FX airguns have spent countless hours perfecting and pushing the boundaries of what airguns can do. And while the Walnut FX Royale 500 air rifle features many high end cutting edge features, it is presented in a straight forward simple design that shooters will find familiar and comfortable. The FX Royale 500 Walnut is essentially the .25 caliber of the 400 series. 500 standing for the larger 500cc air cylinder that provides the power needed to power this larger caliber. It also features a longer barrel than its smaller caliber counterpart in order to maximize performance and obtain power and velocity needed for this more hunting oriented caliber.
The Royale breech block was developed carefully over years to produce the best breech block and valve system to date on an airgun. The breech is cycled by the super smooth side lever cocking system that advances the 11 shot magazine. Internally between the air cylinder and the breech is a regulator to provide exact and consistent air pressure for each shot. The result is less variance between shot velocity compared to non-regulated air rifles, all of which lends to more accuracy. And really is anything more important!?
The muzzle of the barrel is shrouded and moderated to dampen the noise of the rifle. The barrel itself is an exceptional piece of craftsmanship featuring the patented FX Smooth Twist Barrel technology. Essentially a smooth bore barrel for the first 95% of the barrel, the pellet upon firing has less friction compared to a standard barrel's rifling, so that energy can build more efficiently and quickly. Then the final section of the barrel introduces an aggressive twist, rotating the pellet to stabilize its flight and provide an amazingly high degree of accuracy.
The Royale 500 right out of the box is tuned to where you can expect 55 ft/lbs of power and velocities around 900 fps. All FX rifles are really created and designed towards firing JSB pellets and that is our recommendation. At full power expect to get about 60 shots. If you?d like even more shots and don't need high power, turn down the power of the gun with the 2-step power adjuster on the side of the breech. This will extend the shot count even high as well as reduce the rapport of the gun, both of which are great when you're just getting in some trigger time.
The Royale 500 also features an incredible trigger. Set at just 12oz out of the box, you?ll be amazed that such a high end trigger can be found on an air rifle at this price. Normally triggers like this would only be found on high end field target and 10m air rifles.
Note: .30 caliber version of this gun is available. It's called the FX Boss.
FX Royale 500 Walnut Features
- Ambidextrous walnut thumbhole stock
- .25 caliber FX Smooth Twist Barrel
- Internal pressure regulator
- 2-stage power adjuster
- Sidelever cocking action
- Non removable 500cc air cylinder*
- Max fill pressure is 220 bar (3200 psi)
- Achieve up to 45 ft/lbs of energy
- Fully shrouded barrel
- Adjustable recoil-pad (height)
- Standard 11mm dovetail scope rail
- Removable 11 shot rotary magazine
- Fully adjustable match trigger
- Male quick-disconnect Foster fitting for fast refills
- Includes foam lined hard case
*Note ? 500cc aluminum air cylinder can be removed by loosening set screws on barrel and then 500cc tank can be replaced with the FX 480cc carbon fiber removable air cylinder (which would allow for carrying additional spares as well as lowering gun weight by approx 1 lb.)
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- ManufacturerFX Airguns
- Caliber0.25 cal
- Velocity900 fps
- Barrel StyleFX Smooth Twist
- Fire ModeRepeater
- Gun Weight7.5 lbs
- Overall Length47
- Barrel Length25.5
- Magazine Capacity11
- MechanismPre-charged pneumatic
- Rail11mm dovetail
- Shots per Fill60
- Trigger AdjustabilityTwo-stage adjustable
- Trigger Pull12 oz
- UseSmall Game Hunting/Target Shooting
- Warranty1-year limited warranty
Great wood and the metal work is nice as is the fit and finish.