Thursday, July 28, 2011

FX Royale 400 Now Reg'd with Three Stage Power Adjustment

 Just in FX's latest and greatest, Royale 400 with regulator and three stage power adjustment. Based on manufacturers spec's -  12 ft/lb, 20 ft/lb and 30+ ft/lb .22cal, 90 shots at high power. Hopefully will get to do some testing this weekend.  Available in .22 caliber only, Walnut and Synthetic Stock

$1,924.00  Walnut
$1,724.00 Synthetic

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Daystates MK4 Panter

Daystate MK4 was already known for being the most advanced PCP when Daystate updated to iS (information Screen) a couple of years ago.  The new information screen brought into view the state of the art technology hidden inside the electronic air rifle, and gives the shooter ultimate control with the user-programmable options.

Now Daystate has now launched  a target stocked version with a similar shape to the Platinum Limited edition that the company launched last year.

Inside the Panther is a revolutionary MCT electronic firing system that generates a super quick lock time, the period between the squeeze of the trigger and the pellets acceleration along the barrel, that's up to five times faster than a conventional mechanically driven PCP.    Additionaly, the sot to shot consistency is effectively digitally regulated because of the MCT's sophisticated electronic monitoring system.

While the fast firing cycle makes it easy to get great down range results, the MK4 Panther offers numerous other accuracy features, from an electronically operated, fully adjustable match trigger to a Walther target grade barrel that is fitted with a adjustable compensator.

The Panther is also a stunning looker, with a target stock that was originally created by stock designer, Gary Cane, and now produced by Mineli of Italy.  The finish on the Panther is the "Soft Touch" rubberish finish that is applied over a wood frame - no flimsy plastic here!

Main features include:

  • Soft finished Gary Cane stock
  • Muzzle Compensator – “Still Air”
  • Match grade electronic trigger
  • Illuminated liquid crystal display screen showing: remaining air pressure, battery status, power setting magazine shots left, number of shots fired
  • Removable 10 shot rotary magazine – with single shot adaptor supplied
  • Patented electronic trigger and firing mechanism
  • Patented MCT “digital regulator ” gives more shots per charge with better consistency.
  • New Harper MK4 valve
  • Electronic magazine counter
  • Low pressure warning
  • Rotary safety catch/immobiliser that completely stops the rifle from firing when applied
  • Red light ‘gun live’ indicator and charging led
  • 2 power levels both mapped for consistent performance
  • Single shot electronic setting
  • Built in key switch ‘trigger lock’ located in the trigger guard that stops the gun from firing when locked
  • Can be fitted with Airstream MK5 moderator
  • 177 or .22 calibre match-grade barrel

Specification includes:

  • Overall Length: 928 mm (36.5 ins)
  • Barrel Length: 430 mm (17 ins)
  • Cylinder Capacity: 144 cc
  • Weight (unscoped): 4.3kg (9.5 lbs)
  • Calibres: .177 (4.5 mm), .22 (5.5 mm)
  • Loading: Via bolt (electronically cocked and fired)
  • Magazine: 10-shot rotary, removable (from left or right). Also supplied with magnetic single shot loading tray
  • Fill Pressure: 230 BAR (3,335 psi)
  • Power and Shots per Charge: .22 - 180 shots @ 12 ft/lbs; 50 @ 30 ft/lbs
  • .177 - 150 shots @ 12 ft/lbs; 80 @ 18 ft/lbs
  • Trigger: Electronic release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage
  • Safety: Manual, electronic rotary lever with keyswitch Isolator
  • OPTIONS: left-hand bolt, black bolt handle, Moderator, palm s shelf (hamster), sling swivels

    In Stock in .177 & .22cal  $2,646.00

Friday, July 15, 2011

Addtional Theobens In Stock

Now is your chance to add a Theoben to your collection with our new stock of inventory that just arrived.  Beautiful choices from: 12ft .117 - .22 MFR's, (two of my personal favorites), short, light, lots of shots.  FAC  .20, .22cal MKII,  MFR ,Sporter, Sentinel, CS800 Stocks. Starting at: $1,709.00

Monday, July 11, 2011

800 Shots and Counting

Spent some time with my new Daystate 12 lb/ft Air Wolf. As you  know I'm a big advocate of owing and shooting 12 ft/lb guns. I have always looked forward to getting my hands on an AirWolf in the 12 ft/lb version.  Overall length is the same as FAC version, but with the 400cc bottle it is of course a little bit lighter. Michigan was warm and windy for the most part, encountered some calm weather after a storm blew through. 

Calm after the Storm - Time to shoot some Groups
Proceeded to throw lead down range, trying to get that elusive one holer.  20- 30 years ago the only reason I would shoot paper was to get the gun zero'd to take it out hunting or plinking, now I'm totally addicted to paper punching. Before I know it, 300+ shots have been added to the shot counter on the rifle. It's a one on one challenge with a basic bench and single front bag, it's my skills against the elements.

Wind is the biggest challenge. Note the flags, one blowing to the west, and two heading east.  How do you dop for this? Most guys will put most emphasis on the closest flag, as this changes the flight of the pellet sooner.  Either way, wind is wind.

This gun brought back memories of the early days of plinking for fun. I found myself shooting at ants and bugs as they walk up the 33 yard back stop board, plinking at pine cones and popping the tops off of weeds...

Four sessions later with this rifle, and 800 pellets have already found there way down the barrel. 

50 yards 7.9 JSB - Typical for me 4 out 5 shots good

50 Yards 7.9 JSB - Another typical for me 4 out of 5 to where I want them
10 Shot Group @ 50 yards

Windy Day - 8.4g JSB 33 Yards Low Power 10.5 ft/lb

50 Yards  Dang it! I need a slightly bigger dime
10 Shots 8.4 JSB

Very Happy with the groups this 12 ft/lb sporter rifle is shooting.

Daystate Air wolf 12 ft/lb - Very Limited Quantities: Special Price $1,895.00