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Advice Would You Swap??

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by allanthomas66, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. sagalout

    sagalout I must stop buying Ultras!

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    I just PM'd you because I did wonder :)
     
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  2. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Pro Poster

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    Personally I'd stick with the rifles you have rather than risk falling foul of Daystates rather dubious/well documented QC issues...
     
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  3. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    No worries :)

    Mechanically they're straightforward to work on and seals are plentiful and cheap, however if there are issues with the electronics the usual remedy is a new main board at around £300.

    EDIT: Daystate will bend you over regardless; decent independents better on the mech. stuff and SCR for the electronics..

    Personally I'm tight, hate relying on other people and am rarely satisfied with the work of others so like to do all my own work. This coupled with the dislike / mistrust of the company means I'd never buy one; however you might think differently.
     
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    ragz18 Engaging Member

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    Hang on a minute why would you buy a £1000+ gun then offer to swap if for 2 guns worth 300 each at best
     
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    justin edwards Active Member

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    id have took his hand off :D but the more sensible among us are right check it over amd shoot it plenty first.. then take his hand off :D
     
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  6. Regal Man

    Regal Man Keyboard Hero

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    I personally would , take the swap. Beware that the Daystate service , will cost but you will have , years warranty. Once its been done.
    Go for it , if your happy. Listen to your gut , not your head.
     
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  7. TrickyDicky

    TrickyDicky Keyboard Hero

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    Owning an electronic Daystate myself i wouldn't hesitate to swap both Ultras and RM8 have their share of problems too and are far easier...and cheaper to come by than a decent Daystate.
     
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  8. mulletman6

    mulletman6 Keyboard Hero

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    I bought a new Air Wolf a couple of years back.

    Lovely gun, but it quickly developed an air leak which meant it had to go back to Daystate.

    Two weeks of faffing around as they messed up with getting a courier to collect it.
     
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  9. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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    I'm going to buck the trend like Tornado and say, 'no' - assuming the Ultra and RM8 are shooting accurately, I'd stick with them as spares are plentiful and cheap if ever needed and am afraid that I'm just not a fan of DS rifles :down:
     
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  10. allanthomas66

    allanthomas66 Busy Member

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    Truly appreciate the input pal.

    The Ultra and Rotex are immaculate and shoot bang on. It is a big worry for me, don’t wanna end up with a dicky rifle needing hundreds in repairs one day.

    It’s such a hard decision. I’ve loved the Airwolf since I first held one.

    Thank you fellow AGF members for all the input!:thumb:
     
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  11. Richard Ellis Jones

    Richard Ellis Jones Engaging Member

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    I would swap. Word of warning though, the shrouds on the Airwolf range are absolute rubbish.
    When I bought my Airwolf roughly 11 years ago (never leaked since) I wasn't that impressed with the accuracy compared to my S400.
    After a little fiddling about I sourced it to the shroud.
    It's held in place via 2 small grub screws and they have to be absolutely perfectly aligned to ensure there's no clipping on the optional moderator you can thread on the end.
    Decided to remove the shroud and fit a moderator directly to the small skinny barrel.
    This worked a treat using a moderator adaptor, much more consistent groupings and even managed a 0.75 inch group at 100 yards outdoors.
    You could keep the shroud on if you like but cleaning the barrel properly using a pull through is a pig of a job and easily knocks the shroud out of alignment.
    Rich
     
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    That hurts Barely Active

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    I've shot a few DS over the years and none have been any better handling or accurate than my R10 or S410
     
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  13. Richard Ellis Jones

    Richard Ellis Jones Engaging Member

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    Mine is :p
     
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  14. StellaArtois Sr

    StellaArtois Sr Springer Whore

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    Better the Devil you know, than the Daystate you don't.
    Ade :thumb:
     
  15. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    The above two posts mirror my thoughts. It could either work out for you, or against you.
     
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    allanthomas66 Busy Member

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    Oh I really don’t know what to do.

    It’s like I need you guys to hold my hand through this!

    Think I need a ball transplant for a bigger pair!:D
     
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    mulletman6 Keyboard Hero

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    If in doubt, don’t do it

    If your current guns are fine, then stick with them - yeah, I know ... I’m one to talk :D :D
     
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    Realistically (seriously) what do you have to lose?

    I've got no experience of any of the rifles mentioned here, but if I saw an opportunity to "trade up" I'd certainly take advantage. Worst case (not sure there is one, if your given the freedom to test the DS for faults) is that there is an issue and expensive repair bill, but factoring in the saving you've made on the trade, at worst you'll break even?

    There is a strong chance I'm being naive here, but it's just my 2 cents.
     
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    Tim_B Very Active

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    It’s a tough call - it could so easily backfire....or it’s a rifle of a lifetime.

    Is one rifle enough for you? What type of shooting do you do? Do you trust the person? If a stranger then I would be asking why....there’s nowt queer as folk though and some real oddballs own air rifles :D.

    I think, I’m your shoes, I would stick with what I know and wait for a nice Mk1 air ranger to come up for sale - no electronics and every bit as good as the air wolf imo.
     
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  20. Lon'gun

    Lon'gun An analogue man in a digital world

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    I'd also be interested as to how keen this chap is to check over your rifles if his is such a belter.
    #justsaying
     
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