The Crown from FX Airguns of Sweden isn’t a rifle, a lot as being a configurable shooting system, where, in addition to the height and horizontal alignment modifications available from the stock’s cheek piece, and more of the same within the vertical plane from the butt pad, there’s an absolutely tuneable, match-style trigger. These features are important, especially when you are taking gun fit as seriously as you should, but I’m obliged to concede that, for once, they take a back seat in comparison to what else the FX crown barrel shroud has up its sleeve.
That sleeve not merely shrouds the rifle’s fully-floating – fixed at the breech only – barrel it also covers an entire interchangeable bore and pellet probe system that will accommodate .177, .22, .25 and .30 calibres inside the same action. Swapping barrels is a matter of loosening the twin fixing screws, as shown inside the instructions, then sliding out the entire barrel assembly, sleeve and all sorts of, before replacing it having a different calibre barrel. The pellet probe will be swapped over and also the rifle is actually a magazine change from being able to dial into its new calibre.
Smooth-twist X – Thanks for visiting the Smooth-twist X barrel, which is the very latest progression of the Smooth-twist concept and while its unique ‘rifling’ is applied from the outside the bore in a similar manner for the original method, the ‘X’ process differs and the rifling exists through the entire length of the bore.
That’s about all I will tell 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 this which are matched to a wide range of the best-performing pellets available. Caused by all this barrel technology is surely an ability not only to change calibres to accommodate the situation and preference, the Crown owner can also combine the rifle’s bore to suit a particular pellet. Oh, but there’s a lot more available, here.
Handling and balance is, within 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 like, an additional 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 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, plus a universal ‘LOW’ setting for training purposes. With those essentials established, the back dial controls the tension from 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 also by now it ought to be pretty obvious that this rifle’s main market is going to be UK airgunners with firearms certificates, as well as the overseas market, although there’s definitely a place for the Crown within the wide realm 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 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 high power redwolf is really a fully-regulated rifle, in that each shot is powered by way of a precisely metered ‘pulse’ of air, drawn from your main supply. Thus, if you’re planning to change the energy output of this rifle, you’ll have to modify the setting on its regulator. It is a simple process nevertheless the instructions provided must be followed for the letter. I cannot stress too strongly – this may not be a rifle for those who would rather tinker first and browse the manual when they be in trouble. If you tweak the Crown’s reg’ a bad way, you can seriously damage it, and i also promise you the technicians at FX will know just what you’ve done along with your warranty are usually in dire peril. Do not, not really once, attempt to do just about 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 less than two minutes, as well as I will do it with no bother whatsoever. This particular reg’ can be set to use at pressures from 55 bar to 150, based on your requirements and at which energy setting your preferred pellets prefer.
The long and lacking it – Now all you need to do is decide if you would like the adjustable-volume barrel shroud moderator extended, or not. Yes, really. The exam rifle was actually 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 certain difference would be more marked inside the Crown’s high-power modes. Besides, once I’d explored gowchp from the features you’ve just learn about, I had been yearning for the simple life and simply wanted to load in the rifle’s 21-shot magazine and acquire some shooting done.