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Test & review: DIANA 56 Target Hunter air rifle

The DIANA 56 Target Hunter is the flagship product of DIANA's air rifles with side-cocking system. Thereby the airgun allows recoilless shooting for perfect precision. DIANA is one of the major German quality brands that has convinced air rifle shooters with its high-end-products for many years.

First of all: The DIANA 56 Target Hunter is a worth recommendation. It is the best spring-piston air rifle, which I have shot so far. You will learn something about the technology in the video and witness the extraordinary performance of the DIANA 56 Target Hunter in the shooting test. 

Technology of the air rifle DIANA 56 Target Hunter

DIANA logo on the barrel of the airgun 56 Target Hunter
DIANA 56 Target Hunter – an excellent airgun with the unique logo of the hunting goddess.

The high-end air rifle features a fixed barrel and a thumbhole stock of beech wood with an adjustable butt plate. In addition, the fine checkering on the front-stock and pistol grip underscores the beautiful design of the weapon. The attached 11 mm dovetail rail makes it possible to mount very large riflescopes easily.

The match type metal-trigger T06 is versatile adjustable. It offers thus many configuration options according to the shooters personal preferences. Moreover, the trigger is equipped with an automatic safety catch that has to be unlocked before each shot. Black is the colour used for the mat metal surface. In contrast to its sister-model – DIANA 54 AirKing – the DIANA 56 Target Hunter comes generally without open sights.

air rifle shooter AirGhandi tests the airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter
AirGhandi is testing the airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter. Check out the video for more information.

Technical data of the DIANA 56 Target Hunter air rifle

Model:DIANA 56 Target Hunter
Type:fixed barrel
System:side-cocking system
Barrel:rifled barrel
Barrel length:440 mm
Calibre:4.5 mm diabolo (.177)
Energy:7.5 joule
Magazine capacity1 round
Overall length:1.130 mm
Weight:4.6 kg

By the way, the air rifle with side-cocking system is available with up to 26 joules power. However, there are different variants with reduced velocity to meet the regulations of certain countries – a minimum of 7.5 joules.

air rifle shooter AirGhandi shows how to load the airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter
AirGhandi shows how to load the airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter in the video.

Conclusion for the DIANA 56 Target Hunter air rifle

Intended purpose: The air rifle is suitable for field target as well as recreational shooters who value high quality. Several extensive shooting tests have formed my opinion on this airgun. To summarise, the DIANA 56 Target Hunter is among the best air rifles that I have tested so far. However, when freehand shooting the shooter needs a bit of fitness to be able to hold the airgun over a longer period.

I am absolutely convinced of the recoilless shooting and the feel of the rifle stock. In fact, the DIANA 56 Target Hunter offers an ergonomic design and perfect precision. The air rifle cuts a good figure everywhere – benchrest shooting as well as freehand shooting.

thumbhole stock of the airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter
The thumbhole stock of the DIANA 56 Target Hunter with fine checkering provides ergonomics and optimum grip.
automatical safety of the air rifle DIANA 56 Target Hunter
AirGhandi shows the automatical safety of the DIANA 56 Target Hunter air rifle.
Butt plate of the airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter
The airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter features an adjustbale butt plate.

I have shot the 56 Target Hunter with JBS Exact 4.52 mm diabolos and the DIANA Bullseye 6-24x44 riflescope during the test. As you can see in the video, I was able to achieve excellent results with this setup.

airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter in the shooting test
Performance of the air rifle DIANA 56 Target Hunter in AirGhandi's shooting test.
result of the airgun DIANA 56 Target Hunter in the shooting test
AirGhandi is satisfied: "I think the result is really good."

Here are the most important features at a glance:

  • High-end model with recoilless side-cocking system
  • Ergonomic, top quality thumbhole stock
  • Cheek piece suitable for left- and right-handed shooters
  • Mat black metal surface
  • Individually adjustable butt plate
  • Precise match type metal-trigger T06 for controlled shots
  • 11 mm dovetail rail for mounting riflescopes
  • Barrel weight

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