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Shown at the recent Tackle & Gun show - the UK’s only trade show, the Daystate BR CONCEPT rifle.
Based on the Wolverine 303 HiLite, the rifle has been fitted with a bespoke Gary Cane (firstname.lastname@example.org) stock; designed to do Bench rest shooting.
The rifle was at the show to gauge customer reaction - before it is shipped off to next month’s Extreme Bench Rest competition in Arizona. So if you would like to see the rifle in the flesh, get down to Quail Creek on the 15th or 16th November!
Latest retailer to join Daystate’s list of stockists is WARRINGTON GUNS in er, Warrington.
Len the owner of the company has been a long-time admirer of Daystate and has recently taken the plunge to hold one of each of our rifles in stock.
Warrington guns are in Norris street and are open during normal shop hours and until 4:30 on Saturdays.
Launched at this month's Midland Game Fair - The new Wolverine Forester Limited Edition.
Based on Daystate’s acclaimed Wolverine C type the Wolverine Forester is the latest in a long line of highly successful Limited Edition rifles released by Daystate and is the first Limited Edition for 12 months.
The Foresters stock takes several design cues from the Wolverine 303, which has a unique stock design – so far only available on the export 303 model, as well as incorporating laminate and engraving styles from the Huntsman Forester of 2 years ago.
As before, the rifle is designed in conjunction with Tom Forrest who is a volunteer at the at the Whinfell forest Red Squirrel refuge, as well as other work in conservation. Tom works closely with Jerry Moss from the Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group to promote the conservation of red squirrels. Many methods are used to stop the non-indigenous Grey squirrels from re-populating the red squirrel areas including the use of air rifles. Every customer that buys a Wolverine Forester is given 1- years free membership to the group and in return a percentage of the profit on the rifle is donated to the group to help fund their good work .
The Wolverine Forester is available at UK legal 12 foot pounds in .177 or .22 calibre, as well as a high power version of 30 foot pounds in .22 calibre. A limited number will also be available as a B or C type using the ambidextrous thumbhole stock.
Each rifle is engraved with an exclusive serial number, comes with an authentication certificate, membership to the Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group and is packed in a special LE display box.
Retail price is £1,600 for the Wolverine Forester LE and £1,750 for the Wolverine Forester LE FAC (high Power)
Hot news from the World FT championships in Wellington New Zealand is that Daystate shooter Richard Beaugie came second overall with a score of 136 – Just 2 points behind the match winner! Richard also won the veteran championship using his Daystate Mk4 Target.
Steve Franklin, who has also been supported by Daystate at the match and was also shooting a MK4 target came in just one point behind - which after a shoot off put him into a credible 6th place.
Given that the match attracts the best shots in the world and that many of the rifles they were competing against were custom build dedicated match guns, costing many thousands of pounds, Richard and Steve’s achievements with standard out of the box MK4s is a fantastic result. Everyone at Daystate offer their congratulations on a job well done!
Richard Beaugie and Steve Franklin in the shoot off. Steve achieved a credible 6th place with his new Daystate MK4 Target.
Staff at Daystate had a rare treat the other day when Daystate founder Ken Gibbon visited the new Daystate factory accompanied by Simon Gibbon, his Son who is also a former member of the Daystate team.
Ken was the driving force behind creating the company 36 years ago and his legacy is still very much in evidence today, not least in the daystate logo - which Ken designed!
This is the new 2014 Scottish HFT open champion, Steven Kerr, who won the Scottish championship at the Grampian Air Rifle Club in August.
The event which also celebrated the associations 30th anniversary, was won outright with Stevens' Daystate MK4. Great result Steve!
The Daystate MK4
In conjunction with Jerry Moss and the Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group, Daystate supported the Lowther game and country fair near Penrith, Cumbria.
An annual event for the Daystate team, The group had no less than 10 daystates on the firing line ranging from the ever popular Huntsman Regal to the electronic Air Wolf MCT.
The most requested rifle? That would have been the new Wolverine C type!
Next show is the mecca for all airgunners the Midland Game fair at Weston Park Shropshire on the 20/21st September. See you there!
Dave Brayford of Staffordshire Custom Rifles (pictured on left) knows a thing or two about Daystate.
Dave has been modifying servicing and repairing our rifles for the last 13 years even working at the Daystate factory where Dave was responsible for development of the PH6 SE and the Harrier X.
Daves quality of work is legendary, so in conjunction with Daystate, SCR is now offering a 10% discount off Daystate rifle servicing on all Daystate rifles until September.
Give SCR a call on 01782 720250 or email quoting code DAY13 for the discount.
Dave & Ash of Ibstock guns in Leicester have a secret: they have both the huntsman classic and the huntsman regal in stock!
So if you prefer the short tube of the original classic, or the latest lean looks of the huntsman regal -as recommended by Leicester’s Richard III, then give Ibstock a call on 01530 260901
For a limited time, Airguns of Arizona are running a promotion for a Free MINE baseball bat, engraved with Marco Scutaro's signature as well as Daystate and AOA's logos. These bats will be given away for free with every new Daystate Wolverine B rifle purchase.
This promotion is limited to the first 50 customers
The 2014 US National 50M Open Benchrest championship was won by Kip Perow using a stock Daystate Air Wolf MCT in .22 caliber.
Kip out-shot the best of the best with a score of 673 out of 750.
Well done Kip, and kudos to Daystate!
In a competition filled with custom machined rifles, hand made barrels, and some of the most leading edge technologies, Kip shot his standard Daystate Air Wolf MCT rifle with such precision that he finished with a 30 point lead over the 2nd place competitor!
Daystate launched a new version of the fabulous Wolverine 303 – the 303 HiLite
The 303 HiLite which has been developed for the US market, features a re-designed stock based on the Wolverine ‘B’ stock and a super lightweight Carbon fibre bottle that contains 480cc.
The extra capacity increases the 303’s shot count to over 20 while the weight is reduced to a super light 3.5kg. Current Carbon bottles are for the USA, with a UK version being developed in the near future.
Leslies of Luton are proud to announce a 30 yard indoor range where you can try before you buy a new Daystate rifle.
The new range, which opens next month, will allow customers to try a range of Daystate demo rifles as well as being able to rent the range for an hour or so - to just have a fun time.
Picture shows the two brains behind this great new intuitive, brothers Ian and Keith Crawley.
Call Leslies of Luton on 01582 453542 or email; email@example.com if you need more details.
Its (nearly) spring again! At least that’s what it felt like at the British Shooting Show at Stoneleigh, near Coventry, England at the weekend.
The show now in its 6th year was so oversubscribed in 2013 that for the first time the show was extended to a full three days during which time there were over 30,000 visitors. The Daystate stand was crowded for the whole period with shooters keen to take a look at the three Wolverine versions as well as the Huntsman Regal.
Pictures taken before things went too mad each day.
To read more about the Daystate Wolverine range click here:
Launched at the British Shooting Show, Daystate are pleased to announce the long-anticipated 12 foot pounds cylinder version of the Daystate Wolverine. Available in .177 and .22 calibres and can also be produced in a 30 foot pound (42 Joule) variant.
Distinctive on the new version is the fore-end piece, made from high performance PA66 (ballistic) polyester. The fore-end also incorporates a 23mm picatinny rail for accessories such as an optional tactical bipod and sling swivel - which are also available from Daystate.
The Wolverine C type features a (200cc) aluminium air tube which is a shortened version of the 300cc tube used on the Wolverine 303. The longer 303 length tube can also be specified as an optional extra if a higher shot count is preferred.
The new Wolverine will join its other Wolverine stable mates, the 303, High Power and the B (bottle) type.
The Wolverine C Type in shop date is April 2014.
To read more about the Daystate Wolverine range click here:
Airgun of the year 2013 is.....
The Daystate Huntsman Regal!
News from the March 2014 edition of Airgun Shooter Magazine is that the Huntsman Regal has been voted by its readership as Airgun of the year as well as also being voted Best new PCP.
The Regal has been top of the charts since it release last summer, but this award really shows how much this diminutive little rifle is seen as such a big hitter with shooters.
To read more about the Daystate Huntsman Regal range click here:
Cotswold Country, located just outside Cirencester is a time served Daystate dealer with a difference. Featuring its own internal airgun range, great stocks of Daystate rifles and a well stock clothing and accessories area. The whole shop is a treat of high quality products including Barbour, Hunter and Le Chameau as well as loads of those funny tube guns called “shotguns”.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff with a casual, no pressure approach makes this a good shop to visit without feeling the obligation to buy just because you are there.
For February and March only, any new Daystate rifle bought from Cotswold Country, Peter is giving away at his expense, a free Daystate hard case worth £104.00!
Picture shows the proprietor, Peter Tupper just taking delivery of his first Wolverine B type.
Daystate’s revolutionary MK4 top the charts for December sales in a poll by Airgun Shooter Magazine.
The MK4 is available in three types; Sporter, in left or rifle hand options, Thumbhole Sporter; right hand only and finally in Target which is an ambidextrous design aimed at the Field Target market, but with an eye on also being a great static hunting sniper system.
For more details on the MK4 click here.
(left to right) Greg Glover, Kip Perow, Jared Clark, Shane Kellar, Steve Buchanan, Dillon Treloar, Brad Lamoureaux, Darren Schollmeyer, Robert Buchanan.
Developed over an unprecedented 7-year development program, the Wolverine is all-new and incorporates many new design and safety features, while retaining Daystate’s core principles:
A superb hunting rifle, with power accuracy and performance good enough to take target shooting.
Main features include:
Airgun enthusiasts came from all regions of Russia to view and handle the Daystate range along with Breda and Marocchi Shotguns.
Stefano from Daystate stated the show to be a great success with a lot of interest shown in all the groups' products, and in particular the Daystate Wolverine 303.
Combining classic British design with modern machining and engineering techniques is a common theme at both Daystate and Boxall & Edmiston, so when Daystate wanted to make a Limited Edition rifle with the classic good looks of the finest bespoke English guns, it needed to look no further than the top British shotgun maker.
Boxall & Edmiston is a shotgun company with traditional, uncompromising production values that also takes full advantage of new machining and laser engraving technologies. Innovation and keen pricing are parts of the equation, too Boxall & Edmiston are still able to price their beautiful, highly desirable pieces around the £20,000 mark.
Daystate has been using the expertise of co-director Peter Boxall for many years. Peter’s past experiences at Jaguar cars and as the Technical Director of Holland & Holland gives him the credentials of knowing more than a little about gun design and has an acknowledged talent for combining good design with quality engineering.
More than a year in planning, the Turkish walnut used in the new Daystate’s stock has been carefully selected and put aside by Italian stock partners, Minelli. The beautiful, laser-etched scrollwork on the breech, - designed and implemented at Boxall & Edmiston - takes half a day per block to complete. Even the serial number disc inlay on the dust-cap is hand tooled and made from Sterling silver.
This B&E limited edition PCP is based on Daystates latest Huntsman Regal the new highly popular PCP which offers a state-of-the-art lightweight rifle fitted with Daystate’s latest Titanium valve system, enhanced shot count and classic hunting rifle lines.
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Daystate have been supplying pellets for many years now and have amassed a lot of experience in the difference between a good pellet and a great pellet, we believes the Rangemaster Sovereign pellet (made by JSB), is a great pellet. For many years JSB has been the No. 1 choice for FT and HFT shooters who demand the best accuracy and consistency.
A slightly different approach has been taken with this pellet to many other companies who buy JSB pellets, for a start Daystate supplied JSB with special test rigs that can be fitted with our latest Lothar Walther barrels. Then Daystate let the pellet experts do their job, to select a pellet that is optimised for Walther barrels without the shooter having to worry about selecting from a range of pellet heads sizes, something that causes confusion and in most cases not something the shooter is willing to do. So we have concentrated on supplying a general airgun pellet, but made to indoor match quality.
Picture shows Tony handing it over to Lloyd. The main batch of Regals are due into BAR at the end of the month.
The Huntsman Regal – a new mix of traditional design and the very latest technology.
In its first major redesign since its introduction in 2008, the Huntsman Regal introduces many new features;
The Huntsman is a famous name for Daystate with the original Huntsman going back to the formation of the company 35 years ago.
The Huntsman Classic launched in 2008, has received many upgrades over the last 5 years. Now the Huntsman Regal takes this a stage further with a new air tube assembly - allowing use of the latest materials that save weight, aid serviceability and comply with forthcoming pressure cylinder testing requirements. The introduction of the Harper Micro valve on the classic back in 2008 improved shot count by 40%, now the Regal has a valve made in weight saving Titanium, improving efficiency even further.
Hunting rifles need to be quiet, the Regal retains a full-length reflex moderator and is further fitted with an adaptor to take an additional silencer should one be needed. The package includes an on-board pressure gauge, 10 shot magazine and filling connector.
Overall Length... 928 mm [36.5 ins]
Barrel Length... 430 mm [17 ins]
Air Cylinder Capacity... 132cc or 162 for XL version
Weight... [unscoped] 2.7 kg [5.95 lbs]
Available Calibres... .177 [4.5mm] .22 [5.5mm]
Loading... via bolt
Magazine... 10-shot rotary, removable (from left or right). Magnetic single-shot loading tray option
Fill Pressure... up to 230 BAR [3,335 psi]
Shots per charge... .22 - 95 shots @ 12 ft/lbs; 30 @ 40 ft/lbs (XL) .177 - 82 shots @ 12 ft/lbs; 41 @ 18 ft/lbs
Trigger... Mechanical. Adjustable for weight and length of stage
Safety... Manual, rotary
Stock... Walnut, sporter
Options... left-hand bolt and stock, RH black bolt handle, sling swivels, Airstream silencer, bipod, gun box
Robert Buchanan is the owner of Airguns of Arizona, who are the importers of Daystate for the USA and the Wolverine 303 was famously developed expressly for the USA. Robert played no little part in demanding a special high power airgun for the US market, so it is great to see Robert hunting with the rifle which he was instrumental in having developed.
Here he is with an 80 yard Jack rabbit – good shooting Robert!
A right Royal time was had at the Kibworth shooting ground Daystate day where the company launched a new version of its popular Huntsman model; The new Huntsman Regal.
Shooters had the chance to view and shoot the new rifle on Kibworth’s impressive airgun range as well as speaking to the Daystate team about development and features of the new rifle.
Additionally, there was one of every type of rifle to try and buy from the Daystate line-up in Kibworths impresive Gun Shop.
The first batch of the new Huntsman Regal will be arriving in UK gun shops from 30 June. A video of the Day, the rifle and a whole lot more can be viewed here: