taipan veteran VS impact X

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    tsakula
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    hey guys. i am happy owner of taipan. its the best gun i have ever had (hw100, cricket, leshiy and many more)

    its super accurate and reliable. 

    i started thinking about fx impact X. i always wanted impact but i always was seeing problems about it. bad seals, bad parts, bad screws falling off. 

    can you tell me how good are these last impact batches?  do they need tuning from begining? how accurate are new barrels? how reliable they are?

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    Tweeter
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    Same here, I have wanted to try an Impact since it came out but not sure with all the issues impact owners have had.  I recently almost bought one but decided to get a Veteran instead.  I just had a feeling that the Impact might disappoint me somehow.  I had a mutant previously so with the veteran I knew what I was getting.  I agree, my veteran is the best out of box gun that I have had too.  Interested to hear from some fx owners.

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    tsakula
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    so many fx owners and still no reply

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    Michael
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    What do you want to know?  I've got two impacts. One of the original impacts and the new X model. My original impact had very few problems and it has only been resealed once.  The Impact has had numerous enhancements without renaming it MK1, MK2, etc.

    In my opinion its the most flexible, and easiest to adjust air gun on the market.  The ability to externally adjust everything (including the valve) allows a high level of refinement.

    This is also a double edged sword as I'd guess that the majority of "problems" you read about were a result of the owner improperly adjusting their rifle or trying to make it do something that it wasn't designed for.  But of course less than 1% of users will ever admit fault. 

    Don't just take my word for it,  the search function should help you make an informed decision.

     

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    tsakula
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    thanks Michael. what about X model? was it good out of box?

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    JU
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    I like the FX but it cost double the taipan.

    I removed my original post.

     

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    Jlacouturec
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    those taipan are built like a tank!! regulator is the best out of the box, needs no modification…..

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    stony30
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    Ju – thats a somewhat disturbing story. Atleast the outcome sounds good tho !! Congrats on your new toy. I love my .30 Impact (St barrel). Selling soon tho because of future projects. Can't keep too many toys around. Lol

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    Osprey1
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    Taipan veteran standard .22 all the way 20k shots down the barrel,extremely reliable,well built, rolex jewel of a trigger,imho just as accurate as the impact and hell of a lot cheaper… 

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    AirGunnerOK
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    Michael brings up a great point. Most problems are usually caused by operator errors. But they will never admit it.

    I have two Impact X's. One in .22 cal and the other in .25 cal. Both have been reliable and rock solid. Out of the box, both are laser accurate for the pellet they were tuned for. Prior to use, I went over every inch of the rifle looking for any manufacturing defects. I also ensured that every external bolt I had access to was properly snug. Both rifles are tight and have the solid feeling like an "exotic sports car".

    If you want an Impact X, go out and buy one. Shop around for a vendor that conducts QC on the rifle prior to shipping to the customer. I know of one vendor that has a technician who physically inspects each rifle, performs a 24 hour leak test, and test fires the rifle to ensure it is functioning correctly. They even provide a picture of the shot group and chronograph numbers to boot. You just can't go wrong.

    Happy Shooting

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    sonny
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    I bought a Impact in December 2017 standard smooth twist barrel .25 cal. shot the 25gr pellets very well @900fps. The mag (16)round loaded the 25grs perfect but the 34grs wouldnt load in the mag correctly (to tight). I got Ernest at FX to modify it for me and now it loads fine. I adjusted the gun Reg,HS,and VS to shot the heavys @850fps and she shoots pellet on pellet out to 60yrds (as far as i have shot) with a average group of around 1/2 inch ctc.I found the reg creeps if you let it sit over night and takes a couple shots to get on target(shoots the first 2 to 4 shots low)This is my best group to date 5shots at 58yrds off bipod and rear bag. Ill be honest I love my impact!

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    ThomasHooker
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    I’ve had my .25 Impact for almost a year now and love it and amazing accuracy but has given me just one problem about a breech o ring, other than that it’s literally the perfect Airgun and can’t see ever getting rid of it and would highly recommend it. Just this morning have been sniping water bottles from 200 Yards constantly, it’s simply amazing

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    sonny
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    Ive been lubing my pellets not sure if thats been helping the pellets slide by the breech o ring so far no problems.

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    tsakula
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    looks like impact x is better than original one. 

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    stony30
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    sonny

    Ive been lubing my pellets not sure if thats been helping the pellets slide by the breech o ring so far no problems.

    Why don't you just leep your probe lubed ? That will keep your oring lubed.

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    Hunt4Dinner
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    I’m not a real big help since I have never shot or held any type of impact but I do own a veteran. My veteran .25 is very well built and very accurate. I would buy another in an instant if something were to happen to this one. I could have afforded any Airgun I wanted when I got my veteran but I ended up choosing it because of all the good words and reviews it got. I’m glad I did. 

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    Dan1
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    I just bought a Veteran standard .25, got it Friday l love this gun well build and very very accurate.

    And i did order the Vulcan 2 in .22 should be here next week.

    As for an FX never had good luck with my fx Royale 400 barely put 30 pellets, had to send it twice to be fix twice for the same problem it took over two and half month to get it back than i had to traded in and lost good money on that, and the problem wasn't fix. I hate to put any company down but that is the fact. Maybe it was my bad luck.

    That's why I went with the Veteran and Vulcan2 not much problem with these gun, I was also looking for an RM5 but never was available in stock.

    Good luck Dan.

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    riazp
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    Hi,

     

    I have two Impacts, first one is a version 1, was poorly finished, edges were dull, pic rail was horrible, reg leaked at the adjuster screw, reg creeped, cocking handle was wobbly, cocking block has a pin that cycles the hammer, it bent through repeated cocking, trigger was hopeless,  telescopic shroud was wobbly when extended and to top it off the .22 smooth twist barrel wouldn’t group at 20 meters…

    I adjusted the gun so much that I actually became a bit of a pro, even had to prove to the dealer that I didn’t stuff anything up by adjusting the reg, version one reg adjuster had a very sharp edge that would gouge the piston if adjusted a lot…

    Long story short, I still have this gun, it now has a good .177 st barrel, it’s amazing. Shoots 10 grain JSB at 915 FPS out to 100 like a lazer with a crazy shot count of 190 shots per fill.

    Second Impact is two weeks old, it’s a thing of beauty, someone at FX is doing something right now, the gun is finished like a 2000 dollar  gun now, everything lines up and is rock solid, feels like a tank.

     

    There are numerous updates internally and externally, all the issues I had have been addressed, save one, that I can live with, the reg still creeps about 7 bar overnight. 

    My gun came in .22, think that the dealer had been testing a non choked liner and forgot to remove it so shooting 18 grain jsb was not good, called him up and we changed the liner in 5 minuets and the gun now shoots lights out.

     

    The moral of the story is that the gun can be whatever you want it to be, I had every problem known to impact and should have gotten rid of it but I recognised the modularity of the platform affords drop in fixes or replacement of parts and for me this was more valuable than the problems.

    My takeaway from my Impact experience has been that a bad barrel can affect any gun, but too often bad barrels relegate the entire platform, as a platform the Impact is simply unrivalled.

     

     

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