The Crown from FX Airguns of Sweden isn’t a rifle, so much as a configurable shooting system, where, as well as the height and horizontal alignment adjustments available from the stock’s cheek piece, and more of the same in the vertical plane from the butt pad, there’s an absolutely tuneable, match-style trigger. These characteristics are important, especially when you take gun fit as seriously as you should, but I’m obliged to concede that, for once, they take a back seat compared to what else the FX crown air rifle for sale has up its sleeve.
That sleeve not just shrouds the rifle’s fully-floating – fixed at the breech only – barrel in addition, it covers an entire interchangeable bore and pellet probe system that can accommodate .177, .22, .25 and .30 calibres inside the same action. Swapping barrels is dependent on loosening the twin fixing screws, as shown in the instructions, then sliding out your entire barrel assembly, sleeve and all, before replacing it with a different calibre barrel. The pellet probe is then swapped over and the rifle is a magazine change far from being prepared to dial into its new calibre.
Smooth-twist X – You are welcome to the Smooth-twist X barrel, which is the very latest advancement of the Smooth-twist concept even though its unique ‘rifling’ is used from the outside the bore in a similar manner to the original method, the ‘X’ process is unique as well as the rifling is present through the entire entire entire bore.
That’s about all I notice you concerning the generation X version of Smooth-Twist, besides FX wildcat airgun owner and genius-in-residence, Fredrik Axelsson, also has developed various twist rates for this which are matched to a wide range of the most effective-performing pellets available. The result of this barrel technology is surely an ability not just in change calibres to suit the situation and preference, the Crown owner could also mix and match the rifle’s bore to suit a specific pellet. Oh, but there’s much more on offer, here.
Handling and balance is, inside my view, the Crown’s finest feature.Handling and balance is, within my view, the Crown’s finest feature. Adjustable everything. Once you’ve decided on the calibre you prefer, a further hat-trick of hi-tech options offer additional control over this rifle’s performance than I’ve ever encountered on any sporter. Please turn your focus on the twin dials on the left-hand side of the Crown’s breech block. The forward dial provides calibre-specific settings for optimum airflow, along with a universal ‘LOW’ setting for training purposes. With those essentials established, the back dial controls the tension of the internal hammer spring, and thereby governs how hard the Crown’s striker impacts the regulator’s air-release mechanism, and as a consequence, how much air is delivered for each and every shot. This governs the muzzl
e energy and through now it needs to be pretty obvious this rifle’s main market will likely be UK airgunners with firearms certificates, as well as the overseas market, although there’s definitely an area for the Crown within the wide realm of 11-plus performance. Before we explore the possibility implementation of this technology in a sub-12 ft.lbs. format, there’s another major adjustment that need considering. Dialling it in. Calibre-specific airflow twinned with variable hammer spring settings.Dialling it in. Calibre-specific airflow twinned with variable hammer spring settings.
Regulating the regulator – The redwolf hp .22 is really a fully-regulated rifle, because each shot is powered by way of a precisely metered ‘pulse’ of air, drawn from the main supply. Thus, if you’re planning to modify the energy production of this rifle, you’ll need to modify the setting on its regulator. This is a simple process but the instructions provided must be followed to the letter. I cannot stress too strongly – this may not be a rifle for individuals who would rather tinker first and study the manual once they be in trouble. Should you tweak the Crown’s reg’ the wrong way, you can seriously damage it, and I promise the technicians at FX are fully aware of exactly what you’ve done as well as your warranty will be in dire peril. Usually do not, not even once, make an effort to do anything with this rifle before you decide to study its manual. You have been warned.
Once you’ve absorbed the proper procedure, adjusting the Crown’s regulator pressure takes under two minutes, and also I can get it done with no bother at all. This kind of reg’ can be set to function at pressures from 55 bar to 150, according to your needs and in which energy setting your preferred pellets prefer.
The long and short of it – Now all you want do is decide if you wish the adjustable-volume barrel shroud moderator extended, or otherwise. Yes, really. The test rifle had been a .177 calibre, sub-12 model and i also honestly couldn’t detect that much difference in muzzle noise wherever I set the shroud, but I’m certain difference could be more marked within the Crown’s high-power modes. Besides, once I’d explored gowchp in the features you’ve just find out about, I used to be yearning for that simple life and simply desired to load the rifle’s 21-shot magazine and get some shooting done.