Used FX Crowns for sale

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    warlord
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    For a very new and expensive product there seems to be a lot of used sales. Am I wrong? Just curious.

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    DeutschKSK
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    I was thinking the same thing to be honest.. I’d still like to try one out though. Doubt it would ever replace my war flex. 

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    intenseaty22
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    Yup! I mentioned this a couple days ago. Even if there’s nothing really wrong per se, it gives you pause to wonder. 

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    Saltlake58
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    Maybe just a case of air gunning maturing.  Folks that got excited about the  Crown and bought in the hype are seeing that it’s just a gun. An incredibly accurate gun, but it’s tying up $2000 they could spend on something else.

    ​Considering the number sold by FX, only seeing a handful in the classifieds and other locations doesn’t seem that surprising.  I liked one in the classifieds today, Likes hunting and didn’t want to risk scratching the stock.  Just too nice a gun. More like something to hang as a bit of art rather than shoot.

    ​This is good for me!  I’m looking for an Impact or Crown.  Maybe now is the time to go used?

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    intenseaty22
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    All very plausible. But still. If all I was worried about was the scratches though, I would shelve it until the new synthetic stocks are available for order. 

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    Keyman62421
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    One of 2 things. 
    1. Latest and greatest fad still cant beat the impact ,overall.
    2 Momma saw the cc statement from her moth eaten house robe.
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    kayaker
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    Was thinking the same yesterday. Bet there will be a big run on the dreamline !

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    hawkeye69
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    I think in many cases need is secondary to desire.

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    Dairyboy
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    “DeutschKSK”I was thinking the same thing to be honest.. I’d still like to try one out though. Doubt it would ever replace my war flex. 

    My thoughts as well! However I cant really afford another gun costing that much lol
     

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    DeutschKSK
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    I could swing the synthetic one perhaps. I hope the store near me gets some in so I can check it out. 

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    NMshooter
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    Unfortunately for most people, it is not possible to hold one and shoulder one before the purchase. So they are buying sight unseen. I am within a days drive of AOA and have been able to stop in and handle all the rifles I have been interested in. There have been a few that I knew in a few seconds that this was not the rifle for me. I can only image the horror of ordering a $1500.00+ rifle and before even shooting it you know you are putting it back up for sale.
    I also believe, there are quite a few guys that just gotta try a new gun and only keep it for a while before moving on to the next gun. This helps keep them interested in the hobby.

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    warlord
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    A couple of good points!!

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    2D1C
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    There were three on the other day!  I was looking for one used  a while back and nothing, so I bought a new one. These aren’t that much cheaper than new.
    These guns are really amazing!

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    Boombots74
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    Not sure why there are so many crowns for sale. But if I had to guess…pure coincidence would be one. Biting a little more than the user can chew. Meaning the adjustability aspect may be too complicated for some users,  just too much for them to comprehend. Or they could be looking for something different, I know I am all the time.

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    Saltlake58
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    Boombots – might be right.  Me thinks some people made one of two mistakes, or both.

    1. they thought the Crown would be the magic to make them champions at EBR without effort, then found out that it takes a gun, and years of practice and tuning, and luck.
    2. the gun is just too pretty to take out of the case, and at $2 grand, people didn’t want to deface their pride and joy.

    Then, how many other guns, scopes, bipods, bags, tanks, compressors, etc, could you buy for $2000?  

    For many, the high dollar gun sounds like a dream come true, but it’s sure expensive for that last little bit of accuracy (and you might scratch it!)

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    Groundhog
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    Man some might pass out if they had seen me belly crawling with the Crown to get 100 yard shot on a groundhog this past weekend lol . Mine isn’t going anywhere anytime soon , hell it will take me a year to tune and test the combinations I want to try . As good as the rifle is its probably not for everyone and some times you have to live with one for awhile to figure that out . I think a large portion of us airgunners have no choice but to buy blind unfortunately .

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    Saltlake58
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    Blind is an understatement.  I have probably the second largest airgun retailer in the US about 3 miles from me, Airgun Depot, but they don’t have a showroom, only a warehouse.  Utah Airguns is about an hour away, but, driving down isn’t easy.  I’ve got 5 or 10 shops selling powder burners within 5 minutes of my house.  It’s a completely different world.  Really no chance to hold, shoulder, shoot, shoot the bull, or anything else we think of with a traditional gun shop.

     

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    lavahunter
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    I wanted to try the Crown out, and its a lot cheaper for me to buy it, try it and if I decide to, sell it at a couple hundred $$ loss then it is to drive to a retailer who has one I can try out.

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    Saltlake58
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    That’s great for those of us in the used market.  I just bought an Impact, used in .25 from AOA.  It was $1500.  Even here, it was a leap of faith.  The gun is listed as Excellent condition, but you never know about the internals until you get it.  At least this way, if I can’t stand the gun, I can sell it for something close to what I paid.  I think I’ll like the gun though, otherwise I wouldn’t have purchased.

    Still, so many high end used guns provides opportunities to us cheapskates out there.

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    rwt61
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    I have a .30 cal synthetic crown but I am still looking so hit me up when one hits the market

     

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