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FX Independence .22

FX Independence .22
 
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$1799.00
SKU FX-Independence .22
Manufacturer FX
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High Power, Side Lever, Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP)

 

Synthetic Stock
Self-Contained PCP

The FX Independence has been referred to as the “holy grail” of airguns. The precharged, self-contained, repeating action is the reason the name is deserved. The various different airgun powerplants all have inherent positive and negative attributes. The spring piston system is self-contained, but suffers from recoil and vibration as well as lending itself to poor repeating capabilities. The multi-pump system is recoilless, but suffers from difficult and time-consuming effort. The precharged-pneumatic system is both recoilless and easily designed as a repeater, but suffers from requiring an external source of power such as a dive bottle or high-pressure hand pump. Until now…

Enter the FX Independence. It is completely independent from an external power supply, however it is still a precharged-pneumatic air rifle and has all the benefits and advantages of all different systems: Easy to charge, zero recoil, very high power, repeating mechanism, extremely quiet, and completely self-contained.

Here is a run through of how the FX Independence works: starting with a full charge, the rifle requires three easy pumps with the onboard pump for every shot taken. The rifle can be fired up to 7 times at full power with match grade consistency before any pumping is required. From this point, 21 pumps would be required to return the rifle to a full charge. The shooter can choose any combination of shots/pumps to match the need of the situation.

The FX Independence is one of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced shooting instruments in the world. Fredrik Axellson, the brain-child of many airgun related patents and the owner of FX Airguns, considers the Independence one of his finest achievements in airgun development. The Independence shares the same super smooth side-lever as the Royale 400. This cocking and loading system is the finest available side-lever, with positive feed as a repeater for sport, or single shot for competition use. The trigger system has upgraded components and lighter springs that allow for very light, safe, and crisp release, and is adjustable for both 1st and 2nd stage weight and travel. The Independence sports a purposeful synthetic stock that is both durable and weather proof. The thumbhole design is comfortable with molded grooves in the grip and fore end surface for a non-slip hold. The weight of the rifle with the stock is just a touch over 8 pounds, making it much lighter than the rifle appears. At the bottom of the fore end resides the largest pressure gauge found on any current air rifle. The large size makes it simple to read by even old, tired eyes and allows for more precise control over the working pressure within the rifle to ensure ultimate consistency. All precharged airguns have what is called a “sweet spot” where the highest level of consistency and accuracy are achieved. The Independence can be kept inside this “sweet spot” for top-level accuracy. Mated to the solid block breech is one of the most accurate barrels ever to be produced. The smooth twist barrels on all Independence rifles have been tested and give reported groups around ½ inch at 50 yards. This unique barrel design is an FX Airguns exclusive and is produced at the FX factory in Sweden with Mr. Axellson overseeing the production and quality control. Each rifle is accuracy tested at the factory for quality assurance. The FX Independence is a top-level target gun as well as a hunting tool deluxe with its near-silent report and quick follow-up capabilities. This revolutionary rifle is at home in the field and at the target range, and is a valued addition to the most discerning airgun collector.

Weight: 8 lbs.
Barrel: 19.5"
Length" 43.5"

Caliber
Velocity fps
Muzzle Energy
.22
 
30 fpe

 

Our Take - FX Independence

Velocity Test Results for the FX Independence

Straight Shooters Use Score
Plinking
Target Shooting
Pest Control
Hunting
5
4
5
5

Let me start by saying the the FX Independence is a very different rifle than most PCP air rifles. And in my opinion, we have to look at this gun from a slightly different perspective. Normally when an Our Take test is done on a PCP rifle, we portray the results of the velocities yielded with different pellets and the number of shots per fill.

We never give "accuracy" results because a rifle in the hands of an exceptional shooter might be a tack driver while the same gun in the hands of a shooter with lesser skills might be considered to be "inaccurate".  In addition, many shooters do not try all the different pellets to see which one a rifle shoots best. Often the shooters use their favorite pellet that has worked will in their other guns regardless of how this gun performs with it. And that is usually a recipe for less than desirable results and the gun is then often reported as "inaccurate".
So for those reasons and others, we don't report on "accuracy". 

You'll note that while we have reported the velocities of the .25 caliber Independence, the "number of shots" section is limited to the first 10 shots. The reason is that this rifle is not about how many shots per fill one can get. Rather it's about the concept of being able to own a powerful PCP without having to buy the rather expensive charging equipment. If a buyer is interested in getting a maximum number of shots per fill from a PCP, this is not the right choice for him.

But where the FX Independence really shines is for the pest control shooter or hunter who rarely takes more than 2-3 shots at a time. This is the shooter that shoots when an opportunity pops up....a squirrel, bird or other pest. It's a "opportunity shoot" situation, not an extended shooting scenario. The Independence simply can't be beat for this shooting situation because the gun has power enough to handle any pest including larger animals. Yet one can take 2-4 shots quickly and only have to pump the gun 3 pumps per shot to bring the rifle back to full power. That's the beauty and the purpose of this rifle. For the pest control shooter or hunter, it doesn't get better than that! And it is quite nice not to have to drag charging equipment along for a field trip.

Grab the gun and a tin of pellets and you're ready to go!

I should also add the the magazine loads easily, the trigger is excellent and the rifle is very quiet for a 45 fpe rifle. So if you're one of the millions of shooters out there that fit this scenario, this is an excellent choice to consider.


.25 Caliber Pellets
 Pellet Name
Pellet Weight (grains)
Ratings at the Muzzle
Ratings at
10 Yards
Ratings at
25 Yards
Ratings at
50 Yards
 Ballistic Coefficient
Name
Advertised
Tested
Velocity (fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Velocity
(fps)
Energy
(ft lbs)
Average Energy
Vortex Supreme 19.91 19.70
922
37
821
30
704
22
551
13
.012
H&N Field Target Trophy 19.91 19.90
913
37
814
29
699
22
547
13
.012
H&N Match 21.14 21.10
900
38
787
29
658
20
489
11
.010
H&N Silver Point
24.38 24.40
862
40
758
31
634
22
472
12
.010
Beeman Silver Arrow 24.38 23.90
872
40
766
31
641
22
477
12
.010
H&N Spitzkugel 24.85 24.90
787
34
711
28
614
21
479
13
.012
JSB Exact King 25.39 25.40
876
43
810
37
726
30
611
21
.017
JSB Predator 26.00 Too Long for Mag





Beeman Silver Bear 26.23 27.00
845
43
760
35
655
26
512
16
.012
Crow Magnum 26.23 26.20
848
42
769
34
669
26
534
17
.013
H&N Hollowpoint 26.23 26.20
849
42
763
34
657
25
514
15
.012
H&N Baracuda Hunter 27.47 27.40
843
43
788
38
715
31
613
23
.019
Benjamin Domed 27.50 27.80
813
41
766
36
703
31
611
23
.021
Benjamin Hunting
27.80
27.70
842
44
781
38
702
30
591
21
.017
Baracuda Hunting Extreme 28.40 28.00
839
44
778
38
699
30
588
22
.017
H&N Baracuda 31.02 30.50
816
45
764
40
695
33
595
24
.019
Beeman Kodiak 31.02 30.40
815
45
772
40
713
34
627
27
.023
Beeman Kodiak Match 31.02 30.70
808
45
757
39
688
32
590
24
.019
JSB Exact King Heavy 33.95 33.90
768
44
727
40
670
34
587
26
.022

Number of Shots using a JSB Exact King 25.39 grain pellet. Gun charged to 3200 psi.
1-10 854
41.4


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