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Looking for some advise from Springer Fans (oops wrong place

Postby SBD&A » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:36 pm

I'm looking for a solid hunting rifle for small game.

Alright, here's the quandry. I own a Diana 36 .177, it's about 10yrs old but is like new and prior to my owner ship had only about 500 shot through it, now it's around 2000.

I want a gun for hunting small (up to about racoon or possum size) game within 50yds. I know this gun will do it, I whacked a racoon molesting a duck (my local fish cop said no problem if it's molesting live stock or crops) two nights ago with no problem. But it just isn't as good as it could be (imo) so I'm thinking:

1. Watt's Advanced tune, Trigger rework, Full barrel shroud, and a Macarri DIY thumbhole sporter stock. I'm open to other tuners, just don't know any.

2. Buy a ProSport or Eliminator .22/.25 and add a Macarri Diy thumbhole sporter stock.

Price wise I'm in the same neighborhood ($1000 w/scope). My dilema is that I have no way to try the Prosport before purchase, but feel I would not be disappointed from what I've read. So I look to you all for advice.

Is this roughly the same animal here or am I saddly disallusioned about the Diana? Is the Diana worth the investment or will it never be as good as a Prosport or Theoben Elimonator?
Are there other options I'm over looking?

I want to stay with Springs/Gas rams, for now. End result I'm looking for is a smooth, accurate and quiet airstick for 50 yds critter dominance!

All criticism, opinions and creative thinking welcome.

Thank you all,
Brock
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:21 am

You can pick up the RX2 for about a grand with nice scope, even have a few Unmolested Ducks left over for some good pellets...and you can purchase them "anywhere" you like! :twisted: no names mentioned!

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Postby Killer-B » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:01 am

hilbilly67 wrote:You can pick up the RX2 for about a grand with nice scope, even have a few Unmolested Ducks left over for some good pellets...and you can purchase them "anywhere" you like! :twisted: no names mentioned!


Willy,

No problem here mention any dealer you want, we are not UPTIGHT a$$*oles like over on the Brown Forum.

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Re: Looking for some advise from Springer Fans (oops wrong p

Postby Bob Friesenhahn » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:54 am

SBD&A wrote:Is this roughly the same animal here or am I saddly disallusioned about the Diana? Is the Diana worth the investment or will it never be as good as a Prosport or Theoben Elimonator?
Are there other options I'm over looking?

I don't think that you should sink any money into your Diana. The ProSport or Eliminator sound good. Also consider the RX-2 which is a really solid gun for a reasonable price.

An upgrade stock will not help kill the critters any deader, and from what I have seen the ProSport and Eliminator already come with nice stocks. The RX-2 stock is good and really solid but may require a mother to love (some people love it but other's don't).

Bob

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Postby SBD&A » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:03 pm

Man you guys Kick a$$, I posted that question last January and have not had a reply until now. I had forgotten I posted here until I got the email notification. Thank you very much!! I am still looking to fill that niche. You guys have only been posting for one day here, and already answers. No wise remarks, just answers. Things are looking up.... :lol:

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Postby jds » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:06 pm

SBD&A wrote:Man you guys Kick a$$, I posted that question last January and have not had a reply until now. I had forgotten I posted here until I got the email notification. Thank you very much!! I am still looking to fill that niche. You guys have only been posting for one day here, and already answers. No wise remarks, just answers. Things are looking up.... :lol:

Brock


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Postby r5nick » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:24 pm

Killer-B wrote:
hilbilly67 wrote:You can pick up the RX2 for about a grand with nice scope, even have a few Unmolested Ducks left over for some good pellets...and you can purchase them "anywhere" you like! :twisted: no names mentioned!


Willy,

No problem here mention any dealer you want, we are not UPTIGHT a$$*oles like over on the Brown Forum.

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Postby GWH craig » Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:03 pm

if i had the money... i would prolly buy an rx-2. but im gunna get a rws 350. i also like their side lever 48,52 and 54. althghotu i have only shot the 48.. they are all similar except for the non recoil of the 54...

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