Tuesday, January 17, 2012

First Day at the 2012 Shot Show

Exciting News from the 2012 Shot Show.  The show opens today with a lot of ground to cover, but here are some of our baseline findings. Daystate was our first stop.  The exciting news is the release of Daystates new Wolverine.
This is going to be Daystates New Premium platform for many of the future Daystate Rifles.  With an overall weight of 7.5 lbs, Gary Cane inspired ambi stock, 400 cc light weight bottle, one piece aluminum receiver, totally new trigger design, pneumatic magazine cycling, 23" fully shrouded barrel.  First Addition will be available in a .30caliber actually .303 to be precise, approximately 104 ft/lbs with 20 shots before refilling.   Other calibers will be available later in the production year.  Pricing not available at the time, this will be Daystates Premium Line, I'm guessing the price tag will be at or slightly above the current Air Wolf pricing.

Future Daystate Huntsmans will feature as standard, very lustrous premium hand rubbed oil finished stocks.

Daystate's  Grey Shadow - One of Daystates most Special Limited Production guns yet.  Based on the popular Air Wolf, this rifle features titanium and gold finishing with some very special Italian engraving.  The stock comes out of Miland Studio on Minelli Spa, and it self is a master piece of Italian craftsmanship.

Daystate's Stefano Gervasoni proudly displays the New Wolverine.

It was nice to bump into Pavel Kolebac the owner of JSB Pellets. Other than keeping current JSB quality production lines moving,
Pavel is finalizing the spec's of the new JSB .30cal pellet.

FX is never one to rest on their laurels, here is a picture of their new Royale Elite.

 Notice the four splad barrel retaining screws, which allows for quick and easy caliber chances.  No need to change the loading probe or bolt as all air comes directly from rear bolt assembly.  Power levels are the same as the Royale 400 and Royale 500 basically 30+ ft/lb and 44+ ft/lb.  
Higher power levels and Reg'd Versions are in the works.


Another new find was an FX Verminator, using a Royale 400 action, a variety of barrel configuations ranging from shrouded basic calibers to one that shoots arrows style bolts. More to come at a latter date.  Estimated price for the entire package $2,000.00 


Brad at Hawke Optics demo's a few new products for us.  The Panorama's have 4 new models, featuring 3-9x40, 3-9x50, 4-12x40 and 4-12x50, all featuring 1/2 mill dot, IR as well as adjustable objectives down to 15 yards.  Prices will range from $179.00 - $219.00 Look for additional information on our website when we receive them in stock.  

Other new items we saw were a windage adjustable one piece mount as well as a flash light lazer combination which fits 1" or 30mm tubes.  

Windage Adjustable Mount - Price Range $53.00 for the 1" and  $62.00 for the 30mm

Some nice targets, not available at this time, but hopefully will be in the future. Great for informal FT shoots, no need to put up lines or the need to re set, targets have a cartridge that hold 20 biodegradeable chalk disks, and automatically reset once disk is shot out of target.  Lets hope they make it to production.

Airs Arms Booth - Featured their Classic High Quality products.

That concludes our first day.
Jim and Nancy

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