New from Daystate in 2016, the Renegade arrives in a nice plastic case with the rifle itself nestled safely inside molded to fit foam. Always nice to have and better yet, extra space was provided to use the case with the airgun scoped. I know these cases add additional cost but I do like cases that are specifically design to the hold and transport the rifle as well as room for extas like pellets, tools and fittings.
Daystate Renegade Right Side View
This precharged pneumatic Daystate Renegade closely resembles their Pulsar model with some changes, mainly that it’s precharged action is mechanically-driven rather than the electronic GCU (Gun Control Unit) and map-compensated firing cycle found on the Pulsar. The Renegade beats around the mechanical Harper-patented Slingshot Hammer system resulting in a new rifle that shares many of the features of the Pulsar but without the computerized complexity and expense.
Daystate Renegade Left Side View
If your familiar with Bull-pup styled rifles then you know the trigger can be a bit of a challenge with it’s forward placment from the reciever. Generally, inefficient levers and linkages are used that take away from a nice crisp trigger feel. With the electronic Pulsar this problem was overcome and now Daystate extended this experience to develop a hybrid electronic/mechanical trigger for the Renegade – the first system of its kind to be seen on a PCP air rifle (and I would have to say this trigger is phenomenal). It is also adjustable for weight and length of stage.
The Daystate Renegade is available currently with a soft touch synthetic stock in either olive green or black. With an overall rifle length of only 30″, it has an excellent feel, balances well when shouldered and for the left handed shooter both the side lever and cheek piece can be switch to the opposite side. Fully scoped with a Hawke Airmax 3-12×50 it weighed 10 LBS 10 OZ. Side lever movement is smooth when cycling the action with no loose feel. Tight tolerances and quality made parts as expected from a Daystate air rifle.
Daystate Renegade Side Lever
Daystate Renegade Reversable Cheek Piece
The Daystate Renegade includes an adjustable butt pad giving this airgun around a 14-1/4″ trigger pull. Using an allen wrench, the butt pad adjustment is quickly made by loosening a single screw and sliding it downward. The Butt pad it self is contained in a slotted rail to prevent any rotation after it is re-tightened. With stylish inserts and curved lines, it’s an attractive air rifle.
Daystate Renegade Rubber Butt Pad
Daystate Renegade Rubber Butt Pad Vertically Adjustable
The Daystate Renegade doesn’t include open sights and will need a scope mounted to it’s 11mm raised rail. The raised height allows for a lower scope ring and with the rail cantalevered forward, mounting a scope and setting a comforable eye relief is very easy with plenty of adjustement.
Daystate Renegade 11mm Rail
This semi automatic airgun comes with a nice metal constructed self indexing rotary magazine with a visible red marker indicating the last shot. Forward the magazine is an integrated bubble level to help prevent canting when shooting, another nice feature.
Daystate Renegade Self Indexing Magazine and Bubble Level
Filling the Daystate Renegade is by way of a standard quick connect fitting at the end of the air cylinder. It’s location is covered by an attractive aluminum decorative cap. The fully shrouded barrel also includes a standard 1/2″-20 threaded end for attaching a moderator, although this airgun is already very quiet and neighbor friendly.
Daystate Renegade Fill Port Screw on Decorative Cap
Daystate Fill Port Quick connect fitting
We filled up the Daystate Renegade’s huge 300cc cylinder to it’s maximum 230 BAR and headed to the chronograph with a tin of Daystate Sovereign 15.9 grain .22 caliber pellets and some paper targets. To be honest, we really should have waited for a better day as the winds were ridiculously heavy from the right with the occasional head on swirl. We pulled out a few sand bags regardless and proceeded. We had no doubt this airgun is accurate as well as a pleasure to shoot. Below are our results at 35 yards on this blustery day with a full 60 shots.
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