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Pulsar Another mini review

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pilgrim53, May 10, 2015.

  1. Pilgrim53

    Pilgrim53 Engaging Member

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    You must be thinking this guy is loaded by now , I promise you i'm not , this has bean on order a longgggggggggggggg time.
    Had it for two weeks now , and have used it nearly every day with another air rifle I did a small review on.
    Now where do I start.
    Maybe by what other people have said , ugly ( maybe ), blingy ( if well machined brass is blingy so be it , looks cheep ( I don't think so ), gimmicky ( innovative, new ideas gimmicky ?, oh well you cant please them all.
    The sad truth is these comments are made by people , who haven't seen it in the flesh , haven't held it or shot it ( or cant afford it ) .
    The rifle comes in a well made hard case , when you pick it up for the first time , it does feel pretty strange , but put it to the shoulder it is well balanced.
    The magazine is easy to fill and load into the rifle , mag indexes well ,cock it by your right lug hole , which soon becomes second nature , fire it and there is noticeable twang , but that's down to all the workings being in that part of the stock that is close to your ear .
    I'm using the MTC scope which is good , but I might change it fore a more upmarket one later .
    The laser/red dot I think is a good idea, but you have to remember if you set it at thirty five yards , that's what you will hit , you can fire from the waist put your red dot on you will hit it every time ( if it's at thirty five yards ), move away an you will miss, i wouldn't try and adjust this out in the field , you have to use a very fine Allen key , adjustable through three small holes , better finding some place that you can take the plastic shroud off , very simple task.
    Bubble level the scope mount , another good idea, i get 200 shots + out of one fill .
    The pulsar is much shorter than I am used to ,at 29 1/2 inches or new money 75cm , and weighing in at 10.4 Lbs scoped.
    The but pad is adjustable up,down , left and right.
    I have done two hunting trips with it , and came home with a couple of rabbits and a pigeon , I have taken it around an FT and HFT coarse ( not in a comp ) and it was accurate and consistent.
    It is very accurate even out to 80 yards ( for the target shooters ), i haven't tried it any further .
    A very easy gun to get on with, not forgetting this is one of the 200 limited production run , but there are the laminate ones coming out , and the mat black one for you budding special forces types .
    I cant say i have used many bull pups , but this is the best one I have used , don't go by looks alone , pick it up ,hold it to the shoulder , even ask if you can have a go , i have let a good few people have a go on mine , and they have changed there minds about the Pulsar.
  2. chevin

    chevin Keyboard Hero

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    Good for you mate, glad your getting on well with it, although not for me, it's nice to see people happy with there purchase, enjoy it, atb.
  3. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Thanks for posting this.

    I'm still not sure about it for me, but I will get round to trying it and have no intention on condemning it until I have tried it and can give a better opinion. There is a video on you tube and BARs facebook page made by Lloyd, the manager I believe, at Blackpool Air Rifles. He is very open about the ups and downs of quality control at Daystate recently, but visited the factory and was impressed by what they are doing about it - and yes, they should never have dropped the ball in the first place, but who reading this has never messed up on occasion? (R10/HW100/FTP900 - all had problems and are new generation guns)

    I think Daystate are to be commended regarding all the new safety and "gimmicky" things on the Pulsar. Only time will tell how well they work, but reviews like this are starting to appear and the initial read is positive from my point of view. As for the "gimmicks" - PCPs were once considered a fad and not a real airgun, now I'd guess they make up the biggest share of all guns sold - go figure?

  4. evenbad

    evenbad Evenbad

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    Nice review first British attempt of a bullpup and we are all knocking it before given it a chance, looks aren't every thing ask my ex wife [ MEAN HER NOT ME LOL] its a brave attempt to get in the well established worldwide bullpup market. Daystate has had a good following its the price that puts me off as you aware FX are bringing out the wildcat which is half the price but not crammed full of technology like the Pulsar. Hope more British gun makers follow suit and start competing not whinging about air rifles from abroad. Thanks for you review enjoyed mm now where are you living so would like to shoot one!
  5. Tatts

    Tatts Posting Addict

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    It's the quality control that puts me off more tbh. Spend four figures on a gun for it to go back in the first week.

    Happy the op his enjoying his as it's not a gun for everyone. Have you done any chrono strings to see what consistency is like?

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