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BaderJanjua
05-11-2010, 05:30 PM
I am now onto collecting Airrifles and have taken a modest start with Diana 54 Airking .22 and a Gamo Whisper X, .177. I have an old Diana 1, .177 which was presented to me by my uncle back in 1970 and is still working perfectly. Hope to add few more on any given opportunity. I did try out the 54 and it was a treat to shoot and admire. adding few amateure images.
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Abbas
05-11-2010, 05:33 PM
Salams Badar sahib, great to see you again after a long break.

BaderJanjua
05-11-2010, 05:42 PM
Thanks Abbas, was committed for awhile though never missed an opportunity to browse, regards

Sami
05-11-2010, 05:54 PM
A.O.A, very nice, Dear if possible pls. share the performance and price of Gamo Whisper. Sir no offence but really admire your humbleness that your modest start is Diana KING, for me its ultimate wish :D Thanks for sharing. A-H

s.cheema
05-11-2010, 08:05 PM
great collection

Silent killerr
05-11-2010, 08:20 PM
congrats on new purchase

BaderJanjua
05-11-2010, 09:46 PM
Performance of Gamo Whisper X is also remarkable. The rifle is accurate modern and handles well. It has a fixed dampener however if you want a true recoilless operation go for the Diana Airking. Gamo Whisper in .177 comes with a mv of 1150 fps while Diana Airking 54 in .22 cal has mv equivalent to 850 fps. Both are high velocity airguns. I had purchased both from Al Sayyed Hunting Dera Dubai opposite the City Centre Mall building

wasifali89
05-11-2010, 09:50 PM
sir can you mention the price you paid and also the time when you bought them ?

BaderJanjua
06-11-2010, 09:55 AM
Gamo whisper x in 2009 for UAE Dirhams 900 and Diana Airking 54 in 2010 for UAE, dirhams 2000/-

shahroze
06-11-2010, 11:43 AM
nice airguns

adnanpic2000
06-11-2010, 03:35 PM
I just got mine from \al-syyed Diana 54 airking its a remarable rifle. i have a diana 36 also. I wanted to know how much can i get for my diana 36 if i want to sell it.

Dr Hanif Malik
07-11-2010, 05:53 PM
I just got mine from \al-syyed Diana 54 airking its a remarable rifle. i have a diana 36 also. I wanted to know how much can i get for my diana 36 if i want to sell it.
if little used around 20k is my guess :)

BaderJanjua
07-11-2010, 07:03 PM
Hope to add another on my next trip hopefully in March or April

Glockcohlic
07-11-2010, 08:58 PM
@Badarjanua,

Could you pls share the shop address/contact number in the Dubai/Abu Dhabi?? I hv a trip this month to Dubai.

Or if you prefer, I will put my e-mail addresss here where you can mail me the address or contact number.

adnanpic2000
07-11-2010, 09:21 PM
al-syyad is the dealer in dubai. He is behind the city centre shopping mall. You can get his ph # from the net. You should bargain with him if you can :D

Glockcohlic
07-11-2010, 09:59 PM
Thanks Adnan. Sure will do that. :)

"King Of Kings"
26-11-2010, 11:43 PM
al sayad is having a good collection there but the ask prices a little high. u must bargain with them
i bought my 350 mag from them
another useful info
they have two shops in dubai
one near city center and the other one is on knife road, the one on knife road is little cheaper because of the area the same product they give in less prices than the city center shop
just give it a try
i hope u get my point

regards,

rashidjabbar
07-12-2010, 08:43 PM
nice guns bro.

BaderJanjua
07-12-2010, 09:53 PM
Enter city centre mall and exit from the car park side straight take a right and Al Syyed is located on left side on the main road in Etihad Building,

kstabish
07-12-2010, 10:04 PM
is diana king availble in pak any idea of price

"King Of Kings"
07-12-2010, 11:18 PM
i just read in one thread about airking that it is avilable in karachi but i not so sure chk the thread

regards.

Spartacus
10-12-2010, 08:57 PM
Salaam all,

For the guys here who have the Diana 54.....which scope, mount and mount base are you using? I've heard about barrel droop issues....have any of you experienced this? And if so, how did you compensate for it?

Also, what have you found the effective range of the gun to be? I guess by effective range I mean the maximum distance at which one could reasonably expect to take down a small creature, i.e. a bird/crow. I was corresponding with the guys who run StraightShooters.com and they were saying that 70m is the limit, although some claim 100m....that sounds quite unbelievable. Of course, the choice of pellets makes a big difference, but for the purpose of this question I am assuming that one would be using pellets that have been proven to work, i.e Crosman Premiers, JSB Exact, etc So far we've got one fellow member here who says he's been able to drain a coconut at 50m.....thats quite impressive. I'm inclined to believe the 70m is quite possible then since a coconut is far tougher than a bird.

Feedback from people who have the gun would be great. I've been able to get within 100m of ducks, pheasants, and other game birds....but less than 70m and you start to lose your chances of being able to take a shot without your target flying off. Do you think its possible to hunt these types of game birds with the Diana 54 and a decent scope, i.e. Hawke with at least 9x magnification?

adnanpic2000
11-12-2010, 03:22 PM
I have used diana 54 airking. I did not see any barrel droop. may be it was in the older models that were produced. I have shot over 30m with no problem. I am not using any compensater for it, but i did put cycletube rubber in the scope mount holes to avoid any movement. since i zeroed my scope i was able to shoot the same target twice, but the metal door was brecheed on the second pellet. 50m shoud be no problem. but any thing above that i have not tried.

adnanpic2000
11-12-2010, 03:23 PM
In karachi one person was asking 70K for it. Not a bad price since it around 650US+tax and shipping it will be around 700US if shipped in the USA not for pak.

Spartacus
11-12-2010, 05:57 PM
In karachi one person was asking 70K for it. Not a bad price since it around 650US+tax and shipping it will be around 700US if shipped in the USA not for pak.

kr 70,000 makes it 61% above the RETAIL PRICE in Dubai...which is just way too high imho. I just paid approx Pkr 43,500 in Dubai and lets see how much it ends up costing me after bringing over to Pakistan. I expect the max cost to be Pkr 52,000 which would still make the price you mentioned 41% above the cost incurred to me. Its not surprising to see someone asking such a high price though...its pretty much in line with the usual over-pricing in Pakistan. I would prefer to wait and go through the trouble rather than encourage that kind of price gouging. For 70,000 you can get yourself a Diana 54, a really nice $200 scope with a whole bunch of features, the mounts and probably a whole variety of pellets. Try buying the same stuff in Pakistan and you'll be touching 100,000

pakistanishekari
11-12-2010, 08:22 PM
forget the diana 54 and gamo wishper and look at gamo cfx

pakistanishekari
11-12-2010, 08:27 PM
if any one know that where from i can perches gamo cfx air gun in pakistan ???????????????? contact me at ..... wild.hunter250@gmail.com

Raja_Shakeel
11-12-2010, 10:01 PM
@Badarjanua,

Could you pls share the shop address/contact number in the Dubai/Abu Dhabi?? I hv a trip this month to Dubai.

Or if you prefer, I will put my e-mail addresss here where you can mail me the address or contact number.

sir give a call when u come to abudhabi.
i will take u to al sayaad.

adnanpic2000
12-12-2010, 06:52 PM
A dealer in karachi was asking 55k for diana 350 magnum. So i think they will be asking 70K for diana 54.

adnanpic2000
13-12-2010, 05:01 PM
kr 70,000 makes it 61% above the RETAIL PRICE in Dubai...which is just way too high imho. I just paid approx Pkr 43,500 in Dubai and lets see how much it ends up costing me after bringing over to Pakistan. I expect the max cost to be Pkr 52,000 which would still make the price you mentioned 41% above the cost incurred to me. Its not surprising to see someone asking such a high price though...its pretty much in line with the usual over-pricing in Pakistan. I would prefer to wait and go through the trouble rather than encourage that kind of price gouging. For 70,000 you can get yourself a Diana 54, a really nice $200 scope with a whole bunch of features, the mounts and probably a whole variety of pellets. Try buying the same stuff in Pakistan and you'll be touching 100,000

Diana 54 air king at http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Diana_RWS_54/398 is about $645US+Shipping+tax. I will come about $675US so if we convert it to rupees it will be ~58K so if some one is asking seventy for it not bad price. Consideing the dealers may ask around 80 or 90K. Keeping in mind that a dealers here are asking 55K for Diana 350 mag while it cost 34K or even less for them.

Spartacus
13-12-2010, 05:17 PM
Diana 54 air king at http://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/Diana_RWS_54/398 is about $645US+Shipping+tax. I will come about $675US so if we convert it to rupees it will be ~58K so if some one is asking seventy for it not bad price. Consideing the dealers may ask around 80 or 90K. Keeping in mind that a dealers here are asking 55K for Diana 350 mag while it cost 34K or even less for them.

I checked out the link you provided and you're right that they're charging this much...however...I will say that pyramydair is over-charging and we should not take that as the representative price. Straightshooters is a well known company that has a reputation for being expensive and they're selling the same gun for US$ 550. Both of these are retail prices...and the retail price in Dubai, as I mentioned, is Dhs 1,850. So in my opinion, one should apply the {akistan premium on either the wholesale rate, or the most competitive retail rate that is practically within reach....in that case...the base rate would still be around Pkr 43,500 and the Pakistan premium can be applied to that. Just my thoughts and everybody is free to differ.

adnanpic2000
13-12-2010, 08:58 PM
I was surprissed to see that other airguns websites in the US are charging around $650 for diana 54 air king. Maybe Diana raised their rates. But more strange is that Diana is chaper in Dubai then the US. Sometime back i was in dubai and their price was $100 more then the US. May be supply and demand

Spartacus
15-12-2010, 10:11 AM
I was surprissed to see that other airguns websites in the US are charging around $650 for diana 54 air king. Maybe Diana raised their rates. But more strange is that Diana is chaper in Dubai then the US. Sometime back i was in dubai and their price was $100 more then the US. May be supply and demand

Bro I'm sorry to keep contradicting you, but the price in Dubai is NOT $100 more than the US and I know that for a fact because I just bought this airgun last week for Dhs 1,850 which works out to undr US$ 510...that makes it US$ 140 cheaper than the prices you have looked at on PyramydAir and only US$ 40 cheaper than Straightshooters.com which is equally reputable to Pyramyd. If you are in the market to buy this airgun, simply go to Al Sayad in Dubai and buy it for the price I've just informed you of....it comes out to Pkr 43,500

adnanpic2000
16-12-2010, 04:44 PM
Well it will cost me 16000 to get there.+ price of the gun.

Spartacus
16-12-2010, 05:01 PM
Well it will cost me 16000 to get there.+ price of the gun.

Salaam,

I've read through your past posts and you already have a Diana Airking that you said you bought from Al Sayad...so I guess you're discussing this issue for the benefit of someone else who may be interested in buying the same model airgun. How much did you pay for yours?

Incidentally, where is the the airgun that is selling for Pkr 70,000? And is it brand new?

Also, for 16,000 plus the price of the gun you get a trip to Dubai also..lets not forget that. If you don't feel like going yourself, you can always pay a khepia to bring it for you for less than Pkr 7,000. Still comes out to around Pkr 50,000. If someone is selling their airgun for 70k...I would suggest you offer yours to them for 60 and easily order another brand new one from Dubai.

BaderJanjua
02-01-2011, 03:17 PM
I have not had any muzzle drop issues with the gun, I had also purchased a Mauser scope and bipods with the gun since it is on the heavier side. The bipod at that time was the last one and had to take it off from their front display window. As regards the penetration power and MV Diana 54 in .22 cal can shoot upto 850fps while .177 can have a mv upto 1150fps. even small game like rabbits can be taken with .22 and at times you can also have a go at the Snipes

ayaan
07-04-2011, 06:49 PM
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Umair Bhaur
27-05-2011, 08:58 AM
I can guide you.
mubhaur@yahoo.com

fluffmaster
27-11-2011, 08:00 PM
what should be the current market price of a new diana air king?

Umair Bhaur
02-12-2011, 11:00 AM
what should be the current market price of a new diana air king?

The price varies between 60 and 70.
Are you going to sell yours?