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Offline Richard Saunders

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« on: April 12, 2017, 02:13:23 PM »
At last I have completed my ambition to own all the guns I either owned or lusted after as a kid with the arrival of my BSA Airsporter Stutzen. Only had a couple of plinks in the garden, but it shoots great - no twang, very little recoil. Can't wait to get it on the range and zeroed in.

What next? Well, I do like the idea of an FAC hunting rifle. The Daystate Huntsman Regal in 40 ft/lb mode looks great. Just the small matter of an FAC and a gun cabinet first!



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Re: Done
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 02:55:23 PM »
Incidentally, its a right hand stock. I must have done something funky when I save the picture  :o

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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 02:58:12 PM »
Nice one,it looks in fine fettle. :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 03:09:43 PM »
The regal won't give many shots from its relatively small cylinder.a bottle type rifle is better suited to fac,the wolverine B is the Daystate I'd choose if I had too,I'm not a Daystate fan if I'm honest though
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Re: Done
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2017, 03:19:02 PM »
The regal won't give many shots from its relatively small cylinder.a bottle type rifle is better suited to fac,the wolverine B is the Daystate I'd choose if I had too,I'm not a Daystate fan if I'm honest though

Yeah, that's what the bloke in the gun shop said. To be honest I don't like the bottle attached to a stock look of many PCPs. I like a rifle to look like, well a rifle. The blurb says 31 shots for a 40 ft.lb Huntsman Regal, though the guy in the shop thought closer to 12-15. If I'm honest, that would be ample for the rabbit shooting I do so capacity doesn't bother me too much.

I have to admit to not being up to speed on the PCP model. Are there any other makes like the Huntsman in which the bottle is not the dominant feature in the styling?

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Re: Done
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 04:13:03 PM »
https://goo.gl/images/AdgJ30 I've one of these
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 04:15:42 PM »
There are plenty but it's finding one that's accurate at fac power,the fac hw100 is a bit of a dog,the fac air arms s510 is worth a look as they put a longer air cylinder to allow for the usage of more air,I've never considered fac air but I like the BSA R10,buddy bottle design I know but if you zero check before hunting extra shots are more than welcome
Why fac air? My goldstar se shoots 5p groups at 55 yards in calm conditions,if hunt with it up to 45 yards comfortably
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 04:16:48 PM »
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Re: Done
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 07:18:40 PM »
Incidentally, its a right hand stock. I must have done something funky when I save the picture  :o

Yeah.....that's the very first Airsporter derivative I've ever seen with the loading tap on the righthand side of the action too!!!  ;D ;D

Lovely rifle Richard.......it looks a minter! 8)


For what it worth, I personally wouldn't go for a 40ftlb FAC rated rifle......as every single one I've used above 30ftlb has been very harsh and unpleasant to use. 20-25ftlbs is plenty for the accuracy/distance equation most shooters are capable of in the field, and most rifles will remain pleasant to shoot at that power, and return a higher SPC too!

If I was asked to recommend a rifle for FAC, it would be an FX, no question........as they remain as pleasant to shoot at 25ftlb as they are at 12ftlbs........and also because they are designed as high power airguns in the first place, they are very surprisingly economical with their air reserves too!

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Re: Done
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 10:47:20 PM »
More great advice - thanks again. Perhaps I'll set my sights at lower than 30 ft/lbs then. I still like the Daystate. Air Arms look good too - S510,S410...? This is such a great forum.