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Offline JMG

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Used RWS 34 review
« on: May 27, 2007, 12:44:13 PM »

Roald and I messed around shootin with it for a while and we both agreed it was hittin pretty hard. Or so we thought...We set up the chrony and did a 10 shot round through the chrony with .177 CPL's. Here are the numbers in order.

  • 782.9
  • 768.9
  • 763.5
  • 774.1
  • 779.7
  • 774.7
  • 774.2
  • 786.3
  • 781.5
  • 782.4

The gun has been well used is in great shape for the age it is I am guessing around 10+ years old. I think that the spring and seal are a little tired hence the lower velocities. So a spring/seal/lube is definately in its future. I am guessing these things prolly shoot in the high 800's low 900's with a good tune and spring and seal. Sure seemed like it was hittin harder than it was though....

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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2007, 03:35:58 PM »
I think they shoot around  800 w/ 7.9 grain pellets. Sounds like you got a fun project ahead of you.
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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 03:36:48 PM »
Hey, John, try some different pellets.  I've had low velocities with CPL's in some of my guns, similar to what you got, but RWS Superdomes would be close to 900 fps.  Just a thought, good luck.

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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 07:19:39 PM »
900 numbers are more on line of the 350. Check out Straight Shooters web  for results.

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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007, 01:04:43 AM »
Those are not real bad numbers John, for an RWS 34 stock as a rock air rifle..:) I think mine when I bought it was around 800 average and after breakin and tune I am close to the 850 fps mark, with RWS Superdomes 7.9gr pellets. It is a great shooter. Fantastic accuracy as well. Here is a couple pictures after I installed the rubber butt plate.

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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 03:39:00 AM »


Thanks for the replies guys. I am thinking that with a good lube tune that I will prolly pick up a little more power but not what I was expecting. I like Gene's butt pad idea and will proly spend the money on a decent buttpad when I get into the gun. I feel the gun has been used but not abused so I have a good working base to start with. It is a very nice feeling gun.. it is very comfortable to me and I am really looking forward to putting some time into it.



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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 03:43:40 AM »
John, while those #'s may be just a tad low, not by much. The spread is only 22.8 so the seal is not too terribly tired, so I wouldn't exspect alot more from a good tune. I will say that it is a keeper 10+ years old and still that consistent is very good. I think that after a tune and breakin it will be around 5, which doesn't seem like much, until you look at the targets. That's just my thoughts and I don't know much since I've just recently gotten back into airgunning,hehe.
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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 03:49:27 AM »
Gene, I just noticed the grain on your 34, ever think about letting her go naked with a oil bath,hehe. :o I know it is not Maple, but it has some real nice tiger stripe and flame paterns, unless it just looks that way in the pic. :0 but I bet it looks even better in person. 8)
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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2007, 03:57:18 AM »
I thought that would catch your eye Mike..:) When I got the two RWS 34's, one with picture you see that was made in early 90's and the new RWS 34 that I have not shown anyone yet..:) A definer difference in grain.. The newer one has pretty grain running length of stock where the older model has the grain as you say, running up and down.. I thought this was kinda peculiar myself but now that you mention it, you may be on to something here...:) Both stocks are flawless with no dings or visible marks.. Maybe some day I will try what you said and see how it comes out.. But the older one is definetly a keeper for sure..:)

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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2007, 04:05:17 AM »
Yeah it's hard to put the random orbit to work, when there are no marks on the stock and it looks sooo good as is. :0
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RE: Used RWS 34 review
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2007, 09:58:22 AM »
FWIW, just as a comparison, I'm getting 875 fps from my new RWS 34 Panther shooting 7.9 gr. Crosman Premier Super Match pellets.