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RWS Model 54 Air King .22 Beech Recoiless

RWS Model 54 Air King .22 Beech Recoiless
 
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$555.00
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SKU R-216-6225
Manufacturer RWS
Market price $802.50
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High Power, Side Cocking, Spring Rifle


A totally recoilless air rifle, the RWS Model 54 Air King uses a "floating action", to achieve its maximum accuracy. When this magnum air rifle is fired, the action slides rearward in the stock, absorbing the recoil, and permitting the pellet to exit the barrel before any of the spring vibration affects its travel. Other features include adjustable trigger, adjustable rear sight, Monte Carlo stock, auto safety, and checkering in the grip and forearm. For maximum accuracy with an air rifle there's no better than the RWS 54/56. Available in .177 and .22 calibers.

Technical Data for the RWS Model 54 Air King:

Total Weight 10.4 lbs
Overall Length 43.75"
Stock Right Hand
Sights Iron Sights and Scope Rail
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

.22

Model
Velocity fps
Muzzle Energy
.22
576-833
18.23 fpe

 

Our Take - Model 54 Air Rifle

Velocity Test Results for the RWS Model 54

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

The RWS 54's recoilless mechanism eliminates virtually all feeling of recoil, yet the pellet slams home in the trap with great force. It is a very unusual feeling to hear the loud slam of a hard hitting pellet yet feel almost nothing when pulling the trigger. In fact, a person gets very spoiled by the recoilless mechanism very quickly. The lack of felt recoil allows the average shooter to achieve better shooting results more quickly than the 48 and 52 versions. It doesn't make the gun any more inherently accurate, but without recoil to contend with, the average shooter is able to stay on target much easier.

Don't forget, however, that the recoil is still there…it just isn't being transmitted to the shooter. It is still necessary to mount a very tough scope like the Bushnell Elite 3200 series on this gun because the recoilless mechanism does not protect the scope from feeling the full spring movement. And with the power of these guns, a weak scope can end up broken very quickly. Is the recoilless mechanism worth the extra money? In our opinion, yes it is.

In summary, I would have to describe the 54 as a very fun gun to shoot. It has excellent accuracy and great power. A shooter could sit at a benchrest and shoot this thing all day long. The .177 version is a great plinking gun and the .22 a good choice for hunting and pest control. We did find that the .177 performs better with heavier pellets like the Crosman Premier, Beeman Kodiak, JSB Heavy and Logun Penetrators. The heavy pellets won't get overpowered by the gun as is the case with the medium and lighter weight pellets.

.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
1094
15
921
10
767
8
586
4
.011
Baracuda Green Lead Free
6.48
6.70
1003
15
893
12
775
9
627
6
.014
Super-H-Point
6.90
7.20
1062
18
892
13
735
9
547
5
.010
R10 Lite
7.00
7.00
1076
18
899
13
740
9
551
5
.010
Hobby
7.00
7.00
1059
17
876
12
710
8
511
4
.009
Meisterkugeln Pistol
7.00
7.00
1080
18
901
13
741
9
552
5
.010
Silver Bear
7.10
7.40
1052
18
872
13
707
8
510
4
.009
H&N Match HS
7.56
7.40
1061
19
891
13
734
9
547
5
.010
Premier Lite
7.90
7.90
1016
18
908
14
793
11
649
7
.015
JSB Express
7.90
7.80
1014
17
887
14
763
10
607
6
.013
JSB Predators
8.00
8.10
990
18
884
14
768
11
621
7
.014
H&N Match
8.18
8.20
992
18
862
14
725
10
555
6
.011
SuperPoint
8.20
8.30
974
17
827
13
675
8
486
4
.009
R10 Heavy
8.20
8.20
984
18
846
13
702
9
523
5
.010
Meisterlugeln Rifle
8.20
8.20
975
17
828
12
675
8
486
4
.009
SuperDome
8.30
8.20
990
18
860
13
724
10
554
6
.011
JSB Exact
8.44
8.50
958
17
884
15
796
12
679
9
.019
Silver Sting
8.61
8.00
1005
18
846
13
689
8
496
4
.009
Spitzkugel
8.64
8.00
939
16
804
12
658
8
473
4
.009
Field Target Trophy (FTT)
8.64
8.60
928
16
848
14
753
11
626
8
.016
Field Target Special (FTS)
8.64
8.50
964
18
865
14
754
11
610
7
.014
FTS Double Gold
8.80
8.70
956
18
853
14
737
11
588
7
.013
Crow Magnum
8.80
8.70
969
18
855
14
730
10
571
6
.012
Super Mag
9.30
9.30
883
16
774
12
647
9
482
5
.010
Kodiak Double Gold
10.19
10.40
850
17
784
14
700
11
582
8
.016
JSB Exact Heavy
10.34
10.30
903
19
847
16
776
14
677
10
.022
Baracuda Hunter
10.34
10.50
802
15
751
13
684
11
586
8
.019
Premier Heavy
10.50
10.50
862
17
814
15
750
13
659
10
.023
Kodiak Match
10.65
10.30
886
18
810
15
716
12
589
8
.015
Kodiak
10.65
10.30
903
19
824
16
728
12
598
8
.015
Silver Arrow
11.57
11.80
789
16
706
13
602
9
459
6
.011
JSB Monster
13.43
13.50
691
14
635
12
560
9
452
6
.014
Baracuda Magnum
16.36
15.30
479
8
454
7
419
6
366
5
.023

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
833
22
735
17
616
12
457
7
.010
Super H Point
13.90
14.40
823
22
717
16
590
11
422
6
.009
Crosman Premier
14.30
14.30
826
22
773
19
702
16
602
12
.019
JSB Express
14.30
14.30
779
19
737
17
679
15
595
11
.022
SuperDome
14.50
14.40
813
21
709
16
583
11
418
6
.009
SuperPoint
14.50
14.40
803
21
701
16
576
11
413
5
.009
FTS
14.60
14.70
814
22
756
19
681
15
573
11
.017
FTS Double Gold
14.72
14.80
785
20
731
18
658
14
554
10
.017
Napier ProHunter
15.40
15.10
808
22
754
19
682
16
580
11
.018
Silver Sting
15.74
15.90
769
21
696
17
601
13
469
8
.012
JSB Exact
15.90
15.90
781
22
740
19
685
17
603
13
.023
JSB Predator
16.20
16.20
775
22
724
19
656
15
558
11
.018
LR Missiles Lead Free
16.60
16.80
777
23
708
19
618
14
492
9
.013
Silver Arrow
17.10
17.60
734
21
652
17
547
12
404
6
.010
JSB Exact Heavy
18.00
18.10
740
22
705
20
657
17
584
14
.025
Crow Magnum
18.20
18.00
707
20
650
17
573
13
463
9
.014
Kodiak
21.10
21.10
646
20
615
18
572
15
505
12
.024
Kodiak Double Gold
21.12
21.30
621
18
591
17
549
14
485
11
.024
JSB Exact Monster
25.40
25.30
576
19
552
17
518
15
466
12
.028

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