Just ordered one! thanks for the info. What pellets does it like?
guys i have crosman silicone chamber oil. is it good for lubing this gun? or i need different one?
Are you sure you had loaded a pellet and didn't dry fire it? Does the RWS manual recommend 3 drops?
BTW, as of at least yesterday, that Cabela's deal is gone for the .177's.
Quote from: Stinger177 on January 24, 2019, 10:27:33 AM BTW, as of at least yesterday, that Cabela's deal is gone for the .177's.Still shows $150 today:https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1979675Must resist...........must resistI stand corrected. I was using the link from the beginning of this topic.Must resist, yes.
BTW, as of at least yesterday, that Cabela's deal is gone for the .177's.Still shows $150 today:https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=1979675Must resist...........must resist
BTW.... I've been resisting that Cabelas deal for a long time but I think I'm finally reaching my breaking point. Just checked and the .177 is in fact back in stock.......Jeff
QuoteAre you sure you had loaded a pellet and didn't dry fire it? Does the RWS manual recommend 3 drops?No, I definitely did not dry fire it. First of all, I know better than to do that. Second, I had fired into a piece of 3/8" plywood and it definitely hit with an almighty THWACK. I waited until well after the police had circled the block a few times and went and checked the plywood. The pellet had gone through it.My bottle of RWS Air Chamber Oil states to put 2 drops directly into the chamber (yeah, I put three, but I don't think that would have done it).The email I received from Hector stated the proper procedure for oiling the chamber.Specifically, he states in the email Putting oil into compression chambers is an art.I won't go into details here, but consider:1.- Dianas have the transfer port drilled at an angle. If you put oil into the gun through the port with the gun standing up, the oil will end up poodling in the hole in the seal.2.- If the rifle is not actioned a few times before setting out to rest, then the oil has no chance of going to where it needs to go.3.-If excess oil is not allowed to flow OUT through the muzzle by standing the gun downwards, then the oil will stay where it shouldn't be. Step number three is the part that I didn't do.I honestly don't think that letting it sit cocked overnight is an extreme amount of time. Weeks, months, yes, but seriously, overnight? Come on.
Glad you asked that Tom. I was afraid someone might make that assumption. Although Hector laid out the procedure, at the end of the email he said "don't do that again!".In hindsight I don't see a reason to oil them from the port side. Lubing/grease from behind the seal toward and over the spring is fine. Make sure your new gun needs it first though.