Airwolf pellet testing

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by A1WOC, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. A1WOC

    A1WOC Member

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    Last week when I acquired my first Daystate, a.177 Airwolf; I spent a little time familiarising myself with the electronics and general feel of the rifle. I filled the air reservoir to a maximum available175bar from my master cylinder, fitted a spare Hawke Panorama 4-12x40 and medium Sports Match mounts, charged the battery overnight and thereafter waited impatiently for a break in the wet and windy weather to trial it. Over the next couple of days I ordered a couple of beneficial accessories I wanted to add for HFT use.

    Due to other commitments, today was the first opportunity to spend time with the rifle. Firstly I set about fitting a Rowan Engineering hamster and a single shot magazine that had arrived in the post earlier. I gathered together a few different brands of pellets from my stock, set out paper targets at 8, 25, 30 and 45yds; and a mat for prone position shooting.

    Settling down on the mat, the first 10 shots at 30yd with Daystate Li produced a reasonable but individually hole spread group, the following groups with Accupell, F&T Special, RWS Super Field and H&N Field Target Trophy achieved similar spreads. Moving on to the pellets that perform well in my other rifles the first group of AA Field tightened up the spread to a single but largish hole, a second group of AA Field tightened up further to a nice tight clover leaf pattern, several groups at 45yds opened up to a thumb size group, I was getting somewhere at last I thought! Several groups of JSB Exact at 30yds where similar to the AA s but tightened up far better at 45yds.

    For now the JSB are performing the best and I was ready to put them through the chronograph. Unfortunately due to poor light conditions my Pro Chrono Digital was hit and miss taking readings so that will have to wait for another day. I didn t bother with the closer range targets; I will leave them for another time when I can take accurate chronograph readings.
    During my pellet testing I occasionally had a secondary discharge of air during the follow through. Upon reading the instruction manual to fault find I read it was not unusual, and to overcome the problem the manual recommended setting the computer to single shot function and resetting the safety between shots; problem solved!

    Having spent a hard saved small fortune on buying the Airwolf, it was very reassuring for it to achieve and exceed my expectations in build quality, accuracy and smooth operation. I love my Weihrauch 100 s and 97KT but the Daystate Airwolf takes top place in my present collection. I just hope I don t experience any of the negatives some other owners have had.

    Regards, Steve.
     
  2. L1A1

    L1A1 New Member

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    Nice review hope you enjoy your new gun

    Alan
     
  3. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    I've got some Daystate sovereign s if you want to try some of them Steve, not had chance to try them in my Regal yet but the previous owner recommended them to me for it! Will the Wolf be your new "weapon" of choice after your EV2 woes? I love shooting my own little Daystate but I'm not getting the results I want with it, Tbh I think it's me letting the gun down! :p
    Ps I hope to have my own EV2 up and running soon once I've got some "custom" super low mounts made up for it by Rick! :)
     
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  4. BDL

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    I did a detailed pellet test before with my Air Ranger and the Sovereigns were best especially between 45-55yrds worth a try in the Airwolf

    Bri
     
  5. airborn68

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    Hi
    I used my 177 airwolf for pest control, running daystate heavies through it with really good results.
    Better than anything else in mine at the longer distances, if you can live with the drop.
    Regards Jon
     
  6. A1WOC

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    Thanks Mick, sounds as though they re worth a try. You know how I felt about the EV2 and how sorry I was to see it go; I wish you all the success with yourEV2.
    I want to put plenty of practice in before using it for HFT; otherwise I will be verbally crucified by the team if I under perform with it.
    Regards, Steve.
     
  7. rich

    rich Active Member

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    My Airwolf performs very well with the JSB Exact Heavies. Good groups at long range, you just have to remember it;s like shooting a 22 cal.......... well not quite that bad. :)
     
  8. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    I can give you some of my "heavies" to try in it too Steve? Tbh the drop after 30yrds didn't bother me too much as I'd only previously shot .22. My "old" s400 loved em although the current batch I've got aren't quite as good as the others I had (and used up)!
     
  9. Loomax

    Loomax New Member

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    Very nice review. How you compare the wolf with HW100 on accuracy only. I asked because I have owned few rifles and non of them matched my HW100 which put me off of buying new rifle. I never owned airwolf.
     

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