DAYSTATE REDWOLF HP  .22 CAL REVIEW AND THOUGHTS

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    edosan
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    As promised now is the turn of the Daystate Red Wolf HP .22 

    Accuracy: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 Stars of 5
    Easy to Use: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 stars of 5
    Easy to Tune: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 stars of 5
    Easy to Self Fix: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars of 5
    Information on the web: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5
    Ergometry: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars out of 5
    Price Range: US$2,500 up to US$3,000

    Introduction
    The Red Wolf! Some say is the Ferrari of airguns, and I agree. The Daystate Redwolf screams quality. This is the first time that I have a Daystate gun and I am impressed. It is very accurate (submoa @ 100 y). The highest point is the trigger, by far the best trigger I have ever tested, just like a mouse click. Hate it tho, only because after shooting with that trigger all others feel hard! Jaja. I feel this gun is perfect for those that like to aim and shoot, and do not want to get into the internals or spend time testing. Out of the box shoots very good. Oh! Almost forgot, sadly does not come with a picatinny rail for a bipod, easy fix, but IMO it should come with one, drill the Minely stock is not something I do with pleasure jaja. For me, the main use is BenchRest but no doubt in my mind that in the field will perform.

    Accuracy
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars, but a warning: because and due it has a LW Poligonal Barrel, sometimes the barrel need a good polish, other is good as is. A barrel that need polish send gruops @ 100y moa+ and after polishing you will get submoa. LW barrels are like that, sometimes you get a match grade one and other you need to work on it to get the best of it. New LW ART barrels fix that, so my suggestion: Ask for it (even when cost a bit more)
    Once you find the pellet it like, is a laser. In my case the Monsters Redesigned FlatBase .22 @ 1000 fps. (about 56fpe)

    100y groups with redesigned

    Top Groups less than 1/2 moa

    Average Groups @ 100y

    Easy to Use
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars. This airgun is made for shooting. Very simple, I like the electronics "simplicity". No gauges failing. The digital display shows you the actual pressure on the bottle and let you know with  a LOW PRESSURE warning that you need to refill. On the power option you have high, mid and low and is very easy to move between those. The mag is a 10 shoot mag and the gun will let you know when the mag is empty, with a vibration. You can disable that feature if you like very easy. Again the trigger…what a trigger, without a doubt the best one I have shot so far.

    Easy to Tune
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 Stars – You have 3 power settings High, Mid and Low, and changing that is a 5 stars easy! If you are not confortable with those numbers, you can get a PROGRAMMER (sold separately) and that one will allow you to fine tune to whatever you like. I had CERO experience with the programmer and just watching AoA videos (And I do not live in the US!), I could change the settings on the RW. Once you get the speed you like, then DONE you probably will not need the programmer again and the 3 settings on the RW are more than ok- You should get the programmer? Well is up to you, maybe you can ask for the speeds you want in the 3 power settings in the RW direct to you dealer, and done! Or if you like to tinker and squeeze the FPS to the optimal, then the programer is a must. 1 less star since even when is not hard to use the programmer, does not come with the RW and IMO the interface is not very user friendly, still it was a piece of cake to change the settings once I saw AoA video on it.

    Easy to self fix
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 stars. Depending on the failure, it can be very challenging to fix. Electronics basically is a black box and any failure there, you need to send it to an authorised Daystate gunsmith. That been said, that part is rock solid and never heard failures on that area. Some o'rings are quite easy to change, others not so much. Changing just orings is quite easy, as any other gun. I think the RedWolf is not an airgun for Self Fixing (unless of course are simple o'rings) considering a potencial failure.   I Like the Ferrari analogy, if your Ferrari fails will you fix it yourself or you will take it to your dealer? If you have a Ferrari, probably self fixing is out of the question. DIY guys probably will not have a Ferrari. Nothing wrong with both options, just different ways (the beauty of choosing) … and of course exceptions confirm the rule! ;) BTW, cero issues with the RedWolf so far, so is just theory. 

    (Image borrowed from https://hardairmagazine.com/ ) 

     

    Information on the web
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 stars. I did find all info I need on the web without any help. How to use the Programmer, how to change barrels, and exploding diagram with o'rings listed. The missing star is because is not quite organized in 1 place only.

    Ergometry
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 stars. The RW feels so good in your hand and face, like you belong together! Jaja
    And the classic look it has is probably the best of all classic looking airguns! Is such a pretty gun, love it. It feels light and very well balanced

    Well, that is about it. The Ferrari of airguns for sure is up to the Ferrari standards. If you like classic look style, it can not be better than the RedWolf! 

    One thing negative on it: NO HARD CASE, IMO the RedWolf (as most Daystate Airguns) MUST come with a Hard Case from Factory, hope they fix that in the future (But not really a deal breaker). And what I mention before, no rail for a bipod.

    Will I use the Red Wolf for Benchrest shooting? HELL YEAH! :D

    Where to get it:
    Airgunsofarizona.com
    https://www.airgunsofarizona.com/precharged-pcp/daystate-red-wolf-laminate-high-power
     

    PS: remember to comment like share and all that! jaja

    • This topic was modified 2 weeks ago by edosan.
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    Centercut
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    Very good review!  My only question is on shot count with the RD Monsters at 1000 FPS?  The accuracy looks amazing. Please let us know about the efficiency at that high power. Thanks. 

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    Oregun
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    Great review and some mighty fine shooting, Edosan! 

    I'm also curious about shot count.  Do you know if the Gen2 board is compatible with the Gen1 Redwolf?

    Thanks,

    Carl

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    Centercut

    Very good review!  My only question is on shot count with the RD Monsters at 1000 FPS?  The accuracy looks amazing. Please let us know about the efficiency at that high power. Thanks. 

    He CC! good question and to tell you the truth not a clue! jaja I will check on that, but low, probably about 30 or so. 

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    8thman
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    Great review and I agree completely, I also have a rw 22cal hp and the gun is shooting @970fps and accurate. But I find myself on calm days shooting 18gr @910 also accurately and a lot of shots about 180. I’m presently trying to sell it only because it is heavy and long for me to carry around but is an excellent table gun, I find myself shooting the impact most of the time.

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    Maineiac
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    I can see why they might not want to drill into that beautiful stock by giving the user the option to do it. Me personally, I’d have the dealer do it just to be safe! 🙂

    A gun that expensive not coming with a hard case is a huge mistake IMO. I wonder if it was due to length? The red wolf looks long.

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    boscoebrea
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     I like your style of reviewing,very easy to follow,AAA.

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    nomojo65
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    I Like your review! Agree with all most of it, easy to fix yourself I would have given at least a “4”,”not much goes wrong with them” I also would of incorporated the “fun factor” and “confidence” In this gun! The other is price point! out of the box there’s is no gun that will do what it can do with out adding bits and pieces and time tuning those bits and pieces “time is money & not shooting no fun” they only gun I’ve owned that compares is the RAW line of guns “out of the box” I know Thomas’s are and AAA  are but never owned these… these are my opinions only.

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    sonny
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    edosan, very good review. 

    Thanks

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    Corvid_hunter
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    A good review. Thanks. I'd also be interested in the tune numbers (fps and shot count).

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    8thman
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    I can hardly wait to see results from the delta Wolf, the size and weight would suit my needs. The cost for now is out of my reach, but the gun offers   a lot of features such as touch screen chrony and case things I only can wish my Red Wolf had. But as time goes on things like this keeps my mind and interest high, and what’s next?

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    Smok3y
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    Wow. Nice detailed review. That trigger is amazing, and I agree the nicest one I have tried in an air rifle. 

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    mtnGhost
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    I had a Ferrari 308 and 348, both were DIY on maintenance and the 308 always needed a tune after every other drive 😂 

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    edosan
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    mtnGhost

    I had a Ferrari 308 and 348, both were DIY on maintenance and the 308 always needed a tune after every other drive 😂 

    I know you like to be the exception, but I was talking about new Ferrari not used ones! 😂😂😅 Jaja just k. 😉

    🚗💨

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    Oregun

    Great review and some mighty fine shooting, Edosan! 

    I'm also curious about shot count.  Do you know if the Gen2 board is compatible with the Gen1 Redwolf?

    Thanks,

    Carl

    A G2 board will go into a G1 Redwolf no problem, however be aware that if you intend to push the power you will need the hardened version of the hammer that comes with the new guns, the G2 board is more efficient even on the same settings as the G1 board.

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    Spray1Mark
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    Also meant to say the G2 board needs the new 11.1v battery and 4 way flying lead for more power, the older 2S Lipo doesn't cut the power required to run the electronics.

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    Spray1Mark

    Also meant to say the G2 board needs the new 11.1v battery and 4 way flying lead for more power, the older 2S Lipo doesn't cut the power required to run the electronics.

    My .177cal 18fpe has a 3 cell Lipo and the 4 wire lead. Any idea why that is?

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    smithfan4152
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    You can always go to a larger CF air tank, to get more shots with the heavier pellets.

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