The Red Wolf Transition.
Red Wolf, is it just another Daystate model? If you have handled a Red Wolf or shot one, then the answer is a DEFINITE NO! The finish of both the laminate and Walnut Red Wolf air rifles is first class, like what we have come to expect from Daystate, the ergonomics are great, action is smooth as silk and the accuracy is better than the shooter in my opinion.
When the Special Edition Serie Rosso was unveiled last year, we saw the Red Wolf in a red/black laminate, with it being 70% red and 30% black. I did not expect Daystate to add a Red Wolf to their line-up as this did not happen with the blue laminated Saxon Special Edition that preceded it. When they announced that the Red Wolf will be added to the line-up, we could see the attraction in the marketplace immediately.
The production Red Wolf is presently available in 70% black and 30% red, being the reverse colours of the Special Edition Serie Rosso. It is also available in Walnut for those of you hard core air rifle owners steeped in tradition. There is also going to be an addition to the Red Wolf line-up that I cover at the end of this article, so hang about.
In October, the Extreme Benchrest Championship 2018 was held at Mesa, Arizona where 160 air-gunners from across the globe attended. There is a link at the end of this article that will take you to the results page and a full competition article. But to get straight to the point guys, here are the various results that were achieved and there is NO denying that the Daystate Red Wolf is a giant slayer.
Extreme Benchrest Championship Results.
To get an idea of the scale of this championship, take a look at the image below:
The results of all the competitions are as follows:
This is followed by:
And again by:
With more here:
With the last two results being:
All in all, even the Red Wolf detractors cannot dispute the above results in each of these disciplines. A full roundup of the results please visit www.extremebenchrest.com
With the results of these Championships, the Red Wolf PCPs have set a new benchmark in excellence, one that will be hard to beat.
The Red Wolf Special Editions out soon.
Daystate has now introduced two new Red Wolf designs in celebration of Daystate’s 40th anniversary. These Red Wolf PCP air rifles are a LIMITED EDITION only and if you want one, please call us ASAP as there are only so many to go around.
Here is the Red Wolf Midnight Special Edition model.
With the Red Wolf Safari Special Edition model being released at the same time.
Red Wolf Safari.
The Red Wolf PCPs don’t get it all their own way as the Wolverine R Forester Laminate is also being released.
Wolverine R Forester.
Lastly the Daystate Genus is also being released.
We will have all the Red Wolf, Wolverine and Genus specifications and pricing hopefully by March 18, 2019. Those of you who may be interested in getting one of these Red Wolf limited editions: our quarterly order book closes at the end of March. Delivery is planned for late May.
For the Tech-heads of you here are the specs:
|Red Wolf B Type||Red Wolf HiLite||Red Wolf HiLite HP|
|Overall Length||99.0 cm (39 ins)||99.0 cm (39 ins)||114.0 cm (45 ins)|
|Barrel Length||43 cm (17 ins)||43 cm (17 ins)||60 cm (23 ins)|
|Cylinder Capacity||400 or 500 cc||480 cc||480 cc|
|Weight (Unscoped)||from 3.5 kg (7.5lbs)||3.5 kg (7.5lbs)||3.8 kg (8.5lbs)|
|Available Calibres||.177 inch (4.5 mm), .22 inch (5.5 mm) & .25 inch (6.35 mm)||.177 inch (4.5 mm), .22 inch (5.5 mm) & .25 inch (6.35 mm)||.22 inch (5.5 mm) & .25 inch (6.35 mm) & .303 (7.62 mm)|
|Loading||Magazine or Single Shot Tray||Magazine or Single Shot Tray||Magazine or Single Shot Tray (Magazine Only in .303)|
|Cocking||Side Lever action – reversible||Side Lever action – reversible||Side Lever action – reversible|
|Magazine||10 Shot||10 Shot||5 shot (0.303), 10 Shot (0.22, 0.25)|
|Fill Pressure||Up to 230 BAR (3,335 psi)||Up to 250 BAR (3,625 psi)||Up to 250 BAR (3,625 psi)|
|Power / Shots Per Charge 0.303||N/A||N/A||45 shots @ 65 ft/lbs|
|Power / Shots Per Charge 0.25||50 shots @ 45 ft/lbs||45 shots @ 40 ft/lbs||75 shots @ 50ft/lbs|
|Power / Shots Per Charge 0.22||510 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 80 shots @ 35 ft/lbs||475 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 75 shots @ 35 ft/lbs||75 shots @50 ft/lbs|
|Power / Shots Per Charge 0.177||460 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 195 shots @ 20 ft/lbs||420 shots @ 12 ft/lbs, 165 shots @ 20 ft/lbs||N/A|
|Trigger||Electronic release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage.||Electronic release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage.||Electronic release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage.|
|Safety||Manual, cross bar, lever open deactivation.||Manual, cross bar, lever open deactivation.||Manual, cross bar, lever open deactivation.|
|Stock||Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut or Black Laminate||Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut or Black Laminate||Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut or Black Laminate|
|Options||Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set.||Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set.||Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set.|
Summarising the Red Wolf.
We have sold some .22, .25 and .303 calibres of the Red Wolf production model. During testing several things jump out at you.
Firstly, is the high shot count with the .22 cal Red Wolf that still retains its velocity to the very end of available air. Accuracy is assured with this calibre for target work. The .25 is not quite as air reserved as the .22 but for that inconvenience, you get a powerful PCP air rifle that is at home hunting and doing target work.
Lastly is the .303 calibre Red Wolf that packs a real punch. I am currently sourcing additional pellets for this beast so we can get the best out of it. This PCP will suit the hunter down to the ground with a range of 100 metres the .303 is deadly.
We have an order of 100 High Pressure Compressors coming from China together with a large order of Mark IV Scopes (we have the exclusive marketing for this brand) and 20 more PCPs from Daystate. These include the Red Wolf in .22 & .25, Red Wolf Midnight in .22 & .25, Red Wolf Safari in .22 and Wolverine Forester in .22 and .25. I tell you this now as we will be doing package deals on the Red Wolf and other PCPs that include a Compressor, Scope (MTC or Mark IV), Gun Bag/case, Cleaning kit, Extended Warranty and Service Plan.
In a couple of weeks, I shall be posting the chronograph results of each of these 3 calibres for those of you who are still sitting on the fence. All in all, the Red Wolf is the most exciting air rifle I have shot while trading as Gunroom since 2004.