Questions about the Daystate Regal XL

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    wtravis1
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    Airguns of Arizona has a “special” price of $1049.00 for the Regal XL.  I am relatively new to PCP so I would like to know is this a good price? Also does anyone have this rifle and if so what is your opinion –  pro and con? 

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    cahil_2
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    I have a regal xl in .177.  Love it approx 50 shots per fill.  Very accurate, have taken starlings at 70 yards in lite wind.  No cons.

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    T3PRanch
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    A great price for a great gun. They were $1385 a few weeks ago.

    Thurmond

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    TonyT
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    I seriously considered the Regal before purchasing my Airwolf. The Regal is the one air rifle which looks like a rifle rather the an airgun. It is s real good looking and very functional hunting rifle.
    I notice that AOA has also reduced the price on the Airwolf. I wonder if the price reduction has something to do with the reduced value of the British pond or perhaps Daystate is switching to the Wolverine platform for their Airwolf.

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    airborne
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    I bought mine from “Straight Shooters” account of free ground shipping and they are selling it for the price you mentioned. I really like mine, shoots well and like it was mentioned it looks like a regular rifle, nice and quiet also, I bought mine in 22 cal.  Good Luck

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    WCT_Editor
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    This is one of my favorite air rifles in my collection and I’d highly recommend one to anyone, new or experienced. I’ve used the .22 for starlings, crows, chipmunks, groundhogs, stripped skunks and raccoon in Ohio and ground squirrels and a badger in Montana. If any rock chucks would have shown up when we were out for them, it’d had been used on them as well. It is very accurate with 1/4″ – 1/2″ groups at 20 – 50 yards when you find the pellet it likes the most. Mine doesn’t do good with “specialty pellets” like the Polymags after 20 yards and the heavier pellets like the EuJin don’t feed, but I’ve gotten 3 shot same hole groups at 40 yards using the Air Arms Diabolo field pellets. It is light and compared to most other “full size” air rifles much shorter making it more like a semi-bullpup or carbine. It has a 10 shot magazine that can be adjusted to insert from either side so if you’re using a side adjusting scope with a 2 or 4 inch wheel, there are no problems inserting it. The shot count is very good and although it doesn’t have a regulator, the sling-shot system is very efficient. Here is a spreadsheet showing a 60 shot shot-string  from 3200 PSI and the energy out to 50 yards (I used Chairgun Pro to calculate the energy).      

     

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    Nueces
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    WCT Editor,

    Hmmmmmm,  that looks like a regulated shot string.   How does Daystate accomplish this?

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    airborne
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    Which Crono do you have. I do not know which one to buy. I like the idea of the remote screen on one model, you can have that next to you when shooting instead of straining to see. Thanks for the numbers. I really like my regal also, its a great gun, quiet, its light, not too long but long enough that you know you are shooting a rifle. The only down side is the cocking hammer. it takes some getting used to pulling that back to cock the weapon

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    airborne
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    What does the FPE stand for?? on the spread sheet. I am new now go easy on me

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    Turboken77
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    Fpe stands for foot pounds of energy the knock down power. And the best chrony i have found is the competion electronics 

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    airborne
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    OK got it. I could not figure that one out. brain dead from the heat. the only trouble with the competition is no remote screen. You have to use a laptop or Iphone, I have a laptop but no phone………….. hey I am a caveman

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    WCT_Editor
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    I used the Competition Electronic’s Pro Chrono with the IR light kit and grounded electrical power. I don’t care much for how it handles the data and the “new” remote kit doesn’t sound like it will work that well for me so I just grin and bear it going backwards and hand keying it into Excel.

    As for how the Daystate get’s these results, it has to do with the patented slingshot hammer system. You can read more about it here on the forum under the PCP Airgun topics if you look for daystate-harper-sling-valve-vs-regulator/ and here http://www.daystate.com/images/reviews/Daystate-Merlyn-AG-01.pdf.

    As for the foot pounds of energy (FPE), this is amount of energy the pellet has at specific distances. This is important to understand if you plan on using any air rifle for hunting, trapping or wildlife control purposes as it takes a certain amount of energy to be lethal, even if you hit the correct spot. As for how much energy is required, there is a bit of debate on that subject so I won’t really go into it here. In general though, figure 2-3 FPE for birds, 4-5 FPE for small animals (rabbits and squirrels) and 10+ for raccoon and larger. So to read the chart, if you were going to head shoot rabbits for instance and needed to generate 4-5 FPE at the point of impact (POI) you could theoretically do so will all 60 shots at 50 yards or closer. However, if you wanted to shoot raccoons and estimated that you needed to generate 20 FPE or greater at POI, then you have about 35 shots with a maximum distance of 30 yards or so. If you needed 30 FPE or more for a coyote, you can see that this isn’t the air rifle for this (bear in mind that there are exceptions to everything so I’m speaking in generalities as you can have a deflection at 10 yards on a raccoon and I know that a 3 yard shot to the skull with this setup will take out a coyote with no problem).

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    RAJOD
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    I have it in the .22 cal.   Mine shoots at 30FPE when tested with diablo 15 grains.    Like 950+ fps on my chrono.

    I would say the Daystate Regal XL is the best airgun you can get for many reasons.

    – Looks – The walnut work is quality all the way
    – Weight – The thing only weights 6 pounds.  Ie most good springer guns are 10+ pounds
    – 10 shot magnetic clip
    – Trigger – nice
    – Mechanical – old school, I did not like the electronice trigger on the large Daystates.  Too much to go wrong.
    – Balance – It just feels like my old .22 rim fire single shot.   Good balance
    – Noise – very quite
    – Accuracy – all you need for hunting small game up to 50 yards.  (Yes it can kill at 100 yards)

    I paid 1400.00 for mine so 1,000 is a very good deal.  You won’t find many guns at 1,000 that have all the features of the Regal XL.     A close second (Stock is not as good) is the Brocock elite S6 with the pistol grip.   Its stock is not as fancy but it can be had for 700 or so.    I

     

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