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Diana Stormrider Reviews

Diana Stormrider Multi-shot PCP Air Rifle

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4.5 (147 reviews)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

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By Roger from USA on 2017-12-12 10:44:25

Things I liked:

Shoots very good, Very light, Shoots nice tight groups when you find the right pellets.

Things I would have changed:

shorter pull on trigger,

What others should know:

Recommend this rifle to anyone starting pcp or just enjoy shooting. Great for hunting in the woods and light to carry.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

1.0 1.0

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By jerry from USA on 2022-09-20 13:45:13

Things I liked:

The weight and feel is good.

Things I would have changed:

Don't really know what to say here. Mine is terrible when it comes to accuracy.

What others should know:

Mine shoots all over the place and I've tried everything to try and fix it but I give up it has has to be a bad barrel

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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I like that it's little and powerful. One of my favorite guns i got. Mine shoots above the fps limit. Probably should do a video. Nice look and feel. Really fun to shoot. Glad I got it !!!! If I didn't have one I would buy one again. It's not a toy. It can easily kill or seriously hurt someone or something. I got .22 it flies faster than the .177 Fps numbers in here. Been like 2 or 3 years or more, gun doesn't lose air. Never has. The bottom line is, It Is a nice-looking, little, very powerful gun, with pellet loading problems with the magazine, you might have to fix or get fixed or load a single pellet by hand.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would change the magazine. Mine gets stuck most of the time. I have to feed one pellet at a time. I haven't tried to fix it, maybe I can, if I tried. The pellets don't load well with this setup. Don't know the problem yet. If the pellet lines up well, I don't know. The pellet gets lodged between the Magazine and the barrel. Only way was take a utility blade with vise grips and cut the pellet in half. Be nice to have after-market parts for it. Not many.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Remarkably quiet, unless I'm doing something wrong. Can hit a saucer (y'know, like for a teacup?) consistently at 100 m.

    Things I would have changed:

    I don't love the Monte Carlo comb... never have, even though it was on my first powder burner .22 when I was 12. This is a pretty graceful example, which is kind of self-contradictory. I don't like the look, but I like the way it fits and shoots very much, and if it fits well and shoots well, that is 51% of everything. But I'd love to find a classic flat-topped stock for it. Other than that, it's gorgeous, and functions superbly.

    What others should know:

    No.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The weight and feel is good.

    Things I would have changed:

    Don't really know what to say here. Mine is terrible when it comes to accuracy.

    What others should know:

    Mine shoots all over the place and I've tried everything to try and fix it but I give up it has has to be a bad barrel

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It's inexpensive and the overall quality is very good. The form/fit/function including the wood stock is very good. Shoulders quick and is fairly light to carry. Diana did a good job with the design engineering.

    Things I would have changed:

    A nice air rifle for the price point for sure. I'd either float the barrel or add a barrel band after the stock.

    What others should know:

    This is an entry level non-regulated PCP air rifle not a $1500.00+ air gun. Since it isn't a floating barrel design the rear sight and barrel band attached to the air cylinder rubbing on the wood stock and in my case caused a wandering POI shift issue... (expansion/contraction of different materials at different rates). I fixed this by adding a barrel band after the stock, I added a barrel clamp to the barrel and air cylinder (beyond the stock). I made one on my 3D printer. It pumps up easily with a hand pump from low to hi manual stated recommended pressures and in about 6 minutes with my electric pump.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The reason I bought it---ACCURACY.

    Things I would have changed:

    Three problems I was aware of. One, the trigger is terrible. About twice as bad as the M1 Garand . Two, cocking is extremely difficult. They need a side lever type for this heavy a pull. Three, the comb is way too low. I bought a comb raising device to solve that one. Benjamin needs to pay more attention to these details but,, as I said, I knew this going in and the accuracy is far above the average air gun especially in this price range.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Light weight beautiful stock and accurate

    Things I would have changed:

    Have a regulated option

    What others should know:

    My gen 2 wood stock .22 is a beast I have no issues no leaks easy to cock with magazines I mounted a Simmons pro target and had to adjust it one click up one click right and it was on at 30 yards have never had that happen before lol but for the money I couldnt ask for more and the customer service was great if you have issues using online returns jst call them they will hook you up

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Build quality, accuracy, and this thing is whisper quiet. I wanted an accurate PCP rifle with iron sights, it did not disappoint!!

    Things I would have changed:

    The screws for the trigger adjustments. The screws mine came with had heads on them that bottomed out against the trigger before they could touch what they are suppose to. They need to be either longer or headless allen type.

    What others should know:

    The gun is quite light and the stock is on the slender side. It is not very pellet picky at all.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Light weight ,looks, accurate and ability to be converted to left handed

    Things I would have changed:

    Larger air chamber and the magazine is a little flimsy

    What others should know:

    Great gun

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Light enough for my big 8 year old to handle, light trigger, accurate for my needs (rabbit & squirrel hunting, plinking).

    Things I would have changed:

    Bolt is sticky frequently when loading pellets. Sometimes when i first got it, this would result in loading 2 pellets in the chamber when I was using the magazine, as I would pull the bolt back to try to push it in again, the magazine would automatically spin to a new pellet, and then I would push the bolt in. I just learned to push harder on the first pellet, though my kids still struggle a bit with this. Would be nice to sling studs, but I was able to add these on my own.

    What others should know:

    This is my first PCP and air rifle as an adult, so I can't compare.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate, and, so far, is not picky about ammo. Light, with good handling characteristics. Fit and finish is very nice, even at the price point.

    Things I would have changed:

    It needs a longer dovetail for more eye relief adjustability. Rear sight is high enough to be in the field of view off the scope unless a high mount is used, or the rear sight is removed.

    What others should know:

    After owning it for one week, it will not take a charge. Contacting Pyramyd Air tomorrow for advice.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Good clean looking well finished rifle. Super good value and performance. Amazingly low sound level for the power delivered. Blows .22 Crossman 14.3 gr pellets clean through 3/4 pine boards. The sound of the impact is more than the report from the rifle. Nice and light, easy to handle.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing. Going to leave open sights.

    What others should know:

    Just buy it!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is an excellent product. The wood stock is well done. It has held air for over 6 months. My Hatsan Flash which I purchased at the same time has more power but leaks badly.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing considering the overall value as compared to other products in this price range.

    What others should know:

    Recommend over the Hatsan Flash

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Nicely finished, checkered stock, compact (40") and very light weight (<5lb) for a PCP. Magazines and shot tray are aluminum with magnets to help hold them in place. Open sights are well placed, easy to align and were dead on out of the box. Quieter than a pumper in the same caliber.

    Things I would have changed:

    Fill port has no cover, open to elements, dirt, whatever. Easy enough to purchase or make a plug though. Magazines are expensive.

    What others should know:

    There is an aftermarket regulator available that can increase it's shot count by 50% or better, and swapping the factory fill port for the style used on the Bandit, which includes a manometer, also provides a rotating cover for the fill port.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The looks of the Stormrider is classic, the wood stock has a nice grain, finish and the checkering is precise. The gun is much lighter and compact than I thought it would be. I am used to a very heavy Beeman springer so this is refreshing. It shoulders well and has good sight lines. I did not try the open sights as I had a Simmons 3x9 scope ready to go. The gun was well protected in the box with dense foam cut out in the shape of the gun, could be used in a case. As for accuracy, I was able to get on the bullseye quickly after making scope adjustments. I am using JSB RS and Crosman hollow point dome, 14.3 gr, groupings are very tight, about 1/2" at 30 yds. The 2 stage trigger is quite good as well.

    Things I would have changed:

    I measured the gap between the air chamber and the barrel, it is .170" at the breech and .170" at the barrel band, it droops ever so slightly at the air fill to .165". Diana should include a second barrel band to stop any droop issues over time. I will be adding one if they are ever back in stock. The cocking is a little stiffer than I would like but not terrible. It would be nice if they provided an air fill plug to keep dirt out. Otherwise I have no complaints.

    What others should know:

    I have about 500 rds through it now with the two brands of pellets noted. I have not experienced one jam with the rotary clip like people have noted in other reviews. My backyard range only goes out to 30 yds so I have not shot further than that yet. The Stormrider is surprisingly accurate at this distance, any shot more than 1/2" outside the group is me not the gun. I also live in a tract neighborhood and shoot in my backyard, this gen 2 version is VERY quiet. I use a cheap hand pump off Ebay and takes about 60 pumps (very easy) to get it to 20 bar, 3,000 psi. It held the exact same pressure for several days so no leaks, and I get roughly 35 shots before refill. I am quite happy with this gun so far, hope it has some longevity.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    Orders shipped quickly

    Things I would have changed:

    Some sort of quality control.

    What others should know:

    Purchased this rifle and a few cans of pellets as a Christmas gift. The rifle had an air leak. Rather than return and wait for them to process it and send a replacement, I returned it for a refund and purchased a second one at the same time. When the second rifle arrived, it too leaked air. I decided to just return everything. When I called to set up the return, not only did they not apologize for sending me two defective guns, but they also informed me that technically it was my responsibility to pay return shipping on the pellets because they were not defective, but as a "courtesy " they were covering it. Gave me a good laugh but .......wow!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The price is very good for an entry level PCP. It can be filled with a pump. Very accurate, light and many parts available. The iguanas in Puerto Rico are afraid !!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Another magazine will be a nice touch !

    What others should know:

    A regulator will increase the performance.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Beautiful wood stock, simple design, and very lightweight. This airgun puts pellets on target consistantly. Mine in .22 is not pellet picky and I have shot a variety of pellets with great results. I got the best results with the JSB exact jumbo Express 14.3 grain but could still hit soda cans with H&N slugs at 100 yes. Before I put the regulator in it, i could get about 25 shots before the drop was ruining my aim. After i installed the regulator set at 150 bar, i now get 15 shots that are absolutely spot on.

    Things I would have changed:

    the free floatng barrel is a bit concerning, I have ordered the additional barrel ring, I think that will work nicely. My only other complaint is the tip of the bolt is so small that it cocks the pellets just slightly enough to make them not go into the barrel smoothly, sometimes I have to jam the bolt forward pretty hard. Doesn't seem to affect the accuracy though.

    What others should know:

    In my opinion this is the best sub $300 aigun available.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate and lightweight. Very nice wood stock.

    Things I would have changed:

    I think it should have a barrel band on the front of the barrel and an extra magazine.

    What others should know:

    After the first shot, the screw fell out of the trigger adjustment. It would be nice if it had a thumbhole stock as an option. My wife loves her early Christmas toy and took out two rodents in 1 day.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Everything about it !

    Things I would have changed:

    It does need another barel band and I di add one !

    What others should know:

    Just go ahead and order another barrel band for it !

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Diana really listened to the average airgun lover. This rifle reminds me of an old favorite, the Sheridan. Small, light, and hard hitting. I think Diana took the old classic and made it a pcp with an improved trigger and much easier to mount a scope. Also made it much more quiet. Then to top it off kept it under $200. The only plastic on the rifle is the rear and front sight that I can find. Very Accurate!! The trigger is perfect right out of the box and I like light triggers. My is a 22 caliber Gen 2. This is the best value in a pcp out there, PERIOD!

    Things I would have changed:

    I think they could improve the checking and the color of the stock.

    What others should know:

    I own Airforce, Daystate, Sumatra, Weihrauch, Diana, and Hatsan air rifles and pistols. Been shooting airguns for 50+ years. I tune springers and do trigger jobs on them all. This could be my new favorite go to rifle. The first one I received from PA looked like a Reconditioned rifle to me. The fill tube was all scratched and looked like someone tried to mount an additional barrel band on it and mangled it up. PA sent out a return label and after they received it sent out a replacement, The new one is perfect. I have the barrel band on back order but not sure I will use it. It will dampen the harmonics and cost accuracy. The barrel is solid as it is, just do not grab and wheel the rifle by the moderator.

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