Is the Daystate Huntsman Revere right for me?
Best suited to?
The Huntsman Revere has good genes and is regarded as one of the most attractive rifles ever made. The Minelli-made walnut stock extends almost to the end of the air cylinder, giving it a traditional sporting rifle look. It’s light and compact too – weighing a little over six points and measuring 928mm long. Hunters appreciated these qualities along with the rifle’s undoubted performance thanks to a match-grade barrel, two-stage adjustable trigger and Huma-Air regulated action which gives a shot count of 160 in .22 at 12 ft. lbs. (140 in .177).
Pros and Cons
In terms of pros, the Daystate Huntsman Revere scores high in terms of aesthetics – many people buy the rifle simply because it looks so good. Fortunately it performs as well. The side lever is smooth, reliable and well engineered with a pleasant mechanical feel to it. The new magazine system is also reliable, easy to load and cycles cleanly. A patented hammer design cuts down on wasted air and as a result, the Huntsman Revere, like the Regal, has an excellent, consistent shot count for the size of the air cylinder and Huma-Air regulated action.
There’s very little to criticise the Huntsman Revere as any weaknesses have largely been engineered out over various iterations. Like many other rifles, it is possible to double load, though the smooth, precise action of the side lever makes it less likely than with the bolt action.