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    RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    Ok not a real rifle for gun forums, but this gun I bought for my dad 30 years ago for home predator control.

    Rats or coons wouldn't have a chance back then.

    Well, dads gone now and I got the old air gun. It's been sitting in the safe untouched for years. My wife has a hobby of feeding the birds in the yard and she sees a small rat darting to the seed then back to the lawn mower shed, then back out for another piece of seed.

    She told me to kill it bla bla bla. Well I said open the window and I'll use dads old pellet gun. I figure I'll shoot all afternoon at the thing, cause I don't know where it hits, at about 20 yards out.

    Window is open and I slip the muzzle outside.

    Ha, one shot one kill. lucky shot but don't tell her....

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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    I was a wandering if antone has a Smith and Wesson pellet revolver the one that looks like a 586 .357? your pellet rifle looks really neat. really good looking gun.

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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    I failed to mention, I bought the .177 caliber and the rated velocity was 1000 FPS, which is just under the sound barrier. There fore you don't here the crack of the pellet in the yard.

    It's a model 45. Strong gun that's for sure.
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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    That's a great old air rifle! Some of the newer, lighter pellets will break the sound barrier out of that rifle.

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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    Quote Originally Posted by 500 Magnum Nut
    Ok not a real rifle for gun forums

    Any firearm that you can you use for target shooting, or can kill an animal with IS a real firearm.

    Even the Olympics have events for air rifle competitions. How more real can it be?

    Nice rifle, BTW!
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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    Ok Wendy I stand corrected!

    I looked out today and it was still in the grass. I figure a crow would eat it, I guess not.
    I went to pick it up it. It was about 12 inches long, darn I thought is was a little one. The range was more like 25 yards, as I measured it back to the kitchen window.

    I still think it was a lucky shot, I haven't fired it in years.

    I air-lifted it with a shovel over the back fence into the woods.
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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    500,
    That's as real a rifle as I've ever known. Remeber the movie "A Christmas Story"?
    You'll shoot your eye out. That Red Rider was a real rifle too.
    You should go out and give that old gem it a workout, and post a range report including a picture or two of the targets when you're done. I think you might be surprised by how accurate and deadly it really can be.
    Last year I was hunting marmot's with a Crossman pump air rifle. I killed 4 marmot's in just a day.
    Sure gave me some serious respect for an air rifle.
    Maybe we could start a new section for them if there would be enough interest, or guys here that use em'. You never know.
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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    I have one similar to that model. An RWS 320 without the bulgy thing at the end of the barrel. Target sights front and rear and fully adjustable trigger. I don't know why the Hell I bought it. I shot it a couple of times, wiped down the bore, stuck it back in the box and there it sits. I have a Chinese made Winchester floating around somewhere. It's still in the box, unfired.

    What I shoot are my Benjamin air rifles. Two .177 caliber models 347 and one .22 caliber model 342. They're the older models. I guess I just go with what I know. Oh, those and a Daisy Model 25. I shoot the Daisy almost every day. Cats don't like it. They don't like me, either. I like them, they make good targets. Oh, well...life is like that, can't please everyone.
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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    Quote Originally Posted by Quarter Cherokee
    the bulgy thing at the end of the barrel.

    That was something added when I mounted the scope. It's a muzzle break for airguns. It gives you a cocking handle, and when fired it acts as a counter weight so the spring inside the gun recoils less against the shoulder. It really works well.
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    Re: RWS DIANA PELLET RIFLE

    Quote Originally Posted by gearchecker
    ...Maybe we could start a new section for them if there would be enough interest, or guys here that use em'. You never know.
    I'm all for it. I've been having tons of fun with my old Sheridan 5mm pump up rifle...
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