The Crown from FX Airguns of Sweden isn’t a rifle, a lot as a configurable shooting system, where, along with the height and horizontal alignment modifications available from the stock’s cheek piece, and more of the same in the vertical plane from the butt pad, there’s a perfectly tuneable, match-style trigger. These features are very 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 when compared with what else the FX crown has up its sleeve.
That sleeve not just shrouds the rifle’s fully-floating – fixed at the breech only – barrel in addition, it covers a whole interchangeable bore and pellet probe system that may accommodate .177, .22, .25 and .30 calibres inside the same action. Swapping barrels is a matter of loosening the twin fixing screws, as shown within the instructions, then sliding out the entire barrel assembly, sleeve and all sorts of, before replacing it using a different calibre barrel. The pellet probe will be swapped over as well as the rifle is a magazine change from being ready to dial into its new calibre.
Smooth-twist X – Thanks for visiting the Smooth-twist X barrel, which is the very latest growth of the Smooth-twist concept and while its unique ‘rifling’ is used from outside the bore in a similar manner for the original method, the ‘X’ process is unique as well as the rifling is present through the entire length of the bore.
That’s about all I can tell you regarding the generation X version of Smooth-Twist, besides FX wildcat air rifle owner and genius-in-residence, Fredrik Axelsson, has additionally developed various twist rates for it and those are matched to a wide range of the best-performing pellets available. The result of all this barrel technology is surely an ability not only to change calibres to accommodate the problem and preference, the Crown owner can also mix and match the rifle’s bore to accommodate a certain pellet. Oh, but there’s much more on offer, here.
Handling and balance is, in my view, the Crown’s finest feature.Handling and balance is, in my view, the Crown’s finest feature. Adjustable everything. Once you’ve decided on the calibre you like, a further hat-trick of hi-tech options offer more control over this rifle’s performance than I’ve ever encountered on any sporter. Please turn your attention to 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 of 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 through now it should be pretty obvious that the rifle’s main market will likely be UK airgunners with firearms certificates, and the overseas market, although there’s definitely an area for the Crown inside the wide arena of 11-plus performance. Before we explore the potential implementation 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 daystate redwolf is a fully-regulated rifle, in that 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 production of this rifle, you’ll must modify the setting on its regulator. This can be a simple process but the instructions provided must be followed towards the letter. I cannot stress too strongly – this is NOT a rifle for individuals who choose to tinker first and browse the manual whenever they get into trouble. In the event you tweak the Crown’s reg’ a bad way, you can seriously damage it, and i also promise the technicians at FX knows precisely 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 just about anything with this rifle before you study its manual. You have been warned.
Once you’ve absorbed the proper procedure, adjusting the Crown’s regulator pressure takes under two minutes, as well as I will get it done with no bother in any way. This kind of reg’ may be set to operate at pressures from 55 bar to 150, according to your needs and where energy setting your chosen pellets prefer.
The long and lacking it – Now all you have to do is decide if you want the adjustable-volume barrel shroud moderator extended, or otherwise not. Yes, really. The exam rifle had been a .177 calibre, sub-12 model and i also honestly couldn’t detect so much difference in muzzle noise wherever I set the shroud, but I’m sure that difference could be more marked within the Crown’s high-power modes. Besides, once I’d explored gowchp of the features you’ve just find out about, I had been yearning for your simple life and merely wished to load up the rifle’s 21-shot magazine and obtain some shooting done.