Airgun Shooter

Zeroing In

Only 250 Red Wolf Heritage rifles are being made, so Mike Morton acts fast and takes a peek at Daystate’s latest limited edition

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Daystate has more than four decades’ experience in making pre-charged pneumatic air rifles, and that innovative gunmaking heritage has been transferre­d to its latest special edition – the Red Wolf Heritage.

The company celebrated its 40th anniversar­y by bringing out the Genus, which was a special version of the Huntsman. And the Staffordsh­ire firm has taken a cue from the Genus by offering similar styling with the Heritage, mixing a bronze and carbon-fibre finish with matching two-tone laminate woodwork.

Daystate collectors are quick to snap up limited editions, and I’m willing to bet there’ll be more than a few Genus owners who’ll be trying hard to snare a Heritage as well. But while the two rifles have a similar aesthetic, they are very different beasts.

The Genus is a mechanical rifle, while the Heritage, and the original Red Wolf on which it’s based, is very much an electronic gun. The Red Wolf has been in production for three years now, and the Heritage has benefited from a number of upgrades such as an ART barrel and Mapped Compensati­on Technology.

The barrel is encased within a shroud that offers sound suppressio­n, but the price also includes a colour-matched 0dB silencer should you want to turn down the volume further. Another nice detail is the material used to make the biathlon handle on the sidelver, which matches the carbonfibr­e of the wrap on the buddy bottle.

Daystate promises the rifle can deliver match-like accuracy out to extreme ranges, and thanks to the Heritage’s enormous shot count, worrying about running out of air during an extended shooting session is a thing of the past as the Heritage in sub-12 foot pound format is capable of delivering 420 shots in .177 and a mighty 475 in .22.

The original Red Wolf is about as close as you can get to the pinnacle of airgun design, being elegantly styled and packed with technology, and the new Heritage promises to be even better, offering precision shooting in an aesthetica­lly pleasing package.

The Heritage is being offered in Standard and High Power versions in .177, .22, .25 and .30 calibre options, with asking prices starting at £2,749.

THANKS TO THE HERITAGE’S ENORMOUS SHOT COUNT, RUNNING OUT OF AIR DURING AN EXTENDED SHOOTING SESSION IS A THING OF THE PAST

 ??  ?? If the sound-suppressin­g shroud doesn’t offer enough noise reduction for your liking you can fit the bronze 0dB silencer that’s also included Daystate’s new gateloadin­g magazine has an increased shot capacity of 13 pellets in .177, 11 in .22 and 10 in .25 calibre
If the sound-suppressin­g shroud doesn’t offer enough noise reduction for your liking you can fit the bronze 0dB silencer that’s also included Daystate’s new gateloadin­g magazine has an increased shot capacity of 13 pellets in .177, 11 in .22 and 10 in .25 calibre
 ??  ?? The Red Wolf Heritage’s electronic second generation gun control unit promises to help it deliver optimum consistenc­y and accuracy The Heritage is equipped with a full-length shroud/integral sound moderator as well as Daystate’s new high-capacity magazine The laminated stock is ambidextro­us, with the cheekpiece being adjustable for height, and the butt pad being adjustable for both height and cast The styling of the Heritage has been designed to match the Genus – we’re wondering how many shooters will be trying hard to grab both!
The Red Wolf Heritage’s electronic second generation gun control unit promises to help it deliver optimum consistenc­y and accuracy The Heritage is equipped with a full-length shroud/integral sound moderator as well as Daystate’s new high-capacity magazine The laminated stock is ambidextro­us, with the cheekpiece being adjustable for height, and the butt pad being adjustable for both height and cast The styling of the Heritage has been designed to match the Genus – we’re wondering how many shooters will be trying hard to grab both!
 ??  ?? Trigger operation is via electronic release, while the matchstyle blade is adjustable for weight and length of travel
Trigger operation is via electronic release, while the matchstyle blade is adjustable for weight and length of travel
 ??  ?? The sidelever ends in a carbon-fibre drop-down biathlon handle, with the sidelever action being reversible to suit both right- and left-handers
The sidelever ends in a carbon-fibre drop-down biathlon handle, with the sidelever action being reversible to suit both right- and left-handers

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