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Fx Impact - Talk To Me

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by hamza, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. hamza

    hamza Busy Member

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    So further in my quest for the ultimate plinker I'm taking a closer look at the FX Impact.

    It seems there were a lot of problems with early one, am I right in thinking these are sorted out now? Is it still th case if you buy a new one expect it to back at least once?

    I'd be looking at a Mk1 I think given that Mk2 are essentially non existent. How I can tell how old a Mk1 is though and whether or not it has the newer STX barrel in it.

    Were there any changes within the Mk1 and anything to avoid when buying one?

    Are they even worth getting in sub 12? Or should go and get an FAC first then get an FAC version? (And then where would I even shoot it, I don't hunt).

    How much should I expect to pay for a used Mk1? How about an almost new one from a RFD with 9 months warranty still on it?

    @Air arms boy i know, I know RTI Priest 2 right? Just not sure I'd be able to sell it on without taking a massive loss on it when I get bored with it or decide I don't like it. Also information on them in sub 12 format is a bit sparse.

    Thanks all!
     
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    mmamonster Big Poster

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    I had my mark 1 from day one, never had any problems with it and I have alot of top end guns so I have a right to compare it.
    Its lighter than my other guns, more accurate than my bobcat, pulsars, cricket, hw100, wolverine.
    There is just something about it.

    Some people will slag fx off, weather they have owned one or not. It's just what they do to justify not spending there money.

    I read on a forum that the latest version come with a full shroud and not the telescopic shroud. I don't know how true this is.

    Atb
    Mart
     
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    Air arms boy Wear sunscreen!

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    Really....good luck with your impact ownership you will need it:D
     
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    For now I'm exploring and seeing if it fits what I want... though it does seem a dose of luck may be needed
     
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    The problem is generally not the gun, it's the people who tinker with them and muck them up, then blaming the gun.

    If you get a S/H one that hasn't been tinkered with you will be lucky indeed IMO, the safest bet with the IMPACT is to get the version before the MKII which came out late last year, it has 3 horizontal lines above the trigger-guard, MKII variants can be made from this by changing the gauges and the mag system, except for the increase in power available which for 12FPE is of no use.
     
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    I am sure that to a degree that is true but the biggest problem is fx themselves. They release a new gun every other week before they have sorted out issues on the previous model.

    No two Impacts ( likely other models too) are leaving the assembly line built the same even though they are supposedly built to the same spec.
    Fixed shrouds on some, telescopic on other, large plenum, small plenum, new gauges, old gauges Even the USA version seems to have varied parts, some fitted with one piece valve, others two.

    It would seem that guns are being made from whatever parts are laying around.

    QC does seem a little ambiguous at fx.

    Bb
     
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    For a £1700 gun that sounds abysmal!
     
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    Had my MKII since May this year, hasn't missed a beat yet. I was a little disappointed that it came with the extending shroud, as mentioned they were supposed to arrive with a fixed shroud & silencer. It has got the new guages & 28 shot mag system though. I would agree that quality control in terms of bit's fitted is a bit lacking and suggests that they are using bits up on assembly, but function is fine so far.

    John :)
     
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    MkII for a week and as youd expect no issues at present. It's the fac version and pretty much one hole groups with .25 JSB 25 grain at 25yards.
     
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    I should hope so at 25yards. Even my old Relum would that :)

    Hopefully it's still grouping right at 50yards when you get a chance to try it out at longer ranges.
     
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    I didn't see much point in attempting to zero at 50yards until its sorted closer. 50 is my next step
     
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    That was new right?

    Any ideas on second hand values?
     
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    New MKII no idea on second hand.
     
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    If you want one and you have the dosh buy one mate, life’s to short to worry about what potentially could happen, I bought one and haven’t regretted it a single bit, mine makes me smile every time I pull the trigger and amazes me how consistent and accurate it is, a year and a half down the line and over 10k pellets through it.
    Has to be said I couldn’t justify the money on a sub 12 so I went .25 FAC.
    If you buy a second hand one, don’t worry about which version it is, just insist you can test it properly at a range or in suitable conditions off a bench rested etc, if it groups well and you like the feel there’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t buy it.
     
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    Yea see this is the bit that makes wonder if it's a gun that's worth buying in sub 12.

    Maybe I should get an FAC license first if I really want one? My big question this is, where would I use a FAC rifle? Not for plinking in the garden and none of my local clubs allow FAC... which then brings me back to is the Impact a good choice at all. Confusing!
     
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    If you have no where to shoot fac then you wouldn’t be granted one anyway.

    I had one of the latest mk1 impacts, had the 3 lines on the block. Was fitted with the latest amp reg and I loved it. Put a huge smile on my face but, it was terrible over the first 5 or 6 shots after being stood a while, overnight sort of thing. First shot would be 50-60fps low, then it would creep up over the next few. Then be fine and quite consistent, if shot quickly, if shot slowly then it wouldn’t be as consistent. I rectified it with reg pressure and hammer tension but it sent it over 12ft lb so had to drop it back down. Couldn't eradicate that inconsistency in it. Sold it off in the end but I would have another, as a plinker/hunter I think they’re ideal but it would go to airfecfive to be sorted properly if I got another. So personally if I were you and you want one then just try it out and see if it’s consistent, or factor in sending it off to airfective when pricing it. I wouldn’t rely on fx sorting out their QC issues. Mine had the latest reg and it still want great.
     
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