Written on: 05/07/2010 by AirgunAddict (10 reviews written)
Solid gun, heavy hitter and certainly one of the main springers out there. The triggers need adjustment (and need to actually be metal) but aren't terrible.
Cocking this rifle can get a little old after a lot of shots, but it's a fun rifle to shoot and can produce some great accuracy at distances up to 55-60 yards with the right shooter. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2008 by Piston Jackson (1 review written)
After about 150 shots of shooting cans and whatnot I am starting to put 3-4 14.3gr Benjamin Diabolo pellets in the same hole at 25yrds with the open sights using Gamo targets and the gun has never "twanged" or dieseled while firing since I have had it. The gun makes a quick thump and the recoil is certainly there but the gun is very comfortable to shoot over 50 times in a row and does so quite consistently but because of the spring heating up I wouldn't shoot any more than that at one time.... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008
The new RWS 52 has a one inch longer stock than the 48 which is a needed improvement. Judging from the extreme elevation adjustment (to the stop) I had to make with my Beeman scope mount, it is evident that there is built in barrel droop which is apparently standard in Europe for use with peep sights in competition. Strange but can be compensated for. Great gun otherwise. Very solid feel, good trigger pull, very powerful and accurate. Bullseyes at 50 yds with scope! Kind of wish I had... (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2007 by Marlon James (9 reviews written)
Perhaps by and large the RWS 48 .22 is for those at the intermediate level of airgunning, requiring the practice of holding and shooting. You might have to be in good physical condition to carry or wield the solid beast, or to hold the crosshairs still while one is "in the zone". Cocking the 48 is easy for me. A very minimum of chamber oil on the breech slide makes it glide with only residual excess oil needing to be wiped on closing the breech. Yes, yes the 48 can be loud and will alert... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2007 by vinceb (46 reviews written)
This was my first stab at a "good" airgun (I don't think my RWS34 counts) after acquiring a variety of Crosman, Gamo, Norica, and Chinese rifles of various sorts.
I'll start off with the bad points. Or rather the bad point. The rear sight could be more rigid, and its rear notch is too small. The sights are non-fiberoptic, but that is a tradeoff - in certain light conditions this is an advantage, in others a disadvantage.
Now that that's out of the way...
Yes, the rifle is a bit on the... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2006 by webscrounger (3 reviews written)
I purchased the RWS Diana 48 in .22 after owning one in .177 cal. for a couple of years. The .177 was such a fine airgun I couldn't resist the same package with more power.
Everything that is true about the RWS 48 in .177 is true in spades for the .22 cal model. Just more power, more punch. Distance shots I pulled with the .177 were not an issue with the .22. I knew the reach and energy was there.
As with my first RWS Diana 48, the fit and finish is mostly first rate, as you would... (read more)