The Crown from FX Airguns of Sweden isn’t a rifle, a great deal as a configurable shooting system, where, as well as the height and horizontal alignment adjustments provided by 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 features are important, specially when you have 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 has up its sleeve.
That sleeve not merely shrouds the rifle’s fully-floating – fixed in the breech only – barrel in addition, it covers a complete interchangeable bore and pellet probe system that can accommodate .177, .22, .25 and .30 calibres inside the same action. Swapping barrels is a point of 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 will be swapped over and also the rifle is actually a magazine change from being ready to dial into its new calibre.
Smooth-twist X – Welcome to the Smooth-twist X barrel, the very latest growth of the Smooth-twist concept even though its unique ‘rifling’ is used externally the bore in a similar manner to the original method, the ‘X’ process is unique and the rifling is present throughout the entire length of the bore.
That’s about all I can tell you about the generation X version of Smooth-Twist, apart from FX wildcat for sale owner and genius-in-residence, Fredrik Axelsson, also has developed various twist rates for this and these are matched to a variety of the most effective-performing pellets available. Caused by all this barrel technology is an ability not just to change calibres to suit the situation and preference, the Crown owner can also mix and match the rifle’s bore to suit a particular pellet. Oh, but there’s so much more on offer, here.
Handling and balance is, inside my view, the Crown’s finest feature.Handling and balance is, inside my view, the Crown’s finest feature. Adjustable everything. Once you’ve decided on the calibre you prefer, another 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 in the Crown’s breech block. The forward dial provides calibre-specific settings for maximum airflow, along with a universal ‘LOW’ setting for training purposes. With those essentials established, the back dial controls the tension in the internal hammer spring, and thereby governs how hard the Crown’s striker impacts the regulator’s air-release mechanism, and as a result, exactly how much air is delivered for each shot. This governs the muzzl
e energy and also by now it ought 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 a place for the Crown in the wide arena of 11-plus performance. Before we explore the possibility use of this technology in a sub-12 ft.lbs. format, there’s another major adjustment to be considered. 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 airgun is actually a fully-regulated rifle, in this each shot is powered by a precisely metered ‘pulse’ of air, drawn from the main supply. Thus, if you’re planning to alter the energy output of this rifle, you’ll must alter the setting on its regulator. It is a simple process but the instructions provided has to be followed towards the letter. I cannot stress too strongly – this is NOT a rifle for individuals who choose to tinker first and study the manual whenever they get into trouble. If you tweak the Crown’s reg’ the wrong way, you could seriously damage it, and that i promise you the technicians at FX knows just what you’ve done as well as your warranty will be in dire peril. Usually do not, not once, attempt to do anything using this rifle before you study its manual. You might have been warned.
Once you’ve absorbed the right procedure, adjusting the Crown’s regulator pressure takes lower than two minutes, as well as I can do it with no bother whatsoever. This particular reg’ may be set to use at pressures from 55 bar to 150, based on your needs and where energy setting your chosen pellets prefer.
The long and lacking it – Now all you want do is decide if you would like the adjustable-volume barrel shroud moderator extended, or otherwise not. Yes, really. The exam rifle was actually a .177 calibre, sub-12 model and I honestly couldn’t detect much difference in muzzle noise wherever I set the shroud, but I’m sure that difference will be more marked inside the Crown’s high-power modes. Besides, once I’d explored gowchp in the features you’ve just find out about, I was yearning for your simple life and just wished to load the rifle’s 21-shot magazine and acquire some shooting done.