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#1 logan esq

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:25 am

Afternoon gents.

I'm very tempted by the regal, I shouldered one the other day and it felt right. I know ds haven't had great reviews recently but I really like the look and feel of one. There a lot of wedge so I'm unsure if it will be worth it.

Any advice is much appreciated.

Villaman I know you don't like ds but what do you think.

I'm thinking of part exing my r10 mk2 in for it.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:30 am

Don't do it... Stick with the R10

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:32 am

I really do like the r10 but was looking for something a little lighter.

Plus the huntsman looks stunning.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 11:52 am

Can't disagree about the DS rifles looking stunning but it'd always be in the back of my mind that something going to go wrong and then if it does it's either proper expensive to repair or 6 weeks wait for turnaround or even worse - both the above...

I'm picking up an R10 at end of the month in .22 - would've prederred .177 but getting good deal off my cousin...

You not thought about HW 100 ???
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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:18 pm

Yeah the hw100 is nice but id be getting something that's the same, weight and accuracy wise.

Worrying that the best part of a grand may brake at any moment is one thing that's putting me off if I'm honest.

Wight is something I want to loose too.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:22 pm

I love my ds mk4 apart from the teething problems to start but other than that i acctually love it accurate as shit

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:49 pm

Your choice, but read the horror stories first. My woes with a Regal beside, there are many other bad experiences online.

Daystate are bad to deal with, they never admit guilt for bad quality control. That, and they will do their best to wriggle out of any guarantee, then they will charge you for anything they can think of.

You are right, it is a lovely looking and handling rifle. When it works it works well. My boys Regal went back too with bolt problems. This is at £800 each, two rifles in one family. Serial numbers were miles apart too, so no dodgy batch, just appalling quality control and lack of testing.

Daystate want money, they don't want to give service.

There are plenty of good and cheaper alternatives. AA, Brocock and Rapid are worth a look. Even some BSA ( when they work ) are worth considering.

The German, well my RFD sends them back too. Not as many as Daystate though.

Do yourself a favour and look elsewhere, there are many better made rifles around for far less money, also they are more reliable.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:53 pm

Great looking guns ,shoulders very well , nice and light if you like light guns ,but that's where it stops for me and to expensive for what they are .

This is my opinion and many other to  


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:57 pm

Yeah I get you lads. I get you....


Might just stick with my r10.

Thanks for the advice.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:04 pm

im not that impressed with my wolverine for the £££'s I could of got 2 very nice and sorted secondhand rifles for the price I payed

 

Even thinking about swapping /px ing it for a regged bsa scorpion

 

 

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:16 pm

I had a r10, 100% better than the regal never had a problem with my r10 and they are even better after having Darrin (XTX AIR) doing his stuff on them :thumbs:


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:23 pm

Would changing the stock help with weight loss for my r10 you reckon?

Sythetic one maybe??

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:54 pm

Just checked bsa's website there's no difference in weight.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 03:57 pm

Would changing the stock help with weight loss for my r10 you reckon?

Sythetic one maybe??

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Logan, look at Staffordshire Synthetic stocks. They can inlet anything for a price but the quality is superb and it reduces weight a lot. Had a Ruger with one of their stocks and it handled like a dream. I steer clear of buddy bottles though for that very reason, have an Ultra for yard and barn work, lovely and light.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 04:04 pm

Yeah I'm looking at ultras now, they seem ok like.

Small,compact, not too bad on the eye. Not many shots in it, but that's ok if I use all 40 shots up I'm either having the time of my life or I need to go home.....


Yes think I may give these a consideration. (Still like the ds thou) ;0)

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