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Old 02-08-2021, 10:58 AM
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Is the RWS rifle worth the money

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Old 02-08-2021, 11:12 AM
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Well, it is a high quality German made break barrel air rifle that is iconic and has been copied by many. It will last several generations with minimal care and maintenance. It also has an excellent non-target trigger. They do take awhile to break in and most will require an artillery hold to shoot well. They can be found for under $300 when on sale and I think they are a bargain at that price.
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Old 02-08-2021, 11:58 AM
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I spent close to $300 in 1984 for a first generation Diana 34 that I still shoot today. Depending on whose inflation figures you look at that was $700-$800 in today's bucks.

Is a new one today worth $300? Yep

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Old 02-08-2021, 12:04 PM
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Yes and itís worth buying quality pellets (JSB), serious mounts and a springer-rated scope.

And the answer to the next question is yes, itís worth it to have it tuned.
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I have a Diana. Got it over the summer from Arizona Airguns. With pellets and springer scope they recommended spent 400$ shipped. It's a .22 and the best air rifle I've ever experienced. Would do 300 anytime. Oops mine is actually a Diana 48 side cocking.
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:30 PM
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Depends: on your size and strength and what you intend to use it for. I got one about 3 years ago and it's more than I can comfortably handle or need. I'm almost 80 yrs old, 5'8" and 160 lbs. I generally shoot indoors. It is tough for an old, weak coot to cock and recoils almost as much a shotgun. And indoors, shooting into a .22 bullet trap, it splatters lead particles all over the place. I recently bought an HW30s and it's perfect for me and what I use it for. 1000 fps vs 600 fps. So if you're set on an RWS 34, email me at [email protected], I'll make you a good deal.
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Old 02-09-2021, 07:16 AM
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My olde one was. Accuracy is impressive and has taken many varmints over the years.
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:27 AM
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I added a muzzle “brake” to mine that serves to muffle sound and makes a great cocking handle. I would not have expected it to make cocking so much easier but it does. I did need to grind off some of the front sight dovetails to make it fit though.

Also if you get it tuned the tuner can choose a spring that won’t overwork your arms.
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Old 02-09-2021, 11:15 AM
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Basrem, I think I accidently deleted an email from you to me. Please try again. [email protected]. Thanks, Orla
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:57 PM
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Good post from all viewpoints. I'll be 79 next week and I, too, have both a tuned Diana 34 and an HW30. The HW30 is more enjoyable to shoot.
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I recently purchased a Diana 34 which if I understand correctly is the same airgun. It was 199 plus shipping,217.90 total.I have put approximately 1500 rounds through mine, disassembled it, Cleaned, deburred and lubed it. After another 200-300 rounds, it is settling in nicely. Do I think it’s worth what I paid? Absolutely.

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Old 02-13-2021, 10:56 AM
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I recently purchased a Diana 34 which if I understand correctly is the same airgun. It was 199 plus shipping,217.90 total.I have put approximately 1500 rounds through mine, disassembled it, Cleaned, deburred and lubed it. After another 200-300 rounds, it is settling in nicely. Do I think itís worth what I paid? Absolutely.
If you got this gun from Numrich, does it have the T06 trigger?
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Old 02-14-2021, 04:08 PM
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Definitely unless you get a HW95 in the same price range. Have a few RWS/Diana's and HW's, between the two I would go with HW just because they are a tad bit more refined but the RWS/Diana's are tanks.
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Definitely unless you get a HW95 in the same price range. Have a few RWS/Diana's and HW's, between the two I would go with HW just because they are a tad bit more refined but the RWS/Diana's are tanks.

From what I've been able to tell, being interested in both, the HW95 runs about 30% higher in price than the RWS 34. The HW50 would be more of a direct competitor, it looks to me, but absolutely any of the rifles you mentioned
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Old 02-14-2021, 05:14 PM
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I recently purchased a Diana 34 which if I understand correctly is the same airgun. It was 199 plus shipping,217.90 total.I have put approximately 1500 rounds through mine, disassembled it, Cleaned, deburred and lubed it. After another 200-300 rounds, it is settling in nicely. Do I think it’s worth what I paid? Absolutely.
You can find the 34 base models REALLY cheap, but only a springer shooter can appreciate your post, about the round count to "settle in"

BTW, my understanding is, Diana makes the gun and RWS is the importer. They are the same gun; very much like my GSG 1911-22 which is imported by ATI.

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