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Airgun World - October 2016
Airgun World - November 2016
RELEASED NOVEMBER 2013
AGW – 01/2014
AIR ARMS CONFIRM FTP900 NOW BEING SHIPPED. LARGE AMOUNT PRE-SOLD. NEW ORDERS COMING IN EVERY DAY.
AGW – 09/13 – REVIEW PT1
3 YEARS IN DEVELOPMED.
FIELD TARGET PRECISION
INPUT FROM TOP FT SHOOTERS
AIM WAS TO MAKE THE RIFLE THE BEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORKD
LOOKED AT FEEDBACK FROM EV2 USERS.
NICK JENKINSON ASKED FOR INPUT INTO THE ULTIMATE FIELD TARGET STOCK. AIR ARMS PUT FINISHING TOUCHES TO IT BASED ON THEIR OWN RESEARCH.
SENT TO MINELLI WITH AA INITALLY WANTING RED, WHITE & NBLUE LAMINATE. RED TOO PINK.
BACK AND FOR THE BETWEEN AA/NICK/MINELLI UNTIL HAPPY.
WAVE FROM REAR OF ACTION TO FORE-END.
CURVED ACTION BLOCK
RAINDROP SHAPED DETAIL ON SHROUD
ALL NEW FIRING VALVE
NEWLY DESIGNED BARREL CONFIGURATION
MULTI PORTED AIR STRIPPER
FULLY FLOATING. LOTHAT WALTHER MATCH BARREL
BRACKET WITH SING OUT SPIRIT LEVEL. FIXED TO CHASIS RATHER THAN STOCK.
SPRING LOADED & HOLLOW PELLET PROBE
FULLY ADJUSTABLE CHEEK PIECE
NEW MULTI ADJUSTABLE BUTT HOOK
ADJUSTABLE PALM REST – UP/DOWN/PIVOT ON BALL JOINTS
FULLY ADJUSTABLE MATCH TRIGGER WITH BUTTON
NEW INLET VALVE COVER THAT RISES WHEN TWISTED TO REVEAL PROBE TYPE CHARGING PORT – CUT DOWN DTIRT/GRIT/PARTICLES GETTING IN
100 PLUS SHOTS
BARREL – 485MM/19IN
WEIGHT – 5KG/11IBS
SAYS LEFT HAND VERSION UNDER DEVELOPMENT
AGW – 10/13 – REVIEW PT2
The FTP is an "evolution" of the EV2 so has many similarities - quite a few parts of the trigger and striker assy are shared and the general setup is very similar, so expect minimal difference in trigger performance and shot development time.
The exhaust valve is a bit smaller in the FTP (it's massive in the EV) but I don't think this makes a lot of difference as the porting is the same size. The FTP's valve runs in a plain bearing (rather than
directly in the block) which in theory should aid consistency but I'm not sure how much real world difference it makes.
The sidelever loading bolt setup on the FTP is tidier and a bit more chunky, while the machining of the block is a lot more elaborate. Heavy - A lot of FT shooters have half a tree hanging off their action.
The barrels are the same stock on both guns and are typically excellent.