Developed over an unprecedented seven-year development program, the Wolverine2 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 Wolverine2 2 was shown to the trade for the first time at the January 2017 Shot show in Las Vegas alongside the Saxon Limited Edition.
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 Wolverine2 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.
Daystate developed the big bore sporting rifle in response to great demand from airgun hunters world wide.
Enter the 0.303 calibre Wolverine2
In addition to packing a 303 calibre punch the multishot Wolverine2 is also unique in featuring gun handling and safety’s that will be more familiar to firearm shooters such as a bolt open safety a resettable safety catch plus a pressure system that prevents the rifle chambering more than one bullet at a time.
Why a Daystate big bore air rifle ?
Airgun hunters have for a long time, enjoyed the benefits of using an air rifle to take small game, and for pest control.
Airguns are unique, with low cost of ammunition, the potential for lower power outputs than firearms making them safer within buildings and hazardous locations, and less environmental impact (noise).
Until now, airgun hunters wishing to hunt for medium sized game have had to change to full bore rifles or shotguns.
With the introduction of the Wolverine2 303 there is now an airgun alternative !
Featuring a new specially designed .303 airgun bullet, the Wolverine2 303 with its 5 shot rotary magazine and muzzle energy of up to 100 ft lbs is more than capable of taking larger game species at sensible airgun ranges.
The Wolverine2 "B" Type encompasses all the new design features of the "303" but in the more usual airgun calibres of 0.177 and 0.22. It also utilises the 400cc or 500cc bottle type air reservoir giving high shot capacity when set at 12 ft/lbs muzzle energy (up to 350 shots in 0.22 with 500cc bottle)
The "C" Type is the 12 foot pounds cylinder version of the Daystate Wolverine2. Available in .177 and .22 calibres and can also be produced in a 30 foot pound (42 Joule) variants.
Distinctive on the new version is the fore-end piece, made from high performance PA66 (ballistic) polyester. The fore end also incorporates a 23mm picatinny rail for accessories. The rifle is pictured with an optional tactical bipod and sling swivel which are also available from Daystate.
The Wolverine2 C type features a (200cc) aluminium air tube.. The longer 300cc length tube can also be specified as an optional extra if a higher shot count is preferred.
Please check out the full specifications table on this page for more info on the Wolverine2 Hilite, Wolverine2 "B" type or Wolverine2 "C" Type
|Wolverine2 HP||Wolverine2 Hilite||Wolverine2 "B" Type||Wolverine2 "C" Type|
|Overall Length:||111.7 cm (44 ins)||96.5 cm (38 ins)||96.5 cm (38 ins)||96.5 cm (38 ins)|
|Barrel Length:||60 cm (23 ins)||43 cm (17 ins)||43 cm (17 ins)||43 cm (17 ins)|
|Cylinder Capacity||480 cc||480 cc||400cc / 500cc||200 cc|
|Weight (unscoped):||3.8 kg (8.4 lbs)||3.4 kg (7.5 lbs)||3.2 – 3.7 kg (7 – 8 lbs)||3.5 kg (7.5 lbs)|
|Available Calibres:||.303 inch (7.62 mm), .25 inch (6.35mm), .22 inch (5.5mm)||.177 inch (4.5mm), .22 inch (5.5mm) & .25 inch (6.35mm)||.177 inch (4.5mm), .22 inch (5.5mm) & .25 inch (6.35mm)||..177 inch (4.5mm), .22 inch (5.5mm)|
|Loading:||Bolt action - reversible||Bolt action - reversible||Bolt action - reversible||Bolt action - reversible|
|Magazine:||5 shot (0.303), 10 Shot (0.22, 0.25)||10 Shot||10 Shot||10 Shot|
|Fill Pressure:||Up to 250 BAR||Up to 230 BAR||Up to 230 BAR||Up to 230 BAR|
|Power / Shots Per Charge: 0.303||18 shots @ 100 ft/lbs||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Power / Shots Per Charge: 0.25||25 shots @ 70 ft/lbs||90 shots @ 30 ft/lbs,
50 shots @ 40 ft/lbs
|100 shots @ 30 ft/lbs
50 shots @ 40 ft/lbs
|Power / Shots Per Charge: 0.22||26 shots @ 60 ft/lbs||250 shots @ 12 ft/lbs
80 shots @ 30 ft/lbs
|200 shots @ 12 ft/lbs
100 shots @ 30 ft/lbs
|140 shots @ 12 ft/lbs|
|Power / Shots Per Charge: 0.177||N/A||250 shots @ 12 ft/lbs
110 shots @ 18 ft/lbs
|180 shots @ 12 ft/lbs (400cc)
95 shots @ 18 ft/lbs (est)
|110 shots @ 12 ft/lbs|
|Trigger:||Mechanical - 2 Stage||Mechanical - 2 Stage||Mechanical - 2 Stage||Mechanical - 2 Stage|
|Safety:||Bolt open safety, mechanical safety switch||Bolt open safety, mechanical safety switch||Bolt open safety, mechanical safety switch||Bolt open safety, mechanical safety switch|
|Stock:||Thumbhole Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut||Thumbhole Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut||Thumbhole Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut||Thumbhole Ambidextrous Turkish Walnut|
|OPTIONS:||Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set||Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set||Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set||Silencer, Sling swivels, Gun box, Charging set|
Jared Clark from Airguns of Arizona with a great review of the Wolverine B Type
Nigel Allen from Airgun.TV gives the Wolverine 303 a full test review
Review of the Wolverine B from the Shooting Show
Just a few words to say a thank you to yourself and to The Airgun Centre in Rayleigh, Essex for supplying the Daystate Wolverine I collected last week in .177 calibre. It is faultless and incredibly accurate, the guys at the shop were 100% in customer service and even made me a cup of tea whilst waiting for my rifle, they presented the rifle in gleaming condition and showed me how to operate it and anything I needed to know they knew. My work is wildlife management and I use live fire small and full bore rifles every day, so a bit rusty on air guns, when I came out of the shop, fully confident on the rifle, just to say thank you to Daystate for producing a brilliant rifle package and the air gun shop for the excellent service. A true breath of fresh air in service excellence
Just wanted to thank you people at daystate. I recently purchased a brand new daystate Wolverine type c, my first brand new rifle and first pcp and I'm chuffed to bits it's a real quality air rifle.
The quality is excellent and its accuracy is fantastic, the look is so great, I've added a few bits to it to add my own personal touch. My dad's saving for one now ha ha.
many many thanks, Dale