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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
You have a better gun than I do, Vladimir. I looked up your rifle, and it's a fine looking piece. I have an RWS Diana Model 34 in .177 caliber. It's a fairly plain jane rifle, but it is a precise shooter for a spring-air, with an advertised muzzle velocity of 1,000 fps. If I had seen yours when I was buying, I might have bought that instead. The high end airguns are not popular in the USA, so it's difficult to find a store where you can look at them. I didn't buy mine for competition because, as I said, my eyes are not good enough anymore, so I left it with the open sights it came with. I bought it because I had a backyard rabbit population which wouldn't go away. I killed a few (when my wife was not home to yell at me) and I guess the others took the hint and went elsewhere. Problem solved, and now the rifle sits in my gun safe unused.
When I was competing in the Marine Corps, my eyes were so good I could actually see a .45ACP bullet leaving the muzzle of my pistol. I'm in a pretty good state of tune for an old guy, but I have to say, I miss the eyesight of my youth more than anything else.
...Just did some looking around on that link, and then looking up the rifles used... The FWB P70 is a beautiful rifle. The Steyr LG100ZM is impressive also, but both are way out of my price range for guns designed for such a narrow purpose. The only gun I accept to be ugly is the Glock model 22 in .40 caliber my department gave me, just because it's a professional's gun, perfectly suited for its intended use.
Last edited by chuckwilmot; Oct 21st, 2007 at 5:41 pm.