Reply To: Daystate slapped their stamp on an ATAMAN M2 FT
It’s not uncommon for (even high-end) companies to bring out rebranded air guns. Air Arms put their name on that CZ gun not that long ago. I see no issue with it as long as the gun is up to the same standards as the others under that brand.
A brand name is a promise (of sorts). Making sure people’s expectations of the brand are met is what creates loyalty. Daystate’s brand promise is that you’ll receive a well made air rifle, with a high end finish, great accuracy and top grade walnut etc. That’s why people pay more for their product. I haven’t had my hands on an Ataman yet but my initial impression is that their brand promise is somewhat similar (or maybe a little below Daystate).
The Ataman target gun with the carbon fiber stock made by Raven Arms in Russia defiantly looks the part to me. The big question for people that compete is if they are capable of winning matches at the highest level (with the right user). If they are, then the brand name won’t matter and the same if they are not.