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Diana Stormrider Gen 2 Reviews

Diana Stormrider Gen2 Multi-shot PCP Air Rifle, Synthetic

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By Dick from USA on 2020-06-26 14:43:16

Things I liked:

Solid feel but light enough weight for comfort. Very accurate. Regulator available. Basic sub $200 price.

Things I would have changed:

Should have come with a second barrel band as stock. Cocking bolt is too light at M4. Should be at least M5. No charging port cover.

What others should know:

Test 1; 10.49 gr H&N Barracuda domed pellets. Hi=1034 fps, Lo=1018, Mean=1024.5, SD=5.06. Test 2: 7.4 gr Crossman Premier Wadcutters. Hi=1121 fps, Lo=1096, Mean=1107.5, SD=8.46. Stormrider likes H&N Barracuda 10.49 gr. Very Accurate. Crossman at 7.4 gr achieves higher velocity due to lighter weight. Both pellets go supersonic, so long range would require higher weight pellets for stability. This is an excellent medium to short range shooter but would certainly be a very accurate long range shooter with the right pellets, a barrel band and some regulation. As it comes from the factory, it is a terrific value for the money. I plan on testing with some heavier pellets after I upgrade with a second barrel band (on back order) and a regulator. Both tests were made with a fresh 200 bar fill for each test run. I will update after those modifications.

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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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By George from USA on 2022-04-06 16:24:31

Things I liked:

Well we will see how good pyramyd airs customer service is i ordered $400 a rifle an air pump,pellets and warranty and service agreement been watching my email for 3 days it was finally delivered I couldn't wait to get home from work to set it up got home and there is a shoe box size box on the steps this couldn't be its to small but it had my name and address on it from PA lord and behold they sent me someone else's $140 order no where near what I ordered customer service said they would send me a return sticker and ship my order out asap I guess it will be a week before I get my correct order Believe you me I will let you know how it turns out and the stars are not correct did not receive the merchandise yet

Things I would have changed:

Making sure the does not go to the wrong person and place

What others should know:

We will see

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  • 4.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    The price is a given next would have to be the fact it's multi shot and magazine work and are inexpensive to get extra.Ive owned mine for over a year now perhaps more can't remember but it was my second pcp and my first pcp rifle and I ordered a regulated one and it is extremely handpump friendly.I usually have this if I'm hiking and weight is a issue as my handpump weigh nothing but that is usually unnecessary as I get more than enough shots in.a fill.I now have pcps and compressors that I could buy a dozen of these for so to say it was my gateway gun is a understatement.I love the accuracy of course and the trigger witch helps number1 and the weight for shooting of hand and the shot count for such a small cylinder.

    Things I would have changed:

    If the synthetic version had a pressure gauge on the under side of the stock like the wood I'd buy in a second.Iam sure that they could stiffen the barrel but again cost if I really want to complain a sideleafer action would be nice but again cost all these would change the price point and for everything you get it really is hard to beat.I have competed against much more expensive kits and have blown there minds on what I can get at 40meters oh did I mention mine is the canadian version 500fps.

    What others should know:

    IF you are interested in airguns either for fun target or practice or pest control and say you don't have the time to practice your hold as yes you can start with a spring gun for less but the practice is the only way you will get results, especially with a budget starter gun.I'd look into this and a hand pump. I just want to say for approx 300 or lil more you have gun 200 unregulated if money is a problem you can add the regulator and fill gauge later easily and you can get a decent starter optic, personally, I recommend a decent scope and rings definitely adjustable objective as that part of the package is going to help with what you get outta this gun

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Things I liked:

    Before the reg, it was good. Perfectly usable but you need to know about the bell curve of velocity and how that effects your POI as you go through your air. After installing the reg, I get like 18 or 19 shots at the same velocity (and same POI, obv,) before it drops off the reg. It is shooting hole on hole at 25 yards. I am using the Crosman 14.3gr Hollows, they've been the best for cycling without hanging up as well as consistent velocity and accuracy. I am shooting them at 830fps which is 22 ft/lbs, Normally I shoot an FX Maverick or a regulated Airforce Talon SS, but I am unbelievably surprised with this rifle for what it is for the price. I have taken quite a few rabbits with this rifle as well as other pests. Perfect backyard hunting rifle, but do be careful as it is pretty powerful!

    Things I would have changed:

    Add a second factory barrel band in front of the forend. Right now to combat barrel flexing I have ordered a 12mm ID carbon fiber tube which I will fit to the barrel. It will be cut to length, the front site removed (since I am using a scope) and I will tension that carbon fiber on my barrel by screwing in the moderator against it. This will stiffen up my barrel and give me a tensioned barrel, as well as a super cool look! Look out for a video on that soon(ish). I would also change the fill probe out to a standard QD fill nipple. No reason for a modern gun to use a fill probe these days!

    What others should know:

    If you're just getting into PCP airguns, I can't think of a better and more cost effective way to do it.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Slim size Light weight , points and shoots Well. No problem shooting squirrels out of The trees

    Things I would have changed:

    This the second one i have bought, Dont have a problem with them , except The bolt. The first one i bought the bolt Broke off when i was cocking it ! They should Up grade the materials for the bolt . I read this is a long time problem with them. Instead of selling replacement bolts. I would Be gald to pay extra five bucks for the fix !! Shame that could be fixed easily at the factory. Instead of selling bolts !

    What others should know:

    Get a better bolt made before the original Breaks off in your hand . Its hard to drill out Unless you own a machine shop..

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Excellent accuracy, outstanding value and it is very quiet.....great for crowded neighborhoods.

    Things I would have changed:

    Maybe a slightly higher capacity on the PSI that can be attained.

    What others should know:

    Great value in an excellent air gun. Value is really is in the quality of the air gun received.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Well we will see how good pyramyd airs customer service is i ordered $400 a rifle an air pump,pellets and warranty and service agreement been watching my email for 3 days it was finally delivered I couldn't wait to get home from work to set it up got home and there is a shoe box size box on the steps this couldn't be its to small but it had my name and address on it from PA lord and behold they sent me someone else's $140 order no where near what I ordered customer service said they would send me a return sticker and ship my order out asap I guess it will be a week before I get my correct order Believe you me I will let you know how it turns out and the stars are not correct did not receive the merchandise yet

    Things I would have changed:

    Making sure the does not go to the wrong person and place

    What others should know:

    We will see

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Trigger ok out of the box, is fully adjustable, easy to reach screws, will tweek it when weather warms up. Conservative on air. Quiet enough. Stock average length. Ran a couple of synthetic oiled wads to make sure barrel was clean, barrel is shinny bright out of the box. Will detail accuracy from bench, when warms up, off hand shooting 3/4 quarter" groups at the widest, and that was me, easily stay WELL within dime most shots at about 35', using JSB Exact 14.35gr, just to try out. I'm sure it will like 16gr too, but another day. Not even broken in yet Sweet rifle.

    What others should know:

    Wish it had a dust cap on the fill stem to cover the hole. Need to find something, car valve stem a bit too small, any ideas? sell some after market for 10$, Surely I can think of a free one! I wouldn't put another sleeve on barrel, seems to like this free float. Just be careful not to prop it up against barrel and sight, never a good idea anyway. If you want a clip for it, you'll need to order that extra. Single shot is generally more accurate.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Trigger ok out of the box, is fully adjustable, easy to reach screws, will tweek it when weather warms up. Conservative on air. Quiet enough. Stock average length. Ran a couple of synthetic oiled wads to make sure barrel was clean, barrel is shinny bright out of the box. Will detail accuracy from bench, when warms up, off hand shooting 3/4 quarter" groups at the widest, and that was me, easily stay WELL within dime most shots at about 35', using JSB Exact 14.35gr, just to try out. I'm sure it will like 16gr too, but another day. Not even broken in yet Sweet rifle.

    What others should know:

    Wish it had a dust cap on the fill stem to cover the hole. Need to find something, car valve stem a bit too small, any ideas? sell some after market for 10$, Surely I can think of a free one! I wouldn't put another sleeve on barrel, seems to like this free float. Just be careful not to prop it up against barrel and sight, never a good idea anyway.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The rifle is very accurate. Everything seems to function very well. The single shot tray is a nice addition, so you can shoot as many rounds as you want and not have to bother filling the magazine. Great if you just plan to take a few shots, or just take a few extra shots after the magazine is empty.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'd add a second barrel band near the end of the air cylinder to help support the barrel. I ordered one off eBay, and will install it once it arrives. Would be nice if they included a second magazine.

    What others should know:

    The extra barrel band I'm adding is to prevent "barrel sag", which a number of people claim is a problem with the gun. No personal issues with this, since I just got the gun, but better to not have to worry about it down the road. I attached a BSA 3-7x20 air rifle scope I just had laying around, and it's really fine for what I'll be using the rifle for. Make sure you use good, consistently made pellets. I initially grabbed some Daisy Precision Max pointed pellets, and about half the time they didn't want to feed. When the pellets fed well, accuracy was fine, but the sticky ones were all over the place. They even caused the magazine to stick. I inspected some of the pellets and found a number with malformed skirts. I switched to Crosman Premiere hollow points, which I've found to be exceptionally consistent, and they fed flawlessly and just piled up into a ragged hole on paper. Make sure you use good pellets.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    One great little rifle, its weight is perfect and just feels like a quality product. It was accurate right out of the box and is a joy to shoot.

    Things I would have changed:

    The pellet clip is a little awkward and took a few tries to get to load correctly.

    What others should know:

    Its a fantastic rifle.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Gun is very robust. I was expecting a cheap rifle, like a bb gun. I mounted a 3x9 scope on it and it shoots nice groups, even in the 32-degree weather. Very easy to fill with a bicycle-type air pump(Four Uncles). The price was very reasonable, as compared to some of the other brands of 22 cal. air rifles.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    this gun is a well executed tinker toy. it's small, light, accurate and everything works just like the adds say it will. no trouble loading the magazine. single loading is kinda tough however because of my fat fingers. i have a regulator and gauge on the way and plan on a 130 to 140 bar setting. this gun is a long way from rws 350 mag so it doesn't rest on bags well. it takes some concentration to steady the hold. one of my utgs is mounted on it and this should terrorize the squirrels in the area

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

    What others should know:

    i will order more magazines when i settle on the best shooting pellet

  • 3.0 3.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    In short, I love this little rifle! It is very light, simple and accurate. I wanted a fixed sight pcp rifle so that is a plus for me. Absolutely love dinging steel in the backyard. I believe the 17 is a little louder then the 22 but its the cheapest to shoot. With unlimited pellets the 22 would be my choice. I almost forgot, the trigger is not bad either. No struggling to hold the sight while pulling the trigger. This is not a target rifle but if i do my part this thing will ding steel all day long.

    Things I would have changed:

    I believe a barrel band would be a good thing to help with support for rough use but the accuracy is fine as is. Wad cutter or target pellets will frequently jam in the magazine. I took the mag apart and chamfered the feed tunnel on the inside and WHALA,! No more problems. Shoots flat nose pellets fine and of course round nose are no problem to begin with. FYI I did not want to put a scope on this but if one did there is very little rail for the rings. I would look elsewhere if that was my intention

    What others should know:

    A PCP air source is an investment one must make to get in the game. To me a tire pump is no option! If you have taken the plunge already then this is a great little plinker but as an only gun this would not be my choice. The initial cost of the air source warrants a a rifle with much more potential. However if you already have your tack drivers and big bores etc this thing is a great addition to your collection for you or your child to shoot. Remember that BB or pellet gun when your eyes were young? If you have air its like coming home.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Things I liked:

    Ooo, this is cute! It appearsars that many manufacturers are trying to bulk up their guns and slather them with macho features. Diana has gone the other way. This is a compact format basic PCP rifle that recalls the plinking 22s of my youth. Think Nylon 66. It's niicely detailed, with a slender stock and a very low overall weight. It should not intimidate a smaller stature shooter. It also comes with truly useful iron sights. These are not Tru-Glo, but old school iron style (parts are plastic.) I have always found Tru- Glo sights annoying, because I get a halo in my vision that obscures the target. Like many other things, the sights are basic but elegant. It can be mounted with 11mm scope rails, but there is not a lot of real estate to do the job. Many scopes will require removing the front sight.

    Things I would have changed:

    Order the seond barrel band, They are available in a diferent format (plastic) on Ebay for ten bucks if the Diana band isn't in inventory. I also ordered the regulator and the additional gauge/fill port mechanism, which shot this up considerably in price.

    What others should know:

    Acurate, light, and compact. There's a video of this gun shooting to 100 yards. It ain't no slouch.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The price is hard to beat. The rifle is extremely lightweight and seems like it functions properly. I have not had it long enough or shot it enough to comment on durability or accuracy.

    Things I would have changed:

    Diana should install a second barrel band at the factory instead of waiting for customers to buy one and install it later. I believe most of us would pay the extra 10 or so for this convenience.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Lighter than the wood model ! I have both the wood stock and this one .

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is my first PCP and it has been a blast with insane power and also its very stylish. not too heavy and accurate. best gun i have

    Things I would have changed:

    maybe semi auto

    What others should know:

    This uses the same magazines as th e other DIANA guns, airbug, chaserm

  • 4.0 4.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    the cheap PCP with a nice handling and good accuracy. And when I buy this one, PyramydAir threw in a matis scope for free, so I'm more than happy.

    Things I would have changed:

    the trigger weight is still not enough even after adjusted to the heaviest.

    What others should know:

    I don't know it is me or it is common, when the trigger weight is adjusted to the heaviest, the 2nd screw as stated in the manual, the safety button is NOT working, I can pull the trigger and fire the gun without any issue, even the safety button is on!!! I think there is a recall on the first gen and I checked my serial number, it is not in the recall list. So be really careful when you adjust the trigger weight screw. Anyone else has the issue? Should we report this to the Air Venturi?

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Gun is light ! It is a power house for the money. Very accurate to 30-40 yards. Its also very quiet.

    Things I would have changed:

    The fill tube adaptor leaked at the males and female connections. It sometimes takes sets of hands to fill with a hand pump. Does not like to take air. Air Venturi sent a new male connector works fine the first time with the new male on the pump and nipple I was sent. The second fill back the the same thing. A drop of oil will help it seat and take air. Mags are not the easiest to load.

    What others should know:

    This gun is easy to jam of youre not paying attention. It does not like to load anything with a lip around the pellet like the Winchester pellets it will shot them but hard to get into the breach

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Things I liked:

    nice looking

    Things I would have changed:

    shot one time, the bolt is somehow stuck in the breach, it is loose enough to slide back and forth about an inch but will not open I went to load the magazine and it fell apart. other then it looks good hanging on the wall, I do not know what to do with it. send it back?

    What others should know:

    keep looking ?

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Lightweight, accurate, easy and fun to shoot.

    Things I would have changed:

    Magazine seems a bit flimsy, and Loading the magazine is a bit of a learning curve, much more glitchy than loading, say, a Benjamin magazine.

    What others should know:

    Overall, excellent gun for the money, and I would not hesitate to buy again. But it does benefit from adding an additional barrel band, it's a whole new gun with that improvement. You can get one on ebay for ten bucks delivered, and while it is plastic instead of the metal one Diana has but never seems to be in stock, it does install without having to remove the barrel, so that's really nice. It's made out of Strong plastic instead of metal, so not as pretty, but hey, this is a sub $200 gun, so do you really care?

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