Looking to upgrade my .22 Mrod, but which FX – Streamline or Royale 400?

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    bltefft
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    I’m torn between the FX Streamline and the FX Royale 400, so I am looking for folks who have both, or have shot both, to see what they say.

    I know the Royale is several hundred dollars more expensive, but is it that much a better air rifle?

    I’ve watched a ton of videos and think that both are really good air rifles,

    I want a longer shot string than my Mrod gives me.  And maybe regulated, what say you?

    Any thoughts / opinions would be appreciated.

     

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    Peskadot671
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    I’d swing for the Royale 400. Higher shot count and nicer stock.

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    bltefft
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    Thanks for your reply, Peskadot671.

    One more thing I’d like to ask.

    Synthetic or Walnut stock?  I’m not asking which one looks the best.  I like the syn stock because it is lighter than the walnut one.  

    But my concern is the strength of the syn stock.  I remember readiing somewhere that a shooter attached a bipod at the end of the syn stock and the end kinda’ flexed.  Any one experienced that?

    Bobby

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    bltefftThanks for your reply, Peskadot671.

    One more thing I’d like to ask.

    Synthetic or Walnut stock?  I’m not asking which one looks the best.  I like the syn stock because it is lighter than the walnut one.  

    But my concern is the strength of the syn stock.  I remember readiing somewhere that a shooter attached a bipod at the end of the syn stock and the end kinda’ flexed.  Any one experienced that?

    Bobby

    Sorry. I didn’t realize you were asking for opinions of people who own both or have shot both. I don’t own a Streamline or a Royale 400 but I have read a lot of good reviews on the 400 and it’s on my list. Since you already have a traditional rifle (Mrod), the 400 makes sense because it comes with a nice thumb-hole stock. Choosing between the walnut or synthetic stock is up to you. If you hunt and plan to carry it through the brush, I would opt for the synthetic stock. If you want something nice to look at, I’d go for the walnut stock. If you already have a lot of airguns with synthetic stocks, I would get the walnut or vice versa. If it was me, I’d go for their black pepper laminate stock with carbon fiber bottle. But that’s just me.

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    All fx rifles have the same smooth twist barrel so accuracy wise they are all shooters. With that being said whatever your preference is go for it! 

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    My brother and I each own a .22, FX Royale 400 and we have put thousands of rounds through them, probably approaching close to 16,000 through his and 20,000 through mine in the past two years.  My 400 has the walnut stock, my brother purchased his 400 with the synthetic stock and after using it for a couple of months he has resented selecting that stock ever since.  His feelings have nothing to do with any inherent problems with the stock or rifle itself, but rather the 400 with the carbon fiber bottle and synthetic stock is almost too light.  The bare rifle weighs exactly 5 lbs. on my work shipping scales.  This light weight is great for all day field or woods carrying, but for competitive shooting it is too light.  Also, every time he sees the beautiful wood stock on my Royale 400, he just shakes his head and says he made a mistake not getting that stock. 

    As for shooting, both rifles are VERY smooth to operate, uncanny accurate, have great shot counts and have proven to be reliable beyond belief.

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    Thanks, guys, looks like I’ll be getting the Walnut stock.

    Bobby

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    “Peskadot671”

    “bltefft”Thanks for your reply, Peskadot671.

    One more thing I’d like to ask.

    Synthetic or Walnut stock?  I’m not asking which one looks the best.  I like the syn stock because it is lighter than the walnut one.  

    But my concern is the strength of the syn stock.  I remember readiing somewhere that a shooter attached a bipod at the end of the syn stock and the end kinda’ flexed.  Any one experienced that?

    Bobby

    Sorry. I didn’t realize you were asking for opinions of people who own both or have shot both. I don’t own a Streamline or a Royale 400 but I have read a lot of good reviews on the 400 and it’s on my list. Since you already have a traditional rifle (Mrod), the 400 makes sense because it comes with a nice thumb-hole stock. Choosing between the walnut or synthetic stock is up to you. If you hunt and plan to carry it through the brush, I would opt for the synthetic stock. If you want something nice to look at, I’d go for the walnut stock. If you already have a lot of airguns with synthetic stocks, I would get the walnut or vice versa. If it was me, I’d go for their black pepper laminate stock with carbon fiber bottle. But that’s just me.

    
No problem, I value everyone’s opinion.  You made some good points.

    Bobby

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    “bltefft”Thanks, guys, looks like I’ll be getting the Walnut stock.

    Bobby

    Looks like I’ll be calling AoA today.

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    “AirGunShooter”My brother and I each own a .22, FX Royale 400 and we have put thousands of rounds through them, probably approaching close to 16,000 through his and 20,000 through mine in the past two years.  My 400 has the walnut stock, my brother purchased his 400 with the synthetic stock and after using it for a couple of months he has resented selecting that stock ever since.  His feelings have nothing to do with any inherent problems with the stock or rifle itself, but rather the 400 with the carbon fiber bottle and synthetic stock is almost too light.  The bare rifle weighs exactly 5 lbs. on my work shipping scales.  This light weight is great for all day field or woods carrying, but for competitive shooting it is too light.  Also, every time he sees the beautiful wood stock on my Royale 400, he just shakes his head and says he made a mistake not getting that stock. 

    As for shooting, both rifles are VERY smooth to operate, uncanny accurate, have great shot counts and have proven to be reliable beyond belief.

    

Thanks, AirGunShooter.  I was wondering about what you said about your brother’s gun being too light with the syn stock.

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    You are very welcome.

    Between my brother and me we own 4 FX rifles and we shoot a lot, many times daily.  When I said his 400 was almost too light, this was a relative comment as the light weight makes it more difficult to hold the rifle steady when trying to shoot competitively or when looking for that perfect group.  But his rifle is beautiful and nearly perfect.  A work of art.  If I was going out hunting all day and carrying a rifle, his would be the rifle I would be carrying.   So it just depends on what a person expects from the rifle during the most frequent intended use.

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    I have a Royale 400 in laminate stock, awesome gun. It’s putting pellet on pellet at 44yds with 18.1 jsb. I’ve never shoot the Streamline, but for what i’ve seen on youtube it’s not the same accuracy. The Royale have more experience in the market, more errors solved over the years and improovements that were making of it a nice piece of equipment. The same happened with the Impact, after the release a great number of errors came with them and then with the time they were solved (at least the majority, it still have more way to go). If i were you i would pick the Royale, sometimes it worth to pay the extra money and even more when you plan not to have the rifle for years. Sometimes the cheep finish beeing expensive. Ohh, i was forgetting to talk about the ergonomics, the Royale is a master piece in that topic, super comportable and short (for a full lenght rifle) but the Streamline is not that comfortable :) Good luck

    Regards, Manuel

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    B.t.w, the laminate stock is 3.2kg apox, is not heavy at all and it’s a perfect weight to combine bench shooting with hunting seasons :)

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    bltefft
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    “Menttaliist”B.t.w, the laminate stock is 3.2kg apox, is not heavy at all and it’s a perfect weight to combine bench shooting with hunting seasons :)

    
Thanks, just one more reason for me to buy the Royale.

     

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    bltefft
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    I ordered the .22 Royale 400 today.  Walnut stock.

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    That is great.  You will really like it!!

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    bltefft
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    Tracking says it will arrive Mar 1.  Can’t wait.

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    fz1yamaha
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    Had a 400 missed it,after it was gone.You’ll love the wood,impossible not to,Enjoy

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    Peskadot671
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    bltefftTracking says it will arrive Mar 1.  Can’t wait.

    Please do a review and post some pics when it arrives.

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    alex2865
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    Why not put a huma reg and a tar spring kit.ant u be good to go on the Mrod.alex

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