FX Crown showing off at 100 yards.

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    Yrrah
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    Yesterday after a frost the air was calm for just long enough for this group at 100 yards.

    Then the wind drifted in to spoil the next but OK I GUESS.
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    This is still its best to date.

    JSB King Heavies Mk1 33.9 gr.
    Skirts sized to .2515 and lubed with bike chain wax.
    The replacement barrel (for the one our OZ Post bent) is shooting very well. STX barrel as with all Crowns 1:28″ twist.
    I clean the barrel with a pull through regularly but with the wax it seems to clean with just one pull. A second comes through just very light grey.
    No need for more and takes all of a minute.  
    Velocity was 850 fps on Max and tp 3, but today I began using 5 and 3 for 840 fps, a little less noise and better efficiency.
    Regulator at 130 bar . Gun and pellet fliers conspicuous by their absence.
    All good, a great gun, light to carry and rabbit count at something over 230 now. I haven’t found anything I don’t like yet.
    Regards to all,  Harry.

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    aa_limited
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    wonderful. you must be over the moon. hey how about some 50 yard groups

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    MScottLeeman
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    Thats Fantastic! …although I have a suspicion that the rifle isn’t the Only part of the equation performing well above the majority. Thanks for sharing,as a guitar player who witnesses amazing talent, this is what either makes a person throw in the towel…or Practice Like Hell! Hope it quits raining soon…

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    Glem.Chally
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    Stunning group Harry!

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    agnthooziast
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    WOW!! Hat’s off with a bow : )  May I ask what type of sizer you use?

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    Yrrah
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    “agnthooziast”WOW!! Hat’s off with a bow : )  May I ask what type of sizer you use?

    
 It is one originally sold by Beeman. I simply poke the pellets through with a knitting needle with the point modified to fit. That size 0.2515 only sizes the skirts.
    The pellets then load into the Crown magazine neatly without the problems some seem to have and which I think might have led to the Mk11 version of the Heavy King.
    I think I have mentioned this here before and some others have now found it to be useful. The Crown has the STX barrel.

    For my tight barrelled BSA Bowkett Hornet I size all .25 cal pellets to 0.2500″ head and skirt. I have been doing this for over ten years.
    The FX Royale Elite with ordinary ST barrel gets the same 0.2500 head and skirt treatment, as for the BSA, for all pellets. 
    I have a full set of dies for .177, .20, .22 and .25 . …. Best regards, Harry (Yrrah).

     

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    dirtbikerick
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    Darn nice shooting Harry, are you shooting it at stock settings?

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    Yrrah
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    “dirtbikerick”Darn nice shooting Harry, are you shooting it at stock settings?

    
Near enough to stock dbr. 130 bar reg,  Max hammer dial and 3 transfer port gives 850 fps with King Heavies and somewhere about 940 with lights but I don’t shoot the lights at that velocity.
    5 on the hammer dial and 3 TP gives 840 for Heavies and is maybe my preference currently.  4 hammer 3 TP gives around 820 and is very accurate also and efficient..
    For King Lights, 25.4 gr, I am shooting on hammer 3 TP 3 for 880; or hammer 2 TP 3 for 860 or so and a lot of shots.
    All these settings give me fine accuracy.  …  Kind regards, Harry.

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    Huffranger
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    Awesome shooting Harry thanks for sharing your settings !!

    What brand of chain wax are you using as lube ?
     

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    dirtbikerick
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    Yes, thanks for sharing settings, i want to get out tomorrow and do some chrony testing, I’ve just been shooting 34’s at max settings with great results, love the crown.

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    Yrrah
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    “Huffranger”Awesome shooting Harry thanks for sharing your settings !!
    What brand of chain wax are you using as lube ?
     

    
 Finishline Krytech Wax Lubricant. It is the older type not the newer one with “Ceramic”.
    Unfortunately I have not been able to get another bottle. All the bike shops tell me they had it but now use other lubes or waxes. It may not have been great for bikes.
    I might have to shop in USA, UK or somewhere else.
    If anyone knows where to get some of the older stuff in a bluish bottle, not black, I’d appreciate a heads up.
    Other stuff may do the job but if I can’t get it then I will go without as I don’t think it makes the rifle more accurate – and I don’t mind cleaning my barrel.
    Regards, Harry.

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    “Yrrah”

    “Huffranger”Awesome shooting Harry thanks for sharing your settings !!
    What brand of chain wax are you using as lube ?

     

    
 Finishline Krytech Wax Lubricant. It is the older type not the newer one with “Ceramic”.
    Unfortunately I have not been able to get another bottle. All the bike shops tell me they had it but now use other lubes or waxes. It may not have been great for bikes.
    I might have to shop in USA, UK or somewhere else.
    If anyone knows where to get some of the older stuff in a bluish bottle, not black, I’d appreciate a heads up.
    Other stuff may do the job but if I can’t get it then I will go without as I don’t think it makes the rifle more accurate – and I don’t mind cleaning my barrel.
    Regards, Harry.

    
Bluish bottle. Any good ?
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    Yrrah
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Bluish bottle. Any good?

    
 Thank you Bluestone.  Two bottles ordered and you get a tick from me. … Best regards, Harry.

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    Gbab1
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    Amazing! I am very impressed I just culled my herd of rifles as a pretext to ordering a crown myself. Mater of facitly. If I am a really lucky boy, I just might have it by this time next week.
    seems like fx has dealt with quality control and their repair service.
    any advice or observations for me?

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    MP44
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    Nice shooting!

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    agnthooziast
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    Thank you Harry!

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    Yrrah
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    “Gbab1”Amazing! I am very impressed I just culled my herd of rifles as a pretext to ordering a crown myself. Mater of facitly. If I am a really lucky boy, I just might have it by this time next week.
    seems like fx has dealt with quality control and their repair service.
    any advice or observations for me?

    
Ghab1, 
    Advice – not a lot. Clean the barrel before first shooting.
    Don’t start fiddling with anything for a couple of months and then only if it is not shooting as LOW in velocity as you might like. 
    Then if you must, or just want to fiddle, read carefully the instructions and suggestions of folks like Weatherby and the new USA FX service Centre and AOA FX service man.
    Random adjusting,  generally, may end in head scratching and lesser performance until time has been spent to actually get an understanding, which should have been the beginning point.
    Don’t screw the regulator adjustment in to lower reg pressure without degassing the gun. THAT has been written many times.
    Don’t turn the hammer spring tension adjuster knob when the rifle is cocked – only make a change there when it is not cocked. 

    That’s enough from me. Just get your rifle, clean the barrel and shoot it.  Note where the hammer adjustment knob is set at Max, 5,4,3 etc., and the transfer port adjuster .25/.30 or whatever. The early ones like mine just had 1, 2, and 3. Then if one must, play with just those two knobs. Leave the internal hammer spring adjustment screw setting alone until you have a full understanding of how it works.
    Maybe also eventually take the action out of the stock, set the hammer knob on Max, and tip the barrel up to the sky and peer through the little peep hole in the side of the action. Then tip the barrel down and see the hammer head drop onto the valve stem end. Tip it back up and check the size of the gap when the hammer head drops back. Note that gap for future reference. As you tip it up and down you will hear a click clack .  That is the FX free flight  gap that allows for hammer debouncing and makes the rifle so efficient. 

    OK more than enough ……  Kind regards, Harry.

    Yes – 

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    RomeoAlfa
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    Wow that is very impressive!

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