Reply To: Trade Wildcat for Daystate Air Ranger?
I’ve owned two Air Rangers, and their quality is superb.
However, bear in mind they have no regulator. Their vaunted “Harper” valve is nothing more than a no bounce hammer design. It does not produce miracle shot counts.
Being unregulated, it is somewhat of an air hog. Mine had a 400 cc tank and it got half the shot count as my regulated bullpups with a bit over half the Air Ranger’s air capacity. Be certain you have an adequate air supply for a big gun like this.
Further, it is the biggest pcp I ever owned. Not particularly heavy, but very long and broad in it’s features. Not a gun to carry around a great deal. Cetainly not a gun for a woman or a smaller man. I’m 5′ 9″, 185 lbs and it was all I wanted to handle, and certainly not a gun I would take into the field to hunt with. It begs for a bi-pod to steady that muzzle way down at the end of that long barrel.
I loved the looks, design and high quality…but it just felt “too big” for me to enjoy.