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Gauntlet 2 – Red Wolf – Crown 2

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    jayr
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    I have been looking at these 3 rifles trying to compare them, curious what the pros and cons of these 3 rifles are for those who have shot them. How is the performance for pest killing at 25- 55 yards. Probably 22 or 25 Cal pellets or slugs would work best for like squirrels and annoying (non-protected) birds. 

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    Crosman999
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    Entirely different categories as far a quality and price point goes. For small pest the .22 caliber should be sufficient at those close ranges. 

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    WorriedMan
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    jayr

       Might be best to determine your budget, then select several rifles in that price range.  Members are usually eager to offer helpful suggestions.  

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    Elis5173
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    You have all 3 different budgets there. Gauntlet on the low end, Crown at the medium and redwolf is the higher end.  I would personally go with the crown in a synthetic stock. They are perfect for walking in the woods. They are very light and extremely accurate.

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    brawler1588
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    Yeah very hard to compare those three, the gauntlet is on the lower side another  budget friendly option is the avenger. I sold my avenger and my gauntlet to fund the higher end stuff I have now. My custom crown is set for backyard pesting at 17fpe and I can shoot the heads off dandelions at 35 yards.

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    jayr
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    Budget isnt the biggest deal, It was more of performance I guess. I only really included the Gauntlet cause I liked the way it looked lol. Performance though it seems basically from what your guys seem to be saying the more money the better itll perform. Wow thats an awesome Crown btw Brawler. And I am okay with that answer I didnt know if at this min. of a distance if the performance of the three were just as good as the next. 

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    Long_Gun_Dallas
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    Redwolf and Crown will rival eachother.  Downside to crown is the weaker barrel system (don't drop it).  But I believe it is more versatile (in terms of the barrel) with ammo types and power levels.  Downside to Daystate is it's battery powered.  That can be a good or bad thing depending how you look at it, and what aspect of that you examine.  If they sold the Crown with a solid barrel, and tensioning shroud, I think that'd be the cream of the crop as far as reliability, simplicity, and traditional rifles go (I have such a configuration).  However, the multi-piece barrels are extremely light, and can really make a nice off-hand shooter out of this gun.

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    napairgunner
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    If budget is not a huge factor you might also look at the DS Wolverine R no electronics to worry about and comes in some nice configurations. https://daystate.com/rifles/wolverine-r/ For me budget was an issue so I got a Kral SuperJumbo in .25 not as refined as FX or DS of course but for the price hard to beat! Love the 500cc bottle (lots of shots), adjustable power, included moderator and adjustable power. 

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    woogie_man
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    If you end up getting the RedWolf, look at getting the heliboard to have more adjustability.

    I love my wolf and wouldn't think about getting rid of it.  At 50 yards it is stupid accurate and a blast to shoot, though the trigger will spoil you

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    elh0102
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    I have a Red Wolf, .22 standard power. It is very accurate and has been totally reliable. I also had a Crown, sold it. It suffered frequent POI shifts, and I would not consider it for a field rifle. That said, mine was the previous generation, and the new one is supposed to be more robust. But, the barrel assembly remains too complex for my taste. I'll suggest 2 other mechanical rifles that you might consider, the HW100K (carbine), and the Daystate Revere. I own both, and would not hesitate to hunt with either. The Revere is considerably lighter.

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    wolfie
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    Hi

    Have a Red Wolf, Sold my FX Crown.

    Found the Crown too fiddly . If you like to tune and play with ballistics, ammo, slugs or pellets great but not for me. Bought a gun to shoot.

    I change ammo between (.25) 25 grain, 34 grain and slugs.

    RW low power 25 grain 130 shots  Med power fires 34 grain 70 shots , high power fires slugs appx 40 shots. About 10 secs to switch power setting easy. 
     

    Both makes are well made and a pleasure to own and shoot. The crown can produce more fliers. Battery on RW is not an issue. Over 1300 shots . Why any one thinks Battery is problematical is beyond me. Anybody use a clockwork mobile? RW has very fast lock time. Think both guns will outshoot most owners.

    Pays your money and takes your choice.

    safe shooting

     

     

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    engfred
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    I have a Crown .177 and .22  gen 1 with Huma reg. And both 500 and 600 mm barrel I just ordered a Redwolf because it is fiddely and time consuming with the Crown to switch from garden shooting 10fpe to slugs with max fpe. The redwolf its clicks then you are ready. I will keep my crown as a fixed .22 since its laser accurate with Knockout slugs.

    I get the heliboard for the redwolf tomorrow.

    Still waiting for the Wolf

    Claus from Denmark 

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    bunkeru2k
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    If the only reason for the gun at all was pesting inside of 60 yards, I would say the Gauntlet. I have a Gauntlet 1 in .25 and a Maverick in .22. Pretty much take both with me to shoot the starlings and grackles and find that I tend to grab the Gauntlet for the shots 60 yards and down. It is a laser at those yardages. The G2 is going to have a lot of good improvements and some upgrades will be out there. If you want something to shoot longer ranges and much more refinement, then both of the other guns are perfect.

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