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FX Airguns Crown VP Synthetic Reviews

FX Crown VP MkII PCP Air Rifle, Synthetic Stock

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 5.0

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By PKJ from USA on 2019-12-21 15:04:02

Things I liked:

Ergonomics, weight and shot count not to mention the looks. Also, I gave this gun a 4 star for accuracy. This was a hard decision because when the gun is on it is really on. My best pellets are the JSB 18.13 gr. followed by the JSB 15.89. I have found that I have to clean the barrel often to keep the accuracy spot on or it will diminish. I have to clean this barrel more so than my other pcps.

Things I would have changed:

I don't know if I'm sold on the telescoping shroud. My poi is slightly different from in to out. I have decided to just leave the shroud in and call it a day. The gun is actually not that loud with the shroud in.

What others should know:

Just keep your barrel clean and get a chronograph to see what velocity different pellets shoot at for best accuracy and at different hammer spring settings. Yes, I would buy this gun again in a heart beat. My best advice is if your serious about air gunning and pcps skip the lesser value guns. During my air gun journey I have had many lesser guns. Often it has taken me 3 tries to get a good gun with much frustration. My many thanks go out to Pyramid Air for all of the help and understanding not to mention returns I had to send back. Pyramid Air stood with me with their fantastic customer service and helped me through. Because of Pyramid I'm where I am today enjoying these guns and shooting everyday!

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

2.0 2.0

2.0 2.0

4.0 4.0

By Gregory from USA on 2020-05-12 16:34:37

Things I liked:

Good machining and finish. The action is smooth and the magazine performs perfectly. Out of the box the barrel was reasonably clean which is more than you can say for a lot of guns. The power and hammer adjustments are simple and pretty straight forward. It shoulders nicely but has far less stock adjustment than I would have expected on a rifle at this price point. The air capacity is great and I did not find the weight of the steel bottle vs teh carbon fiber bottle to be a significant concern. Very nice smooth trigger

Things I would have changed:

Plan to bolt thru the stock if you want to attach a stable bipod to the rifle. There is really no reason not to have a rail already integrated into the stock. But mostly, plan to thoroughly inspect the rifle when you take it out of the box. And hopefully you bought this rifle already equipped with the skills to work on it yourself to fix the minor issues and possibly the major issues. I would definitely change the indifference and slow responses to problems demonstrated by FX USA.

What others should know:

I would love to give this gun a good review. I own 5 other airguns including a couple top springers (Weihrauch HW97K and Diana model 48). But I bought two of these rifles; one for myself and one for a neighbor. The neighbor's gun was accurate and he was enjoying it thoroughly when after about 50 pellets the cocking arm failed. He was able to repair it by putting in a critical screw that had been left entirely out of his gun. The rifle I had leaked air but seemed to stop after some shooting. I put it away to work with other guns for a couple months. Short version, the rifle still leaks and the regulator response is painfully slow. BUT, repair under warranty; right? Um, first no response from FX USA. Complaint to FX International got me a US phone number where I was told they were sorry about the problems but couldn't deal with repairs until the shut-down is over. Every other airgun company can, but not FX. Totally disappointed in quality control and response. Sad.

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  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I have the 22 caliber version. Extremely accurate, well made, and easy to shoot. The cocking effort is reasonable, and the trigger is crisp and light. The gun balances well and it is fairly light and compact. Good shot count and shot to shot consistency. Very quiet with the stock moderator. Buy it, you will not be disappointed.

    Things I would have changed:

    Could be a bit more powerful with heavy pellets. Adjusting the internal and external hammer spring tension, and the regulator settings only results in modest power increases.

    What others should know:

    The first Crown VP that I received leaked air and I returned it. Pyramid Air promptly sent me another gun and this one works well. The magazine has a small o-ring on the cover. This holds the magazine in place in the receiver. On one magazine it fell off and I used a piece to tape to create a friction fit in the receiver.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Extraordinaria rifle

    Things I would have changed:

    Nating

    What others should know:

    fantastic

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    This thing is a tack driver....originally got in .25 added a .30 cal. Barrel kit and changing is a dream easy and retains point of impact after each change....so i now have 2 calibers with 1 gun!! I shot and zeroed for the original. 25...then installed the .30 was on left and right but after tuning for the .30 and bumping up the reg to 140 from 130 of the .25 was spot on... Reinstalled the .25 and found it to be 1 inch off was all!!! I now can dial in for both calibers!!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Wish it had a sling stud ..

    What others should know:

    Great gun for the price!! You won't be disappointed if you step up to the crown!!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    This thing is a tack driver....originally got in .25 added a .30 cal. Barrel kit and changing is a dream easy and retains point of impact after each change....so i now have 2 calibers with 1 gun!! I shot and zeroed for the original. 25...then installed the .30 was on left and right but after tuning for the .30 and bumping up the reg to 140 from 130 of the .25 was spot on... Reinstalled the .25 and found it to be 1 inch off was all!!! I now can dial in for both calibers!!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Wish it had a sling stud ..

    What others should know:

    Great gun for the price!! You won't be disappointed if you step up to the crown!!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Wasn't a fan of the telescopic shroud but it tames the bark of this gun a lot. The feel is unlike anything I've felt before, soft and grippy. The gun functions and looks amazing and most importantly it's function is beyond my expectations. Bought this to mainly shoot hybrid slugs in .22 I as of right now cannot give a reliable fps from the box meaning no hammer adjustment screw adjusted, no reg adjustment either, it's straight from the box, whilst breaking it in max fps I recorded was 875 with th hybrid slugs but that may just increase as it settles in more and more.

    Things I would have changed:

    Only thing I'd change are the FX factory pressure gauges, these gauges are pure garbage and I think FX should really look into this. It's through other reviews I decided to get 2 from Huma to replace the stock gauges and it was a good move as I received the gun and removed the stock gauges the one that was on the reg still read 20 bar and it wasn't even attached to the gun.

    What others should know:

    The Crown just like the impact is capable of many, many things so I believe whatever you want from a PCP can be attained with this Crown which is brilliant but as for now I'll stick to the hybrid slugs because of their amazing BC.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Tac driver lighter than it looks

    Things I would have changed:

    Little regulator creep

    What others should know:

    I know lots of money but if you can afford buy it you won't be disappointed caliber changes buy one gun and get different barrels can't miss

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is by far the best airgun I have ever bought. You can just feel the quality when you pick it up. As you can see in all the videos on this gun, it is very accurate, very adjustable, totally reliable, has an extremely smooth action and is super quiet. I have tried 4 or 5 different pellets in it, and they all shoot perfectly. I bought this because it was hundreds of dollars cheaper than the regular Crown with laminated stock and a carbon fiber bottle. Other than those two things, it is just the same. Pyramid Air sent it out one day after I ordered it, even during this time of a reduced work force due to the virus. It arrived in a couple of days in a very nice case which is big enough to hold the rifle and whatever scope you mount on it.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like to be able to reduce the power just a little more, since all of my shooting is backyard plinking.

    What others should know:

    This is one of the best, if not the best, airgun you can buy. At this price, it can't be beat.

  • 2.0 2.0

    2.0 2.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Good machining and finish. The action is smooth and the magazine performs perfectly. Out of the box the barrel was reasonably clean which is more than you can say for a lot of guns. The power and hammer adjustments are simple and pretty straight forward. It shoulders nicely but has far less stock adjustment than I would have expected on a rifle at this price point. The air capacity is great and I did not find the weight of the steel bottle vs teh carbon fiber bottle to be a significant concern. Very nice smooth trigger

    Things I would have changed:

    Plan to bolt thru the stock if you want to attach a stable bipod to the rifle. There is really no reason not to have a rail already integrated into the stock. But mostly, plan to thoroughly inspect the rifle when you take it out of the box. And hopefully you bought this rifle already equipped with the skills to work on it yourself to fix the minor issues and possibly the major issues. I would definitely change the indifference and slow responses to problems demonstrated by FX USA.

    What others should know:

    I would love to give this gun a good review. I own 5 other airguns including a couple top springers (Weihrauch HW97K and Diana model 48). But I bought two of these rifles; one for myself and one for a neighbor. The neighbor's gun was accurate and he was enjoying it thoroughly when after about 50 pellets the cocking arm failed. He was able to repair it by putting in a critical screw that had been left entirely out of his gun. The rifle I had leaked air but seemed to stop after some shooting. I put it away to work with other guns for a couple months. Short version, the rifle still leaks and the regulator response is painfully slow. BUT, repair under warranty; right? Um, first no response from FX USA. Complaint to FX International got me a US phone number where I was told they were sorry about the problems but couldn't deal with repairs until the shut-down is over. Every other airgun company can, but not FX. Totally disappointed in quality control and response. Sad.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    VP stands for Value Price, and that should have been BAVA ( Best Airgun Value Anywhere ) because the discount price for a air rifle that has won the Extreme Bench Rest Championship and is much less than a Impact. I tested my .22 Crown on a NRA 50 foot small bore target and have scored 96 out of 100 with a front rest only. I expect to be able to shoot a perfect 100 on a calm day. That is not easy target for Anschutz .22rf target rifle. The 10 ring is the same size of the head of a pin. The trigger is a crisp 1 pound.

    Things I would have changed:

    I was not to crazy about the high capacity .22 magazine since I am used to loading 10 or less at my gun club, so I purchased a mini magazine that holds 11 pellets. I like the smaller magazine. It was only $49.

    What others should know:

    I plan on buying the .25 600mm Barrel to shoot some 100 yard targets and some NRA .22 rf silhoettes with 32 grain pellets.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    Ergonomics, weight and shot count not to mention the looks. Also, I gave this gun a 4 star for accuracy. This was a hard decision because when the gun is on it is really on. My best pellets are the JSB 18.13 gr. followed by the JSB 15.89. I have found that I have to clean the barrel often to keep the accuracy spot on or it will diminish. I have to clean this barrel more so than my other pcps.

    Things I would have changed:

    I don't know if I'm sold on the telescoping shroud. My poi is slightly different from in to out. I have decided to just leave the shroud in and call it a day. The gun is actually not that loud with the shroud in.

    What others should know:

    Just keep your barrel clean and get a chronograph to see what velocity different pellets shoot at for best accuracy and at different hammer spring settings. Yes, I would buy this gun again in a heart beat. My best advice is if your serious about air gunning and pcps skip the lesser value guns. During my air gun journey I have had many lesser guns. Often it has taken me 3 tries to get a good gun with much frustration. My many thanks go out to Pyramid Air for all of the help and understanding not to mention returns I had to send back. Pyramid Air stood with me with their fantastic customer service and helped me through. Because of Pyramid I'm where I am today enjoying these guns and shooting everyday!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    i like this air rifle it very good shooting gun

    Things I would have changed:

    need to find the way to put gun strap on

    What others should know:

    the best air rifle

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    For the money its a great deal,already have a carbon fiber bottle 500 cc on it. Other then the bottle its a full blown crown.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    If you are just getting into airguns this would be your best purchase at a reasonable price. You would have one of the best airguns money can buy.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This is my first FX air rifle, and it is easy to understand why all serious shooters and competitors use FX rifles. It is superior to all conventional guns, and the quality and performance matches Air Arms and Daystate, and others at this level. I particularly like the flexibility and adjustable range of the Crown. I intend on getting slug liner and maybe another caliber. It is super accurate right out of the box.

    Things I would have changed:

    It would be great if they would change dovetail mount to weaver mount or both as in Hatsans.

    What others should know:

    If you buy an FX gun, you will never go back to a cheaper gun again.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    It's an FX... "Traditional" stock (look and feel)... One hole groups at 50 yards... Instantly became my favorite rifle...

    Things I would have changed:

    Roll back time snd buy one yeats ago when I first heard about FX... Trigger is a little too light for a hunting rifle... Receiver should have cant built in for long range shooting... (Current solutions for this problem are a little mickey mouse) Fill port is a PITA without the DonnyFL extended fill probe...

    What others should know:

    Get one and don't look back... Yes, I CAN do ALMOST all of the same things that I like to do with a Marauder, or a Gauntlet, but not with this much style and clsss...

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the feel of the synthetic stock and the accuracy of the crown. I would have given it a better rating, but I had problems with this Crown .25.

    Things I would have changed:

    Get rid of the extended shroud and encloud an extended fill probe.

    What others should know:

    My crown had an air leak and it was hard for me to accept, so I had to send it back to get another one. The money you pay for an FX, you should not have to have these problems out of the box. Make no adjustments and shoot the gun as is until broken in. Don't even drill your stock for tripod until you are sure that you have a keeper.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    After all the things I have read about the Crown it has not disappointed. This has become my favorite gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    This gun is very quiet, great for backyard shooting.

  • 4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    4.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    I like the fact I can adjust the rifles internals externally. Such as the hammer spring, regulator and transfer port. The new crown unlike the first gen allows the user to adjust the regulator up or down with air in the rifle (AMP REGULATOR). AKA Adjustable match precision. This rifles adjustability for the end user is everything....with the ability to switch calibers on command (177-30 calibers) The new Smooth twist X barrel liner system with the ability to change barrel twist rates for shooting pellets and or slugs of different weights and sizes. This rifle is a tinkerers dream. Without having to be a expert air Smith. You are going to want to do your homework but fx has made it easier for the end user to play with the rifles settings. The triggers on all fx guns are one of the best coming in at around 12oz break and fully adjustable for length of pull, break weight 1st and 2nd stage. There is so much more to tell about this rifle. Youtube can help where I'm running out of space.

    Things I would have changed:

    The price is to much for most. The crown VP has got it down for 2k to 1350.00 and that's helpful for some but out of reach for most. There are also more Sharpe edges on the rifle then I would like to see. Maybe round of them edges more. Get ride of the telescopic shroud I think it's kind of gimmicky and put a moderator that thing. Offer a weaver scope base and add 20moa or so with in that scope base. Them no limit rings are SO EXPENSIVE.

    What others should know:

    With all expensive high-end air rifles do your homework, speak to real world buyers as they will know the rifle best. Know what your getting yourself into. With all air rifles, they will always need maintenance so if you cannot do the work yourself make sure to have someone that can. And as always enjoy the rifle. I know the hype can be so great we spend more time watching videos then shooting..... JSB 25 and 34 grain shoot great out of the pellet liners at 850 to 900 fps. I can not speak for slug liners there are plenty of guys doing the research and development on that end. Also dont be a fired to try other pellets as you mite find some that work for you.

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