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★★★★☆

“I recently picked up a new Model 24, in .177 cal., for...”

Written on: 14/08/2010 by Dehouser (11 reviews written)

I recently picked up a new Model 24, in .177 cal., for plinking/target shooting in the garage. I had initially decided to buy an HW30, but poor availability and a great price on the 24 swayed me. Rather than the standard 24, mine is the Compact model, with a barrel only about 14" in length. This makes for a very shouldering, and produces an overall pleasing feeling when handling the gun. This 24 sports the TO5 trigger, adjustable for travel but not weight. I had heard some grumblings about… Read Full Review

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“i was just handed down this amazing gun yesterday i...”

Written on: 03/08/2010

i was just handed down this amazing gun yesterday i have had no rpoblems with it its is 44 years old well that is when he said he got it and i have no firing problems mine has an iron sight with actual metal and trigger is metal i found it very light also with little to no recoil… Read Full Review

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“brought this diana mod 24 3 days ago and already i...”

Written on: 30/05/2010

brought this diana mod 24 3 days ago and already i feel like billy the kid we set sites and carnt miss with it so that says it all for me. no recoil as i call it nice 177 air rifle its a must have in my eyes or people can go and buy that rubish whats being sold as rubbish or go and buy a quality brand such as diana. webley. bsa.ect any way they are my thoughts thanks for reading smithy… Read Full Review

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“I just purchased this air rifle.It has a fine finish...”

Written on: 13/05/2010

I just purchased this air rifle.It has a fine finish to the stock that feels great in the hands.Out of the box it is a tack driver to 20 yds after putting approx.300 pellets through it.Lubrication seems to be fine while it shoots and cocks very quietly.Only one negitive point noticed so far (very negitive in my book however), the saftey doesn't engage but my local dealer has promised to replace the entire rifle with a new one. Hard to beat that kind of service… Read Full Review

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“Would be a 5 star gun if not for the super thin blade...”

Written on: 24/04/2010

Would be a 5 star gun if not for the super thin blade front sight. Does anyone make a fiber optic or thicker painted front sight. If not, I guess a 4X or so scope is in my future… Read Full Review

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“The best upgrade is switching to a R-7 Macarri spring...”

Written on: 20/08/2009

The best upgrade is switching to a R-7 Macarri spring and a new Apex seal.All RWS + Diana's come bone dry lube wise from the factory! This needs to be rectified. Either velocity tar or moly and reassemble. Polish the inside of the compression tube . Use foot length piece of 3/8 hardwood dowel with a slot sawed in an inch on the end then insert a 3" piece of emery cloth folded double put the unit in a cordless drill and polish away. The cocking slot needs the attention of a small jeweler's… Read Full Review

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Written on: 12/04/2010

I found this review not helpful because... it wasn't a review
<br/>It was a "how to"

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★★★★★

“ The Diana Model 24 .177 cal has excellent accuracy”

Written on: 08/07/2009 by nels72 (1 review written)

The Diana Model 24 .177 cal has excellent accuracy… Read Full Review

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“ I bought this Diana Model 24 .177 cal gun with...”

Written on: 06/05/2009 by fadziddin (1 review written)

I bought this Diana Model 24 .177 cal gun with 0.22cal version. After minor adjustment, it shots great right from the box. Good gun for the first timers and the accuracy is excellent… Read Full Review

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“I have one of the model 24s and am quite pleased with...”

Written on: 12/10/2007 by zigzag488 (1 review written)

I have one of the model 24s and am quite pleased with it. Was just wondering if a stronger piston
Spring can be purchased?… Read Full Review

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“I have a Diana model 24 in .22 caliber. The only...”

Written on: 16/09/2007 by seabass (1 review written)

I have a Diana model 24 in .22 caliber. The only reason i bought this was because i needed a gun to tied me over for the summer while i saved up for a model 52. I bought it thinking that it would be good for 30 yards max but i was wrong. I can get 3/4 inch groupings at 30 yards and i can hit a pop can almost every time at 60 yards, today i was shooting popcans at 75 yards and i was hitting them probably every other time, that is amazing for a gun that shoots under 500 feet per second. My gun… Read Full Review

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“I just got a Diana 24 .177 cal a few months ago and I...”

Written on: 29/03/2006 by THE DUSTER200 (15 reviews written)

I just got a Diana 24 .177 cal a few months ago and I love it!! It's the most accurate air rifle I own. It basicly aims itself. From 30 yards as soon as the tip of the front sight touches the target I pull the trigger and I hit right on. I can accurately plink walnuts from about 25 yards. I haven't tried from further.

The Diana 24 is a very smooth shooter right out of the box. It has decent power at about 600fps with crosman 7.9 gr pellets. It has enough power for small game hunting and… Read Full Review

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Mad Dog's Response to THE DUSTER200's Review

Written on: 27/06/2006

To get rid of that rear sight, try the Beeman Sport Aperture. Makes the rifle even more accurate and it works great with the front sight. HTH,
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<br>Mad Dog

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★★★★★

“I got my Diana Model 24 air rifle after realising that...”

Written on: 05/11/2005 by justinjfrancis (2 reviews written)

I got my Diana Model 24 air rifle after realising that all those Canadian tire models (Crosman, Back Packer and such) just couldn't match in quality and accuracy.

I'm always concerned about the plastic parts, especially in cold weather. They are made of good solid engineering plastic, but I still take extra precautions to not damage it.

So far I've had no problems at all. It's been 3 months and I've put about 2750 individual pellets through it, trying to improve my accuracy for a local… Read Full Review

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The Duster200's Response to justinjfrancis's Review

Written on: 18/01/2006

Some times in cold weather if you don't take enough consecutive shots the piston head can get cold and crack. Causing blow by and not much power. My Diana 24 is accurate out to 30 yards and farther. From 30 yards I can hit walnuts with just the iron sights. It's a great rifle good quality and pretty powerful at about 600fps.

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Mad Dog's Response to justinjfrancis's Review

Written on: 27/06/2006

If you're going to shoot it in competition, try the Beeman Sport Aperture sight, it's a great sight upgrade for the 24.
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<br>Mad Dog

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“I would gladly pay more for the Diana Model 24 .177...”

Written on: 24/06/2005 by Airgunfun (3 reviews written)

I would gladly pay more for the Diana Model 24 .177 cal if Diana would manufacture steel sights, trigger etc., instead of using plastic parts. These parts are breakable and they cheapen what is otherwise a quality rifle. After my .22 calibre Model 24 was nicely broken in, I achieved unbelievable accuracy. At 495 fps there is good punch, very little recoil and low noise. Great for starlings and doesn't disturb the neighbours. I mounted a 6X Bushnell fixed power scope and it stays put on the… Read Full Review

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The Duster200's Response to Airgunfun's Review

Written on: 16/08/2005

I don't have a Diana 24 but I have an idea of what could be happening. When you cock the rifle the cocking arm pushes the spring and piston back there is a small cocking arm attached to the big one which locks behind a pin on the trigger to keep the spring and piston cocked. When the trigger is pulled it lets go of that small cocking arm letting the spring and piston thrust forward thus shooting your pellet. Maybe the small cocking arm is bent and hooks behind the little pin a bit too much still letting you pull the trigger but not letting it go. I have a .22 cal break barrel mendoza air rifle that had that problem and I fixed it. That was the only blooper that I had. Diana airguns are very easy to take apart especially the 24 and you should be able to fix it yourself. Or if you read this post in time tell your gunsmith about this post and see what he thinks. Just my 2 cents.

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Seabass's Response to Airgunfun's Review

Written on: 16/09/2007

Hey, my 24 also does that once in a while not every 5 shots though, for mine to stop doing this i just pulled the barrel all the way back until it could go no more and still put a little pressure on it and that should work, sometimes i think that the trigger just doesn't catch sometimes if you don't pull it back all the way. Hope this helps, later.

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Starling Death's Response to Airgunfun's Review

Written on: 03/01/2007

I&#039;m considering buying a 24 in .22 as a hunting rifle if i ever get the chance for serious private land hunting. How is the trigger? It says its a match type trigger as opposed to my "second set type". The plastic parts make me grimace, but i can tolerate it if it feels better than my sand-in-blowdryer model 20 trigger. Plus the auto safety is a huge plus in my eyes.
<br/>As for a hunting caliber, .22 is the way to go. Greater energy transfer and a larger wound tract, in addition to being able to carry that energy further. The pellets can cost up to twice as much, making it much better suited to hunting. A note here, don't go by the fps rating as a measurement of power when comparing different calibers. A bigger/smaller caliber means different pellet weights, which means velocity becomes useless nest to each other. .22 pellets are almost twice as heavy, but not nearly twice as slow. This is another reason .22 is a better hunting caliber- better efficiency. We can assume they use the lightest pellets at the chrono, and with that in mind here is the aproximate muzzle energy for each caliber.
<br/>.177 (with a Raptor pellet) 2.78 ftlbs.
<br/>.22 (RWS Hobby) 5 ftlbs
<br/>As you can see, the energy is almost doubled. Another two myths i&#039;d like to dispel, that the Raptor pellets are more powerful and that .22 is more accurate. Firstly, Raptor pellets are less powerful due to the light weight. For the same reason a .22 is more efficient than a .177, Raptor pellets are too light to develop full power from an airgun. in most guns, a heavier pellet means more energy from that gun (the exception being springers, which prefer pellets on the light side [still not raptors!!]). The claim is made to appeal to the people that rate a gun by its velocity. Velocity is meaningless next to muzzle energy. When comparing guns in a different class. Second thing that makes Raptors bad, is their increased velocity means they go too fast in Magnum airguns (>~850) which destabilizes the pellet and destroys any hint of accuracy. Even in lower velocity airguns, what would be the point in spending some $3 for a pack of 100? Unfourtunately, airguns are unlike powderburners in the sense that higher velocity does not equate to higher penetration. Only pellet shape, alloy, and weight determine that. Lastly, no caliber is inherently more accurate than another. accuracy can fluctuate only if the barrel manufaturers differ. For example, imagine lothar Walther stopped making barrels in .22 and hired a third rate company to take over. in this situation, Lothar makes a high quality .177 while supplying low quality .22 barrels. Since the makers of the calibers differ, so does the accuracy. Only in a situation like this can a caliber be more accurate. Nothing makes any caliber more accurate than the other (the only exception being a pellet going too fast, like using a raptor in a magnum airgun). Hope that shed a little light.

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Aim2Please's Response to Airgunfun's Review

Written on: 29/11/2006

I would recommend the .22 cal over the Diana .177 when hunting vermin, especially if there is only 55 fps difference.

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Loadedxxx's Response to Airgunfun's Review

Written on: 04/09/2006

You get 495 fps with .22 cal? It says 430fps for .22cal. for killing very small game, is .22cal better than .177 even if .22 goes at 430fps vs .177 at 495fps?

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The Duster200's Response to Airgunfun's Review

Written on: 18/08/2005

Glad to hear your rifle is working ok. The Diana 24 is a great rifle. Especially in full power! That sounds like some trigger tun that you did! Hair triggers are always nice. Well if you have any questions just ask away.

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Airgunfun's Response to Airgunfun's Review

Written on: 17/08/2005

Thanks for the info DUSTER200.
<br>The gunsmith in Vernon could not figure it out so I went back to it myself, starting from square one.
<br>After much experimentation I finally put a weaker spring between the sear-trigger? assembly and I have not had a problem with it not firing (200 shots so far).
<br>Mind you,I now have a hair trigger (about 1 pound pull or less) but even greater accuracy.
<br>I'm going to keep your info on file just in case my Model 24 acts up again.

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★★★☆☆

“The Diana Model shoots well, but it is not durable and...”

Written on: 12/08/2004 by shaziz (1 review written)

The Diana Model shoots well, but it is not durable and it falls apart fast when I got mine 1 week after I got screws for the barrel fell out and they cost a lot to replace. I was treating the gun very well… Read Full Review

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Mad Dog's Response to 165575_shaziz's Review

Written on: 15/09/2004

I have to disagree with the reviewer, my M24 has been nothing if not durable, accurate and easy to keep in good working order. On any spring piston airgun, the recoil and vibration will cause screws to loosen, namely the stock screws. They should be checked for tightness as a regular part of maintanence. As for them being expensive to replace, I replaced both of the stock screws on mine for less than one dollar! Any and all airguns require some sort of maintanence, and the tightening and checking of all screws should be a part of that schedule. My M24 continues to exede my expectations of accuracy and quality even after thousands of rounds. If you did no maintanece on your car, would you expect it to function properly? I didn't think so. It is not what you are doing to the rifle, it is what you are not doing.

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★★★★★

“I read a lot about Diana rifles and wanted one, so I...”

Written on: 11/07/2004 by kmillard (34 reviews written)

I read a lot about Diana rifles and wanted one, so I got a Diana Model 24 .177 cal and I tell you, you should all get one too! It's just the greatest break barrel ever, very well made once you set the sites up its awesome. I even hit the cap on a Pepsi bottle at 10 meters without a problem and at just over 30 meters I still hit a Pepsi bottle and the pellet went right in no problems. My most difficult targets to hit next are little green army men, I am going to give these a try and see how far… Read Full Review

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Pedro11's Response to kmillard's Review

Written on: 26/07/2004

Couldn´t agree more. I have a Diana 24 with a scope and hit pepsi-caps from 20-25 meters distance. A great riffle.

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Mad Dog's Response to kmillard's Review

Written on: 15/09/2004

520fps is a reasonable expectation from this rifle. I have it in .22 and it is rated 430fps. Although lighter pellets may increase your speed, I have tried the 14gr Gamo match and they seem to fly a bit faster with good accuracy.

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Pedro11's Response to kmillard's Review

Written on: 27/07/2004

You claim it’s very fast - I don’t really know for sure but it feels like it’s around 7-800 fps. On Diana´s homepage they claim that it has 175 meters pr. sec. or 700 fps which is quite inconsistent; the 175 meter pr.sec should give only around 520 fps, but on the other hand 700 fps gives around 213 meters pr. sec. Does anyone now what the real fps (or meter pr. sec.) is for this model .177 cal.?

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