My new Crown .25 is a shooter!

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    stoti
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    I got a new FX Crown .25 last week while on vacation but only got to shoot a bit while we were away.  I finally had time to shoot this morning so I got up at sunrise & got to shooting. I shot one magazine from 30yds to make sure it was sighted in where I wanted & take a couple of decibel readings with the shroud in/out & the Shogun mounted. I loaded a full magazine, dialed the scope according to Chairgun Pro, moved back to 50yds. & shot my first 16 shot group. I was so thrilled, I had to upload a picture. For me this is a phenomenal 50yd group & I didn't really even try that hard because my intention wasn't to shoot a great group and boast about it. I was just kind of getting started dialing things in from 50yds. This Crown has got me very excited because I'm sure I can do better! Stoti

     

    Sorry there is nothing in the picture for perspective. There is a nail in the upper left corner, a .177 hole below and the strands of straw above the target.

     

    After I typed this, I wondered how small the group was myself…I went out with a ruler and took another picture.

     

     

     

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    golfer70
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    Congrats on the new gun! Please keep us posted on what you learn and how your groupings go. It doesn’t count if you don’t send pictures however. ?

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    Spray1Mark
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    Using magazine?

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    MoeHofer
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    Indeed phenomenal! Thank you for sharing this with us. Doing that with 5 shots would be great, but 16! Wow! 

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    stoti
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    Yes magazine. Single shot tray is on the way.

     

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    Jabba954
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    The Crown at 30yds is going to get boring fast – even at 50 there's only so many times you can try to punch out the numbers on a target because you've gotten bored with bullseyes… 75-100 yards is still sub-MOA easily.

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    Hynzie
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    nice pics congratz on the new rifle ,,,are u using a HAWKE SCOPE

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    stoti
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    Athlon Argos BTR 8-34×56 I already had. 

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    Crusher
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    Nice shooting. Love my Crown.

     

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    dirtbikerick
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    Congrats on your new rig, I love my crown .25, I shoot the 25.39s at HS4, 33.95s at max, almost no POI change between the two. What stock did you get?, pics!

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    stoti
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    I got the synthetic stock. I love the laminates but this stock is over a pound lighter and $400 cheaper. Really didn't want to spend 2 G's.

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    fe7565
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    Excellent group, especially for a 16 shot!  Certainly can't say it was luck.  Great rifle and shooter.  When you get a chance let's see at 75 and 100 yards.

    Curious about the moderator.  Does your POI or group size change with and without the added Shogun and with shroud in/out?

     

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    Str8tshooter
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    Nice Rifle and Shooting! 

    But I am really interested in your Straw Bale Backstop, how well does it perform? Is one bale sufficient? How often is it necessary to change out? 

    Thanks! 

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    stoti
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       The straw bales work great! I've got a piece of plywood leaning up against the bales on the backside, just in case a pellet were to make it through the bales. The only time I heard a pellet hit the plywood is when the pellet went between the upper and lower bales. My fault, I placed the target on the seam without thinking about that happening. Now that I'm aware and place my targets accordingly, I've never had it happen again.

       The reason I started using the hay bales in the first place was because the pellets hitting my old backstop were so loud. My guns are absolutely backyard friendly because they have DonnyFL moderators on them. All we ever hear is the hammer, valve and a little poof! They sound almost exactly like my boy's nerf guns! However, the sound of the pellets going through a thick piece of shaggy carpet and still thwacking the plywood made shooting in our backyard a little unnerving. All of my neighbors know I shoot on the property, we all get along great and we have a little over an acre in a very rural area. I still don't like hearing the gun or pellets impacting because it makes me wonder what the neighbors are "really" thinking. These hay bales were $4 each from a nearby farm and give me the piece of mind that there won't pellets ricocheting or making a lot of noise. Cheap insurance! Have a great day. Stoti (Kevin)

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    lamarkeiko
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    stoti, that is some great shooting.  I really wanted to get the exact Crown you purchased because I figured it would be lighter.  I couldn't find any weight specs on the synthetic anywhere and was told by Airguns of Arizona where I purchased a walnut .25 cal that the weight was about the same.  No synthetics were available at the time.  I was pleasantly surprised when I received my rifle that it weighed 6 lb 13 oz, which was lighter than any weight specs I had found.  Did you weigh your rifle before adding any accessories?  I would be curious to know if there is a weight difference.

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    stoti
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    No I didn't, but it feels a lot lighter than the laminates. I was told 1lb. lighter by the folks at Utah Airguns and I never even questioned it because it felt so light. I had both the synthetic and walnut in my hands at the store and went back and forth checking them out. The synthetic was definitely lighter, how much I don't know. I'm sure the walnut's weight varies with wood density too. Stoti

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