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Diana/rws 470th Vs Hw97k / Tx200?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jordanmrt, May 12, 2015.

  1. jordanmrt

    jordanmrt Member

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    hi there all,,

    anyone no anything about the diana/rws 470 TH air rifle bin saving up to upgrade from my old weihrauch been looking at the hw97k and tx200 but came across the 470TH last night cant find much about it so does anyone know what they shoot like and how handle?
  2. kt83

    kt83 Posting Addict

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    Tunbridge wells
    Hi, the Diana model 470 is designed for the export market as it is stroked, bored and sprung for FAC levels. The model 440 and 430 is designed for the UK market which is the much better choice in my opinion. This model has a fast action with minimal recoil. My own 440 TH has quite a dry action from the box that needs attention eventually, which is my only disappointment. Importantly Diana under lever rifles have a strong interceptor breech lock that the HW rifles do not possess; only a weak anti bear trap device which simply would not save your fingers in the event of something snapping under spring pressure. Also finally the latest Diana rifles come with the excellent T06 trigger mechanism. Lastly be aware Diana rifles come with a matt black metal finish that not every one will like, personally I don't mind it too much. They however do not have lots of ugly PC safety crap printed on them like Weihrauch rifles which is nice. My own Diana 440TH is in .177 and is superbly accurate, powerful and consistent.
  3. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    not far from the beacons
    can i add the 470......kin heavy!:)
  4. JD

    JD Donator

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    If buying a Diana rifle, it would'nt be a bad idea to buy from Welsh Willy and ask him to strip and lube the rifle up properly.

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