The Daysyate Wolverine 2 Hi Lite was developed over an unprecedented 7 year development program, the Wolverine 2 was first launched in 2012 as a unique 303 calibre air gun with the 12 and 30-foot pound versions being launched a year later. Three years on Daystate, as is their usual 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 alongside the Saxon Limited Edition. Almost every part of the air 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 is taken from the Pulsar and Renegade, which improves airflow for a much more significant shot count as well as making the rifle easier to service. Changes to the breech block design give a more family look - quite like the design used on the highly popular Daystate Pulsar. an entirely new stock from stock maestro Gary Canes’ Techwood Design studio, undoubtedly 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 is making an already good design better as well as more comfortable 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 gun 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.
The Daystate Wolverine 2 Hi-Lite features a lightweight carbon fibre buddy bottle and boasts an impressive 250 shot count in sub 12ftlb models.