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Air Arms Or Daystate

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Geoff C, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Geoff C

    Geoff C Member

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    hello everybody
    I`m new to the forum so will introduce myself, here goes. Been shooting many years mainly shotgun with a sprinkling of air rifles. I now wish to take up air rifle more seriously specially as a couple of indoor ranges have opened nearby.
    I already have a weihrauch hw110 which is pretty good but looking to try an air arms either s410 classic or s510 - the 410 has the slightly longer barrel at about 19 ins. My other choice is the daystate huntsman regal. Can`t find any accurate data on any of the choices and don`t believe most of the fake news on u-tube posts.
    I shoot mostly bits of paper at 40m with infrequent pest control ( rats ) in back garden, accuracy will be overriding factor though I do like look of the daystate.
    Any advice much appreciated, thanks to all respondants
    geoff
     
  2. hughlle

    hughlle Very Active

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    I'm biased. I have an s510, it's is a fantastic gun, with the right batch of jsb 4.52 exacts, a fool can shoot it accurately off a bench, and despite being out of warranty when something went wrong, all it cost me was £14 postage and I got a nice serviced action returned to me :) I've heard less than stella reports when it comes to daystate, I.e extortionate service costs (but I must stress that is what I've read, as have never owned a daystate, but don't intend to as a result, the company (not the guns) does absolutely nothing for me. I'm a strong proponent of a product is only as good as the customer service offered, and in that regard, AA excel.
     
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  3. PumpnGun

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    Hi and welcome Geoff, the S400 series are mighty fine rifle's :thumb:

    Ray
     
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    rangelandrob Engaging Member

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    I own a Regal and have found it to be very very accurate, as to customer service I can't comment as I bought mine second hand. It is at least the equal of the Air Arms products and I believe prettier than them. Having said that either the Regal or Air Arms would be a great purchase, the new walnut thumb hole stock is very nice on the 510.
     
  5. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Welcome mate. If it were me - Air Arms
     
  6. Spray1Mark

    Spray1Mark Big Poster

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    I can't honestly see what you will gain by getting an AA when you have a 110 already.

    My advice would be take the next step up the ladder, trade the 110 and buy a Daystate Wolverine R.
     
  7. Carlos76

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    Air arms everyday
     
  8. Rotherham Owl

    Rotherham Owl Air Arms Poster Boy

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    Air Arms all the way IMO.
     
  9. Readie

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    Got to be Air Arms and I've owned a few of both.
     
  10. Mark246

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    welcome aboard mate :up:... 510 all the way!
     
  11. Phil Kennett

    Phil Kennett Engaging Member

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    clearly Daystate make fine rifles but customer service appears lacking when it is needed, so my choice would be AA
     
  12. Sky

    Sky Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    AA - no question. :thumb:
     
  13. The Robin

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    :welcome:

    I've owned both daystate and Air Arms, never had any issues but Air Arms wins hands down ;)
     
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    Spray1Mark Big Poster

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    Whilst I must agree with the comments above Daystate has one thing over AA currently and that is styling!

    The aesthetics of the higher end Daystates are to die for, AA styling has not changed much over the years (and for good reason they work) some wont care about the looks of their gun and thats fine!

    I vote with my wallet, Daystate all day long!
     
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  16. iain5253

    iain5253 Well-Known Member

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    Daystate, had two and still have one. Air Arms S510 Ultimate Sporter was anything but ultimate for me...
     
  17. Geoff C

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    well thanks you guys for the responses, a straw pole says 11 to 4 for the air arms- I`ll likely give one a try.
    thanks
    Geoff c
     
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    Hello Geoff.

    Anther vote for the AA stable.

    :thumb:
     
  19. pjgtech

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    AA here too... :thumb:
     
  20. Geoff C

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    hello again all
    still on AA verses Daystate, I was quizzing a guy at the rifle range who had an AA 410 about shot consistency and he showed me result he had recently done for 30 odd consecutive shots - .177 h&n field target trophy, viz :
    ,761, 757,760,761,760,763,755,756,763,756,758,757,755,754,759,760,755,757,757,763,758,760,760,763,763,766,768,767,763,760,767,768,763,764,759
    fill pressure was 185bar to 135 bar
    looks pretty good to me.
    Does anyone have any similar data for daystate huntsman regal.
    thanks
    geoff
     

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