There is possibly no better finish stock you could place on your FX Royale series airgun than the black pepper laminate. The Laminate Royale 500 has an amazing black pepper finish that really shows the grain and contrast which will be the envy of your friends. The stock is an ambidextrous thumbhole stock that includes checkering on the foreend and grip to provide both grip and comfort as well as a high degree of quality and beauty.
FX airguns have spent countless hours perfecting and pushing the boundaries of what airguns can do. And while the Laminate 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 Laminate 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 it’s smaller caliber counterpart in order to maximize performance and obtain power and velocity needed for this more hunting oriented caliber.
Like all air rifles made by FX around the Royale breech block, the FX Royale 500 includes an internal regulator and valve system that delivers consistency not found in lesser airguns. The side-lever cocking system is buttery smooth and provides easy follow-up shots without fear of the rotary mag jamming. The breech will stay cocked open upon emptying the 11 shot rotary mag so you won?t mistakenly fire without a pellet, not just wasting air, but more importantly possibly missing out on the perfect shot.
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.
You can expect from your factory tuned FX Royale 500 to achieve up to 55 ft/lbs of power and velocities as high as 900 fps depending on the pellet you choose to fire. With a full 220 bar (3200 psi) fill you should expect approximately 60 full power regulated shots. The internal regulator will insure less variance between shots which allows for a high degree of confidence in shot placements even at exceptional distances not usually associated with airguns. If you don’t want full power the FX Royale 500 is easily adjusted to a lower power setting using the 2 stage power adjuster on the left side of the breech. This will reduce power and extend your shot count if you don’t need full power or are simply target shooting. The Royale 500 also features a fully adjustable two-stage match trigger that is one of the best we?ve fired on a PCP air rifle.
Note: .30 caliber version of this gun is available. It’s called the FX Boss.
FX Royale 500 Laminate Features
- Black Pepper Laminate ambidextrous 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.)