Crown vs Red Wolf?

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    Jabba954
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    So I searched here, but couldn’t find much info. Anyone done a straight comparison between the two in .30? The Red Wolf is so damn sexy, with (to me) a more straight forward method of adjustment. But the Crown is obviously a very powerful rifle, and sexy in its own right. Use case is punching paper at 100+ yards, and the occasional pest control in the 30-50yd range.

    Yes, I already have a RAW HM1000X in .30, but c’mon, we all know we want more toys.

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    agnthooziast
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    You won’t be happy unless you get the polygonal barreled Red Wolfe since you already have the RAW HM1000X! Bill

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    Brian.in.MI
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    Comparing a Crown to a Red Wolf is an insult to Daystate! Lol. I think Wolverine R vs Crown is a more reasonable comparison. Even then, I’d still go with the Daystate. 

     

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    Styger
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    I ordered a Crown from the importer very early when they were listed.  8 months later, after being treated like a bother, I canceled.  The initial reports of $100 caliber changes seemed to be false as well.  Now I am also comparing the same two rifles.  Currently am leaning towards the Red Wolf HP in .22.  Been looking for the laminate HP with a factory hugget to no avail.

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    Saltlake58
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    Just a note on the $100 caliber changes, that never was the case.  It was always touted as $100 for a new barrel liner in the same caliber, maybe a different twist rate or choke.  It’s still $480 to change calibers ($400 for the complete barrel kit and $80 for the magazine in the new caliber) 

    As for the Polygonal barrel, is that Daystate’s take on the Smooth Twist in 8 sides instead of 5?  New barrel, I’d like to see some real testing on it.  It would be nice to see the Smooth Twist X shoot against the Polygolan barrel.

    As for the comparison, what would you like to see compared?  Electronic gun vs mechanical, both regulated, both shoot incredibly well, both are adjustable, both have excellent reputations.  What would you like to see compared?

     

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    PerkyVal
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    The only person I know that has both is Tomico. Perhaps he can help you out.

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    Jld1969
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    I have a crown 30 cal and I love it it’s a dream to shoot and easy to work on as well. I am a fx and daystate guy but I have a lot of fx guns and I must say I would love the red wolf in high power 30 cal it’s a tuff call but I do lean  toward  mechanical especially when it comes to the Traeger I own a few daystates my renegade is without a doubt the lightest trigger to go off if I sneeze it will shoot I have  I have  adjusted  it but it still is a very light pull I’m not use to that kind of trigger but daystate is a very high-quality rifle I love them so I guess What am trying to say is I’m more of a mechanical guy but the red wolf is a little more sexy. Hahahahaha and I still want it. 

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    Brian10956
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    I have both and I like both. The Red Wolf is smoother to shoot accuracy is about the same. There is more adjustability in the Crown but I have no problems with the RW.

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    nomojo65
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    As of right now and having a Fx Crown!, I would probably buy the Daystate (have shot a MCT in.22) I’m honestly not that impressed with the Crown, also I believe that Daystate is  using LW polygonal rifled barrels ( these are not produced by Daystate! ) LW barrels both Poly & traditionally rifled barrels are highly Respected, proven! & very well made, I also believe Daystate is really on to something with their electronic firing & Reg. Control plus programming abilities &Trigger, they are going to put a hurting on sales of Fx and other manufacturers ( I believe Fx found out about this before it’s official release and is doing everything they can to promote & market their impact and crown, before the FT, Benchrest, etc. high level comp. shooters all go to daystate! ) the real test is will the guns perform and be reliable over time? but in my honest opinion if you want mechanical, truly accurate & proven reliability & durability there’s only one for me! I’ll let you figure that out! (It’s neither of the two mentioned above…)

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    Widget23
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    Comparing a Crown to a Red Wolf is an insult to FX!

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    pocholoss
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    I have both too, and can tell that both shoot great groups and are really consistent on numbers with less than 4 fps standard deviation from shot to shot, the crown shoots really good groups at 50 meters, and the redwolf shots the JSB 18.13 and H&N barracuda really good at high velocity i belive that is because the LW Poly barrel. Now the downside on each the safety on my .30 blue laminate crown wasn’t working from factory so i have to adjust trigger until i was able to get it to work, and on my the daystate hp .22 the safety literally blown from the gun caused by the vibration that generates the firing cycle and almost hit my face when shooting it with less than 200 shots through it. Also was able to fix it thanks to my dealer Suncity Airguns in Mexico, he help me step by step with assistance from AOA technical service so i dont need to send it back as i’m intendig to take it to the EBR and it would take several weeks to get it back and really have to practice with the rifle i’m pretending to participate.

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    Styger
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    I think the comparison is obviously opinion based.  Whst about on build quality?  Quality control on overall fit and finish? Triggers? and most importantly, accuracy with a wide range of pellets.  Also, if you have both, which one would you not part with if one had to go?

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    nomojo65
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    I just re-read my earlier post!, it does sound a little Biased & not totally accurate, not my intention!, I’m sure both guns would make someone very happy, they are the companies flag ship guns and any products produced in those numbers with the amount of complex & intricate assemblies within are going to have some minor  issues ( some will be beyond the manufacturers control because of outside suppliers etc.) Not my intention to come across in the manor that I might have to some, I am usually more objective than my recent posts suggest…

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    PerkyVal
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    I had another thought. I know you said you’d be primarily target shooting, but for others also trying to decide between the two, I would offer this. 

    If you are a hunter I don’t think either the Red Wolf or Crown laminate is a particularly good choice. I have the Crown and I just couldn’t risk scratching up that beautiful stock in the field, I would feel the same way with the Red Wolf.

    The release of the synthetic Crown would be a good choice for hunters, but I opted for the Impact as my hunting gun as I already had a Crown.

    I now have the best of both worlds, although I’d love to have a Red Wolf, but I’m afraid it’s too much money for a peice of art that would rarely come off the wall. 

     

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    DeutschKSK
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    Hands down Daystate red wolf HP. 

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    Jabba954
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    Talked to AoA and they should have the laminate Red Wolf HP in .303 in stock early July. Ordering then.

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    txrpls
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    Just want to make sure I understand:
    Daystate: $2,400 + $400 for a programmer?

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    Centercut
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    So, are we comparing apples to apples here? I think we are, and if so, we should factor in price. A laminate Crown is $1999 at AoA, and the walnut is $200 less. That’s fully adjustable for all parameters, but no additional barrel liners. The Red Wolf is $2399, plus to give it equal adjustability to the Crown will cost you another $400. That a delta in price of $800, which gets you a very nice scope, rings, and bipod. Just food for thought. Not a fan boy of either brand, I have a Daystate and an FX. 

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    Westwind
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    Isn’t the Red Wolf HP $2599.00 ?

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