Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:06 pm
Posted 09 November 2014 - 02:31 am
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Posted 09 November 2014 - 10:08 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 ???
Ain't necessarily so man! I have a Mark 3 Daystate, the computer controlled one. Now to get Daystate to do a full service is a couple of hundred quid, plus spares, plus return carriage. My local RFD just happens to be a Daystate accredited service agent. His price £45 plus spares for full service. His work is excellent and the gun works superbly. So they are not that expensive to have serviced, in fact the Regal would be even cheaper to fix, seeing as it is mechanical not electronic.
Edited by secretagentmole, 09 November 2014 - 10:15 am.
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Posted 09 November 2014 - 09:06 pm
Ive used a Daystate Huntsman ... all.l will say is they are a premier piece of kit ... if l had the spare dosh, l'd look no further .. accurate as the very best on the market, and smooth with it...
So they should be for the money
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Posted 10 November 2014 - 08:07 am
I bought a extremist for night shooting, simply obtain alittle spare bottle for topping up if upset regarding shot count. the majority do not shoot 35-40 rabbits in one session
Posted 11 November 2014 - 06:23 pm
Huh Regal? That thing that sits in the back of my truck. Well, it shoots reliably now. I sorted the magazine feed out. A Rowan single shot adaptor. The shrouds not rattling, thats down to Loctite. The bolt draws well now, thats a Rowan bolt handle, better balanced than Daystates. The silencer? Sold that and fitted a Swift Stumpy, now its quiet.
Replaced a few seals and adjusted the power myself to 11.5.
Did I tell you its only 6 months old?
I love my S410
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Posted 11 November 2014 - 08:02 pm
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Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:07 am
Carlo5983 you have clearly had greatly rewarding shooting experiences with your Regal straight off the bat. But, you are, honestly, in a lucky minority here. I bought a Daystate Huntsman classic in .177 for my partner Helen and it was a superb performer straight out of the box. Not a thing wrong with it. So, on the back of being so impressed with her rifle, I bought the Regal as, I was after the looks and accurate power with a better shot count for hunting with.
All I can say, really honestly and fairly, about the Daystate Regal for the benefit of a potential new buyer is this.
1.Buy one for it's looks. It is stunningly beautiful to look at and it handles just as well.
2.Buy one for its accuracy. Get the pellet right with this rifle and you will have a rifle of astonishing, genuine one-hole accuracy. That's the plus side.
But be ready to spend more money with a good gunsmith who knows how to tune, service and repair them because, in my experience and that of some of our friends here, that is the only surefire way you'll get one shooting the way it ought to from the manufacturer.
Unless you are as lucky as Helen and carlo here
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Posted 13 November 2014 - 02:15 pm
Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:24 pm
we are talking about people we know who have had problems with them and not web sites .
One of my local gun shops told me ,don't buy a regal ,nothing but problems ie bolt stiff , shroud rattles ,coatings coming off ,leaking , under powered , shooting like a shot gun ,magazines , one hell of a list ,don't you think so !!
This gun shop is a main dealer for Daystates ,not good
Nothing is for free that service will cost you , Hartlepool to Essex is a long way
Edited by villaman, 13 November 2014 - 07:28 pm.
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Posted 13 November 2014 - 10:27 pm
I like daystates v'man
How come you have HWs only , is it because they shoot so good or not ?
Posted 13 November 2014 - 10:55 pm
Like our learned Villaman I had very little confidence in the Daystate fold. I have had two MKIV IS which were not particularly well built rifles. Accurate yes but moderate engineering at a premium price. just a week ago I came across a year old MK4IS Target for a ridiculously low price so I took a punt. It's a kin accurate gun, of the likes I have rarely seen. However, when I think of the cost of these new I just don't get it. A Ripley action can be bought for a grand new. Chuck in a Gary Cane stock and you are in the realms of a Daystate Forester (LE) which on an engineering level can't be compared. Every Daystate gun is around £400 overpriced imo.
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