Check this off the ol’ airgunner bucket list! Not only was I able to go hunting with Justin Jacobson at Utah Airguns for these destructive and disease ridden prairie dogs, but I was also able to beat my personal record for my longest kill shot with the FX Airguns Impact.
We got 278 – 350- and 400 yard kills shots on video, but I will tell you, this prototype of the 800mm FX Airguns Impact barrel kit in .22 cal was dropping slug bombs all around prairie dogs out to 600 yards all afternoon long. It will be a few months till we see these in the wild, but WOW! Just WOW! We are getting .22LR powder burner power with the precision of a Vudoo Gun Works .22LR competition rifle from an airgun!
What blew me away was the stability and adjustability of these new Field Optics ASFPL Tripods from Utah Airguns mounted with the Saber Tactical Arca Swiss rail for the FX Impact and FX Maverick. I have had a love hate relationship with shooting tripods and loved the idea of them to get up off the ground while shooting, but have hated some of the other options I have tried. The milky smooth gimbal head on this thing is what sets it apart from anything else I have ever used in the past. Quick rotation of the locking handle on the gimble and your tracking and adjusting to get on target. Lock it down and you are ready to rock.
Utah Airguns not only carries some of the best gear in our industry for FX Airguns, but the team of people working to tune these guns to perfection is what I love about Justin and his crew. We showed up with our luggage thinking we were going to be checking into our hotel… NOPE! Get in boys – we are driving 4 hours to some ranch land that needs our services. Justin handed us all pre-tuned FX Impacts and every single one of them was dropping slug on slug on a 50 yard zero. All day long I was clicking all the way on on the scope and holding to the very bottom of the glass and consistently dropped MOA groups at HUNDREDS of yards away. Crazy good.