Reply To: Need your springer advice!!
The Diana’s that have the recoil reduction system can be shot accurate because of that. The 54 Air King for instance (the most powerful one) is advertised 18 Ft/lbs, but you know just as good as I do, that in reality that’s a hell of a lot less.
But I have owned and shot a lot of magnum springers, and the recoil is just too much. Even if you hold it consistently each time. It’s just a matter of physics. With a gas ram, maybe, or with the Diana recoilless system, but springs torque the rifle with each shot in a slightly different angle so it’s just physically not possible. I dare someone to prove me wrong here. I guess our definition of accurate is different, but that probably has something to do with the fact that I’m a competition shooter. I expect a PCP rifle to be able to shoot these kind of groups at 50 yards, otherwise it’s not up to my personal standards. With my Diana 340 I’m able to shoot 1/2″ groups also at that range.
But again, and I can’t stress that enough, that’s what I expect from a rifle. If it can’t do that, it’s not a gun for me.