Written on: 24/08/2012
Just got my hands on a Diana Mod 52 Carbine. Fanatastic! I have shot many normal 52s, great guns. Tortured myself over going for the carbine. I had never handled one, only saw it on Web. Took the plunge, ordered it and it finally arrived. From the moment I opened the box it was love at first sight. Standard 52s seemed too heavy for me, but the carbine is beautifully balanced, the feel totally belies its weight. I have a FAC and I am so taken with the gun I want to tune it to 25 ftlbs and... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2010
For spring guns, it doesn't get better than this. The quality of the gun is almost perfect enough to marry and take to bed! It is a beautiful air rifle. The recoil system RWS created takes almost all the recoil out of the gun, a little girl can shoot it comfortably all afternoon. There are only three things I would change. 1). Offer it with a gas piston rather than the spring. Gas pistons can be left cocked with no loss of power, and the need to cock the rifle when I'm hunting has on... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2010
I am new to high end air guns and the RWS 52 (.177) is the only one I have. But that said, it's a pretty nice setup. I tried an old Weaver scope but it was in constant need of adjustment. I bought an airmax by Hawke and that solved the issue. But the RWS scope mount needs to be mounted carefully. The first time I mounted it, I could not keep it sighted in and the POI kept moving. I removed the whole thing, and then carefully re-mounted the mount and scope which seems to have solved the... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2010
I've been using air rifles to control vermin on my farm for over 30 years and the "52" is the best air rifle i have owned. it is absolutly exactly the best hunting air rifle money can buy, it's a mans gun but so what, if you are a wimp buy a pcp !! Any eejit can hit a bulls eye when there is no recoil, takes skill to know your weapon intimately, to know how to handle her in any situation, "this is my rifle, there are many others like it, but this one is mine" PCP = no skill, easy peasy, my... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2010
First off the rifle quality is incredible and so is the accuracy.Some people feel its heavy but to me it feels like holding onto an M1 Garand.Real men should'nt complain about the weight just use it to your advantage.When you cock it dont yank on the lever like a gorilla and snap something but plant the butt on a firm part of your body and use a nice consistent, controlled downward pull. Also load the pellet with the barrel horizontal or slightly down.Some people load with the barrel... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2010
yes this is a heavy gun, however the tremendous power and accuracy make up for the heft. The side lever cocking and effort are awesome. I would recommend .22 cal to harness its power. I got the scope package with the RWS scope and it works great and is nice and clear. Just sighted it in yesterday and was over shooting the target and discovered it was tearing up a sappling about 15yds behind it. Im very pleased. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2009 by DVA (1 review written)
The RWS/Diana Model 52is an excellent air rifle.High power, accurate and very very reliable.
Written on: 27/04/2008
I have had this air gun now for over a year and had a chance to compare it to 4 other air rifles I own 2 of those being other RWS air guns, 1 a Weihrauch 25 cal. and the other a Hammerli X2. The RWs guns all give a good solid feel and smooth action when handling and cocking and the model 52 is especially noteworthy for its smoothness in this catagory. Loading it is easy for my big fingers especially with the 22 cal. pellets. It is the most accurate of all my air guns and holds well with all... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2008 by aeroqst (5 reviews written)
I have had this air gun for almost 2 years now and have found it to be the most accurate of the 5 I own. At a measured 53 yards it will consistently put pellets in a woodpecker hole. I really like the Beeman Trophy pellets for shooting in all my airguns as well as the domed type. they have great speed and are flat tragectoried with plenty of energy left at 53 yards to knock chunks of wood loose from the woodpecker tree. The model 52 is reasonably light and short giving it a nice quick... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2008
This gun is the best I have, it has lots of power and all my Swedish friends think it is a good gun. It's very heavy but still a good rifle. (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2007 by victorykingpin (2 reviews written)
So far i am pleased with this rifle. Shoots very well, handles well, looks good also. You can't go wrong in either .177 or .22. The only bad thing about these they are addictive. Shoot often and shoot safe (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2006 by dellboy1112002 (1 review written)
The Diana 52 is the best airgun I ever had, I had tryed tuneing all my guns, Weihrauch hw85, hw80, hw77. I also had Diana mod 34 and a few other springers but nothing came close to the 32f/pounds I got from the Diana 52, this gun is made to shoot long distance. I had a lucky shot one day when I took my sons mate with me I took a rabbit out in one at 110 yards, this gun can be so powerful I had to detune it! It was breaking the sound barrier with a huge crack from the pellet, I tryed using... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2004 by CountryKid83 (5 reviews written)
With the Diana Model 52 gun and a good scope (at least 9x, I use 12) you should be able to hit a 3.5"x5" target at 50yrds. Every time. Great gun, would recommend it to any young adult. (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2003 by tavy (2 reviews written)
I bought my .22 RWS/Diana Model 52 over 10 years ago and it is surely testament to this gun that not only RWS are still churning them out but also the Chinese as the B22! In my view it is still one of the finest airguns ever made, including all the springer's, pcp's etc. Yes it is heavy but once you get used to handling it that becomes secondary. Same with the recoil; it's marked to the inexperienced but once you master it this gun becomes immense fun! Why others haven't copied the side... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2003 by Ryan.
When I first got this rifle, I went through many pellets and changed many scopes. I finally broke down and put the "anti-scope-creep" RWS mount and a BSA air rifle scope on the thing. I am very glad that I made this investment, as it finally represented the potential of this gun. This thing is soooo fun to squirrel hunt with!
Ryan (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2003 by Cazzidy.
This rifle is a real classic and I still don't understand why we have no more modern sporters with side lever cocking made by other manufacturers! This one has a lot of cocking stroke "leverage" indeed! Can be very accurate (mine is .177) even in full power FAC form. The trigger blade position is "off" in relation to the grip shape: it should be more curved back (or the grip should be more vertical)! And it does not absolutely have to be made of plastic...
The over all stock is acceptable... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2003 by skunkworks.
I have owned my RWS 52 for 9 years and use almost exclusively for hunting squirrel. This is a serious adult air rifle with tremendous power. My rifle had some power problems early on but was corrected under the lifetime warranty by the manufactuer. With the new main spring RWS installed the rifle chronographed a true 1100+ fps with a 7.9 gr pellet. This is no target rifle but the power and accuracy is adequate to reliably take squirrel and rabbit at ranges out to 45 yards. If you intend... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2003 by Mike.
I've had the 52 for two years now and use it only for hunting pests around the property. It has lots of power at around 1000 fps. Beeman Kodiacs will take down most small pests such as rabbits, squirells, and pigeons. It does have two great weaknesses: First is the recoil. I've gone through 3 Bushnell Banner scopes and finally bought a Trophy last year. The scope ended up being more than the gun. The 52's recoil just tears the scopes to shreds. The other weakness is the weight. I also have a... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2003 by Rattso.
The RWS/Diana Model 52 air rifle is generally okay. Good power and accuracy. However it would be better if the rifle felt more balanced in the hand. There can also be difficulties in mounting a scope due to vibration - the mounts tend to slide to the rear - a `one mount piece' with a stopper of some kind is a must. (read more)
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