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2 rifles, but which one?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, May 5, 2014.

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Which one is more fitting? .177

Poll closed May 11, 2014.
  1. Daystate X2 Merlyn

    37.1%
  2. Theoben MFR .177

    62.9%
  1. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    cant decide, :down:

    what i'm after;


    • Accuracy (if you believe different rifles are more accurate than others :rolleyes:)
    • Consistency
    • Crisp Trigger
    • Reliability/Ability to Repair at home
     
  2. anchovie

    anchovie Banned

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    i picked theoben just because i like theobens plus i had an air ranger but got rid of it as i couldn't get on with it
     
  3. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    Out of the two, the day state has got the best trigger
     
  4. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned

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    The Daystate for me
     
  5. warrenater

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    Mfr all day long .
     
  6. Ichabod Armacost

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    I think accuracy is down to the bloke pulling the trigger when you get into the heady realms of this price bracket. However saying that, and having read this.. http://www.gunmart.net/gun_review/theoben_rapid_mfr_carbine_adjustable

    It's the one I would go for just on the consistency figures alone which are frankly amazing. I don't think the day will ever come when I would want to splurge the thick end of a grand on an air rifle, but if I did, then the Theo would be a good choice in my opinion.
     
  7. Cymru-Dave

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    My vote was based not on experience but on a google search of the two, I like that theoben!
     
  8. tomsteebs

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    cheers guys,

    its neck an neck at the mo.
     
  9. Jed Clampit

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    Theoben - because it does wht you want and its not a Daystate!
     
  10. andy46

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    first thing,i wouldn't ask for someone to choose a rifle for me,i like to go and shoulder them first,both are great rifles in there own right,so I wont vote on which one I would choose for you,but if it was me choosing it for myself I would go for the MFR,nearly got one over the ranger
     
  11. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Something about the Theoben has swunng my vote to Daystate. I will explain why. I have a Theoben and a Daystate. The Daystate is more complicated admittedly, but that stops everyman and his chimp going in and mucking it about in the name of "improvement". The X2 is a superbly accurate rifle (I know I had a plain ordinary X2 that was) and I have a Mark 3 that is too!

    They are more complicated than the Theoben for the simple reason that the cocking mechanism also actuates the magazine, where as the Theoben rifles have a self indexing magazine system. It may pay dividends to go complicated, if not be prepared to spend some money getting previous "improvements" sorted!
     
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  12. tomsteebs

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    I've used and handled most daystates and also the mfr.
    I'm also considering 1 or 2 others including a mk4.

    Just wanted to gauge others views/popularity that might open up reasons.

    Cheers
     
  13. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    If you don't like the way a Theoben shoulders simply buy a different CS stock for it!
     
  14. Steve K

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    Both lovely rifles but, even though i like Daystates i would choose the MFR.

    The MFR is a superb rifle albeit a little dated, but can be modded easily, usually very reliable too ;)
     
  15. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Unfortunately that particular property of the rifle can cost you a lot of money to get it working properly again!
     
  16. Geordie

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    I've got a Daystate (Wolf, also had a MK4IS) and I've got an MFR (totally standard with a CS800 stock) too. It's a tough call but if I could only keep one it would be the Theoben. There's summat wholesome about the build and solidity of the thing. Mine shoulders beautifully and is perfectly balanced for me.
     
  17. ratman60

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    hello, NEITHER it would be a BSA R10 MK 2 and despite some saying about the problems a JB or XTX or mike at uk airgun tuned to top performance would be my choice.
     
  18. cloverleaf

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    While neither are perfect I'd consider the MFR a much better rifle overall; providing it has the Mk4 trigger fitted and you don't mind a bit of fettling.

    The Daystates aren't particularly well-made and are a pain to work on IMO; plus being potentially dogged by all the other issues that can affect later mech-guns; poor mag operation, poor accuracy when using the mag, shroud alignment / mod clipping issues, bent loading probes, inconsistency, low muzzle energy, misaligned / leaking exhaust valves, generally poorly-finished internal components...
     
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    If the mfr's got the mk4 trigger it will be superb. The trigger on my mfr is quality.
     
  20. tomsteebs

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    Had a r10 with every tune and mod basically, not my cuppa.
     

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