Written on: 02/01/2012 by mbob994
I am very pleased with this gun. Mine shoots very accurately with JSB 10.2 grain pellets. My 54 chewed up a Centerpoint 3-9x40 after 500 rounds or so. I then purchased a Leapers 4-16x56 in 30mm for $189 and I am nearing 2000 rounds with no problem. I also added two \"O\" Rings on the slide rail to help dampen and cusion the impact from the recoil. This shortened the slide distance a small amount but has not effected the accuracy. The Leapers scope base with barrel droop compensation is also... (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2009 by bobjbrown (34 reviews written)
This rifle is heavy , bulky, awkward to cock, and very fiddly.
However it is also the most accurate spring rifle I've ever used, scoped it produces excellent groupings, certainly as good as a PCP.
I use mine mainly for doing what air rifles are best at, shooting up tin cans and knock-downs in my back yard at around 50 yards, with open sights.
I think its too noisy for a hunting rifle, and the complex and noisy cocking action meeans its not ideally suited to this anyway.
However as the book... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2009 by Tholzel (14 reviews written)
Beautiful rifle, well balance and a pleasure to shoot. Quiet and assured shot after shot. Easy to cock with its single stroke under lever. 1014 fps with 8.2 grain RWS Meister Kugeln wad-cutter. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2009
RWS/Diana Model 54 .177 cal is heavy bulky feeling (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2008 by naveedarshad (1 review written)
You must do it practically and u will agree. Otherwise it is a scope buster . ziess conquest lasted appox 400 shots, leopold efr 2/9/33 laste appox 1200 and bushnell trophy appox 2500 shots. now i will try 3200 elete bushnell. It is a good gun but u need to keep zeroing it after 100 shots.
I have used many of the 54s so it is not a one 54 judgement. I have shoot baracuda match which gives the best result after testing atleast 15 different types of pellets. i can even show u targets with each... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2007 by azuaro (1 review written)
After modifying the trigger pull weight to 1/2 pound and adding the factory stabilizer I was able to shoot very accurate up to 50 m. I used Crosman Premier 10.5 gr. pellets, the grouping at 50 yards varied in between 3/8" (best) and a little over 1/2" (worst); you can shoot like this all day long.
This is a very high quality gun for the price; most FT rifles that shoot as accurate at 50 m. are well over $1,800.00 Dollars in the US (Feinwerkbau p70 FT, Steyr LG110, Anschutz 8002 or 9003... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2006 by jimpoh (3 reviews written)
I had a RWS 54 back in 2003 when I was starting out in airgunning but made the mistake of selling it cheap to a buddy due to the heavy weight. In 2005, I shot his RWS 54 0.22 caliber in Idaho during a sage rat hunt and discovered that the gun was very smooth and deadly accurate for hunting after a tune. In June? 2005, I took the plunge and bought a used RWS 54 (it already had a Maccari spring installed) and I sent the gun to a tuner to have it tuned. Got the gun back in Nov? 2005 and this... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2005 by John Carroll (1 review written)
I had written a review some time back about the RWS 544 (22) spraying a loose shot about every 4th or so. I read a suggestion on this site about pellet selection, and I purchased the recommended ones for this rifle. (Benjamin 22 cal Diablo Dome Shaped 14.1 g). The purchase of this pellet has resulted in elimination of the loose shots. It now groups within 1/8. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2005 by Derfflinger
I've owned my RWS/Diana Model 54 for about two years. I don't mind the heaviness. In a world the meek expect to inherit, this isn't a gun, for them. Have had swivels installed for sling or bipod. I use a Bushnell 4200 elite scope....6-24-40...with sun shade. Have shot 3/8" group at 50yrds. Take my targets down after shooting, don't want to make anybody feel bad. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2005 by eeluk (1 review written)
I don't care about the weight or the noise.
This RWS/Diana Model 54 .177 cal Air Rifle shoots better groupings than I ever thought I'd see, let alone shoot them myself.
It's so powerful that it is destoying my Gamo target trap..in less than 100 pellets
Get an expensive scope, it makes a difference. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2004 by Hornet
I've owned the Diana 54 .177 col. for a few months now, and although I think that it is not the right rifle for me (I like shorter ones more because they are just more handy) I am impressed with its accuracy, power and reliability. but if you are looking for a rifle that is lighter and easier to handle, this is not what you are looking for. If you want to buy one anyway, be very careful with maintenance as it is a high-power air rifle you should always fire at least 3 cleaning pellets as one... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2004 by Franchy (1 review written)
The price of miss Diana Model 54 gets as high as 540 eur (650 us dollars). The iron sights were very poor...for that price. You just can't get all accuracy potential with that open sights.
Then I bought Bushnell Sportman 3-9x32 (made in China) scope. It was broken after one-two hundreds shots. (The lenses started to move forward.) The scope was repaired with blue Locktite and now it is working for half year.
(Well, I'm planning to buy Bushnell Elite 4200 scope.)
All I got is 1" 7-pellets... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2004 by AigunScott (1 review written)
This is my second air rifle; my first was the Daisy Winchester 800 break barrel which caused me to become addicted to the sport. I am not yet comfortable enough to go with a PCP and the Diana gets me the accuracy I desire as I learn to shot and keeps my interest in the sport going. (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2004 by usiddkr (3 reviews written)
RWS/Diana Model 54 .177 cal: Fit and finish is excellent, typical of German guns. Stock color resembled mahogony and was very smooth satin finish. Receiver bluing is deep and metal finish is well polished. Likewise, barrel bluing is dark with a matt finish. Both grip and forearm checking seems to be pressed in and diamonds are filled with stock finish. Cocking the action was smooth and not overly difficult. Inserting a pellet was a little tricky as you have to reach into the action to... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2003 by Colli.
Absolutely superior quality and performance - Use a top-end scope and mounts - use heavier domed or pointed pellets - A thing of beauty to see, hold, and use. It will shoot as good as you can hold - guaranteed! (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2003 by Andries du Toit.
I bought the 48 a few weeks ago (see my review). After that I went to a gun shop that sells the 54.
The first thing the salesman did was to put the butt of the gun on the glass counter and pull the trigger. There was a loud bang and the glass was still intact. I then put the gun against my shoulder expecting the same sensation when shooting with the 48. What an amazing feeling when I pulled the trigger. It felt like shooting a play gun, there was no recoil!! It was the most amazing... (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2003 by jim p.
Bought the RWS 54 after much research. $378 for a "demo" model (new is around $530). I knew this was one big heavy gun (9lbs). So I started lifting weights to get ready for it. Got it in Jan 2003. THIS IS ONE BEAUTIFUL AND ACCURATE GUN. I bought a Bushnell Banner 6-18X 40mm with a B square mount. The whole set up weighted in at around 11 lbs. Had a little trouble with the mount ... finally figured it out. Unless you are familiar with B square mounts, I highly suggest you read the... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2002 by M..
The RWS/Diana 54 is another well built German springer magnum. Very accurate even for target shooting, and a powerful hunter. Less than 1" groups possible upto 50-60yds with scope. Mine shoots best with 8.3gr superdomes that have enough energy for hunting at these ranges. Better marksmen can go up to 80yds for clean effective kills. For target shooting, follow thru is easy with the recoiless action. Heavy recoil (not felt by the shooter) makes a scope mount with pins and a scope stop a... (read more)