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RWS Model 48 .177 Beech

RWS Model 48 .177 Beech
 
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$409.00
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SKU R-216-6200
Manufacturer RWS
Market price $533.93
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High Power, Side Cocking, Spring Rifle, TO6 Trigger

 

Solid Shooting Platform
Very Powerful

Not for the faint hearted, the Model 48 RWS Diana air rifle is impressive in both performance and appearance. Its tremendous power is generated by a robust spring piston power plant cocked by a side lever action that shoots .177 caliber pellets up to 1100 feet per second (.22 up to 900 fps, and .22 up to 851 fps). The substantial one-piece stock allows for comfortable offhand shooting and the precision rifled, fixed barrel system is loaded via the sliding breech opening. Other features of the RWS 48 include an adjustable trigger, adjustable rear sight, and automatic safety. Available in .177, .22 caliber.

Technical Data for the RWS Model 48:

Total Weight 8.2 lbs
Overall Length 42.1"
Stock Ambidextrous
Sights Open
Mounting Method 11mm Rail
Caliber .177, .22
Cocking Method Side Lever
Cocking Effort Hard
Recoil Rating Heavy
Power Plant Spring Piston
Shot Capacity Single Shot

 

Caliber
Velocity fps
Muzzle Energy
.177
818-1074
13-18 fpe

 

 

Our Take - RWS Model 48

Velocity Test Results for the RWS Model 48

Straight Shooters Use Score
Plinking
Target Shooting
Pest Control
Hunting
4
4
5
5

The Model 48 supermagnum rifle has been discussed quite a bit in articles as well as on the chat forums. Opinions of this gun are all over the board. One of the most commonly debated features of the 48 is it's velocity level. Actually RWS does not put much in their literature about velocity measurements and most of what is written is from individual shooters testing a few pellets here and there. These velocity tests will provide some accurate information on this rifle's velocity.

It is sometimes difficult to compare airguns because airgun models are designed and built with different market segments in mind. There are entry level airguns, of course, and after that there are airguns for target shooting, field target competition, 10 meter match shooting, plinking, pest control and hunting. In many cases, the 48 gets compared to airguns that are quite a bit more expensive. That is probably not fair to the 48, but happens nevertheless.

Actually there aren't many airguns that match it's power and performance at it's price-point. It is probably most commonly used as an all-around general plinking gun while serving additional duty as a pest control and hunting airgun. While it may not have the fit and finish and smoothness of some of the more expensive airguns, it is a good performer with lots of power and respectable accuracy. Because of its power level, it does require some practice to become familiar with it's motion and recoil which is the case with all supermagnum airguns.

We find that the 48 shoots with good accuracy and tons of power. It's performance is very good for it's price-point and will give a shooter a very good value for their dollar. Check out the numbers and we're sure you will find this rifle to your liking.


.177 Caliber Pellets
Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
FTT Green Lead Free
5.56
5.80
1239
20
1013
13
846
9
668
6
.013
Baracuda Green Lead Free
6.48
6.60
1141
19
966
14
817
10
648
6
.013
Super-H-Point
6.90
7.10
1094
19
921
13
767
9
586
5
.011
R10 Lite
7.00
7.00
1083
18
888
12
718
8
517
4
.009
Hobby
7.00
7.10
1104
19
898
13
724
8
522
4
.009
Meisterkugeln Pistol
7.00
7.00
1075
18
899
13
739
9
551
5
.010
Silver Bear
7.10
7.00
1075
18
899
13
739
9
551
5
.010
Meisterkugeln Pistol
7.00
6.90
1075
18
884
12
715
8
515
4
.009
H&N Match HS
7.56
7.30
1039
18
879
13
726
9
541
5
.010
Premier Lite
7.90
7.90
1050
19
930
15
809
12
662
8
.015
JSB Express
7.90
7.90
1014
18
907
14
792
11
649
7
.015
JSB Predator
8.00
8.20
989
18
869
14
741
10
579
6
.012
H&N Match
8.18
8.30
1003
19
869
14
730
10
559
6
.011
SuperPoint
8.20
8.20
1029
19
860
14
698
9
503
5
.009
R10 Heavy
8.20
8.20
1036
20
877
14
725
10
540
5
.010
Meisterlugeln Rifle
8.20
8.30
1031
20
875
14
723
10
538
5
.010
SuperDome
8.30
8.20
1035
20
888
14
745
10
569
6
.011
JSB Exact
8.44
8.40
983
18
890
15
786
12
652
8
.016
Silver Sting
8.61
8.40
984
18
819
13
652
8
450
4
.008
Spitzkugel
8.64
8.00
1006
18
860
13
712
9
531
5
.010
Field Target Trophy (FTT)
8.64
8.60
990
19
890
15
780
12
639
8
.015
Field Target Special (FTS)
8.64
8.60
986
19
892
15
788
12
653
8
.016
FTS Double Gold
8.80
8.70
970
18
856
14
731
12
572
6
.012
Crow Magnum
8.80
8.10
978
19
881
16
773
12
634
8
.015
Super Mag
9.30
9.30
938
18
815
14
679
10
506
5
.010
Kodiak Double Gold
1019
10.40
879
18
809
15
721
12
599
8
.016
JSB Exact Heavy
10.34
10.30
886
18
843
16
787
14
706
11
.028
Baracuda Hunter
10.34
10.50
899
19
846
17
778
14
683
11
.023
Premier Heavy
10.50
10.50
899
19
856
17
800
15
720
12
.029
Kodiak Match
10.65
10.50
897
19
814
16
714
12
578
8
.014
Kodiak
10.65
10.10
904
18
833
16
746
13
627
9
.017
Silver Arrow
11.57
11.50
832
18
760
15
669
11
542
8
.014
JSB Monster
13.43
13.30
779
18
737
16
679
14
595
10
.022
Baracuda Magnum
16.36
15.60
603
13
558
11
495
9
404
6
.015

.22 Caliber Pellets
Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
Meisterkugeln
13.90
14.20
884
25
775
19
648
13
482
7
.010
Super H Point
13.90
14.40
889
22
779
19
651
14
484
8
.010
Crosman Premier
14.30
14.30
866
24
810
21
739
17
637
13
.020
JSB Express
14.30
14.40
818
21
774
19
715
16
629
13
.023
SuperDome
14.50
14.50
884
25
765
19
627
13
451
7
.009
SuperPoint
14.50
14.40
863
24
749
18
615
12
441
6
.009
FTS
14.60
14.80
856
24
793
21
712
17
599
12
.017
FTS Double Gold
14.72
14.80
840
23
779
20
700
16
589
11
.017
Napier ProHunter
15.40
15.20
834
23
780
21
709
17
607
12
.019
Silver Sting
15.74
16.00
817
24
737
19
635
14
497
9
.012
JSB Exact
15.90
16.00
767
21
731
19
680
16
605
13
.025
JSB Predator
16.10
16.30
811
24
762
21
696
8
601
13
.020
Silver Arrow 
17.10
17.70
779
24
698
19
595
14
453
8
.011
JSB Exact Heavy
18.00
18.20
762
23
729
21
682
19
612
15
.027
Crow Magnum
18.20
18.10
747
22
690
19
613
15
504
10
.015
Kodiak
21.10
21.30
659
21
629
19
586
16
521
13
.025
Kodiak Double Gold
21.12
21.40
648
20
618
18
576
16
512
12
.025
JSB Exact Monster
25.40
25.40
597
20
572
18
537
16
483
13
.028

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