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|Max Velocity||1000 fps|
|Cocking Effort||33 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Rear Sight||Fiber Optic|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/plinking|
|Trigger Pull||3.3 lbs|
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Things I liked: This was my first "decent" air rifle purchase. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into a spring piston gun. Any other gun will just frustrate you. This a very popular gun so there are replacement parts everywhere.
Things I would have changed: The factory should either change the lube they are using or offer models with a lube tune. Mine dieseled so much that it damaged the seal which caused inaccuracy. I have since did a clean, deburr, hone and installed a Vortek PG2 kit. Now this is how they should come from the factory.
What others should know: Get a drooper mount. You will most likely need it.
Things I liked: I have only been shooting springers since 8/4, but I've sent 2000 rounds downrange with 3 different rifles. By every measure the D34 Panther is far and away the finest rifle. The rifle is obviously well machined and the design/quality has stood the test of time. Already, I can manage dime-sized-5-shot groups at 25 yds. I am only a novice shooter! I am tracking and recording every shot. I'm still testing different pellets and thus far my best 2 group average was with JSB Diablos 8.44 at .50" center to center. This is an old-school quality rifle and PA provided a great service.
Things I would have changed: Amazingly.... nothing. Like most folks, I've hit that "submit for purchase button" many times and been disappointed. Not this time.
What others should know: Do yourself a favor. Talk to the folks at PA. Do all of the research that you can stand. If you are serious about shooting you should consider this rifle. There are several magnum springers on the market touting high numbers for fps, but don't be fooled. It's accuracy that counts. If you can do your part, this rifle will not let you down.
Things I liked: Synthetic stock is very nice. Bluing on the steel is deep and rich. Easy to cock. Fiber optic sights are very crisp and easy to see. The TO6 trigger is amazing. This is the most accurate air rifle I've ever owned! Consistent one inch groups at 25 yards with out a scope. Very powerful. Recently dispatched a starling at 48 yards with the fiber optic sight!
Things I would have changed: I would prefer a rubber recoil pad on the stock instead of the soft plastic one by factory. But this is not a deal breaker.
What others should know: try the artillery hold and let the TO6 trigger do it's job. You will be amazed at how accurate this rifle is. I have no problem consistently hitting cans at 40 yards with the sights. Just ordered a Leapers 3x9 40mm scope for it. Anxious to see how well this does. Have tried RWS Superdomes and Super hollow points. Also Ruger 15.9 gr super point. Dime size groups with all these pellets at my 10 meter indoor range. This is a fantastic air rifle for this price point!
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about how much fpe on a 177 rws 34p
18.64 will not happen, expect more like 14-15. The advertised 1000 is with the lightest pellets, probably RWS 7.0gr, and I'm not sure how many off the line can hit that #. With the 8.4gr I'd guess 850fps, but the guns vary so you might get a bit more, maybe less. On the bright side; 850-900 is a great speed for accuracy and the JSB 8.44 is an outstanding pellet so it's a good match. You can tune it and/or add a heavier spring if you want more power.
Per the spec. of 1000 fps using a 8.4 gr. you'll get 18.64 fpe.
I HAVE A RWS 34P. LOOKING FOR A GOOD 22 ACCURATE PELLET FOR SQUIRREL HUNTING.
It's hard to say since guns can be finicky so what works for one won't always work for another, but the JSB 14.3 is outstanding and easily my #1 pick. The 14.3 Crosman Premier round nose are excellent too. They're super tough too so if you carry pellets in your pocket the skirts won't get bent like the JSB do. I'd try both at min to see which the gun prefers.
RWS Super Hollow Point. H-N Terminator are devastating on squirrels
I have 34P. H&N FTT 14.66, and JSB 15.89 are most accurate for me.
Is the only difference between the 34 and 34P the stock?
I'm pretty sure that's all it is, unless you see something else like a different sight. The internals will be identical.
|Max Velocity||1000 fps|
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