Considering a Daystate Renegade or a Pulsar… your thoughts?

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    DHart
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     I'm considering getting either a Renegade or a Pulsar.  I already have a Red Wolf .22HP, so I have and understand the all-electronic aspect.

    I'm kind of leaning toward the Renegade due to the lower price and mechanical function (aside from the electronic trigger which is fantastic!) but I also like the three-power level option that the Pulsar offers. 

    Any thoughts on this decision?

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    I have a renegade .25 HP for sale with a huma reg. and scope  1500.00  it's at edgunwest web site check it out

     

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    DHart

     I'm considering getting either a Renegade or a Pulsar.  I already have a Red Wolf .22HP, so I have and understand the all-electronic aspect.

    I'm kind of leaning toward the Renegade due to the lower price and mechanical function (aside from the electronic trigger which is fantastic!) but I also like the three-power level option that the Pulsar offers. 

    Any thoughts on this decision?

    What are you going to do with it? I have two Renegades one 22cal standard and a 25cal HP. Both are great, after owning the RW HP as well I would probably lean towards a Pulsar in .25cal HP version. If you need a hammer for critters I would do the HP in 25cal.  My furthest shot to date is a golf ball at 165yards. It will shoot clean thru a woodchucks head at 75 yards using the Markii JSB Heavies 34gr. Does have some muzzle jump when shooting that pellet though. I do like the power levels the Pulsar offers though, but at a 1k price difference I don't know if it's worth it.

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    Most of my shooting will be back yard plinking and targets to 50 yards or so. .177 would probably do fine, but to buck the wind, and since I'm already well into .22,

    I'm thinking I will go with .22. For me, it's sort of a "do all" caliber from lite 14 gr to 25 gr monsters.  

    My critter killing needs are very minimal and any semi-potent .22 (Red Wolf .22HP, even Bantam .22) will take care of prairie dogs and rabbits as needed within 50 yards.  I don't shoot beyond 50 yards… mostly around 35 yards.  Renegade or Pulsar are above and beyond the call of duty, really, but I don't tolerate inconsistency or inaccuracy very well at all. If a gun doesn't shoot "lights out" consistently, I get rid of it.

    Wildcat MkII and Impact are also contenders, for sure.  I've yet to have an FX rifle, so perhaps I should strongly lean that way just for $hits and giggles.

    Yeah… I really like the electronic power levels.  I shoot my RW .22HP on LOW most of the time with my back yard targets.  But it's nice to have beefier horsepower when you want it.

    Renegade .22 is somewhat reasonably priced, though, and Pulsar is $$$$.

     

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    I own both in .22, with the Pulsar being an HP model. Both are great guns, but they are heavy for field use, and the Pulsar HP is even heavier than the Renegade. You definitely would want to add a bi-pod and sling to either.

    I like the power levels on the Pulsar and will likely reprogram but I'm waiting to see if the cost comes down or becomes available in a PC interface. As it stands, I mainly shoot monsters on medium or high power. The trigger is great and the cocking is totally effortless. Both are very accurate but the magazines diminish the accuracy that the guns are capable of achieving. To get the very best out of them, single load.

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    After getting the RW HP and the FX Compact within days of each other my Renegades haven't been out to play. The Wildcat is a great light nimble gun, no issues at all and it will shoot out past 100 yards easily. It's not an E gun as we all know but I have my trigger pretty damn light. One thing I have seen and was told by peeps at AOA is FX shoots tighter than Daystate but Daystate is the power house. From the factory I have seen this. After tweaking and adding a huma the FX can be made to sling lead just as fast. But its added expense. My 22cal Renegade was my go to gun for a long time. Still love it but I have to admit it's not the race car she once was. RW has spoiled me bad with all it offers. 

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    I own both in .22, with the Pulsar being an HP model. Both are great guns, but they are heavy for field use, and the Pulsar HP is even heavier than the Renegade. You definitely would want to add a bi-pod and sling to either.

    I like the power levels on the Pulsar and will likely reprogram but I'm waiting to see if the cost comes down or becomes available in a PC interface. As it stands, I mainly shoot monsters on medium or high power. The trigger is great and the cocking is totally effortless. Both are very accurate but the magazines diminish the accuracy that the guns are capable of achieving. To get the very best out of them, single load.

    I am hesitant on Pulsar and Renegade due to the weight. I really would prefer a lighter gun. And, since most of my shooting is target, rather than hunting, super pin point accuracy is important to me. 

    The trigger, effortless action, and electronic power levels on the Pulsar attract me.  But the heavy weight and possibly compromised accuracy vs. FX Impact or Wildcat MkII give me pause.

     

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    After getting the RW HP and the FX Compact within days of each other my Renegades haven't been out to play. The Wildcat is a great light nimble gun, no issues at all and it will shoot out past 100 yards easily. It's not an E gun as we all know but I have my trigger pretty damn light. One thing I have seen and was told by peeps at AOA is FX shoots tighter than Daystate but Daystate is the power house. From the factory I have seen this. After tweaking and adding a huma the FX can be made to sling lead just as fast. But its added expense. My 22cal Renegade was my go to gun for a long time. Still love it but I have to admit it's not the race car she once was. RW has spoiled me bad with all it offers. 

    Having the powerhouse RW HP already, the more I think about it, the more I think I need to go with a Wildcat MkII or an Impact with this next gun. I want tight, pinpoint accuracy more than I need high power.

    All the reports of FX reliability problems are some concern.  But, there are many FX owners who haven't had those problems.

    Thanks for the input!

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