Reply To: FX Crown Launched Today at IWA
Typo I am sure: “The stock of the FX Impact is manufactured by Minelli in Italy.
To apply the smooth twist to the whole barrel probably lends itself better to total machine production and lessens / equalizes stresses in the barrel caused by the “ST” process since it is applied equally and simultaneously to the entire barrel rather than the end few inches like the “Old” ST barrels.
The prior smooth twist barrel appears to have to be straightened after the smooth twist process (YouTube Video showed Fredrik processing a barrel). This was costly and time consuming not lending itself well to a speedy production process. I imagine this new process removes a major bottleneck in FX’s production line.
Disclaimer: My opinions are my own and derived from various research and my own experiences so my above statements are purely my own conclusions based on limited knowledge and facts.