Is Fx really the most accurate guns on earth?

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    DerringerJack
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    I've often heard it said that fx is the most accurate gun you can get. I shot one somebody lended me at the range and it certainly was the most accurate pellet gun I've ever shot. However please don't get mad fx guys! I think they are ugly. I don't like them. I really like the daystate rifles or the rawhm1000x with yellow jacket laminate stock. I just want to know if they are actually less accurate than an fx. Im aware of the benefits that the smooth twist offers but would a well tuned gun with a lapped Lothar Walther barrel be any less accurate? Thanks guys I've been looking in to my first top tier gun and I just haven't pulled the trigger due to constant fear of making the wrong choice lol. I don't make alot of cash and this is like a year or more of saving up that I'm playing with. 

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    Vetmx
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    I do a ton of shooting at night and I usually do it at 50yrds. Was just shooting some guns tonight. I have several that always produce one large hole at 50yrds. My FX Dreamline compact is one of them. Just a truly wonderful, easy gun to shoot. But it is matched easily by my two other guns wearing CZ barrels. A Taipan and a RTI. Unfortunately all of them are ugly but there are plenty of extremely accurate guns that aren’t made by FX.

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    Franklink
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    Man o man them YouTube marketing dollars are well spent.

    There are lots of VERY accurate airguns. Usually when you're paying FX, Daystate, Brocock, Thomas, MAC1, RAW, Taipan, Vulcan, RTI, etc type prices, you can expect a fairly accurate gun.  The cliche of "it shoots better than I do," or "if i do my part," is quite often true, meaning that the high-end airguns are usually capable of much better accuracy than the trigger puller. 

    As for exceptionally accurate airguns, I personally believe that's on a case by case (particular specimens) of an airgun. What I'm getting at, line up any ten RAWs and some will shoot more accurately than the others, and perhaps even one will shoot exceptionally well. That goes for any of the other high quality airguns. Now, thing's can be done to make them shoot better like polishing the barrel or recrowning or smoothing up the leade or finding a particular lot of pellets that shoots well from that particular gun or etc, etc, etc, but, generally speaking, there are standouts among them all. 

    Then you've got all the qualifiers, like the one where the gun shoots really well and just stacks pellets, but does it in a different place every time you get it out. Yeah, it's accurate, but not usefully accurate as you spend more time rezeroing it than enjoying it, and you can't ever trust it to put them where you want them. Or the one where it's always leaking, or the regulator can't be trusted, or it's always back in the shop for warranty work, or parts availability or planned obsolescence (or at least making you think your high end whiz bang was made obsolete by the newest, bestest version, whether there was or wasn't ever anything wrong with the version that you've got). 

    If you've been saving up for one really high-end gun, really do your homework and take into account as many of the factors as you can think of and then go read everything you can find online on the forums. If you find somebody who posts about a certain gun you're interested in, send them a PM with any specific questions that you can't find answered anywhere else. 

     

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    Peskadot671
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    "Is FX really the most accurate guns on earth?"

    No

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    Rj
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    Ive owned  in the past and currently do own an fx. But have had many other fine rifles. Would never claim they're the best. Whats best for me may not be best for you. Dont get hung up on brand. But choose something that suits you shooting criteria.  Ive found over the years weight plays a big roll on how much i enjoy a rifle. Many other things to consider than brand. Lots of accurate guns out there.

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    Smitty8141
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    I have to agree. The top end guns are all usually very accurate. But sometimes, you just get a good one. I had an Impact and it didn’t shoot well no matter what I did. Ended up getting rid of it. I have an FX Boss that is just amazing. After 6 years and a lot of pellets, it’s as accurate as the day I bought it. My Safari is more accurate than I am. I have 700 rounds through it in 3 weeks. Sometimes you just get lucky, or a gun fits your shooting style perfectly, and you hit the lottery.

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    tsakula
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    Had a dreamline. It was not that accurate. tried with two different liners. 

     

    Taipan vet was much accurate that dreamline. Much accurate.

     

     

     

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    Bigragu
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    Not to mention that each person has their level of what they consider to be accurate. Accuracy can come in many levels, for example, here’s my 23 year old sons target at the range sighting in for deer season. He was absolutely stoked with the accuracy and said his gun was ready-

    Sighters in the left two targets and center one is final after scope adjustments. I look at at it and say “it’s pretty good”. Someone else on here might say “I wish mine was that good!”

    Now here is a members target, 5 shots at 75 yards aiming at a staple on a fence post-

    I already know what particular gun did this, and if asked my opinion, that there is the most accurate of any target group I’ve ever seen, especially for the distance he shot at. Do I run out and buy the gun that did this?Well, no, ha ha, because I already own one, lol. But, my groups don’t even come out half that close. Here’s the deal, I also know the time this guy puts in into practicing and testing of different loads. A true student of this Airgun game. I can only use this target group as an inspiration and goal to strive for, with this same gun I own.

    I’ll let him pipe in when he sees this tread.

    My point with all of this, yes, the gun plays a part, and can be made better thru tuning and barrel work, but the shooter plays an even bigger part. It helps if the gun already came top tier, with better engineering, design, and parts. But to guarantee out of the box accuracy like the pic above, no way, unless you’ve put in the time and effort.

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    bucketboy
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    If a manufacturer makes 1,000,000 airguns then one of those will be better than the other, 999,999 so it might just be the most accurate individual air gun on earth.

    By the same logic,  one of those 1,000,000 will be worse than the other 999,999 so it could be the most inaccurate gun on earth.

    Do FX consistently make the most accurate guns on the earth… from my experience of fx ownership…..I would doubt that very much.

     

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    biohazardman
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    I would change that to "one of the most accurate" as there are others that do their part as well.  My Impact shoots mostly .5 inch groups at 100 yards when the wind doesn't mess with me to much. So it is very accurate. There are always guns and people out there that can out shoot you no matter what gun or skill level you have.

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    bucketboy
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    I would change that to "one of the most accurate" as there are others that do their part as well.  My Impact shoots mostly .5 inch groups at 100 yards when the wind doesn't mess with me to much. So it is very accurate. There are always guns and people out there that can out shoot you no matter what gun or skill level you have.

    While I 100% believe you,  in a way this infuriates me even more about my impact, it was accurate but would not hold zero from one day to the next,   The merest touch on the shroud would throw poi off by inches. I checked and changed everything I could to resolve the issue but never found the underlying problem. In the time I owned my impact, there was never two days in a row where zero would remain constant, I am so envious  that your does.

     

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    TEXAS
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    Nope

    (9 pages coming this time next year)

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    Odoyle
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    Any brand that has an exceptionally good (fluke freak of nature) barrel could qualify as the most accurate if you depend on commercially made pellets and slugs.

    I believe BIO and have similar accuracy and probably even better but I make my own Nielsen type slugs just for this gun only (for now) in a custom in between weight that are not commercially sold but it's cheating just like the pellets I swage my own just for FX guns (for now). They are the most accurate but not with commercially sold slugs nor pellets. They are just AVERAGE if I don't cheat!

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    Glem.Chally
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    Who even said this?  Don't take the bait!

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    davecole
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    A hammer if used properly, will hit a nail on the head every time….

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    Bander124
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    No my r5 out shoots my Dreamline compact 

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    enkey
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    Hi

    I believe that the most accurate airgun in the world regardless of the brand will depend on the time and money you invest in it

    Regards 

    Enkey 

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    davidsng
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    I've had a few FX Airguns.  They are exceptionally good at shooting pellets at long range.  FX did nail it with pellets at long range.  That being said, most accurate gun is still the Matador R5M .22.  Here is why:

    The R5M faster twist rate is good for closer range pellets and also great for slugs.  Most of my shots that I take, are close. (Closer than the benefits of a FX shooting pellets.)  Therefore, for me, it does not make sense to go FX for hunting when 90% of my shots the LW barrel does fine.  If I was going long range, I just use slugs in the same LW Barrel because the twist is still perfect for slugs too. So therefore,  no Liner Flip/Flop! or buying any more add/on's, and marketing gimmicks. It's simple easy, durable, and accurate with both.

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    Blackpaw
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    Though I will know this weekend when I go to an indoor range, but I have a feeling my Taipan Compact is more accurate than my Impact Compact at least at 50 yards/50 meters. I will post the results.

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    Jammin22
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    LMAO!!! Heck No!! I have shot many rifles that were just as if not more accurate. My Ed gun R3M .22 was my most accurate at 100yds, 2nd would be my Cricket .25. P.S. I can't stand FX.

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