The Crown from FX Airguns of Sweden isn’t a rifle, a lot as being a configurable shooting system, where, along with the height and horizontal alignment adjustments provided by the stock’s cheek piece, and more of the same within the vertical plane from the butt pad, there’s a perfectly tuneable, match-style trigger. These features are essential, particularly 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 just shrouds the rifle’s fully-floating – fixed at the breech only – barrel it also covers a complete interchangeable bore and pellet probe system that may 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 the entire barrel assembly, sleeve and all, before replacing it with a different calibre barrel. The pellet probe is then swapped over as well as the rifle is really a magazine change from being able to dial into its new calibre.
Smooth-twist X – Thanks for visiting the Smooth-twist X barrel, the very latest progression of the Smooth-twist concept and even though its unique ‘rifling’ is used externally the bore in a similar manner towards the original method, the ‘X’ process is different as well as the rifling is found throughout the entire entire bore.
That’s about all I notice you about the generation X version of Smooth-Twist, other than FX wildcat 25 caliber owner and genius-in-residence, Fredrik Axelsson, also has developed various twist rates for it which are matched to a variety of the best-performing pellets available. The result of all this barrel technology is an ability not just to change calibres to suit the situation and preference, the Crown owner may also combine the rifle’s bore to accommodate a specific pellet. Oh, but there’s a lot more available, here.
Handling and balance is, in 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 want, 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 attention to the twin dials on the left-hand side of the Crown’s breech block. The forward dial provides calibre-specific settings for optimum airflow, plus a universal ‘LOW’ setting for training purposes. With those essentials established, the rear 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, just how much air is delivered for each shot. This governs the muzzl
e energy and by now it needs to be pretty obvious that the rifle’s main market will likely be UK airgunners with firearms certificates, and also the overseas market, although there’s definitely a place for the Crown in the wide world 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 daystate redwolf is a fully-regulated rifle, in that each shot is powered by a precisely metered ‘pulse’ of air, drawn from your main supply. Thus, if you’re likely to modify the energy production of this rifle, you’ll need to alter the setting on its regulator. This can be a simple process nevertheless the instructions provided has to be followed for the letter. I cannot stress too strongly – this may not be a rifle for people who prefer to tinker first and study the manual once they be in trouble. If you tweak the Crown’s reg’ a bad way, you can seriously damage it, and I promise the technicians at FX knows exactly what you’ve done along with your warranty are usually in dire peril. Usually do not, not even once, make an effort to do anything whatsoever using this rifle before you study its manual. You have been warned.
Once you’ve absorbed the correct procedure, adjusting the Crown’s regulator pressure takes less than two minutes, and also I can get it done without any bother at all. This specific reg’ can be set to function at pressures from 55 bar to 150, according to your requirements and in which energy setting your preferred pellets prefer.
The long and short of it – Now all you have to do is decide if you would like the adjustable-volume barrel shroud moderator extended, or otherwise not. Yes, really. The test rifle was 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 could be more marked in the Crown’s high-power modes. Besides, once I’d explored gowchp of the features you’ve just find out about, I used to be yearning for that simple life and just desired to load the rifle’s 21-shot magazine and get some shooting done.