Looking at RWS34 or any springer

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    Point1Seven
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    Looking to get a decent Springer, was looking to get RWS 34 clone from Mike at flyingdragon. I own a pcp from him and its beyond accurate and I know all about who they are. My question is should I get one of these clones or save up and buy like a TX200 or LGV or something. I’m a PCP guy but I’d like to have a quality Springer. I have a beeman that’s awesome but it eats scopes and that’s a whole different thread lol. I want something new though and need opinions on what their experience is. 

    I plan to use mainly for plinking and small game hunting. I usually shoot pcp so most of my trigger time will be here and there. I dont want high power just accurate. 

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    crittahitta
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    I have a rws 34 in 22 cal and love that gun. Easy to cock and extremely accurate. I would never get rid of it. Cant go wrong. I also have a TX200 in 177. Love it but it is very very heavy. Im a relatively strong guy but i cant shoot it off hand due to the weight. So for small game hunting ….no way for me. I was actually thinking of getting rid of it because I really only shoot my pcp now. I would go for the rws 34 if i was you. Much easier to handle. Good luck.

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    Point1Seven
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    Thanks crittahitta ! Exactly what I needed to know ! Appreciate it

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    intenseaty22
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    I absolutely love my LGV. It’s a 1/2” at 30 yards in .177. It is heavy, but that works to it’s advantage. It’s threaded and I have put a Donny FL Koi on it. Tamed it down to 12fpe. The barrel has positive locking mechanism that is solid like a tank. There is no concern with barrel droop and it’s easier to load than a fixed barrel. 
    That being said, I’m looking forward to owning a TX200 in .22 when I can swing it. 

    Check out the threads below. “What’s all the fuss about” was my research before I bought it. 

    Good luck

    [url]https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/intenseaty22s-walther-lgv-master-pro-177/[/url]

    [url]https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/lgv-what-is-all-the-fuss-about/[/url]
     

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    EMrider
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    RWS34 is an excellent springer and should give you decades of service.  No need to buy a clone either as they are a bargain and can be found inexpensively with a little looking around.  Walmart was recently selling them for about $175-180.  I was very tempted, but have too many guns already and need to thin the herd.

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    c_m_shooter
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    The 34 is a good gun, but don't overlook a HW95 or 50.

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    Ashdon
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    I have the lgu as intenseaty22 said it is a heavy gun and follow up shots if needed are a bit slower trying to get my short fat finger in the loading chamber. I do huff it around outside to shoot. Your a young guy you can handle it.

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    Point1Seven
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    Lol ! I appreciate the feedback guys, the only reason I plan to buy a clone is because I enjoy Mikes items and he gives better customer service than anyone I have delt with. I asked a guy who owns an RWS if there is any difference in Mikes and he said not at all. To be honest I dont have to even have name brand as long as I can count on it and my experience with Mikes products is my Sentry is my ONLY pcp so far that hasn’t broke yet and I shoot it relentlessly lol. I appreciate it guys I think Ill grab up a 34 but I saw guys saying they tamed it to 12ftlbs I would LOVE to have it at 12ftlbs is that easy to do or no? 

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    intenseaty22
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    My PCPs are Kalibrgun and Taipan. Why? Because the dealer (Charlie Frear) is local to me and he has the absolute best customer service. So, yeah, I totally understand. 
    Generally speaking, Sringers are not very hard to work on. Some less than others. The TX200 and the LGV are very easy. 
    Look around for a Vortek or Jim Maccari kit for your specific gun. Check on YouTube for instructional videos on how to do it. 

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    intenseaty22
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    [url]https://www.pyramydair.com/s/a/Vortek_Tune_Kit_12_FPE_fits_Diana_RWS_34_Air_Rifle/7968[/url]

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    spysir
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    Well if you like dealing with Mike ( I have for years)  and it seems you like what power you can get,

    grab an XS28M.

     THE only magnum spring I have enjoyed shooting straight from Mike ( out of the box whatever) is the 28M.  Outstanding trigger, it did NOT care how you held it, outstanding groups. Less "recoil" than a well tuned RWS48 , more power and a better trigger – than the T-05-, smooth easy cocking.  Lot's of contradictions exposed shooting that rifle.

     Looks darn nice in person also!

     

     

     I would also agree with the TX being a bit heavy for long hunts, havent tried the others mentioned.

     

     You'll love a 28!

     

    John

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    shot 15.9g JSB right at 900fps for 28+fpe and about the same firing as a stock 34.

    Anything with Mikes full tune is good.

     

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    Skillet
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    Recently took delivery of a MM tuned XS-25  (34 clone) in .22.

    solid 15 fp rifle, Hobbies=790 fps, FFTs @ 705. Quite accurate, had a spare, cheap 2-7x Powerline scope to put on it. 

    Hundreds of shots later, still holding zero. These are a decent value, Mike does the 2-screw trigger mod and sets the pull near perfect.

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    craigil
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    I've got two model 34's. One is pushing 27 years old and still shoots like new. Not knocking beeman tho. I got an off the shelf chinese beeman on a whim, and while it bucks too much for a scope to bepractical, is the open sight bargain of the century. Really made a believer out of me. I've been dead set on procuring one of their higher quality models ever since.

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    1BadDart
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      I have a 34 in .177 and love it, mine came from Midway USA and was listed as a blem. IIRC it was $234 shipped. It was dry as a bone so after trying synthetic chamber oil and spring oil I tore it down and installed a full power Vortek spring kit. Money well spent IMO. One of these days I'll have a 34 in .22.

     

    MRod I sent you a PM.

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    Point1Seven
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    Thanks guys , I may honesty trade my one pcp for a decent underlever if I can. I really want an underlever but the rws 34 seems like such a proven platform. I think the cool factor of a underlever will be more enticing but I wouldn’t pass on a 34 if it was the right time.. hmmmm decisions decisions 

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    JohnL57
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    Bear in mind that any underlever will be quite a bit heavier than a break barrel. Most of the underlever guns weigh in at 8-8.5 lbs without a scope. I think the RWS 34 or HW 95/R9 are great balances of weight to power.

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    MadMike
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    I too have one of Mike's flying dragon XS-25s in .22, with his full tune , trigger work and great stock finish. Really a great gun and freaking amazing trigger once he works his magic.

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    MadMike
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    I also have a tx 200 . Comparing the two would be like comparing apples and orangutans. They don't  compare. You can't go wrong with either one,  but they are  for two totally different purposes. I had one of the first gen. Talons ( my only experience with pcps), but i prefer the simplicity of a good springer. 

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    alex2865
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    im pickg up a xsico b26-2 in 177 tuned with a thumbhole stock.cant wait.ill be sellg it soon because i want to upgrade my mrod.alex

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    iguanero
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    For starting out the mod.34 .22 is a great gun . The thing will leave jaw hanging with its accuracy . Also consider Wierauch  springers porche of the airvun world .

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