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Hello From Wiltshire

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  1. simmo5159

    simmo5159 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Hello All, just joined forum. Looks as if there is a good spread of topics and information. I am returning to shooting after being asked by my employer to get a FAC and use a 12ftlb gun for wild life control. My main interest was IPSC and IPAS practical pistol shooting, I was also a keen Skeet shooter. The world of airguns has certainly changed since my Theoben Rapid7, (which I have had for 20 years) was considered the pinnacle of airguns. I am looking to buy a FX Crown in .25 as soon as my FAC application can be completed. However in the mean time, I and middle Son have bagged some tasty rabbits and squirrels. On reading this if you have any comments on the FX Crown please contact me. Stay Safe everyone Julian
     
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    HIYA JULIAN . . . . . WELCOME TO OUR AIRGUN FORUM . . . . . ENJOY . . . . . :welcome:
     
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    Another South Wester!

    Welcome....

    A bit Specific about your location, Wiltshire is a big county!


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    A very warm :welcome: to our fine forum Simmo, it’s good to have you join us ….….… :thumb:
     
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    Welcome, the Crown is an excellent choice, you could go with the Continuum in .25 as the short barrel is very handy and compact, the long barrel that also comes with it gives the option of more power or more shots all else being equal.

    The Redwolf is prettier gun and the electronics give an instant 3 power level choice without any need for re-tuning, the trigger is also better than all, if you warm to the fact there is no effective lock time, caliber change is possible but not quite as easy as the FX system, although it's more money than the FX.

    .22 is a more versatile caliber than .25 as the pellet choice is so much wider, to be fair if you want top notch with the FX the 33g JSB pellet is the go-to.

    With .22 you can go from 15g throu-18g and 25g, then even upto 33g, the 25g is the top of the tree as far as 100 yard competition wins go, 18g .22 will give great results around 30-35FPE, 15.89g JSB runs well around 26FPE, the 25g runs well upto 55-60FPE or 65 with the 34g pellet.

    A .25 has a sweet spot of around 40FPE with the 25g and the 33g around 60FPE, so you see the .22 will run you mid 20's upto 60, whereas the .25 has a smaller energy window of versatility, not trying to put you off the .25 at all it's a great caliber but be sure if you only want one gun.
     
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    You were right, also Melksham!
     
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    Some great info, I was contemplating using the Crown with Slugs, Most things I need to hit will be 70 yards or so and I believe the slugs handle the wind better, However lots of practice and testing will be required. I have asked for several FAC slots for .22 and .25 along with .17HMR for the longer stuff. I enjoyed my time reloading and testing rounds in the past, this TUNING is much the same, I will go with the JSB to start and work from there.
    Just found Giles reviewing the Redwolf, very much the same thing, Ill stick with FX, I also like the synthetic stock, and it saves some money.
     
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    When this crap is all over.... Give us a shout


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    Makes sense with synthetic then, I have 5 Crowns, but to be fair (I test slugs for manufacturers) the JSB .22 knockout is by far the best "overall" option for slugs currently, the FX hybrid is about 3-4 times the price from memory, I have bucket loads of .25 slug samples and I have yet to find any I am truly comfortable with, that are also reasonably priced AND easy to get hold of, JSB have not released the Knock out in .25 yet simply because they can't get it to work!

    Sounds like you have a lot to look forward to with some new toys then!
     
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    Welcome to the forum Julian.
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    Howdy and :welcome: to the forum. It's a great community.:up: [​IMG]
     
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