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Question Electric vs non- daystates

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

    tomsteebs Donator

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    Alrighty?

    I'm looking for a .177, and daystate electric rifles are something new and different for me.

    My experience with them is short (a few shots with a grey shadow and a mk4) but I like the clinical nature that I've felt they have.

    It would be used for both hunting and hft when I get round to it.

    Any recommendations on which of the daystate range to go for, and if the electric rifles possess any advantages/disadvantages and visa versa.

    Atvb
    Tom
     
  2. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I have a Mark 3, it is very very quiet! Very very very quiet! The electronic trigger takes a little getting used to.

    Just remember to charge the battery every 2 weeks!

    Finding a local service agent can save you a small fortune. Daystate full service £200 plus parts, my local Daystate Accredited Service Agent, £45 plus parts!

    I have had a mechanical X2 and currently own an electronic Daystate. The mechanical makes more noise when firing, the electronic is a lot quieter!
     
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    My Mk4IS would also do 160 shots from a 215 bar fill, with single figure fps variations throughout. It would group with all pellets touching at 55yds using H&N FTTs too.
     
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    hi nick which pellets have you tried and which are the best in your mk4 not tried h&n
    atb
     
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    I mainly used JSB exact 4.52's which were damn good, but it was a touch better with the H&N FTT 4.52s. There wasn't much between them though ;)
     
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    secretagentmole where did you get it serviced my panther would benefit from a service and have been quoted £200 plus postage both ways by Daystate?
     
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    Hi I have a panther and love it, so much so my HW100 hasn't been out for over a year. I found that JSB exacts 4.52 suit it best. Trigger is a dream, balance is great fits like a glove.
     
  8. Steve K

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    I have three Air Wolf's and a Mk 4is in my collection, as much as i like the Mk 4 i prefer the Wolf.

    I did once have some serious issues with an Air Wolf that got replaced but, never had any issues with electronics though.

    I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed with either ;)
     
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    Btw, have a Ranger and a Huntsman too, both very nice but i prefer the electronic Datstates ;)
     
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    If your running out of room I'll happily house a few for you..... shoulderd a wolf the other day didn't, and I'm talking, considered jumping out of window and running of down the road shouting yippee kai a mother ....... didn't want to put it down. It felt soo right price tag made me cry. I need one of these. Don't suppose you need a kidney or a lung leg etc.... :D
     
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    I too shouldered a wolf and really liked it's handling too (mind you they like to put tiny scopes and no silencers on them to make them feel like that :D
    Price tag is a shin kicker, but you can always find stuff to sell to buy the next thing
     
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    My Wolf shoots two two hundred consistant shots within a five pence peice at 35 yards, 200 to 190 Bar, coming from an 850 Airmagnum its sublime. I'm sure its capable of much more accuracy in the right hands.
     
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    That was my mistake, I shouldered one Iin the shop, a week later I had one. A lot cheaper buying used.
     
  14. The Robin

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    I have a mk4 .177 non screen model and it's amazing, shoots JSB and AA Field great. I've just fitted a new battery which cost £30 posted and was only a 5 min job. Charge it once a month and job is done :up:
     
  15. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    I'm in the process of going through the Daystate range:eek:, or at least that's how it feels.

    Airwolf MCT - Very good, really nice, accurate, high shot count, quiet, possibly more geared to hunting as lots of people use them for that, but can be used for anything it's so accurate. Just sold one as I wanted to try others and no longer needed the ambi stock.

    MK4+MK4is - Really like these, the sport stock just fits me, just sold a .22 version and still having nightmares about it. Probably buy another soon if I get the chance, but in .177 purely because I do more targets, I still think .22 is better for hunting. Again, these are super accurate, very light on the triggers, quiet, at home bashing bunnies or on the range.

    Panther/Target - Just bought one and only done a tin of pellets so far. Due to do some accuracy and pellet testing indoors as the first 500 shots were all on a windy outdoor range - still managing to take out 15mm spinners half the time at 35m though. Feels heavier than the others, more geared to target with adjustable cheek pad and deep hand grip, again very accurate from what I have done so far, super light trigger on this one as it's upgraded on these to a match trigger, mine has a Hugget shroud and silencer on it - you can barely hear it, quietest gun I have ever heard. I like the black synthetic finish, but not sure how well it would react to wear and tear, I'd hate to scratch it on barbed wire!

    All of these are nice guns, you would like them all, but only you can chose a favourite. Personally I'd say - Wolf to hunt plus some targets, MK4 for a bit of target and hunting, and Target/Panther for mostly targets.

    James
     
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    I bought a pre LCD wolf off a member on here and I love it , the electronic system is like nothing else I've felt to shoot , the gun is crazy accurate , and I like the settings like tenth shot warning and saftey mode , it's really quiet with just a shroud so . knows how quiet it would be with a good quality silencer on. The trigger is super light and it does take a little getting used to it but once you get to grips it just feels right.

    I'm currently out to sell or swap my two other rifles for a mk3 or mk4 in .177 for a bit of hft and use the wolf for hunting. The only down side would be if anything was to go wrong but I would have to do my research before sending it back to daystate , there must be at home tinkerers that can handle daystate.
     
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    Shot a wolf and a mk4 panther far preferred the wolf would use that for hft over the panther.
     
  18. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Vince Jarey
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    01553 829951

    Heading for King's Lynn from Lincoln. Guidance from Sutton Bridge. Proceed to King's Lynn on A17. On seeing sign for African Violet Centre turn left. Proceed to end of road, turn right. Head along old A17, when 30mph limit turns to 50mph look for sign advising cartridge sales on right hand side. Pull in there!
     
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    The Mark 3 is worth a look, ok no inbuilt chrono or LCD screen line n the later Mark 4s to read when you get bored, but the range of ebooks for them is very limited...
     
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    Thanks very much much appreciated will give him a ring?
     

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