FX Panthera Competition Air Rifle
There has never been a rifle like the FX Panthera from FX Airguns. It is a dedicated slug rifle designed with precision competition in mind, replete with airgun innovation, and it carries on the legacy of FX Airguns of pushing the performance limits of airguns.
For an airgun, the Panthera's technology is a quantum jump. The new Dynamic Block, a redesigned breech block created from the ground up for performance slug firing, is where it all starts. The valve used by the Dynamic Block is a small, one-piece design. This High-Power / Short-Impulse Valve has a large airflow capacity while being incredibly efficient.
The Dynamic Plenum, feeding the Panthera is the first of its type. It is an over-the-barrel plenum that offers a constant, controlled pressurized plenum around the barrel, increasing barrel stiffness and enabling the use of various plenum lengths to fit the rifle's caliber and power. The single AMP MKII Regulator maintains precise pressure levels.
The results of the Dynamic Breech & Plenum are extraordinary! Testing has produced consistent 10-shot strings with low standard deviations of 1.0–2.0 and extremely low spreads of 3–4. With the world-class FX Superior STX barrel and premium slugs, this precise airflow management capability will produce competitive victories—and not just in airgun contests. Precision shooters who use 22LR ammunition will appreciate being able to utilize the same BC slugs and weights while still enjoying the control and standard deviations that only FX Airguns can provide.
The Panthera stock was created with competition in mind. It has a barricade block placed close to the breech and a 14.75" long Arca rail with M-LOK sections. You may add internal FX Barrel Weights that attach under the shroud or external weights that are compatible with M-LOK to get the right balance. A completely adjustable buttstock and an ambidextrous cheekpiece help the Panthera fit the shooter even better. The air supply for the Panthera is a 300cc carbon fiber bottle that is attached at the back and is filled using a foster quick disconnect that is also in a conveniently placed spot at the rear.
Compared to earlier rifles, the Dynamic Block features a bigger breech that can accommodate projectiles up to 13mm in length. The Standard Side-Shot Magazine is used, but a newly created deeper lid is added to allow for longer-length slugs. The FX Panthera has the same Quick Tune System as the FX Impact M3, a 20MOA Picatinny scope rail, a zero-angle AR grip as standard equipment, and an ambidextrous side lever cocking handle that may be switched to the left side of the rifle. On the left side of the block, dual-angled manometers display the bottle pressure and the controlled plenum pressure.
FX Panthera Features
- High-Power/Short-Impulse Valve
- Quick Tune System
- Rear Air Source & Fill Port
- Fully Adjustable Rear Stock
- A Specialized Competition Air Rifle
- Built to Dominate .22lr precision rifle competitions
- 156cc Over-the-Barrel Plenum
- Slim Profile Arca & M-Lok Forend
Three variants of the FX Panthera will be available: the Panthera 700, Panthera 600, and Panthera 500. (corresponding to barrel length). As they were designed specifically for slug shooting, the Panthera 600 & 700 come standard with the FX Superior Heavy STX barrel liner. The basic FX Superior STX barrel liner that fires both pellets and light slugs is used by the Panthera 500. Barrels can be changed quickly on the rifle, however only an authorized FX dealer can modify the Panthera's caliber or attach other barrel lengths.
A bag rider, barrel weights, offset M-LOK weights, smaller profile competition Mini-Mag, Picatinny accessory sections, and an optional tungsten hammer are some of the other accessories that will be available to further modify the rifle. The precision rifle industry will never be the same thanks to the new FX Panthera. It shoots and feels like a precision 22LR, with straight-back recoil, but with the kind of razor-sharp accuracy and precision that can only be found in an FX Airgun!