Author Topic: FX .25 caliber, 26 grain, Hybrid Slugs  (Read 278 times)

Alan

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FX .25 caliber, 26 grain, Hybrid Slugs
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:49:47 PM »
Here is the first string shot velocity out of my FX Impact, with the standard pellet liner, into the bullet trap, measured with the FX Chronograph.

881
877
963
909
923
926
923
928
926
926
923
923
926
926
926
926
923
926
923
921
923
921
923
926
921
921
926

I received my 500, .25 caliber, FX Hybrid Slugs today. All I could buy was 500, as they’re in short supply. As soon as I can, and assuming they’ll shoot as good as everyone says they do, I’ll switch over to them.

I do have a new barrel liner coming, that is a bit faster than the stock one (1:23 in lieu of 1:27), which should help their grouping. I won’t know (about the groupings) until I get out to the ranch in the morning (this afternoon wind varying 3 to 5 mph, mostly from the south).

My FX Impact was refilled this morning, after shooting 38 rounds. I suspect that is the reason for the funny velocities of the first four rounds (I’m used to seeing that, by the way).

For those who want to know, the weight of these slugs are 26 grains, with heavier ones coming. The G1 BC is .090, which is a bit more than the .22 caliber ones (.080).

The question remains, are they worth the $15.99 per 100 unit pricing? I hope so, because if I can get everything working like I expect too, I'll double my range, and increase my accuracy a bit along the way.


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Re: FX .25 caliber, 26 grain, Hybrid Slugs
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 04:52:14 PM »
Nice. I received my slugs also, but waiting for new liner before I give them a try.
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Re: FX .25 caliber, 26 grain, Hybrid Slugs
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 11:04:27 AM »
This is a bit tangential but regarding the first shots, had the pressure fallen below the setpoint before you refilled?  If so, the cause may have been the act of refilling it.  You shouldn’t see that behavior if you refill before the pressure falls below the setpoint.
 
Otherwise it is a symptom of pressure creep, but in that case you would be seeing it the first time you pick up the gun on any given day (any time it has sat idle for a few hours).
 
Just mentioning it because the two causes may have different implications depending on how you use the gun.
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Re: FX .25 caliber, 26 grain, Hybrid Slugs
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 12:44:24 PM »
The first 2 or 3 shots fired, after the gun sits say overnight, are a bit slow. Although the gauges are of very good quality, it is difficult to read say 20 PSI. Nonetheless, I believe it is a bit of regulator creep, as the gun it tuned just under the peak.
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