beeman Chief.
LOL! Ever think that exclusively using JSB's might be the most efficient pellet to show air guns peak accuracy? it seems 98 out of 100 times. guns get the best groups w/ them lol! not really a ? just a long term observation.
Half of my rifles have better accuracy with H&N pellets.
Each gun is different, but good pellets often show good results. But yes, JSB's are often a go to when testing a gun for accuracy regardless of the caliber
Is it possible to adjust the velocity on this rifle?
Are extra mags available and if so how much are they?
any way to but a scope on this stormrider
Yes, it has an 11mm dovetail for mounting scopes.
that rifle is a PR900W from snowpeak chines air rifle?
Yes, just branded as a Diana. But with PA's customer service. Buy it and a couple of mags and don't look back.