was going to buy an fx impact but????

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    aa_limited
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    that was last year and am not set to buy my first raw a bm500 in stead of the fx impact I was going to buy last year.
    ​I think the quality of the impact clearly sucks. almost ever where I turn or read impact owners having trouple with guns breaking and or not working right.
    raw is one company I keep hearing great things about and I will be placing my order for my raw any day now.
    ​and I like having to wait for my gun to be made.. it makes it more special when you have a custom air gun made for you.
    so what do you think guys. do you think I’m making the right choice by getting a raw bm500 over the fx impact

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    I had a terrible experience with the Impact so wouldn’t recommend it. But not sure if it can be directly compared to a RAW. From what I hear they are long and heavy. If weight and size does not bother you, I would go with a RAW over Impact anytime.

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    Percula
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    You’ve asked a lot of questions, done a lot of research, I’m sure you’ll be happy with your choice.

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    aa_limited
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    for an air rifle.. weight and length  are very important . it helps the keep the rifle stable and pointing in one place.
    ​I did 2 months or reading and research and it has lead me to one gun  maker… raw.
    ​I own daystate air wolf and an air airs s510 limited edition..
    ​the raw will be my next air rifle. my main concern is durability and accuracy.
    in my mind the raw won out over the fx

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    DKL
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    A very wise decision you saved your self a lot of money and a lot of hassel

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    jlc
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    I don’t know anything about a RAW, and i can’t condemn every FX Impact, because there are some good reviews and even major tournaments that have been won by somebody shooting one.  But there are several reviews, comments that there has been issues.  I think several owners have had problems, probably ones that should never occurred.  But this is the internet, you know Fake news, axes to grind etc. so, everything with a grain of salt.

    I’ve had Harley Davidson’s for years, still do, currently a 2015 CVO street glide, and if you went on a few forums you would swear that the shifting linkage is the worse in the world, the dog gone heel shifter keeps breaking.   Well they’ve been making that shifter that way for 50 years, and my personal experience (never had an issue in about 100K miles)  is that if you use the shift linkage like you are trying to crush a beer can, it will eventually most likely slip/break etc.

    I posted the above because of an issue i read on FX that the cocking lever pin broke, now it may be an issue or could it be operator error, i don’t know, if it is operator error i’d still say it should be a little beefier.  A complicated gun, a lot valves, o rings etc. cool, but more things to go wrong.

    I too was interested but while there are a lot of things that i like about it, if and that is a Big IF i buy another gun, it will have a traditional stock, with thumb hole, you’ve go to get comfortable, with a good cheek weld to shoot good consistently. ( at least i do )  So for me anything other than a good stock that will allow that, even tho i think it is a cool gun, i can’t go for.

    Good luck, maybe some actual owners will post.

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    aa_limited
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    the impact has more bad reviews and people with terrible problems with them than any other high priced air gun out there. and that honestly seems to be the way it is

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    AR
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    How’s the air wolf for you? 

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    aa_limited
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    the wolf is shooting .177 and at 14 foot pounds on low power. groups are always around half inch at 50 yards.
    lots of times less than quarter of an inch.
    ​and the trigger is absolutely stunning, I cant ask for any better

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    AR
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    That’s what I figured, seems you alrdy hav the best of the best.. 

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    Eyeshot.25
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    I own an FX Impact and have only had a small leak that was easily fixed. I have shot thousands of pellets through it. I have also read all of the negative reviews. People will most likely spend the time to write about something going wrong with it than they will if everything is working properly. I love the accuracy from such a short platform. If length isn’t something you care about their are lots of great traditional rifles out there.

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    Dairyboy
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    I think your making a good decision on the RAW. I recently got one and am very happy with it

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    PanamaHunter
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    I was in your same position about a year ago, couldn’t decide between the looks and customizing ability of the Impact or the solid build and dependabilty of the RAW HM1000X

    In the end I went with a RAW HM1000X LTR in .30cal, ZERO regrets.  Most accurate gun I’ve ever owned, not one issue with the rifle since I bought it a year ago and if I ever need to service it I know I can change all the seals myself.

    Go with the RAW you wont be disapointed, you can always keep that one for benchrest shooting and if you ever want something more portable get the Impact…or another RAW in .25 with a shortened barrell which is what I plan to do.

    Regards
     

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    rancho
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    See if the guy who builds your gun will email you back and answer your questions. Martin will. See if you can find any of his models and look at the workmanship. It is apparent. Bullet proof build. Get a pup for portability.

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    Widget23
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    Just get the Impact and be happy.

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    zebra
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    Two completely different things. The BM500 is a target rifle. It is absolutely the gun to buy if you plan on entering some benchrest matches. It is absolutely not the gun to choose if you plan on hiking through the woods with it on a hunting trip.

    If the toaster you were going to buy has problems, you don’t buy a coffee machine instead, you find another toaster. 

    I can understand changing your mind on the impact. I did the same thing myself but for anyone here to offer advice that is worth anything, you have to say what you plan on using it for. 

     

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    my intentions are for targets only. I  am not planning to hunt with this set up at all.
    it will be for paper punching and knocking over metal targets.
    I’m not planning on doing any walking with this gun what so ever.

    I’m interested in accuracy only and durablility

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    Erik
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    aa_limitedI’m interested in accuracy only and durablility

    Then why are you considering the Impact? Lol, just kidding

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    even some stores I know of have stopped carrying the impact due to quality control. its not just the  people like us buying them. .
    ​there are some stores that have sold them have had a 90% rejection rate and  didn’t even work before they were sold to the customer.
     

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    I considered the impact last year but turned my nose at it and swore id never buy another air gun again.. the fx guns seem to have way to many issues for the price they are selling for.
    ​seems the raw got my interest back up to to the good reviews and the quality and loving hands on attention.
    ​I know a raw will last and last.. an fx well that’s a toss up and hit and miss
     

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