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New Arrival this week. Huntsman Regal.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pete Jones, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Pete Jones

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    Ladies & Gents.

    This week I will be receiving my New Daystate Huntsman Regal. Some questions for you please.

    1. It'll be used mainly for shooting rabbits. I'm thinking that if I zero it up for 25yds that will be more than enough. Any thoughts?

    2. What is the best pellet to use? It'll be a (.22)

    3. Any other advice on the Huntsman Regal is welcomed.

    Thanks in advance.

    PJ
     
  2. tombillings916

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    I've had bunnies up to 38 yards but there's plenty who are far better shots than me taking them past that distance but for starting out 25 yards should be ok but shoot within your limits to ensure a clean kill. As for pellets, my Regal loves Falcan Accuracy Plus with Crosman Premier Ultra Magnums not far behind but all rifles are different, you'll have to experiment and see what yours likes, good luck and remember if you can't ensure a clean kill don't take the shot.
     
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    I'd zero it at 30 instead as this gives you better tolerances either side of the point of impact, it will be almost dead on from 15 to 35m which by the sounds of things would suit you well?

    I've tried dozens of pellets in Regals and not found them too fussy, but they are all different. JSB exacts, AA field, Bisley magnum, H&N FTT and Accupells all worked well, Superdomes did to, but were about 1ftlb behind the others in power, possible a tight fit in the barrel?

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    Don't know it the regal is different but my classic likes AA field and Superdomes.
     
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    It seems to me by the looks of this thread they are very different from each other from barrel to barrel as all the answers on pellets seem to be different :D

    Firstly congrats on the purchase the Regal is a fine hunting airgun, (one of the best Ive used) but it hasn't been all plain sailing to be fair.

    Before you take delivery please ask for a chrono readout before you start and use it for hunting.

    If all is good really have a good feel of the bolt as on some guns it can become a problem if left to manifest, if its anything other than smooth as silk return the gun asap.

    If both the above are good, just try a few of the brands above on paper at 25-30 yrds, I personally zero about 30 yrds but I shoot .177s only, so 25 sounds good for a .22

    Then when you have found your guns diet and got to know it, your ready to hunt, Only then you will start to realise what you have bought, and appreciate its slim dimentions and light solid feel.:up:

    By the way mine likes a very unconventional pellet, barracuda hunter extreme, and they just happen to be one of the most devastating hollow point .177s Ive used.:D
     
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    Thank you for the reply, I'm lucky enough here that there are plenty of rabbits about where I go & distance to get close isn't a problem (at the moment). I believe that if I start at 25 yds I have more faith in my ability to get a good clean kill. As regards the pellets I'll try and get a selection of the ones recommended by people .

    PJ
     
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    jesim1, AA field do seem pretty popular with Regal users. Thank you for the reply.


    PJ
     
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    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Any time Pete, civility and help cost nothing.

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  9. Pete Jones

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    engraver,

    The gun is supposed to arrive with a full report and a tested certificate from the dealer. A life time warranty as long as I'm the owner and free servicing as long as I'm the owner. I'll do my best to make sure that I set it up to suit myself and the distances for me. Thanks for the reply

    PJ
     
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    Without sounding like Im trying to dampen your enthusiam, I meant a test report from the gunshop, because Daystate are supposed to test them for power but Im not convinced they do.

    Mine was about 10.3 ft/ibs and it wasn't the first to come out like that, but Im sure my post on how to sort that out, may have got back to Daystate as I expressed opinions about it on the Daystate owners club site, anyway hopefull they will check and double check the new ones from now on but only time will tell.

    I just personally don't think 10.3 ft/ibs is not suitable for an airgun predominantly designed for hunting beyond 25yrds.

    But with yours being a .22 Im sure it will be fine, one good thing is they stay on power once sorted, not like some other more complicated designs like the hw100 that is known for fluctuation due to factory grease and a lot of O rings that can degrade and cause losses of power like mine has recently :mad: the Regal though has remained good and far less complicated internally, so should be dead easy to service in future, Im just getting my head around the hw100 after a lot of research and opinions, although I worked the Regal out myself its really is that simple inside.
     
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    I zero all my .22's at 32 yards
     
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    From what I've received from the Gun Shop, I have been informed that they shoot the gun to aide with the "Running In" process. I'ts then chronographed to give the maximum, average & something else which I can't remember at this moment.

    Time will tell, but at the moment all is looking good. I'm just looking forward to collecting it now. It'll be in on Tuesday but I can't collect it until Thursday as I'm in work.

    PJ
     

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