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Advice on a Daystate MK4 is

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Richie092, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Richie092

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    Hi All

    Firstly a hello as this is my first post. Sorry my first post turns out to be a question!

    I have had a good read through the forum and didn't really answer my own questions so I'm hoping you guys can help.

    I am going to look at a Daystate MK4 is .177 2nd hand that is approx 3 years old and has fired 1500 shots. This will be my first air rifle and is to be used for a bit of everything. I have a permission for hunting and would like to try target shooting.

    My Q is what should i be looking for/checking? I don't know air rifles but know my way around a gun so any tips to this particular model would be very helpful.

    Hope you can help

    Richie
     
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    Check when last serviced, batteries fail at approx. 3 years, not a problem but they cost around £40 if you do it yourself. You need battery charger and isolation keys as well. Should come with magazine (s) and single shot tray. Take 16 hr to charge, about 3000 shots per charge, I do mine on the 1st of the month so I don't forget
     
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    Thanks Stryder. How often do they need servicing and how much should a service cost?

    Regards

    Richie
     
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    Servicing depends on use and storage, keep a check on power output (you should check this before buying), if you don't have a chrono, point of impact drop over time would indicate service required.

    IMHO a 3 year old Daystate is better than a new one as QC seems to have slipped recently.

    Servicing by Daystate, believe it or not, is £240. Staffordshire Custom Rifles half that. DIY £12 for "O" rings and about £40 if you need a battery. Takes me an hour to service mine.

    There should be someone close to you that can service it.
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Other than what has been mentioned, don't get put off by the electrics - they add to the gun rather that take away, and other than a new battery once in a blue moon they are fairly bullet proof, very few problems with electrics on these over the years.

    Just check the usual - condition, shooting straight and accurate, crono if you can, and I would not believe or worry about the shot count. These guns will fire tens of thousands of shots with no hassle, you don't wear them out in that fashion, the way they have been looked after is far more important. I would not worry about a service either, they are not like cars, owners get them done when they go wrong or if they can get it done on the cheap, a seal can go before or after a service, so don't worry about it.

    You should be paying around £600/650 give or take for that age and in very good condition right now for a screened is version in standard trim.

    James
     
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    Thanks, you have both been a great help. I go to pick it up Tuesday night so I will post some picks.

    This forum was a great find!
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Why wait for Tuesday - you can never post too many pictures of guns on a gun forum!!

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    Good luck.

    James
     
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    Now that's just showing off :D
     
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    I have just picked my MK4is .177 up and was just wondering what should I be seeing power wise on the chrono, I checked it and it worked out at 9.9ftlbs??
    It is currently on charge to see if that improves the reading.
    It also seems quite noisy compared to my old gun (BSA scorpion SE .22)

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    I have not owned a Mk4is but if its electronic it might have 2 power settings, via a beep code while holding the trigger when switching on, you would need to download the instructions to see what each series of bleeps mean, you might be in low power mode at 9.9fpe so worth a check. if it needs re programing it would have to go to a decent RFD like Staffordshire Custom Rifles or back to daystate.
     
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    Yeah it has hi power and power 2, I believe it was in hi power mode. Fully pumped up so it might increase once the pressure drops a little bit and hits the sweet spot??
    I will check everything again once i have fully charged the battery in about 14hrs

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  12. MartinJGUK

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    It’s electronically regulated so won’t have a sweet spot but a low battery charge would possibly give you a low power output as it’s a solenoid that releases the air. Also check the pellet probe O ring for damage as this can cause power issues due to air blowing back instead of going down the barrel
     
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    Pellet probe o ring looks fine, seals were done a few months ago according to previous owner
    I will check it on the chrono once it is fully charged. I switched it off by accident so it has gone from 56% charged back to 0% seems to be charging at about 6% per hour

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    That's a good shout on the pellet probe O ring, they can damage and create blow back, place a bit of tissue over the breach when firing and if it lifts up at all the breech seal on the probe needs replacing.
     
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    It should charge when switched off
     
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    I accidentally switched the charger off not the gun

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    it shouldn't drop from 56% to 0% over night, looks like you may need a new battery, easy to change and available from daystate. check which battery you have as there are 2 kinds before ordering.
     
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    It is quite normal for a .177 to have a more pronounced crack to it than a .22. This probably explains why all the smaller guns at our local range have mods fitted whilst many of the lager bore do not - even though it's only outdoor target shooting.

    Rob.
     
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    It was on charge for about 9hrs overnight and had reached 56%, I accidentally switched the charger off, realised what I had done straight away so switched it back on. It started charging again at 0%, I thought it would of gone straight back to 56% but looks like it has started from zero again. It is currently at 12% after 2hrs.

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    If you get stuck they can also be converted to run a PP9.
    With the right mod they can be made practically silent.
     

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