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    mikesf
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    Hello fellow air-gunners,

    My name is Mike and I come from Greece. I recently bought an FX Impact and as an airgun different from all the ones that I have owned, and I have owned a lot, it was a green field for me. Smoothtwist barrel, a million of adjustments, so I frequently had questions.

    I was surprised with the technical support response from FX, and specifically Mr. Oscar Söder. He was responding after hours, weekends, from his mobile, unbelievably fast. One must point out the flaws of a company in order to improve, but to be fair we must appraise also the things that are working well.

    One big well done for FX!

    Mike

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    GQ
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    Can you tell me what the phone number is ?
    I have send many e-mails to them and never get an answer.
     

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    BRS
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    Hello Mike, welcome to the Forum.

    Glad to read your positive post.

    Tell us more about yourself and whereabouts in Greece you live (I’ve been to your lovely country 4 times but know nothing about the ‘Aigunning’ situation there).

    BRS (a fellow European 🙂 )

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    mikesf
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    Apologies GQ, I don’t have a phone number, I communicate via the company’s official contact mail: [email protected]. What is the nature of your enquiries? Technical support? If yes, what sort of problems do you encounter?

    Hello to you also BRS, which country are you from? Which places you have visited on our beatiful, scumbag polititians infested sountry. I travel a lot… I live in Athens and I have airguns in my possession for over 25 years(I am 41). Started of with a Diana 25(still have one), went through many CO2 pistols and rifles, and at some point(maybe 10 years ago) I started buying quality springers. In the last five years I have mostly high end PCPs, and quality springers that I used to tune myself, get bored and sell them. I do a bit of FT(when I have time as I am a dad of two and travel a lot), and a bit of pest control with my 12guage. The latter is illegal to carry out with an airgun, stupidly owing an airgun in Greece is legal for any adult without any license, but you cannot hunt, you can only target shoot. I got fascinated with the impact, had a compact cricket that I was happy with, for the adjustability, smoothtwist fame, and the AR15 look and feel(used to carry an M4 when I was in the army, where in Greece is an obligatory service).

    Impact though was(and is) a challenge for me, I am spoilt brat as far as triggers go(had an airwolf and weihrauch record triggers) and I have it tuned on an acceptable level, had to locktite the “seat” that the power wheel alters hammer spring load, and now I am struggling with accuracy.

    My impact is .22 and my target is to have an inch group at 70yards on a full magazine, which I don’t. I haven’t tested though with the tuned trigger and I need to go to the range. My setup is factory set preload(the gap between the hammer spring load sear and the end of the slot to be 18.5mm) and the regulator at 110bar. This shoots the 18grain jsbs at 880fps and it seems that best grouping pellet. I still need to put some effort but it seems worhwhile, while someone(including me at times) might expect a perfect gun for the price tag.

    Nice meeting you!

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    BRS
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    Hi Mike (sorry for delay in replying)…YASSOU !!!
    I live in the UK and have had 2 sailing visits (various Greek isles) and 2 holidays in Corfu, 1 in northen Rhodes over the years.

    Your Airgun laws are similar to some other European countries ie: no real restriction on ownership but no hunting with them.

    I don’t own an Impact but have several other FX rifles, in the case of the Impact it’s my view that there are almost TOO MANY possible adjustments !

    I hope you find the right balance soon my only advice would be to back off the hammer spring tension very slightly.

    Keep us informed of your progress.

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    AirSupply
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    Hi Mike. Most impact owners find the sweet spot at around 915fps with .22 18g. I know traditionally under 
    900 is where most barrels are best but not usually with a smooth twist barrel. 
    Between 880 and 900 the pellet may loose then regain stability. Best bet is tune to that speed
    and then fine tune with the valve adjuster. You may have already been there and tried this but if not 
    give it a go. Also cleaning the barrel does make a difference! I clean my barrel each time I pump 
    it up with air. It’s so easy to take the barrel of and do and it saves me wondering what’s up with the 
    the gun for a moment and then realising the barrel is leading up! 
    I have a wiehrauch also.  Couldn’t agree more re trigger! Love it. 
    Just what I have discovered with my impact. 
    Michael

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    mikesf
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    “BRS”Hi Mike (sorry for delay in replying)…YASSOU !!!
    I live in the UK and have had 2 sailing visits (various Greek isles) and 2 holidays in Corfu, 1 in northen Rhodes over the years.

    Your Airgun laws are similar to some other European countries ie: no real restriction on ownership but no hunting with them.

    I don’t own an Impact but have several other FX rifles, in the case of the Impact it’s my view that there are almost TOO MANY possible adjustments !

    I hope you find the right balance soon my only advice would be to back off the hammer spring tension very slightly.

    Keep us informed of your progress.

    
Hiya mate, lived for 5 years in Swansea, fun times…

    About Impact, it seems that the adjustments are way too many and the ones that work well are very few. This is to be expected though, laws of physics are quite firm, LOL.

    If you ever visit Greece during August, Paros or Syros or Lesvos in the future, give me a buzz, I will show you around.

    I will keep everybody posted…

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    mikesf
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    “AirSupply”Hi Mike. Most impact owners find the sweet spot at around 915fps with .22 18g. I know traditionally under 
    900 is where most barrels are best but not usually with a smooth twist barrel. 
    Between 880 and 900 the pellet may loose then regain stability. Best bet is tune to that speed
    and then fine tune with the valve adjuster. You may have already been there and tried this but if not 
    give it a go. Also cleaning the barrel does make a difference! I clean my barrel each time I pump 
    it up with air. It’s so easy to take the barrel of and do and it saves me wondering what’s up with the 
    the gun for a moment and then realising the barrel is leading up! 
    I have a wiehrauch also.  Couldn’t agree more re trigger! Love it. 
    Just what I have discovered with my impact. 
    Michael

    
Hello Michael, thanks for the valuable contribution to my riddle. It seems that I am shooting directly in the bitter spot of the rifle, ..22 890fps with 18grain. I had several .22 PCPs and i swore on 850fps with 16grains, and this changes my whole world. Challenges though make us better.

    I have dialed it today to 905 and I have the reg at 110bar. Valve adjuster is wide open. Can you please help me with your regulator pressure setting? I cleaned also my barrel and I count the days till weekend to go to the range…

    Also how did you use the adjuster? Set preload and regulator high and restrict with the valve to reach 910?

    Again many thanks for your feedback!

    Mike

     

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    AirSupply
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    Mike my reg pressure is at factory setting of 140bar. The gauges can be  inaccurate so if your reg setting
    is at factory setting I’d leave it for now. I start with valve ajuster on about 3 white lines. I then use the 
    power wheel to get in the ball park with velocity. This can vary a little gun to gun. Then I find it seems to be best if I can pick up the final fps by adjusting valve out from 3 towards 4 white lines. Final adjustments can be surprisingly small. 
    I got good results shooting 16g a little quicker than the 18g. 
    I think with the smooth twist barrel speed is important as it effects the twist rate of the pellet and so stability so there seems to be a defo “sweet” spot. There is a lot of info in the pcp section of the forum from very smart cookies on tuning this rifle. Take a look through the archives you’ll get everything you need. 
    Good luck at the range!
    Michael
     

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    mikesf
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    Hi and thanks again. My reg came factory set at 110bar and yes the guages are off by a lot… I verified it with my bottle gauge though, so I cannot relate to your settings.

    I will try to fiddle with the valve adjuster to reach 910fps and will go to the range.

    Thanks again!

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