Originally Posted by scarecrow
RWS 'Diana' is a break barrel piston gun. Excellent velocity and accuracy, reasonable price. And you will be able to hand it down to your grandkids. It is undeniably the best bang for the buck in pellet guns. .20 Caliber is a good trade off between penetration and range if you are thinking about using it to take small game.
Amen. my dad has a RWS that he bought 20+ years ago, and it's still shooting great. accurate as hell too.
pump's are cool, but they get old having to pump them. the break barrel piston guns are a lot easier to cock and shoot.
if you get a "piston" type rifle, and you plan on mounting a scope, make sure you get a good scope that can handle the "reverse" recoil of a "piston" type rifle. they have scopes that are made for air rifles.