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Treating myself

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by fletcher1004, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. fletcher1004

    fletcher1004 Engaging Member

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    I will soon be returning home after a 6 month deployment in afghanistan, the up side of being out here is that ive managed to save up a few quid so i think i deserve to treat myself to a new gun.I know i want a PCPI know i want a .22So thats two of the major talking points out of the way before we begin.Right now there are 2 guns im intrested in, the Daystate Air Ranger and the Daystate huntsman clasic (might stretch to a Wingmaster) Any body have any preferance over the two? And have you ever tried to fill either with a stirrup pump? Ive already got a pump but would invest in a cylinder if pumping is going to be a nightmare! I appreciate id go for longer between refills on the Air Ranger which is why im drawn to it and its going to weigh a lot less than what ive been carrying every day out here......
     
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    iv got a ranger in .22,and all i can say is its the best rifle iv ever shot,i use a bottle to fill as a pump would take to much hard work to get it up to pressure,plus would it be even possible to fill a ranger with a pump,if i didnt have the ranger i would have the huntsman,both are very good rifles,plus using a pump on the huntsman would be alot easier,if you wasnt so far away i would let you have a shoot of mine,go and try both out if possible to see which one suits you best,i went for the ranger because of the high shot count.
     
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    Both are endlessly accurate, it's just a matter of preference, buddy bottle or cylinder?.
     
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    Thanks great advice, im going tobevisiting family in Nottingham in a few weeks so i will pop into Drapers as they are a Daystate dealer so ican try each of hem for fit etc..... Anybody know if they have a range there?
     
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    Yes..drapers have range in cellar. Dont try saturdays though. They wont take you downstairs if its busy day.. :frusty:
     
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    Cheers splat thanks for the tip!
     
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    i have a ranger and think there a good rifle but so is the huntsman....think its what you prefer .wingmaster is nice but have you seen the buckmaster atb
     
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    I have an air ranger and chose it over the huntsman purely because it fit me better. You need shoulder both.
     
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    hi mate, if youre going to drapers just give them a ring and see whats the best time, i was there 3 afternoons before deciding on my set up, they couldnt of been more helpfull, the range in cellars only about 15 metres long tops and rebounds are regular lol, if i was you i would make sure i have 2 hours + spare and handle both guns to see whats best for you, i had my heart set on a huntsman but once i held it in various stances i found it had an annoying bit that dug in my palm and also because i had a shoulder operation i couldnt even cock it, so was a no go for me.... customer srvice there was brilliant even though some people have had a bad time there, for me cupboards was left open, cup of tea and left alone laying on floor, swinging rifle round ....although being a daystate and me wanting huntsman they brought forward hw100 kt fsb and told me the price difference between them and turned out the hw100 was cheaper, fitted me better and 3 afternoons of being there thats what i walked out with, which surprised me as like you said they are daystate dealers but wasnt pushy on selling me one, only letting my try everything that was there to suit my purpose, im not saying get a hw100, but maybe have a fun afternoon there drooling and getting confused handling all the rifles in your price range thats there, all the best in whichever you choose steve
     
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    Iv got a 177 air ranger its silly accurate , its not reccomended to fill with a pump as bottled air is gaurenteed dry and clean , only problem with the ranger over the huntsman is its bldy heavy although it has a huge shot count so i just take mine to the gunshop to get filled every now and then
     
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    i dont find the ranger heavy at all,then i was use to throwing a AA TX 200 around for a while,not as heavy as hw 100 i tried.
     
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    I have to say the advice i have recieved has been more than i expected thanks a lot guys! Im going to go to the shop and deliberatly leave my cash and bank card at home forcing me to sleep on it! I do far too much on impulse and when spending this ammount of money i want something im totally happy with! Like everyone says the "fit" has to be perfect! Im so excited about going there these next few weeks cant go fast enough! Im not concerned by the weight of the range master as i carry something FAR heavier on a daily basis but for me the look of the Huntsman is timeless!!
     
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    Hi Fletcher,
    I took a 2 1/2hr round trip to get to Drapers after phoning nearly every (so called) stockist near me. They were fantastic, I went wanting an Airwolf tactical, but after shouldering the range the Mk4 felt better, they opened boxes to find a discontinued IS stock I showed them a photo of and swapped it to make the rifle I wanted in the calibre I wanted.
    Nothing was too much trouble even though they were very busy. The tea's nice and it's quite handy chucking a few pellets through downstairs too.
    I've since had to send the rifle back due to a small air leak. Drapers sent it to Daystate on a Tuesday and it was posted back to my house fixed the following Thursday. If you compare this with the 6 weeks it took AirArms and another RFD to detune my s410 then I can't recommend them enough mate. Also it makes a change to see a very attractive girl working behind the counter of an RFD ;).
    Hope you find what your looking for mate.
    cheers
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    Don't shoulder the mk4 or you'll want one..:)
     
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    what day did you go? all i got was 2 cavemen lol
     
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    Ive not really considered the mk4 to be honest but i will have a look at it and try one out.... And if its a pretty girl behind the counter then thats a reason to keep going back.....
     
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    When you pick the mk4is s up you will buy it its fantastic. i been lookin for some time now... Soon as i look at the mk4 omg its a gem of a gun ...Then i had the chance to have a play with the daystate panther now i need to save another £200 . Thats the gun for me the stock is FANTASTIC
     
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    Both days were on a Saturday, if I lived around the corner I'd be there every week.
    Fletcher, if you do go, go as soon as they open, they get really busy by lunchtime.
     
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    I'm a chippy and the Mk4Is is the sexiest piece of tree I've seen on any rifle ;)
     
  20. Mad Marine

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    Air ranger is superb, accurate, big buddy bottle huge shot count.
    I went for the RWS 500+ wich is is basicly a air ranger only different name and cheaper, same gun made by daystate.

    i see spelling is ok today lol
     

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