I Bit!!! FX Crown en route!

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    SocalTrail
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    After having poor experiences with a couple FX rifles several years ago (T-12 whisper and a Revolution), I bit the bullet and bought a green laminate .22 cal Crown.  I’m very excited and hope it adds an element of refinement and class to my current arsenal. Utah airguns has a few in stock in case anyone is looking for one. I’ll post pics when it arrives.   Cheers!

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    Hynzie
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    congrats wow ,well were going to need pix ,,THE GUYS AND GALS at UA  rock  down to earth no grumpy people there ,,again congrats on the purchase 

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    toku58
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    I requested a price quote from them but they haven’t gotten back to me??

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    Pappy
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    Did you see that Jking has his .25 Crown for sale in the classifieds?  It may not be green laminate, but I think it is only 3 months old, and you would save a bundle.
    Just sayin;

    Pappy

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    Pappy
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    Sorry …. Jking is selling his RAW.  My bad.

    Pappy

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    hawkeye69
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    If you don’t mind elaborating I’m curious, what exactly were the poor experiences with the T12 and Revolution?

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    LSS152
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    You will not be disappointed.

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    bzizzi373
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    If your new Crown is anything like my .25 Crown you will be thrilled, lights out accuracy, I make long distance hunting shots that continue to amaze me.

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    SocalTrail
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    To elaborate on the poor experiences I had with my previous two FX rifles….

    My T12 whisper showed up and literally dribbled pellets out of the barrel. Back to the vendor it went. When it was returned to me it maxed out at 28 ft lbs which I could live with if the accuracy was there.  I had a hard time managing .5” groups at 25 yards where as I could turn around and stack 10 pellets through the same hole at that distance with my Airwolf MCT. I got fed up and ended up returning it for a theoben rapid which AZ tuned. To this day the best air rifle I ever had and I regret ever selling. 

    On to the revolution.  I thought how cool would it be to have an accurate, semi-auto .22 cal rifle for small game hunting. Right??? The rifle functioned for about 1 tin of pellets and one thing after another started happening. First off a valve seal started leaking which was no big deal. Then the magazine would jam occasionally so I bought a new mag.  Same problem. Got to the point where it would jam every other shot.  Sent it in to get fixed which lasted about another tin of pellets and jamming issues came back. I sent it in again, got it fixed and sold it off. That was several years ago and I have since stayed away from FX until now.  When the impact was released I actually jumped on the pre order with AOA. Then all the accounts of the poor quality control and problems started coming to light and I gave up my pre order spot. 

    The crown seems to have remedied some of the problems and I have yet to read a poor review.  I have high hopes for the crown but I highly doubt it will replace my beloved WAR Flex…. it should be a nice classy compliment to that beast though. 😎

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    bigben11
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    I received my green laminate .22 cal Crown last week. I have a Hawke 6X24 56 scope so I had to order the high rings.  Zeroed the scope yesterday, (3/2/2018) and guess what pellet it liked- the Crosman 14.3s. I zeroed it at 40 yds and the pellet was right at the crosshairs. The jsb 15.89s were not as accurate.  Also, the gun has 3 power adjustments-reg, port, and hammer.  Contacted FX and they said don’t change the settings they already tested it-I guess it saves me a lot of time..  The transfer port adjustment says .177/.22 and .25 and .30. =medium The port setting does not have the 1-2-3 anymore.  I was told not to change any settings-except the hammer spring.  I get 890 ft/lbs with the 15.89s and 950-960 ft/lbs with the 14.3s.  I was going to buy 4 tins of the 15.89s but now waiting on more results of the 14.3s.  The manual is fairly sparse. But it is a beautiful gun.

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    Bob_O
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    Oh wow, that is nice!!  

    And nice choice of scope!!!

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    2D1C
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    Very nice indeed! Out of curiosity where did you find it?

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    bigben11
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    Utah Airguns, also, Airgun Depot has the 22s in stock.
    https://utahairguns.com

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    2D1C
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    Thanx I was looking for a.25 and looks like they are on back order.
    actually they got back to me saying one was available but they charge freight and tax?
    No thank you.

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    SocalTrail
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    I have had mine for a couple weeks now and I can say I am very satisfied. The gun shoots like a dream. Even though they may say they are tuned from the factory, I still feel like there is more to be had out of my particular rifle. I shot some groups at 100 yards last week from the bench.  My groups all averaged around 1.25″ – 1.5″ pretty consistently. Not horrible but not the best either. To compare, my WARP with the .25 cal barrel is consistently under 1″ for 5-shots at 100 yards, and the .30 cal barrel is right at 1″. I will play with the reg pressure a bit and see if I can dial it in better. Reg setting currently shows at about 125 bar, best settings are on “max” on the power wheel and the .177 / .22 transfer port setting ( essentially #2 on the Impact). Also, I did not prep any pellets, these are straight out of the tin, and the barrel has about 400 rounds since the last cleaning which may have cause some of the fliers. 

    Scope is a Sightron S-Tac 3-16×42 in Sportsmatch rings. 

    One thing I wanted to ask some of you Crown owners about…. What I noticed is when I took this scope off another PCP rifle and threw it on the Crown, I had to dial the elevation UP two full revolutions (30 MOA) in order to get zero at 30 yards. This didnt concern me until I shot at 100 and went to dial the elevation for the drop. I was 1/2 MOA from being maxed out on my turret adjustment. This tells me one thing, the barrel is drooping. I plan on going through the rifle today to check all the screws and do a goof clean on the barrel. 

    Cheers!  Pics below. 

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    bigben11
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    Try putting a string level on your gun and one on your scope-see if they read the same.

    Next, I would try a level on your gun and use a bore sight to see if they are the same. If the bore sight is below the line of sight of your level -you have an issue.

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