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    Any thoughts on the MK4 and Grand Prix?, and why are there no Daystates in SA?
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    very nice rifles...just yesterday sold my X2 Prestige.

    amazing build quality, very slick bolt action, good triggers, very nice Gary Cane walnut stock

    unfortunately in this country they are quite pricey ....

    when you are confronted with a R23k plus pricetag on a MK4 then suddenly it does not look so attractive when compared to a Steyr or EV2!
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    Quote Originally Posted by guido View Post
    very nice rifles...just yesterday sold my X2 Prestige.

    amazing build quality, very slick bolt action, good triggers, very nice Gary Cane walnut stock

    unfortunately in this country they are quite pricey ....

    when you are confronted with a R23k plus pricetag on a MK4 then suddenly it does not look so attractive when compared to a Steyr or EV2!
    Guido 23K ? I thought that was about half price for the MK4
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    yikes, had no idea they were more expensive...
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    It's the Grand Prix that's so super expensive, the others should be in the usual 20-25K mark.These are their Pound Stirling prices:

    MK4 ST 956.00
    MK4 S 848.00
    Grand Prix 1666.00

    So what would be the total price in Rands after forex, postage, duties and taxes?
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    Nice rifles. Daystate started out by producing dart rifles for game, and some claim they started the PCP revolution, although others claim it was the Theoben Rapid.
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    OK I had the grand prix in mind
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    Mk4/Grand Prix - over priced and over rated. No back-up in South Africa.

    Ou Van, as you say Daystate were pretty much the first organised manufacturer of pcp air rifles on the scene, but it was neither them nor Theoben who's rifles started the pcp revolution as you put it. In fact it was Air Arms with their Shamal rifle released in late 1987 that was the rifle that started bringing pcp to the masses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale View Post
    Ou Van, as you say Daystate were pretty much the first organised manufacturer of pcp air rifles on the scene, but it was neither them nor Theoben who's rifles started the pcp revolution as you put it. In fact it was Air Arms with their Shamal rifle released in late 1987 that was the rifle that started bringing pcp to the masses.
    I can believe that about AA. I was just going on stuff that I read in books and on the Web. It is claimed that Daystate started the PCP revolution with the Huntsman Midas, and elsewhere that the Theoben Rapid 7 being the first multishot started it all. I agree that Air Arms probably brought PCP to the masses, thus popularising the concept. Somewhat like the "Microsoft" of Airgunning.
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    The funny thing is when you delve into the history of airguns, you suddenly find that pcp is the old hat technology stretching back over two hundred years. Spring guns are the young upstarts only really appearing in the late 19th Century..........
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    Yes, very true. Way back in the 1800's they had pre-charged rifles with a reservoir in the butt of the stock and all sort of other places. I'm pretty sure though that they didn't fill them from scuba tanks!
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    Read on the british forums and you'll find those that swear by them, and those that swear at them.

    Been a few cases of blokes forking out top dollar only to be dissappointed by the rifles. Maybe only a small percentage, but that's all it takes.

    I know if I ever had that type of cash to spare (ha ha ha, that's a good one) it wouldn't be a Daystate sharing my bed, even though I've never even shot one.
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    From what I have seen, Daystates are well made but I will get better service from Steyr. Local support for some brands including Daystate is probably the reason we see so few of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLoyd View Post
    The workmanship, attention to detail and dedication to quality on the Daystates is really unmatched
    Yes that really used to be the case with Daystate, however, having examined some of their more recent offerings I have been left distinctly unimpressed by the quality.

    For example a friend of mine bought a Mk3 that cost him the best part of 900. The cylinder had a painted finish, but the paint showed an 'orange peel' like texture. Now a long time back when I worked for a company that made fly fishing reels, if we got a paint finish like that on even our cheapest line of reels (Leeda Rimfly), they would be rejected and refinished.

    Now for the cost of that rifle I would expect a first class finish not second rate.

    Also to be perfectly honest the electronic guns do not do that much better than the mechanical guns despite the hype and BS that gets put out about them.
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    These day's Orange peel paint jobs seems to be the norm, just have a close look at any new BMW for example... Good enough for BMW then probably good enough for Daystate too.
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