Diana Chaser. 177

Discussion in 'Airguns' started by razzle, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. razzle

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    I am thinking of getting a Diana Chaser kit (pistol, stock, longer barrel, suppressor) for plinking in the backyard? Reviews indicate it is accurate enough for putting holes in cans, etc. Anyone have real world experience? Thanks.
     
  2. BanjomanMI76

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    I recently received one in a trade. I find it is backyard quiet with the supplied suppressor, Buck-Rail also has one if it doesn't meet your standard plus he's got a Barrel Band that allows you to have one for the pistol mode plus gives you a single or triple rail . It is accurate at 25 yards (my longest shot) at least that's what a fox squirrel found out.
    Mine seems to love Wadcutters. While I have some magazines I have only tried the single pellet tray. The Chaser gets about 50 or so pellets per CO2 cartridge.
    My only regret is finding out that both spare Barrel O-Rings had been used by the previous owner and finding replacements has been a headache. I finally found some... in the UK !
    The trigger is smooth and it takes a Red Dot or Rifle sight readily. Also by reading and watching YouTube I came across where the Bolt Handle is weak and I press the bolt home with my thumb to reduce the stress.
    The safety is in a bit of an awkward spot and takes getting used to. Despite all this I love my Chaser.
     
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  3. Miguel Loco

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    I looked long and hard at those.....but ended up getting a 2240, just for the availability of parts and accessories. I've been quite happy with it...
     
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  4. cobalt327

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    I sent you a PM about the barrel O-rings, hope it helps...
     
  5. BanjomanMI76

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    Looks like your information and David Yummus on YouTube coincide Mark !
     
  6. razzle

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    Thanks everyone
     
  7. wesmonster

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    I have a Chaser in .22, great rifle. Whisper quiet with the long barrel & 'suppressor', excellent trigger right out of the box and adjustable, not picky with types of pellets. Super accurate. Long run time on one CO2 cylinder and super easy to replace. I think the optic rails on the reciever are 11mm not dovetail. Also runs the Stormrider magazines, not sure why that's not mentioned in the owner's manual. I run a pretty chunky 30mm red dot and had enough room to mount it and clear the magazines, but if you prefer a scope it's either the single shot tray or a very high scope mount.
    Well made and a great value, I don't know of a better quality CO2 rifle.
    I love my old vintage Benjamins & Crosmans but the Diana Chaser gets used the most.
     
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  8. razzle

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    Awaiting the arrival of my chaser. Already ordered an o-ring kit and a steel bolt and bolt handle. Now how difficult is it to move the compensator to the pistol barrel. My research indicates heat and muscle power are required.
     
  9. wesmonster

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    Depends, based what I've read some areas require the muzzle device to be 'permanently' imstalled so a bit of heat is needed, but if there's no restrictions then yours should just unthread by hand like mine did. Some other countries require that for import. I thought I saw someone in Illinois say theirs came all glued up too.

    The case it comes in is really nice but it's die cut foam for the individual pieces (pistol, barrel & stock) and can't accomodate the pistol with the stock or long barrel attached. Shame, cause it's a nice case for a freebee but for me not worth the hassle of disassembly.
     
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  10. Smaug

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    I have a colleague who has one and he's doing it up with a moderator now.

    He has a 2240 he pimped out pretty nice. He snipes chipmunks from his double-hung window at about 3 yards. The Chaser is supposed to extend his range a bit.
     
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  11. Septicdeath

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    Like my 2240 also. But you need to be careful. You could turn that $70 pistol into a $300 one easy.
     
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  12. Miguel Loco

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    Yes indeed. I'm not into mine quite that much. Still, it's a fine and adaptable pistol for the $$$ and capable of being quiet enough for backyard use.
     
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