The Wolverine lineage has now been extended to include an air-regulated action and side lever cocking. Offering all the time-proven attributes of the Wolverine 2 and now including the availability of a grey laminate or walnut thumbhole stock, the new R model swaps a cocking bolt for the in-vogue sidelever cocking system, increasing yet further the appeal of this very versatile PCP. Additionally, the sidelever can be switched from right-side operation to left, further building upon the ambidextrous design of the thumbhole stock.
And, of course, that R suffix denotes this rifle’s piece-de-resistance – its regulator. Developed especially for Daystate in partnership with the internationally renowned Dutch regulator specialist, Huma, the measured air control that it brings to the R’s action brings a host of benefits. Not only does it maximise shot-to-shot consistency as the rifle cycles through its usable air charge, but downrange accuracy is also improved. Furthermore, a greater number of shots are returned per fill-up – a big advantage on the Hi-Power and 303 models, which will return around 200 per cent more shots than the standard Wolverine 2 courtesy of the Huma’s highly efficient use of air.
If the Wolverine 2 is a marvel of mechanical PCP technology, then the Wolverine R has to be the pinnacle.
Calibre - .177/.22
Overall length - 96.5 cm (38 ins)
Barrel length - 43 cm (17 ins)
Cylinder capacity - 480 cc
Weight (unscoped) - 3.5 kg (7.5 lbs)
Loading - Magazine or single shot tray
Magazine - 10 Shot
Cocking - Side Lever action - factory reversible
Fill pressure - Up to 250 BAR (3.625 psi)
Power/shots per charge - 160/130
Trigger - Two-stage mechanical release. Adjustable for weight and length of stage
Safety - Manual, cross bar, lever open deactivation
Stock - Walnut, Forester or Grey Laminate Sporter
Scope not included - for illustration purposes only