The Huntsman Classic combines all the elements of a fine, traditional sporting air rifle in a lightweight, compact design that’s a joy to shoulder, whether you’re out in the hunting field or on the competition range.
Classic English styling complements beautifully-carved, Italian-crafted walnut woodwork which cradles a solidly engineered - yet remarkably lightweight - action. Despite its diminutive size, the Huntsman contains all the features airgun shooters have come to expect from a rifle that carries the famous Daystate logo.
Courtesy of its Harper patent slingshot hammer and valve system, the Huntsman is capable of performance levels which have never hitherto been achievable on a mechanically-driven PCP. This results in a much greater shot-count and even more efficient power delivery, with high- power versions of the Classic capable of a muzzle energies up to a staggering 30 ft/lbs.
Utilising some of the most advanced stock-making techniques available, the Huntsman incorporates a unique marriage of wood and metal, whereby its one-piece steel action is seated far lower than usual in the stock in order to mimic the handling and feel of a traditional hunting rifle.
Nothing has been left to chance on the Huntsman, from its fully-shrouded match-grade barrel to its solid breech block, which comes fitted with Daystate’s proven 10-shot rotary magazine. If you prefer not to auto-load, this can instantly be replaced with an optional single-shot tray that allows direct-to-barrel loading. The rifle has been fitted with a pressure gauge to clearly indicate the remaining air status, and re-charging is a quick and easy operation courtesy of the standard snap-fit filling system, neatly concealed behind a pull-off protective cover.
|Huntsman Classic||Huntsman Classic XL|
|Overall Length:||928mm (36.5 ins)||928mm (36.5 ins)|
|Barrel Length:||430 mm (17 ins)||430 mm (17 ins)|
|Cylinder Capacity||114 cc||160 cc|
|Weight (unscoped):||2.8 kg (6.3 lbs)||2.95 kg (6.5 lbs)|
|Available Calibres:||0.177 (4.5 mm), 0.22 (5.5 mm)||0.177 (4.5 mm), 0.22 (5.5 mm) .25(6.35) to special order|
|Cocking:||Bolt action (with mechanical slingshot hammer system)||Bolt action|
|Magazine:||10-Shot rotary, removable (from left or right)||10-Shot rotary, removable (from left or right)|
|Fill Pressure:||Up to 230 BAR (3,335 psi)||Up to 230 BAR (3,335 psi)|
|Power / Shots Per Charge: 0.177||60 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 35 Shots @ 18 ft/lbs||40 shots @ 18 ft/lbs|
|Power / Shots Per Charge: 0.22||75 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 27 Shots @ 30 ft/lbs||35 shots @ 30 ft/lbs, 20 Shots @ 40 ft/lbs|
|Trigger:||Two-stage mechanical release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage||Two-stage mechanical release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage|
|Safety:||Manual, rotary trigger block lever||Manual, rotary trigger block lever|
|Stock:||Walnut sporter||Walnut sporter|
|OPTIONS:||Upgraded stock, Left-hand stock, left-hand bolt, black bolt handle, magnetic single-shot loading tray, sling studs, Airstream silencer.||Upgraded stock, Left-hand stock, left-hand bolt, black bolt handle, magnetic single-shot loading tray, sling studs, Airstream silencer.|
Watch a great video review of the Daystate Huntsman Classic courtesy of Kip Perow from Airguns of Arizona (click Play to start)