Opinions on Daystate Huntsman Regal .22?

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    Peskadot671
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    I’ve been drawn to this rifle for awhile.  Gorgeous walnut stocks and fit & finish looks superb.  I understand they have this rifle in 30 FPE and 40 FPE but I could be wrong.  Anyone care to enlighten me? Also, is anyone having problems with air leaks or has this been resolved?

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    Turboken77
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    its a cool gun my friend won one at extreme benchrest but for the price it should come with a reg and extra mags are 125 bucks
     

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    Peskadot671
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    How’s the accuracy for an unregulated one though?

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    Turboken77
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    should be the same just get more shots with it I have a fx whisper in22 and it gets 40ish shots poa and useable to 50 shots no reg in it

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    ozone08
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    It is a very nice looking rifle but I personally wouldn’t have one due to a poor shot count due to a 162cc air cylinder.  in .22 you’re looking at 30 good shot’s max @40 ft/lbs and in 177 40 shots @18-20 ft/lbs.  As for the leak if I think it was a common fault with the early pressure gauges, air was leaking from a weep hole within the gauge that has since been fixed so I don’t think you’ll have an issue with leaks.  As for the shot count..

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    Peskadot671
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    “ozone08”It is a very nice looking rifle but I personally wouldn’t have one due to a poor shot count due to a 162cc air cylinder.  in .22 you’re looking at 30 good shot’s max @40 ft/lbs and in 177 40 shots @18-20 ft/lbs.  As for the leak if I think it was a common fault with the early pressure gauges, air was leaking from a weep hole within the gauge that has since been fixed so I don’t think you’ll have an issue with leaks.  As for the shot count..

    
I guess the reason I’m drawn to it is because it looks like a traditional rifle.  I like the magazine/clip system with the magnet.  Shot count is okay.  Just one of those air rifles on my list.

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    Regal_US
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    Search this forum and you will find lots about this rifle, including postings with shot strings. I absolutely love mine. RollsRoyce quality; beautiful traditional stock. With a Hugget its mouse fart quiet. I have the XL which has a larger air tube set at 30 fps, but yes, this ‘only’ gets 30 shots before the velocity starts to drop off. It does not need a regulator, because the Harper sling shot valve does as nearly a good job (search for shot strings for facts not opinions). To sum up:  If you are looking for tradition buy this rifle for its looks and high quality and you will be very happy; there is no real competitor.  For a Daystate its a real bargain. Confession: I’m British and might be a tiny bit biassed, but I also shoot an FX boss

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    jking
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    Love mine, beautiful, light, nimble, great trigger and very accurate. Yup, about 30-35 shots. It shoots a very flat string, the next best thing to regulated. Glad to share some strings if interested. Mine had a leaking issue for a while but got it all straightened out. Seems like the weep hole on the side of the gauge was the first and then the seat in the valve started. It’s been over a year now though and all is well.
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    Peskadot671
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    “jking”Love mine, beautiful, light, nimble, great trigger and very accurate. Yup, about 30-35 shots. It shoots a very flat string, the next best thing to regulated. Glad to share some strings if interested. Mine had a leaking issue for a while but got it all straightened out. Seems like the weep hole on the side of the gauge was the first and then the seat in the valve started. It’s been over a year now though and all is well.
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Did you have to send it back or did you fix it on your own?

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    tsp3355
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    I had the earlier model Huntsman.  Its a great gun to carry in the field.  Short, light, extremely accurate, excellent trigger.  Never had a single issue with mine.  The only draw backs are the shot count and the cost of extra mags.  The factory moderator wasn’t very effective, but that is easily fixed with either a Hugget or NC LDC if you want it really quiet. 

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    ozone08
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    “Peskadot671”

    “ozone08”It is a very nice looking rifle but I personally wouldn’t have one due to a poor shot count due to a 162cc air cylinder.  in .22 you’re looking at 30 good shot’s max @40 ft/lbs and in 177 40 shots @18-20 ft/lbs.  As for the leak if I think it was a common fault with the early pressure gauges, air was leaking from a weep hole within the gauge that has since been fixed so I don’t think you’ll have an issue with leaks.  As for the shot count..

    
I guess the reason I’m drawn to it is because it looks like a traditional rifle.  I like the magazine/clip system with the magnet.  Shot count is okay.  Just one of those air rifles on my list.

    
If your happy with the shot count then go for it you definitely won’t be disappointed It is a very nice rifle.  

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    “Peskadot671”

    “jking”Love mine, beautiful, light, nimble, great trigger and very accurate. Yup, about 30-35 shots. It shoots a very flat string, the next best thing to regulated. Glad to share some strings if interested. Mine had a leaking issue for a while but got it all straightened out. Seems like the weep hole on the side of the gauge was the first and then the seat in the valve started. It’s been over a year now though and all is well.
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Did you have to send it back or did you fix it on your own?
    I did send it back the first time, took it apart the second and replaced the valve seat and poppet supplied by AOA at no charge. Pretty simple to work on.
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    Crane_Hard
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    It really is a fine air gun. I have one in .22 rated at [email protected] Accuracy to 50 yards is remarkable with the JSB Exact Jumbos 15.89 grain. I did have some minor issues though. Nothing really major. I have some videos posted: 

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    Nutcracker
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    I read on another forum, that if you get one @ 40 ft #, it does not have the Harper Valve. Is that true?  Do any of you have the 40 # setup in .22?

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    ozone08
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    No the 40 ft/lbs versions don’t have the Harper slingshot valve and are definitely not as efficient as the 30 ft/lbs models.

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    TonyT
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    A fellow shooter has one in the 22 cal. 30 FT lb version. In my view it is the only air rifle which looks like a real rifle. His provides 40 shots on a fill, is light to carry and as I stated previously it is the only air rifle which does not look like an air rifle.

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    Zephyr
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    Most of the Air Arms rifles have traditional looks.

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