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A real powerhouse, the RWS 460 Magnum spring-piston air rifle has a fixed barrel and cocks with an underlever. Made by the famous Diana company, you'll get the solid engineering and quality you'd expect from a Germany airgun manufacturer. Send lead pellets downrange at 1000 fps in .22 caliber, but speed is nothing without accuracy. You'll get those small groups you've always wanted. The right-hand Monte Carlo stock is made of beech and has checkering on the forearm and pistol grip. It comes with iron sights, but you'll want to mount a scope on the 11mm dovetails to get the most accuracy. Only 36 lbs. cocking effort.

This a great varmint hunting and pest control tool. The 460 Magnum utilizes an under-lever cocking mechanism that provides superior leverage when cocking the airgun, resulting in less cocking effort than other spring airguns. With easy to use top-side loading port, micro adjustable sights, fixed rifles barrel, scope capability, and a classic American Sporter stock with rubber butt pad, the 460 magnum delivers the performance, power and grace expected from an RWS rifle. Be one of the first to own this outstanding gun.

RWS 460 Magnum Features
  • Spring-piston
  • Underlever
  • Single-shot
  • 2-stage adjustable TO6 trigger
  • Iron sights (adj. rear)
  • Checkered forearm & grip
  • Monte Carlo stock w/raised RH cheekpiece
  • 36 lbs. cocking effort
  • Beautifully executed stock work and bluing
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Summary
Diana RWS 460 Magnum
4.6
58 Reviews
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76% (44)
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62% Recommend this product (36 of 58 responses)
By Todd
Horseheads, NY
Yes you get what you pay for.
September 6, 2019
Ok,When I wanted a magnum air springer I wanted the best and I got it.When I bought this from AGD for 399.00 and got the Hawke 4x32 AO mil dot scope for the rifle 79.00. All i can say is WOW, It's A tack driver.I can't comment on the open sights as I have only shot this rifle with optics.Make sure you clean the rifle and wipe all the extra oil off because it will diesel for a lot of shots.
ProsHand crafted beauty, From the blueing to the wood finish.Rifle is a dam tack driver with optics, Great value for a under lever magnum springer.
ConsRifle comes shipped with lots of extra oil on it, wipe it down. Make sure to check and tighten all the screws after shooting this beast, they will loosen.
Best UsesField targets, Punching paper, And yes it's a small game hunters dream.
By Dave G.
Candia, NH
BAD RIFLE!
April 12, 2018
I wanted to LOVE this gun, unfortunately it DID NOT LIVE UP TO THE HYPE! Installed a drooper rail to take care of the awful barrel droop, however it WOULD NOT ZERO side to side! VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS RIFLE!!!!!
Best UsesI guess you could use it as a baseball bat!
By Luan D.
Northern VA
Very powerful but seems to have quality issue
January 21, 2018
I seldom need to use this air rifle but when I use it to get rid of squirrels, it does the job exceptionally well. Unfortunately, I recently experience a jam after trying to cock it. The cocking safety wouldn't not release and the cocking lever wouldn't budge. At this point, the trigger doesn't work, as neither the trigger safety. I'd say I've put no more than 200 rounds, based pm the tin of 250 pellets of RWS Meisterkugeln .22 cal. pellets. Since it is weekend, UmarexUSA office isn't open. We'll see if their warranty and customer service are more reliable than the 460 Magnum.
ProsVery accurate.
ConsSomewhat heavy and unreliable.
By lenny
Taunton mass
460 mag
March 29, 2017
The rws 460 mag is very powerful and very accurate so far out to 50 yds I got a couple of fliers but that's for the pellets I believe the ones I used were not match grade I did have a problem with the gun the plastic spring sleeve broke after only 7 shots now this would be a big problem for the average guy b cause you need a spring depressor for air guns I had one I called the rws rep they shipped it out in 3 days I had my gun shooting again
ProsVery accurate and powerful
ConsPlastic sleeve used as spring guide needs work
By Shawn K.
Chehalis,Washington
REFURBISHED WELL
December 12, 2016
I have no idea what this rifle looked like before refurbishing but I received it brand new looking. The action on it is very smooth and shoots nice n straight right out of the box first or second time, heck I really don't know. Thank you AIRGUN DEPOT for prompt shipping on a great product at a reasonable price.
ProsRWS
ConsNone yet
By Matthew H.
New Mexico
Great, but...
November 12, 2016
I wanted a nicely crafted rifle with good power and iron sights. This rifle is mostly what I expected, including the plastic parts from other reviews, and a couple small detractors.
ProsAs in all reviews, appears well made. Looking forward to enjoying it for many years. It's accurate producing quarter size groups at 20 meters with open sights and artillery hold. I've only fired around 200 pellets, but it really likes Jumbo Exact regular and heavy.
ConsI was hoping for a less run of the mill piece of wood for the stock. It's well made, great checkering, but very plain, straight grain. Also, and I'm not convinced this is the rifle, all my pretty groups hit about 3" left with all pellets, from the bench, offhand, doesn't matter. To center, I had to move the rear sight over nearly to the farthest setting, which looks weird and distracts me. If the rear sight is misaligned, windage setting will change with distance. I have to test more.
By Noble
MD
Questionable lifetime warranty
October 20, 2016
I Purchased the 460 Magnum .22 cal based on the RWS reputation and having owned two other problem free RWS rifles. After shooting fewer than 50 shots over a period of less than three months, a small pin in the cocking mechanism broke (fractured) as I was cocking the rifle and as a result part of the cocking mechanism also bent. I contacted Airgun Depot and was advised that I would have to contact UMAREX USA for the warranty service as I had had the rifle over 2 months and they were unable to accept the rifle past that period. UMAREX advised that they would send a new pin and clip but the other part would not be covered because I had probably bent it by trying to cock the rifle after the pin broke and I should not have tried cock the rifle after said had pin broken. The parts were internal and I was unaware of the damage until the rifle would not cock for the next shot. I was charged over $14.00 for shipping a small 1/4" pin and C-clip. I was told with the replacement of the other part would be $34 plus shipping for a combined charge in excess of $54.00. I've had good service with Airgun Depot and give them a five star rating. On the other hand UMAREX USA cast a significant doubt on their claims of a lifetime warranty on the Diana RWS product line. I know even the best products can sometimes have an issue but I also feel that a $559.00 rifle should last longer than 50 shots and 2-1/2 months before the buyer has to pay an excessive shipping fee for what I perceive as a defective part then pay for the collateral damage to the rifle as a result of that defect.
ProsRifle has good trigger pull, shot and grouped very well when working and had a nice finish.
ConsBroke in less than 2-1/2 months and fewer tha 50 shots fired. Disappointing warranty service.
By Jeff
Plano, Texas
Impressive
July 18, 2016
Got this rifle for pest control in the suburbs. Used it already for said purpose and its a tack driver. Haven't shot a pellet gun in over 40 years and I must say they have vastly improved. Could have used one of these when I was 10 years old. The fit and finish of this is gun is very good and on par with many big game rifles.
By Barney
Pflugerville, TX
A real step up
June 1, 2016
I have been shooting my .22 460 Magnum for a few days now and it is incredible. The fit and finish are in the same category if not better than a centerfire rifle. I am somewhat new to Air Rifles owning only a Gamo Bone collector and a Remington Express. The Bone Collector is falling apart and the Express is just ok especially compared to the 460. I mounted the scope and my first shot after a cleaning was spot on. I really like the adjustability of the trigger which is predictable and constant. The cocking is a little rough and I have not been able to test the velocity yet but the shooting is a blast. I see in the other comments that velocity is an issue but I'm my initial tests it outperforms my other rifles. the quality is worth the extra price. I am a lot more confident in my shooting with an under lever
ProsGreat finish, Better scope mount than my other rifles. Accurate as heck. Is a great feeling Rifle
ConsPlastic trigger, Deserves a better scope. Cocking has a rough spot at the end of the cycle. Typically I would be looking for some metal to metal binding but it has not affected the performance so far. a bit louder than i expected.
By Dave
St. Pete, FL
Sweet Shooter
May 15, 2016
I got lucky and bought the 22 caliber version refurbished. When you see these come up there not going to last more than 24 hours so grab one if you can. I've owned it three days now and I've put probably 300 pallets through it, mostly Crossman premiere.

The first thing I noticed upon unboxing was how light the rifle is. When I got it all unwrapped and had a chance to shoulder it I couldn't believe how well balanced it felt. Then I started to notice the fine woodgrain and the checkering on the fore grip and on the handle. The bluing is deep and rich; when you shake the gun it makes no noise ot rattle whatsoever. I gave it a good cleaning checked all the screws which weren't loose to begin with, mounted a Center Point 4--16x44 illuminated mil-dot scope and started firing away. I was zeroed in 10 rounds at 20 yards and was able to get nickel sized groups within 10 minutes of sitting down, a 1st for me.

3 days and 300 rounds later, I couldn't be happier. Put the crosshairs where you want to hit, pull the trigger and you hit exactly where you aim. The gun was a little stiff but started to loosen up after around 50 shots. Now it cycles smooth as butter. I'd say it probably takes 37 pounds or something like that to cock the rifle.

In some ways it behaves like a magnum springer but in other ways it doesn't shoot or feel like a magnum. My experience has been that most magnum Springers are hard to cock. This rifle being an underlever is easy to cock. Magnum Springers for the most part aren't as accurate as their non magnum counterparts but this rifle is the most accurate and fun to shoot springer I own out of 13, one of which is an RWS 48.

I removed the front site because I have big hands and it was making it challenging to load pallets. The T06 trigger is amazing. There's a slight first stage and then a very crisp second stage you always know when the rifle is going to fire. I'd say the trigger is close to 2 pounds maybe less. When siting in my targets I have to keep my finger out of the trigger guard because the trigger is that light. This light trigger makes for better accuracy.

I can't say enough about how well engineered and beautiful rifle this is. Everything about the rifle exudes craftsmanship and quality. The woodgrain and the monte Carlo style butt stock are so beautiful you'll have almost as much fun looking at it as you will shooting it. You gun enthusiasts understand what I mean.
Pros The look the feel the build quality, trigger, checkering the butt stock the fact that it's an underlever. It's so well balanced that it doesn't feel like it weighs close to 8 1/4 pounds unscoped. Accurate accurate accurate.
ConsPlastic trigger and plastic safety, once you take the gun off safe you can't put it back on safe.
By Bill
Montgomery, PA
Major disappointment for the money
November 8, 2015
1150fps is a joke as the fps is no where even close. I have trouble calling this a magnum air rifle when I compare it to My Hatsan .22 caliber which is faster and a lot less money. The fit and fit on the RWS 460 is nice and it shoots well but the fps number should be corrected to real world numbers. I will keep this in my collection but as a reminder that just because it cost more doesn't always mean you get a better product. And that reviews don't always give you all of the information needed
Prosgood looking rifle with nice fit and finish. easy cocking effort and loading
Consnon real world fps numbers cheap in my opinion stained beech wood stock
By matt
rochester, NY
I got lucky with this rifle just as the squirrel's luck ran out.
November 6, 2015
I got the refurb .22 and it was in perfect condition. Usually the .22s sell faster than the .177s so when you see one...GRAB IT!
The only thing you don't get is the lifetime warranty, but I'm sure that may not be necessary with this quality rifle.
Every metal part and the wood stock also- has tight tolerances and is very obviously top-quality machining and craftsmanship.
Every moving part feels tight with no play. You can certainly feel and see the difference between this and a similar looking knock-off from (a large country in asia)
This gun is a little front-heavy because of the solid underlever cocking rod, and the barrel is quite beefy as well, and it is not the more slender type as found on the other "34" models. This is NOT a complaint!
The cocking effort is moderate, but smooth. There is a secure locking mechanism at the end of the cocking stroke that prevents the lever from snapping back closed. Good safety, but makes me hold the gun a different way than what I might be used to, to make a faster more efficient motion. Again, NOT a complaint. Every gun of mine has a different personality.
The iron sights are of decent quality. I can clearly see the neighbors cat through the sights. Yeah, the cat that poops in my garden. No, I can't pull the trigger on that son of an itch, but I'm sure the smooth T-O6 trigger would send a few high-speed stingers his way pretty accurately. I can supply a couple grey and bushy-tailed references that will attest to the power and accuracy. Oh wait, no I can't... I've already eaten them.
ProsCan scare up plenty of local, abundant, sustainable food with this, and have some fun too!
Cons______________________________________!!!!
By Bill
Montgomery, PA
HUGE disappointment
October 24, 2015
I just received my 460 magnum yesterday and for the money spent it is a real disappointment. I'm comparing it to My Hatsan Torpedo 100 in .22 caliber which is much faster/ more powerful then the RSW 460 Magnum and at a lower price point. I really can't recommend this air rifle.
ProsNice fit and finish is about all that I found to be good.
Consunderpowered and overpriced in My opinion for a so called Magnum air rifle. The advertised 1000fps is a joke!!! The stock appears to be stained beech which I find to be kind of cheap for the money spent. I'll keep the rifle as a bitter reminder that more money doesn't mean better quality. Word of advice stay far way from this rifle!!
By Mark
Florida Keys
Great gun, when it's not broke!
October 23, 2015
I've had my RWS 460 for a year and a half now and it has performed well. I use it to 'encourage' iguanas to stay off my property. My gun has failed twice. Once it had to be returned for warranty work. Just lately I've sheared a clevis pin. A minor failure and easy enough to repair, but Umarex does not have the part in stock and can't guess on when they will. It could be months. I'm sure I can jury rig something, but I didn't expect to be making field repairs on a five hundred dollar air rifle.

ProsPowerful and accurate.
ConsNot reliable. Also it's very loud when you shoot it. It is however, very quiet when it's broke.
By Art
North America
Coyote killer
October 19, 2015
'Dropped a coyote, unconscious, with a between-the-eyes head shot at 27 meters. 'Couple more shots, up close, ensured that he'd not regain consciousness before the turkey vultures stripped his carcass. 'Have not mastered the 'artillery' hold that's needed to milk this weapon for its full potential so this extra bit of finesse (that's not necessary with the pin-point pellet placement in my PCP Benjamin Marauder .25 caliber) is the sole reason for dropping it by one 'star' off of a five-star rating. The finish on the stock is rich and deep (compared to sort of a shallow, almost lacquered, finish on the Benjamin). The Benjamin is the local squirrels' 'public enemy #1' and this is #2 since the squirrels don't know what a fine finish is on this firearm (but they're succumbing in large numbers to the Benjamin). For finish and workmanship, my RWS 460 is the most handsome firearm that I own.
ProsFinish Muzzle energy Workmanship
ConsAdaptation to 'artillery hold' handling style needed for consistent 30-40 meter shot placement.
By william
australia
exelent
October 19, 2015
i love it iv had one for 5 years pretty accurate and it has never missed a beat or in this cass shoot
Prosit comes with an iron sight
Conslittle hard to cook especially for a 12vy or 14 year old girls that is very weak
By Dan
Jupiter, Fl
Accurate Accurate Wow!
August 3, 2015
I'm new to premium air guns, I hope this helps someone who's interested, but reluctant. I went to the Local sporting goods store and bought a 22 cal, Benjamin Nitro, when it first came out? The gun has so much potential, but the trigger sucked! I found out most everybody agreed. I researched, found Charlie the Tuna, afterwards I had a good gun. I wanted to buy a better gun, I bought a Beeman HW 97K WOW, came with scope. I loved the gun instantly! I was shooting "1" groups at 30 yds, I thought I was doing good! I then bought a Diana 460 magnum. I was interested in accuracy. I concentrated on the 97, shot the 460, 50-60 times with open sights. Then I talked to the guys at the Depot, ordered the proper one piece mount, Hawk Sport mil dot scope. I got the 460 shooting "1" groups at 30 yds, thought I was doing good! I kept reading these reviews, guys kept saying, see what pellets you're gun likes! Thank you guys for the advice. I'm 51 years young, need the scope to shoot well. I was shooting German guns, so I only owned RWS pellets? I ordered some JSB EXACT Jumbo Diablos, OMG! Both guns, now shoot 5 shot groups at 30yds, (off a bag) I'm pissed off when I can't cover them with a dime! I've shot two groups so far that I only needed half a dime. The pellet change made it seem like I had my guns tuned? I would have never believed pellets would make that much difference, guys thanks for continually mentioning the JSB's... RWS should recommend them instead of their own brand! I'm shooting both guns everyday since I discovered how much they improved on this new diet. I am shooting 15.89 grains. At 30 yds I need binoculars, they are literally going in the same hole. Now I know what the guns are capable of, when I pull one half and inch, or loose concentration, it's me. Guy's on here know what there talking about. I have owned this gun 2 years, but just really figured out the correct ammo, what a difference! Buy a good gun, read these reviews, see which pellets people agree shoot well from that model. You will save yourself lots of time and frustration. I did not realize both of my guns were capable of grouping 5 pellets at 30 yds consistently in groups smaller than dimes, I shot the wrong pellets for 1.5 years. Now I enjoy shooting both my guns, everyday. I'm shooting much better too. I now understand, if I start to spread out, my stock screws are loose, or my scope is, I love the RWS 460, it doesn't love RWS ammo. I hope this helps someone else.
ProsTrigger, accuracy.
ConsAmmo sensitive, but all guns are to some extent.
By Thomas
Mountville, PA
Best spring gun I have
April 28, 2015
I have several spring guns, including a RWS 36. While my 36 has been the best of my springers, that has now changed. The first 460 that I got from AD had a rough breech where the pellet was inserted. There were metal slivers that would catch on my finger. I shot it in my garage to check the fps (Chrony) the 14 gr Crosman averaged 870fps. I returned this one and they sent another in one week. These guys are great. Always return to AD if you can, they are great, I have delt with Umerex before and it was an expensive nightmare. Avoid at all costs. Yeah, I know, lifetime warranty--blah blah. You will pay shipping & ins both ways and they will blame you first. The second gun I got is in perfect cond. and is absolutely deadly at 60 yds. using a 6X RWS scope. Diabolo 18s are best so far. The fps of this one is 850 ( with the Crosmans), so I lost a little, but it is still more than my Ben. Disc. I also bought the Williams peep for this ( just in case it eats the 6X scope) and it also works great.
ProsVery accurate--hits hard--don't need to use art. hold--looks great--peep sight is almost as good as a scope, even with the wide front sight.
ConsHeavy, really heavy with a scope and one piece mount. Tight space to load the pellet. If you use a scope or peep, remove the factory open sight, that will give more room to load pellets. Warning, shooting this can lead to addiction to top of the line guns.
By Rick
USA
RWS 460 Magnum
March 20, 2015
Purchased this air rifle several weeks ago, and just now had a chance to give it a try. First off, item arrived well packaged and undamaged. My first ten rounds were shot using the iron sights and I was so impressed with the grouping I decided to give it a try with a scope I purchased just for this air gun. The scope is a Hawke 3-9X40 AO and is mounted on the rifle with UTG droop compensator and weaver rings. Now, I haven't shot anything in probably 20 years so when I put the lead down range (13 yards - in basement) without any adjustments to the scope I was pretty surprised- see photo. It will be fun to shoot it when the weather warms and get to see how it performs at 30 yards. Purchased rifle with the thought of eliminating some problem Chimp Monks and squirrels but not sure if I can do it. As I mature (ok, get older) not sure I can let the air out of those poor creatures. Note, the first time I cocked the air rifle the safety did not extend fully. Not sure if every thing was just stiff or what, but the rifle would not fire. Finally after re-cocking and watching the bear trap mechanism I could see the safety was fully extended. Trigger is awesome. When it fires, I'm surprised.
ProsPower, accuracy and workmanship.
ConsLoading of pellet into chamber.
By Wayne
Texas
What everybody else said
December 17, 2014
Beautiful, well-made gun. Shot great right out of the box. If you order one, I would emphasize that the gun isn't cocked until the auto-safety is fully extended and the white dot is fully visible. I was cocking it just to the point of the anti-beartrap mechanism catching, which caused me some consternation until I re-read the instructions and noted there should be no negative resistance on the lever arm after the gun is loaded and the lever is released. The good news in all that is I ran a soft barrel cleaner through several times to back out the pellets that weren't firing, and I got a considerable amount of the preservative gunk out they come from the manufacturer with. You'll love this gun if you get a chance to shoot one.
ProsAccurate, powerful, fairly quiet.
ConsNone that I've found yet.
By CRAIG
HEBERSPRINGS ARKANSAS
rws 460 mag.
November 23, 2014
ive owned this gun several yrs and use it to racoon hunt at night. 95% kill rate with head shots. the 5% r my mistakes not the gun. i also take 80 yard shots often with great results i recomend this power house to anyone. it has a lifetime warranty where benjamine maranda has 1 yr. i fired a 20 cal tunsten sabot threw this 22 cal rifle into a deer skull and it penertrated the center (between the eyes easily. THIS IS NO TOY..

ConsPULLED TRIGGER ACCIDENTLY WITH BARREL COCKED AND NOW TRIGGER HAS TO B PULLED SAME TIME TO COCK
By Joe D.
Harvard, MA
Beautiful Accurate .22 Springer
November 15, 2014
This is the best and most beautiful air rifle that I own. The quality of the workmanship is outstanding. I use a Benjamin .22 Discovery with a scope as my squirrel sniper rifle, but I wanted something with on barrel open sights that does not have the shot limitation of a PCP with the same or better power. The RWS Diana fits that bill easily as my new in the field bush whacking pellet rifle. It was accurate right out of the box and I never touched the open sights at all. I am breaking it in at an indoor 50 foot range using lead free H&N Barracuda Greens and Gamo PCB. It seems to be insensitive to the pellet type or hold and accurate out of the box. In fact, instead of the usual springer artillery hold, the 460 seems to do best with a regular rifle hold. Once I got use to the 460, all were going into a one inch black at 50 feet using the on barrel open sights. In the field, the first two shots resulted in two dead gray squirrels, one at 10 feet and the second via a head shot at 22 yards, both using 14.3g Benjamin HPs. That's why I wanted power and accuracy with open sights - scopes don't do well at 10 feet and then 22 yards - most scopes can't be used at less than 10 yards. While all pellets tried have been accurate, I like the Benjamin 14.3g HPs and they are seeing 890 FPS for 25 FPE with the 460 (for reference my Discovery PCP sees 815 FPS for 22 FPE using the same pellet). I do not plan on mounting a scope - I will stay with the open sights.
ProsBeautiful workmanship and high quality, fixed barrel accuracy out of the box, very smooth and accurate springer and exceptional T06 trigger; not hold or pellet sensitive. Some Chrony numbers: Benjamin 14.3g get 890 FPS for 25 FPE; RWS Superdome 14.5g get 883 FPE for 25 FPE; H&N Barracuda Match 21.14g get 669 FPS for 21 FPE.
ConsNone. This is a beautiful .22 springer hunting rifle.
By Michael E.
Atlanta, GA
Powerful Well Made Gun.
July 11, 2014
RWS 460 Magnum .22 is my favorite hunting air rifle. It is very well made and and accurate. I like it more that my RWS 48 and 350 because it just feels better in my hand.
Proseverything
Consnone
By Bob
United States
T06 trigger, great value & great Airgun Depot service.
July 10, 2014
I had ordered the NP2 prior to this and then cancelled prior to ship date after reading the reviews. I so glad I spent the extra money to get a high quality gun. I will enjoy this rifle for many years and still be able to pass it down. BTW the stock and bluing on this is a nice step up from what I've found on guns less than $500.00
ProsGerman craftsmanship Having fun with targets Real power for pest
ConsMight be a ittle tough to cock if you're small
By Jerry
Gretna, VA
Great air rifle!
June 25, 2014
I received the RWS 460 Magnum yesterday and I am amazed at how good it looks! The fit and finish is suberb and it appeared brand new! After very carefully scrutiny I managed to find a small scratch on the forearm of the stock that is hardly noticeable. This gun not only looks good, it shoots good right out of the box! After zeroing in the scope it was one hole in the target @ 18 yds! I can hit an 8 inch steel plate @ 60 yards every time and I am not that great of a shooter!
ProsBeautiful, accurate, good trigger.
ConsNone
By Dan
Washington State, USA
Great Rifle
June 4, 2014
I was very pleasantly surprised by the high quality of this German made rifle. The quality of the fit and finish is better than most of my sporting rifles. The stock looks and feels like a hunting rifle. The cocking lever reminds me of the gas tube on an M1 Garand in appearance. The stock is slender with excellent balance and points very well. It is easy to cock but not quite as easy as my full length RWS 34. I have tried several pellets but have found that accuracy is very good to excellent with all of them. It does seem to have a slight preference toward RWS Superdomes, but I need to further test this with a scope (although I'm not sure I need a scope on this rifle). My rifle is in 22 caliber.
ProsI like everything about this rifle. I would buy another one if it were available in 25 caliber. I have quite a few rim fire and center fire rifles but I am actually having more fun with this air rifle. At the cost of the pellets, you can shoot it all day at very little cost. I'm actually taking this one out of the safe before my FNFAL or Garands. This rifle is nothing like the near toy-like quality of the air rifles of my youth.
ConsThere are no significant cons. I would like the front sight to be hooded like the RWS 34.
By Bart
Redmond,OR
Great Pellet Gun
May 30, 2014
I have run this gun for about one year now trying to thin our out of control rock chuck population. Dogs and wife don't like the crack of the powder burners so I gave this gun a try. At 50 yards and under(with well placed shots) it will take down big fat chucks all day long. I have tried a host of pellets and it seems the crosman premier round nose 14.3 grains work consistently well. This gun was not really happy with the 20 plus grain ammo in my hands. Get a good scope mount and a decent piece of glass for it. The gun deserves it. If you hold it right sub one inch groups at 50 yards are not difficult. At 25 yards this gun will shoot right through 5/8's plywood. This is not an inexpensive purchase but it is a quality rig that works.
Prosaccurate,powerful, not too noisy,nice fit and finish, will last a lifetime if cared for properly
Conslittle harder to load than a break barrel if your hands are large, little on the heavy side to shoot off hand at distance
By John S.
us
Refurb RWS 460
March 8, 2014
Wonderful gun! Very accurate, beautiful, and powerful. Germans make really nice guns hands down. I own the 34, 52, and 350 all of them are superb air rifles. For the money this was a great deal. These gun will last a life time. Have the model 34 in nickle (NLA) no longer available since the late 80's early 90's and still shooting strong. If you get a chance to own one of these on a refurb deal don't hesitate. MSRP is ok, but It's always great to get a deal. Highly recommend it. Put a scope on it and it shoots phenomenally accurate.
ProsBeautiful wood stock, power, accuracy, bargain pricing, T06 trigger
ConsCocking it seemed grainy at first. Cleaned it up a bit. No problem after
By Douglas N.
Kelseyville Ca.
Great product
March 2, 2014
The rifle is very accurate and dependable!
By Sid
Newark, OH
Powerful & smooth shooting
February 1, 2014
This is my first .22 caliber air rifle & I'm very pleased with the way the RWS 460 shoots. It was very smooth shooting & didn't have the spring "twang" I usually experience with spring rifles. Didn't feel the need to adjust the trigger because the pull weight seemed light enough for my purpose. Accuracy is very good & variations are minimal with the pellets I've tried so far. Still experimenting with different weights & brands to find the most accurate pellet. Build quality is top notch as you would expect from a German made air rifle. The rifle has a lot of power and pellets in the 14 to 15 grain weight range do pretty well at knocking over my steel .22 rim fire targets. This will make a great small game hunting rifle for shooters 16 or older. The cocking effort is pretty stout so take this into consideration when purchasing this rifle.
Pros1) Very high quality craftsmanship. 2) Powerful & accurate.
Cons1) Rifle is a bit on the heavy side.
By Andrei
Charlotte, NC
I love it, and I enjoy it!
January 26, 2014
You can shoot squirrels all day long... head shoots.
If I go hunt something, I take my RWS 460 with no doubts. I don't like it as much as my tx200 for target shooting. My wife like it a lot! Her name is Diana...
The gun is accurate, easy to shoot, easy to maintain.
You get a nice feeling even on rainy days... just taking it out the case and looking thru the scope, feeling the weight of it resting on your hands, or just cleaning the gun.
You can not regret this investment!
ProsVery nice gun, easy to cock (easier than my TX200mkIII ), very accurate. The gun is light, even with Hawke Sport Optics EV 3-9x50 AO Panorama scope. You can carry it all day long and enjoy it. Its easy to run the cleaning pellets thru the barrel (compare to my TX200). The safety is much better than on my tx200!
ConsThe mounts for the scope that comes with it for free are not good... The scope keeps slipping all the time. Had to buy another mounts and scope (which I was planning initially, but I could not enjoy the gun as soon as I got it in the mail). If you can not afford another scope, just get you some nice mounts, this scope is better than the sights.
By Boyet
Chicago
RWS 460 Diana 22 cal.
December 3, 2013
After reading all the reviews those gunner about this rifle RWS 460 22cal. I decided to get one for myself. Finally! now I can tell my self that this rifle is really one of the best in Spring Under-lever! I try shooting it in 20 yards! and wow its powerful and accurate! The quality, is very refined well crafted! Like my Hatzan BT65..25 cal. Its good that I did not listen to the Guy name Dirty Harry from Top Air Gun...he said that 22 caliber in Under lever or Break barrel Spring piston cannot be accurate as .177 caliber. He said too that 22 cal. pellet is too heavy for the power given by spring piston?! That's BOGUS?!! why RWS and other Manufacturer made 22 cal. in a first place! plus if you are not satisfied to the rifle you get..you can exchange or return it anyway!
ProsExcellent, accurate, and powerful one of its kind Spring Piston Rifle!
ConsZero...except those who said that this rifle is not Good!
By Dimitri
Sahuarita, AZ
RWS 460 Magnum .22
November 24, 2013
The Rifle came 2 days ago and this is my third refurbished RWS. The Rifle is like new same like the other ones I have. By the third Shoot with a Scope, I was in the Bull eye on 65'.! I try it to 130' and had to make the Scope three clicks up and Vu a la, Bull eye again! Awesome Rifle, on accuracy, steel material and a wood stock. As far as handling, you can not ask for more. Do not look any father, buy it and worth every Penny.
ProsAccuracy, $$$ price, Craftsmanship, Power.
ConsOnes you push the safety Lever in, to take a Shoot, you can not engage it back on again or discharge the air from the Piston. You have to take the shoot. On less there is a Trick to it which I do not know.
By robert
, south dakota
best gun for hunting well worth the extra money!
October 10, 2013
I did a lot of research before buying a air gun. this one is hands down the best spring gun on the market! spending the extra money was well worth it. If you are looking for a great gun to shoot long range and be able to have the power to deliver. this is the perfect gun. This is the best of both worlds speed and and knock down. when you hit your pray you know. You get the "thawap" of the pellet hitting.
Prosmy farthest kill so far was 132 yards and spun the animal in a 180 and down it went. I'm sighted in at 110 yards . Look at what one shot to a can does.
ConsThe safety is not aloud to be put back to safe once taken off. So not safe if you don't shoot.
By Paul
South Carolina
Very well made!
June 14, 2013
This is a finely crafted air rifle. It has a nice weight and balance to it. The cocking weight is heavy, but for the power it has that is to be expected. If you're in the market for a magnum springer, this is the one!
By Darrell
Plainville, Georgia
Very Impressive!
May 14, 2013
I took my new 460 .22 caliber out yesterday to sight it in, and was very impressed when the first three shots fired, while not on target, all went into one ragged hole. Two clicks to the left and one click down put it dead on at 20 yards. I already had a model 52 in .177, but this one seems far more powerful!
ConsIf I had a con it would be the cocking effort, which is rather stiff, but not really a problem. Its definitely not for a kid!
By George G.
Atlanta, GA
Best Airgun I have bought
May 1, 2013
This rifle screams nothing but quality craftsmanship. RWS takes a lot of pride in their work. The rifle is a bit heavy but I expected that. Its not an issue for me nor is cocking. Very accurate and powerful. I found that the artillery hold works best. Im right handed so I let the rifle lay in my left hand with open palm and I dont butt the rifle against my shoulder. When I pull the trigger I let the rifles recoil float. The recoil is not bad at all; the rifle absorbs most of it. A T06 trigger came with mine and I have no issues with the rifle. AGD (Payton in customer service) went out of their way to get this to me in time for my Grandsons birthday. Im going to buy another one for myself. Very happy and no regrets.
ProsAll around quality, you get what you pay for!
ConsNo cons
By Greg
Washington
RWS 460 Magnum
March 26, 2013
In general, really like the rifle. Fit and finish is nice and is very accurate. I put out five rounds right out of the box at 15 yards that you could cover with a small button. Actually, three of the pellets essentially went through the same holes. The safety is not as positive as I would like. If you look at it wrong, it slides forward into the firing position which means you have to be EXTRA CAUTIOUS when handling it when it is calked and loaded.
By stephen
Zephyrhills, FL
A high end rifle but buyer must be prepared for some plastic parts
March 8, 2013
I ordered this gun in the hopes that I would be buying a gun that will last a lifetime. I also did not realize it has a plastic fore-end, trigger, and trigger guard. While plastic may also last a life-time, I make it a policy to buy guys that are largely metal with the exception of grips etc because I do not want to take a chance. I love the feel of an all metal and wood gun and the machining/craftsmanship that go with them.

This gun as a shooter may be better or worse, but I did not shoot mine. I looked at it and boxed it up to return it. I have no experience with other RWS options but buyer beware, even though this is a high-end rifle it is not all-metal and wood, the way you might imagine.
ProsWeight, size, stock, and everything that isn't plastic
ConsThe trigger, fore-end/sight assembly, trigger guard, and the elevation adjustment knob on the rear sight are all plastic.
By JCF
Ocala Florida
A big MISTAKE... Almost!
December 15, 2012
The PROBLEM: Those pesky cute rats known as squirrels. Yes those rodents that cost me 2k to repair a pool heater, A.C., and replace all my lounge chair cushions those rodents used to make their nests.

The TASK: Terminate rodents.

The SOLUTION: I purchased a Gamo Bull Whisper Extreme Air Rifle. Returned the piece of junk. Then I purchased the RWS 460 from AGD. Absolutely flawless air rifle but really heavy and a challenge to cock. Although it was love at first sight, I was at an personal impasse with pros/cons.

I boxed up the 460 and requested a RMA from AGD. For 6 days I passed that cardboard box with regret. On 12-12-12 AGD emailed me my RMA and as I was about to put on the shipping label I decided hold off.
The following morning those pesky rodents were on my new patio furniture clawing away. I busted open the cardboard box and unpacked the 460. I cocked it, dropped in a .22 pellet, with stealth I went outside and swiftly terminated the fleeing rodent at 15 yards. The other rodents must have heard the commotion as they too fled from behind my pool heater, scampering to the brink of safety or so they thought, when I swiftly terminated a second rodent.

The RWS 460 is absolutely the finest air gun system I have shot. Ok so it's a little heavier and some strength is necessary to cock it... however, flawed my initial physical interaction was with the 460, it's smooth, balanced, and crisp! WOW! I almost made a BIG MISTAKE by returning it!

Ohhhhhh... BTW, AGD if you actually read this review I'm not returning my 460, sorry.
ProsWell built, sturdy, balanced, and smooth crisp trigger. Impressive high end appearance.
ConsWeight and pressure it takes to cock system.
By Gary
Central Point, Oregon
AWESOME!!! Air Gun, Very Smooth, Powerful, Accurate
November 23, 2012
I was quite surprised after the first few shots from this rifle. It has it all. It is very Smooth and this is my new favorite of my Air Guns. The 460 Magnum, is POWERFUL, yet very smooth. It shoots pellets FAST with a VERY HARD Impact!! It is very accurate too. This is a quality gun that has simplicity and is elegant. The T06 trigger is a really nice trigger that is adjustable. I have not need to adjust the trigger yet. The bluing is real nice and even. All markings are very well done, all composite/plastic is top quality weapon grade and is heavy duty. I shot at a few bricks at 40 yards and it took a very large chunk out of the brick, and made a cool ricochet sound. Shooting cans at 40 yards, the pellets go through both sides of can like butter, and continue with plenty of power. Be careful of what is behind your target, as this is a beast of a gun. I have A LOT of powder guns in various calibers and I also have a few air guns, but this air gun is my favorite. Do your self a favor, don't buy the cheaply made garbage guns like Benjamin/Crosman cheap Chinese guns. Pay the very little extra and get something decent like any gun from RWS. They are the VERY BEST for the price. The RWS 34P is also awesome, just less power. This gun feels lighter in your arms than it is. LOP, length, and size is great. It has a very substantial feel that I really like. I have read that some people have said the front iron sight is too wide. I say BS, it is perfect. The target should be floating on top of the the front and rear sights, a little front sight paint is all that is needed, but a good 4-16x40 AO MD IR scope with a solid weaver rail mount will allow all that power to really reach out to those 100 yard shots. Did I mention this gun is AWESOME?? If you can only have one gun this should be at the top of your short list. Airgun Depot is great and shipped it same day I ordered. That is fast, and I had it in 3 days.
Pros460 magnum, lots of POWER, hard hitting, power is very smooth, not hard to cock, and the trigger is awesome. It has a smooth pull w/clean crisp trigger break. The wood stock is nice. Quality! Quality! Quality! Simplicity at its best, all composite plastic is excellent! The Iron sights are nice. They are heavy duty but need to have some hi-viz gun paint on the front sight.
ConsThings I did NOT like: nothing as far as this fine RWS gun goes. I wish I had bought a RWS gun first, instead of buying/wasting $$ on my Benjamin Trail NP .22 All Weather POS, as it is Chinese JUNK. Crosman/Benjamin American company producing cheap Chinese garbage. I wish we, the USA, could produce fantastic quality made guns like RWS does.
By Rodney
dawson B.C.
Love it
August 24, 2012
I bought this gun a week ago and love it. Lots of power and good groupings. When you get the feel of it, it hits were you aim and the trigger is great. The t06 is way nicer then the t05.. bottom line i love it!
ProsHard hitting and nice trigger.
ConsHeavy
By Dave
Maine
RWS 460 Magnum
January 2, 2012
An absolutely beautiful rifle. I bought this in addition to my RWS 48. The 460 is a little heavy in the field and prefer the 48 for field shooting, however, for straight target shooting the 460 is a beast.
ProsLooks amazing on my gun rack.
ConsA little heavy especially with the RWS scope.
By primo
rws 460
September 7, 2011
THIS IS A TOP OF THE LINE AIR RIFLE IT IS EXCELENT. I HAVE HEARD THAT SOME PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FRONT SIGHT BEING TO BIG ,BUT THE FACT IS THAT THIS RIFLE IS NOT FOR PLINKING ITS A SERIOUS HUNTING WEAPON. IT HAS KNOCK DOWN POWER & PRECISION. THE .22 IS THE WAY TO GO. ITS AN EXPENSIVE RIFLE SOME THING YOU WILL SEE FIRST HAND WHEN YOU OPEN THE BOX. ITS A MERCEDES OF ITS CLASS. YOU GOT THE BUCKS GO FOR IT.
By Mikael
Great Rifle
March 14, 2011
Amazing rifle. Buy now!
By Scott
RWS 460 .22
February 9, 2011
I just opened the box, absolutely beautiful a quality rifle . Being anxious I just sat a soup can approx 100ft from the house on the ground in the snow. I took four shots the can didnt move. To my surprise there were for holes in the center of the can, I was thrilled. If your looking for a quality fast .22,look no further. Stock was in new condition, and I had no problem with either the front sight or the trigger as others ave written about.
By Bill M.
Awesome Airgun
August 30, 2010
Easily shoots 1" groups at 50 yards. I shot a very big woodchuck in my garden that was facing away grom me. The pellet entered the shoulder traveled through the neck into the brain. The wood chuck was instantly dead. I highly recomend this gun
By toby s.
RWS 460 .177 refurb
August 6, 2010
Have wanted one of these for quite some time but were unwilling to pay the sticker price. AGD offered it in the refurbed condition and I bought one. WOW! Excellent rifle. Fast, powerful and accurate. The only blemish was the "R" stamped in the stock. Looks and shoots ike a brand new rifle.
By J W.
RWS 460 Magnum
July 23, 2010
I love this rifle. It is powerful and accurate.
I had to learn the hard way. I bought
less expensive rifles in the past thinking
I could save money and still have a good product. The cheap guns have poor tolerances and craftsmanship. They work at first then simply fall apart after extended use. The RWS 460 Magnum is the finest pellet rifle I have ever owned. I am a skeptical person and do not give praise where it is not due. The under lever cocking is easy and quick. I have tried several types of ammunition and find domed pellets between 18 and 26 grains work best. Most hollow points just get ripped apart but JSB Exact Jumbo Monsters (25.4 grains) mushroom out to almost 3/8 of an inch for super knock down power. Beeman Kodiak extra heavy also do well.
By Toby
RWS 460
July 15, 2010
I bought one in .177 and remanufactured from AGD. It came triple boxed! Beautiful gun with the R stamped in the stock of course. Shoots unreal! I have only shot it with Gamo hunters and Crosman heavy domed that I buy bulk at another site. Shooting cheap stuff like this, it cuts the 10 ring out at 10m on a 10m airgun target!!! Remember, it is not even broken in yet! Unreal! I also have a RWS48 in .22 remanufactured that I bought here as well. Not as pretty but it shoots great as well. that one now has a scope. Shooting JSB heavy pellets at 20m, 10 shots can be covered with a dime. I am a RWS man!
By Bill
RWS 460 .22 cal
February 28, 2010
I have been shooting air guns for 40 years.. Benjamin, crossman, gamo, they dont come close to the power and accuracy of this outstanding air rifle. came out of the box with fine groups.. cleaned it up.. scope, tightened any loose screws only one was slightly off torque... It is a workout to shoot for plinking around. not many kids will be taking it out of the gun safe... But. for me.. its just freakin awsome for an air rifle to be that powerful.. and that accurate.. 65 yards out.. nice 1.5 inch groups mainly cause I am not used to it yet. the more I practice with it.. the tighter the pattern gets. I use the RWS .22 Super-H-Piont 14.2 gr pellets. and I could not be more satisfied with the workmanship, power, and accuracy.. worth the money. I will hope to hand this gun down to my grandkids..
By jake
awsome
September 1, 2009
its awsome
By Mike
Outstanding Gun & Service
August 13, 2008
I received my 460 and Leapers 6-24X50 scope within a few days and had it mounted and sighted in within 45 minutes. The gun stock and barrel are top quality. I was able to achieve a 3/4 inch grouping at 30 yards and a 1 1/2 grouping at 50 yards with Predator pellets. The gun is far beyond any pellet gun I have ever owned in the past 30 years. I highly recommend the Leapers scope to compliment this excellent firearm.
By mark
rws 460
June 12, 2008
awesome power and accuracy second to none. clean rabbit kills at 75 yards. would recomend to anyone. well worth the money.
By 1shot1kill
Awesome
April 17, 2008
This gun is the best gun i have ever hunted with. Couple the accuracy and take down power of this gun, with preditor pellets, you can hunt squirles up to 55yards
By GH
RWS 460 Magnum .22 cal 1150 fps
March 15, 2008
Surprisingly good grouping straight out of the box and it definitely has plenty of power. Considering the power of this gun it has less recoil than most 1000 fps .177 cal guns that I have used.

The gun has a nice weight and balance to it for free standing shots and is a considerablty lighter than the RWS 54 (no recoil) model and nearly as accurate.

The cocking effort is also much less than the 54 model but please don't get me wrong, I love the 54 model. On performance it is hard to split these 2 guns and is really a coin flip between power vs accuracy. The 54 has the best accuracy and the 460 has the best power or if you don't have to choose one or the other then get one of each.

First shot with the 460 went clean through a 1 gallon paint can complete with contents and made the lid pop off using an RWS Superpoint pellet. Haven't tried any Beeman Kodiak pellets in it yet.

Impressive in all departments and is a quality gun.
By steve
best air rifle on the planet
October 23, 2007
does 1350 fps faster than a 9mm pistol. what more do you want.
By David
RWS 460 Magnum
November 30, -0001
This is a super airgun! Mine came shooting nickle sized groups at 30 yds. right out of the box with weighed and sized pellets. No 1 - 2000 shot settling in period for this one. Also, no need to look any further than the Crossman 14.3 grain domed pellets. They perform great and at reasonable cost. Want an airgun that will knock a cat squirrel off the limb? This one will do it!
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Diana RWS 460 Magnum
  • 0.177
    Caliber 0.177 Cal
    Velocity 1350 fps
  • 0.22
    Caliber 0.22 Cal
    Velocity 1150 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
  • 0.177
    Caliber 0.177 Cal
    Velocity 1350 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
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    Caliber 0.22 Cal
    Velocity 1000 fps
    Loudness 3-Medium
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