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Customer Reviews by Michael from USA

Diana RWS 34P air rifle

Diana RWS 34P air rifle Air rifle
Review entered on 2012-04-20 10:45:29

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By Michael from USA on 2012-04-20
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Things I liked: I like the quality of this rifle. I like the feel and balance of it. It is easy to charge and the fact that is automatically sets the safety on is a good feature. The fiber optic sigths that come with the rifle are of good quality and adjust very simply, not a problem sighting them in. The rifle is relatively quiet for the power it has. Using the H&N Baracuda HP 10.34 grain pellets I could shoot all day on the bench at 30 yards and cover them all with a quarter.

Things I would have changed: The fact that the barrel brakes throuh the forearm makes it quite dificult to add sling mounts but it would be nice if something was engineered to do this. The rifle does get quite uncomfortable,as any rifle would, if you are trying to walk and carry it for long distances like I do. Other than that I am more than satisfied with this rifle.

What others should know: I have no experience with the 22 caliber so I had a hard time deciding which caliber to purchase. I went with the .177. I purchased the UTG #DNO34 scope elevation compensator mount and a UTG 3-9 x 50mm full size tactical optic scope with the 1" tube. I got the Weaver low profile four screw rings. This worked out really well except I had to put a .010 piece of shim stock under the front scope ring so I could get enough scope adjustment. This worked out really well for the first say 50 shots then the rifle became inaccurate. I found that because of the heavy vibration when fired the ring caps came loose. I applied some liquid rubber on the threads and remounted the caps and resighted the rifle and it seems to be holding good to this point after about 200 shots. The scope is very nice for the price. I just put it on 9 power and leave it there. With the AO feature you can focus on anything from really close to far away. Scope caps get in the way if you are focusing really close, they touch the side of the barrel. As for pellets, I purchased the variety pack with the different pints and weights. I found that the Meisterkugein 8.2 grain shot very accurate at 20 yards they averaged around 850 fps with my rifle. The others like the RWS Super HP 6.9 grain shot an average of 940 fps but weren't as accurate. The most accurate at 30 yards was the H&N Baracuda HP 10.34 grain at 740 fps. I like the accuracy but now I wonder if I should have purchased the .22 caliber in stead.?

 

Hatsan Torpedo 150 Sniper Vortex Air Rifle

Hatsan Torpedo 150 Sniper Vortex Air Rifle Air rifle
Review entered on 2017-04-08 21:10:13

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By Michael from USA on 2017-04-08
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Things I liked: I just got this rifle yesterday and got it cleaned and scoped. I shot it about 200 times today. I am using the JBS Match Exact King Diabolo's at 25.39 gr. After about 150 shots at different ranges I shot it at 20 yards off the bench through the chronograph and the holes were all touching or so close they looked like they were touching (5 shots). The average FPS was 655, little slower than expected. I really liked the accuracy at that range. I like the feel of the rifle overall. The trigger is smooth from the factory. It has a smooth cocking mechanism. I am an average build 68 year old man and this rifle is nothing to cock. I was worried I would have trouble cocking this rifle from all the reviews saying how hard it is to cock, well don't worry about that, it isn't a problem. I like the fact that you can raise the cheek piece to get your eye adjusted to the proper scope height. I like the feel of the synthetic thumb hole stock, my first.

Things I would have changed: I would enlarge the opening where you have to load the pellet into the barrel, someone with large fingers would have a problem loading a .25 caliber pellet I am sure. Also I would grind the sharp edges on all the metal in the loading area. My rifle has really sharp edges in the loading area and if it looks like I am going to keep this rifle then I am going to have to file or grind that razor edge down. If I am not careful I will easily cut my thumb loading the pellets. Can't believe this hasn't been an issure before and corrected at the factory. This would only take a pass or two at the grinder to correct this issue. I had to take the rear sight off to mount the scope. Not a big deal because I never planned on using it any way. This rifle is long and it is all I can do to reach the release to cock it when setting down. The weight of this rifle is something to be dealt with when shooting off hand. You have to really hold this rifle tight for it to be accurate. Recoil is mild.

What others should know: Just messing with the rifle today I sighted it in at a 15 yard zero just to see how it would drop off. It was 1/2 inch high at 25 yds. And 1 1/2 inches high at 35 yds. It was zero at 40 yards. 2.5 inches low at 50 yds. At 60 yds it was 4.5 inches low.

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