Product Development and design is an arduous task with no guarantees of success. Companies have been rocketed to the top of their industry, or fallen into oblivion by investing time and resources in the right or wrong product. The world of precision airguns is a dangerous place for new product releases with so many diverse customers and a equal amount of opinions. Enter Daystate, the inventors of the modern PCP air rifle and arguably the maker of the finest production airgun. Daystate, hand in hand with masterminds Harper, Snook, Thompson and others, have broke new ground in airgun technologies with innovations like computer controlled shot release, electronic firing system and trigger, anti bounce hammer systems, magazine and single shot capabilities and more. Daystate, pulling from all of their vast knowledge, has produced the Wolverine as a benchmark in Daystate and in airgun history. The new Wolverine is more than a new air rifle, it is the marriage of a new air rifle caliber (.303) and a new platform for Daystate.
The Wolverine has been developed for the American market in its high power large caliber dress. For years now air rifles built in the UK for America have been tuned up low power guns to give high power. The result is an air rifle that does not perform as well as it should or could. Much like tuning a lower powered car to give more horsepower, it puts stresses on the components that they were not intended to take. There is no substitute for displacement. The Wolverine gives all of the performance expected from its single minded design; Build it for America.
Daystate starts with a new mono-block breech design of titanium reinforced alloy to handle the extra stresses and pressures. The breech block is an engineering piece of art that would find itself at home in a fine jewelry case at the mall. A new activator system that uses a small amount of spent air to trip the rotation of the magazine prevents the double loading of a pellet along with an open bolt safety feature that live fire users have come to know in firearms. The Wolverine magazine holds five 303 caliber lead pellets of over 50 grains each: three times the amount of lead as the average .22 cal pellet! Air is the fuel for all airguns and it is at a premium in extremely high power models. The Daystate Wolverine's air supply comes from a custom made cylinder of 300cc with a beautiful non-glare, mark-resistant finish that will last a lifetime. The amount of air on tap combined with the Harper valving system gives an advertised 12-15 shots per fill at a amazing 100 ft lbs of energy in .303 (60 ft/lbs in .22). Enough power for live game that never thought to be on the wrong end of a airgun barrel. High power without superb accuracy is only good for advertising on a pretty box. The Daystate Wolverine delivers both with factory reported groups of 25 mm at 100 yards and a effective range on targets or vermin for well past that. The Lothar-Walther barrel on the Wolverine has been developed by Frank Walther himself in order to get the perfect match of power, accuracy, and pellet. Daystate now uses Italian woodwork from the world famous Minelli company on all of their rifles and the Wolverine continues with this maker and does not disappoint. The stock is of a select grade of turkish walnut with stippling in the grip and mid stock area . The stock is a true ambidextrous unit with comfort found for both the right or left hand shooter, and with thumb positions for both that increase trigger control by putting the thumb and fore finger in a true neutral camber position to aid in precise trigger squeeze. The finish is of high grade oil with many grain filling coats, resulting in a almost glass like quality. The rifles trigger is a match grade unit that is fully adjustable for weight of first and second stages, a unit that will be at home in the field or on the bench rest range. The Wolverine sports features like a pressure gauge, chrome bolt handle, adjustable butt pad, shrouded barrel threaded for an additional moderator, grooved receiver for scope mounts, machined trigger guard, resettable safety catch, barrel support and a three year warranty. Welcome to the new Daystate Wolverine: the finest in 303 caliber, big bore and High Power .22 caliber airguns.