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RWS Model 48 .22 w/Upgraded Hawke Scope and Lockdown Mount

RWS Model 48 .22 w/Upgraded Hawke Scope and Lockdown Mount

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  • Code: RWS-48-22-Promo · 0.22 cal · 910 fps
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Description - RWS 48:
When RWS first introduced the Model 48, we expected it to become a classic. What was unexpected was its rapid rise to classic status among knowledgeable air gunners. At 900 FPS , this rifle propels pellets at .22 rim-fire velocities! This tremendous power is generated by the use of a very robust spring piston power plant cocked by a side lever action. The action is mounted into an extended beech stock to reduce felt recoil and to aid in achieving accuracy potential. Not designed for the faint of heart, this is one impressive air arm, both in performance and presence. It fulfills its purpose as a potent, full-size sporting airgun suitable for either pest control or field target shooting, yet it does so with both balance and grace. The substantial one-piece stock allows for comfortable offhand shooting and adds to the overall sensation that the Model 48 is a force to be reckoned with. The rifle is fitted with a finely rifled, fixed barrel system loaded via sliding breech opening. Its full accuracy potential can be realized by the use of a quality RWS airgun scope mounted to the scope rail. Other standard features include an adjustable trigger, an adjustable rear sight, and an automatic safety. Lifetime warranty.



WEIGHT: 8 1/2 lbs.



TRIGGER PULL: 3.3 lbs.




  • Beechwood Stock
  • Ambidextrous for Right or Left Hand Shooters
  • Dovetail Accessory Mounting System
  • Rear Sight Adjustable for Windage and Elevation
  • Front Sight: Blade and Ramp
  • Side Lever Action For Better Accuracy
  • Rubber Buttpad For Comfortable Shooting
  • Automatic Safety Feature
  • Lifetime Warranty

Description - Hawke Optcis Sport HD 4-12X50 AO Scope w/ Mil Dot IR Reticle:
The Hawke Sport HD 4-12x50 AO scope integrates creative features to provide the user with a product rich in benefits, while still providing incredible value and accuracy.

Scope Specifications

  • Magnification: 4X-12X
  • Tube Dia.: 1"
  • Reticle: Mil-Dot- Glass Etched
  • Objective Diameter: 50mm
  • Dual color illumination (red/green)for optimum reticle visibility
  • Virtually unbreakable glass etched Mil Dot reticleFully multi-coated optics for maximum clarity
  • ¼ MOA fingertip turrets for accurate, reliable adjustments
  • Color: Matte black anti-glare body tube
  • Available in adjustable objective to remove parallax error
  • BRC compatiable to allow you to blueprint your friearm
  • All Airgun and firearm caliber rated
  • Waterproof, Shockproof and Fog Proof
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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  • ManufacturerRWS
  • Caliber0.22 cal
  • Velocity910 fps
  • Airgun MechanismSpring-piston
  • Airgun UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
  • Barrel StyleFixed Barrel
  • OpticsScope
  • Product ConditionNew
  • WarrantyLimited Lifetime
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RWS Model 48 .22 w/Upgraded Hawke Scope and Lockdown Mount
4.5 Stars based on 20 Review(s)
San Jose, Ca
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great fixed barrel springer - Wow
April 28, 2012
Great accuracy and very good power. Nice compact rifle with a balanced feel. Its' balance lets you forget its weight. Cocking effort fine for the power. I also have a RWS 34P which is nice but I cannot quite get the accuracy with the 34P that I can out of the RWS 48. AIRGUN DEPOT CUSTOMER SERVICE IS WONDERFUL. I received a rare RWS 48 with an accuracy issue and they replaced it very quickly with great service and a smile. THIS COMPANY IS CUSTOMER FOCUSED WITH GREAT PRICING AND GREAT SERVICE. THEY GET FIVE STARS ALSO....
Accuracy with power and quality workmanship. Plenty of tuning options - I will keep mine stock until it wears out.
Nothing. Don't give up on springers you just need to find the hold.

Fremont Ca. SF Bay Area
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Buy
January 21, 2015
Great Rifle It is a bit heavy for hunting. The stock is beefy enough to put swivels and a sling. the mount is the best I have seen. sets scope high I will need a cheek pad. the Hawke scope is a monster, bright and clear as a bell. with the AO love it. My Rifle is not very loud only 93 decibels, maybe I just got lucky. Have fun
Great package with mount and hawke scope

Elk Grove, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great gun
August 25, 2014
It's a little heavy but very well made. Accuracy is the best I've had from an airgun! It automatically puts the gun on safe when you cock it - if you take it off safe, you can't put it back on safe. Thoough that was a little strange. The scope is amazing.
Accurary, pricem scope

2 Stars

I regret purchasing this.
July 29, 2014
This is a nice combo if it didn't jam after only about 100 pellets. The US distributor Umarex USA charged me $115 for the "rebuild" of it...and this on a less than year old, otherwise perfect condition gun with very little use. I take good care of the rest of my collection which I pride myself on virtually never having FTF or FTE problems. I thought I was paying a premium for a reliable piece and a great warranty, but that turned out not to be the case. After borrowing a different rifle that is less half the cost of this one, I can tell you that the targets and squirrels don't care which brand you use.
- Nice gun overall - Accurate - Attractive
- Jammed barrel with brand new non-lead ammo (recommended by AirGunDepot) - US Distributor deemed the repair work to be out of the lifetime warranty and was expensive - Heavy gun

Albuquerque, NM
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

June 25, 2014
very happy with this rifle, accurate once sighted in, although I haven't used the scope just iron sights I would assume the scope is decent.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

RWS Model 48 .22 w/Upgraded Hawke Scope and Lockdown Mount
May 28, 2014
I must say this is the best spring rifle I have and I have owned and the best price out there.

Beeville, TX
2 Stars

May 14, 2014
I purchased this combo a year ago after reading all of the positive reviews and watching a video review. I was very excited to get this combo and when I received it the quality of the rifle was apparent. The sights and trigger are plastic, but everything else is solid - and since they are high grade plastic they should hold up fine. The scope was very clear and I really liked the mil dot reticle. Then I shot it - what a disappointment!! I spent weeks trying to get it to group consistently. I tried five different types of pellets, including Meisterkuglens, and still shot horrible groups. And by the way, I do know how to shoot air rifles - artillery hold and all. I re-tightened all the screws and put loc-tite on everything - still shot horrible. So I took the scope off and tried the iron sights. It grouped much better, so I sent the scope back to get a replacement - actually I requested a different scope and offered to pay the difference, but they wouldn't do it. When I received the new Hawke scope I mounted it on the RWS lock down mount and tried again. Right out of the box it shot horrible! So I rechecked all the screws and got the same result. Out of desperation I mounted an old steel tube weaver scope (a 30 year old scope built in El Paso). It is not an air gun scope, but it is built like a Mack truck, and I sure didn't have anything to loose. Finally the rifle started shooting decent groups. In fact, at 30 yards I can cover my three shot group with a dime, and that is with Benjamin pointed pellets! So in the final analysis, the rifle is worth every penny I spent, but the Hawke scope was a piece of trash - both times! I recommend you skip the combo, buy the rifle separate, and get a reliable scope. I highly recommend the RWS lockdown scope mount, it is very solid. I hope this saves someone the aggravation I went through.
Love the rifle and RWS lock down scope mount.. Mine loves Benjamin pointed pellets - which really surprised me.
The scope looks cool, the lighted reticle is really nice, and I like the mil dot reticle - but it turned out to be a piece of junk. Very disappointed. POI was all over the place. So I returned it, and got the exact same thing! Another Hawke scope that scattered shots everywhere. DON'T BUY THE COMBO - BUY THE RIFLE SEPARATE AND GET A QUALITY SCOPE. German engineering is solid - I am not so confident in Chinese products.

Steve K.
Angier, N.C.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great rifle, Great service
April 25, 2014
Delivery was fast. Great deal on scope and rifle combo. Worked perfect out of the box. I look forward to using this rifle for a long time.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Top Of The Line Airgun!
February 24, 2014
I received this RWS combo with the Hawk scope about a week ago. This gun is awesome! I used to target shoot a lot with my 10-22 Ruger but never with airguns. Shortage on ammo led me to the airguns. I should of got into this hobby along time ago. This gun is solid and tight right out of the box. The pictures below show my shot group at 20 yds. A dime covers the 5 shots on the target. I was using the JSB Exact 15.89 gr. with the shot group in the pics. The Crosman Premier hollow points do very well also. The JSB's seem to hold a tighter group but the Crosman's will hold tight in a 2" circle at that range also. I am very pleased with this purchase. Price is a little high but you definitely get what you pay for on these guns. The Hawk scope has held tight so far and I have shot over 500 rounds through the gun. For a springer I don't think I could have picked a better gun. The customer support at Airgun Depot is great too! I will definitely buy from this company again!
Accuracy, Well Built, Great for Target Shooting & Hunting Small Game. Great All Around Gun.

Blountville, TN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

RWS 48 with Hawke Upgrade .22
February 19, 2014
Excellent product. This was my first major air gun purchase and I am very pleased. With the Crosman Premier Domed 14.3 grain pellets I am getting excellent accuracy past 25 yards. JSB Diabolo 15.89 grain give the same accuracy but are a little more expensive. The Hawke scope upgrade was well worth the investment. Excellent optics that can be focused down to less than 10 yards. With the etched reticle, chances of crosshair failure is lessened.
Well made product. Lifetime warranty in the USA.
As with air guns, it is heavy.

Milwaukee Wisconsin
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

January 6, 2014
THIS AIRGUN IS AMAZING I CAN HIT A DIME AT 50 yards no problem. I just purchased this gun and shipping was great I got it here with in 4 days .
Tons of power easy to cock and awesome scope.

Chuck P
San Dimas, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

RWS 48 .22
December 27, 2013
Great gun very accurate just does the job looks great very good trigger workmanship and quality I have a .177 also.
Great gun

Eric K
Mead, WA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Accurate, Solid feel, great trigger
December 2, 2013
Got the combo on sale, Hawke Scope and lock down mount. Great value. Lots of power, very accurate, love the trigger, very light and easy.
Good weight for target shooting, very balanced. Scope is awesome. Trigger is very, very smooth. Light triggers work well for me.
pretty hard to cock the gun with the side lever. My 19 yr old daughter struggled.

Dallas, Texas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome Gun! Awesome Service!
June 27, 2013
This was my first time ordering a gun from this company. My gun arrived as scheduled in excellent condition. The RWS 48 .22 caliber air rifle is simply amazing! This gun came with an upgraded 4x12x50 Hawke scope that was even better than I expected. I was able to hit a 4inch circle at a hundred yards with the first hundred pellets and without the scope being completely sighted in. The RWS and Airgun Depot have exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend both. I will definitely begin using Airgun Depot in the future for my gun needs.
Easy online shopping, great prices, and no issues with shipping and handling
Gun could be lighter and by ordering online you have to wait to receive the gun from a shipping company.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

All I can say is Wow !!
June 8, 2013
June 8, 2013 I have owned several pellet guns over the years including the Beeman R1. This new addition is really nice and shoots excellent right out of the box. The mount went on easy, scope is perfect and the groups are,,,, WOW! Love the combination. I will follow with a full report as I get more shots through the gun. I have 1" cedar boards that the pellet passed right through without any problem. The ballistic charts show this gun is just about twice the energy at 50 yards as my R1 is with .177 cal. So excellent for hunting and penetration at longer distances especially with the Exact Jumbo Heavy Diabolo pellets at 18.13 grains. I did weeks of research before I ordered this gun, and I believe I made the right choice.
Accuracy, quality, penetration, easy cocking, warranty, German made, easy set up.

Bert Yankielun
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A .22 twin to my .177
May 10, 2013
Wanted an air rifle in a heavier-hitting caliber. Purchased the .22 cal RWS Model 48 based on years of satisfaction with the .177 model. Very happy with the quality, reliability, durability and accuracy.
Excellent build quality. Great accuracy.
Only minor wish the stock was pre-drilled for sling studs.

new jersey
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

April 2, 2012
have model 48 about three months now and after about 50 rounds it just keeps getting better..........................i got 14 squirrels up to about 55yds the first two weeks .....most head shoots .....real's built well and just feels right.......have about a tight dime pattern at 30yds.......not bad for a shaky ol 64 year ol guy!!
built solid.... consistant just feels right
needs rings for a strap

5 Stars

my first RWS air rifle
December 1, 2009
This is a beautifully made air rifle. This is a good combo. I have no problem with the scope that it comes with. This is also a very accurate gun. As I was zeroing the scope, it made a very small group on the target. I had a problem with my first gun, but had corrected the problem in a relatively reasonable amount of time. This is a great gun for the price.

5 Stars

update on the m48
June 22, 2009
Today is the 22nd of June 09, I'd like to let anyone who my be interested in buying this combo package to do so. The Leepers scope is perfectly suited to this rifle. I rezeroed my rifle at 30yrds and the mil dots seem to be at 30yrds as well, I haven't even fired 100rnds thru the rifle yet and I've already taken three of our floppy eared friends two at 90yrds and one at 65 yrds with one shot to the head and yes I said ninety yards with crossman pointed pellets and they completely passed thru the heads of these critters at that distance, so if anyone is wondering about the power or accuracy and quality of these rifles Airgun Depot has put together an excelient combo package on this one buy one while you can.

5 Stars

rws m48
June 8, 2009
I got my 48 today and I just couldn't begin to tell you what a good deal these guns are for the money. I bought the shooters kit for 399$ in 22cal and believe me you get alot for your money. Exelent quality, I have several RWS rifles and can't tell you enough good things about them accuracy,power.and craftsmanship. You get it all with these guns,my new 48 sighted in in five shots at 10yrds with crossman copperheads pointed pellets,I've fired six other types of pellets all with good results. This rifle is a tack drive just like the other RWS guns I have. I do have a few Bams a 21 in 22cal garbage compared to the 48 I found this out the hard way dumped a ton of money into the 21 tryin to make it a 48, it cost me 5 scopes so far do to recoil the 48 is smoth as glass in comparison so buy a 48 save yourself alot of grief an money,good deal on this gun thanks guys.

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By Lakish meher from India on January 18, 2012
I Am Lakish Meher from india and i want buy this product but how and please suggest me its amu .
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By Steve from Cleveland, OH on August 5, 2012
Does this come with the T06 trigger?

By ted from the road on July 19, 2012
I just purchased a HK3019 4-12 X 50 w/ mil-dot. as part of a package from Airgun Depot. It is mounted on a RWS 48 .22 air rifle pellet. There is no specification section indicating this scope is rated for air rifles am I OK? also there is no mention in the manual about battery replacement as to what battery. I would like to have a spare or two on hand. I assume the battery compartment is in the turret even though there is a different arrangement shown. Also, is there a setting on the reticle illumination that turns it off to conserve battery power? Please advise. The scope has pretty good optics considering it's price point, and I'm comparing it to a $500 Leupold. Should be more than adequate for my intended purpose.
Nice product. Thank you for your attention.

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