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Diana P 1000 nearly gave me a Hernia!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tombillings916, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. tombillings916

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    Tried the new Diana P 1000 today and almost ended up with a Hernia! It must be made from old Tiger tank spare parts as the weight is horrendous, you're need arms like Hulk Hogan to carry one, styling is shocking...a cross between a shotgun and an Air Rifle, incredibly ugly, you'd seriously struggle to carry this beast more than a few minutes and IMHO useless for hunting due to the weight! On the plus side very well made but at over £900 (total lunacy) I can't believe it can compete with any Pcp out there at the moment regardless of price and a massive cock up by Diana who if they want to compete with the rest of the field have got this horribly wrong. :eek:
     
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    Roughly a pound lighter than a HW97,I quite like the look of it tbh,a bit too expensive for me though
     
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    You may be right they may well have made a faux-pah or two as far as the UK market is concerned, but we have to remember that the UK market is a very small part of Diana's business. I agree, I think it's an horrendous looking thing style wise. but I tend to think that about most PCP rifles anyway.
     
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    im a die hard and long time owner of Original and Diana guns, but to be honest im not a lover of most of the styling of the current
    range of Diana rifles, with a few exceptions
     
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    I only have the one, a Diana Model 54 Airking in .22, I wanted to get a .177 but things conspired against me, anyway be that as it may, I have to admit I think it has a face that only it's mother could love, when compared with my AA TX200, but I didn't buy it for it's looks. Health issues have meant that I haven't put more than half a dozen pellets through it, but hopefully that will be resolved fairly soon, I actually bought the thing for it's weight, and that it's a side lever, which means I don't have to lift the thing off the bench to cock it if I don't want to. I think it will be very good at lobbing pellets down range, for the longer distances that I like to shoot, the .177 would have been better, but it will be a bit of fun seeing what can be done with the .22.

    In short, yes it's an ugly heavy lump of a rifle, and if I was a hunter, I wouldn't want to lug it around all day:D I must confess I don't understand Diana's sales and marketing strategy regarding the UK. I think they have brought out some lovely looking guns in their time, the model 460 Magnum Stutzen springs to mind, they then stop making that, and use the somewhat lesser model 430 for a Stutzen model??? I think that these days, Diana air rifles are built with the American market firmly in mind, nearly all of the models are well capable of exceeding the UK limits. I would still quite like a 430 Stutzen though!:)

    I would like a 460 Magnum as well, oh ah, and a..................you can see where this is going can't yer?:roflmao:
     
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    i get you icha, I own a mod 52 in .177 ( the right cal :p ) had from new in 1989, superb build quality
    and sooo accurate but also fkin heavy beast and feel in if I go out lugging it hunting as I originally
    brought it with ft in mind back in the day, would like to try the 54
     
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    And yet Hatsan with the Galatian appear to have done a much better job.

    Though I don't like that the carbines only push out 8ft/lbs according to Giles 'The Village Idiot' Clarkson from AirgunGearShow
     
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    I believe The Galation 4 is pushing out just under 12fpe but the others were a bit down on output and that was being addressed by Hatsan.

    http://www.solware.co.uk/air-pistol-air-rifle/hatsan-galatian-IV.shtml

    I really get a bit fed up with the way that bloke sucks up to the manufacturers, it's like he thinks they wont give him anything to play with if he tells the truth.
     
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