Daystate Wolverine 2 Hi-Lite Air Rifle
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Developed over an unprecedented seven-year development program, the Wolverine was first launched in 2012 as a unique 303 calibre airgun with the 12 and 30 foot pound versions being launched a year later. Three years on Daystate, as is their normal practice, have ‘refreshed’ the design and an updated Wolverine 2 was shown to the trade for the first time at the January 2017 Shot show in Las Vegas.
Almost every part of the rifle has seen some small and subtle improvements over what has already proven to be a successful and reliable design. A new core valve assembly taken from the Pulsar and Renegade, which improves airflow for a much larger shot count as well as making the rifle easier to service. Changes to the breech block design gives a more family look – quite like the design used on the highly popular Daystate Pulsar. A completely new stock from stock maestro Gary Canes’ Techwood Design studio, surely the most famous airgun stock designer in the world – being the chief architect here, with some further input from the chief designer of Minelli. While they were about it the 3D butt pad used on the Pulsar was incorporated to add a new level of adjustability.
The latest Wolverine 2 is slightly shorter than the original version and the centre of gravity moved rearwards for a better balance. Here, Daystate are making an already good design better as well as easier to shoot. Improvements incorporated into the latest batches of the match-grade German Walther barrel are included in the new rifle, with Daystates’ Tony Belas joking that barrel costs of their high end rifles are getting close to the total manufacturing cost of some of the more eastern airgun manufacturers. Accuracy on a Daystate rifle is always a given, but the Company are keen to build on this wherever possible.
In all a superb upgrade to a gun that was already a delight to shoot.
Open bolt safety
Waste air powered magazine rotating system that will not allow for loading two pellets into barrel
Large diameter shroud system with a factory installed Hugget sound moderator for near silent operation
Owner reversible bolt for left hand shooters
Precision machined alloy trigger guard
Curved rubber butt pad
The World’s Best Warranty on a PCP rifle
The new Wolverine 2 is destined for greatness in the field or winners circle. The Hi-Lite model features a 480cc Carbon Fiber Bottle and Huggett Sound Moderator System as standard.
.177, .22, .25