FX or Styer?

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FX or Styer?

Post by ScottyD » 10 Nov 2019, 12:10 am

Whilst I'm waiting for my licence, I'm trying to decide which way would be best air rifle to go for.

It'll be mostly for competition (maybe including indoor) as well as some pest control around the property and in the shed. I was initially thinking about getting a decent underlever to start with, but I've since been talked out of that and now reckon it'll be a high quality PCP. I've been ploughing through various sites and magazines and think I'm narrowing down to two possibilities, and would appreciate any comments, observations and/or suggestions.

First is the Styer LG110, which I think would be a standout range competition rifle. The other is an FX Impact, which by all accounts I've read/seen is supposed to be insanely good rifle with almost infinite adjustability/adaptability (I handled an FX Gladiator a couple years ago and it felt & looked fantastic)
Also considering the FX Crown, which seems to be a rifle version of the Impact if I'm not mistaken.

I had a bit of a shoot of an Anshutz air rifle which belonged to a very decent bloke at the local smallbore & air rifle club a few weeks ago. His set up was incredible (and expensive), it was so precise :geek: The rifle itself was somewhat skeletonised though (apparently so as to be able to shoot Light Varmint), and I thought something like that might be perfect for solely target work but maybe not so much for hunting/pesting around the place. :problem:

Anyway, please bathe me in your wisdom :wtf:
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Re: FX or Styer?

Post by Strikey » 10 Nov 2019, 6:32 am

If you are going top shelf and will be shooting comps, guessing Air Rifle BR, get the Steyr.
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Re: FX or Styer?

Post by ScottyD » 11 Nov 2019, 2:01 am

Strikey wrote:If you are going top shelf and will be shooting comps, guessing Air Rifle BR, get the Steyr.


Thanks for that Strikey

I'm planning on doing a fair of competition/ general target shooting, but I'll also be doing some pesting around the place as well.

Would you say Styer 's quality is significantly superior to FX's? Say good enough to offset FX's flexibility/adjustability to shoot various calibres/pressures/etc.?

Reckon there could be other considerations I'm not aware/thinking of yet?
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Re: FX or Styer?

Post by SCJ429 » 12 Nov 2019, 7:03 am

I enjoy watching YouTuber Matt Gruber from Air Arms SA. He reviews several high end air rifles plus he is very entertaining and you learn a bit about South Africa along the way.

What do you think of Anschutz rifles?
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